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Are your kids ready to make new friends, feel more confident in themselves and spend the year PLAYING?

Or would you prefer that they stay home saying "I'm Bored"

Weekly Classes?

Nurtures social skills:

kids learn to work with each other, build relationships, and manage conflict.

Provides a sense of achievement:

gives children the oppertunity to try activities that they wouldn't ordinarily get to try.

Enhances self-confidence:

whether that be getting used to being away from parents/caregivers or tackling an activity outside of their comfort zone. Children will walk away with a stronger sense of personal pride and self-reliance.

Unplug (especially from the digital world):

children get the chance to take a break from the digital world and slow down, connect, and focus.

Build friendships:

being away from pressures, labels, and social structure of school, one of the best opportunities is to make new friends!

Foster teamwork:

an environment where kids learn that to succeed they must work together.

We can't wait for your kids to experience a purposeful summer!


Meet The Team


Hailey Gardner

Founder of Play Kootenays. A mom of a busy toddler, self made entrepreneur, Early childhood educator, Yoga instructor and PL3Y instructor.


Loreen Amonson

A mom of 2, Early Childhood educator, Strong start leader, PL3Y Instructor! Serving the Castlegar Area.


Clara Halbert

A multi-certified dance expert and YOGAPL3Y instructor who is excited to continue to learn, play, and work with kids across the West Kootenays.



A twin mom with a love for the outdoors and 7 years experience working professionally with children of all ages, who is ready to teach your children in a fun and inclusive environment where your child can gain confidence and shine as an individual! Serving the Cranbrook area.

Not your typical rec programs

We are happy to provide a play based class that serves all children equally and focuses on positive mental health through movement.

Age Groups

We have programs running for ages 1-12 all yearlong! Please check out the info for your location for more information on ages and programs.

Payment Plans

When booking through our new platform JackRabbit you will be charged monthly based on how many classes are in that month. If you prefer to pay for the full season up front, book here and save 15%. All registrations come with a special welcome gift and active members will get a birthday present on their birthday week!


We never have a recital, the kids are never asked to look or move the same as their friends making this a non-competitive program that encourages kids to build self confidence.


Our staff is highly trained. We have ECE's, EA's, & Teachers, who have YEARS of experience working with children. Everyone holds Criminal Rec Checks and First Aid with CPR.

Cancellation Policy

Although we don't offer refunds, all bookings can be cancelled up to 72hrs prior to the start day and receive a full program credit. If you are on monthly billing, Cancel 3 business days before your next billing cycle with no penalty.

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