Summer camps start early in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

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Summer seems to be starting a little early for family this year as the teachers started their full-scale strike on Tuesday.
Parks and Leisure Services has already started offering its summer camps during rotating strike days, and they will continue to offer them as long as the strike continues.
Every June, the children’s recreation team is busy preparing for summer and winding down their seven after school programs.
“This year has been extremely busy with the school strikes,” said recreation coordinator Russ Brummer. “It feels like we’ve started our summer camps early.”
Summer camps officially start June 30 and continue throughout the summer.
Parks and Leisure’s most popular camps are Mega Kids, at the Greg Moore Youth Centre, and Pitt Troopers at the Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre.
The camps are for children  six to 12 years old and run Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Parks and Leisure has extended their two popular day camps, Mega Kids and Pitt Troopers, to run until 5 p.m. This was done to help accommodate parents working outside the community.
“We are so proud of our programs and staff,” says Brummer. “Our goal is to provide programs that are Fun, Safe, Active and Inclusive.”
Both Mega Kids and Pitt Troopers offer a variety of activities and out-trips each week.
Parents can register their children day by day as long as room allows.
To register for an individual day or full week, visit or call 604-465-2470.


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