Summer Camps for kids starting July 7 at Barriere Ridge

Summer camps for kids will be running at the Ridge in Barriere throughout July.

Summer camps for kids will be running at the Ridge in Barriere throughout July.

Weekly camps are being hosted by Barriere and Area Literacy Outreach, who in turn is partnering with Yellowhead Community Services, North Thompson Volunteer Centre, and Thompson Valley Players.

“We wanted to bring affordable and fun summer camps for the youth in this community,” said Barriere’s Literacy Outreach Coordinator Jill Hayward, “The camps have been set up to offer a number of fun and innovative approaches that make learning new things extremely enjoyable for the kids, and of course happy kids make for happy parents.”

Hayward says parents will need to register their children in advance so that the paperwork can be out of the way before camps start.  Then registered youth will be required to pay a drop in fee of only a  twoonie ($2) per day to participate.

“We have numerous fun and interesting subjects that will keep the kids coming back for more,” said Hayward.  “There will be three – four day camps, and one three day camp.”

Camps scheduled are:

• July 7 – 10: Nature Nuts & Paws ‘n’ Jaws.  Learn all about the birds, animals, and insects in the area.  How to recognize them, where they live, what they eat.  Learn about Nature’s  circle of life, and how to protect the natural world. Plenty of games, things to make, and rewards.  9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for K-grade 2;  and 1 – 3:30 p.m. grades 3 – 5.

• July 14 – 16:  Thompson Valley Players  Youth Theatre Camp.  Learn about theatre and acting, write a play, learn your part, and produce the play.  9 a.m. to 2 p.m., for youth ages 6 to 10, and ages 11 to 13.

• July 21 – 24:  ‘Phun’ With Physics.  Have fun with Bubble Magic, compete in Air Against Water, Make Rocket Spinners,  have fun with gravity, and join in Motion Madness and what makes things move. 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for K-grade 2;  and 1 – 3:30 p.m. grades 3 – 5.

• July 28 – 31:  Let’s Make Stuff.  Crafting, making kites, Christmas in July crafting, and much more. 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for K-grade 2;  and 1 – 3:30 p.m. grades 3 – 5.

Registration starts June 23, 2014, by contacting Yellowhead Community Services office in Barriere, at the Ridge, 4936 Barriere Town Road, call 250-672-9773, or email:  jill.h@yellowheadcs.ca.  You can also register at the North Thompson Volunteer Centre at the Ridge, or call them at 250-672-0033.