Tri-Cities Spring Break Camps 2015

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Winter break just ended, and we’re barely halfway through January. Even so, it’s already time to start thinking ahead to spring break, which is happening from March 9 to 20, 2015. Registration for some local camps is already open, and registration for others is opening really soon. The best spots go quickly, so if you’re looking for something fun to keep your kids engaged while school is out, you need to plan ahead. To help you get started, we’ve rounded up some great local options.

Camp Sasamat

For more information, or to register, visit or call 604.939.2268.

Spring Day Camp
March 9-13 or March 16-20, 2015, 10:00am-3:00pm
Ages 6-12

From archery and canoeing, to hiking, to nature games, outdoor cooking and crafts, there’s something here for everyone at these two week-long camps. Sasamat Outdoor Centre’s Day Camps introduce children and youth to an exciting range of age-friendly, outdoor activities all within the safety of Sasamat’s unique forest setting. Children should dress for the weather and bring a bagged lunch (afternoon snack is provided), extra sweater and rain jacket, a knapsack or similar bag to carry clothes in. Bus transportation to and from camp is available from the Port Moody Recreation Centre.

Coquitlam Leisure and Parks

For more information or to register call 604.927.4386 or visit

A wide variety of full-day and half-day camps are available through the City of Coquitlam both weeks of spring break. From arts and crafts, to girl power, science and building, to sports and swimming, there’s something for every kid. Ages range from 3-14, and vary from camp to camp.

Douglas College

For more information, or to register, visit or email

Spring Break Camps
March 9-13 or March 16-20, 2015
Ages 9-15

Douglas College offers quality camps at affordable prices for boys and girls ages 9-15. Choose from half day or full day camps, and a variety of sports, computers, and arts programs at both the Coquitlam and New West campuses will be offering Spring Break camps.

Evergreen Cultural Centre

For more information, or to register, visit or call 604.927.6555.

Kids on Stage
March 9-13, 2015, 9:00am–3:00pm
Ages 6-11

From writing scripts to creating sets and costumes, join Michael Charrois and Wendy Anderson for a dynamic week packed with activities ranging from art-making to games, and more! On Friday, you will present your play(s) to family and friends in the Studio Theatre.

The Worlds of Transformation
March 9–13, 2015, 9:00am–3:00pm
Ages 9-11

Let your imagination run wild to create mind-bending and mind-expanding sculptures. Using collage, drawing, painting, photography and more, you will explore all the ways that you can transform objects into something entirely of your own creation. On the last day of camp, invite your family and friends to an exhibition of your work.

The Worlds of Space
March 16–20, 2015, 9:00am–3:00pm
Ages 6-8

Take a ride on your imagination into uncharted regions of space. Using models, drawings, and photographs you will take people on a journey that only you can describe. Work together to create a space scene that will thrill your family and friends on the final day of camp.

The Worlds of the Graphic Novel
March 16–20, 2015, 9:00am–3:00pm
Ages 9-11

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words – learn about character development and storytelling to make your own graphic novel using everything from ink drawings to colour washes to the manipulation of photocopies. You will also work together to publish your own anthology of graphic stories to share with your family and friends.

Rise and Shine! “Tales of Mystery and Imagination”
March 16-21, 2015, 9:00am–5:00pm
Ages 12-18

Tales of Mystery and Imagination is an original play with a cast of fun characters written specially for the participants, from the writer/director of The Bullying Games, Mandy Tulloch. It follows the adventures of Inspector Morse and his trusted side kick, who have been called to investigate a series of unexplained occurrences in Hammermill Mansion. Can they solve the mystery before it’s too late? Public performance on March 21 at 7:00pm.

Place des Arts

For more information visit or call 604.664.1636.

Spring Break Camp
March 9-13, 2015, 8:45am-3:45pm
Kindergarten-Grade 5

Place des Arts’ Spring Break Art Camp is back and better than ever. Blocks of activities in music, dance, drama and visual art engage kids in kindergarten to grade five. Play, learn, and get creative! Optional after-hours care also available. These camps fill up quickly, so you’ll want to sign up as soon as possible when registration opens on January 29, 2015.

Spring Break Pottery Intensive
March 9-13, 2015, 9:00am-12:00pm
March 16-20, 2015, 12:35-3:35pm
Grades 6-9

Interested in creating cool sculptures and awesome dishes? Learn wheel throwing and hand building techniques in a self-directed environment that fosters both technical skill and individual expression. All ceramic glazes are food safe and fully usable for the kitchen table.

Jewelry Design
March 9-13, 2015, 12:35-3:35pm
Grades 6-9

Learn basic jewelry skills including wire working, linking and stringing. Learn a different technique each day to create bracelets, earrings and a necklace. Beads, tools and supplies will be provided. Plus, this class is taught by our own Amanda Maxwell.

Video Game Illustration Art
March 16-20, 2015, 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades 6-9

In this intriguing art workshop, you will explore many of the hand-drawing and painting techniques used by professional artists in
their video game illustration work. Learn the techniques of character development, stylization, symbolism of colour, shapes and accessories, and try both a controlled and uncontrolled approach to developing an imagination-driven series of artistic creations.

Port Coquitlam Parks and Recreation

For more information or to register call 604.927.8400 or visit

A broad selection of full-day and half-day camps are offered for children and youth over both weeks of Spring Break. From musical theatre to badminton to babysitting and a whole lot more, your kids are sure to find something to keep them entertained and engaged. Ages for the camps range from 3-16, and vary with the program.

Port Moody Arts Centre

For more information visit or call 604.931.2008.

All Day Fun
March 9-13, 2015, 9:00am-3:00pm
6-10 years

Make robots, monsters and fairies in this fun-filled week! Children will work on several fun projects including working on canvas and designing an apron.

March 9-13, 2015, 9:00am-3:00pm
8-13 years

Animate Lego through stop motion capture. Working with a partner, a story is developed and animated. On the final day, all productions are shown in a gala event for parents, friends and siblings.

LegoMation Advanced
March 9-13, 2015, 9:00am-3:00pm
10-13 years

This is a chance for previous LegoMation Camp participants to take their filmmaking to the next level. The advanced group will also receive larger sets of Lego to use for their production and to take home at the end of camp.

Art Break
March 9-13, 2015, 1:00-3:00pm
6-12 years

Children explore a variety of visual art materials while honing their artistic skill. They will be encouraged to express their own creativity in a fun learning environment.

Pottery Wheel and Hand Throwing
March 9-13 or March 16-20, 2015, 9:30am-12:00pm
11-17 years

Clive Tucker teaches these small classes and gives individual attention to each student to help them make pots on the potter’s wheel. He will guide you through the challenge of centering the wayward clay to glazing your creations. Expect to make six to eight pieces. Class includes throwing on the wheel and some handbuilding.

Sew Much Fun
March 9-13 or March 16-20, 2015, 10:00am-12:00pm
8-14 years

Kids will learn sewing machine and hand sewing basic skills while creating their own stuffed creature and two more fun projects. No experience necessary.

Clay Studio for Kids
March 9-13 or March 16-20, 2015, 1:00-3:00pm
6-13 years

Make great ceramic projects and paint your pieces with coloured slips and beautiful glazes. All works will be clear glazed and fired. Have fun, create and make friends.

Art in the Morning
March 16-20, 2015, 9:00am-12:00pm
6-9 years

A fun and artistic way to spend the morning. Projects include painting, drawing, rock painting, print making and creating small sculptures plus many more fun activities.

“I Love to Act”
March 16-20, 2015, 9:00am-3:00pm
6-14 years

Children work together to creating an original play to present to friends and family. They will write the script, make props and costumes, design sets and perform, while working cooperatively with others.

Port Moody Recreation Centre

For more information visit or call 604.469.4556.

A number of day camps and activities are offered by the City of Port Moody and the Port Moody Public Library for children and youth. Camps vary in length and range in age from 5-18 years.

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