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spring break guide

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table of contents Okanagan4Kids.com is happy to present our fourth annual Spring Break Guide to families living in the Okanagan Valley! This guide contains a listing of spring break camps availalbe for children from Vernon down to Penticton. We encourage you to contact each camp provider for more information prior to registration. If you know of a camp which has not been included in this guide, please let us know! Send comments and suggestions to info@okanagan4kids.com

Vernon Camp Listings 4 - 5 Rain, rain, go away my kids are driving me crazy today! 6 Kelowna Camp Listings 7-8 Cooking with Children 10 Penticton Camp Listings 11

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vernon PROGRAMS Mad Science Camp

AGES 6-10

DAYS M-Th

Around the World Camp

6-10

M-F

Knights & Princesses 5-6

M-F

Dinos & Drama

5-6

M-F

Mini Chefs

5-6

M-Th

Treasure Island

5-6

M-Th

Camp RecSkate

7-12

M-F

Chef Camp

9-13

M-F

Games Galore

7-12

M-F

WHEN COST March 25-28 9am- $120/members 3pm $140/non-members March 18-22 9am- $150/members 3pm $175/non-members March 18-22 $93/camp or 2 8:30am-12pm for $176 March 18-22 $93/camp or 2 12:30pm-4pm for $176 March 25-28 $74/camp or 2 8:30am-12pm for $138 March 25-28 $74/camp or 2 12:30pm-4pm for $138 March 18-22 $110 or $125 8:30am-12:30pm after Mar. 14 March 18-22 $176 or $206 8:30am-4:30pm after Mar. 14 March 18-22 $81 or $96 after 12:30pm-4:30pm Mar. 14

LOCATION Okanagan Science Centre Okanagan Science Centre Greater Vernon Recreation Greater Vernon Recreation Greater Vernon Recreation Greater Vernon Recreation Greater Vernon Recreation Greater Vernon Recreation Greater Vernon Recreation

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vernon Visit Okanagan4Kids.com for a comprehensive listing of events taking place around the Okanagan valley! PROGRAMS GoSkate Skateboard Camp

AGES 3-12

DAYS M-F

WHEN March 18-22 10:15am-12:30pm 1:00pm-3:15pm March 18-22 8:30am-4:30pm March 18-22

Xplore Sportz

9-12

M-F

Lego Camps

6-8

M-F

Lego Camps

9-12

M-Th

Aces Tennis

7-10

M-Th

Fit n Fun

9-13

M-Th

Floor Hockey and Other Sports HoopSmart

7-10

M-Th

7-10

M-Th

Creative Kids Art Camps SB1

8-12

M-F

Creative Kids Art Camps SB2

8-12

M-Th

March 25-28 9:30am-3:30pm

Mining and Crafting Camp Space Adventures/ Star Wars Camp Super Heroes Camp Movie Making Camp Spring Break Camp

5-11

M-F

5-11

M-F

5-11

M-F

7+

M-F

7-15

M-F

March 18-22 9:00am-12:00pm March 18-22 1:00pm-4:00pm March 25-29 9:00am-12:00pm March 25-29 1:00pm-4:00pm March 18-22

March 25-28 8:30am-4:30pm March 25-28 8:30am-4:30pm March 25-28 8:30am-4:30pm March 25-28 8:30am-12:30pm March 25-28 1:00pm-4:30pm March 18-22 9:30am-3:30pm

COST $125 or $155 after Mar. 14

LOCATION Greater Vernon Recreation

$160 or $190 after Mar. 14 $160 or $190 after Mar. 14 $145 or $175 after Mar. 21 $120 or $135 after Mar. 21 $141 or $171 after Mar. 21 $75 or $90 after Mar. 21 $70 or $85 after Mar. 21 $160/members $170/nonmembers $25 materials fee $130/members $140/nonmembers $25 materials fee

Greater Vernon Recreation Greater Vernon Recreation Greater Vernon Recreation Greater Vernon Recreation Greater Vernon Recreation Greater Vernon Recreation Greater Vernon Recreation Vernon Community Arts Centre

$300

Vernon Community Arts Centre

Bricks4Kidz Vernon/ Shuswap Bricks4Kidz Vernon/ Shuswap Bricks4Kidz Vernon/ Shuswap Bricks4Kidz Vernon/ Shuswap Camp ArrowFlight (Okanagan Boys & Girls Clubs)

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rain, rain, go away, my kids are making me crazy today!

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pring typically brings rain. ‘April showers bring May flowers’ is the old adage. Rain is great for the earth; not so much if you’re a parent with healthy, active children. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with allowing children to play outside in the rain, (it’s even encouraged!), it may not be an everyday occurrence you wish to indulge your children in, for one simple reason: the mess of wet, dirty clothing and footwear! What others options does that leave a parent, besides allowing your children to run wild throughout the house (very headache inducing) or keeping a continuous stream of television, movies and/or video games available to them (not the healthiest option). Below are some craft ideas, which can be adapted to suit most ages. They utilize simple recycled materials, keeping the cost low. Often, placing a basket with yarn, scissors, glue, markers and some paper is enough to spur an older child’s imagination, keeping their hands and minds busy for varying lengths of time, depending on your child’s interests and typical activity level. Also included are some physical, large motor activities your children may enjoy engaging in, when the option to run around outside is unavailable. Playing upbeat music is a great way to add fun, literacy and mathematical learning into your activities. Talking about the lyrics in a song brings a literacy component, while discussing the beat counts within a song brings a mathematical piece to the activity. It’s amazing how learning can be incorporated into everyday activities, isn’t it?

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CRAFTS Paper bag puppet Picture frame with paper plate Make bookmarks Make your own book (story or picture) PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES Inside hopscotch (use masking tape on the floor, for the squares) Bea bag toss Simon Says Create cards that include different directions for dance moves, then each person takes turns drawing a card, then everyone does those dance moves

Keep a ‘rainy day’ bin in your home, which includes the supplies needed for these and other activities. Also keep snacks and juice boxes to use as game prizes! And have fun!! Contributed by Jodi Quibell - Word to the Wise Editing Services. www.wordtothewiseservices.com

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kelowna PROGRAMS SFU Spring Break Soccer Camps Spring Break Day Camp - PRC Learn to Play Ringette Camp

AGES 5-6 7-8 9-11 7-12

M-F

6-8

M-Th

9-14 Acrylic, Watercolour & Drawing Art Camp Sportacular Spring 7-12 Break Camp

DAYS M-F

WHEN March 11-15 8:30am-11:30am 1:00pm-4:00pm March 11-15 March 18-22 7:30am-5:15pm March 11-14 4:00pm-5:30pm

COST $130

$165

$56

M-F

March 11-15 3:30pm-5:30pm

$100

M-F

March 18-22 1:00pm-5:00pm

$95/week

XploreSportz Sport 9-12 Camps

M-F

$165/week

Junior Golf Lessons 6-12

Tu-F

Nature Detectives Spring Break Camps Spring Break Arts Blast Camp Spring Break Arts Blast Camp Spring Break Arts Blast Camp Dance & Art Break

5-7

Tu, W, Th

5-6

Tu, W

7-9

Tu, W

9-11

Tu, W

5-6

Th, F

Dance & Art Break

7-11

Th, F

March 11-15 March 18-22 Drop-off 8:30-9am Pick-up 4:30-5pm March 12-15 11:00am-12:00pm March 19-22 1:00pm-2:00pm March 12-14 March 19-21 9:00am-12:00pm March 12-13 9:00am-3:00pm March 12-13 9:00am-3:00pm March 12-13 9:00am-3:00pm March 14-15 9:00am-11:00am March 14-15 9:00am-11:00am March 18-21 10:00am-3:00pm

Come Play in the Mud! And the Paint! Spring Break Theatre Camps

M-Th

7-13

M-F

March 11-15 March 18-22 1/2 Day & Full Day

LOCATION City of Kelowna Recreation & Cultural Services City of Kelowna Recreation & Cultural Services City of Kelowna Recreation & Cultural Services City of Kelowna Recreation & Cultural Services City of Kelowna Recreation & Cultural Services City of Kelowna Recreation & Cultural Services

$113

City of Kelowna Recreation & Cultural Services

$60

RDCO Regional Parks

$85

Rotary Centre for the Arts Rotary Centre for the Arts Rotary Centre for the Arts Rotary Centre for the Arts Rotary Centre for the Arts Rotary Centre for the Arts

$85 $85 $45 $45 $180

$115/1-week $225/2-weeks

Kelowna Actors Studio

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kelowna PROGRAMS Spring Break Day Camps CircusYoga Camp

AGES DAYS KC-Gr. 6 M-F

WHEN March 11-22 7:30am-5:30pm March 11-15 March 18-22 9:00am-1:00pm March 11-22 9:00am-3:00pm

COST $175/week or $35/day $200/week or $45/day

5-12

M-F

Art Break

5-8

M-F

Creative Cartoons

9-12

Th, F

March 14 & 15 9:00am-3:00pm

Spring Break Camp 7-15

M-F

March 18-22

$110/members $125/nonmembers $300

Day Camps

K-Gr. 6

M-F

March 11-22 9:00am-4:00pm

Mixed Media Spring Camp Mixed Media Spring Camp Mixed Media Spring Camp Mixed Media Spring Camp Georgia O’Keefe Camp Willy Wonka Camp

8-12

M, Tu, W

3-5

M-F

6-10

M-F

6-10

M-F

5-8

Th, F

7-13

M-F

Once Upon a Sum- 7-13 mer & Camp Rock Spring Break Bake 6-12 Art Camp

M-F

March 11-13 1:30pm-4:30pm March 18-22 9:00am-12:00pm March 18-22 1:30pm-4:30pm March 11-15 9:00am-12:00pm March 14-15 1:30pm-4:30pm March 11-15 9:00am-4:00pm March 18-22 9:00am-4:00pm March 12-14 March 19-21 10:00am-4:00pm March 11-15 9:30am-2:30pm March 18-20 9:30am-12:30pm March 11-15 March 18-22 3:00pm-4:00pm 4:00pm-5:00pm

Tu, W, Th

Spring Break Day Camp Pony Ride Camp

8-14

M-F

5-8

M-W

Surf & Turf Program

4-6 7-11

M-F

LOCATION YMCA Okanagan (Studio 9) CircusYoga Kelowna

$55/day members Kelowna Art Gallery $70/day nonmembers

$39/day or $179/week Lunch $6.50/day $129

Kelowna Art Gallery

Camp ArrowFlight (Okanagan Boys & Girls Club) EnergyPlex

$225

4Cats Art Studio Kelowna 4Cats Art Studio Kelowna 4Cats Art Studio Kelowna 4Cats Art Studio Kelowna 4Cats Art Studio Kelowna Bumbershoot Theatre

$225

Bumbershoot Theatre

$65/day or $160/3-days

CupCasions

$325

Willow Grove Riding School Willow Grove Riding School We Teach Swimming & Soccer

$215 $215 $215 $86

$120 $76.42/week

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cooking with children

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ooking can help young kids learn and practice some basic math concepts and build language skills. And the experience of creating meals with you can help build their self-confidence and lay the foundation for healthy eating habits. It may take a little flexibility and some simple prep work, but with the right expectations, your time in the kitchen with your preschooler can be a culinary adventure you’ll both enjoy.

How Cooking Can Help Preschoolers

Bringing kids into the kitchen can benefit them in a number of ways. Cooking can help: •

• •

Build basic skills. You can help your child hone basic math skills by doing something as simple as counting eggs or pouring water into a measuring cup. You can ask what comes first, second, and third or count together as you spoon dough onto a cookie sheet. When you read a recipe together, you’re introducing new words to your child’s vocabulary and promoting literacy. Following steps in the recipe can work on listening skills. Encourage an adventurous palate. Preschoolers are notoriously picky eaters, and bringing them into the kitchen to cook can help get them to open up to new tastes. When your 3-year-old daughter plays chef she might sample dishes she wouldn’t try if you just served them to her. So encourage kids to taste new ingredients you’re working with and talk about what they like and how healthy foods make a body grow. Help young kids explore with their senses. Kids learn by exploring with their senses and the kitchen is an ideal place to do that. Invite them to listen to the whir of the mixer, pound dough and watch it rise, smell it baking in the oven, and finally taste the warm bread fresh from the oven. If it smells good, looks appealing, and is easy to eat they may just be willing to try it! Boost confidence. Preschoolers love to show what they can do and working in the kitchen provides opportunities to gain a sense of accomplishment. If they helped assemble the pizza, let them know that their help was important. You could name the pizza or another dish after your child. Serve “Will’s Pizza” or “Ella’s Salad” for dinner tonight. Even if the end results are not exactly what you expected, praise their efforts.

Ideal Jobs for Preschoolers in the Kitchen

There are a few tasks in the kitchen which are particularly well-suited to kids ages 3 to 5. The key is to give them “jobs” that meet their skill level and are something they enjoy. So if your child loves to pound, bring out the bread dough and let your preschooler pound away. Here are some ways kids can help: • • • • •

Stirring pancake batter Tearing lettuce for salad Adding ingredients Assembling a pizza Helping you “read” a cookbook by turning the pages

Getting Started

From riding a tricycle to getting dressed, preschoolers are learning how much they can do all by themselves. Look for a few cooking related activities that your child can successfully complete independently or with minimum involvement from you. Simple tasks like pouring liquid into the bowl, sprinkling cheese on top of the casserole, or using cookie cutters are a good fit for most preschoolers. Don’t plan an elaborate project — 5 to 10 minutes might be all your child wants to spend on an activity. Start small and keep it fun. As kids grow, they will develop the skills, attention span, and interest to do bigger cooking jobs, like squeezing the juice out of a lemon, measuring ingredients into cups and spoons, and beating eggs or mashing potatoes. Preschoolers will also enjoy learning with you. For safety reasons, you should be in the kitchen with them at all times, supervising and monitoring progress. Spending time in the kitchen with your kids can foster an interest in food and cooking that will last for life! © 1995- 2012 . The Nemours Foundation/KidsHealth®. Reprinted with permission.

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West Kelowna & Penticton West Kelowna PROGRAMS Lego Maniacs

AGES 5-12

DAYS M-F

Spring Break Day Camps

6-11

M-F

XploreSportZ Camps Spring Break Day Camps

8-12

M-F

Gr. K-6

M-F

WHEN March 11-15 1:00pm-2:30pm March 11-15 March 18-22 8:00am-5:00pm March 11-15 8:30am-5:00pm Various Times

COST $82.50

LOCATION Bricks4Kidz

$32.50/day

District of West Kelowna Recreation

$160/week

District of West Kelowna Recreation Webber Road Community Centre

Varied

penticton PROGRAMS AGES Spring Break Camp 3-5 and older

DAYS M-F

WHEN March 18-22 March 25-29 Half Day & Full Day

Mission 2 Space

6+

M-F

March Break Camps

5+

M-F

Preschool Gymnastics

3-4

M-F

March 18-22 10:30am-12:00pm March 18-22 March 25-28 Half & Full Day March 18-22 9:00am-10:00am March 25-28 11:15am-12:15pm

COST $25/half day $40/full day $110/half day weekly $170/full day weekly $82.50

LOCATION FitKidz Gymnastics

Bricks4Kidz

$95/half day $160/full day

Springers Gymnastics Adventures

$50 Week 1 $40 Week 2

Springers Gymnastics Adventures

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