Back to School: More courses planned in Langley

A growing list of groups are offering programs for children.

The Fort Langley Evangelical Free Church family continues to hope and pray for a solution to the ongoing teacher’s strike and a return of all students to September classes,” said Pastor Lorin Bergen. “However, in the event it does not happen, we are setting plans in motion to be a blessing to families in our community.”

The church will offer a Christian daycamp for working families, lasting as long as the labour dispute continues.

The camps start Sept. 3 and will run Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 8870 Glover Rd.

There are only 25 spaces available and the camp is open to kids from kindergardent to Grade 6.

“If there is a strong demand, we are already working at the details that will allow us to double capacity,” Bergen said. “This opportunity is designed for local residents but we will not turn others away.”

The cost is $15 per day per child. For information or to register, call 604-888-7131 or email office@flefc.org.

The activities include stories, schoolwork, games, sports, crafts, snacks, playground time, devotions and movies.

Students bring their own lunches but snacks will be provided.

There will be time during the day for some schoolwork so kids can bring their own stuff or the organizers will have age appropriate material ready if not. This information will be shared as people register.

In Walnut Grove

Kids in the Grove operates programs for ages 30 months to 12 years out of West Langley and Topham Elementaries.

During the teacher labour dispute, it will continue to offer licensed child care, including its prechool, early learning, kindergarten readiness, daycare, out of school care, reading program, activities program, and special needs care.

Kids in the out of school care program (care before and after school hours) can do full-day attendance for an extra $15.

More information is at www.kidsinthegrove.com.

Old school

The Langley Centennial Museum and Fort Langley National Historic Site have teamed up to create Pioneer Pupils.

The educational day camp for Grades 4-6 is from Tuesday, Sept. 2 to Friday, Sept. 5.

Students will spend the morning at the Langley Centennial Museum and the afternoon at the Fort Langley National Historic Site.

Professional instructors provide lessons on history, art, and science.

Cost for the Pioneer Pupils day camp is $160.

Register online at recexpress.ca, barcode 461911, or call the Langley Centennial Museum at 604-532-3536.

Langley Township’s recreation department will look at organizing programs if the labour dispute continues past Labour Day.

City camps

In Langley City, kids ages five to 12 can sign up for Strike Camp. There will be two groups, five to seven and eight to 12.

The camps will be based at the Al Anderson Memorial Pool but the kids will also be going to various places.

The kids will do crafts, sports and games.

The camps run Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and cost $138 per week or $34 per day.

There is the option for extended play (7-8:30 a.m. and (3-6 p.m.) for a cost of $34 per week or $10 per day.

Up to 24 kids can participate. To sign up, contact the Douglas Recreation Centre at 604-514-2865.

More activities may be announced by the City depending on how long students are out of class due to the dispute between teachers and government.

Cheer up

Langley’s XTreme Allstar Cheer & Dance has added a second Fine Arts Strike Camp after its first one filled. Camp 2 runs Sept. 8-12, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 5360 204th St.

The cost is $170 for new students, $150 for students who attended the first camp and $100 for those on the waitlist for camp 1.

Karen, 604-613-4090 or Lisa, 604-512-4840, or e-mail xtremecheeranddance@gmail.com. Or check out www.xtremecheeranddance.com.

Giddy up

Webb’s Holiday Acres offers day or overnight horse camps at 11th Avenue and 256th Street.

It will keep the gates open if the labour dispute continues into the school year. It has day camps ($320 for Sept. 2-5 and $400 for five-day camps).

Overnight camps are $395 for Sept 1-5 and $480 for Sept. 7-12.

For more information, contact 604-857-1712 or guestranch@shaw.ca, or Webb’s Facebook page.

Load up a brush

The Neighbourhood Art Studio (theartschool.com) will offer classes for ages four to 12 and another for teens.

The classes include classical drawing and painting.

They run Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at at 20059 92A Ave. Contact 604-455-0344 or theartschool@hotmail.com. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. The kids bring lunch. Art materials are provided. The cost is $50 per day or $200 for five days.

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