Spare Time Challenge Club
We are a non-profit child care organization that offers quality affordable before and after school care for children attending at Kingsford-Smith, Douglas and Douglas Annex Elementary Schools.
Each day, children at Spare Time Challenge Club may choose from a selection of programs and activities. In addition to the daily program schedule, we have board games, arts & crafts, a library, sports, cooperative games, computers, Homework Club and much more!
|Juniors Program:5-8 Years Old||Our centre provides many age appropriate outlets for play and fun specifically geared for Grades K-3.|
|Leaders Program: 9-12 Years Old||Spare Time takes pride in our Leaders’ Club Programs developed for Grades 4-7. These programs focus on skill learning, knowledge building, personal responsibility and increased independence.|
|Morning Program:K-12 Years Old||Early birds who attend Spare Time Challenge Club can play games, do puzzles and arts & crafts. Breakfast is available from 7:30-8:30am for a nominal fee.|
|Holidays||During holiday breaks, Pro D days and district closures our centre is open Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with lunch and snacks provided.|
Download a copy of the Spare Time Challenge Club programs brochure (PDF) to see what we do each day
Children are always well supervised on field trips and we use Variety Club Vans for excursions. Activities include: sports clinics, art, unique and challenging team games, crafts, swimming, special guests, computers, arcade games and much more. Our fees include all program activities and field trips as well as nutritious lunches and snacks.
Before School Only: $159.00 Before & After School Care: $408.00
Included in Monthly Fee:
Instructional Days: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to Thursday, June 27, 2019.
Non-Instructional Days: 7, plus Sports Day and 4 early dismissals (2 pm) related to Parent-Teacher conferences..
All programs will be closed on Friday, June 28th for summer preparations.
Here is our full fee policy and schedule for September 2018– June 2019.
Please make cheques payable to Spare Time Challenge Club.
Not included in Monthly Fee:
Winter and Spring Breaks are not included in monthly rates. Payment is IN ADDITION TO regular monthly fees.
Winter Break (Register Daily):
We will be open on Thurs. Dec. 27, Fri. Dec. 28, Mon. Dec. 31, Wed. Jan. 2, Thurs. Jan. 3, Fri. Jan. 4.
Additional fee is $52.00 per day. Families receiving Subsidy Authorizations please see Centre Supervisor for additional fee amount.
Please note that Spare Time II, Spare Time Challenge Club and Spare Time Bobolink may not be open if minimum enrollment is not reached for this period; in which case care for all families will be available at Spare Time Clubhouse.
Please visit Winter Break program for more detailed information.
Spring Break (Register Weekly):
Week 1: Monday March 18 – Friday March 22, Fee: $259.00
Week 2: Monday March 25 – Thurs. March 28, Fee: $259.00
Families receiving Subsidy Authorizations please see Centre Supervisor for additional fee amount.
Please visit Spring Break program for more detailed information.
A subsidy is available for those who qualify from the Ministry Of Children and Family Development. There will be additional fees for district closure days, winter break and spring break.
The Spare Time staff are available to help with homework between 3:30 – 4:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday (Friday being an option.) It is the children’s responsibility to bring and complete their own homework. Our scheduled programs start at 4:00 p.m. Leaders that are not in the Homework Club have the opportunity to play quiet games or read.
The Spare Time Challenge Club takes pride in our Leaders’ Club programs developed for Grades 4 to 7. These programs focus on skill learning, knowledge building, personal responsibility and increased independence.
Please Note: Each child that is in the Leaders Club needs to read the Leaders Contract Package with their parents. Goals for a Leader: Be ready to have fun. Be responsible for your actions. Be respectful to others; verbal and physical abuse are not tolerated. Be accountable for where you are and what you do.
Each day, children at Spare Time may choose from a selection of programs and activities. In addition to the daily program schedule, there are Board Games, Arts & Crafts, a Library, Sports, Tournaments, Computers, Homework Help and much more!
Juniors: Active Games Leaders: Board Games/Homework
Juniors: Baking/Arts and Crafts Leaders: Baking/ Homework
Juniors: Field Trip, back at 5pm Leaders: Active Games/Free day
Juniors: Group games Leaders: Drama/ Homework
Juniors: Theme Day Leaders: Field Trip, back at 5pm
A delicious and nutritious snack is provided daily after school. Typical snacks include: Crackers & Cheese, Veggies & Dip, Nachos, Soup, Fruit & Yogurt, Baking Club Goodies, and much more!
Gym & Outdoor Activities
Everyday we offer the children in our program a variety of activities in the gym or outdoors-depending on the weather. Hockey, basketball, baseball, table tennis, co-operative games and challenges are part of the fun, and the beautiful playground is used regularly.
Exciting Winter Break, Spring Break and Summer Holiday programs are offered and a separate schedule will be available. There will be an extra charge for these programs.
Spare Time Challenge Club6901 Elliott Street Vancouver, BC V5S 2N1
Phone: 604.325.1010 Fax: 604.325.1039
For a complete registration package and a program calendar, please drop by or phone the centre. All registration must be done in person; the centre supervisor will confirm your registration.