Wet and wild – summer fun days coming up in the pools

Fun in the pool and at the beach is the focus of two city water-based programs. - Photo submitted
Fun in the pool and at the beach is the focus of two city water-based programs.
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The City of Campbell River’s Recreation & Culture Department is offering two water-based programs that will get children wiggling, giggling and flip flopping like fish around the pool and at the beach!

“Spending time in the pool or in the ocean on a sunny day is one of the best ways to spend a day,” says recreation programmer Margaret Lukban. “Children love being in the water and playing classic games such as marco-polo, water tag, and duck duck splash. These camps are really a great way to get children active, involved and appreciating Campbell River’s aquatic environment!”

Little Ocean Explorers takes children on a journey through the pool and ocean waters, where they will unravel mysteries, create ocean creatures and learn about the aquatic environment.

This program runs Tuesday, July 15 to Thursday, July 17 at the Sybil Andrews Cottage on the Old Island Highway in Willow Point. There are times for two different age groups. The morning camp from 9 to 11:30 a.m. is for preschool children ages three to four years. Cost: $53 for three classes. The afternoon class from 12:30-3:30 p.m. is for children ages 5-7. Cost: $60 for three classes.

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish is a program that unlocks imaginations and turns kids into fish – temporarily! Children will run, laugh, play, listen to stories and dive into the pool. This program runs from Tuesday, July 29 to Thursday, July 31 at Centennial Park. The morning class from 10 a.m to 12:30 p.m is for children three to four years old. Cost: $53 for three sessions. The afternoon class from 1:30-4:30 p.m. is for children five to seven years old. Costs: $60 for three sessions.

For more information about this program, drop in to see us at the Sportsplex or Community Centre, or browse the Spring/Summer Recreation Guide, available at our recreation facilities and online at

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