With a full-scale teachers’ strike kicking off today, it’s looking like summer vacation may be coming a little earlier than expected for Vancouver kids. Whether you’re scrambling for child care coverage during the strike, or you’re still looking for some kid-friendly Vancouver fun over the break, we’ve got you covered. Read on for the skinny on four last minute camps for Vancouver kids.
Four Last Minute Camps for Vancouver Kids
Coal Harbour Community Centre
All this week the Coal Harbour Community Centre is hosting a Kids camp from 9:30am-3:30pm daily for kids aged six to twelve. There will be games, sports and crafts, and the cost is just $30 / day. Before care is also available. If you’re looking for last minute camps for summer break, there are also spaces left in many of their half-day camps for three-to-five year olds and full-day camps for kids age six to twelve. Before and after care is also available.
Coquitlam parents who are looking for last minute camps and creative fun for their kids will want to check out Evergreen Cultural Centre. Their arts-based summer camps for kids ages seven to fourteen are running all summer long, and there’s still space left. They’re also running spontaneous strike week day camps for kids aged six through eleven from June 17 – 26, 2014 for $50 / day. Camps run from 9:00am-3:00pm, and after care is available.
Skills 4 Kids
Skills 4 Kids in Yaletown is also offering last minute camps on strike days and over summer break. Their strike programs for kids ages three to eight are designed to keep kids active and engaged in learning. Sessions include math, reading, writing, science and nutrition, and art. There are also trips to a local park during morning and lunch breaks. Their half-day summer camps for kids aged three to eight focus on language immersion and play, and include field trips.
Sound Out Loud
Looking for something engaging for your teens? Youth can explore improvised music and gain performing experience in two week-long summer camps at Britannia Community Centre. No prior musical experience is necessary. The youth will focus on activities such as small and large group improvisations, graphic score creation and performance, conduction and live improvised scoring of films. It will culminate in an all-ages performance at Astorino’s where participants from the workshop will share a bill with established Vancouver bands.
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