It’s summer time and that means it’s time for camp…transit camp! Yup, this year for I Love Transit week we’re organizing an exclusive I Love Transit Camp!
What is I Love Transit Camp? It’s an opportunity for kids between the ages of eight and 12 to visit TransLink operating companies’ facilities to learn about how transit works and have some fun at the same time!
The day will start around 9 am at Edmonds Station and we’ll head to SkyTrain Operations and Maintenance Centre (OMC). While there we’ll visit where SkyTrain are maintained and cleaned as well as the SkyTrain Control. After that we’ll have a little lunch then say goodbye to OMC.
Next we’ll hope back on SkyTrain and head for Waterfront Station. Once there we’ll take a ride on the SeaBus and get a behind-the-scenes tour of SeaBus maintenance docks! We’ll also head up to the bridge and speak to the captain of the SeaBus!
Afterwards we’ll get to have fun on a 40-foot bus and talk to a bus operator instructor about what it’s like to drive a bus. Finally, we’ll get to talk with Transit Police and maybe Transit Security about everything they do. I’m told they’ll be bringing their vehicles and a special guest if we are lucky!
Throughout the day we’ll be taking breaks for short and fun games and other fun stuff!
How to take part
Due to safety concerns for both OMC and SeaBus, we’re only able to take a maximum of 2o people on the camp. That means 10 kids (ages 8-12) and their guardians will be able to participate in the camp. Interested in a fun day on transit? If you’d like to participate, we’ll need kids to tell us (in 50 words or less) what they love about transit! And if you like, you can also submit a photo and/or a video as part of your entry. Before you or your little one starts typing or writing, you’ll want to read the participation guidelines.
Send your submissions to email@example.com with “I Love Transit Camp” in the subject field or you can surface mail it to The Buzzer, 400 – 287 Nelson’s Court, New Westminster, BC, V3L 0E7. Be sure to include the name, age, and phone number of the participant and parent or guardian!
The deadline for submissions is August 19. and if you are selected we’ll need a participation form filled out by August 21.
We can’t wait for camp and to look through your submissions!