The Royal B.C. Museum and recreation centres around Victoria are offering spring break camps for kids starting next week.

The Royal B.C. Museum and recreation centres around Victoria are offering spring break camps for kids starting next week.

Spring break camps offered for kids

Spring break starts on Monday, March 9, and there are many options in the city for kids to keep busy.

Victoria kids will get the opportunity to show off their photography skills at the Royal B.C. Museum’s Focus on Nature spring break camp starting March 9 and March 16.

Campers will get to develop their photography skills, learn about photo composition and go on field trips.

“It’s an excuse to get out in nature and go exploring,” said Chris O’Connor, schools and family learning team lead at the museum.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Jess Findlay, will visit the camp to share his experiences with the campers.

“He’s really fantastic,” said O’Connor. “He’s young, energetic and thoughtful.”

The camp also gives campers an international look at photography.

“It’s an international approach to photography. There’s a lot of interesting connections to photographs and gets kids thinking about life in another part of the world.”

Campers will also have their photographs included in a mini Wildlife Photographer of the Year inspired display.

The cost is $224 per person and runs the week of March 9 and March 16. Please go online to royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/events/spring-break-camp/ to register.

Meanwhile, the Esquimalt Recreation Centre will host a variety of activities to keep kids busy over the break.

A basic camp is available for two weeks of spring break with kids doing different activities everyday such as crafts, games and swimming.

For those looking for more speciality camps, they will also offer an acting and singing camp as well as pottery lessons.

“I think we have these camps to keep kids busy for the parents. Honestly a lot of parents have to work and it’s hard for them,” said Regan Pemberton, recreation programer for Esquimalt.

To register, please call 250-412-8500.

In Victoria, girls aged 9-12 can go to a “girls only” camp with activities such as music, crafts and swimming.

For the adventurous, the spring break adventure camp offers field trips to places such as IMAX, Playzone, ocean discovery centre and the Beacon Hill Petting Zoo.

Soccer lovers can take part in a half-day soccer camp hosted by national coaches Brett Hyslop and Steph Steiner from 9 a.m. to noon.

To register, please go online to victoria.ca.

 

 

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