Day camp options

The Penticton Community Centre will have day camps for school children, ages 6 to 12 years, available starting Tuesday, Sept. 2, should customers require them next week and beyond.

Registration is available now for camps offered Sept. 2 to 5 and 8 to 12 with additional weeks added as needed. Customers will be reimbursed for any unused camps/registration costs when school starts.

The camps run weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with full day activities including swimming, games, crafts and sports.

The cost is $27 per child, per day. Before and after camp care will also be provided for parents needing flexible schedules. Before Camp Keeners, 8 to 9 a.m., and After Camp Keeners, 4 to 5 p.m., are each available for $5 per session.

There are also activity options for teens, aged 13 to 18, with half the gymnasium available weekdays for drop in gym time from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and noon to 2:30 p.m., for $4 per person.

Public swimming is another option, starting Sept. 8 after the annual pool maintenance closure, with the pools open all day from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and all water features available Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Regular admission rates apply, $4 per child and $5 per youth.

Children under the age of 7 and any child aged 7 to 11, unable to swim the length of the leisure pool, must be accompanied in the water by, and within arm's reach of, a responsible individual, 16 years or older.

There is limited space available for the camps and people are advised to register as soon as possible.

To do so, residents can visit the community centre on Power Street, go online at www.penticton.ca/e-reg or call (250) 490-2426.



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