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FRCA Newsletter

Summer, 2015
Camrose Family
Resource Centre
- A Parent Link Centre -

Phone: 672-0141

Volunteer opportunities at the Family Resource Centre

Indoor Playground Committee
The committee is in need of a few more volunteers. If you have a few hours to volunteer to clean the
Indoor Playground and Discovery Room approximately 7 times is a year with a partner. You can come anytime over the weekend, if needed bring your children to play while you clean, please talk with a staff if you
have any questions.
The benefits include:

Early Bird registration for programs

5 Free programs
Early Bird tickets to the annual Monster Mash and Spring dance

If you are interested please email

Summer Hours:
Indoor Playground
Discovery Room

Monday: 8:30-4:30

Tuesday: 8:30-4:30



Friday: 8:30-4:30

Please note that times may

change, check out our
Facebook page for up to date

Camrose Family
Resource Centre

Board members
We are looking for energetic, passionate, people who want to help plan
family events and make a difference in the lives of families within our
catchment area.

Meetings are 10 times a year, with 5 events planned per

You receive the fulfillment of knowing you make a difference in families
lives, have a fun time with a great group of people, and have
early bird registration for 5 groups a year offered in the Centre

and early bird tickets for Monster Mash and Spring Dance.
We receive your energy, new ideas and perspective!

If you are interested or have any questions please email

Camrose Family Resource Centre Summer Programming

Facilitated groups for families with songs, stories, finger plays and crafts. A great opportunity
for parents with young children to meet other parents, access information and resources, while
spending quality time with their children.

Programs for Families with Infants


Curious Cuties


0-18 months



Come to learn and enjoy songs, rhymes and other activities to do with your babies! We will have social
time with other families, be introduced to various community resources and programs.

Drop in

Age Group


Camrose Public
(5510 46 Ave)

9:00-10:00 am

No Charge

July 3, 10, 17, 24

August 7, 14, 21, 28

Summer programs for families please bring all items that your family will
need to enjoy the great outdoors. In the event of inclement weather the session will be at the centre.
Please watch our Facebook page for daily updates
Scavenger hunt &

Each family will receive a bag and a list of things to find and they will have to go out on a hunt. When
we are finished we will meet to share some of our findings, make a small craft and have a picnic.

Registration closes
July 06 at 12:00pm

What to bring: blanket, picnic lunch

Age Group
0-6 years

Family Splash &

Registration closes
July 13 at 12:00pm
Age Group
0-6 years

Stoney Creek


10:00-11:30 am

No Charge

July 08

Come join us to play at the spray park! We will splash up a storm and have some fun activities set up for
your family to enjoy.
What to bring: bathing suit, towel, sun hat, water shoes, snacks and water.

Camrose Spray

July 15

10:00-11:30 am

No Charge

Camrose Family Resource Centre Summer Programs 2015 continued


Ice Cream Party!





Here is the scoop, join us on the grassy area outside of the centre, where we will be making our own
ice cream from scratch. We will play a variety of interactive play games and activities with our family.
There will be dairy free options available, please inform us at time of registration.
What to bring: Mittens (yes, we need mittens, ice cream is cold to make) and lots of energy.

Registration closes
July 20 at 12:00pm
Age Group
0-6 years

Ultimate Camping

Centre grassy
area out front


10:00-11:30 am

No Charge

July 22

Before heading on a real camping adventure join us for a pretend camping experience. You will
experience a fire building competition, track some of Albertas finest forest friends, and practice casting your rod into a crystal clear body of water.
What to bring: Dress your family in your favorite camping attire. Prizes to be given.

Registration closes
July 27 at 12:00pm
Age Group
0-6 years

Family Fun-O-lympics

Registration closes
Aug 04 at 12:00pm
Age Group
0-6 years

Wheelie fun day

Meadows Park
Enevold drive
between 62A St.
and 64 St. close


10:00-11:30 am

No Charge

July 29

Come join us for the 1st Family Fun-O-Lympic games that will be held on the grass outside the Centre!
Try your hand at the bean bag toss or perhaps a potato sack race is more your style, all while enjoying
some fresh air as a family!

Centre grassy
area out front


10:00-11:30 am

No Charge

August 05

Bring your bike, trike, scooter or anything with wheels down to the overflow arena parking lot for a
wheelie fun morning. Obstacle course, bike decorating and bike parade are a few of the activities
What to bring: Helmets are mandatory, something with wheels

Registration closes
Aug 10 at 12:00pm
Age Group
0-6 years

Centre over
flow parking lot

August 12

10:00-11:30 am

No Charge

Triple P Discussion Group July 22 (2) sessions

ASQ3 and Youand ASQ-SE

We offer the Ages and Stages Questionnaire for parents to use to give themselves a snapshot of
their childs development. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire SE offers parents a snapshot of
their childs development in the Social Emotional area. If you wish to access the ASQ or the
ASQ-SE, please ask a staff member to help you.
What Is the Ages and Stages Questionnaire?
This is a simple questionnaire that the parent fills out at home. It is based on the age of the child
and asks specific questions based on the childs development in the following areas:
Fine motor



Gross Motor


What Is the Ages and Stages Questionnaire - SE?

This is a simple questionnaire that the parent fills out at home. It is based on the age of the child
and asks specific questions based on the childs social/emotional development in the following
areas: Self-regulation
Adaptive Functioning



Interaction with people

Fun activities throughout the summer

Mirror Lake Express
Meet at Mirror Lake Park, visit them on Facebook for up to date
information-Mirror Lake Express
$2.50 per ticket, or a train pass is $25.00 (gives you two free rides)
780-672-4217 Camrose Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Information

Big Valley Jamboree Parade

Prairie Fun Days Meeting Creek

July 30
Mainstreet Camrose

August 23 10:00-5:00pm Crafts, pumpkin decorating

rides on a covered wagon and speeder
FREE Admission

Founders Day Festival/Secret Garden party

Saturday August 15, 10:00-5:00pm Mirror lake train, childrens
Olympics Island of Sodor
characters will make a guest
appearance (Sir Topham Hatt, Engineer, conductors)
Lunch, train cookies for purchase.
For more information visit:

Camrose Aquatic Centre Swim all summer long

Public Swim~~ Monday thru Friday
1:00pm 4:00pm

Themed Fun Swims:

July 03 & August 29-

Public Swimming Fees

Soak the life guard

Adult $6.50
Student (15-17) $5.50

Fun Theme Swims-

Child (6-14) $4.50

July 17 Minion Swim

Preschool (3-5) $2.50

Aug 14 Frozen Wars

Family $14.00

(a combination of frozen and star wars)

Tuesdays are half Price all summer long

Call 780-672-9909 or visit centre

Some of our favourite parks in Camrose have a visit

Mirror Lake Park5402-48 Avenue enjoy the play structure, walk around the lake, ice cream parlor on site, and home of the mirror lake

Victoria Park54 Avenue/62 street enjoy the play structure, large grassy field, and a humongous hill (great for rolling down or
flying kites)

Dinosaur Park4702-73 Street( Behind Superstore)- newer play structure with lots of opportunity to climb, large grassy area for a
picnic, there is no fence around this park.

Edgewood Park400 Edgewood Close swings, with a wooden play structure, lots to do at this park!!

Have a great time outdoors with your children, experience the beautiful parks in our
backyardvisit, for more parks, pictures and maps

Our favorite summer songs



Five green and speckled frogs

Sat on a speckled log,
Eating some most delicious bugs.
Yum, Yum!
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool,
Then there were four green speckled frogs.
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit!
(Continue rhyme until all frogs jump into the pool)

Tune: If Youre Happy And You Know It.

There are bubbles in the air, in the

There are bubbles in my hair, in my
There are bubbles in the air,
There are bubbles in my hair.
There are bubbles everywhere,
Jean Warren


Tune: Frere Jacques

Watermelon, watermelon,
Tastes so yummy, tastes so yummy.
Green on the outside,
Red on the inside
With black seeds, with black seeds.
Ellen Javernick Warren Publishing House

Simple outdoor game- Backyard

Get the kids active but without creating chaos during your next party or gathering with a game of balloon volleyball. This
twist on an all-time favourite beach volleyball game is fun and easy to play inside or out.
Number of players: as many as you have
What you need:
String, or skipping rope etc.
20cm inflated balloon
Activity: Set up the "volleyball court" by running a piece of string across the playing space, Divide the players into two
The two teams must lie on their backs with their feet in the air on each side of the string.
Decide who goes first. The first player must kick the balloon over the string.
The teams must kick the balloon back and forth over the string using only their feet and hands while lying on their
If the balloon touches the floor, the team who missed it allows the other team to gain one point.

Healthy Drinks, healthy kids www.

Dont give children and youth drinks that have caffeine or artificial
sweeteners in them
For more information please visit the website

Camrose Public Library Summer Fun

Camrose Public Library Book Bike will be in your neighborhood

Parent & Tot Program

Camrose Community Centre Indoor Soccer Field
Monday ~ Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm &&& 2:00 3:00pm
Free of Charge
(Please have clean footwear or socks and
be sure your stroller tires are wiped dry)
Thank-you to the city of Camrose for continuing Parent & Tot Time and for
offering this program to our community at large.

Camrose Family Resource Centre Association - A Parent Link Centre

Phone: 672-0141
Camrose Family Resource Centre

Meet our staffDirector

Laurie Jansen
Program Manager
Kari Cameron
Early Childhood Program Coordinators
Lorraine Bell
Kareen Nelson
Kim Kienitz
April McCorquindale
Angela Vanouck
Tannis Gunderson
Bailey Lassessen
Wilm Hilchie
Taking Action on Bullying
Jennifer Hastings

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