Day camp options available to parents

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PENTICTON - The Penticton Community Centre will have day camps for school children 6 to12 years available starting Tuesday, Sept. 2 should customers require them next week and beyond.

Registration is available now for camps offered Sept. 2 to 5 and 8 to 12 with additional weeks added as needed. Customers will be reimbursed for any unused camps/registration costs when school starts. There is limited space available; please register as soon as possible. Every weekday will be considered a separate camp.

Day camps run weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and full-day activities organized by day camp leaders include swimming, games, crafts, sports and outdoor fun. The cost is $27 per child per day. Before-and after-camp care will be provided for parents needing flexible schedules. Before Camp Keeners (8 to 9 a.m.) and After Camp Keeners (4 to 5 p.m.) are each available for $5 per session.

There are activity options for teens (13 to 18 years) with half the gymnasium available weekdays for drop-in gym time from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and noon to 2:30 p.m. for $4 per person. It’s a chance for youth to shoot hoops and start up an informal game.

Public swimming is another option starting Sept. 8 after the annual pool maintenance closure, with the pools open all day from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and all water features available Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Regular admission rates apply ($4 per child, $5 per youth). Please note, all children under the age of seven, and any child aged seven to 11 years unable to swim the length of the leisure pool (approximately 20 metres), must be accompanied in the water by, and within arm’s reach of, a responsible individual 16 years or older.

To register for potential day camps, please visit the Penticton Community Centre on Power Street, go online to or phone 250-490-2426.

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