Spring Break Field Trip Fest

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Join us for five great days of FUN during Spring Break! Campers will take part in water parks, arcade games, chocolate factory tour, and other exciting field trips. Come have a great time with us over Spring Break!

Space is limited, so sign up fast. Registration covers admission on all trips and transportation. Trips subject to change. 


Trip Destinations & Schedule


Monday, March 27

Campers arrive at 9 a.m. unless in Early Morning Drop Off Program. Depart at 10 a.m.

SOUTH BEND CHOCOLATE FACTORY – 11:45- a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Treated to a history lesson of chocolate and its origins, as a guide leads guest through all of the factory processes, including panning, enrobing, and more.  Tour includes a test sample and a chocolate spoon YEAH!! 


REVEL & ROLL – 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The perfect place to slip on some shoes, grab a ball, and let the good times roll!   State of the art arcade features 50+ of the hottest games with everything from the latest racers and shooters like Halo Fireteam Raven, Nerf, the classic world’s largest Pac-manTM and updated alley classic Iceball FxTM.

1 hour of bowling and 1 hour of arcade. Send extra money if you want your camper to be able to play more arcade games or get food.

Return to Mayors’ at 4:45/5:00 p.m.


Tuesday, March 28

Campers arrive at 9 a.m. unless in Early Morning Drop Off Program. Depart at 9:15 a.m.

GR SKATE ADVENTURES  - 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Offering the best in family entertainment to the Grand Rapids Michigan communities since 1949. Experience one of Grand Rapids most treasured activities----Roller-skating.  Rollerblades and roller-skates available.


AIRBORNE ADVENTURE – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

You were born to be Airborne!  Soar on the zip line, run the Ninja Warrior course, work on your dunk game on our different height basketball hoops!!  Waiver required to participate.

Send extra money if you want your camper to be able to spend at the concession stands or arcade.

Return to Mayors’ at 4:45 p.m.


Wednesday, March 29  

**Campers will need to arrive by 8:30 a.m. and head right to the van so that we can leave at 8:45 a.m.


“Storytelling” re-enactment of the original Underground Railroad passage that operated between 1840 and 1863.  tour and begin their journey by entering through the “Door of No Return,” on Goree Island in Africa. As this journey begins, visitors transform into passengers on the Underground Railroad and are led to Freedom by a conductor. Passengers hide from bounty hunters, cross the Ohio "Deep" river, take retreat in a safe house in Indiana which is owned by Abolitionist Levi Coffin. Finally, passengers move to “Midnight,” the code name for Detroit and take safe haven at the First Congregational Church of Detroit before moving on to Canada and “Freedom.”


FORD FIELD TOUR 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Tour includes our main concourse, Press Level, Club Level, Luxury Suite, Basement/Locker Rooms and Field. 

Return to Mayors’ at 5:00 p.m.


Thursday, March 30

Campers arrive at 9 a.m. unless in Early Morning Drop Off Program. Depart at 9:15 a.m.

SPARETIME BOWLING LANSING 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Northeast’s largest private, family-owned bowling enterprise. We pride ourselves on customer service and provide our bowlers with the latest state-of-the-art facilities.  Offering bowling, and play arcade games, laser tag, escape rooms, and more

LUNCH 12:30 p.m.

PINBALL PETES 1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

For many decades, Pinball Pete's has been the premiere Arcade in Mid-Michigan, not only do we have Pinball machines ready to play every day! Old School classics and brand new releases and arcade games. $20 in quarters for each camper.

Return to Mayors’ at 4:30/5:00 p.m.


Friday, March 31

Campers arrive at 9 a.m. unless in Early Morning Drop Off Program. Depart at 9:15 a.m.

DOUBLE JJ RESORT 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Double JJ Resort is home to the Gold Rush Indoor Waterpark, 60,000 square feet of pure water park excitement. Soar down Western Michigan’s tallest indoor waterslide or jump on one of our thrill slides, float down the lazy/crazy river, splash in the wave pool, water fort, toddler pool. Waiver required to participate.

Have a swimsuit and towel. Send extra money if you want your camper to be able to play more arcade games or get food.

Return to Mayors’ at 5:00 p.m.

Parent Information

Things to Do

  1. Sign Up for Remind -  Go to remind.com/join enter the class code @287d8a and select Join or text @287d8a to 81010. Enter you first and last name along with your mobile phone number or email address. It's free and you can cancel it when the week is over.
  2.  Complete the Sign In/Out Form & Waivers 
    • Forms and waivers can be scanned and emailed to kzooparks@kalamazoocity.org or dropped off at our office by Saturday, March 25. Our office hours are Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • The Sign In/Out Form will be in a binder and will need an adult/guardian who is listed on the form to come inside to sign them out. Campers will always come inside from every trip to ensure we get every camper signed out.

    • If you aren't able to complete these ahead of time, please make sure to have them ready for the first morning of camp. Staff will have to look over the waivers, in particular, to ensure nothing is missed. Waivers must be completed accurately in order to participate.

Download Double JJ Waiver(PDF, 62KB)

Download Sign In/Out Form(PDF, 69KB)

Complete Online Airborne Adventure Waiver

Select "Sign a Waiver", complete the waiver entirely. Once completed you should received an email confirmation. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us!


Things to Know

  • Early Drop Off - Drop off time is 8:50 a.m. If you need to drop off before 8:50 a.m. you must register for the Early Morning Drop Off program. There is a separate registration fee for the Early Morning Drop Off. 
  • Please be on time for drop off and pick up.  If running late, please call 337-8191 to let someone know.  We will try to wait, but departure time must be departure time.
  • Your Field Tripper needs a packed lunch every day. Snacks are also a good idea as they get hungry on our way home.  We will have tubs to put them in to transport them in our vehicles.
  • Electronics can be brought for trips BUT if they become a distraction they will be taken away and returned at the end of the day.
  • If you need to reach your child, staff, or myself, please call the office at 337-8191 and they will contact us and we will return your call as soon as possible.
  • Talk with your child before camp about the importance of listening, following directions, cleaning up after themselves, and asking for permission before going to the bathroom, concessions etc.
  • If your child(s) behavior becomes a serious issue on the trips, the following steps will be followed:
  1. A time out from the trip they are on.
  2. We will talk with parent at pick up time and discuss options.
  3. Continued issues will lead to missing a day of trips to not being allowed back for the remainder of week.
  4. If serious incidents, for example bullying, stealing from campers, shoplifting, or fighting will be automatic dismissal from program
  • Label everything and put extra money for your child in a zip lock bag.  Staff will NOT be carrying anyone’s money but will assist at concession stands etc.
  • We suggest your child bring a back pack or a string bag to carry their things.
  • Upon returning from every trip, ALL Field Trippers will go inside to the Community Room to be checked out.  This will ensure that each camper is picked up by a parent/guardian/someone given permission to pick up that camper. Bring your license for sign out so we can match the names on your child’s sign in/sign out sheet with you or the person who is picking up your child.

  • As you will notice, we are returning prior to 5 and you can pick your child up then. Pick up is 5:00 p.m.  If you work until 5:00 p.m., please make every effort to be here as soon as you get out of work.  There will be adult staff at the office until everyone is picked up.
  • There are concessions stands or gift shops available on some trips.  If you wish to, you can send extra money.  Encourage your child not to lend money to others as that can lead to issues.  Again, staff will not hold their money but will assist them at the counter.