Summer day camps for kids for just a twoonie a day will be running at the Ridge in Barriere throughout July. Three of the camps are being hosted by Barriere and Area Literacy Outreach, the North Thompson Volunteer Centre and Thompson Valley Players.
“This is the second year in a row we have been able 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 should register their children in advance so that the paperwork can be out of the way before camps start, but you can also do it on arrival at the camp. Cost of the day camps are just a drop-in fee of $2 per day.
“We have numerous fun and interesting subjects that keep the kids coming back for more,” said Hayward. “Barriere and Area Literacy Outreach has joined with NTVIC and Thompson Valley Players for the theatre camp that has been running this week where the kids have a had a great time and the play they have created will be performed for the Communities In Bloom Judges when they come to the community later this month.
This coming week we move into two camps that are specially prepared for youngsters of kindergarten age to those no older than having completed grade 2. Our facilitator Dawn McCormick (Mrs. ‘M’) has a wonderful program prepared for the participants who will also enjoy a healthy snack each day in the camp.
• Camp #2 – July 13 to 16 – A fun week of learning about the Forces of Nature. Kids craft their own sand sculpture, do fun experiments, and learn about “The Land Before Time”. This camp is for youngsters kindergarten to grade 2 completion. 10 a.m. – 12 noon at the North Thompson Volunteer Centre in the Barriere Ridge (Municipal Hall). Please arrive a little earlier if you have not registered.
• Camp #3 – July 20 to 23 – “Rock, Paper, Scissors”. A week filled with adventure learning about minerals, rocks, forests. Kids get to do fun experiments and make special items to take home. They will also receive a sapling tree from the Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society, and then spend the last day learning about fire safety and working with the firemen at the Barriere Volunteer Fire Department. For youngsters kindergarten to grade 2 completion. 10 a.m. – 12 noon at the North Thompson Volunteer Centre in the Barriere Ridge (Municipal Hall).
You can register by contacting the Yellowhead Community Services office in Barriere, at the Ridge, 4936 Barriere Town Road, or by calling 250-672-9773. You can also register at the North Thompson Volunteer Centre at the Ridge, or call them at 250-672-0033.
Also there is a Netball sports camp starting Monday hosted by the North Thompson Volunteer Centre. Inquire about more camps to come featuring crafts, sports and other fun stuff for kids at NTVIC.