Juliana Towle leads the CornerStage camps.

News flash: No reason to be bored in Langley this summer with camp offerings

Langley Township and City as well as schools, churches and others offer summer camps.

Northwest Langley Baptist Church is going into show business, at least for the summer.

It has CornerStage Musical Theatre Camps running from early July to August.

“We have typically done soccer camps in the past and this year we decided to make a complete change. We have a number of people in our church who are experienced and connected with community theatre and so this came about from those passions,” explained Collette Bullock.

The plan is to have musical theatre summer camps in the years to come.

“So far, we have about 10 children registered for our first camp that runs July 4 to 8 and two children registered for one of our camps in August,” she said.

The church has hired Juliana Towle, who has an extensive background in the arts through Trinity Western University.

“We will also be hiring a part-time student to work with her and are relying as well on our volunteers,” Bullock explained.

The camps are for kids ages 10 to 17. Campers learn acting, singing and dancing, and put on a full performance at the end of each camp. Prices are $200 for five day camps and $350 for 10 day camps. Camps July 4 to 8, and 18-29 and Aug. 8 to 19 and 22 to 26.

Learn more at nwlb.ca/cornerstage.

Township topics

Township camps cover many subjects. Check tol.bc.ca or contact a Township recreation centre for complete details, including prices.

Topics include cycling, art, science, golf, track and field, music, French, T-ball, basketball, soccer, ukuleles, Zumba, yoga, cooking, ball hockey, ballet, baseball, crafts, cheerleading, music theatre, gymnastics, diving, swimming and more.

The recreation guides are available online.

History buffs

Langley Centennial Museum has camps for kids ages three to 14.

Call 604-532-3536 for details on the different offerings.

Speaking of history

The Fort Langley National Historic Site has summer day camps.

Join the Company of Adventurers at Vancouver’s only real fort. Discover what life was like during 19th century fur-trade. The camps are for ages six to 12 and run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The cost is $166 per child,per week or $146.50 with an annual pass.

Call 604-513-4782, or email: fort.langley@pc.gc.ca to sign up.

The Trades Camp is July 11 to 15, and Aug. 15 to 19. Camp Voyageurs runs July 18 to 22 and Aug. 8 to 12.

All children should bring snacks, a lunch, and a water bottle every day.

In the City

Langley City offers Funtastic Adventures Summer Day Camp for ages five to 12 at the Douglas Recreation Centre.

Themes include Hollywood week, Fear Factor week, adventuring, mad science, mystery, jungles, and the Olympics.

Camps run each week during summer break starting July 4.

Call 604-514-2865 or go to city.langley.bc.ca.

Learning

Active Summer Learning Day Camps combine activity with learning and are based at Blacklock Elementary. The camps are open to students taking summer courses at the school.

Camps run July 18 to 22, 25 to 29, and Aug. 2 to 5.

Call 604-514-2865 or go to city.langley.bc.ca.

Sporty

Langley City has a variety of sports camps with sessions divided into ages six to eight and nine to 12.

The City has basketball camps for ages six to eight and for ages nine to 12. Sessions run July 4 to 8 and Aug. 8 to 12.

Indoor soccer camps run July 11 to 15 and Aug. 15 to 19.

The multi-sport camp (soccer, ball hockey, basketball, badminton and more) goes July 18 to 22 and Aug. 22 to 26.

Each session is $69.45 per child and all take place at the Timms Community Centre.

Preschoolers

Staffed by Early Childhood Educators, the camps include crafts, free play, circle time and games.

The cost is $42.70 for three classes. They run July 4 to 8, 18 to 22, 25 to 20, and Aug. 8-12 and 22 to 26.

No Wifi

Send the kids to the farm. The Langley Environmental Partners Society has teamed with Laurica Farm and Glorious Organics.

The camp for ages six to 12 offers camps that feature animal husbandry, beekeeping, weeding and planting their very own farm patch, shelter building, arts and crafts, and more.

Farm Fields camp funs July 11 to 15 and kids will harvest items from the farm for lunch.

Farm Friends camp is July 18 to 22 and introduces kids to the animals that live on farms right from livestock down to worms, salmon, birds and frogs.

Contact education@leps.bc.ca or 604-546-0339.

Get active

OMADA Summer Youth Camp runs Aug. 8 to 12 on the Trinity Western University campus.

The activities offered range from caving and geocaching to climbing and paddling.

Learn more and sign up through www.omadateambuilding.com.

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