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Green Shacks: Edmonton’s Free Outdoor Kids Summer Program Returns

Green Shacks: Edmonton’s Free Outdoor Kids Summer Program Returns
Green Shacks: Edmonton’s Free Outdoor Kids Summer Program Returns

The Green Shacks in Edmonton will open in the summer of 2024.

This free, outdoor drop-in program at approximately 250 locations in Edmonton is geared toward children ages 6 to 12, but all ages are welcome. Children under 6 are asked to come with a parent or guardian.

  • Activities organized by Green Shacks include games, sports, crafts, music and drama.
  • Each week a list of activities is posted on the side of the Green Shacks.
  • Locations are open half days, rain or shine, with hours of 10:30-13:30 or 14:30-17:30 Monday through Friday, except holidays. Full-day programming is offered at 24 locations.
  • Registration for the program is not required.

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  • Bad weather conditions and poor air quality may affect Green Shack’s opening hours.
  • The City and Edmonton Arts Council will be hosting free concerts and performances at Green Shacks throughout the summer, one performance in the morning and one in the afternoon. Link: https://www.edmontonarts.ca/event/green-shack-shows-2024
  • About 180 frontline workers in blue shirts operate the Green Shacks. Volunteers in green shirts may also attend.
  • The program runs from July 2 to August 24.