Updated: May 22, 2021
With the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be difficult to know which resources to turn to. As the end of the school year approaches, you may be wondering what services are available for you and your children given the current state of the world.
West Island News has compiled a list of day camps that are gearing up for the 2021 season. We know your child’s passions and interests are unique, and we are confident that this list caters to their individuality and strengths.
KIRKLAND DAY CAMPS
The city of Kirkland is offering a variety of day camp programs to its residents this summer. The camp, which caters to children between the ages of 5 and 14 offers a multitude of activities from cooperative games, sports, theme days, workshops, and special guests. It will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and offer daycare hours both in the mornings and evenings. The city is running 8 weekly sessions from June 28th to August 20th.
Do be sure to check out their counselor-in-training program for children aged 15+ where young teens can learn the skills and strategies needed to one day be a camp counselor.
For more information, visit https://www.ville.kirkland.qc.ca/
This summer, the YMCAs of Quebec have collaborated with the Borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro and are offering day camp services in 3 local parks (Grier Park, George-Springate Park, D’À-Ma-Baie Park). Outdoor activities will be prioritized, however, indoor accommodations are in place in the event of rain.
Focused on “building self-confidence and self-reliance, encouraging healthy lifestyle habits and fostering a sense of community” in all its campers, the YMCA combines physical activity, creative arts, culture, decision-making, and problem-solving in a carefully curated program that values inclusivity for children of all backgrounds, abilities, and walks of life.
For more information, visit https://www.ymcaquebec.org/
INVENTOR STEM SCHOOL
If your child is passionate about building LEGO, mechanics, and robotics, this may be the camp for them. Your kids will be building more than just lasting memories at Inventor STEM School’s Summer 2021 day camp. With Junior, Middle, and Senior programs, the camp caters to children between the ages of 5 and 12 years old.
Activities include building LEGO models; learning the basics of mechanics, mathematics, and programming; creating, building, and experimenting within a specialized, education-based version of Minecraft, and getting the chance to conduct a variety of science experiments. Outdoor activity is planned every day weather permitting, and snacks throughout the day are provided (your child will still need a packed lunch!)
For more information, visit https://stemschoolinventor.ca/camp
SUNNY ACRES DAY CAMP
Located on the beautiful campus of John Abbott College in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Sunny Acres Day Camp never has a dull moment. The team at Sunny Acres knows how important it is to highlight and foster a child’s unique interests. “We work hard to ensure that all our campers have fun, make new friends, and learn new things in a safe and happy camp environment.”
From sports to science, to art, to dance, to cartoons, to horseback riding, there is something for every child to learn and find passion in. Camp activities also include daily Red Cross swimming lessons and free swim.
For more information, visit https://www.sunnyacresdaycamp.com/
With parks and pools nearby, kids get loads of time away from the screen and in the fresh air. The specialty camp caters to children between the ages of 9-16 years and is booked in two-week sessions. It is worth noting that sessions are filling up quickly, so don't miss out on your opportunity to register!
For more information, visit kidcoders.ca