Where to head to stave off Spring Break boredom

Spring Break is just around the corner, March 25-29, and local organizations a offering a variety of option to keep idle hands occupied.

Keizer Boys & Girls Club

• The branch on Noren Avenue in Keizer will be open every day of Spring Break from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A full year membership is only $5 and usable at all club branches in Salem and Woodburn as well. Geared for first through eighth graders.

Kroc Center

• Two camps are being offered this year, a Lego Inventor Camp and a Spring Safari Camp. Details, costs, dates and times are available at

Salem Family YMCA

• Day camps and a week-long option are available at the YMCA in Salem March 25-29. Each day will feature a different focus: Monday is career day, Tuesday will focus on fitness; Wednesday is sports day; Thursday is water and swimming; and Friday is pajama day. Cost is $40 for a day or $180 for the week. Register online at Designed for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Willamette Heritage


• If you want to fight off boredom and support a local non-profit, consider volunteering at the Willamette Heritage Center in Salem. From 9:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, volunteers will help with spring cleaning ranging from preparing sewing kits for wool capes to basket weaving and organizing the costume shop. Spaces are limited, sign up at: or call Kaylyn Mabey @ 503.585-7012, ext. 257.

Willamette Humane Soc.

• The Willamette Humane Society has a new volunteer orientation scheduled for just before the Spring Break that might result in giving you a chance to help out during the down time. The orientation session is Thursday, March 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Orientation sessions include a presentation, shelter tour and time for questions with the Volunteer Team.

Enchanted Forest

• The amusement park located east of Interstate 5 in Turner opens for the season on March 22 and will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day of Spring Break.