Thursday , 22 October 2020
Young girl working on a computer (Elliott Knopp/Lloyd Connect)

City offering free virtual summer camps

The in-house summer camps offered by the City will be held virtually this year.

The City of Lloydminster is offering a range of free online summer camps aimed for children between the ages of 4-11.

Manager of Programs and Events, Cindy Rekimowich, says these virtual camps help fill the void left by the traditional camps that were cancelled by the coronavirus outbreak.

“We want to stay connected with our families who have entered into a program previously, and we want to offer something to the kids to keep them busy during the summer months,” said Rekimowich.

The virtual camps cover a wide variety of interests including arts, sports, science and crafts.

Younger children between the ages of 4-6 have the option of choosing between a craft buddy box or a science buddy box that comes with a pre-recorded program so parents and children can work on their project whenever they choose.

Camps for children between 7-9 years of age can attend live virtual camps with a wider variety of focuses including the sea, space and art.

These camps start at 10 a.m. and run between 30-45 minutes long on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

The day of the week is selected upon registry.

The final age group of camps is offered to kids between the ages of 8-11, and participants have the choice between a micro lab kit and a horse painting kit.

These programs are pre-recorded as well, so the projects can be completed at the users leisure.

“It keeps them connected to kids their age, and it’s good for their mental health by making them stay active and connected and giving them something to look forward to in the week,” said Rekimowich

Anyone looking to register in their children in these camps can do so at the city’s activity registration page.

About Elliott Knopp

Elliott is a graduate from NAIT's Television Broadcast program. He has broadcast experience in football, basketball and hockey. He has spent nearly his entire life living in Edmonton, but has recently moved to Lloydminster for his career. He has an undying passion for CFL/NFL football, hot wings and Flaming Hot Cheetos. He loves playing fantasy football but has never won a championship.

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