Camp has sports and art

A summer camp called Sp-Arts begins July 15 at Coombs Fairgrounds

Youth will get to play music

Youth will get to play music

LISSA ALEXANDER

reporter@pqbnews.com

A week-long summer camp will allow youth to try out some team sports, music and other artistic endeavours.

“Every day we’ve got lots of stuff planned,” said one of the camp leaders Sharon Tomczyk.  “And at the same time we’ve left space for them to choose what it is that interests them most.”

This is the second year for the camp called Sp-Arts (Sports and Arts) and is for youth aged 9-15, running from July 15-19 from 1 to 4 p.m. daily at the Coombs Fairgrounds.

Youth will have the opportunity to play a variety of instruments, sing, act, design costumes, make plaster masks, juggle and play outdoor games and sports.

Tomczyk is part of an alternative rock band and students in the camp will learn a song written by her band, which is based around a story.  By the end of the camp both new and practised musicians will be able to play parts of the song, she said. Tomczyk has also been a camp leader and teacher for over 20 years and runs The Soundgarden music centre in Coombs.

At the end of every day there will be free play, where kids can play games like basketball, volleyball or badminton, or work at one of the art stations painting or doing other crafty things.

Besides Tomczyk, Allison Shaw and Forrest Carson-Austin will be leading the camp. Shaw is a school music teacher and has taught music from her own studio in the area for many years. Carson-Austin is a member of the local group Kumbana Marimba and has also been a camp facilitator on Hornby Island.

Early bird registration costs $65 until July 8 and then the price goes up to $70 for the week.

To register contact Kim Longmuir at ranlong@telus.net or 250-248-8515, or Marilynn Sims at mailsims@telus.net or 250-752-2300.