Youth enjoying Okanagan College camp

Summer means exciting adventures in everything from Lego robotics to the culinary arts at Okanagan College’s Camp OC

Summer means exciting adventures in everything from Lego robotics to the culinary arts at Okanagan College’s Camp OC.

More than 150 children and teenagers filled the college’s Kelowna campus last week for nine different camps including Chef Academy, Java Programming using Minecraft, and Jewelry and Craft Creations.

Camp OC – Okanagan College’s educational summer camp – offers more than 100 camps and runs from now until Aug. 26 at the college’s Kelowna, Vernon and Salmon Arm campuses.

“We started offering Camp OC in Kelowna 12 years ago with about 10 camps and 70 kids,” says Helena Jordo, Camp OC coordinator. “This year we are expecting close to 1,500 kids and teens to attend 100 camps during the eight weeks of summer. “We’re really proud of how the camps have developed.”

Jordo said that all of the Camp OC programs have an educational component, and are taught in a fun and interactive way.

Camp OC runs week-long day-camps for children entering Grades 2-9 in the fall, throughout the summer. Space is still available in some camps.

Visit the Camp OC website:www.okanagan.bc.ca/campoc.