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North and South Shuswap Community Resources

Providing a network of programs and services to enhance the lives
of children, youth and families living in the North and South Shuswap.

Swimming lesson registration will be available April 15 at 7:00 am.

Each session now has its own registration link in the schedule below.

 

Please read before registering!

 

Note: For 2024 we will be using TeamSnap to manage registrations. When you click on the link to register, TeamSnap will prompt you to set up an account before registering, if you don’t already have one.

 

Swim Lesson Payments: Payments can be made by Etransfer until our TeamSnap merchant account is activated. Etransfer details will be included in your registration confirmation. It will come from TeamSnap, please check your junk mail if you don’t receive it immediately.

 

To use a different form of payment, please email us at nsscr@live.ca to make arrangements.

 

Check this page regularly for class openings and additions (including private lessons which will be posted later in the season).

 

Swimming is a necessary skill for families living in (or visiting) lake communities in the summer months. Swimming lessons in the lake are designed to help children to feel competent and comfortable in the lake waters.

NSSCR Swimming Lesson program is offering the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life swim lesson program for 2024

Click here for a detailed description of Lifesaving Society’s Swim for Life swim lessons.

To view the complete Red Cross Swim Kids to Lifesaving Society Swim for Life transition chart Click Here

 

2024 Fees

Preschool: $60 for 8-30 min lessons

Swimmer 1-4: $60 for 8-30 min lessons

Swimmer 5-9: $70 for 8-45 min lessons

1 Week Intensive Lessons: $65

Bronze Star: $75 for 5-2 hour lessons

Bronze Medallion: $190 (includes Lifesaving Manual, Pocket Mask)

Bronze Cross: $175

 

**Fees for Session 3 (Pool):

Preschool: $40

Swimmer 1-4: $40

Swimmer 5-9: $65

Swimming Lesson Schedule:

Private Lessons Options:

*To register for more than one private lesson, select the "add participant" buttton  in your "cart." This will return you to your account and allow you to select more lessons for the same participant.

Register for Private Lessons June 24th-28th at the Blind Bay Resort Outdoor Pool. 

 

Private lesson options for July 2nd-11th in Sunnybrae & July 15th-25th in Blind Bay will be posted in 2 to 3 days.

Session 1-Blind Bay Resort Pool Mon/Wed May 27th -June 19th  

4:00-4:30 pm  Swimmer 1-2

4:30-5:00 pm Swimmer 3-4

5:00-5:45 pm Swimmer 5-6

Register for Session 1

Session 2- Blind Bay Resort Pool Tues/Thurs Tues May 28th-June 20th

4:00- 4:30 PM Preschool 1-2

4:30-5:00 PM Preschool 3-4-5

5:00-5:30 PM Swimmer 1-2

5:30-6:00 pm Swimmer 3-4

Register for Session 2

Session 3- Blind Bay Resort Pool- 1 Week Intensive June 24th-28th

1:00-1:30 pm- Preschool 1-2

1:30-2:00 pm- Preschool 3-4-5

2:00-2:30 pm- Preschool 1-2

2:30-3:00 pm Swimmer 1-2

3:00-3:30 pm Swimmer 1-2

3:00-4:00 pm- Level 7-8-9 Swim Patrol

3:30-4:00 pm Swimmer 3-4

4:00-5:00 pm Swimmer 5-6

4:00-6:00 pm- Bronze Star

This course is for students who are interested in practicing lifesaving and swim skills before taking on Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross. For youth ages 10-13 years old.

Register for Session 3

Session 4 Sunnybrae Daytime-July 2nd- 11th

(Lessons will run Tue-Fri the first week and then resume the Mon-Thurs schedule the second week)

 

****Please note the Sunnybrae Session held at Sunnybrae Community Park is dependent on the water quality tests. The area currently has an algae bloom that can cause the water to become contaminated and not meet water safety standards for safe swimming. If there are water quality issues that close the swim area the lessons will be moved to Blind Bay. There will be no refunds or changes available if the lessons are relocated. Please plan for this possibility if registering for the Sunnybrae sessions.****

 

11 AM-Preschool 1 -2

11:30 AM- Preschool 3-4-5

12:00 PM- Swimmer 1-2

12:30 PM- Swimmer 3-4

1:00 PM- Swimmer 5-6

1:45 PM Swimmer 7(Rookie)- 8(Ranger)- 9(Star)

Register for Session 4

Session 5 Sunnybrae Evening July 2nd-11th

(Lessons will run Tue-Fri the first week and then resume the Mon-Thurs schedule the second week)

 

 ****Please note the Sunnybrae Session held at Sunnybrae Community Park is dependent on the water quality tests. The area currently has an algae bloom that can cause the water to become contaminated and not meet water safety standards for safe swimming. If there are water quality issues that close the swim area the lessons will be moved to Blind Bay. There will be no refunds or changes available if the lessons are relocated. Please plan for this possibility if registering for the Sunnybrae sessions.****

4 PM- Preschool 1 - 2

4:30 PM- Preschool 3-4-5

5:00 PM- Swimmer 1-2

5:30 PM- Swimmer 3-4

6:00 PM Swimmer 5-6

6:00 PM Swimmer 7(Rookie)- 8(Ranger)- 9(Star)

Register for Session 5

Session 6 Blind Bay Daytime July 15th-25th

11 AM-Preschool 1 -2

11:30 AM- Preschool 3-4-5

12:00 PM- Swimmer 1-2

12:30 PM- Swimmer 3-4

1:00 PM- Swimmer 5-6

1:45 PM Swimmer 7(Rookie)- 8(Ranger)- 9(Star)

Register for Session 6

Session 7 Scotch Creek Evening Session July 15th-25th

4 PM- Preschool 1 - 2

4:30 PM- Preschool 3-4-5

5:00 PM- Swimmer 1-2

5:30 PM- Swimmer 3-4

6:00 PM Swimmer 5-6

6:00 PM Swimmer 7(Rookie)- 8(Ranger)- 9(Star)

Register for Session 7

Session 8 Blind Bay Daytime July 29th-Aug 9th

(No Lessons BC Day-Lesson will be made up on Friday the 9th instead)

11 AM-Preschool 1 -2

11:30 AM- Preschool 3-4-5

12:00 PM- Swimmer 1-2

12:30 PM- Swimmer 3-4

1:00 PM- Swimmer 5-6

1:45 PM Swimmer 7(Rookie)- 8(Ranger)- 9(Star)

Register for Session 8

Session 9 Blind Bay Evening July 29th  -Aug 9th

(No Lessons BC Day-Lesson will be made up on Friday the 9th instead)

3:00-6:00 PM Bronze Medallion & Cross(13 yrs + or Bronze Star)

4 PM- Preschool 1 - 2

4:30 PM- Preschool 3-4-5

5:00 PM- Swimmer 1-2

5:30 PM- Swimmer 3-4

6:00 PM Swimmer 5-6

6:00 PM Swimmer 7(Rookie)- 8(Ranger)- 9(Star)

Register for Session 9

Session 10 -Blind Bay Daytime One Week Intensive August 12th-16th

 ***This will be 5 days of lessons for Swim for Life Swimmers Levels for kids 5 years+ & Swim Patrol Levels. Please be aware these will be 50-65 min classes so participants will need to be prepared to be in the water for the duration-wetsuits are recommended for comfort.****

11:00 AM Swimmer 1-2

12:00 PM Swimmer 3-4

1:00 PM Swimmer 5-6

1:00 PM  Swimmer 7(Rookie)- 8(Ranger)- 9(Star)

Register for Session 10

Session 11 -Blind Bay Evening One Week Intensive August 12th-16th

3:00 PM Swimmer 1-2

4:00 PM Swimmer 3-4

5:00 PM Swimmer 5-6

6:00 PM Swimmer 7(Rookie)- 8(Ranger)- 9(Star)

Register for Session 11

Lake Lesson Locations:

Sunnybrae: Sunnybrae Community Park Beach (3580 Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road)

Blind Bay: Pebble Beach (2475 Blind Bay Road)

Scotch Creek: Scotch Creek Warf Road Community Park (1014 Warf Road, Scotch Creek)


 

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made by the NSSCR before programming begins as a result of insufficient numbers or conditions out of the control of the NSSCR will receive a full refund. Cancellations as a result of the above mentioned items occurring after programming begins will receive a refund for classes remaining that were not complete.

Cancellations made by the participant before programming begins with a medical note from a doctor confirming a medical condition will receive a full refund. If a medical condition occurs during programming participants will receive a refund for classes that were not complete.

Cancellations made by the participant 10 days before the start of the program will receive a full refund.

Cancellations made with less than 10 days notice may be offered the opportunity to switch to another program or take a credit towards another program. Refunds are not available.

Spring Programs

Early Years Programs


South Shuswap Playgroup:

Thursdays 9 am-12 pm

Runs Thursday Oct 19th to Thursday, May 16th

Located in the lower level Banquet Hall at Shuswap Lake Estates Building across from the Golf Course-2405 Centennial Drive This is a FREE drop in activity. No registration required just sign in at the event.


PJ Storytime with Rebecca from Mothergoose:

Join us for a fun Song & Storytime for 0-5 year olds (siblings welcome) Tuesday, January 23rd, Tuesday, February 13th and Tuesday, March 5th at 6-6:45 pm. Held at the South Shuswap Library in Blind Bay This is a FREE drop in activity. No registration required just sign in at the event.

Mothergoose:

Winter Session: Fridays from January 19 - March 8. Held from 10:15-11:15 am at the South Shuswap Library in Blind Bay.

Spring Session: Fridays from April 5 - April 26. Held from 10:15-11:15 am at the South Shuswap Library in Blind Bay.

Join us for an hour of songs, stories & snacks with Rebecca geared at children 0-3 years olds and their caregivers (siblings welcome).

This is a FREE drop in activity. No registration required just sign in at the event.

 

Parent & Tot Hikes

Hikes are on Thursdays at 10:00 am (Hikes are typically 1-1.5 hrs in length).

This is a FREE drop in activity for Caregivers and their children 0 - 5years old. No registration required just sign in at the event.

All Hikes  will meet Sarah (the trailguide)  in the parking lot where you can sign in before the Hike begins at 10 AM.

 

Schedule:

May 23rd -Syphon Falls-Parking & Trail Head located at 4450 60 Street NW, Salmon Arm

May 30th-Upper Margaret Falls (modified: we will do the reverse, hike to view the upper fall and back the way we came to shorten the hike)- Parking Lot located 12 km down Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Rd on  the left.

June 6- Wild Rose Bay Park-Moss Walk with beach picnic-Parking lot located at 6487 Eagle Bay Rd, Eagle Bay.

June 13-White Lake Lookout-Trail Access & Parking at John Evdokimoff Community Park at 3120 White Lake Rd, White Lake.

June 20- North Shu: Tsútswecw Park-Meeting place TBD.

Party in the Park

June 19th, 2024,10am - 12pm

Location: Sorrento Blind Bay Community Park (2670 Davidson Road, Sorrento BC)

Join us for a morning of splashpark fun, bubbles, snacks and entertainment to wrap up the program year and kick-off summer holidays!

Children and Youth Programs


Red Cross Babysitting and Stay Safe Courses

The Babysitting course is developed for youth 11 years of age and older interested in babysitting and caring for infants, toddlers and children. The course includes basic first aid, diapering, managing behaviour, feeding kids and responding to emergencies.


The Stay Safe! Home Alone program teaches applicable and age-appropriate skills for 9 to 11 year olds. It increases and reinforces capacity to improve safety when staying home alone for short periods of time.


Space is limited!

Upcoming Courses:

NSSCR Red Cross Babysitting Course 

Saturday June 8th 10 am-3:30 pm

North Shuswap Community Hall Celista

5456 Squilax-Anglemont Rd

Celsita, B.C

 

Cost: $50 payable by etransfer to nsscr@live.ca


For registration click here


Kids STEAM Program 2024

Kids in the Kitchen

A fun cooking class for kids in Grade 3-5
Tuesday May 28th at Sorrento Hall
Class 1- 2:30 pm-3:45 pm Class 2- 4:00-5:15 pm
(Class 1 & 2 are the same- we are limited to 10 kids per class)
Fee: $10- Includes all food, supplies & recipes

 

Join us for a cooking session where kids will make and eat easy healthy snacks while learning about kitchen safety and nutrition in a fun environment.

For registration click here

Our play based Preschools provide quality, licensed child care facilities instructed by qualified Educators. We are proud to be community based preschools that include parents and care givers in the operation of our facilities and programs. We understand the preschool years are very formative years in the development of children. We ensure that we provide the quality play experiences necessary to impact all aspects of their development positively.

Programs & Fees

Sorrento Preschool (Sorrento - South Shuswap):

1148 Passchendaele Rd, Sorrento, BC V0E 2W0

Programs are 3 hours in length: 8:30am - 11:30am

 

Cost:

2 days per week: $70/month

2 days per week + 4 year old Friday: $90/month 

$25 registration fee to secure your spot

*Fees are billed monthly

**Sorrento Preschool participates in the BC Affordable Childcare Benefit Program**

***Children need to be 30 months to school aged and toilet trained-we do not have change tables in the facility***

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