Winter break is looming large on the horizon, and that means fun for your kids and slight panicking on your part. Panic no more, dear readers! Vancouver Parks and Rec offers a huge variety of winter break day camps at both Firstenburg and Marshall Community Centers to keep your little nippers happy, healthy, active, and safely occupied. Below you’ll find a selection of camps to choose from. For more details and to register, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/parksrec or click here.
- Little Campers Camp Snowman, ages four to six. Little Campers is held Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Your kids will have fun with games, sports, music, crafts and activities that are centered on the theme for the week. Class held in the Special Events Room with daily time in the gym or outdoors. There’s a comfortable 1:7 staff-to-children ratio. Must be toilet trained. Weekly fee: $70/$80.
- SPARK Day Camp, ages six to ten. SPARK puts the emphasis on sports, physical activities and recreation for kids. Your child connect with nature and other campers in a fun and creative way with recreational activities, games, outdoor adventures and field trips that reinforce a healthy lifestyle, positive identity, leadership, teambuilding, good decision making and strong values. Structured camp activities are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but parents may drop off as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick up by 6 p.m. Weekly ree: $156/$179.
- Winter Adventures Day Camp, ages six to ten. Your child will make new friends and discover new interests in addition to the aforementioned focus on leadership, teambuilding, decision making and strong values. Campers will enjoy swimming, crafts, sports, games, and one field trip per week. Structured activities are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but you can drop your kid (or kids!) off as early as 7 a.m. and pick them up as late as 5:30 p.m. Weekly fee: $156/$179.
- Teen Xcape Camp or Teen Survivor Camp, ages 11 to 15. Your teens will hang out and share their creative talents through scavenger hunts, sports, cooking and games. Camp hours are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. with organized activities from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Teens should bring a swimsuit, towel, water bottle, lunch and snacks each day. Weekly fee: $156/$179.