Wednesday, August 27, 2014

B.C Teachers' Strike: Programs & Camps

If B.C. teachers remain on strike when the school year begins, parents will be looking for alternatives for about 300,000 B.C. schoolchildren aged 12 and under.

Below is a list of new programming in various communities that will take place during school hours in the event of a strike. We will add more as we receive information.


The City of Abbotsford’s
Day-camp program will continue into September if a settlement isn’t reached.
More Info:


Burnaby 8 Rinks
Offers full-day multisport and hockey camps the first two weeks of September
More Info: 604-291-026 or

Burnaby Village Museum
Fall Heritage Adventure Camp for ages 6-10
Crafts, activities, games and exploring  9 a.m.-3 p.m., with after-care available until 4:30 p.m.
More Info: Burnaby recreation centre, or

Kouri Flute Academy
Music, arts and crafts
More Info: 604-523-6683 or


Poirier Community Centre
Sport activities, entertaining games, fun and challenging outdoor adventures, and much more
More Info:

Victoria Park

Join us for a day filled with sport activities, crafts, entertaining games and challenging outdoor adventures
More Info:

Pinetree Community Centre

Various Programs
More Info:
Tri-City Taekwondo
Day camps for children
More Info: 604-939-8232


Delta Gymnastics recreation camp includes science, writing, reading, math, art, gymnastics and More Info:


Langley’s XTreme Allstar Cheer & Dance is offering day camps at its location on 204th Street.
More Info: 604-512-4840 or

Webb’s Holiday Acres offers day or overnight horse camp, swimming pool, arts and crafts, games, trampoline
More Info:  604-857-1712 or


The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is working towards providing 1,200 spaces in ‘Strike Camps’ at 34 location across the Lower Mainland and the Sunshine Coast. The day-camp cost is $15 for YMCA members, $30 for non-members. The “Just in Case” wait list number to call to register (the camps will run if teachers remain on strike) is 604.939.9622.


The North Vancouver Recreation & Culture (NVRC)
Offers special day camps in September. Parents can begin registering their kids
More Info: 604-987-Play (7529) or

Grouse Mountain
Scheduled full-week camps in September with themes like Art & Drama, Survival, Wildlife and First Nations Exploration
More Info: Register 
online, by phone at 604-980-9311 or in person at Guest Services.


Children Services Recreation Camp
More Info: 604-927-7529.
Arts and Culture Art Camps
More Info: 604-927-7529

Youth Fall Camp
Join our youth leaders in September and enjoy a fun and active out trip each day. Bring your swimsuit, towel, water, sunscreen, lunch and water each day. Transportation and entry fees
More Info: 604-927-7529.


Rocky Point Sailing Association
Offers a week-long sailing day camp
More Info:

Port Moody Recreation Complex
ffers a six-hour day camp of games, crafts active play and fresh air for kids 5-10 years
More Info: 604-469-4556


Climbing day camp
More Info:


Richmond Olympic Oval’s
Individual full-day and week-long camp options of the Richmond Olympic Oval’s most popular sport camp experience
More Info: Register online

Panther Cheer Athletics
Offering an action-packed day full of tumbling, jumping, stunt 101, crafts and more
More Info: 778-297-8437 or

Surrey Parks Recreation and Culture will be offering a variety of day camps during the week of Locations are below:

Fraser Heights Recreation Centre
Fleetwood Community Recreation Centre
Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre
Port Kells Hall
Cloverdale Recreation Centre
Clayton Hall
Newton Recreation Centre
South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre
Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex
North Surrey Recreation Centre
Surrey Nature Centre
Guildford Recreation Centre will begin to offer camps.
Info More: Visit the 
city’s website for details on the camps, times, and cost.


In Vancouver, individual community centres will decide what camps are most applicable to their situation should the strike continue.

Kensington Community Centre
Britannia Community Centre
CoalHarbour Community Centre
Marpole-OakridgeCommunity Centre
RoundhouseCommunity Centre
KerrisdaleCommunity Centre

Offers a full-day schedule of classes for children aged 5-8 which follow the B.C. curriculum for Grades K-3
More Info:

Christianne’s Lyceum of Literature and Art
More Info:


City of Victoria
Beacon Hill Hut camp facility located near the main playground in the park, out-trips, games, activities
More Info: Register online or call 250-361-0732

Camp Qwanoes
Endless Summer’ camps
More Info:

Cooper Studios
Offering September School Hour Workshops at its Vancouver and White Rock locations.
More Info:


The B.C. Ministry of Education has a number of online educational resources for parents in the event of a continuing strike in September.

Teaching at home can go 
Open School BC, log on here.
LearnNowBC can learn more 

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