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Six daycamps for kids on strike

Parents wondering what to do with their kids while the teachers are on strike need look no further.

Several Okanagan groups and businesses have put together day camps and events for a range of ages.

Here is a quick break down of five different opportunities we know about.

1) H20 Adventure Fitness in Kelowna is "offering a full day of care where we'll spend our time in the great outdoors playing active games, going on a trail hike and picnic and finally ending our day with ample time in all the awesome pools!"

The event is for ages 5 to 12. Registration is limited and the cost is $30 for H20 members, or $40 for the public. 

To register, please call member services at 250.764.4040 Ext 0.

2) Jump2It has teamed up with Kelowna Gymnastix to give parents another option for the day.

This day camp runs from 8:30 to 5:30 on May 27 and bills itself as "a fabulous day of fun" including three hours of gymnastics obstacle courses, group games, free play and an optional craft time.

Cost is $59 plus tax and parents must send their child with enough food for the day.

More information and registration is available at http://jump2it.ca/strike-camp/

3) The Okanagan Landing Church in Vernon is also putting on a strike-day camp for kids aged 5 to 13 on May 29.

They ask parents to send kids with extra clothes for water games and a packed lunch for the events which take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Call 250.542.8011 to reserve a spot. 

4) Students in grades 9 to 12 are invited to the Centre for Arts and Technology to be a "student for a day." 

The event is free and runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m on May 27.

The first 40 students to register will enjoy hands-on digital arts activities (including Animation and Digital Photography), a full campus tour, a bag full of Centre for Arts and Technology goodies, and lunch will be provided. 

This event includes a family information sheet as well as a consent form which must be signed and brought with all attending students.  Unfortunately, students without a signed consent form will not be allowed to participate in activities and will be sent home. 

5) The Kelowna Art Gallery and Museums also have a strike-day event for ages 6 to 9 on May 27. 

Children will explore natural history beginning with dinosaurs and ending with birds and animals of the Okanagan.

Children are required to bring two snacks, a lunch and a water bottle. 

For more information, visit the website or call Renee Burgess at 250.762.2226 ext 310.

6) Westside Tae Kwon Do will be offering day camps if the teacher strike extends past May 27. 

Day camps would run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  No experience required. 

For more information and to register your child, please call 250-768-8868.

If your business or organization has an activity for kids during the teacher strike, drop us a note at [email protected]


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