Spring Camps

  • Fleet Science Center

    Grades 1-6

    Upcoming Dates:

    • March 27-31 from 9am-4pm

    Register Here

    Join Spring Camps at the Fleet, where new adventures await each day! Grades 1–6 enjoy a variety of fun and educational STEAM activities and themes.

    If you have any additional questions contact the Education Coordinator.

    To learn more about our program polices and FAQs regarding programs, please click here.


    Members $270

    Nonmembers $300

    Prices listed are for five (5) days of camp.

    Spring Camp Topics 2023

    Gooey Science  

    Grades 1–2 

    Ewww! What’s that? Explore the science of everything slimy, sticky, and ooze-tastic, like oobleck and hagfish slime. Create all kinds of gooey solutions to take home.  

    Cool Chemistry  

    Grades 3–4 

    Cool chemistry tricks let you marvel at dry ice, examine acids and bases, and characterize chemical reactions to build your knowledge base in this fun, messy favorite. 

    LEGO Engineers  

    Grades 5–6 

    Let’s get creative with LEGO® bricks while exploring STEM concepts in three dimensions. Test your robotics skills with exciting challenges throughout the week! 


  • Museum of Photographic Arts

    Spring Camp at Museum of Photographic Arts

    Spending Spring Break in San Diego?  We hope that your kids will join us for Spring Camps!  Daily camps will be offered during the week of March 27-31 exploring a variety of photographic skills and creative techniques. These hands-on, exploratory camps are designed for kids ages 8-13.


    Daily camps will be offered March 27-31

    All camps are 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.


    $60 per day for MOPA members and Explorer Pass holders

    $65 per day for all others

    *Sibling discount – 10%

    *Military or first responder family – 10% off, and thank you for your service!

    Visit mopa.org/camps for more information and to register!

    Camps Offered:

    Monday 3/27: 

    Playing with Color

    Sure, we all know color is awesome, but who knew it could be fun too? Make images with super-creative approaches to color!

    Tuesday 3/28: 

    Selfies and Portraits

    Explore yourself(ie) through photography! Learn a little more about yourself and how you can express yourself in a photograph and find out what the difference between a selfie and a self-portrait is.

    Wednesday 3/29: 


    Experiment through this unconventional approach to photography by focusing on patterns, forms, textures, light, and shadows.

    Thursday 3/30: 

    Sensory Photography

    Learn how to take pictures without looking, explore textures, capture the sounds and smells of Balboa Park, and become inspired by different foods.

    Friday 3/31: 

    Writing With Light

    The magic of photography is all in the light! Experiment with fun and creative ways to “paint” images with light and your imagination.

Winter Camps

  • San Diego Youth Symphony ChIMES program 

    ChIMES classes are for children from birth up to age 5, plus parents or caregivers. Class options include babies/toddlers (recommended for birth – 2 years), toddlers (approx 18 months – 3 years), toddlers/preschoolers (approx 2 – 5 years), preschool (approx 3 – 5 years), mixed ages (birth up to age 5), and English/Spanish bilingual options as well (appropriate for both native English speakers and native Spanish speakers, or those looking to expose their children to either language.)

    Winter 2023 Schedule:

    WEDNESDAYS with Mr. Charlie (Jan 18 – March 8)
    OUTDOOR: Liberty Station

    9:30 a.m. Babies/Toddlers (1 SPOT LEFT)

    THURSDAYS with Miss Michelle (Jan 19 – March 9)
    OUTDOOR: Balboa Park (Marston House*)

    9:30 a.m. Mixed Ages English/Spanish Bilingual
    10:30 a.m. Toddlers/Preschoolers

    FRIDAYS with Miss Michelle (Jan 20 – March 10)
    OUTDOOR: Balboa Park (Marston House*)

    9:30 a.m. Babies/Toddlers (1 SPOT LEFT)
    10:30 a.m. Mixed Ages English/Spanish Bilingual

    SATURDAYS with Miss Kat (Jan 21 – March 11)
    OUTDOOR: Liberty Station

    9:30 a.m. Babies/Toddlers (FULL – WAITLIST ONLY)
    10:30 a.m. Preschoolers (ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT)

    SATURDAYS with Miss Mariana (Jan 21 – March 11)

    INDOOR: Balboa Park (Casa del Prado Room 207)

    10:00 a.m. Toddlers (ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT)

    Cost: $175 for one child ($165 one-time discount rate for first-time families)
    Additional Sibling rate: +$105
    (Younger siblings under 6 months old may attend for free)

    ChIMES Tuition Assistance is available. Please click here if you would like to submit an application and be considered. If you have any questions, please email kbattenfeld@sdys.org. Thank you.