Still looking for a Spring Break activity for your kids? While some camps are full, there’s still space in lots of great programs. If you’re scrambling over what to do with your children while school’s out, you might want to check out these three last-minute Spring Break camps and workshops for some kid-friendly Vancouver fun.
Three Last-Minute Spring Break Ideas
Vancouver Aquarium AquaCamps
There are still spaces in the Vancouver Aquarium’s AquaCamps for kids in kindergarten to grade eight for both weeks of Spring Break. This week-long, full-day camps promise hands-on activities, animal observation, crafts and time to play outdoors. Frankly, we sort of want to do these ourselves, but we’re too old. This fun and educational experience will teach your kids about animals, food systems, life cycles, adaptations and sustainability. The camps aren’t cheap but if you’re an aquarium member, you can save $70 off the registration fees.
More info: www.vanaqua.org/learn/camps/aquacamps
Spring Break Photography ToursHave a budding photographer on your hands? Vancouver Photowalks is offering events for kids 12 and under, and youth aged 13-17, for two weeks only. The children’s group can take a Scavenger Photowalk starting with a brief photography lesson and finishing with a photo scavenger hunt in False Creek. The youth group will learn more intermediate photography tips and tricks, and use those to craft a photo narrative. All types of cameras are welcome, including point-and-shoot models and smartphones. The point is to use your tools better, whatever they are.
More info: www.vancouverphotowalks.ca/springbreak
Workshops for Teens
Place des Arts in Coquitlam is offering a number of Study with the Pros workshops for teens in grades nine through twelve who are serious about theatre, film and television. These workshops are taught by advanced professionals, providing students with the opportunity to hone their skills at a pre-professional level. Offerings include Acting & Auditioning for Film & Television and Audition Master Class for Musical Theatre, as well as panel talk on The Business of Show Biz.
More info: placedesarts.ca
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