Happening at the HUB: Summer camps

Happening at the HUB: Summer camps

There are youth summer camps for all tastes at the Ashcroft HUB.

The Ashcroft HUB is once again hosting and offering a wide variety of summer camps for youth of all ages. Some of the camps have limited capacity and will fill up fast, while others will only be held if there are enough registrants, so be sure to sign up soon to be assured that your child has a spot or that the camp will be held.

Kids’ TRYathlon training camp

Children aged six to 12 years old who want to take part in this year’s Kids’ TRYathlon (on Saturday, July 14) can get ready by participating in the Kids’ TRYathlon Training Camp, held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 3 to July 12.

Participants will train for the TRYathlon, as well as learn about the mechanics of taking part in a triathlon, such as how to change a tire. They’ll also be able to learn from other tri-athletes.

The cost is $30 per day, or $80 for all four days (participants can take part in as few or as many sessions as they would like).

Adventure camp

Teens aged 12 to 18 are invited to take part in Adventure Camp, which will feature four fun days of activities.

On July 17 there will be a day trip to Historic Hat Creek, and on July 19 there will be a trip to Crown Lake. On July 24 there will be a trip to Okanagan Wibit in Kelowna, while on July 26 there will be a day of events at the Ashcroft pool.

Participants can do as few or as many trips as they would like. Prices have yet to be set, and will vary depending on the event, but rates will be subsidized. The first three trips can accommodate a maximum of 18 participants.

Sage Hills sports camp

Sage Hills Evangelical Free Church is hosting an evening sports camp at the HUB from 6 to 8:15 p.m. from July 30 to August 2 for children aged six to 12 years old. The sports on offer include basketball, slip and slide, baseball, soccer, and sports day games.

The cost is $20 per person and includes a T-shirt; there is also a family rate available for siblings.

Tennis camp

Tennis pro Kelly Hubbard from Kamloops will be leading a tennis camp from 9 a.m. to noon from August 7 to 10. The camp is for children aged five to 14, with five- to eight-year-olds learning tennis from 9 to 10 a.m., and nine- to 14-year-olds learning tennis from 10 a.m. to noon. When not playing tennis, participants will be creating an engineering project at the HUB courtesy of Makerspace.

The cost is $40 per child, and registration is required by June 30.

WRAPS Fine and Dramatic Arts camp

Winding Rivers Arts & Performance Society is holding its sixth annual Kids’ Fine and Dramatic Arts Camp from August 20 to 24. Designed for those aged four to 19, the camp offers a variety of activities, including painting with Jo Petty, singing with Theresa Takacs, and acting and writing with Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan. Teenage students can rotate through all these activities, or can take a week-long moviemaking course run by Gareth Smart, with participants writing, directing, filming, and starring in their own movie.

Snacks are provided, but participants should bring their own lunches. The cost is $75 for the first child, with each additional sibling charged $50.

Krush dance camp

Dates and details are still being finalized for this camp. Last year’s dance camp featured workshops for children, teens, and adults, with participants rotating through a variety of dance styles, including tap combo, hip hop combo, and musical theatre.

It’s a great introduction to Krush and the world of dancing. If you’ve been afraid to try, this is an ideal opportunity to see if dance is for you.

For more information about any of the camps, or to register, drop in at the HUB or call (250) 453-9177 during office hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays), or email ashcrofthub@gmail.com.