Island Parent Magazine

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 are for a wide range of ages and inspired by Gallery exhibitions. Register online: aggv.ca/art-studio, in person at 1040 Moss Street or by phone: 250-384-4171 For more information email: jvandepol@aggv.ca. See you in the Studio!

Bring your family to Blue Vista Resort and start a new tradition. Located steps from Bennett Bay and the Gulf Island National Reserve with its beaches and shoreline walks on Mayne Island, this Tourism BC Approved Accommodation has been catering to families for over three decades. With nine individualized housekeeping cottages to choose from and a quiet lawn with barbecues, picnic tables and a children’s play area, this small family-run resort invites you to join a tradition many families have been enjoying for years. Cabins start at under $100/night. Visit bluevistaresort.com for rates and details. 1-877-535-2424.

Let your child experience everything you hope for them. Camp Pringle is more than just an amazing week of fun; our trained and screened leaders provide a safe place for children to develop socially, mentally, physically and spiritually. Spring Break Camp for ages 7-14 at only $460 + GST, Sunday to Friday with meals provided by our dietary Chef Lorri; you will love Camp Pringle. Visit camppringle.com for easy online registration or call 250-743-2189.

Christ Church Cathedral School’s Spring Break Program, “Lux Mundi”, provides a safe and exciting experience for your child. We have a high supervision ratio, energetic and experienced staff, excursions every day, opportunities for new friendships and lots of laughs, plus all the facilities of Christ Church Cathedral School, including a full size gymnasium. Children learn and grow in a safe and enjoyable environment. The program runs from March 13-24. Spaces still available. Registration also open for summer 2017. Contact us at 250-383-5125 or email: luxmundi@cathedralschool.ca. 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 **** from 1-3:30pm. 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.

Highland Pacific Golf Junior & Bantam Spring Break Camps. Combine outdoor exercise with golf instruction and learn the game in a fun, exciting way! Includes professional coaching and on course play daily. March 20-24 & March 27 -31: Bantam (Ages 6-9) 9:30am to noon; Junior (Ages 10-13) 1:30-5pm. 3-day camp (choose your days) $79 for Bantam and $99 for Junior. Full 5-day camp $119 for Bantam and $139 for Junior. 250-478-4653.

Kate Rubin Theatre & Drama Studio offers young people with a dramatic interest or passion special programs. Courses and camps run fall, winter, spring and summer. The studio is highly regarded in Victoria for running quality theatre programming for youth. We offer something for all levels. At the end of each term, students will have an opportunity to perform their work for an audience! Groups are small for quality instruction. For more information, call 250-386-7536 or email kathleen@skam.ca. skam.ca.

The Nanaimo Museum offers drop in programs for children ages 5-12 and their families during spring break. Admission by donation. Caregivers must be present. Night at the Museum activities Wednesdays, March 22 & 29 5:30-7:30pm include lantern tours through the coal mine in the dark, and other hands on activities. Self-guided Family Discovery days Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays, March 20, 24, 25, 27, 31 & April 1 10am-5pm. Popular drop-in theme programs run Tuesdays & Thursdays 1-3pm with related activities: March 21—Planes Trains & Automobiles; March 23—Medieval Times; March 28—Only in Nanaimo and March 30—Bug’s Life. nanaimomuseum.ca.

Playful Pencil Art Studio is offering two half day (9am-noon) spring break camps for aspiring artists and cartoonists ages 7-12. The first week (Mar 20-24) will be all about cartooning from creating characters to learning about layout and lettering. The second week (Mar 27-31) we will work on improving our drawing skills and learning to work with form and structure. Visit playfulpencil.ca or call us at 778-265-2261 for more information and to register.

Recreation Oak Bay is your headquarters for Spring Break Camp fun! Join us for themed activities, crafts, out-trips, swimming and more. New Exciting camps include Busy Bees, Pikachu and You, Kids on the Go and Bricks 4 Kids Teenage Brick Turtles. Have a blast at Oak Bay Recreation Centre with daily theme swims, fun on the ice or enjoy Specialty, 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.

Spend Spring Break with West Shore Parks & Recreation. This year we offer a variety of camps at Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, Centennial Centre and the Neighbourhood Learning Centre at Royal Bay School. Preschoolers will ‘Spring in to Action’ with camps for little chefs and young yogis. School age kids can try something new from Acting & Improv to Art, from Sports Camp to Mad Science. Visit westshorerecreation.ca for more, or call 250-478-838 to register. West Shore Parks & Recreation, 1767 Island Highway.•

 



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