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Douglas Park Community Centre offers many opportunities for Preschoolers to enjoy recreational activities both with or without their Family members or a caregiver. Develop your child’s creativity, social, and physical skills through Arts, Crafts, Dance, Drama, Music, Sports or Language programs including Spanish, and Japanese. Douglas Park offers fun and exciting Preschool camps during Spring and Summer holidays.

To register online for a program:
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VIEW AND REGISTER FOR SUMMER PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

Sport

Sportball Drop-off Multisport Camp 3-5 yrs
Sportball Vancouver
This program is designed to introduce skills in a number of different ball sports. Games and skills are taught in a fun and creative manner by using story lines to encourage participation. All programs are non-competitive and focus on success while building confidence. In order to limit equipment sharing in programs, each child will be provided with a Sportball equipment pack on the first day of programming. This pack must be brought to class each week. The equipment is included in the registration fee and is yours to keep once the program is done.
M Tu W Th F 9:15 AM-10:30 AM           Jul 19-Jul 23
$125/5 sessions 330316
M Tu W Th F 9:15 AM-10:30 AM           Jul 26-Jul 30
$125/5 sessions 330318
M Tu W Th F 9:15 AM-10:30 AM  Aug 9-Aug 13
$125/5 sessions 330319

Sportball Drop-off Soccer Camp 3-5 yrs
Sportball Vancouver
Kickstart your day! Sportball Outdoor Soccer programs introduce fundamental concepts of game play and teach the basic skills required to bend it like Beckham in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Coaches zero in on skills like throw-ins, dribbling, trapping and passing in fun, exciting, skill-focused games. Classes take place outdoors and if it is raining, it will be in the gymnasium. In order to limit equipment sharing in programs, each child will be provided with a Sportball equipment pack on the first day of programming. This pack must be brought to class each week. The equipment is included in the registration fee and is yours to keep once the program is done.
M Tu W Th F 10:45 AM-12:00 PM           Jul 19-Jul 23
$125/5 sessions 330322
M Tu W Th F 10:45 AM-12:00 PM          Jul 26-Jul 30
$125/5 sessions 330323
M Tu W Th F 10:45 AM-12:00 PM          Aug 9-Aug 13
$125/5 sessions 330324

Kids on Wheels Junior Balance Bike Camp 2-3 yrs
BC Cycling Coalition
This week-long camp is designed to introduce young children to the joy of cycling! In this camp we’ll mainly focus on getting the children comfortable on balance bikes and wearing helmets, provide tips to parents on how to fit a balance bike to their children and practice important skills such as stopping, riding, balancing, and gliding. We’ll also read some biking books and sing songs. Balance bikes help children to gain confidence, and improve their self esteem and risk management. This camp is designed for beginner and intermediate riders and parent/caregiver participation is required. Due to COVID-19 only one parent/caregiver is allowed with each child. If possible please bring your child wearing a helmet already and children are invited to bring their own balance bikes. If needed we can provide a bike and a helmet for the duration of the camp.
Th F 9:30 AM-10:15 AM Aug 23-Aug 27
$125/5 sessions 343344
M Tu W Th F 10:30 AM-11:15 AM Aug 23-Aug 27
$125/5 sessions 343345

Kids on Wheels Balance Bike Camp 3-5 yrs
BC Cycling Coalition
This week-long camp is designed for all levels of balance bike riders and is packed with fun cycling activities! Our skilled instructors will design an interactive riding course for the children to explore every day. Through fun games and riding around the course we will be practicing important skills such as stopping, balancing, and gliding. We will also introduce some road signs and safety rules of the road. When not on the bikes we will read books, do some art activities and practice pumping tubes in our cool mechanic corner. Children are expected to be able to stay without parents/caregivers for the duration of the camp. If possible please bring your child wearing a helmet already to help minimize instructor-child physical contact due to COVID-19. Children are invited to bring their own balance bikes too. If needed we can provide a bike and a helmet for the duration of the camp.
M Tu W Th F 11:45 AM-1:00 PM Aug 23-Aug 27
$200/5 sessions 343346

Visual Arts

Crafty Munchkins 3-5 yrs
Gloria Lai
Join us for some arts & crafts! While sparking your little artists creativity we intend to make a bit of a mess. Art friendly clothes are a must, along with big smiles. Children must be able to attend class without an adult. No session July 31.
Sa 9:15 AM-10:00 AM Jul 10-Aug 21
$72/6 sessions 344391


COVID-19 and our Programs
The nature of the Activities is such that you will interact with other people, continuous physical distance between other people cannot be guaranteed, and, by participating in the Activity, you are at risk of being infected by a pathogen, including but not limited to SARS-COV-2. SARS-COV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, may exacerbate other health issues and is the cause of an ongoing global pandemic. SARS-COV-2 is highly communicable and dangerous. If you become infected with SARS-COV2, you may transmit it to other people even if you are not exhibiting symptoms of illness. View all our Programs online at Vancouver.ca What to expect when visiting the Centre.

Preschool and Children’s Summer Weekly Programs at a Glance

Preschool and Children’s Summer Daily Programs at a Glance

 

VIEW AND REGISTER FOR SPRING PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

Social

Baby Sign Language 0-2 yrs
Into Yoga
Babies understand and can communicate long before they are able to speak. Research shows that babies who learn Sign Language learn quicker and talk earlier. Using songs and games learn how to teach your baby basic American Sign Language (ASL) so they can better convey their wants and needs and relieve unnecessary frustration. The instructor will teach you the signs and songs so you can practice at home. Babies can sleep during class or you can bring some toys. Newborn to 24 months. Please bring your own mat or blanket to sit on. You will be emailed the curriculum prior to the first class. Only one parent or caregiver may accompany child.
M 1:15 PM-2:00 PM Apr 19-May 17
$72/5 sessions 315527

Outdoor Music Together with Joan 0-5 yrs
Katherine Deane
Outdoor Music Together® offers a fun-filled, family music making class with a new songbook and award winning music each semester to continue the learning at home. Enjoy the park on sunny days and or come inside to the community centre on rainy days. Discover new ways to play with music and rhythm and help your child become a confident music-maker. In our mixed age class, each child participates at his or her own level and their natural musicality is nurtured through singing, dancing, listening, watching, and exploring the musical instruments. Includes access to a new 15 minute online mini-class each week so families can sing together at home! Parent participation is required, one parent or guardian per child only, masks required for adults. Siblings attend at a reduced tuition rate and children 6 months and under attend free with a registered sibling. $50 Music Together Licensing fee is non-refundable after the first class. Please bring your own instruments and yoga mat or blanket to sit on.
Th 9:25 AM-10:00 AM Apr 8-Jun 10
$214/10 sessions 320403
Th 10:30 AM-11:05 AM Apr 8-Jun 10
$214/10 sessions 320406

Performing Arts

Mini Ballet 3-4 yrs
Vancouver Performing Stars
Introduce your child to the world of ballet. These classes develop coordination, musicality and fluidity of movement while having fun. Increased ballet technique is expected at each progressive level. Appropriate dance shoes and attire please. Child must be able to attend class alone. No class May 21.
F 3:00 PM-3:45 PM Apr 9-Jun 18
$120/10 sessions 312832

PeeWee Popstars 3-5 yrs
Rachel Beau
Come and hop, bop, and twist to fun music with Rachel Beau! This program is 45 minutes of action packed fun and no-stop movement to POP music! No session Feb 15.
M 9:30 AM-10:15 AM Apr 12-Jun 14
$90/9 sessions 321358
Th 1:00 PM-1:45 PM Apr 15-Jun 10
$90/9 sessions 321360

Crafty Munchkins 3-5 yrs
Gloria Lai
Join us for some arts & crafts! While sparking your little artists creativity we intend to make a bit of a mess. Art friendly clothes are a must, along with big smiles. Children must be able to attend class without an adult.
Sa 9:15 AM-10:00 AM Apr 10-May 8
$60/5 sessions 320683
Sa 9:15 AM-10:00 AM May 29-Jun 26
$60/5 sessions 320684

Mini Hip Hop 3-4 yrs
Vancouver Performing Stars
Want to learn how to move to and groove to your favourite tunes? Learn the basic style of hip hop dance in this high energy program. Discover new and exciting moves while learning fun and challenging choreography. Beginners welcome! Leave feeling energized, confident and excited about dance.
Th 3:00 PM-3:45 PM Apr 15-Jun 17
$120/10 sessions 312829

Sport

Rhythmic Gymnastics Parent and Tot 2-3 yrs
This new program will focus on flexibility, stretching, coordination, balance, posture, strength, self-confidence and all of the foundational training required for a rhythmic gymnastics program. Parent/caregiver participation is required. No session May 24.
M 3:00 PM-3:45 PM Apr 12-Jun 14
$135/9 sessions 322402

Sportball Outdoor Soccer 3-5 yrs
Sportball Vancouver
Kickstart your day! Sportball Outdoor Soccer programs introduce fundamental concepts of game play and teach the basic skills required to bend it like Beckham in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Coaches zero in on skills like throw-ins, dribbling, trapping and passing in fun, exciting, skill-focused games. Classes take place outdoors rain or shine. Parents are required to remain on the field for children’s safety.In order to limit equipment sharing in programs, each child will be provided with a Sportball equipment pack on the first day of programming. This pack must be brought to class each week. The equipment is included in the registration fee and is yours to keep once the program is done.
Tu 9:45 AM-10:30 AM Apr 20-Jun 15
$155/9 sessions 321355

Sportball Parent and Tot Multisport 2-3 yrs
Sportball Vancouver
This program is designed to guide parents and their children through the introductory skills in a number of different ball sports. Games and skills are taught in a fun and creative manner by using story lines to encourage participation. All programs are non-competitive and focus on success while building confidence. In order to limit equipment sharing in programs, each child will be provided with a Sportball equipment pack on the first day of programming. This pack must be brought to class each week. The equipment is included in the registration fee and is yours to keep once the program is done. No class May 22.
Tu 10:45 AM-11:30 AM Apr 20-Jun 15
$155/9 sessions 312844
Sa 9:15 AM-10:00 AM Apr 17-Jun 19
$155/9 sessions 312848
Drop-off Multisport 3-5 yrs
Tu 11:45 AM-12:30 PM Apr 20-Jun 15
$155/9 sessions 312845
Sa 10:15 AM-11:00 AM Apr 17-Jun 19
$155/9 sessions 312849

Kick It Up Soccer
Ron Way
Dribble, pass, shoot and score! An intro to soccer through games and drills. Parent participation encouraged. Classes held outdoors at Douglas Park field. Please dress accordingly.
1-3 yrs
Sa 9:00 AM-9:30 AM Apr 24-May 15
$40/4 sessions 319572
Sa 9:00 AM-9:30 AM Jun 5-Jun 26
$40/4 sessions 320352
3-5 yrs
Sa 9:30 AM-10:15 AM Apr 24-May 15
$50/4 sessions 319587
Sa 9:30 AM-10:15 AM Jun 5-Jun 26
$50/4 sessions 320353


COVID-19 and our Programs
The nature of the Activities is such that you will interact with other people, continuous physical distance between other people cannot be guaranteed, and, by participating in the Activity, you are at risk of being infected by a pathogen, including but not limited to SARS-COV-2. SARS-COV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, may exacerbate other health issues and is the cause of an ongoing global pandemic. SARS-COV-2 is highly communicable and dangerous. If you become infected with SARS-COV2, you may transmit it to other people even if you are not exhibiting symptoms of illness. View all our Programs online at Vancouver.ca What to expect when visiting the Centre.

Preschool and Children’s Spring Programs at a Glance

Monday PeeWee Popstars 9:30am - 10:15am 321358 Baby Sign Language 1:15 PM - 2:00pm 315527
Rythmic Gymnastics Parnet and Tot 3:00pm - 3:45pm 322402
Tween Pottery 3:30pm - 5:00pm 326907 Creative Writing 3:30pm - 5:00pm 321556 Rhythmic Gymnastics Preparation Program 4:00pm- 5:00pm 322407 Rhythmic Gymnastics Preparation Program 5:15pm- 6:15pm 322409 Piano Lessons 3:30pm - 4:00pm 312856 Piano Lessons 4:10pm - 4:40pm 312857 Piano Lessons 4:50pm - 5:20pm 312858 Piano Lessons 5:30pm - 6:00pm 312859
Tuesday SportBall Outdoor Soccer 9:45am - 10:30am 321355 Sportball Parent and Tot Multisport 10:45am - 11:30am 312844 Sportball Parent and Tot Multisport 11:45am - 12:30pm 312845 Pottery for Teens 3:30pm - 5:00pm 323068 In the Body - Storytelling 101 4:00pm - 5:30pm 321975 Traditional Kung Fu Beginner 4:30pm- 5:30pm 319051 Traditional Kung Fu Advanced 5:30pm- 6:45pm 319054 Traditional Kung Fu Intermediate 5:30pm- 6:45pm 319052 Tennis - Beginner & Novice 4:00pm - 4:45pm 318274 Piano Lessons 3:10pm - 3:40pm 312860 Piano Lessons 3:50pm - 4:20pm 312861 Piano Lessons 4:30pm - 5:00pm 312862 Piano Lessons 5:10pm - 5:40pm 312863 Piano Lessons 5:50pm - 6:20pm 312864 Piano Lessons 6:30pm - 7:00pm 312865 Violin Lessons - Private 6:30pm - 7:00pm 321955 Piano Lessons 7:10pm - 7:40pm 321587 Violin Lessons - Private 7:15pm - 7:45pm 321956
Wednesday Little Bookworm - Reading and Writing 3:30pm- 4:30pm 321550/321552 Finish Strong Basketball Development 4:00pm - 5:00pm 321372 Douglas Park Senior Youth Council 4:30pm - 5:30pm 322104 Story Detectives - Reading and Writing 4:45pm - 5:45pm 321561/321564 Finnish Strong Basketball Development- Coed 5:15pm- 6:15pm 321459 Piano Lessons 3:10pm - 3:40pm 321957 Piano Lessons 3:50pm - 4:20pm 321599 Piano Lessons 4:30pm - 5:00pm 321600 Piano Lessons 5:10pm - 5:40pm 321601 Piano Lessons 5:50pm - 6:20pm 321602
Thursday Outdoor Music Togerther with Joan 9:25am - 10:00am 320403 Outdoor Music Togerther with Joan 10:30am - 11:05am 320406 Peewee Popstars 1:00pm - 1:45pm 321360 Mini Hip Hop 3:00pm - 3:45pm 312829 Tennis - Beginner & Novice 3:45pm - 4:45pm 318275 Junior Hip Hop 4:00pm- 4:45pm 312830 Bricks 4 Kidz - Extreme Expedition 4:00pm- 5:00pm 312826 Senior Hip Hop 5:00pm- 5:45pm 312831
Friday Outdoor Music Togerther with Joan 10:00am - 10:35am 329609 Mini Ballet 3:00pm- 3:45pm 312832 Introduction to Art and Design 3:30pm - 4:30pm 321946 Junior Ballet 4:00pm - 4:45pm 312833 Intermediate Ballet 5:00pm - 5:45pm 312834
Saturday Kick it Up Soccer 9:00am- 9:30am 319572/320352 Crafty Munchkins 9:15am - 10:00am 320683/320684 Violin Lessons - Private 9:30am - 10:00am 312866 Kick it Up Soccer 9:30am - 10:15am 319587/320353 Sportball Parent and Tot Multisport 9:15am - 10:00am 312848 Tennis - Beginner & Novice 10:00am - 10:45am 318277 Sportball Parent and Tot Multisport 10:15am- 11:00am 312849 Kick it Up Soccer 10:15am - 11:00am 319594/320354 Craft n' Creations 10:15am- 11:15am 320686/320688 Violin Lessons - Private 10:15am - 10:45am 312868 Violin Lessons - Private 11:00am - 11:30am 312870 Kick it Up Soccer - Girls 11:00am - 11:45am 319598/320355 Tennis - Beginner & Novice 11:00am - 12:15pm 318279 Sportball Parent and Tot Multisport 11:15am- 12:00pm 312850 Craft n' Creations 11:30am- 12:45am 320690/320692 Violin Lessons - Private 11:45am - 12:15pm 312871 Kick it Up Soccer - Girls 11:45am - 12:30pm 319601/320356 Violin Lessons - Private 12:30pm - 1:00pm 312872 Kick it Up Soccer 12:30pm - 1:15pm 319603/320357
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