Camping in Rossland

A cornucopia of camps offers a multitude of milieus for fun this summer through the city's department of recreation.

It’s the camp days of summer.

There is no excuse for boredom this summer for young people of all ages. A cornucopia of camps offers a multitude of milieus for fun this summer through the city’s department of recreation.

Camps range from week-long daycare for wee ones to three-day mountain bike camps. Here’s a list of what to watch for this summer …

Four Winds Daycare Summer Camp

Four Winds Daycare is a Rossland daycare that offers childcare and activities for children ages 5-12 and wee ones, 30 months to five years. The daycare is open 7:30-4 p.m. daily. Rates are $40 per day, or $25.50 per half day.

Info: 362-5233

  • July 2-5 bike camp
  • July 8-12 geocaching
  • July 15-19 recycling week
  • July 22-26 little miners camp
  • July 29-Aug. 2 art camp
  • August 6-9 nature outdoor adventure camp
  • August 12-16 pirate camp/fantasy camp
  • August 19-23 bike camp part 2


Golden Bear

Golden Bear Daycare has summer openings in their ages three to five program for the months of July and August.

The staff have lots of fun planned for the summer, including swimming lessons at the Rossland Pool and tennis lessons with Paul DeVilliers.


Gymnastics summer camp

Young gymnasts are introduced to the basics of gymnastics on the vault, bars, beam, floor and trampoline.

Week 1: July 15-19; Week 2: July 22-26; Week 3: July 29-Aug 2; Week 4: Aug 6-9; Week 5: Aug 12-16.

Gymnastics Camps run from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.. These camps are for kids five years and up. Cost is $110 per week. Preschool camps are 9-9:45 a.m. and cost $45 per week. Call to register at 364-5688.


Camp Tweedsmuir Scout camp

Camp Tweedsmuir in Fruitvale has two Scouting Canada camps for girls and boys, this summer.

Log onto for more information. Kids will learn many outdoor skills such as, fire lighting, shelter building, outdoor cooking, archery, orienteering, trip planning and hiking, forest lore and traditions, local animals and plants, and leadership skills and development.


Rhythm in the Streets

• with John Han and Cate Richardson

Come play rhythmic games, create your own band, design your logo and even write a poetry you can rap to the music we create.

If you like skipping rope rhymes, banging on pots and pans and learn how to have fun with music, this camp is for you.

Date: July 8-12, 6-9 years (9:30-11 a.m.); 10-13 years (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.).

At the Miners’ Union Hall. Cost is $50.


Gold Fever Follies musical theatre camp

• with John Han and Ingrid Moore

If you have what it takes to sing out loud in your shower, come show us what you can do in this camp. We will learn some classic Broadway tunes, learn some simple dance to them and perform for your parents. You get to be on stage, play some fun games and learn a couple things on how we do it here at Gold Fever Follies.

Date: July 15-19, 6-9 years (9:30-11 a.m.); 10-13 years (11-12:30 p.m.).

At the Miners’ Union Hall. Cost is $50.


Gold Fever Follies gleeful camp

• with John Han and Alexandra Wever

If Broadway show tunes aren’t your thing and you enjoy more of what’s on the radio, this is the camp for you. Basic dance moves to impress your family and friends, and learning how to sing in a group proved to be a lot of fun last year’s camp. Maybe we’ll throw in a couple oldies for your parents at your mini gleeful concert.

Date: July 22-26, 6-9 years (9:30-11 a.m.); 10-13 years (11-12:30 p.m.).

At the Miners’ Union Hall. Cost is $50.


Physical theatre workshop

• with Alexandra Wever

The students will learn to create a theatre piece using dance, mime and mask techniques. Every student will be given a mask that they will decorate and make unique. The masks will become the characters in the story that we will create all together. The students will also learn mime technique and to use dance and movement as a way to tell a story. At the end of the workshop we will have a small performance, showing an original story that includes mask work, mime, music and dance.

Date: August 12-16, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., ages eight to 12.

At the Miners’ Union Hall. Cost is $62


Gold Fever Follies theatre jam

• with John Han and Vaughn Naylor

This creative camp is for those interested in general theatre and story telling. We will explore different ways to tell stories, brainstorm our ideas and create a short play for our family and friends. Maybe there will be dragons or a group of vampires that are M.I.A.—it will be up to you.

Date: July 29-Aug. 2, (9:30-11 a.m.); 10-13 years (11-12:30 p.m.).

At the Miners’ Union Hall. Cost is $50.


Rossland art camp

• with Shelley Painter

Over the course of a week, you will have the opportunity to use your creativity to practice a variety of drawing and painting skills, build sculptures and make puppets. As the week progresses, you will use all these skills to create digital movies. You will learn how to create and edit stop-action and regular

short movies, complete with titles, sound effects and music.

Date: Aug.19-23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Rossland Arena lounge.

Ages eight to 12 years. Cost is $150.


Girl’s mountain bike camp: intermediate

• with Betty Go Hard

This summer camp is for riders who are confident on blue trails but roots, drops and steeper terrain can still be pretty challenging. They would like to learn some more advanced bike handling skills to ride more confidently and meet other girls who ride.

Trails may include Cemetery/Bones and Milky Way. The group will choose the final day’s ride.

These three-day camps feature a professional instructor, skill development, vehicle assisted shuttles.


Date: July 2-July 4, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at MacLean Elementary School field

Ages nine to 13 years. Cost is $129. A minimum of a 20” bike is required.


Lights, Camera, Action!

• with James Klemmensen

A summer film camp for budding film-makers. This camp will teach story development, film making and editing and result in completed project to premier for friends and family, in an exciting “wrap up” showcase. Students will benefit from the development of new skills, group work, teamwork and will come out of the course with a couple short films they are proud of.

All participants and parents will be required to agree to and sign a “code of conduct” for this camp, to ensure the safety and security of the computers and equipment.

Date: session 1: July 8-11; session 2: Aug. 26-29, 9:30-3 p.m. in the Rossland Arena lounge.

Cost is $100. Ages eight to 12 years old.


Boy’s mountain bike camp: intermediate

• with Betty Go Hard

Same camp description as the girl’s camp. Skills and progressions include balance and body position,

braking, descending, cornering (slow and high speed), flow, maneuvering over and around manmade obstacles, wheel lifts and safety and trail etiquette.

They will also go through basic bike maintenance, including changing tires, cleaning their bike and lubing the chain. Riders in these programs typically ride full size mountain bikes (24”-26″ wheel) and have the necessary equipment and fitness to ride on the trails for two hours at a time.

Riders must have a minimum of a 20” bike.

Date: July 15-17, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at MacLean School field

Cost is $129. Ages nine to 13 years.

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