Full STEAM ahead with virtual summer camps

The lazy, hazy days of summer are here and if you’re looking for ways to keep your kids busy, entertained and safe, you’ll want to check out the virtual programs, workshops and camps offered by the City of Markham.

Markham’s recreation department, the Flato Markham Theatre, the Varley Art Gallery of Markham, the Markham Museum and Markham Public Library have teamed up to offer a long list of choices that include culture camps to go – theatre, museum and art gallery, and library camps like 3D design and modelling, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) and game design.

“The beautiful summer weather has arrived and we want residents to be able to enjoy seasonal activities and help parents provide a meaningful summer experience for their children while encouraging physical distancing to keep everyone safe from COVID-19,” says Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti.

Kids can also choose from virtual dance classes, including ballet, jazz dance and hip hop; aquatic leadership and home pool safety programs; and multidisciplinary programs like computer programming, junior firefighters and martial arts.

“Programs, workshops, and camps may look a little different this season, but we are committed to the same great quality experience residents are used to receiving from the City of Markham,” Scarpitti says.

Most programs will be offered using a mix of scheduled live Zoom video conferencing and pre-recorded video sessions.

There’s also plenty for the adults to enjoy, including Zumba, Pilates, yoga, body weight boot camp, core stretch and strength, and cardio dance. Visit markham.ca/VirtualPrograms for a full list of virtual programs and details. Registration is now underway.

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