Recreation offers school strike camps


Children can take part in activities

With the back-to-school date drawing ever closer, and the end of the teachers’ strike no where in sight, Personnel Support Programs (PSP) is hoping to lend parents a helping hand.

Beginning Sept. 2, the Recreation Department will offer weekly camps for children out of school. Based out of the Youth Activity Centre (YAC) in Belmont Park, kids can take part in games, crafts, nature walks, and other activities to keep their minds and social skills sharp during the teachers’ strike.

“When we realized that school most likely wouldn’t be in session by the start of September we wanted to put something together to give families a helping hand,” says Megan McDougall, PSP Recreation Coordinator.

“We’ve got a lot of great people working with these camps, so we wanted to use our expertise to take some stress off these working parents.”

Camps are modelled after their summer camps.

The first week, beginning Sept. 2, costs $100, with each subsequent five-day week costing $125.

Camps will run until school begins.

“We really do offer some of the most thorough and affordable childcare in the city,” says McDougall.

“Hopefully this will be a good option for the military community, and we can help some families out along the way.”

Shawn O’Hara Staff Writer

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