Friday, December 3, 2010

HomeStart / Premiers Pas Daycamp




A definite highlight over the past several summers has been the Premiers Pas / HomeStart daycamp. This daycamp is held each summer over a period of 6 weeks (3 days a week), and it is for parents to participate alongside their child(ren), aged 0 to 5 years. The camp is subsidized by the government and as such, is made affordable beyond belief! This year the registration fees were $40 for the family, for 6 weeks inclusive! I know, unbelievable.



The counselors are resourceful, bilingual, energetic, and selected for their love of children and capacity to entertain and plan an exciting camp that is inclusive of babies up to preschoolers. We enjoyed spending time there, and outings included local pools, the Jean-Drapeau beach, the Old Port of Montreal, and the library.


I have been attending this camp since Kira was less than 2 years old. Honestly, there are not many options out there for organized activities for toddlers during the long summer days. I hope that some of you South Shore mums and dads will consider this daycamp and supporting a wonderful organization that helps families in need of social support. In doing so, you will meet an administration that is caring and devoted to the best interests of families.

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