Schools out for summer: fun activities for kids on Manitoulin

Sue Meert of Manitoulin Streams shows off the crayfish she found in the Kagawong River, just one example of the treasures to be discovered at River School.

MANITOULIN—With school out for the summer, kids and parents are looking for activities and Manitoulin has them covered with a variety of summer camp and day programs across the Island.

In Manitowaning there will be fun morning sessions at the museum/library on Tuesday and Thursdays. Wednesday afternoons there will be organized beach activities.

Swimming lessons will be offered in three sessions: July 11-22; July 25 to August 5; and August 8-19.

There will also be Zumba at the waterfront with Casey Boisvert as well are orienteering at McLean’s Park, tennis camp, soccer camp, youth t-ball, teen softball, cycling at McLean’s Park, bike challenge race/relays, Ultimate Frisbee and evening board games.

For details go to or call 705-859-3196. See a full article on Assiginack’s summer offerings on page 3.

The Northeast Town is offering several summer camps including a ‘Welcome to Summer Party from July 5-7,’ ‘The Race is On’ from July 12-14, ‘Superhero Week’ from July 19-21 and ‘Wacky Science’ from July 26-28.

Each week of fun for kids is at Low Island Park in Little Current from 9:30-11:30 and is $2 a day/child.

For more information call 705-368-2367 or email

The Faculty of Engineering from the University of Ottawa is hosting a Science Camp at the Kenjgewin Teg Education Institute in M’Chigeeng July 11 to 15 from 9 am to 3:20 pm daily. The camp is for youth ages 7 to 13. Activities include creating a wave machine, laser cutting, designing a paper roller coaster, making/playing scratch video games and making a small house.

Call Brian Bisson for more information or to register at 705-377-4342 or

Billings Township will be offering swimming lessons at the Kagawong Town Beach for non-swimmers to Swim Kids level 10. Lesson sessions will run from July 4-29 and August 2-26. The cost is $30 each session. Register at the Billings Township office 15 Old Mill Road, Kagawong.

On Friday, July 22, the Billings Library will be hosting an activity day with Science North from 10 am to 3 pm at the Kagawong Park Centre. Admission is free.

Manitoulin Streams and 4elements Living Arts are collaborating on a River School series of summer programs for kids in Kagawong combining art and science activities with river exploration.

The River School will run Wednesday, July 6, 13, 20 and August 3 from 9 am until noon for kids ages 4-6 and 7-9.

There will also be an all day River School program for kids ages 4-6 on Mondays, July 25 to 29 from 10 am to 4 pm.

For more information or to register call 705-282-0444 or visit and see page 11A.

Mindemoya will be running a summer fun program Monday to Fridays for eight weeks staring this week (starting Monday, July 4) from 10 am to 4 pm at the Providence Bay Arena.

The camp is for youth 5-12—children over the age of 12 are welcome to attend but are responsible for themselves. Activities will include sports, crafts and games and attendance is free. Lunch is provided for a small fee. There is no registration, but numbers are limited.