Skeddadle remains top spring break camp

Recreation Oak Bay aims to give kids ‘best time ever’

Recreation Oak Bay is offering a host of spring break camps to keep kids active while they’re out of school.

Spring break starts today for the kids but Monday’s when the fun truly begins.

Classes are out for Schools District 61 from March 9 to 20 and at Recreation Oak Bay, camps are filling fast.

“We have seen a lot of parents registering in the past week,” said Amanda Morency. “There are several camps that still have space to register.”

From March 9 to 13, there was still space available this week in Badminton Smash and Soccertron camps. For March 16 to 20, there is space available in Junior Lifeguard Camp, Minion Mania, NHL Camp, Sticks and Kicks, Tennis Camp and Soccertron.

Badminton Smash brings NCCP-certified PacificSport Centre coaches to teach the skills, tactics and strategies through drills, skill instruction and lots of game time. The Badminton Victoria coaches introduce basics to the younger group, and reinforce the basics to the older group. Lots of games will be played on the four courts to advance the various skill levels in a fun environment. Badminton camps emphasize fun and fair play for all skill levels. The joint-age camp, where participants will be grouped based on age and ability, costs $107 for the week.

Soccertron is the established leader in providing an organized total soccer experience. Enthusiastic professionally trained coaches focus on motivating kids, developing strong skill fundamentals and having fun. The camp costs $37 for the week.

“The most popular camps this year were Active Kids in the Kitchen, Byte Camp, Princess Dance Camp and our always popular Skiddadle camp,” Morency said. “Skiddadle is unique because it offers daily registration.”

Skeddadle costs $38 a day and can be registered by the week for $219 for action-packed daily adventures at Windsor Pavilion. Weekly activities include playground time, swimming, out trips, games, crafts, walking trips to the beach and all the usual fun.

“We have a fantastic team ready to provide safe and fun camps this spring. We hope it is going to beautiful weather for the two weeks,” Morency said.

“However, my advice to parents is to send their campers prepared for the weather and the daily activities. For most camps, parents will be emailed a schedule and parent information letter before the camp begins. The schedules indicate the items campers should bring each day. Camps run rain or shine unless otherwise notified. Schedules can sometimes change depending on the weather but we’re always ready to adapt to make sure the campers have the best time ever.”

Parents can call reception at 250-595-7956 and the recreation staff are always happy to answer any questions or register youth for programs.

 

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