With the month of July just a shadow behind us, we look towards August for a whole new row of fun activities for kids in the summer sunshine, many of which will be rolling out of SEAPARC.
The list includes cool stuff such as rock climbing (a waiver will need to be signed for this one) along with fort building at French Beach and canoeing at Camp Barnard. But since there are so many, here is the highlight of August’s summer camps:
Camouflage & Swim, Aug. 6
This is one of the more popular summer camp games that kids play in the forested area behind SEAPARC. In the afternoon, the kids get to cool off in the pool.
Beach Art at Whiffin Spit, Aug. 10
A group will be going to the Whiffin Spit for the day, and one of the activities participants will be doing is collecting random nature items from the Spit and just creating some art pieces along the beach.
Make & Race Mini Cars, Aug. 11
This one is definitely for all those young gear heads out there. Participants get to build their own mini cars and then race them down a ramp and a track.
Go Karts & Batting Cages, Aug. 19
For this all-day event, a group of participants will travel to Western Speedway West Shore where they’ll be go-karting and using the baseball batting cages.
Jedi Training & Swim, Aug. 20
A kids favourite — participants hone in to their inner Jedi by making their own lightsabers out of pool noodles. The young padawans are then given different training tasks to go through on their quest to become a true Jedi. They also have a piñata they’ll have to break open towards the end of their trials. Once everyone’s a Jedi master, all get to go for a swim in the afternoon.
Archery at Camp Barnard, Aug. 24
Improving upper-body strength and accuracy, this one’s got both. Participants will be taught the fundamentals of archery a SEAPARC instructor who has been trained and qualified by the Boy Scout camp. This summer camp also includes swimming in the afternoon.
Dragon Run Races in the Pool, Aug. 25
This isn’t what it sounds like: canoes doing laps in a pool to get to the finish line. No, no, this involves Tsunami the Dragon, a massive inflatable that now takes up two-thirds of the SEAPARC pool’s main tank. Along the back of the big dragon is an obstacle course where participants will go up and under and then climb up the head of the dragon, then slide down a tall slide into a splashy finish.
For more info on summer camps, please visit crd.bc.ca/seaparc or call 250-642-8000.