Spring Break Day Camp offers lots for kids to do

A day camp at the Ashcroft HUB will keep children busy over the Spring Break.

A Spring Break Day Camp will be operating from March 29 through April 1 at the Ashcroft HUB, giving area children aged five to 13 an opportunity to take part in crafts, cooking, physical activity, and more during Spring Break.

“We heard feedback from people saying that they wanted activities for their children when there was no school,” says Vicky Trill, site manager of the HUB. The Spring Break camp is a first step in that direction, with the HUB society hoping to provide events on future non-instructional days, as well as a summer sports institute that would allow children to explore different sports.

The Spring Break camp is a partnership with Desert Sands Community School—which received United Way funding for active after-school programs—and BC Hydro. “The combined grants made it all work,” says Trill.

Heather Minnabarriet will be doing the food portion of the camp, with a focus on healthy eating. Deanna Horsting will be doing various crafts with the children, while Trill will be overseeing the physical activity component. Each day every child will do an hour or so of each activity in different groups, and once each day all the children will come together for a green practices/PowerSmart session.

The registration of $40 per child includes all the activities as well as snacks, which the children will make themselves (lunch is not included). The camp runs from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day, and registration forms can be obtained by e-mailing ashcrofthub@gmail.com or visiting the HUB’s Facebook page (Ashcroft HUB Society). Completed forms can be dropped off at the HUB (711 Hill Street) in Ashcroft.