The cast of the Gold Fever Follies have lots of great summer theatre camps for kids in the next few weeks. From July 22-26 the cast is running the “Gleeful Camp” which will feature popular songs and dance moves to impress the friends and family. From July 29 to Aug. 2 the cast is offering the “Theatre Jam” camp which will have kids exploring different ways to tell stories, brainstorm ideas and create a short play. The last camp is the “Physical Theatre Workshop” camp and it runs Aug. 12-16. This camp will have students learning to create a theatre piece using dance, mime and mask techniques. At the end of the workshop there will be a small performance showing an original story that includes mask work, mime, music and dance. Most of the Follies Camps run in the mornings but contact the Recreation Department for the specifics of each camp.
There are still a few spots left in the Rossland Art Camp at the end of August, from the 19-23. This camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day for kids eight to 12 years of age. The course focusses on multimedia art, including; drawing, painting, sculptures and puppets. As the week progresses the kids will use all of these pieces to create digital movies. Instructed by Shelley Painter the kids will create and edit stop-action and regular short movies, complete with titles, sound effects and music.
The Family Swim time at the Rossland Pool is from 4-5:30 p.m. during the months of July and August. If you have young children it’s one of the nicest ways to end a hot summer day, before the demands of dinner and bedtime routines. The Rossland Pool has season’s passes available to make things even easier. Contact the Rossland Pool at 250-362-5455 or the Recreation Department for more information.
The Rossland Pool is offering evening lap swim this summer. The days of the week and times of day change between June and July, so if you’re interested in evening lap swim, please take note of the times and dates that are posted on the chalkboard facing Columbia Avenue. We’ll post weekly updates on the board every week to make sure you know when you can come and enjoy the evening lap swim.
If you have an infant, toddler or preschool child, the Aqua Tot classes run twice a week at the Rossland Pool. This half hour class is from 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and runs eight weeks until Aug. 22. Cost is $2 drop-in for pass holders and $3 for non-pass holders. Aqua Tots is a fun, social time for parents and little ones. Lessons will cover buoyancy, movement, floating, gliding and swimming skills while enjoying active water play. If you’re a regular, we’ll keep track of your progress as your little one works through the Red Cross Preschool swim skills and we’ll present you with a report card for each level completed.