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(Courtesy of North Fork United Soccer Club)

I can’t imagine I’m the only parent who feels like spring break snuck quickly leaving me with worries about what I’ll do to occupy my school-aged child’s time during these days off. In the same boat? No need to worry, I’ve researched for you. Here are five camps and happenings worth checking out that will get your kid off the screen and out and about.

Have fun on the soccer field

North Fork United Soccer Club is hosting spring break camp at Jean Cochran Park for children ages 7-14 for single or multiple dates between April 10 – 13. From 9 a.m. until noon kids will participate in a wide range of game-related activities that encourage players to be creative and confident. Kids will also have fun competing in daily challenges and Camper of the Day awards. The cost is $60 for one day, $115 for two days, $165 for three days, or $190 for all four days. Reserve your child’s spot here.

Ride a horse at pony camp

This mini-camp, scheduled for Friday, April 7 from noon to 2 p.m. is perfect for your equine-loving kiddo. The two-hour session hosted at Mattituck’s Seabrook Farms will include a horseback riding session, hands-on horsemanship, an egg hunt, and games. The camp costs $125 per child. Call or text 516-462-0165 for more details or to register.

Learn about conservation at the beach

Join Turtleback Farm for conservation week at Bailie Beach Preserve in Mattituck from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 through Thursday, April 13. During these sessions, kids ages 7-14 will have the opportunity to get involved in conservation projects including oyster bed restoration, erosion control, endangered shorebird protection, native plant restoration, and marine debris removal. The cost is $80 for one day or $200 for all three days. Visit to register.

Visit a sensory farmers market

A Bloom Approach will be hosting an evening of sensory fun with their Little Sprouts Farmers Market at the East End Food Hub in Riverhead. Children will enjoy sensory activities including digging through a tray of black beans to gather produce, searching and scrubbing real root vegetables, exploring a honey-bee bin, painting on a collaborative canvas using natural paint, and more. This event is scheduled for Thursday, April 13 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. and ticket cost for one child and one adult is $23.41, add $12.71 per additional child or adult. Purchase tickets here.

Explore nature at a wildlife refuge

From Tuesday, April 11 through Friday, April 14, children in grades K to 5th can participate in spring wildlife camp at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. During the sessions which run from 9 a.m. to noon, children will meet an animal ambassador up close, explore the Refuge’s trails, and get creative with a craft. Sign up for one, two, or three days at $75 per day, or all four days at $280. For more details, and to register visit,