Keep idle hands busy with spring break activities, camps

      Spring break brings many idle hours, but many local organizations are offering opportunities for learning and recreation during the break. Here are a few: Multi-day The Kroc Center is offering five-day camps with a variety of themes including cooking, sports, fashion, musical theater, art, science and crafting. Cost ranges from $100 to $235 depending on Kroc membership status and camp preference. For more details visit kroc.salvationarmysalem.org. Keizer Soccer Club is offering a spring break camp March 24 through 27, from 9 a.m. to noon each day, at Whiteaker Middle School. Aaron Lewis, Corban University’s men’s head coach, will be conducting the camp with KSC coaches and parents. Camp sign up information is available at keizersoccerclub.org. Stick to Joystick: The Archaeology of Toys at A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village.  March 25-26. Travel back in time with Alfred Carlton Gilbert and explore the evolution of play. Join in hunter-gather games, make handmade pioneer toys on the frontier, experience the toys from past decades, and design the toys of the future. Register at gilberthouses.org. Superhero Science at A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village. March 25-26. Discover the science behind your favorite superpowers. Budding superheroes will learn the secrets of immortality, flight, invisibility, nd more. Register at gilberthouses.org. Mini Maker Camp at A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village.  March 27-28.  Create buttons using LED lights, making bristle-bots from toothbrushes, and exploring how play-dough can conduct...

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