The kids will be off school next Friday (October 23rd) for Pro-D Day, so we have compiled a list of activities happening all around the region to help keep your kids busy for the day!
1Boys & Girls Club of Greater Victoria – Licensed Camp
There will be fun recreational games both indoors & outdoors, cooking & baking, movies, crafts, rock climbing, canoeing, archery, low ropes, fort building & much more
– Harbourside-Esquimalt, 410 Macaulay St
– Vic West Community Centre, 521 Craigflower Rd
– Westshore, 345 Wale Rd
Time: varies each location
Fee: $35/day, $30/day for children currently registered in after-school care
9am-4pm ~ This camp will include 1.5 hours climbing at The Boulders Climbing Gym as well as other adventure type games, crafts and activities. Activities will depend on the weather and will be finalized closer to this date
9am-1pm OR 9am-4pm ~ The day will include riding, stable management sessions, equestrian related games and activities.
Fee: $50/half day; $80/full day
Location: #202-4500 West Saanich Rd
Players will spend the day with our hockey coaches with our Pro-D Hockey Camp curriculum which includes:
– On-ice hockey training drills and 3on3 scrimmages;
– Hockey specific cardio and agility training sessions in our dryland area, and;
– Road hockey and games with our team of great coaches.
Players are expected to bring their own lunch & water.
Location: 2657 Wilfert Rd, Colwood
Time: 9am-3pm, with an option 8am early drop-off & 4pm later pick-up.
4Royal BC Museum ~ Time Travellers
There is magic in the museum. Join along to travel back in time to explore how the distant past is different & maybe not so different than our current times. Visiting both the Modern History Gallery & Helmcken House. Campers will become part of history & find their own connections to the past.
Location: RBC Museum, 675 Belleville St
Fee: $60 (10% member discount)
5BC SPCA Youth Workshops “Gone Batty”
Just in time for Halloween, at “Gone Batty,” you will explore the worlds of less popular (but still fascinating) animals like bats, spiders & snakes! Activities will vary by location, but may include learning about bat echolocation, making spider cat toys, slippery snakes & going on spooky scavenger hunts.
Location: BC SPCA 3150 Napier Lane, Victoria
Age: born between 2004-2008
Time: 9am – 330pm
Registration: http://www.spca.bc.ca under Kids & Tweens ~ Workhops
6The Boulders Climbing Gym
Day camps introduce participants to the world of indoor rock climbing in a safe, fun, educational & engaging environment. Participants will partake in games (both on & off the wall), technique lessons & explore the nearby parks.
Location: 1627 Stelly’s Crossroad Rd
Time: 9am-12pm or 9am-4pm
Fee: $25+tax half day. $50=tax full day (discounted rates when signed up with a family member or friend)
7The Paint Box School of Art
What better way to spend a day off school then making art? Kids will be making drawings, paintings & sewing during this one-day art camp. Students should bring a lunch & appropriate clothes for the weather, as we also do art outdoors and go to the park to get inspiration from nature
Location: D1-1284 Gladstone Ave, Victoria
Fee: $63/day including gst & all materials
8Dance On It!
A day full of activities including workshops from KidsRFit4it programs, team sports & gymnastic activities.
Location: Fit For It Studios @ Life Tree Center, 6021 West Saanich Rd
Fee: $50 +GST, early drop off & late pick up optional
Spend your Pro-D-Day with the Vikes! The fantastic camp leaders are back to plan a day filled with games, sports, crafts & more! Campers will also get some time in the climbing center- the bouldering wall for the 5-7 year olds & the climbing tower for the 8-12 year olds!
Location: Fieldhouse-SF-Zone 2
Age: 8-12yrs (5-7yrs waitlist)
Registration: http://vikescamps.com (follow link on site)
10Kenzen Sports Karate
Come join us for a healthy balance of exercising the mind & body.Three karate lessons offered, games on the karate mats, arts, crafts, reading, visit to Brydon Park (a 5mins walk away).
Location: 4349 West Saanich Rd
11Westshore Recreation Centre
This full day program will be filled with action packed activities such as games, crafts, sports, and more. Please bring a lunch, bathing suit, towel & dress for the weather.
Kindergarten & Grade 1
CENTENNIAL CENTRE YOUTH ROOM
JDF GALLEON ROOM
Location: 1767 Island Highway, Colwood
12Panorama Recreation Centre
Rainforest Adventures with Panorama
Looking for a fun way to spend your day off from school? Join in for an action-packed day of games, sports, group activities, arts & crafts and swimming or skating!
Location: Greenglade Community Centre Room #7
Fee: $35 (pass discount fee $28)
Registration: (250) 656-7271
Before & After Care Available
Pro-D Days With Clay
Discover the exciting material of clay! Every Pro-D day will offer an inventive project in clay sculpture. A dynamic instructor will guide the students with their pieces and no previous clay experience is necessary.
Location: Greenglade Community Centre Room #3
Fee: $35 (discount pass fee $28)
Registration: (250) 656-7271
H20 Pro-D Camp
Full day of aquatic adventure. Supervised play during our Everyone Welcome swim & an introduction to a new water sport like surfing, diving, snorkeling, underwater hockey & scuba diver from Rockfish Divers. Including a nature walk, craft & creative play.
Location: Poolside Room
Registration: (250) 656-7271
Get your skate on!
Everyone is Welcome to enjoy music, games and great prizes during this fun, afternoon skate.
Location: 1885 Forest Park Drive
13Oak Bay Recreation Centre
Everyone Welcome Swim
Location: 1975 Bee St, Oak Bay
Admission: $6.75/adult, $3.40/child, $13.50/family (2 adults & 3 children OR 1 adult & 4 children), extra child $1.25, under 5 FREE
Feeling stuck inside? Bring a friend & spend the afternoon in the gym.
Location: Henderson Recreation Centre
Age: all ages, under 7rs must be accompanied by an adult
11:15am-1:00pm Everyone Welcome
1:10pm-2:00pm Family & Friends Hockey
2:00pm-3:50pm Youth Hockey
Location: 2168 Phillips Rd, Sooke
15Gordan Head Middle School
Enjoy a day filled with games, arts & crafts, running, playing & swimming.
Location: 1671 Kenmore Rd
Info/Registration: (250) 475-7100
16Pro Bro Day @ Colquitz Middle School
Boys only event. A day filled with ridiculous fun, obnoxious creations & astounding discoveries. Lunch provided.
Location: 505 Dumeresq St
Info/Registration: (250) 475-5462
17Crystal Pool & Fitness Centre
The Perfect Pro-D Day
Games in the morning, plenty of crafts Fun. Pizza delivered for lunch & swim in the afternoon
Pro-D Day Camps
Swimming, skating, play zone, hockey, parks & special guest are just a few of the adventures the rec centre has planned.
Age: 5-7yrs, 8-11yrs
Location: 2275 Quadra St
Registration: (250) 361-0732