Summer Fun Day Camp coming to Golden

Summer is on its way, and COTR and the Golden Early Childhood Development Coalition are giving your kids have a fun way to spend it.

  • Apr. 9, 2012 7:00 p.m.

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The Buzz around town is true; Summer Fun Day Camp is coming!

The Golden Early Childhood Development Coalition (ECDC) and The College of the Rockies are excited to announce the Summer Fun Day Camp Program starting in July 2012. This program aims to provide a fun, recreational, full-day camp program for children.

The Summer Fun Program will run at the College of the Rockies all 8 weeks of summer break starting July 9th and wrapping up August 31st.  The full day program is open to children aged 5 and up and will operate 5 days a week from 9:00am to 3:00pm.  As we know that little campers under 5 are also eager to get in on the fun, we are excited to offer a three day a week half day program for children aged 3 to 5. This will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1:00 to 3:00 and for some, this program will be their first opportunity to engage with their peers.

Summer Fun will keep your child interested all day long with outdoor activities such as arts and crafts, games, water play at the pool and spray park as well as cookouts and gardening.  The kids will develop new friendships, strengthen old friendships and grow their own child centred community.  Summer camp offers kids an experience like no other and builds memories that last a lifetime.

There is a large body of research demonstrating how early childhood development

affects the health, the well-being and the potential of children throughout their lives.  The College of the Rockies is supportive of growing this early years program by providing our campers with facilities.  We know that environments that support children to live and learn are key in determining their success for years to come.  Golden is an amazing community in a fantastic environment.  By offering our children a fun outdoor day camp, we provide them with an opportunity to explore and appreciate all that our town has to offer.

This invaluable program has been developed by the Golden ECDC with the belief that all children should be able to enjoy a camp experience.  With that in mind, the cost for the full week, full-day program has been set at $100 per week, and $30 per week for the half day little kids program.  With the generous support of the Family Centre and the Golden Community Resources Society there are also subsidies available to families, so that no child will miss out in this wonderful experience.  Summer Fun is proud that all children that want to attend; can!

We are offering an early bird rate of $90.00 and $25.00 per week for our Junior

campers during pre-registration.  This will take place at the College of the Rockies on Monday April 16th and Tuesday April 17th 6:00pm – 8:00pm.  If you have any further question please feel free to contact goldensummerfun@gmail.com  or call Joanne at 250-439-8388. We are looking forward to an exciting fun filled summer program for all our children!

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