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Things kids can do in Prince George this summer

As things start to open up due to Covid restrictions here's a few things to do with the children this summer.
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Art Monkeys workshops are available at the Prince George & District Community Arts Council this summer.

With summer holidays here, parents looking for things to do with their children can consider several options available this summer with safety protocols in place due to the pandemic.

Art Monkeys

Summer Art Monkeys for ages six to 11 is ready for registration at the Prince George & District Community Arts Council (CAC).

Glitter, Goop and You! Art Journaling with Si Transken and Diane Levesque and Arts North Lego and Toy Animation with Christina Watts are workshops that take place every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon throughout the summer.

We’re really happy coming out of the pandemic to offer some programs - we miss all the kids who have joined us for many years - and getting back to our regular programming is very refreshing and certainly much needed,” Lisa Redpath, program manager for the CAC, said.

Of course because there are still safety protocols in place there’s only room for eight children per class.

Art Journaling is fun, creative and interactive. Children will explore their creativity in a no-rules, self-expressive way. Junior artists will develop skills necessary to organize their thoughts, inspirations and ideas to help them better understand their creative path. 

During Arts North Lego & Toy Animation it’s going to be a full production from idea to storyboard to final edit. Children will be part of a junior production team as they develop a short animation video. They will learn both creative and technical skills in the new Arts North digital media centre.   

The cost is $45 per student. For dates, details and to register at www.studio2880.com/summer-art-camps.

Summer Sewing Camps

Theatre NorthWest is offering an opportunity for people to hone their skills or learn something new with sewing camps.

All sewers from beginners to advanced can sign up for classes that take place between July 5 to 30 while young children can learn from August 2 to 6.

For more information and to register visit www.theatrenorthwest.com.

Summer Reading Challenge

The Prince George Public Library has a six-week summer reading group for those children ages five to nine years called Crack the Case.

Join in the in-person fun at the Knowledge Garden with activities, stories and special events which will encourage children to keep reading during the summer break.

The sessions start July 7 and go every Wednesday until August 11 from 11:30 a.m. to noon at the Bob Harkins Branch.

Registration is limited but free. Visit or call to register at 250-563-9251 (ext 147) or 250-563-9251 (ext 108).

There is also an opportunity to tune into the fun through Zoom. For more information on that visit Crack the Case virtual event

Storytime Walk

Storytime Walk is presented by the library at Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum as a self-led tour to experience the museum’s exhibits through recorded songs, rhymes and fun historical facts. This adventure will feature field guides and library resources. The tour is available in July and August.

Download the tour on the Geotourist app before you go. Search Prince George Public Library. Thanks to a generous donation by Scotiabank, admission is free for families accessing the library’s tour.

Simply check in and show PGRFM staff the Geotourist app on the mobile device to qualify.

The tour will only be accessible during the museum’s hours of operation. Learn more about the Central B.C. Railway and Forestry Museum at  www.pgrfm.bc.ca.