“PD day” and “Day in Lieu” are welcome words to any student but say “Spring Break” and a wide smile will slowly creep across any kid’s face. Expectations are big and ideas are grand for Spring Break. Spring Break means freedom from the normal routine and this excites and energizes kids while instilling fear in any parent or guardian. How can you keep your child busy, engaged and away from those devices? You can send them to camp!
In March we long for warmer days, longer days and we count down until we will be able to spend more time outdoors. What do we really miss? We miss summer! We equate summer with being able to stay outdoors but most of all we equate summer with water. Where do we go when we cannot go to the lake? We visit the pool! Ever wonder if there’s a way to bring all that summer goodness to the month of March and spring break? NOW there IS!
MacEwan University Sport and Wellness is offering co-ed youth camps centered around the pool and suitable for children ages 5 to 16. Perfect for your “water baby” these camps are designed for swimmers of various skill-levels and experience but ensure that basic aquatic skills are taught in a fun and positive environment. Of course they can’t spend ALL their time in the pool so there are plenty of dryland activities to keep campers challenged and busy.
In this supervised and learning environment there is plenty of time to for campers to develop new friendships, independence and most importantly be kids. The aquatic camps offered are designed to keep the participants engaged and improve their technical skills and even promote techniques for healthy living. The best kind of environment is one where kids don’t realize that they are actually learning while they are laughing, playing and having fun. Swimming, as well as being fun, is a great way to keep fit, an activity that one can continue for a lifetime and its low-impact nature has proven to offer many physical and mental health benefits.
These aquatic camps are available for all ages and each camp offers supervision an hour before the camp, over the noon hour and for an hour after the camp making pick up and drop off super easy for parents and guardians. Note that campers are encouraged to bring their own lunch. After time in the pool and the fantastic dryland activities these campers will have worked up an appetite!
Spring Break camps tend to fill up quickly as the date draws near so we would encourage registering at your earliest convenience to save a spot! Which camp will you choose?
Geared towards boys and girls ages 5 – 8 this camp offers pool time excitement and the fun of dryland games. Aqua Troopers will ensure a great time while allowing your child to become more comfortable and confident in and around the water.
This camp focuses on being ACTIVE and, of course, having fun. Kids ages 8 -12 will enjoy pool activities and dry-land activities and games. Campers will have an opportunity to participate in aquatic activities, practice swimming and Lifesaving Sport skills, and play on the log roll, water runner and inner tubes.
This camp is for ages 12 -16 and offers hands-on experience. More than simply a swimming camp, Leaders in Training will learn about active supervision in a recreational setting, how to work with children of all ages, emergency first aid skills, and water safety skills in, on and around the water. Campers will also learn how to prepare for a job interview, develop a professional resume, receive a letter of reference and a certificate upon completion of the session.
“You can take the kid out of camp but you cannot take the camp out of the kid.” (unknown) Spring Break is about having fun and making memories but nothing says that you cannot learn a little while you’re enjoying some pool time and meeting new friends. MacEwan University Sport and Wellness has managed to incorporate all the goodness of summer into Spring Break and will ensure that your kids are laughing, enjoying the company of others and have plenty to talk about at the end of the day.
Sport and Wellness Spring Break Aquatic Camps:
When: March 23 – 27, 2020
Time: 9 am – 4 pm (Early drop-off begins at 8:00 am and late pick-up goes until 5:00 pm.)
Where: Christenson Family Centre for Sport and Wellness
Address: Building 8-121, 10800 105 Ave NW, Edmonton
Phone: 780 497 5300
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.