‘Tis the season and school’s almost out! June is coming quickly, which means kids are free to roam the city for two whole months. For most parents, though, work still needs to be done and groceries won't buy themselves! Getting some alone time, therefore, can be a struggle. Lucky for them, there are programs available to get your kids active, creative, interacting, and – most importantly – out of the house. Now’s the hard part, finding a camp suitable for your kids that still has space. We’ve found you some options, so take a look at the list below and get your kids registered and set in no time.
What: Laurus Summer Camp
3635 Atwater Ave.
Phone number: (514) 600-0504
At Laurus, campers get a well-rounded experience. Sports and art are foundational, with a new specialty sport each week. There are occasional guest speakers who come in to talk to campers about lifestyle and careers – the speakers include athletes, musicians, actors, and journalists. They also have a Leadership Enrichment Program through which the older campers can choose to take on additional responsibilities.
Registration is open now! Register online at: https://event-wizard.com/LSC2015/0/register/
What: Explorations Summer Camp
Where: Various locations, see: http://explorationscamp.ca/contact-us/
Phone number: 514-398-4252
Explorations is sponsored by McGill University and the English Montreal School Board. The camp seeks to create a space to bring together kids and professionals in a fun and educational environment designed to challenge young minds. A variety of programs are offered in order to best suit your child's interests in the areas of music, science, theatre, art, media and more. What’s really distinctive about Explorations is that the staff are professional teachers rather than camp counsellors.
Register at: http://explorationscamp.ca/registration-form/
What: Summer Camp 13 Active
1013 Autoroute 13
Phone number: (450) 687-9913 or (514) 990-8313
Tennis 13 Fitness in Laval hosts summer day camps that are designed to get your kids moving with a great balance of games and sports. The kids participate in a wide range of sports and activities during the week: tennis, soccer, theatre, fashion, martial arts, dance, golf, and much, much more! Each week has its own theme, and they are all equally fun and exciting!
Registration is open now! Register at: http://camp13actif.ca/en/summer-camp/
What: École Vimont Musique Camp
307 Saint Elzéar O.
Phone number: (450) 933-9790
Email: Form available on site
This camp caters to the interests of the musically-inclined children in your life! Children are introduced to a range of instruments that includes piano, guitar, and violin. Throughout the week campers work together to help create a musical theatre show!
Register now at: http://www.vimontmusique.com/contact
What: Les écuries La Montée
600 Grand Boulevard West
Phone number: (450) 653-7535
Horse lovers look no further! This unique camp immerses kids in nature and lets them interact with horses. The program offers daily riding lessons, sessions on horse grooming and care, and zoo therapy activities. Great for an animal-obsessed child!
Register now: http://www.ecurieslamontee.com/en_formulaires.html
230 Brunswick Boulevard
Phone number: (514) 630-9622
Email: Form available on site
The West Island YMCA offers a number of different day camps for kids and pre-teens. The camps are based on the 3, 2, 1 approach! The 3, 2, 1 approach entails 3 swimming lessons per week, 2 structured physical activities per week, and 1 cultural or community activity. The structured physical activities include things such as team sports, dance, olympics, relays, zumba, etc. The community activity helps kids explore the city, including its different cultures and environmental initiatives.
What: Mad Science
Phone number: 514-344-6691
Mad Science day camps are an enriching experience for your children. There are a number of different Mad Science camps to chose from, including but not limited to: Secret Agent Lab, Rockin’ Rockets, and Crazy Chemworks.The titles alone will have your kids exploding with excitement. Held in multiple locations such as Pointe-Claire, Sunny Acres and Cosomodome Laval; you can get your kids enthused about science while having a total blast!
Register today: http://montreal.madscience.org