Island Parent Magazine

Spring Break Programs

Ah, spring—a time of blossoms, breezes and Spring Break. There’s lots to do during the break as you’ll see from the following listing. For more information on any of these programs, please refer to the ads in this issue. Please refer to the Ad Index on page 43. Have fun in the—dare we say it—sun!

Join us this Spring for inspiring art classes and camps in the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s (AGGV) Studio! Connect with cool new ideas, techniques and experiment with the creative process. Classes and camps are for a wide range of ages and are led by passionate and encouraging instructors. The AGGV Studio is the ideal place to explore visual culture and express your creative vision. Register online: aggv.ca/learn/aggv-studio, in person at 1040 Moss Street or by phone: 250-384-4171. For more information email: studio@aggv.ca. See you in the Studio.

Christ Church Cathedral School’s Summer Program provides a safe and exciting summer for your child. We have a high supervision ratio, experienced staff, excursions every day, plus all the facilities of Cathedral School. This program runs from June 24-August 23 and  is suitable for ages 5-10. Friends, fun, adventure! Minecraft Camps are also running for 4 weeks. Call 250-383-5125 for availability. See cathedralschool.ca.

This spring the City of Victoria offers a range of programs for everyone. Looking for ways to keep the kids busy and active over Spring Break? Try Horseback Riding Camp or World Cup Soccer Camp. There will be Spring Break Fun Swims daily March 12-27 from 1pm to 3:30pm. Mom and Dad why not hire a personal trainer while the kids are in the pool? You can find more information on all our programs and services, as well as drop-in schedules, at victoria.ca/recreation or by calling 250-361-0732.

Winner of BC’s Remarkable Experience Award, the Horne Lake Caves is a natural jewel and one of the coolest family adventures on Vancouver Island. This park has wild adventure both above and below ground. Start with a video in Canada’s only Cave Theater and then hike and explore the crystal-filled caverns. Tours depart every day, year-round. Prefer your adventures above-ground? Try a rock rappelling session designed for beginners. Lakefront camping and canoe rentals are also available within walking distance. Visit us for Spring Break! hornelake.com.

Mad Science® offers a variety of programs with fun science content. Birthday Parties, Camps and After-school programs—they all offer an opportunity to immerse children in an experimental, hands-on environment of exploration and learning. We bring exciting science to your home, to your school, to your community. Our new program Tech & Nature is sure to impress. Check our website madscience.org/vancouverisland or call 1-888-954-6237 for more information.

Join SKAM School of Performing Arts this Spring Break for full-day and half-day drama camps. Camps this year include courses in acting, film, improv, mask, movement and more. The school offers students ages 5 and up the opportunity to creatively explore and develop their dramatic skills and passions. Groups are small for quality instruction, and staff are trained and experienced theatre artists. To register and for info: 250-386-7526  kathleen@skam.ca  skam.ca.

Poppet Creative Looking for fun, creative camps for your kids over the March break? We focus on processed-based art allowing children to explore art in a creative, safe space. Check out our various half day camps on our website: poppetcreative.com.You’ll also find more information on how to register. If you have any questions. you can call Suusa Kim at 250-818-8182. All camps will be held at 1508 Haultain Avenue.

Recreation Oak Bay is your headquarters for Spring Break Camp fun! Join us for themed activities, crafts, out-trips, swimming and more. There are so many different camps to choose from including Outdoor Adventure, School of Art, Spy vs. Spy Camp, Science Camp and Preschool Camps.  Have a blast at Oak Bay Recreation Centre with daily theme swims, fun on the ice or enjoy Aquatic and Sports camps. Check recreation.oakbay.ca or call 250-595-7946 to find the right camp for you.

Looking for Spring Break fun? Then try one of our great programs at Saanich Parks and Recreation. We have a large selection to choose from, including computers, dance, arts and crafts, martial arts, sports and daycamps for kids 5-15 years of age. Also, don’t forget about our fantastic fun swims in the pool or Everyone Welcome skates. Whatever you’re looking for, you will probably find it at one of our four recreation centres. Check out saanich.ca/recreation for more information.

St. Michaels University School. A break from school does not have to mean a break from learning. When students want to tackle something new and exciting, our Spring Break programs offer plenty of ways young people can stay entertained. From baking to sports to animation, holiday programs are diverse and engaging. The Passion Sports team also returns with more sell-out elite basketball camps. The Spring Break Programs at St. Michaels University School are open to all children in Victoria ages 5 to 15 and appeal to a wide range of interests. For information on any of these exciting programs, visit our website at smus.ca/spring or call (250) 370-6120.

Spring is all about new beginnings… so don’t wait a moment longer to learn to play music! Playing an instrument is a richly rewarding lifetime asset. Now is the time to begin your musical journey at Tom Lee Music Academy, where music is fun and learning is easy for all ages. tomleemusic.ca/academy.

Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts Spring Break Camp Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm, March 18th-22nd. Participants are introduced to acting for camera, auditioning for film and TV, and what it’s like to be on set. Ages 9-14. Spring Break Workshops. Mon, Thurs & Fri, 12:30-3:30pm, March 18th-22nd. Monday ages 8-10; Thursday ages 10-13; Friday ages 13-16. Join one of our daily afternoon workshops in film acting and auditioning for young actors. These singular classes offer participants a chance to explore scenes and practice auditioning skills in a tight timeframe. 202-734 Aldebury St.

Victoria Gymnastics is celebrating its 39th year and enjoying the success of its two locations—downtown and the newest location near Royal Roads University in Colwood. We continue to provide quality artistic gymnastics for boys and girls ages two through adult, beginner through advanced. Our non-competitive achievement programs provide children with a skill set advantage for all activities. We guarantee our 8 to 1 ratio, offer convenient class times and ensure certified instruction so that your child will excel in a well-structured, fun and safe environment. Visit victoriagymnastics.com.

West Shore Parks & Recreation is the place to do, learn and grow. Preschoolers will ‘Spring in to Action’ with camps for little chefs, little sports stars and so much more. School age kids can try something new from pottery to sports, science to outdoor adventures. Visit westshorerecreation.ca for more information or call 250-478-8384 to register.•


 

 

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