The Crazy Café at last year’s Camp Dine and Dash was a great success. Dine and Dash is just one of the many kids’ camps being offered at the Ashcroft HUB this summer. Photo: Barbara Roden

Summer camps galore for a variety of tastes

Kids can take part in sports, learn to be a rock star, create their own café, and much more

School is out for the summer, and parents and kids might be looking for things to do over the next two months. The Ashcroft HUB is hosting and holding several summer camps, so whether you have an athlete, an artist, a dancer, or a budding chef in your family, there’s something for kids to enjoy during the lazy days of summer.

TRYathlon Training Camp (Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 2 to July 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., ages 6 to 12)

This camp is a fun way for kids to learn more about taking part in a triathlon and prepare for the Kids’ TRYathlon on July 13. Participants have four days where exercise is disguised as fun. There will be training skills and drills, fun and games, and some low-key indoor events as kids learn more about bikes, triathlon transitions, and more.

Sport Camp (July 15 to 18, 6 to 8 p.m., ages 5 to 12)

The focus this year will be on baseball and basketball, and there will also be crafts for kids who would rather focus on that. It’s suitable for kids just learning baseball and basketball, as well as those who want to work on their skills. Hosted by Sage Hills Church.

Soccer Camp (July 9 to Aug. 2, 9 a.m. to noon, ages 6 to 13)

Participants will follow a curriculum designed to help them play soccer like a pro, under the guidance of a licensed professional coach. The registration fee includes a soccer ball, a camp T-shirt, free Gatorade and water all day, a chance to win Whitecaps FC tickets, and more.

For more information go to www.soccerquest.ca.

Dance Camp with Krush Dance (Aug. 6 to 9, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., ages 6 to 17)

Dance instructors will lead participants through a variety of dance styles, including urban dance and break dancing. There will be a daily craft break between sessions for younger dancers.

Rawkn’ Art Camp (August 12 to 15, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., ages 5 to 17)

This year’s Kids’ Fine and Dramatic Arts Camp adds a new event: participants aged eight and older can learn how to be a rock star under the guidance of Canadian rock group Speed Control, who offered the program three years ago to great acclaim.

Kids aged 11 and older can write, direct, and star in their own movie while learning video techniques, and participants can also choose to spend the week creating art, singing, and writing and starring in their own plays. Hosted by Winding Rivers Arts & Performance Society.

Camp Dine and Dash (Aug. 19 to 22, 1 to 4:30 p.m., ages 6 to 17)

Kids will create their own café from the ground up by designing the menu, creating the decor, providing entertainment, and cooking and serving the food.

Members of the public will be able to drop in and enjoy the cuisine on selected days; check with the HUB for dates.

Teen Day Adventures (dates to be announced, ages 12 and older)

There will be a variety of all-day activities throughout the summer; details are still being finalized. Last year’s Teen Days included days out at Crown Lake and Historic Hat Creek, a day at the pool for different activities, and a trip to the Kelowna Wibit.

For more information about any of the camps, including costs, contact the Ashcroft HUB at (250) 453-9177 or by email at ashcrofthub@gmail.com, drop by the office, or visit the website at www.ashcrofthub.ca.



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