BCSA Summer Day Camps

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We are having such a blast at our summer day camps so far, and hope that more friends will come to join us for fun and educational programming during the upcoming weeks of camp!

July 2024 Community Calendar

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We hope everyone will have a fun and safe summer – here are some opportunities to connect with our community in the coming weeks!

Throughout the summer, the Community Library is open from 1-4pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 1-6pm on Wednesdays, unless otherwise noted.

๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธย Children ages 6-12 are invited to the BCSA’s Summer Day Camps! July 9-11 is Ocean Explorers Week, and July 16-18 is Sports Week! Email bcsacoordinator@gmail.com to register your kiddos.

๐ŸŒŠย Come learn about fascinating ocean research from amazing researchers at the weeklyย Bamfield Marine Sciences Centreย Summer Seminar Series, Thursday nights from 7-8pm in the Rix A Classroom.

๐ŸŽถ Check out the Pachena Bay Music Festival and Music By the Sea, both of which are taking place in our community July 19-22!

๐Ÿ– Please note the BCSA Offices and Community Library will be closed to the public for the last two weeks of July while our staff take a vacation! We’ll be back for 3 more weeks of Summer Camp and fun programming in August.

Heads Up! Early Details for our Summer Day Camps

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Attention Parents & Guardians of kids grade 1-6!

This is an early shout-out to let you know that we will be providing Summer Day Camps over the course of 6 weeks in July and August, which will include up to 5 hours of fun, lunch, snacks, and we are working to secure bus transportation as well.

We will post more details and send home permission forms with kiddos before school ends in June. PRE-REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

Day Camp Dates:

July 2 – 4

July 9 – 11

July 16 – 18

August 6 – 8

August 13 – 15

August 20 – 22

Grades 1 & 2 (in Sept) = $15/day or $35/week (incl. lunch). Tues-Thurs, 10:30-1:00. Based on our observations & experiences, we feel that a shorter day is best for this age group.

Grades 3-6 (in Sept) = $20/day or $50/week (incl. lunch). Tues-Thurs, 10:30-3:30

Please reach out to us with any inquiries!

– Jaslyn & Renee

May 2024 Community Calendar

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Here are some fun opportunities to gather with our awesome community in the coming month:

โšพ๏ธ The Bamfield All-Stars Tee-Ball League for children ages 4-8 begins this Wednesday!

๐ŸฆŒ A few spots have opened up in our Buckskin Hide Tanning Course May 3-5; please email bcsacoordinator@gmail.com if you would like to participate!

๐Ÿคพโ€โ™‚๏ธ Our Spring dodgeball season will culminate in a pitched tournament to battle for the coveted BCSA Dodgeball Trophy on May 6th and 13th.

๐Ÿงธ Children entering kindergarten and their families are invited to a special pop-up playtime at the Pachena Gazebo on May 8th. Come play and explore awesome early learning resources.

๐Ÿ” The Bamfield Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Spring Community BBQ on Saturday May 11th, and the Community Potluck at the House of Huu-ay-aht is the following day. Come eat with friends new and old!

๐Ÿ•บ This month’s Friday Night Chill is planned for May 17th.

๐ŸŽฒ Join us for board games, laser tag, and other silliness at the Community Games Night May 23rd.

Please follow us on Facebook (Bamfield Community School Association!) for updates and more information about our events and programs.

April Community Calendar

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Happy April! ๐ŸŒฆ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒฑ

Here are some opportunities to gather with our community this month! In addition to the BCSA’s regular programming, we hope to see you at:

๐Ÿฒ The Community Potluck at the House of Huu-ay-aht, 5pm April 7th
๐Ÿ•บ The Friday Night Chill on March 12th from 7-9:30pm
๐ŸŒŠ Hike to High Ground Tsunami Drill and Community Lunch, 12pm April 15th
๐Ÿงธ Little Buddies Playtime with the Kindergarten class, April 23rd at 10:30am
๐ŸŽฅ Community Movie Night, 6:30pm April 25th

Please note, there will be no After School Clubs April 16th-18th, as Jas and Renee will be out of town at a conference.

March 2024 Community Calendar

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๐ŸŒฆ๐ŸŒˆ Rainbow weather is upon us, Bamfield community! Here are some opportunities to shake off the winter blues and celebrate the budding flowers this month!

Follow our Facebook page – Bamfield Community School Association – for updates and more information about the following programs and events which we are hosting!

๐Ÿงถ Beginner crochet with Abi wraps up with a final session Tuesday March 5th from 6:30 – 8pm at the school.

โ™Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ”ซ Show off your board game skills, race opponents in video racetracks, and try to best your buddies in laser tag at the BCSA’s Community Games Night this Thursday March 7th from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

๐Ÿช† Children ages 3-5 and their guardians are invited to Little Buddies at the Community School on March 12th from 10:30 – 11:45am, and to Ready, Set, Learn! hosted by the School District, on March 13th from 4 – 6pm.

๐ŸŽญ Got a flair for the dramatic? Come play at Beginner Improv with Noah on Thursday March 14th from 6 – 8pm!

โ›น๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ This month we are hosting both a Friday Night Chill on March 15th, and an evening Youth Drop-In on March 20th. Youth Grade 7+ are invited to the school for pizza, games, crafts, music, and access to harm reduction supplies!

๐Ÿช‡ The Huu-ay-aht First Nations Cultural Wellness Team and the BCSA are hosting a free Spring Break Culture & Adventure Camp March 18 – 22 from 10am – 3:30pm. Kids of all ages are welcome to play games, make artwork, practice Huu-ay-aht songs and dances, and explore the territory with friends!

๐Ÿ“š We will be hosting a Books and Brunch at the community library on Monday March 25th from 10:30am – 12pm. Come check out our newest books, enjoy storytime with other families, and eat a stack of tasty pancakes!

๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ Yarrr mateys! We are seeking a crew of scurvy kiddos for a Bamfield Treasure Hunt on Tuesday March 26th from 10am – 3:30pm.

๐Ÿ•ด Youth Gr.7+ are invited on a field trip to the Nanaimo trampoline park and indoor wave pool on Wednesday March 27th.

๐ŸŒฟ Calling all youth! Come practice culture, make art, and compete in warrior sports at the Youth Leaders Gathering on March 28th from 10:30am – 4pm.

๐Ÿคพโ€โ™€๏ธ Our Dodgeball League is serving fierce competition and fun exercise every other Monday from 6 – 8pm! Check our dodgeball group to see when your team is scheduled to play (BCSA Dodgeballers).

๐Ÿธ Come to drop-in sports at the school gym every other Monday from 6 – 8pm for fun games with cool people!

๐Ÿง˜ Join a friendly, accessible yoga class most Wednesday evenings at 5:15pm! Please note there will be no class on March 13th due to a special event being held the same day.

The first Bamfield Family Film Festival

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We are extremely pleased to announce that our first ever Bamfield Family Film Festival will take place on Saturday January 27, in celebration of Family Literacy Day!

From 2:00-6:00pm, we will show a selection of short animated films featuring folklore from around the world. From 6pm onward we will show a feature length film, ending around 8pm. Stay tuned for the full schedule!

This event is FREE and offers popcorn & refreshments, chili dogs at dinner time, and activities between the blocks of film, as well as a Family Literacy Day-themed door prize. Attendees may consider making a donation to our chosen charity, UNICEF, in support of the many children and their families currently suffering in Gaza.

All are welcome, kiddos 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult ๐Ÿ™‚

Psychological First Aid Course

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This Sunday, join us at the Bamfield Community School to complete the two-part online Canadian Red Cross Psychological First Aid Courses in a community of learners, with pizza and interesting conversations to fuel us!

In the “Self-Care” course, we will learn strategies for taking care of ourselves โ€“ our thoughts, feelings and emotions when experiencing stress, crisis or trauma.

In the “Care for Others” course, we will learn how to recognize when a person is in distress, and how to offer non-judgemental support for family, friends and community when they are having difficulty coping.

For more information, check out the Red Cross website: https://www.redcross.ca/…/cours…/psychological-first-aid

To register, please call 250-728-1220 or email bcsacoordinator@gmail.com.