Guide to March Break in Kingston in 2011

Guide to March Break, Kingston, OntarioIn case your kids haven’t reminded you, March Break is but a few days away. Kids throughout the Limestone District School Board are presently sitting in class watching the clock, and counting down to a week where they’ll be free from finger painting and standardized testing.  If you’re like many of the parents I’ve spoken with, you may not have had time to figure out what sort of programs are out there to help keep kids entertained. Lucky for you, Kingstonist has collected and combined a vast amount of information regarding local kid-friendly camps and activities, which are taking place next week.  Whether you’re taking time off to be junior’s chauffeur, or looking to add a few things to your kid’s daily schedule, we hope you’ll enjoy our guide to what’s going on in Kingston during the March Break.

Week-long Camps

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  • Boys and Girls Club Camps: various age-specific camps focusing on sports and recreation, creative arts, science and technology, and culinary skills at the Robert Meeks Community Youth Centre.  Cost is $175 for the entire week, which includes healthy lunch and snacks, swimming, a special trip and more. Space is limited, registration required.
  • March Break Adventure Camp: includes games, swimming, crafts and activities for children 6 to 12 years-old at Artillery Park Aquatic & Fitness Centre. Cost is $27 per day, plus an optional $10.50 for a Boiler Room Climbing Gym Trip on Friday. Registration required at the Artillery Park Aquatic & Fitness Centre or the Invista Centre.

Saturday, March 12
11:00am to 2:00pm: Free skating at the K-Rock Centre. Bring a non-perishable food item in support of the Salvation Army Food Drive.
11:30am to 1:25pm: Adult/Family Swim at the Artillery Park pool.
2:00pm to 3:45 pm: Public Skating at at the Invista Centre.
2:00pm to 4:00pm: Leisure Swim at the Artillery Park pool.

Sunday, March 13
11:00am to 2:00pm: Free skating at the K-Rock Centre. Bring a non-perishable food item in support of the Salvation Army Food Drive.
11:30am to 1:25pm: Adult/Family Swim at the Artillery Park pool.
12:00pm to 1:45 pm: Public Staking at the Memorial Centre.
2:00pm to 4:00pm: Leisure Swim at the Artillery Park pool.
2:00pm: Kingston Frontenacs versus the Niagara Ice Dogs at the K-Rock Centre.

Monday, March 14
10:00am to 11:00am: KFPL’s Let’s Talk Science, ages 6 to 9, at Isabel Turner Branch.
10:30am to 11:10am: KFPL’s Optical Illusions, ages 6+, at Calvin Park Branch.
10:30am to 12:00 pm: Public Staking at the Memorial Centre.
11:00am to 2:00pm: Free skating at the K-Rock Centre. Bring a non-perishable food item in support of the Salvation Army Food Drive.
12:30pm to 1:20pm: Supervised Co-Ed Shinny Hockey, ages 7 to 9, at the Invista Centre.
1:00pm to 2:00pm: Pottery Workshop for kids aged 5+. Registration required – full.
1:30pm to 2:20pm: Supervised Co-Ed Shinny Hockey, ages 10 to 14, at the Invista Centre.
1:30pm to 3:00pm: Leisure Swim at the Artillery Park pool.
2:00pm to 3:00pm: KFPL’s Let’s Talk Science, ages 6 to 9, at Central Branch.
2:30pm to 3:30pm: Pottery Workshop for kids aged 5+. Registration required – full.
2:30pm to 4:00pm: Public Staking at the Invista Centre.
3:00pm to 4:00pm: Public Staking at Centre 70.

Tuesday, March 15
10:00am to 10:45am: KFPL’s Discover the Wild, ages 3 to 5, at Isabel Turner Branch.
10:00am to 11:00am: KFPL’s Let’s Talk Science, ages 6 to 9, at Calvin Park Branch.
10:00am to 12:00pm: Public Staking at the Memorial Centre.
10:30am to 11:15am: Seesham and Lotus perform at Calvin Park Branch.
1:00pm to 1:50pm: Supervised Co-Ed Shinny Hockey, ages 7 to 9, at the Memorial Centre.
1:00pm to 2:00pm: Pottery Workshop for kids aged 5+. Registration required – full.
1:30pm to 3:00pm: Leisure Swim at the Artillery Park pool.
2:00pm to 2:40pm: KFPL’s Optical Illusions, ages 6+, at Kingscourt Branch.
2:00pm to 2:45pm: KFPL’s Discover Dragons, ages 6+, at Central Branch.
2:00pm to 2:45pm: Seesham and Lotus perform at Isabel Turner Branch.
2:00pm to 2:50pm: Supervised Co-Ed Shinny Hockey, ages 10 to 14, at the Memorial Centre.
2:00pm to 3:00pm: KFPL’s Let’s Talk Science, ages 6 to 9, at Calvin Park Branch.
2:30pm to 3:30pm: Pottery Workshop for kids aged 5+. Registration required – full.
4:00pm to 4:50pm: Public Skating at Centre 70.
7:35pm to 9:00pm: Adult/Family Swim at the Artillery Park pool.

Wednesday, March 16
10:00am to 11:00am: KFPL’s Let’s Talk Science, ages 6 to 9, at Central Branch.
10:00am to 10:50am: Supervised Co-Ed Shinny Hockey, ages 7 to 9, at the Memorial Centre.
10:30am to 11:15am: KFPL’s A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea, ages 2 to 5, at Pittsburgh Branch.
10:30am to 11:15am: KFPL’s Puppet Show Extravaganza, all ages, at Isabel Turner Branch.
10:00am to 12:00pm: Museum of Health Care‘s Snot and Whatnot. Registration required – full.
11:30am to 12:30pm: Public Skating at the Invista Centre.
12:30pm to 1:20pm: Supervised Co-Ed Shinny Hockey, ages 7 to 9, at the Invista Centre.
1:30pm to 2:20pm: Supervised Co-Ed Shinny Hockey, ages 10 to 14, at the Invista Centre.
1:30pm to 3:00pm: join artist Josh Lyon at the AEAC to create amazing toys from everyday materials.
1:30pm to 3:00pm: Leisure Swim at the Artillery Park pool.
2:00pm to 3:00pm: KFPL’s Let’s Talk Science, ages 6 to 9, at Central Branch.
3:00pm to 4:30pm: join artist Josh Lyon at the AEAC to create amazing toys from everyday materials.
4:00pm to 4:50pm: Public Skating at the Memorial Centre.
6:00pm to 7:30pm: Adult/Family Swim at the Artillery Park pool.

Thursday, March 17
10:00am to 10:50am: Supervised Co-Ed Shinny Hockey, ages 7 to 9, at the Memorial Centre.
10:00am to 11:00am: KFPL’s Let’s Talk Science, ages 6 to 9, at Isabel Turner Branch.
10:00am to 11:00am: KFPL’s Web Weavers, ages 5+, at Central Branch.
10:00am to 12:00pm: Museum of Health Care‘s Snot and Whatnot. Registration required – full.
11:00am to 11:50am: Supervised Co-Ed Shinny Hockey, ages 10 to 14, at the Memorial Centre.
1:30pm to 2:15pm: KFPL’s Discover the Mysteries of the Ocean, ages 4 to 8, at Pittsburgh Branch.
1:30pm to 3:00pm: join artist Josh Lyon at the AEAC to create amazing toys from everyday materials.
1:30pm to 3:00pm: Leisure Swim at the Artillery Park pool.
2:00pm to 2:40pm: KFPL’s Puppet Show Extravaganza, all ages, at Central Branch.
2:00pm to 3:00pm: KFPL’s Let’s Talk Science, ages 6 to 9, at Isabel Turner Branch.
2:00pm to 3:00pm: KFPL’s Let’s Talk Science, ages 6 to 9, at Kingscourt Branch.
3:00pm to 4:30pm: join artist Josh Lyon at the AEAC to create amazing toys from everyday materials.
4:00pm to 4:50pm: Public Skating at Centre 70.
7:35am to 9:00pm: Adult/Family Swim at the Artillery Park pool.

Friday, March 18
10:00am to 10:45am: KFPL’s Discover Pirates, ages 6+, at Central Branch.
10:00am to 10:45am: KFPL’s Discover Farms, ages 6+, at Isabel Turner Branch.
10:00am to 10:45am: KFPL’s Discover the Solar System, ages 6+, at Sydenham Branch.
10:00am to 11:45am: KFPL’s screening of Planet 51, ages 6+, at Calvin Park Branch.
10:00am to 12:00pm: Museum of Health Care‘s Snot and Whatnot. Registration required – full.
1:30pm to 2:20pm: Supervised Co-Ed Shinny Hockey, ages 7 to 9, at the Invista Centre.
1:30pm to 3:00pm: Leisure Swim at the Artillery Park pool.
2:00pm to 3:00pm: Free CPR training (ages 13+) at the Invista Centre. Registration required.
2:00pm to 4:00pm: Museum of Health Care‘s Snot and Whatnot. Registration required – full.
2:00pm to 4:30pm: KFPL’s screening of Independence Day, for teens, at Calvin Park Branch.
2:30pm to 3:20pm: Supervised Co-Ed Shinny Hockey, ages 10 to 14, at the Invista Centre.
3:00pm to 4:00pm: Free CPR training (ages 13+) at the Invista Centre. Registration required.
7:00pm to 8:45pm: Public Skating at Centre 70.
7:30pm: Kingston Frontenacs versus the Sudbury Wolves at the K-Rock Centre.
8:05pm to 9:00pm: Adult/Family Swim at the Artillery Park pool.

Saturday, March 19
11:30am to 1:25pm: Adult/Family Swim at the Artillery Park pool.
2:00pm to 3:45pm: Public Skating at the Invista Centre.
2:00pm to 4:00pm: Leisure Swim at the Artillery Park pool.

Sunday, March 20
11:30am to 1:25pm: Adult/Family Swim at the Artillery Park pool.
12:00pm to 1:45pm: Public Skating at the Memorial Centre.
2:00pm to 4:00pm: Leisure Swim at the Artillery Park pool.

While we made every effort to ensure that our guide is comprehensive, we likely missed a few things going on in the community.  Please drop us a line and let us know what you’ve got planned for the March Break.

Thanks to Clonny for the photo associated with today’s guide.

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  1. Harvey Kirkpatrick March 11, 2011

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