Creative Spaces: Kid’s Art Camp

Thanks for your interest in Taghum Hall’s Creative Spaces 2020 Art Camp! Below are some details about this year’s camp, and a registration form for you to complete and return to taghumhall@shaw.ca, if you decide to enrol your child.

Taghum Community Hall is delighted to announce that Creative Spaces Art Camp will be back for the fifth year this summer, a summer like none we have ever experienced before! And this extraordinary summer has required extraordinary planning to ensure that Creative Spaces provides the usual fabulous fun activities for your children, but does so in a safe and responsible way.

First, let’s talk about the fabulous fun. In Week One (July 20 – 24), we have brought together four talented facilitators: Zaynab Mohammed, poet extraordinaire, will team up with incredible dancer Versaille McGeady-Bruce for a morning of rap poetry and hip-hop dance. Afternoons will welcome Lindsay Clague back for another year of drama, partnered with the amazing Rachel Deshon, who will add music to the mix.

Week Two (July 27-31) welcomes Renée VanBerlo back for another year, weaving her magic with clay sculpture this year and partnered in the mornings with Zaynab who will help the kids weave some magical stories about the fantastical animals they create with Renée. Lindsay Clague and Rachel Deshon will facilitate music and drama in the afternoons, and these two are performance pros.

If enrolment demands, we will consider presenting a third camp in early August.

Now for the special measures we will take to ensure your children can enjoy all the fun in a safe environment. Key to this is social distancing and hand hygiene, of course, and these measures will be stringently applied by creating personal ‘bubbles’ for each child and a supervised hand sanitizing schedule. As in past years the children will be divided into two smaller groups, and consideration is being given to having one of the groups enjoy their activities in the event tent set up on the deck. This will further reduce the number of children in the hall for most of the day. In order to limit the number of items coming into the hall, we will provide both lunch and snacks this year, prepared by Camp Supervisor, Christina Esposto. Christina previously facilitated the After School Youth Cooking Classes at Rosemont Lutheran Church, and you can be sure that lunch and snacks will be both delicious and healthy!! We ask that your youngsters not bring personal items to camp; a pack with extra clothing, hat, sunscreen, etc., can be brought the first day and will stay in the hall until the end of the camp week. A labelled waterbottle should come for the week. Drop-off and pick-ups will be controlled by the camp supervisor to ensure that social distancing is maintained, and it goes without saying that no child should come to camp if they are even the tiniest bit ill. Extra cleaning measures will be carried out daily to ensure that all surfaces remain safe. We will be using the guidelines set out by Worksafe BC and the BC Centre for Disease Control to create the safest possible space for your children.

As in past years, before and after camp care (8am–9am & 4pm–5pm) will be available, supervised by Christina, for an additional small fee. The weekly registration fee has been increased to $275 to cover the cost of lunch, but as in previous years, the second (and third!) child is discounted by $25 and/or the second week is discounted by that same amount. A limited number of subsidized spaces are available.

We really think we have dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s to make Creative Spaces 2020 a safe and incredibly, well, creative activity for your children. If you agree, please complete the registration form and return it to taghumhall@shaw.ca. We will limit the number of participants this year to 16 children per week to allow sufficient space for safe distancing, so don’t delay!!

Date

27 Jul 2020 - 31 Jul 2020

Time

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Category