Healthy Start to Learning

Healthy Start to Learning events for children up to 6 years old

  • Wednesday, June 7

Community Schools Contacts

There will be a variety of Spring Break programs, such as cooking, art, hip hop, gym games and more! Contact a community coordinator for more information.

Linda Manarin, Fairview and Brechin, 250 741-1250

Susan M’Gonigle, Pleasant Valley & Rock City, 250 816-5201

Basia Henoch, Georgia Avenue & John Barsby, 250 616-7984

Michelle Swecera, Bayview & NDSS, 250 755-6892

City of Nanaimo - Spring Break Camps

The City of Nanaimo offers specialty day and week-long camps geared for your children – Spend Spring Break with Us!

The City also hosts All-Inclusive Swim days
– March 30
– April 27

Check out the many resources the City of Nanaimo’s Parks & Recreation has to offer.

Ladysmith Parks & Rec - spring break

Activities to entertain your children during the break

Spring Break Daycamp
Frank Jameson Community Centre
March 20 to 31:  8:30am – 4:30pm
Ages 5 – 12 years

Toonie Swims
Frank Jameson Community Centre
March 20 to 24 & March 27 to 31:  1 – 2pm

There are also many recreational activities and events for all ages.  Check it out!


Looking for activities for your child(ren) during spring break? Our community schools and community partners are offering various spring break activities geared to entertain and educate your child.

Community Schools offer specialty programs

Please contact Basia Henoch at 250 616-7984 to inquire about the following courses:

ESL Camp 1    
March 20-23 & March 27-30
Georgia Avenue    9:30am to 12 noon
$20    5-8yrs.  Max: 15 in each

ESL Camp 2
March 20-23 & March 27-30
Georgia Avenue    9:30am to 12 noon
$20    9-12yrs.    Max: 15

Get ahead in your reading and writing while having lots of fun.  All newcomers and English Language Learners welcome!

Babysitter’s Course     Facilitator—Maurya Tatler
Monday March 27: 9:30am to 4pm
John Barsby Community
$25    13-17yrs.    Max: 16

Red Cross certification course. Basic first aid and child care training.  Manual included. Bring a lunch and dress comfortably.

Please contact Susan M’Gonigle at 250-816-5201 to inquire about the following course:

Babysitter’s Course     Facilitator—Maurya Tatler
Thursday, March 24:  9:30am to 4pm
Rock City Elementary
$25    11-13yrs.    Max: 16

Red Cross certification course. Basic first aid and child care training.  Manual included. Bring a lunch and dress comfortably.

Check out the spring break activities at Cedar Community Secondary.  Scholarships are available, should financial barriers be a factor.  Register by calling 250 722-2414 ext 249.

Art  Featuring local artist Cassandra Smith from Yeosmith Art Studio
Session 1: Grades 3-7
Tuesday March 28, 2017:  9:30am to 12 noon

Session 2: Grades K-3
Wednesday, March 29, 2017:  10am to 12 noon
Both sessions are held at Cedar Secondary School Art Room; Cost $20

Preschool Gymnastics  Instructor: Selena Lee; Space still available
Cedar Elementary School
Ages:  3 to 5 years
Monday,  April 3 until May 1:  2:40 to 3:30pm
(no gymnastics April 17)
Cost: $24

Nanaimo Museum offers spring break activities

Family Discovery Days
March 20, 24, 25, 27, 31 & Apr 1
10am – 5pm

Night at the Museum 
Wednesdays: March 22 & 29
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Drop-in Programs
Planes, Trains & Automobiles / Bug’s Life / Medieval Times / Only in Nanaimo
Tues & Thurs: March 21, 23, 28 & 30
1pm – 3pm

Pacific Sport - Spring Break 2017

XploreSportz Spring Break Camps offer kids the opportunity to explore a variety of sports all week long. There are opportunities to play traditional sports such as soccer or football but kids will also experience new sport activities such as synchronized swimming and yoga.

Crimson Coast presents Body Talk Workshops

During spring break 2017, Body Talk Spring Break Dance workshops will be held March 27 to April 1.

Workshops available for teens and adults; space is limited so register early.

Ready, Set, Learn Events

Ready, Set, Learn events are free events connecting families to their neighbourhood schools.  They are intended for children 3 and 4 years old and their families.  Check out the events in your community.