Kids get creative at camp

Arts camps at the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula keep kids busy this summer

Kids at the summer arts camp at the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula centre in Tulista Park work hard on their art project of the day

Arts camps at the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula are keeping kids busy this summer.

The camps, which run for a week at a time, started at least four years ago, said organizer Wendy Franklin, and have grown in popularity since.

“The camps have just been so popular. I think a lot of it is that it’s a great way to keep kids busy, but it’s also only $5 for four days of camp which is basically just a token amount because we’re aiming to promote the arts.”

Franklin keeps a dozen kids aged six to 12 busy with projects that include jewelry making, spirit stone design, making paper sculptures, painting and stencilling.

“It’s a really wide variety of different types of art and the kids are absolutely wonderful. Even the boys enjoyed the jewelry making because it was creative. They get so absorbed in what they’re doing, it’s great.”

The next set of camps runs from Aug. 13 to 16 and Aug. 27 to 30. The classes are currently full, but are taking children on the wait list. Phone 250-656-7400 for more information.


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