Many summer programs available for Weyburn area youth

There are a great number of opportunities for Weyburn and area youth to be kept busy this summer, with several organizations and groups offering programs for July and August.

The Signal Hill Arts Centre is offering summer art programs, called “Summer Art from the HeART”, with different activities for preschoolers (ages three to five), youth (ages six to 12) and for teens, for those who are 10 and up.

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There is some overlap between the two older age groups, with the youth program running on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and the teen group is running on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as is the preschool group.

The Weyburn Heritage Village hosts tours of the village throughout the summer, with the Heritage Village Days held as part of the Weyburn Wheat Festival in August.

In July, they are running the Pioneer Kids Club on Thursdays. This free program will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for July 11, 18 and 25, and organizers ask that children be registered at 306-842-6377.

At the Weyburn Leisure Centre, the Fun in the Sun Inclusive Day Camp is offered for children aged six to 12 for six weeks, running through until Aug. 19-23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Throughout the summer also, the Leisure Centre will offer free swimming for children on the afternoons of Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The Weyburn Public Library is running the TD Summer Reading Club for the summer, with different age-based themed activities each week in July and August.

The preschool group, for those aged three to five, will be held at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. each Wednesday. The junior group is for those aged six to eight, and goes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m., and the senior group, for those aged nine to 12, is on from 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.

Southeast College is offering the College for Kids program for five weeks in July and August, with a different theme each week.

The current week’s theme is “people in your neighbourhood”, followed by “dynamic designs” for the week of July 15-19; “arts and crafts” for the week of July 22-26; “sports week” for the week of July 29-Aug. 2 (this week is filled up); and the final week is “Performing Arts” week on Aug. 5-9.

Every week except for sports week has spaces available as of this writing. To register for a week or for more information, call the college at 306-848-2500.