COLUMN: Spring break means plenty of activities

COLUMN: Spring break means plenty of activities

Skiing, soccer, gymnastics, martial arts, volleyball-- there's lots to do this spring.

Spring break is almost here and welcome proof that all seasons come and go. The  two weeks while school is out have a bunch of activities happening around town to occupy the children if need be.

If you want to still get some skiing in, Whitewater is running a spring break camp for 12 consecutive days from March 16 to 27. For kids ages 4 to 12, there are options for five full days or five half days, as well as options for one-day drop-ins. New this year, they are also offering a five-day round-trip bus transportation option from the downtown office to make it easier to send your child skiing or riding while you go to work. There are also lift and rental discounts for those that need it.  Contact the snow school desk, 250-354-4944, or email for full details or to book.

Nelson Youth Soccer will be running five full days of fun soccer activities at the indoor soccer facility for a maximum of 20 participants aged 7 to 12 (in 2015). Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (drop off 8:45 a.m.). Fee: $150 for five days or $40 per day drop-in (if space available) with fun activities, skills, and games. Bring lunch, snacks, water, personal soccer kit. There will be two coaches in attendance. Deadline to register is Thursday. Call 250-551-6974 or email for full details.

Glacier Gymnastics club is holding their spring camp March 23 to 26 (Monday to Thursday). Online registration for gymnastics for all spring camps is now open. Junior campers are ages 4 to 6 (9 to 10:30 a.m.) and senior campers ages 6 and up (10:30 a.m. to noon). Cost is $60 per four days. Visit for camp information or contact or 250-352-2227.

The Kootenay Christian Martial Arts club will be holding free introductory classes during spring break on Mondays and Thursdays in Nelson. For more info contact

For the big kids, adult volleyball is still going on at Mount Sentinel Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30. It is run through the Slocan Valley rec commission. Drop in is $4 or $35 for 10 sessions. It is recreational, but competitive. (Not a place for beginners wanting to learn the game.) There will be a break over spring break (as the school is closed) but it will start up again after that and run until late May. For more info contact Barb at cyclingbarb(at)

Kim Palfenier is the executive director of the Nelson Regional Sports Council.