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Active Living programs draw kids outdoors

March 16, 2016 11:22 A.M.

With the release of its annual spring/summer activity guide, the City of Kamloops highlights a new set of Active Living programs for children.

New this year for kids:

  • Try out the Outdoor Adventures half-day camp, for ages 3 to 6, taking place the first three weeks in July. Mornings will be spent in Peterson Creek exploring and learning from the environment.
  • On June 4, create a magical fairy garden, with miniature plants and accessories in our Fairy Fairy Gardens program for ages 6-8. Just add imagination and a sprinkle of fairy dust for the perfect miniature fairy planter.
  • For older children, the City is offering a mountain bike pre-season skills clinic for kids aged 10 to 14 years on May 29. Participants will work on the basics of mountain biking, including braking, riding uphill and downhill, gear changes and improving stability. 

There are new programs for grown-ups, too:

  • Green up that Green Thumb and learn how to be a better and more eco-aware gardener with gardening workshops. New this year are three workshops focusing conserving water, working with the weeds in your garden/yard and growing multiple yields. And once you’ve grown it, learn to cook it and keep it with cooking classes focusing on canning, preserving and pickling.
  • Thursdays this spring, the City invites you to explore our parks with interpretive hikes. Bring your questions, sense of adventure, and water on these hikes to learn about the history and the flora and fauna while exploring Kamloops local parks.
  • Starting May 2 for four weeks, the City is offering an introduction to mountain biking with a focus on using basic skills to ride green trails. This program will also improve confidence off-road.

See the guide online at www.kamloops.ca/activityguide.

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