It’s time for the parks summer camp

Veronica Hughes will be taking over the leadership role for the Point Roberts Parks and Recreation District Kids Camp this year and she is planning a month of fun, inspiration and learning.

Since the kids will be doing something new every day, “I’ll have a calendar prepared on the first day so they can plan to bring the proper things,” she said.

The district sponsors the free camp every year, with a morning session for younger children (ages 6 to 9) and an afternoon session for older kids (10–13). The camp runs Monday through Wednesday from June 29 to July 27.

Monday and Tuesday activities are focused around the Gulf Road community center, with games, crafts and gardening among other activities. “We’re working to organize a day with a local artist to give casual lessons,” Hughes said. Tie-dye day will be back, as well as the talent show. “That’s been pretty awesome,”she said. Hughes said they might spend one day at the Point Roberts Homegrown Co-op digging fresh potatoes to take home.

Wednesday is field trip day and counselors take kids out to explore the Point: Maple Beach, the skate park and Lily Point. This year Hughes said she was thinking of adding a trip to the water park at Diefenbaker Park.

Registration for the camp can be done on-site any day. The morning session begins at 9 a.m. and the afternoon session starts at 1 p.m.

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