Chemainus-Crofton summer camps full of variety

Day camps hosted by the Chemainus Crofton Community Schools' Association feature cooking, Harry Potter magic, logger sports, arts and more.

Whether your children are budding builders or aspiring wizards, the Chemainus Crofton Community Schools’ Association (CCSA) has a summer activities camp that will match their interests.

CCSA hosts day camps from July 1 to Aug. 23 for children entering grades one through eight next fall, CCSA office manager Connie Paradis said.

Most camps have space for 20 children, Paradis added, with the exception being their fine art and performance art camps, both of which have space for “up to 45” campers in three sections.

Camp leaders Kaileigh Simons and Naomi Watson will return as CCSA’s camp leaders for 2013, Paradis said.

This year’s list of CCSA camps is as follows:

In the Kitchen with Kooky Cooks: July 1-5 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Staff and kids prepare and explore “mouth watering yumminess.” $115

The Amazing Race: July 8-12 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Daily puzzles and a variety of races pit kids against one another in friendly competition. $115

Lumber Jacks and Builder Jills: July 15-19 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lumberjack lore, logger sports and construction projects will keep your industrious kids entertained. $115

Fineartzcamp: July 22-26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Amber Grant will return as program director to help lead campers through their choice of workshops. On tap for this year: puppetry, painting and sculpture classes taught by professional artists. $155

Performanceartzcamp: July 29-Aug. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Professional performers and educators guide kids through a full week of “theatre, dance, music and set design.” $155

Camp Chemainus, Gym Survival: Aug. 6-8 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A mock campout in the school gymnasium filled with ghost stories, box tent construction, games and more. $115

Awesome Alfresco Adventures: Aug. 12-16 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. An outdoors camp featuring activities like hiking, orienteering, lean-to building and more. $115

Wizarding World of Muggles and Magic: Aug. 19-23 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A magic-themed camp for fans of Harry Potter. $115

While some food will be provided at certain camps, children are expected to bring their own lunches, snacks, water bottles and sunscreen to camp each day, Paradis said.

Registration is now open for CCSA’s summer programs and spaces fill quickly.

For more information about the summer camps or to register, contact Hyerin Hong at 250-246-3588.