Spring break freedom means busy week for Sask. parents
Most students in Saskatchewan have the next week off school
It's spring break for most Saskatchewan students and that means many parents are trying to stay sane while keeping their children entertained.
In Regina, many parents are putting their kids into day programs.
Scott Buchan, who has two children taking part in art and dance classes, said he's enjoying having someone else do the planning.
"It's nice for me because I'm a teacher and I do that all day every day," Buchan said. "So it's nice that I don't have to do it with my kids during this week off."
Graham Born said he's happy to spend some extra time with his three kids as well.
"You always know the long breaks you have with the school season, so we knew this was coming," Born said. "We already kind of had it all planned out and figured out so our childcare is pretty easy."
Christa Eidsness, program co-ordinator at Conservatory of Performing Arts, said there are several camps for kids at the University of Regina this week.
"We have parents that work during the week and they need somewhere for their kids to go when they don't have a week of school," Eidsness explained. "So they come here and it's a chance to let their creative side out."
Eidsness said about 100 students signed up this year, with one of the most popular classes being the Glee Club.
"Maybe they've been talking about guitar lessons and their parents aren't really sure if they're going to like it," Eidsness said. "This is a really good opportunity to come and say, 'Let's try it for a week and if you hate it we'll look at something else'."