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Children's Programs

Spring & Summer 2017

Ages 5 and Under: for family drop-in programs, visit our Family Centre page to find out about other activities and programs.

Schedule subject to change. Please call 250-388-5251 to register for a program. 

City of Victoria LIFE credits welcome for select programs with fees. Call 250-388-5251 for more info. 


Summer Camps – Outdoor Pursuits 

Kayaking Camp 8 - 12 years

Paddle your way to becoming a kayak pro!  This camp is great for first timers and those looking to develop more skills.  Explore different locations on the water while learning safety, terminology, tips and tricks!  Program includes all required size appropriate safety equipment, kayaks and transportation.  (An email with more information will be sent out one week prior to start date)

54030 M – F                       July 24 - July 28  9:00 am – 3:00 pm           5/$260

Our other day camp programs include


ARTS – CREATIVE –PRESCHOOL

Musical Expressions for ages 0-4 yrs

Join us in song to engage a child through a mixture of free play and structure. Parents and children alike take pleasure in the interactive nature of the classes and jointly participate in singing, instrument playing, learning manners, brain gym, accompanying song actions, baby sign language and dances with a refreshing sense of exploration and fun. Our curriculum is based on researched methods surrounding and benefits of music infused with Music Therapy techniques. Instructor website: www.musicalexpressions.ca

*Those who have siblings of registered participants who are 10 months and under attend for free. 

Call 250-388-5251 to find out about the next session! 


PRESCHOOL/YOUTH – SPORTS

SPORTBALL – Parent and Child Outdoor Soccer    

Parents & caregivers can have a direct hand in their child’s development in Sportball Soccer. Children are taught the fundamental skills necessary to excel in soccer, including throw-ins, dribbling, trapping, passing, goalie skills, and more.  Classes are dedicated skill development and putting those skills to work in an exciting, non-competitive game.

2-3 yrs

54014    Su           Jul 9 – Aug 27     9am – 9:45am     7/$118 *includes $20 for ball and jersey 

              No class Aug 6    


SPORTBALL – Outdoor Soccer for Children

Children are taught the fundamental skills necessary to excel in soccer, including throw-ins, dribbling, trapping, passing, goalie skills, and more.  Classes are dedicated skill development and putting those skills to work in an exciting, non-competitive game. 

 4-6 yrs

54018    Su           Jul 9 – Aug 27     9:45am – 10:45am   7/$118*includes $20 for ball and jersey           

              No class Aug 6    

 

7-10 yrs

54021    Su           Jul 9 – Aug 27     10:45am – 11:45am   7/$118*includes $20 for ball and jersey         

              No class Aug 6    


KATS (Kids at Tennis)

The Society for Kids at Tennis (KATS, www.kidsattennis.ca) provides free tennis lessons and equipment to families experiencing financial barriers (application required). Using the “progressive tennis” approach recommended by Tennis Canada, the KATS program uses smaller racquets, smaller courts, lower nets and low compression balls. This approach helps kids to develop confidence in their ability to hit the ball, learn quickly, and most of all, have fun playing the sport!  Kids will be introduced to the fundamental skills which form the foundation for future development. Programs do not run on stat holidays.

Location:  Banfield Park Tennis Courts, Craigflower Road                 

Tennis (5-8 yrs)

54003    M           April 3 – May 29 4pm – 5pm                         8/Free                  No class May 22

54010    M           June 5 – July 31                 4pm – 5pm                         8/Free                  No class Jul 3

54011    M           Aug 14 – Sept 25               4pm – 5 pm                        7/Free

 

Tennis (9-13 yrs)

54008    M           April 3 – May 29 5pm – 6pm                         8/Free                  No class May 22

54009    M           June 5 – July 31                 5pm – 6pm                         8/Free                  No class Jul 3

54012    M           Aug 14 – Sept 25               5pm – 6 pm                        7/Free


Birthday Party Rental (5-12 yrs)               

For you and 10 of your closest pals!

Theatre rental with a movie of your choice for 90 minutes, followed by Education Centre use for 60 minutes. A total time of 2.5 hours! Parents are welcome to decorate with their own theme. Kitchen access available and tables and chairs included.    

Sat or Sun            cost: $145/2.5 hrs


*City of Victoria LIFE credits welcome for select programs with fees. Please call 250-388-5251 to register or for more info. 

For families with kids ages 5 and under, visit our Family Centre page to find out about other activities and programs.


Please note: The Burnside Gorge Community Association facilities are closed on stat holidays.