Kids tree planting and other fun informative activities in the park

Pearl Lorentzen
Lakeside Leader

With school out, many kids are at day camps.

Summer Splash is a series of weekly camps put on by the Town of Slave Lake. It started the first week in July and runs until August 23. It is for children six to 12.

The theme of week two of Summer Splash was Out and About. On Tuesday July 9, playground program kids joined Summer Splash campers to plant a few trees in Schurter Park.

Other activities were golfing, a visit from the Slave Lake RCMP and touring the hospital.

Upcoming themes range from Cultural Hearts to Risky Business. Cultural Hearts includes pierogi making and crafts with the Ukrainian Society and a First Nations smudge.

Summer Splash registration is closed, but the playground program is a free drop-in program connected with it.

On Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., kids aged six to 11 can come to Schurter Park to join Summer Splash. They play with the other kids and do the activities.

The schedule is July 23 activities with the Boreal Centre, July 20 magic show in the park, and August 6 yoga in the park. The last two weeks are a water-fight and make a Camakau boat like Moana’s on August 13 and a scavenger hunt on August 20.

For more information call 780-849-8028.

George Pitura plants a white spruce tree with help from Dawson Fisher, from West Fraser. Tree planting and forestry information were part of week two of Summer Splash.
Left to right: Madison Hogg and Sophie Patchier climb the playground at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic School during week one of Summer Splash.

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