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

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

Why Summer Programs?

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!


Happens at Summer 

Each day at Summer Camp will be different based on the children's interests and activity level, however they will consist of various game and activities, like parachute play, relay races, obstacle courses or floor is lava. Have an art component, including colouring, free art and structured crafting time, and will heavily include movement, including dancing and yoga exploration, and outdoor play.

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 summer programs

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

Age Groups

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

Payment Plans

Use promo code "paymentplan" at check out and pay only a 25% deposit today. We will then contact you to set up a payment plan that works for you!

Ps. Booking more than one kiddo? Use promo code 'siblings'

Our Activities

Our day is based around Art, Games, Outdoor Play, Dancing and Yoga. However, Each group gets to contribute to our day plan by sharing their interests and ideas.


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 48hrs prior to the start day and receive a full program credit minus a $25 admin fee.

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