It's finally here! Spring break is upon us. Kids have the whole week away from school to complain they are bored despite having complained that spring break couldn't come quickly enough. Luckily there are plenty of things in the Treasure Valley to keep them occupied. Wahooz is always a fun option. I'm heading to Fly High with kids for some trampoline fun. But there are 9 days (if you include the weekends) of spring break, so enrolling in a week long spring break camp can really fill more time.

Idaho State Historical Society is hosting Virtual Camp: Wild Idaho Explorers. Yes, it's virtual. But in person camps filled up quickly! And virtual doesn't mean bad. If anything it allows for more people to participate because to Covid-19 capacity restrictions. This is what you'll get for just $35:

"Learn about the plants, animals, people, and places that make Idaho great! Purchase a Spring Break Idaho Explorer Kit complete with Idaho-themed arts and crafts, science experiments, games, and more! Each kit will include an Explorer journal, activity instructions, and necessary activity materials. Kits will be available for curbside pickup at the Idaho State Museum or they can be shipped to your home. Join us for live online camp sessions daily using Zoom, a web-based platform for video conferencing. Virtual camp sessions are highly encouraged but not required for students to attend." - ISHS


The camp runs March 22nd- March 26th; the daily virtual lessons from 10am -11am. It's geared for grades 3 through 5, so this one's not for the younger kids. If you become a member of the Idaho State Historical Society you can save $5 on your camp purchase, but weigh that option carefully. Memberships start at $50, so check out the details of the membership to decide if it's worth it to you in the long run.

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