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Academy of Children's Theatre

Colorado Springs, 282-9101, actcolorado.net

Campers age 6 to 19 will develop their acting or musical theater skills while they prepare productions at the academy's day camps. On the final day, the Musical Theater and Acting Camp groups will join forces to present their creations to family and friends.

Bemis School of Art

Colorado Springs, 475-2444, bemisartschool.org

This year's workshops, which run two to five days, include Wild at Art, Mini Masters, Colorful Circle Weaving and Make a Piñata for ages ranging from 6 to 16.

Camp Whiskers & Wags

Colorado Springs, 302-8739, hsppr.org

Kids ages 5 to 12 can make crafts, design toys and visit Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region's shelter animals during one-day camps March 25-28. They'll have fun while making friends with critters of all shapes, sizes and species.

Catamount Institute Snow & Ice Camp

Colorado Springs, 471-0910 ext. 106, catamountinstitute.org

This science-based frozen adventure is for explorers ages 12 to 15. They'll learn the basics of winter survival, igloo construction, science, snowshoeing and Nordic skiing in Colorado State Forest State Park. Did we mention they'll sleep in yurts?

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Colorado Springs, 719-633-9925 ext.127, cmzoo.org/exploreLearn

It's all happening at the zoo: Kids ages 5 to 7 can test their athletic prowess during Zoolympics, and 8- to 10-year-olds can go behind the scenes during the Junior Veterinarians day camps.

CityROCK

Colorado Springs, 634-9099, climbcityrock.com

Kids ages 4 and older get a chance to revel in indoor and outdoor climbing camps. Multi-day discounts are available.

Concrete Couch

Manitou Springs, 685-4422, concretecouch.org

Make a lantern during free afternoon workshops at the Manitou Art Center, for the sixth annual Lantern Parade and Dance on April 11. The workshops are free and open to all ages, but 12 and younger need an adult chaperone. Materials supplied, other than flashlights or headlamps. RSVP to becky@concretecouch.org.

Cottonwood Center for the Arts

Colorado Springs, 520-1899, cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com

Artists and wannabes age 8 and older (most appropriate for 8 to 12) can indulge in Wet and Wonderful: Handmade Paper Workshop and Creative Clay mornings March 25-28.

E11 Creative Workshop

Manitou Springs, 659-5371, e11cw.com

The mornings of March 25-27 will be filled with activities including visual arts, dramatic play and up-cycling, plus creative adventures with natural materials in the "mini-forest school" in Manitou Springs' Memorial Park. For ages 5 to 10.

El Paso County Parks

Fountain Creek Nature Center, Fountain, 520-6745, elpasocountynaturecenters.com

"Marsh Madness!" is a time for first- through sixth-graders to play in the woods, build forts, go fishing and make new friends. Limit is 30 children; you can reserve a spot by calling with your credit card. Scholarship applications are due two weeks before; email tracyvanzee@elpasoco.com for details.

LEGO® & Mindstorms Robotics

Colorado Springs, 271-2120, youngbotbuilders.com

Weeklong, LEGO® WeDo and engineering programs for ages 6-13 engage kids with simple machines and mechanisms, and basic programming to bring their LEGO® creations to life.

Nature & Raptor Center of Pueblo

Pueblo, 719/549-2414, natureandraptor.org

Spring Break Camp at the Nature and Raptor Center is a two-day program for grades 1-8. Campers go for hikes, animal encounters, and science experiments during Raptor Camp and River Camp, March 27-28.

Western Museum of Mining and Industry

Colorado Springs, 387-4487, wmmi.org

Kids from kindergarten through fifth grade will take a week to learn Minecraft (not the video game). After starting by building shelters, critters, tools and more using LEGO bricks, they'll graduate to building motorized Bricks 4 Kidz models.

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