Skidaddle on down to Oak Bay rec

Oak Bay Recreation Centre pool lifeguards

Oak Bay Recreation Centre pool lifeguards

36 spring break activities scheduled

If you haven’t been able to sign up your seven year old for Camp Adventureland during spring break at Oak Bay Recreation, don’t despair. There’s always Camp Skidaddle.

“The new theme camps are really popular,” says program organizer Emily Wilson. Forty spaces were quickly snapped up in two Adventureland sessions, a week-long day camp where kids aged seven to 12 swim, play games and create crafts on themes of the future, the frontier, fantasy and cartoons, to name a few.

But there is still room in a day camp, Skidaddle, that runs similar activities, only with fewer themes.

They’re just two camps in three dozen programs that Wilson and other recreation staff began organizing six months ago for spring break, the annual two-week public school time out for students and teachers. This year spring break runs March 14 to 25 – including weekends that’s a 16-day stretch away from classes.

Oak Bay Recreation has activities planned for every age group: from a soccer camp for three year olds to babysitting training for teens. From March 14 to 18, the pool will have an around-the-world-in-seven-days theme and from March 21 to 25 it will be transformed into an oasis during desert island week.

Hockey camps are scheduled for the arena, but there will also be everyone welcome skate times five days a week during the break.

Planning spring break activities has been a lot of fun, Wilson says. “It’s kind of like a mini-summer.”

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