Local Activities and Camps Available to Students During Fall Break; Hummingbird Project Offers Financial Assistance

boysbikes-thumbBear Valley Unified students start their two-week Fall Break come Saturday and, parents, should you be looking for activities to engage your children through October 18, there are some opportunities. The Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District offers Wild and Crazy Super Sports Camp for 9 to 13-year-olds, at a cost of $99 per week. Offerings during sports camp include bowling, hiking, mountain bike riding, volleyball, basketball, and a scavenger hunt; to register for Wild and Crazy Super Sports Camp, which runs from 9am to 2pm, call the Recreation and Park District at 866-9700. There is also a day camp offered by the YMCA’s Camp Whittle, with transportation services available from Vons. At Camp Whittle, in the woods behind Fawnskin, day campers can participate in arts and crafts, archery, outdoor games and hikes, and, for 12 to 14-year-olds, a specialized equestrian day camp is available. Cost for Camp Whittle over Fall Break is $250 per week, which also includes meals and transportation, as well as a Friday family dinner and campfire; to register, call 866-3000. Local teacher Kasey Hall offers an Arts and Outdoor Education program during break, which is available to kindergarten through sixth grade students at a cost of $100 per week. The outdoor science program will also include daily nature hikes, painting, canoeing on Cedar Lake, and healthy, organic snacks. Call soon to register, at 909/522-2945. No matter what activity you select for your child, the Hummingbird Project offers Fall Break activities financial assistance to low-to-moderate income families; for more information, contact Elaine Tennity at 584-8642, or stop by the Hummingbird Project Thrift Store at 400 West Big Bear Boulevard in Big Bear City.

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