Mommy Connections Picnic In the Park – Saturday July 27, 11am-1pm, Nicholas Sheran Picnic Shelter

Mommy Connections Picnic In The Park – Saturday July 27th at Nicholas Sheran Park

Summer is here and we’re excited to celebrate – Mommy Connections style!

Join us for a FREE community Picnic In The Park at Nicholas Sheran Park on Saturday, July 27th 11am-1pm

We will be hosting these events across the country as a way for all of our amazing families to come back and reconnect with old friends you met through our programs. It’s also a chance for those of you who may not have experienced Mommy Connections, to come and see what we’re all about! There will be toy testing, giveaways, and some freebies too!

This FREE event is open to everyone, so feel free to bring a friend or two along! Kids of all ages are welcome, including those still in bellies 😉

The only catch is that you – and your guests – need to RSVP so that we have enough fun and freebies to go around.  Please head on over to our event registration page HERE and select the appropriate number of adults and children and click “add to cart”.

About Our Sponsors:

Two Guys and a Pizza Place

We are absolutely thrilled to have partnered with Two Guys and a Pizza Place for this community event. They’ll be delivering complimentary slices of their delicious pizza for the first 100 guests to RSVP.

Two Guys and a Pizza Place prides themselves on 17 years of providing great pizza with exceptional service to the Lethbridge and area community. Using quality ingredients, which are made in-house or brought in locally as much as possible, you are guaranteed to have a perfectly delicious pizza every time. Their pizzas start with a crust made on the foundation of a 19th century Italian recipe, the pizza sauce is made in-house daily using a recipe that is inspired by 3 regions with a deep love for pizza (Italy, New York, and California), and they only use meats that are MSG and by-product FREE, assuring you will always get top-quality grade with mouth-watering flavor! Two Guys and a Pizza Place also offers Gluten Sensitive and Vegan options so that no one has to miss out!

Fisher-Price

Fisher-Price helps families enjoy the moment, and have more fun.  From baby gear that makes new-parent life easier to super-fun toys that help entertain and teach kids as they grow from infants to curious toddlers to imaginative preschoolers, they’ve been making childhood more joyful for almost 90 years.

You’ll be able to try out some of their most popular products at our picnic.  Our guests will also have the chance to win this amazing Fisher-Price On-the-Go Baby Dome, the perfect summer picnic accessory!

Baby Gourmet

Baby Gourmet is Canada’s leading brand of delicious organic meals and snacks that babies love and parents can feel great about. Baby Gourmet prides themselves on providing nutritious and great tasting feeding options for babies and toddlers. Since their humble beginnings, they have worked hard to continuously bring new and exciting innovations, often first-to-market, and will do so for years to come!

Our picnic guests can sample their latest product innovation, the new Pear Berry Purple Carrot purée; made with 100% organic ingredients. Plus, enter to win an amazing Baby Gourmet prize pack full of their nutritious and absolutely delicious baby food!

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, July 27 @ 11am for a great morning of outdoor fun at Nicholas Sheran Park!

SweetHearts Tea Valentine’s Day Party

Join us for some Valentine’s Day fun at our favourite place to create: Color Me Mine!  You and your little love-bug will paint a one-of-a-kind tea cup & saucer set or funky tea/coffee cup together while enjoying delicious treats, tea, and juice. 

You and your little Valentine date will get to paint a personalized tea set or funky tea/coffee cup (your choice when you register), make a Valentines Day photo craft (photos will be taken and printed on-location during the event), and enjoy tea (children’s tea will also be supplied) & delicious treats from our favourite local baker Cobs Bread Lethbridge!!

Favourite Five: Lethbridge Fall Trade Shows & Markets

With the end of summer coming we know that means leaves will be changing, temperatures will begin to fall, children and teachers will be headed back to school, and we all have to switch back to regular life. But fall also seems to bring thoughts of shopping, maybe for a new fall wardrobe or accessories, some new house décor (pumpkins and snowmen are on their way!), or maybe you are already thinking about Christmas/Hanukkah gifts, and whatever your shopping needs are, Lethbridge has some amazing local markets that are sure to fulfill the shopping needs you might have! Mommy Connections Lethbridge has a run down of our Favourite Five Lethbridge Fall Trade Shows & Markets to help you plan your shopping dates to the best trade shows Lethbridge has to offer!

City & Baby Trade Show – September 29

The Lethbridge City & Baby Trade Show is the #1 baby event in Southern Alberta! Events run twice a year, in the spring and in the fall, featuring 50+ locally owned businesses carefully selected to provide an extraordinary shopping experience. You will be able to shop clothing, accessories, home decor, as well as health & beauty; and find information on support services, fitness options and more! To help make your shopping experience amazing there is handcrafted coffee, stroller parking, an area to feed and change baby as well as food trucks. Find us at Heritage Hall at Exhibition Park.

Coaldale Handmade Market – November 24

At the Coaldale Handmade Market we are proud to support the local handmade community. We offer a completely handmade market from various local small businesses from Coaldale and the surrounding area. We also love the chance to give back to Coaldale through our early entry ticket sales. This coming November 24th 2018 will be our 4th market and hopefully the best one yet! We have a new location, with some new vendors offering beautiful handmade products. At our Christmas market our goal is for this to be more than “just another market” and more of an experience. Our hearts go into every decoration, the music & the overall feel of the space. It’s the perfect time to start your Christmas shopping, get in the Christmas spirit and support the local makers.

“I host this market not only to show off local talent, but to raise money for the community through our ticket sales. I love being able to give back to the small town I love so much.” – Julie Overweg

Domesticated Divas – November 2

The Domesticated Divas really like to focus on supporting local, so they make sure all of their advertising is through local businesses as well as all of the vendors are local to Lethbridge and area. The organizers take pride in that there is always a charity component for a local charity organization, bring your loose change to donate at the show entrance. The show runs on a Friday,3pm to 9pm to cater to all types of lifestyles and allow time for all to come enjoy some amazing local shopping, but if you can get there early enough you will be treated to a FREE swag bag (the first 100 shoppers will receive these). Don’t expect to see duplicates at this show as they work hard to ensure vendor tables all sell different products and vendors who may be similar to each other will be spaced out nicely so that the shopping experience is kept fun and exciting. Whether you are shopping for yourself, your family, or gifts for others, this show will have something for you!

 

Hawk + Harvest Market – September 22

Hawk + Harvest is a coming together of creatives and community! Each event is kept truly local by remaining a maker-only market with no pyramid sales, and by featuring musicians from Lethbridge and surrounding area. We are a good-vibe night market designed to highlight and celebrate all things rad in Southern Alberta! Each market has a Charity Raffle table where local artists donate goods that are raffled off with 100% of those ticket sales going to the designated cause or charity chosen for that market. There’s lots to celebrate, so join us, shop local, indulge in a few cold beverages, and have a great time!

 

Lethbridge Handmade Market – October 13

The Lethbridge Handmade Market is an independent marketplace created by artisans for artisans held in Lethbridge, AB. It’s purpose is to promote local art and culture and build the community through showcasing handmade goods. The market has been  connecting local makers from Lethbridge, southern Alberta, and across Canada since late 2016! Each market showcases a unique collection of over 100 handmade makers, and is growing each market! Lethbridge Handmade Market is more than just shopping, we also have workshops for both adults and kids all day long, live art, a kids station, and live electronic music! The market runs on average every two months, the next dates for 2018 are October 13 and December 8th. Follow us on Facebook to keep up-to-date on the next events!

 

 

 

 

 

SweetHearts Tea & Cupcakes

Join us for some Valentine’s Day fun at our favourite place to create: Color Me Mine!  You and your little cherub will paint a one-of-a-kind tea cup & saucer set together while enjoying cupcakes, tea, and juice. 

City of Lethbridge Playground Passport

Now that we are half way through July, I know that things can become monotonous, the same walks to the same parks, same games to keep the kids busy, and so on. Well the City of Lethbridge has come up with a way to get you trying new parks in new areas – the City of Lethbridge Playground Passport

This passport lists 8 different playgrounds around the city for you and your kids to try out and has a question for you to answer about each playground. Just print off this passport and if you visit at least 6 of the playgrounds and answer the question for each of them, you can submit the passport to the city and be entered into a draw for a free swim and skate pass. Passports can be dropped off to the 2nd floor of City hall or scanned and emailed by September 30th, 2015.

What a great way to find and try new parks around this beautiful city, it’s fun for you and the kids!

If you were looking to try something a little different from a playground, I highly suggest both of our city`s Spray Parks. Gyro Spray park is located just behind Nicholas Sheran Leisure Centre (401 Laval Boulevard West) and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., weather permitting, from late May to early September. The other spray park we have is the Rotary Centennial Fountain, located in the Rotary Centennial Plaza in Galt Gardens (corner of 3rd Avenue and 7th Street South) and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., weather permitting, from late May to early September.

Get out and give these all a try, we have some wonderful playgrounds around the city for children of all ages and capabilities and the spray parks are a great way to cool off and have a wonderful time getting soaked!

 

 

Summer Camps for Kids in Lethbridge

I’m sure that many of you saw the article in the Lethbridge Living magazine on camps for kids in and around Lethbridge.  They compiled a whole list of local camps and day activities.  If you didn’t see it, here are the details below!

My daughter started her first week of camp at the YMCA – Music Madness this week.  They get to swim, go to the spray park, and take a field trip to the Lethbridge Library and the local Fire Hall!  Our city has so much to offer this summer; have a peek….

 

Be Fit For Life Camps www.lethbridgecollege.ca/befitforlife

Offering three different summer programs at Lethbridge College. Camps are taught by certified professionals.

Move to Improve: Sport Start Camp
Jul. 9–13, 9 a.m.–4p.m., ages 8–10.
Campers develop skills and receive instruction in the morning, and use their newly honed athletic skills in the afternoon. Activities include basketball, volleyball, and soccer.

Totally Dance Fusion
Jul. 23–27, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., ages 8–14.
Participants experience a variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip hop, and bollywood. Campers create their own original choreography, which will be incorporated into the final performance at the end of the week.

Totally U G!rl
Offered Jul. 16–20, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., ages 8–14.
This program invites girls to make new friends while participating in a variety of fun and interactive sessions. Campers will have the opportunity to learn valuable lessons on topics such as body image and nutritional information, while exploring activities like yoga and kickboxing.

Boys and Girls Club of Lethbridge and District Summer Program www.bgclethbridge.com

Full-day, week-long camps open to children from Kindergarten to Grade 6. Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. –6 p.m., June 28–Aug. 31.
Activities include crafts, experiments, swimming, off-site field trips, guest presentations, and more.
Registration is accepted on a weekly basis, which provides a flexible format for parents.

High Level Canoe and Kayaks Summer Programs www.highlevelcanoesandkayaks.com

Offering three different camps and lessons for youth aged 6–17. Program includes paddling activities that teach basics of canoeing and kayaking, as well as games that utilize those skills.

One-day camp: Jul. 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug. 7, 13, & 20; 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; ages 6–10. Participants are dropped off at the store and then transported to Park Lake for a day of instruction and games.

Three-day program; Jul. 10–12, Jul. 17–19, Aug. 8–10, and Aug. 14–16; ages 11–17. First day runs 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at Park Lake, learning different paddle strokes. Day two and three run 8 a.m.–5 p.m., on more advanced rivers.

Three-day advanced camp; Jul. 31–Aug. 2 and Aug. 21–23. Campers must have completed the previous three-day camp. Campers will have the opportunity to paddle on multiple Southern Alberta Rivers.

Several different half-day lessons are offered in basic to advanced canoeing or kayaking and rescue techniques at Park Lake.

Full-day advanced river lessons are available after the completion of basic lessons.

It’s a BLAST! www.itsablastprogram.com

Offering action-packed, activity-based programming for ages 6–12. Activities include swimming, picnics, arts and crafts, games, giant Slip ‘n Slide, presentations from community groups, and more.

Full- and part-time available, Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–6 p.m., Jul. 4–Aug. 26.

All staff first aid trained and fully certified. Programming takes place at Westminster Elementary School, North Side; and Children of St. Martha’s, West Side.

A Senior Blasters program also offered for pre-teens. Age-appropriate activities and working with the younger group in junior leadership roles.

Lethbridge College Camps http://www.lethbridgecollege.ca/conted/be-fit-life

Various camps in various disciplines offered throughout the summer.

Wind Energy Camp
The International Wind Energy Association will host a day-long summer wind energy youth camps for ages 8–12. The opportunity to learn how wind energy works through multiple learning avenues and activities. Also learn about environmental concerns and what you can do to make a difference in your home, school, and community. Date and time to be selected.

Fashion Design and Marketing Camp
The Fashion Design and Marketing Program will offer two week-long art and fashion summer camps. The camp’s first week, Jul. 9–13, will be available for children ages 8–10. Jul. 16–20 offers another week-long camp for ages 11–12.

New West Theatre Summer Camp www.newwesttheatre.com

Offering five different week-long sessions for youth aged 6–17. Participants explore a number of different theatrical activities to expand skills and boost confidence. Each session ends with a final performance. Offered various weeks throughout the summer.

Southern Alberta Art Gallery Camp Programming www.saag.ca

Offering full- and half-day, week-long camps for ages 3–13.

Tender Fingers
Week-long camps, ages 3–5, 9–11:30 a.m., Jul. 2–Aug. 24. No program Aug. 6–10.
The opportunity to learn the basics of art. Campers will explore painting, sculpting, collage, and more with the use of various media.

Art in Motion
Week-long camp, ages 6¬–8, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Jul. 16–20.
For those interested in learning how movement and the world around them influence art.

Public Art
Four-day-long camp, ages 9–13, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Aug. 7–10.
Campers learn how artists are making their mark on the world around them in public venues.

Coulees and Culture
Week-long camps, ages 6–10, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Jul. 23–27 and Aug. 13–17.
Allows participants to learn and grow as they explore Lethbridge’s cultural, historical and natural treasures, visiting a new site each day. Locations include Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Helen Schuler Nature Centre, Galt Museum & Archives, New West Theatre, and Lethbridge Public Library.

University of Lethbridge Camps www.uleth.ca/sportrec

The University of Lethbridge offers various full- and half-day, week-long summer camps in a number of areas for all ages. Sports camps, science camps, and fine arts camps give campers plenty to choose from!

Conservatory of Music Summer Programs
Kindermusik summer programs use innovative music and movement curricula to involve families in their child’s development.

  • Peekaboo, I Love You, ages 0–18 mos, Jul. 16–20, noon-12:50 p.m.
  • Creatures at the Ocean, ages 18 mos–3, Jul. 16–20, 1–1:50 p.m., and Aug. 13–17 from noon-12:50 p.m.
  • Confetti Days, ages 3–5, Jul. 16–20, from 2–2:50 p.m., and Aug. 13 –17 from 1–1:50 p.m.
  • Tell Me a Tale, ages 5–7, Jul. 16–20, from 3–3:50 p.m., and Aug. 13 –17, from 2–2:50 p. m.
  • Feel the Beat–Let’s Sing, Aug. 13–17, 9 a.m. –noon for ages 6 –8, and 9 a.m.–4 p.m. for ages 9–12.

A workshop focused on developing confidence and skills in singing, acting and movement. Each day includes vocal warm-ups, choir, musical theatre, creative movement as well as games and activities. Family and friends are invited to attend a final performance on Aug. 17.

Southern Alberta Vocal Experience, Aug. 19–25, 8 a.m.–8 p.m., singers ages 13–20.

Provides opportunity for intensive study with established artists, teachers and vocal coaches. Participants develop skills in solo repertoire, choral literature and staged works from musical theatre, operetta and opera. This is an auditioned program.

Science Camps
Leaders of Tomorrow, Jul. 3–4, 9 a.m. –4 p.m., ages 12–16.
Campers learn first aid and safety orientation. Campers must also complete a week-long practicum during one of the science camp weeks to be eligible for their certificate and reference letter.

Prehistoric Wonders, Jul. 3–6, 9 a.m. –4 p.m., ages 6–7.
Campers will learn about dinosaurs, prehistoric animals and rock formation.

Have a myth that needs busting? Jul. 8–11, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., ages 8–11.
Campers will use the scientific method to test common myths and misconceptions in myth busting science.

Jr. Science Adventurers, Jul. 9–13, 23–27, and Aug. 13–17, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. ages 5–6.
Explore the world of science through indoor and outdoor activities.

Inventors Inc. Jul. 9–13, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., ages 7–10.
If you like to build, construct, or have a love for inventing? Then this camp is for you!

It’s Computerized, Jul. 9–10, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., ages 11–12.
This camp focuses on computerization. Learn to computerize objects in what it means and how robots fit into it all.

Mad Science, Jul. 16–20, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., ages 6–8.
Explore science in ways you never thought possible!

Girls Rule Science & Tech, Jul. 16–20, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., for girls ages 9–12.
Science and technology isn’t just for boys! Campers will explore a variety of activities and meet numerous female science professionals.

Science Sampler, Jul. 23–27 and Aug. 13–17, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., ages 7–10.
Every day is a new day to explore a new area of science.

Make Your Mark, Jul. 23–27, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., ages 11–12.
Mixing technology with social consciousness.

Mini Mechanics, Jul. 30–Aug. 3, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., ages 8–10.
Gadgets, gizmos and vehicles are the theme for a week of building and creating.

Marvelous Mechanics, Jul. 30–Aug. 3, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., ages 8–10.
Gain knowledge of how vehicles and different gadgets work. Learn all about roller coasters, cars, boats, and airplanes.

It’s Alive! Jul. 30–Aug. 3, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., ages 11–12.
A focus on animation. If it can be built or drawn than it can be animated.

Crime Busters, Aug. 7–10, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., ages 6–7.
Learn to solve mysteries using science¬.

CSI Camp, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Aug. 7–10, ages 8–11.
Learn to solve a crime on the U of L campus using forensic science.

Cyber Spies, Aug. 13–17, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., ages 8–11.
Are you clever, tech savvy and know how to be sneaky? Sign up to become a Cyber Spy!

Artsy Science, Aug. 20–24 from, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., ages 6–7.
Using science, campers will create a variety of artistic masterpieces.

Mission Impossible, Aug. 20–24, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., ages 8–11.
Full of secret missions, exciting challenges, and amazing technology.

Fine Arts Summer Camps

Act I Drama; Jul. 3–6, Jul. 16–20, Jul. 30–Aug. 3, and Aug. 7–10; 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; ages 7–11.
Focuses creative energy by creating characters, telling stories and improvising, while learning all about theatre production.

Encore Drama; Jul. 9–13, Jul. 23–27, and Aug. 13–17; 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; ages 12–16.
Encompasses all elements of theatre production including writing, directing, acting and stage craft.

Art Ventures; Jul. 3–6, Jul. 9–13, Jul. 16–20, Jul. 23–27, Aug. 7–10, and Aug. 13–17; 9 a.m.–4; ages 7–11.
Campers have opportunity to dabble in different types of artistic creation each day.

Artist’s Studio, Jul. 30 –Aug. 3, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., ages 12–16.
Provides an in-depth artistic experience with a variety of creative methods including painting, sculpture, print-making, murals and much more!

Sports Camps

Basketball Camp, Jul. 23–26, 9 a.m.–noon or 9 a.m.–4 p.m., ages 6–10.
An introduction to basketball with an emphasis on fun and learning.

Basketball Shooting Camp, Aug. 13–17, 1–4 p.m., ages 11–13.
Campers work on developing lay-ups, pull-up jumpers, stationary jump shots, free throws and 3-point shooting.

Junior Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball; boys’ camps Jul. 30–Aug. 3 and Aug. 7–10, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., girls’ camps Aug. 20–24, 9 a.m.–noon and 1–4 p.m.; ages 11–13.

Adventure Youth Camp, Jul. 16–20 and Aug. 13–17, ages 13–17.
Filled with various outdoor activities in the Crowsness Pass. Campers will enjoy biking and hiking through trails and historic sites with a home base in Blairmore.

Climbing Camp; Jul. 3–6, 9–13, 16–20, 23–27, Jul. 30–Aug. 3, 7–10, & 20–24; 9 a.m.–4 p.m., ages 8–14.
Campers will be introduced to the basics of climbing and belaying, and enjoy a week of climbing, as well as other activities like coulee hiking, survivor challenges and swimming.

Dance Camp; Jul. 9–13, 9 a.m.–noon, ages 9–12; 1–4 p.m., ages 13–18.
Emphasizes different ballet movements, such as turns and jumps.

Fencing Camp, Jul. 3–4, 9 a.m.–noon and 1–4 p.m., ages 8–12.
Teaches the fundamental fencing skills through a games and discovery-based approach.

Judo Camp, Jul. 30–Aug. 3, 8:30–10:30 a.m., ages 6–12.
Provides beginners with basic instruction and helps experienced children improve their skills.

Gymnastics Summer Camps; Jul. 3–6, Jul. 9–13, Jul. 16–20, Jul. 23–27, Jul. 30–Aug. 3, Aug. 7–10, Aug. 13–17, and Aug. 20–24; 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; ages 5–10.
Includes gymnastic activities as well as outdoor games and crafts with a stress on fun, fitness and fundamentals.

Leaders in Training Camp, Jul. 3–5, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., ages 13–15.
For junior high youth who are looking for training and experience as potential leaders in the community. The program includes emergency first aid certification, handling behaviour problems, and planning and co-ordinating activities.

Hockey Camp, Jul. 30–Aug. 3 and Aug. 7–10, 9 a.m.–noon, boys ages 6–8.
A focus on skill development, and includes a fun multi-sport session off ice as part of the daily routine.

Girls’ Hockey Camp; Aug. 7–10, ages 7–11; Jul. 30–Aug. 3, ages 12–16; 10:30 a.m.–3:15 p.m.
Focuses on improving the players’ skating, passing and shooting skills. These skills will be taught through game-type activities, off ice instruction and dryland training. Final game on the last day of camp.

Checking Confidence, Jul. 30–Aug. 3 and Aug. 7–10, boys ages 11–12.
A focus on skill development in regards to receiving and performing proper checks.

Learn to Dive Camp, Jul. 3–6, 10 a.m.–noon, ages 7–12.
An exciting introduction to diving.

Learn to Synchro Camp, Jul. 30–Aug. 3, 10 a.m.–noon, ages 7–12.
Learn graceful pool travel, breath control, body position, and much more.

Multi Activity Camp, Jul. 3–6, Jul. 9–13, Jul. 16–20, Jul. 23–27, Jul. 30–Aug. 3, and Aug. 20–24. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., half-day options available, ages 6–12.
Learn fundamental skills in a variety of activities such as art, dance, and co-operative games.

Seven’s Rugby Camp; Aug. 7–10; ages 6–12, 9 a.m.–noon; ages 13–17, 1–4 p.m.
Teaches fundamental and teamwork skills, while emphasizing the enjoyment of the sport.

Co-ed Soccer Camp, Jul. 9–13, 9 a.m.–noon, ages 6–9.
Learn the fundamental skills needed to play the game. Campers will develop teamwork and essential skills in a way that emphasizes enjoyment of the sport.

Tennis Camp; Jul. 3–6; ages 6–8, 9 a.m.–noon; ages 9–10, 1–4 p.m.
Introduces children to the sport using the Progressive Tennis format, as directed by Tennis Canada.

West Wind Gymnastic Club Summer Camps www.westwindgym.com

Offering full- and half-day, week-long camps, ages 5+.

Campers participate in a wide range of activities including gymnastics, art and crafts, science, stories, and swimming. Each week has a different theme. Fridays include a hotdog lunch.

There camps are kid test–mother approved!

  • Week One Jul. 3–6 Canada Week (No camp Jul. 2)
  • Week Two Jul. 9–13 Carnival Week
  • Week Three Jul. 16–20 Hawaiian Week
  • Week Four Jul. 23–27 Circus Week
  • Week Five Jul. 30–Aug. 3 ’60s Week
  • Week Six Aug. 7–10 Jungle Week (No camp Aug. 6)
  • Week Seven Aug. 13–17 Olympic Week
  • Week Eight Aug. 20–24 Whoop Up Week

YMCA Summer Camps www.lethbridgeymca.org

Offering a variety of camps for children aged 3–15. Camps run Monday–Friday, Jul. 3–Aug. 24.

Campers have the opportunity to explore the great outdoors with activities that include swimming, crafts, field trips, and much more at a number of different locations.

  • Tiny Tigers Day Camp, ages 3–6, who are potty-trained.
  • Coulee Cougars Day Camp, ages 7–10.
  • Junior Adventurers Day Camp, ages 11–14.

A week-long youth residence adventure camp is also offered for ages 8–15. Campers will be bused to Camp Impeesa, located just south of Beaver Mines to enjoy swimming, hikes, cookouts and more.

YWCA Camps Be Fit For Life Camps

The Lethbridge YWCA offers a Neighbourhood Play Program, Jul. 1–Aug. 22, 9 a.m.–noon, and 1–3:30 p.m., ages 6–12.

The program is offered at different parks throughout the city, Monday–Thursday.

This camp is free for participants and doesn’t require registration.

Sessions are offered at multiple locations on the South Side, North Side, and West Side.

How to Keep Your House Clean….When You Don’t Have Time to Clean

I don’t know about you, but I feel like since summer officially started (aka – the day my daughter ended PreK) I haven’t had a chance to clean my house.  Don’t get me wrong, my house is by no means dirty or (too) messy, I’m just finding that with busy days, open windows, and kids going in and out, in and out, my house seems to be a little bit more out of sorts than usual (with way too many stacks of laundry waiting to be folded).

While perusing Pinterest, I found some handy Cleaning Schedules.  Take a look!

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Clean Schedule 1