Summer day camp program enters its 17th year

Now entering its 17th year, the Community Connections Summer Day Camp Program offers local children lots of great summer fun! Photo courtesy of Community Connections

The summer day camp program offered by Community Connections is entering its 17th year of providing children with a fun-filled summer.

Registration has begun and is ongoing throughout the season. Come to Community Connections at 314 Second St. East between 12 and 4 pm to register.

This summer will be the first time Community Connections will be offering a camp for 4 ½ – 6 year olds. Camp Mackenzie, as it will be known, offers themes such as science and nature, cooking, culture, and carnival.  Each week will feature a different theme and the events and activities of the week all relate to that theme.  A camp for younger children was developed in response to feedback from families whose young children are on the waitlist for the Adventurer’s Summer Day Camp.  Program activities at Camp Mackenzie will be geared towards the interests and abilities of younger children. Camp Mackenzie will be run by Erin MacLachlan, Rosetta Bernava and Caitlin Carswell. It will use the preschool at the Alliance Church as “home base.”

While there are new additions to the summer day camps, some things remain the same. Adventurer’s Summer Day Camp, which is for 6-10 year olds, will be up and running with some small changes. Meighan Phelps has taken on the challenge of creating a camp where children could learn new things, while still having an exciting time. Adventurer’s Summer Day Camp’s themes will include the always popular Wet and Wild Water, Science, Exploration and Discovery, and Nature Week.  The crafts, experiments, and games are also changing so camp can be even more of a memorable experience.  Themes new for this year include Around the World and Cultures week.  These weeks will feature games that are native to other countries, along with different crafts and treats. Adventurer’s Summer Day Camp will be led by Meighan Phelps, Kaarina Duncan, Sam Messaros, and Eric Schwenck.

The third camp Community Connections offers is the Pre-teen camp, for children from ages 10-12.  The pre-teen camp will be led by Alexis McCrae and Nick Potocki, who are making sure the youth of Revelstoke have the opportunity to take part in some fabulous activities this summer.  Pre-teen camp has themes such as Pump that Adrenaline, Crazy Cuisine, Spectacular Sports, Camping and Wacky Water.  Activities include a trip to SkyTrek, rock climbing, and kayaking.  Pre-teen camp gives the youth an opportunity to take part in new adventures while keeping appropriately busy all summer.

Call 250-837-2920 ext. 36 for more information.