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Day camp offered in Spokane Valley during holiday break

The city of Spokane Valley is experimenting with a holiday break day camp for kids this year.

Cool Camp will run four days, Dec. 30-31 and Jan. 2-3.

Recreation coordinator Jennifer Papich said there’s been an interest in a holiday day camp in the past. “Parents have called and asked if we had anything going on,” she said.

The day camp for ages 6 to 11 runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Extended care hours are available beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $100 for the week or $30 per day.

The camp includes field trips to the Valley YMCA swimming pool and Roller Valley. A variety of other indoor and outdoor activities are planned to keep them busy.

“It’s weather dependent,” Papich said. “Hopefully we’ll have snow.”

One of the planned activities will appeal to any budding engineers – the construction of an indoor igloo made of milk jugs. Papich said the call has gone out to all city employees to save their milk jugs for the project. Meals on Wheels has also promised to save its milk jugs. Papich said she spotted the project on Pinterest and thought it sounded like fun.

“All good ideas come from Pinterest,” she said with a laugh.

Papich said the city considered offering the camp during Christmas week as well, but there was little interest among those signing up early.

Registration will be accepted until the first day of the camp. Call (509) 688-0300 to register or visit