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2018 Fall Break Classes, Camps & Activities

by Lindsay Cuomo

These fall break camps and classes should keep your kids busy this season! To find fall events and attractions for the whole family, see our 2018 Fall Fun Guides. For more family fun in and around Oklahoma City, check out these pumpkin patches! Have extra time during the extended Fall Break? Check out our day and weekend trip ideas and fun fall hikes in OKC and around the state.

(This is a working list last updated Oct. 15, 2018. If you know of an activity we should include, email us at calendar@metrofamilymagazine.com)

Fall Break Camps & Activities

Oct. 8 – 21

Wednesdays in October

FREE Wide Open Wednesdays at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features FREE admission to the public. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturdays in October

FREE Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning (6300 N May) features a craft for ages 3 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 11a.m. – 3 p.m.

Oct. 8 – 19

Fall Break Sessions at the Oklahoma Youth Literacy Program (3663 North Lottie Ave) features reading, math, science, life enrichment, field trips and more. Breakfast and lunch provided. For students in Pre-K through 9th grade. Before and after care available. $55 per week. Weekdays, 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 822-9900

Oct. 9 – 13 & 16 – 20

FREE Fall Y’All Family Fun at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame (1400 Classen Dr) features fun, themed activities for the whole family including story time, crafts, movies and a community art project. 10:30 a.m. Each day has a special themed planned.

Oct. 15 – 19

Fall Break Drop-In Activities at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum (1700 NW 63rd St) features daily make-and-take activities while supplies last including hand-printing, tin foil art and more. FREE with admission. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Spooky Studio at Oklahoma Contemporary (3000 General Pershing Blvd) lets little artists immerse themselves in a world of curiosity, experimentation and installation as campers build a “spooky studio.” For ages 5 – 6. Extended care available. $200. 9 a.m. – noon.

Mystery Cartoon Creation at Oklahoma Contemporary (3000 General Pershing Blvd). Campers will design and illustrate several original cartoon characters. By week’s end, each camper will have their unique character printed on a t-shirt.  For ages 7 – 9. $220. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Extended care available.

Animation Installation at Oklahoma Contemporary (3000 General Pershing Blvd) teaches new skills through design, storytelling and sculpture and lets campers experiment with projected animation. For ages 10 – 12. $200. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Extended care available.

Oct. 15 – 19 & 22

Fall Break Art Camp at Artsy Rose Academy (7739 W Hefner Rd) features culinary arts, slime making, pumpkin painting, drawing, canvas and watercolor painting, clay, mixed media pieces and more. Each day features a different themed activity. Preregister. For ages 4 – 15. $45 per day. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Oct. 17 – 19

Fall Break Day Camps at the Oklahoma Children’s Theatre (2501 N Blackwelder) features games, crafts and other activities. All ages welcome. 9 a.m. –  4 p.m. $40/day. Extended care available.

Fall Break Art Camp at the Edmond Fine Arts Institute (27 E Edwards St, Edmond) features a variety of art-making experiences including drawing, painting, mixed media and more. For kids in grades K-5th. Preregister. $55; per day. 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Oct. 18

Paint Away Class at the MAC at Mitch Park (2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond) features a basic social painting class for ages 6 – 12. $12. 3 – 4 p.m.

Mysteries of the Overholser Mansion Tour at the Henry Overholser Mansion (405 NW 15th St) features an extended tour of the mansion at night. Guests can examine archival materials and hear some amazing stories. $20. 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Oct. 18 – 19

Fit for Fall Camp at the Foster Recreation Center (614 NE 4th St) features a drop-in day camp with group games, sports, arts and a field trip each day. Bring a sack lunch, breakfast and snacks provided. For ages 6 – 14. $25 per day or $45 for both days. 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Fall Break Art Camp at The Station Recreation Center (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore). Create colorful paintings, sculptures, jewelry and more. For ages 6 – 12. $55. 9 a.m. – noon.

Fall Break Basketball Camp at The Station Recreation Center (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) teaches basic techniques to help young athletes improve their basketball skills. Camp is led by Scott Hughes, Westmoore head basketball coach. For ages 7 – 14. $55. 9 a.m. – noon.

Fall Break Camps at Science Museum Oklahoma (2100 NE 52nd St) explore a variety of topics including the colors of the rainbow, animal biology and the human body. Best suited for kids in pre-K – 6th grade. Preregister, space is limited. For grades 1-6: members, $90; nonmembers, $100. 9 a.m – 4 p.m. For pre-K & K: members, $45; nonmembers, $50. 9 a.m. – noon.

Fall Break Camp at the Yukon Community Center (2200 S Holly Ave, Yukon) features fun activities and a field trip for ages 5 – 11. Space is limited. Residents, $45; nonresidents, $55. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Fall Break Gizmos, Gadgets & Thangs Camp: Saving The Earth at The Station Recreation Center (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore). Make bags out of t-shirts and other crafts from recycled materials while learning about our environment. For ages 7 – 14. $55. 1 – 4 p.m.

Fall Break Day Skate Sessions at Skate Galaxy (5800 NW 36th St) $6 admission includes skate rental. 1 – 4 p.m.

Oct. 18 – 19 & 22

Fall Break Camp at SoccerCity (4520 Old Farm Rd) features an fun, age-divided skill building camp. For ages 4 – 15. $25. Morning session: 9 a.m. – noon; afternoon session, 1 – 4 p.m. 748-3888

Open Play at Unpluggits Paint & Play (575 Enterprise Dr Ste 110, Edmond) features easel painting, sketching easels, and fun with chalk and play-dough tables, puppet stage, magnet wall and other activities located in craft area, plus a fun indoor playground. 10 & under, $8. Paint & Take Crafts are sold separately. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Oct. 18 – 20

Boo on Bell in downtown Shawnee offers three days of Halloween fun. Activities include car show, live music, trick-or-treating, ghost tours, boo bingo, old-fashion carnival with rides and games, pet costume contest & more. Free to attend, participation prices vary. See website for detailed schedule.

Oct. 18 – 21

An Affair of the Heart at State Fair Park (3001 General Pershing Blvd) is a three-day shopping event featuring art, clothing, antiques, collectibles, gourmet food and more. Three-day pass, $10. Friday & Saturday, 9am -6pm; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Oct. 19

Hustle Camp at the Mitch Park YMCA (2901 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond) offers kids the opportunity to grow in the fundamentals of the game and engage in a hands-on, team-centric environment. Camp participants will be instructed on technical fundamentals and take part in development drills to improve defense, ball-handling, shooting, layups and more. Campers will receive a Thunder Youth Basketball camp T-shirt, camp basketball and water bottle. $65. Two sessions: Ages 6-8, 8am-noon; ages 10-14, 1-5pm.

Pumpkin Chomp & Stomp at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St) is a Halloween-themed animal enrichment event. Zookeepers prepare fun, festive food for the animals to enjoy. FREE with admission. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Bethany Fall Festival in Downtown Bethany (NW 39th Expressway & College St, Bethany) features crafts, carnival games, snacks, story book princesses, super heroes, face painting, cake walk and a dump tank. 5 – 8 p.m.

Moore Mummy & Son Dance at The Station at Central Park (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features a Halloween-themed dance for mothers & sons ages 4-14 with a haunted room and treats. Costumes encouraged. $10 in advance; $15 day of. 7 – 9 p.m.

Oct. 19 – 21

An Affair of the Heart at State Fair Park (3001 General Pershing Blvd) is a three-day shopping event featuring art, clothing, antiques, collectibles, gourmet food and more. Three-day pass, $10. Friday & Saturday, 9am -6pm; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Oct. 19 – 27

Night of the Living Dead at Oklahoma Children’s Theatre (2501 N Blackwelder Ave) features a 1968 black and white, B-movie horror classic brought to life on stage. This co-production with Young Company is full of thrills, chills and dark satire not suitable for young children. Recommended for ages 10 & up. $10. 7 – 8 p.m.

Oct. 20

Bethany Fall Classic 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run in Bethany’s 23rd Street District (7600 NW 23rd St, Bethany) features an all-ages race through Bethany’s 23rd street district. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital’s campaign for a new therapy pool. $25. 8 – 11 a.m.

FREE Scorpions with Dr. Gaffin at Martin Park Nature Center (5000 W Memorial Rd). Learn about these ancient arachnids—the scary and the fun—and find out how these secretive and mysterious animals make their way through the environment. For ages 6 & up. Preregister. 10 – 11 a.m.

Stockyards Stampede in Stockyard City (1305 S Agnew) features chuck wagons, blacksmiths, gunfighters, carriage rides, food trucks and a children’s educational area with commodity trailers, tractors, straw mazes and games. Free to attend. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

FREE National Weather Festival at the National Weather Center (120 David L. Boren Blvd, Norman) features many weather-related organizations and activities including hourly weather balloon launches with local TV meteorologists, emergency response vehicle and equipment displays, weather-themed superheroes. Visitors can view the National Weather Center’s premier facilities including National Weather Service forecast operation areas. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

FREE Fall Festival at the Chickasaw Cultural Center (867 Cooper Memorial, Sulphur) features cultural and language demonstrations, traditional games, storytelling, food arbors and stomp dance demonstrations. Admission required for the exhibit center. 10 a.m – 5 p.m.

FREE Sugar Skull Craft at the Bethany Library (7941 NW 23rd St, Bethany). Embellish a sugar skull with glitter, feathers, a hat and more. Preregister. All supplies provided. For ages 12 & up. 2 – 3 p.m.

FREE Fall Fest at Crown Heights Nazarene Church (920 NW 46th St) features carnival games, food, prizes, candy, cupcake walk and face painting. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

All Night Skate at Skate Galaxy (5800 NW 36th St). Celebrate Fall Break with an all night stay at Skate Galaxy. $20. 8 p.m. – 8 a.m.

Oct. 20 & 21

Haunt the Zoo at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St) features photo opportunities, 21 fantasy-themed booths & trick-or-treating. Costumes encouraged. Adults can dress up too but nothing too scary, please. Zoo admission applies. Trick-or-Treat bags: kids, $7; adults without candy bag, $4. Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Also held Oct. 27 & 28.

Oct. 21

Pooch Parade at Myriad Botancial Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features spooky music and a parade of pooches. Judges will present prizes to the best dressed pooch. Preregister. Members, $10 per dog; nonmembers, $12 per dog. 2 – 3 p.m.

Monster Dash at Reeves Park (Jenkins & Constitution, Norman) features a race, arts & crafts, costume contests and fun for the whole family. Benefiting the Junior League of Norman’s community programs. $10-$30. 2 – 5 p.m.

Oct. 22

Paint Away Class at the MAC at Mitch Park (2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond) features a basic social painting class for ages 13 – 17. $12. 1 – 3 p.m.

Looking for even more family fun? Check out our searchable calendar for fun events going on everyday!

On the following page, see events that have already happened this year.

Oct. 5

Fall Break Day Camp at Sooner Flight Academy (1928 Goddard Ave, Norman) lets kids in grades 2nd6th explore the wonderful world of wind science. Preregister. $60. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 325-1635

Sensory Night at Pumpkinville at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a welcoming environment to experience the fall festival with no loud music and smaller crowds. Attendees can enjoy festive booths, crafts and activities. Preregister, space is limited. Siblings welcome. Members, $10; nonmembers, $12; adults, FREE. 6 – 8 p.m.

Oct. 8 – 12

Fall Break Week-long Camps at the Oklahoma Children’s Theatre (2501 N Blackwelder) features games, crafts and performance activities. For ages 5 – 13. 9 a.m. –  4 p.m. $160. Extended care available.

Haunted Holiday Camp at the NW Optimist Performing Arts Center (3301 NW Grand Blvd). Participants will spend a week designing and building a haunted house. Activities for decorating the house include pumpkin carving, shrunken apple heads, scary art work and painting scenery. In addition participants will design their own costuming and makeup to transform themselves into the characters haunting the house. The haunted house will be open for family, friends and the public to enjoy. For ages 10 – 17. $100. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Oct. 12

Mustang Mummy & Son Masquerade Ball at Mustang Town Center (1501 N Mustang Rd, Mustang) features a costume-themed dance for mothers and sons, ages 4 and up, including crafts, games and refreshments. Preregister, space is limited. $7. 7 – 9 p.m.

Oct. 12 & 13

Watonga Cheese and Wine Festival in Downtown Watonga and at the Armory (Main St, Watonga) features the annual Great Rat Race, a parade, live music, crafts, an art show, a quilt show, food and beverage options, wine tastings and, of course, a wide-range of cheese-related activities, including tastings and cooking contests. Participation prices vary. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Oct. 13

FREE Pumpkin Festival in Prague (Jim Thorpe Blvd, Prague) features live entertainment, kids’ crafts, inflatables, a pie eating contest, chili & pumpkin pie cook-off, pumpkin decorating, hayrides and more. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

FREE See You Saturdays at Gaylord-Pickens Museum (1400 Classen Dr) features themed experiences and learning opportunities for families to enjoy together including crafts and guided tours. All ages welcome. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WANDERLUST Pop Up Shops at the Wheeler Ferris Wheel (1701 S Western Ave) features an outdoor market with artists, hand crafted artisans, boutiques and local businesses offering repurposed, vintage and unique products. Free to attend. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Drop-in Art at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr). Create extraordinary works of art as a family, inspired by the Museum’s collection, exhibitions and special occasions. Free with admission. 1 – 4 p.m.

FREE Family Make + Take at Oklahoma Contemporary (3000 General Pershing Blvd) features an art-making project inspired by works of art on view at the museum. Projects are designed to be accessible and fun for visitors of all ages and all levels of art-making experience. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 1 – 4 p.m.

Mummy & Son Costume Party at the MAC at Mitch Park (2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond) features a night of dancing, games, snacks and a costume contest. For ages 4 – 12. Preregister by Oct. 6. $30 per couple, $10 each additional boy. 5 – 8 p.m.

DogFest Walk n’ Roll OKC at Earlywine Park (3033 SW 119th St) features a family and dog friendly walk benefiting Canine Companions for Independence. Activities include vendors, music and a short walk with your pooch. Free to attend; fundraising encouraged. Noon – 3 p.m.

FREE Mix on Main Street Festival at Carriage Plaza (Main St between 24th Ave NW & Mercedes, Norman) features live music, food trucks and outdoor family fun activities including glow golf and more. 4 – 7 p.m.

Oct. 14

FREE Harvest Hustle 5K at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park (8700 E Reno Ave, Midwest City) features a non-competitive 5K run & walk for all fitness levels and an interactive wellness expo before the race. Preregister. Expo begins at 1 p.m.; run; 3 p.m.

About the author: Born and raised in the Oklahoma City metro and a graduate of the Gaylord College of Journalism at the University of Oklahoma, Lindsay Cuomo has worked for MetroFamily since 2014 covering local stories, people and events. Lindsay is a mom to three school-aged boys and calls Moore, Oklahoma home.

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