Spring Break is almost here!  Over the last year students have shown that they are resilient, can find creative ways to have fun and adapt to new schedules and virtual learning.  To help students re-charge, have fun and continue to build healthy skills over the break it is important to remember to play!

Play can trigger the release of endorphins (the body’s feel good chemical) that contributes to a feeling of well-being and relieves stress.  Sharing laughter and fun with others, can foster empathy, compassion, trust and intimacy with others.  Play can boost your energy vitality and even improve your resistance to disease!

A few ideas for play to share with your students:
STEM projects
Make a favourite meal together
Virtual hangout ideas
Paint or colour
Make your own in-door games
Print out a walking and heritage tour of Deer Lake or  local favourite family friendly hikes.
City of Burnaby online ideas

Free Spring Break Camps 2021

Create digital art using algorithms for teens – various dates and times starting March 20th

Virtual Spring Break Activities (yoga, cooking, crafts) Ages 6-12.

Coding camp for kids grades 1-12, 1 free session.

Burnaby Youth Centres
Open for drop-ins, for teens and pre-teens. Creekside, Edmonds, South Central and Summit.
Call or instagram message for a spot; open 5:30-8:30pm Monday-Friday.
LGBTQ2S youth program at Creekside on Fridays 3:30-5:00pm.

Spring Break Camps with Cost
Light Up Musical Theatre 
Camps for ages 3-18 in-person and online for ages 4-14. Cost varies.

Virtual spring break camp with the BCSPCA; virtually meet animals, animal experts and do cool crafts together. Ages 8-11. Two sessions daily, running camps week 1 and 2 of spring break. $150 per week.  Bursaries are available.

Code a game.  Learn to build a mini video game.  Ages 8-12. 5-days, 2hrs/day; cost $100.

Engineering concepts introduced to kids through play and building Lego.  Ages 5-12; various dates and times; cost $175.

Art and theatre camps for kids of all ages.  Various times and costs.  Bursaries are available to help cover costs.