Though the weather outside is still chilly, spring is only a month away - and so is spring break.
As every parent knows, the key to an enjoyable spring break is planning ahead.
Burnaby has many options, from city programs to sports, arts and more.
Here's a list of some of the camps and events taking place during spring break, from March 18 to 22, throughout Burnaby.
CAMERON SPRING CAMP
Cameron Recreation Complex is holding a spring break camp for six to nine-year-olds, which runs Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
As of Feb. 20, there were four spots available.
HERITAGE ADVENTURE CAMP
Children in Burnaby can time-travel back to the 1920s, with the heritage adventure camp at the Burnaby Village Museum.
The camp is for six to nine-year-olds and runs Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
As of Feb. 20, there were 13 spots available.
SPRING SCAVENGER HUNT
The Burnaby Village Museum is also hosting a storybook scavenger hunt from March 16 to 24, noon to 4 p.m. Tickets are available at the door, and admission includes carousel rides.
ARTS CAMP AT THE SHADBOLT
The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts is hosting a spring break camp focusing on drawing, painting and drama.
The camp is for six to 10-year olds, and runs Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
As of Feb. 20, there were 13 spots avail-able.
To register for these or other spring break events held by the City of Burnaby's parks, recreation and cultural services department, go to bit.ly/U9heYC.
ROMAN TULLIS SOCCER CAMP
For sports lovers, there is also the Roman Tullis spring break soccer camp for six to 13-year-olds.
The camp runs in the evenings, Monday to Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fortius Health and Sport Centre.
Register online at bit.ly/VwfgDq.
SFU SPRING BREAK CAMPS
Simon Fraser University is also holding a number of sports-related camps, such as a Clan Kids camp for six to 10-year-olds.
Other sports spring break programs hosted by SFU include a golf camp for four to 15-year-olds and a girls soccer camp for five to 14-year-olds.
There is also an out trippers' adventure camp, with children going to a number of destinations, including Science World. The camp is for eight to 13-year-olds. SFU also offers a leadership camp for camp volunteers, for 14 to 17-year-olds.
The SFU camps run Monday to Friday for varying lengths of time, and pre-and post-camp child care is available.
For more information on any of the SFU programs, go to www.sfu.ca/camps/ springcamps/springbreak.html
ARTS CAMPS IN THE HEIGHTS
4Cats Capitol Hill is holding camps for kids ages five to 12 over spring break.
Camps include the Mix-it-Up Camp, which incorporates pâpier maché, sculpture and painting; a Harry Potter-inspired Care of Magical Creatures camp, which includes creating a magical creature globe; and a Georgia O'Keeffe inspired camp, which includes canvas painting, clay and watercolour projects.
Registration for the camps has started on the studio's website, at www.4cats. com/capitolhill-camps.
Artspace Children's Arts Centre, also in Burnaby Heights, is offering spring break camps as well.
Camp activities include drama adventure, art exploration, and outings in the afternoons for the full-day participants.
The camps are for children who are in Kindergarten up to Grade 4.
Camp spaces are available for full-day and half-day attendees. After-camp child care is also available.
For more information, go to www.art spaceforchildren.com.