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With job action in the education sector on the horizon, the city of Cambridge has announced that it will organize a one-day camp for children aged 6 to 12 on Friday.

Registration for the camps will open on Thursday at 4 pm on the city’s Active and Holidays website

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The city says children will stay engaged and active through games, activities, and crafts.

Camp will run outside the John Dolson Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Catholic schools in the Waterloo area are expected to close on Friday because of an expected strike by members of CUPE, which has been negotiating a new contract with the Ford government for months.

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The Waterloo Catholic District School Board has said it will move to distance learning in the event of a job action on Friday.

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If the strike extends beyond Friday, a Cambridge spokesperson told Global News they are working to run camps that will support distance learning next week.

“Staff will assist children to log in on their devices to connect with their school teachers as needed. Please visit cambridge.ca/camps in the coming days for more information,” the spokesperson said via email.

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A spokesman for the City of Waterloo said it had no plans to set up camp when the school closed on Friday.

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Global News has also contacted the city of Kitchener to see if there were any such plans, but has received no response as of publication.

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