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Aug. 24, 2019 | Saturday
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Town to host March break camp at the community centre
March Break Camp

The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is hosting a March break camp at the community centre from March 11 to 15.

The camp, for children ages 6 to 12, will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with before and after child-care available for an additional charge.

Kevin Turcotte, manager of parks and recreation, said it’s a necessary service to offer the residents.

“It’s open for everyone. The majority of the time we just see locals, but if there are people that work in town and can bring their kids in then it’s an added service that we’re providing.”

Turcotte said the town tries to keep the camp to a ratio of one staff to every 15 kids. Right now, there are two staff scheduled to oversee the camp, putting the capacity at 30 kids. If the need increases, more staff can be brought in, he said.

“We always would like to hit the max amount of kids, but we normally see around 20-25 kids a day, which is still really good.”

People can sign up for the entire week or just a few days, depending on their need. Turcotte said he likes providing flexible options.

The camp costs $130 per week or $35 daily. Before and after-care is $5 a day.

There will be themed days, with a variety of sports, games and crafts to entertain and educate kids over the break.

“We just want to let the community know, with as much promotion as we do, that it’s out there and available.”

Registration is required and can be done online or over the phone.

The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is hosting a March break camp at the community centre from March 11 to 15.

The camp, for children age 6 to 12, will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with before and after child-care available for an additional charge.

Kevin Turcotte, manager of parks and recreation, said it’s a necessary service to offer the residents.

“It’s open for everyone. The majority of the time we just see locals, but if there are people that work in town and can bring their kids in then it’s an added service that we’re providing.”

Turcotte said the town tries to keep the camp to a ratio of one staff to every 15 kids. Right now, there are two staff scheduled to oversee the camp, putting the capacity at 30 kids. If the need increases, more staff can be brought in, he said.

“We always would like to hit the max amount of kids, but we normally see around 20-25 kids a day, which is still really good.”

People can sign up for the entire week or just a few days, depending on their need. Turcotte said he likes providing flexible options.

The camp costs $130 per week or $35 daily. Before and after-care is $5 a day.

There will be themed days, with a variety of sports, games and crafts to entertain and educate kids over the break.

“We just want to let the community know, with as much promotion as we do, that it’s out there and available.”

Registration is required and can be done online or over the phone.

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