Teachers’ Strike Day Camps

BC Teachers Strike Port Moody Coquitlam Port Coquitlam camps

Normally on Wednesdays we run our weekly events posts. However, as we head into the Labour Day long weekend there aren’t many events happening. You can keep up with what is happening by checking out our Events Calendar, as always. For many parents, however, the event they’re most anxious about is back-to-school. Will the children be back in class on September 2, 2014 as scheduled? We just don’t know. To stay up-to-date on the latest news, visit the SD 43 website. To hear what the current situation is, read this letter from Superintendent Thomas Grant.

If you’re looking for ways to keep your kids busy and engaged if schools don’t open on schedule, you’re not alone. I know my children can’t be the only ones climbing the walls. While I continue to hope for a deal, I’ve started investigating options in case that doesn’t happen. Here are four options right here in the Tri-Cities

Bricks 4 Kidz

Registration is currently open for camps for kids aged 5-12, for the first three weeks of the school year. Kids will have barrels of fun (and learn a bunch) as they use LEGO® bricks to explore the world of engineering, architecture and animation movie making through an open, friendly, and team-based environment.

More info: bricks4kidz.com/canada-britishcolumbia-coquitlam/classes

City of Coquitlam

The City of Coquitlam is planning day camps to keep kids busy in September, should the on-going labour dispute continue into the beginning of the school year. Programs are available at Poirier Community Centre, Pinetree Community Centre and Victoria Community Hall, for students and youth aged 5-14. Registration is now open for the first two weeks of the school year, and many of the camps offer the flexibility of signing up for individual days, so you can get just the coverage you need.

More info: signmeup.coquitlam.ca

City of Port Coquitlam

PoCo is inviting you to prolong the summer by registering in Extend-A-Summer Camp if school’s still out. Registration is currently open for kids aged 5-10, for the first week of the school year. Choose from Children Services Recreation Camp or Arts and Culture Art Camps. Continue to create memories in Port Coquitlam that last a lifetime!

More info: experienceit.ca

City of Port Moody

Port Moody is running a School’s Out! Kids’ Camp for kids aged 5-10 for the first two weeks of the school year. You’re invited to join in for a week of fresh air, games, crafts and active play. As of right now the camps are all full, but there’s a wait list. Also, if the strike continues more spots will likely open, so you may want to keep your eyes peeled.

More info: payments.portmoody.ca

Port Moody Arts Centre

The Port Moody Arts Centre is running half-day and full-day strike art camps. After camp care is also available until 6pm. Programs include Art Week, Clay Studio, and Drama and Crafts.

More info: pomoarts.ca

Sasamat Outdoor Centre

There will be a wide range of camp activities and age-appropriate programs for all to participate in. You can register children 6 to 12 years of age for a one-week session. Children are grouped by age and by gender into groups of 8 children to one leader.

More info: sasamat.org

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  1. Sasamat Outdoor Center is also offering Fall day camp during the strike: https://sasamat.org/Fall_Strike_Days.html