Summer camp is a favourite for many kids across the community and registration for the town run summer day camps has opened for the season.
Registration for 2023 officially opened on March 1 at 8 a.m. and there are camps available for kids ages 6-12 throughout July and August.
Lisa Montgomery Sports Centre Manager, noted how it went last year and what the expected increase is for this year, "Last year the Town had a 77% fill rate. There were camps that were fully sold out in 24 hours. Based on feedback, we have increased our numbers so that we have camps for participants aged 6-7, 8-9, and 10-12. This gives us the opportunity to engage 72 children, which is an increase from 40 last year. We also know parents need to plan for their children attending summer camps and have aligned our registration dates with other camps in our area."
Themes for this year's camps include but are not limited to Sport and Explore, Neon Days, Water Fun, Olympic Days and Let's Celebrate.
Montgomery expressed why the Town feels it is important to continue to put these programs on for the kids in the community, "Offering a safe place for children to learn physical literacy and be exposed to multiple sports aligns with the Towns Strategic Plan, specifically Community Wellness. We are offering a sports focus this year and will include special guests, field trips, ice bykes, skating, and swimming in most camps. We will still offer two camps specific to swim lessons as this is an essential skill."
The camps continue to evolve and Montgomery and the team are looking forward to another busy year, "We have put a lot of thought into our summer camps and see them as an extension to our PD Camps, Winter camps, Spring Break Camps, and other youth programming. Camps allows children who may not get a chance to play organized community sport, the opportunity to develop skills, and friendship one week at a time."
Details for these camps and more can be found on strathmore.ca
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