Summer has started early for school-aged children across B.C. as teachers enter the second week of a full-scale strike.
Many parents have been left scrambling to find child care, and Cranbrook Leisure Services has found a way to help out.
Starting today, Monday, June 23, and carrying on all week, Leisure Services is offering a “Fast Forward Into Summer” program.
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day this week, the camp will keep kids busy with fun events and activities.
On Monday in Rotary Park, there is a nature scavenger hunt and a gardening lesson. On Tuesday, also in Rotary Park, kids will do some arts and crafts, and play water games.
On Wednesday, kids will spend the day at Jimsmith Lake.
On Thursday, back at Rotary Park, there will be soccer and a fort-making competition. Finally, on Friday, kids will spend the day at Idlewild Park.
Leaders with the program will also be available to provide child care in the mornings and afternoons before and after the camp sessions begin.
Parents and guardians should send kids along with a healthy lunch, lots of water, a bathing suit and towel, hat and sunscreen, rain jacket, runners and snacks.
For more information and to register, contact Leisure Services at 250-489-0220.