NTVIC summer camps rocking Barriere kids

Summer Camps for kids at the North Thompson Volunteer Centre (NTVIC) in the Barriere Ridge

Summer Camps for kids at the North Thompson Volunteer Centre (NTVIC) in the Barriere Ridge last week hosted Cynthia Snider, the ‘Night Owl Artist’ rock painter from Kamloops.

Snider did a two day seminar for 20 participants, who all had a grand time eagerly painting on dozens of rocks of all shapes and sizes to take home and display.

The balance of the week’s camp also gave kids an opportunity to work on paper mache creations, popsicle stick bracelets, and team challenges with paper airplanes and kites.  All this was then followed by a contest using spaghetti noodles, marshmallows and tape to see who could build the tallest creation.

The week proved to be entertaining for everyone including the instructors and helpers; Alex, Ashley, Katie, Taylynn and Beverly.

This week’s camp is titled ‘Fun with Science’, and gives students an opportunity to do hands on science experiments combined with an abundance of fun while learning.

The following week of camps will feature Netball and Mixed Sports.

Classes run from Tuesday to Friday from 9:30 a.m.. to 1:30 p.m., with no need to pre-register.  The cost is very affordable, just $2 per day. Students are asked to bring a lunch, but snacks and water is provided.

NTVIC report all of the camps, which began the beginning of July, continue to be well attended with an average of 18 children a day.

These  summer camps have been made possible by funding and support from Barriere and Area Literacy Outreach, Thompson Nicola Regional District Area ‘O’, NTVIC, the District of Barriere, North Thompson Communities Foundation, Yellowhead Community Services, Thompson Valley Players, Lower North Thompson Community Forest Soiciety, Barriere Volunteer Fire Department, and the North Thompson Star/Journal.