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Article updated: 2/27/2013 2:11 PM

Spend spring break at Schaumburg Park District

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Need ideas on what to do with children during spring break?

Schaumburg Park District will offer open swim and a variety of camps during the week off from school.

The District's indoor water park, The Water Works, 505 N. Springinsguth Road, will have open swim from noon to 8 p.m., March 25 to 27 and 29. The pool will be open noon to 5 p.m., March 28. The Water Works features three water slides, a rapid water channel, whirlpool and water playground. The resident daily fee is $5 for youth and $7 for adults. The non-resident daily fee is $7 for youth and $9 for adults. Children ages 2 and under are free.

So Cool Spring Break Camp will feature field trips, games and crafts for children ages 6 to 12. Camp will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 25 to 29 at Meineke Recreation Center, 220 E. Weathersfield Way. Sack lunches are required each day. Snacks will be provided. Resident cost is $35 per day and $166 for the week. Non-resident cost is $53 per day and $186 for the week.

Get outside and explore nature! Children ages 8 to 12 will have the opportunity to spend time in nature as spring approaches during Spring Valley Spring Break Camp. Camp will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 25 to 28 at Spring Valley Nature Center, 1111 E. Schaumburg Road. A day will be spent at Merkle Cabin cooking over an open fire. The other days will be spent exploring trails looking for signs of animals. Campers will make crafts, play games and learn about the animals at Spring Valley. Children must bring a sack lunch. Cost for residents is $77.60 and for non-residents is $97.60.

Checkmate! The Chess Scholars Camp will be held 9 a.m. to noon, March 25 to 29 at Bock Neighborhood Center, 1223 W. Sharon Lane. The camp is designed for beginners and experienced players ages 5 to 12 interested in learning new strategies from a renowned Chess Scholars coach. Each class consists of a fun interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Each camper will take home a chess set and an award. Participants must bring their own peanut free snacks. Camp cost is $175 for residents and $195 for non-residents.

The LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Mini-Camp: Invasion of the Robots is set for 10 a.m. to noon, March 27 and 28 at Bock Neighborhood Center. Children ages 9 to 13 will build and program a LEGO Mindstorms NXT robot. Participants will also learn mechanical design, building techniques, programming and teamwork skills. Participants will not take home the robot at the conclusion of class. The cost is $50 for residents and $70 for non-residents.

The Strategy for Kids Spring Break Camp set for 1:30 to 3 p.m., March 25 to 29 at Bock Neighborhood Center is an exciting opportunity for children ages 6 to 11 to develop logic, problem solving and planning skills. Participants will learn two or three skill based games each class. Both team and individual games will be played. Cost is $120 for residents and $140 for non-residents.

Athletes of all ages will have the chance to improve football skills from 3:30 to 5 p.m., March 25 to 28 at the Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road. The Saxon Spring Break Football Camp places a strong focus on football fundamentals in a non-contact format. Daily activities include competitive team situations and skill development used by the Schaumburg High School football program. Campers will be grouped by age. The cost is $40 for residents and $60 for non-residents.

Schaumburg CAN (Children -- Activity -- Nutrition) continues its mission to align the community around healthy activity from March 25 to 28 through the Sport Center's gymnastics spring break camps. The camps will be held from 9:30 to 10:25 a.m. for children ages 4 to 6 and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 7 to 12. Camps include tumbling, bar, beam, vault and the pommel horse. Children will be divided according to age, skill level and gender. Resident cost is $40 and non-resident cost is $60.

Pre-registration is required for camps. Registration is available online at www.parkfun.com and at Park District facilities.

For more information, call (847) 490-7020 or visit www.parkfun.com.

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