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5+ ways to keep your kids busy this summer in Powell River

Posted by on Jun 11, 2016

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Starting June 30, Powell River parents will experience 10 full weeks of kids & teens at home. It’s magical! It’s messy. Make the most of your summer with these memory-making, skills-building, social activities.

Battle of the Books • Bookclubs • maker events

By: Powell River Public Library

Ages: Infant to teen

What: Keep your kids inspired all summer long with the Library’s innovative (and free) programs. Jr and Sr. bookclubs, watercolour mobiles, reading to dogs, pirate party, Lego, cooking, mapmaking… and much more. Schedule posted on Website soon.


Day camps • swimming lessons • soccer • yoga

By: Parks and Recreation

Ages: Infant to teen

What: A myriad of choices! Whether you need full-time care during the summer, or just fitness and fun, the rec complex offers loads of affordable options.


LEAP • Reading and Rec

By: School District 47

Ages: Kindergarten to Teen

What: Reading and Rec keeps kids engaged with reading (and other fun!) from July 11 through August 5, from 8:30 am to 1 pm weekdays. For Kindergarten and Grade 1 students, it’s free (students in Grades 2 through 4 should check fees).
LEAP is a nine-day credited outdoors program open to students in Grades 9 to 12. Check the website for prices.



Learn to sail • water safety

By: Powell River Yacht Club

Ages: 8 to adult

What: On the waterfront at Willingdon, these day camps teach kids the skills they need to get out on the water. Lots of hands-on! Adults can have their own fun with June and July evening classes.


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Piano • Guitar • Songwriting • Bass • Drums

By: The Music Room

Ages: 4 and up

What: Use the lazy days of summer to learn a new instrument–or hone your skills for righteous campfires and parties. Both individual lessons and group lessons on guitar music technology (recording, music production, live sound engineering.)


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