Children’s recreation staff Graeme Beyer and Sevanna Jones with MegaKids participants in Memorial Peace Park on Tuesday in Maple Ridge.

Children’s recreation staff Graeme Beyer and Sevanna Jones with MegaKids participants in Memorial Peace Park on Tuesday in Maple Ridge.

Summer camp season on the horizon

Parks and Leisure Service has two camps that run from 8:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Parks and Leisure Services is offering fun programs and camps for children and youth throughout summer.

The children’s recreation team is busy preparing for summer and winding down its seven after-school programs.

“This year has been extremely busy with the school strikes,” says recreation coordinator Russ Brummer.

“It feels like we’ve started our summer camps early.”

Summer camps officially start June 30.

Parks and leisure’s most popular camps are Mega Kids, at the Greg Moore Youth Centre, and Pitt Troopers, at the Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre. The camps are for children aged six to 12 years old and run Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Both camps have been extended to run until 5 p.m. this year to accommodate parents who work outside Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

“We are so proud of our programs and staff,” says Brummer. “Our goal is to provide programs that are fun, safe, active and inclusive.”

• Both Mega Kids and Pitt Troopers offer a variety of activities and out-trips each week. To register for an individual day or full week, visit www.recreg4u.ca or call 604-465-2470.