Creative Expressions art camp at Sybil Andrews

City of Campbell River Recreation Department art camps at Sybil Andrews cottage will host instructor Sharon Sanford again

Imaginative kids are invited to create unique and wonderful projects to show off to family and friends through summer art camps.

The City of Campbell River Recreation Department art camps at Sybil Andrews cottage will host instructor Sharon Sanford again this summer, with new projects for children ages six to 11.

Learn how to make string and nail art plaques, a batiked book or gym bag, a foil-embossed mirror for your room, a “bling” ball for the garden, egg shell mosaic frames or pots and many other stunning treasures.

The Creative Expressions art camp will run the week of July 22 through 26, with openings in afternoon camp from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $90 per person.

For more information regarding summer programs, please call the City of Campbell River Recreation and Culture Department at the Community Centre, 250-286-1161 or the Sportsplex, 250-923-7911. Check us out on Facebook at campbellriverrec.

 

Swim lessons on tap at the outdoor pool

 

Summer is here, and it’s time for swim lessons again at the Centennial outdoor pool.

The Centennial pool offers a full range of swim lessons from Sea Turtle to Swim Kids 10.

The Sea Turtle, Sea Otter and Salamander lessons are taught in the wading pool – affectionately known as the Marvin. Temperature in the wading pool is 84 – 86 F (29 – 30 C) degrees and with a maximum class size of four, children will experience comfortable and personal swim instruction.

All other swim levels are offered in the main pool, where the temperature is maintained between 78 and 80 F (25 – 26C) degrees.

In addition to the Red Cross swim lessons, there is a Bronze Cross course (July 15 to 18 from 8:30 a.m. to noon). This is a great way to wrap up a lifesaving certification in one week and still have all afternoon to play.

Younger, aspiring lifeguards, (8 to 13 years old) can register for the Junior Lifeguard camp August 12 to 16.  Participants learn basic lifesaving skills and develop confidence and teamwork in an aquatic environment.