It's that time of year again; kids and teenagers out of school and homework for a couple of weeks but what do you do with them if you're a parent? Well, we're here to help so here are five activities to get the kids out of the house.
ENGINEERED FOR FUN/TRAINS, PLANES AND BOATS
You may have a child that loves boats, trains, planes, fun or all of the above.
The YMCA of Northern B.C. has two spring break camps available.
- Engineered for fun will include a trip to the Prince George Airport to explore architecture as well as engineering. There will also be lego building, paper plane activities, bridge construction, structure design and more. Doesn't that sound fun?! The camp will run from March 18 to March 22.
- Trains, Planes and Boats will explore all the ways you can travel. If your child is like Sheldon Cooper from the Big Bang Theory and loves trains, this spring break camp includes a trip to the train museum as well as making boats, kites and travel songs. Camp runs from March 25 to March 29.
Each program is $200.
Call the YMCA at 250-562-9341 to learn more or register.
SPRING BREAK CLASSES AT CARLSON POTTERY
If you like to be messy but also create a work of art, then these classes may be just the thing for you and registering is simple online.
Carlson Pottery is hosting three camps during the first week of spring break, with great themes.
- Hand-building castles: March 18 and 19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $50
- Dragons: March 20 and 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $50
- Pottery wheel throwing: ages eight to 16 on March 18 to 21 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $160
So go have some fun, o'clay?' (sorry, we tried).
TWO RIVERS GALLERY CREATIVITY CAMPS FOR GRADES ONE TO SEVEN
More art. Who doesn't love art? Even if you're terrible at it, it can still be fun so here's another set of camps to get the kids away.
- The Art of Imagineering: March 18 to 22 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will see kids create imaginary worlds filled with creatures, characters and inventions from your imagination. Cost is $206
- Colour Challenge: March 25-29 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will see kids have the chance to paint, draw, sculpt and work with mixed media to create art inspired colour. Cost is $206
SPRING BREAK SWIMMING
Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. If you don't know where that line is from, you need to watch Finding Nemo RIGHT now.
Anyways, you can swim at the Prince George Aquatic Centre or Four Seasons Leisure Pool with lessons available Monday to Friday at the Four Seasons Pool from March 18 to 29.
There are fees to get into the pools, so make sure you check them ahead of time.
UNBC BASKETBALL SPRING BREAK CAMPS
If art is boring to you, how about some sports?
The UNBC Timberwolves will be hosting their spring break camps with the first from March 18 to 22 and the second from March 25 to 28. Both camps are noon to 3 p.m. for boys and girls in grades one to seven.
The first camp fee is $165, the second camp fee is $135 and two camps is $270.
For more information, you can contact Coach Sergey at 778-349-4214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or if you aren't working, you can just stay home with the kids and enjoy the sunshine that has finally arrived.