This post is currently being updated for 2018.
While Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a National holiday, not all parents have the day off of work. Fortunately, there are a number of one-day camps where kids can play, learn, create, or explore the outdoors.
See our list of school's out camps below if you are looking for something fun for your children to do during the workday. Or, if you have the day off as well, check our events calendar. We have listed many activities for families throughout the Philadelphia area celebrating the contributions of Dr. King.
Arden Theatre- Philadelphia, PA
It's all about teamwork as kids join together to write and perform an original play.
The Handwork Studio- Narberth, PA
Learn some new and fun art activities during this one-day camp.
Philly Art Center- Queens Village, Fairmont, Cherry Hill
Campers get creative through drawing, building, and painting at one of the three Philly Art Center locations.
Independence Seaport Museum- Philadelphia, PA
It's a day of fun activities and Historic Adventures at this nautical-themed camp.
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education- Philadelphia, PA
Campers spend time indoors learning about the science of food, then head outside to explore the center's wooded trails, streams, and ponds.
Riverbend Environmental Center- Gladwyne, PA
This day of nature includes hikes, crafts, and science learning with the theme Food Chain Frenzy.
The Brandywine Zoo- Wilmington, DE
Participate in activities, stories, and crafts among the animals while learning about biodiversity.
Briar Bush Nature Center- Abington, PA
Kids get in touch with nature through a hike around the center, live animal presentations, crafts, games, and more.
Wayne Art Center- Wayne, PA
Kids get their creative juices flowing with a day of arts and crafts, clay, or drama.
Darlington Arts Center- Garnet Valley, PA
Spend the day creating art projects at Darlington Arts Center.
The Center on Central- Paoli, PA
The creative arts camp offers a variety of activities for little budding artists.
Marple Sports Arena- Broomall, PA
Kids can burn off winter energy by jumping, climbing, and playing all day at this camp.
Delaware Museum of Natural History- Wilmington, DE
Campers play games and make crafts as the museum commemorates the contributions of African-American scientists on MLK Day.
Tyler Arboretum- Media, PA
Children can learn about skins and skulls as well as other wildlife artifacts during this school's out camp day.
Photo courtesy of The Arden Theatre on Facebook.