Metro Vancouver may have the reputation of being a last-minute-city. But that’s definitely NOT the case when it comes to signing up for Summer Camps. Families do their research early and grab spots for the kids before Spring has even arrived. Summer is the perfect time for your kids to try something new: a new sport, art form, or adventure. Sure we all need to figure out a way to keep the offspring busy during July & August, so why not make the experience enjoyable for everyone? Family Fun Vancouver has sourced fantastic summer camps happening across Metro Vancouver & the Lower Mainland (from Whistler to Hope and even Vancouver Island). We are adding more camps to this list on a regular basis. (If you run a summer camp and want to be part of our Summer Camp Guide, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
YMCA of Greater Vancouver Summer Camps (Featured Camp)
Kids in YMCA camps are active and are encouraged to build connections and friendships with their peers. Your child can experience traditional day and overnight camps as well as specialty hiking, biking, sailing, golf, outdoor adventure, youth leadership and even family camps. The YMCA of Greater Vancouver helps families out through extended payment plans as well as their financial assistance program. Another way to save a few dollars is to register with a friend and both of you will save 10%! As an incentive to start making plans for the summer, the YMCA has set up an Early Bird draw. Anyone who registers for a summer camp by May 15th will be entered to win a GIANT® mountain bike! What a perfect prize for a child’s summer of fun. The YMCA has more than 20 day camp locations throughout the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Sunshine Coast. For more information, click here.
The Burrard Yacht Club Summer Camps get kids aged 9 – 16 years out on the water for a week at a time. Sailing instruction is provided in a fun, safe and inclusive manner. And the Canadian Yachting Association certification is available upon successful completion of the program. For just $200 your child gets 5 days of sailing experience. The camps run Monday – Friday from 9am – 4pm…and all that water & sailing experience for such a great price. For more information, click here.
The BC Choral Federation hosts a day camp children aged 8 – 16 years. A maximum of 40 students are able to enrol in this non-auditioned program. From classical to jazz, musical theatre to popular tunes, the music taught in the Choral Stage day camp is pulled from a wide background ensuring a broad educational experience for your child. Best of all, the choral instruction is from an experienced conductor and solo singer. For more information, click here.
Summer Camps at the North Shore Equestrian Centre are geared towards kids aged 7-12 years (no exceptions are made for kids younger than 7 years). The camps are a week in length and there are 2 time slots available: 9am – noon or 1pm – 4pm. Parents are welcome to stay and watch the lessons (but they are also welcome to enjoy 3 hours of freedom). On the last day, all parents are encouraged to come and watch the campers display their horsemanship on ‘games day’. For more information, click here.
With 3 field trips per week, your kids will be begging you to sign up for multiple PJ Kids Club Summer Camps. And the parents are going to love the hours: 7:30am – 6pm! Every week offers a different adventure. The camps are for kids in kindergarten to grade 7 (as of the September 2017 school year start). Register soon, the prices are terrific for a week’s worth of fun. For more information, click here.
Stillwood Summer Camps has every conceivable option available: day camps, overnight camps & family summer camps. The Christian camp program focuses on wilderness activities, fresh air, and finding a balance between excellence and humility. The days are packed with activities and the evenings offer time for quiet discussions and contemplation beside big bonfires overlooking Cultus Lake. For more information, click here.
Windsure Adventure Watersports gets the kids excited about being on the water. They learn all the essential safety rules, they are loaded up with confidence, and shown the techniques to master windsurfing, skimboarding, and SUP.Windsure Adventure Watersports camps are customizable to your needs. Your child can partake in a morning camp (9am – noon), an afternoon camp (1pm – 4pm) or an all day program (9am – 4pm). For more information, click here.
Artmania Summer Camps provide an in-depth education of various art forms, techniques, and history of some of the world’s most influential artists. The teachers at Artmania are all professional and accomplished artists who have experience working with emerging artists. The instructors relish the chance to share their passion for various art forms with the students.Weather permitting, students will go on field trips to beautiful Dundarave Beach to derive inspiration from nature. At the end of each camp, your child will bring home one or more pieces of original art. For more information, click here.
Set right on the water in a secluded spot just 5km north of Duncan on Vancouver Island, Camp Qwanoes exposes campers to wakeboarding, ocean kayak frenzies, mountain boarding and water tottering. Every year new delights are added to the summer camp experience. For 2017, new activities include: an airwalk village, knight raiders, surf-o-rama carnival, Captain Q escape room, and the Aqua Park 20th celebration. Combine those with fishing, kneeboarding, the high adventure ropes course, paddle-surfing and dozens of other land- and water-based adventures, and your kid might never want to come back home. For more information, click here.
Students enrolled in the Gateway Theatre Academy Summer Camps receive instruction from professional working artists who are not only skilled in their individual craft but who are also passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise with kids. The camps offered include: musical theatre, acting, improvisation, and speech. For more information, click here.
Canlan Ice Sports wants kids to avoid summer-time boredom by getting onto the ice, filling their days with action-packed summer camps, learning new skills and making new friends. Not only will your pint-sized hockey lover spend their week working on hockey conditioning skills, they will be learning off-ice games & skill training as well. Summer camps are offered in North Vancouver (Canlan Ice Sports North Shore), Burnaby (Burnaby 8 Rinks), and Langley (Langley Twin Rinks). For more information, click here.
Place des Arts is an expert in the arts. Whether your child’s interest lies in visual or performing arts, the centre inspires their students in a wide variety of disciplines. Each summer, Place des Arts puts together Summer Fun!, a summer camp experience that can’t be missed. Summer Fun! is unlike other summer camps in that it is completely customizable. You and your child can choose the class you want when you want it, and can decide whether to enroll in a full day of arts activities or just pick a few classes to fill only a portion of the day. For more information, click here.
The Shoreline Academy camps introduce participants to the realities of being a working film & TV actor. Instilling the company’s core values – compassion, courage & commitment – Shoreline Academy sets their students up to be successful & competent professional actors. What aspiring actor wouldn’t want to train with top-working local actors to gain practical and comprehensive experience? That’s what students of Shoreline Academy get when they sign up for their classes & camps. For more information, click here.
Nestled in the foothills of Golden Ears Mountain and just past Blaney Bog, Timberline Ranch offers summer camp experiences kids just can’t find anywhere else. Their jam-packed days leave the kids feeling both invigorated and exhausted (and who doesn’t say a little silent “hallelujah” at the thought of physically-exhausted kids). Timberline Ranch offers both day camps (7-8 year olds) and overnight camps (9-16 year olds). The variety of summer camp themes, offered by Timberline Ranch, is awesome! For more information, click here.
Grouse Mountain’s Adventure Day Camps are dialled into what kids find interesting: adventure, survival, photography, art in the alpine and more. The campers’ days will be filled with fresh air and exciting adventures guaranteed to have them chatting excitedly for the drive home. The camps are for kids & youth aged 5 – 16 years. Whether you are looking for a one-day experience or a week-long immersion, the Grouse Mountain Adventure Day Camps can accommodate almost any scheduling need (you are even able to add on an additional hour at the end of the day should you need a bit more time to come pick up your child; cost $12 per day). For more information, click here.
The Heritage Adventure Summer Camps at the Burnaby Village Museum make history fun! What kid wouldn’t want to make & fly kites, take part in a watermelon eating contest, make ice cream, ride the carousel, canoe on Deer Lake, take part in a scavenger hunt & more? Every week the camps have a new theme & different activities. Your kid will be wanting to sign up for more than just one! For more information, click here.
25 years of soccer-teaching excellence! The Royal Soccer Club celebrates their silver anniversary in 2017. With more than 100 locations across Canada, the Royal Soccer Club is the #1 grassroots organization offering soccer day camps in the country. The organizers of the soccer camps fill the kids’ days with lots of fun activities. The morning is spent focussing on soccer technique & game-play. The afternoons are filled with swimming & camp activities. For more information, click here.
Everyone knows about the fantastic bike camps offered by Pedalheads®, right? But did you know they also have a program called Heroheads? The Heroheads summer camps are designed for kids to practice the Super 7 Skills which are based on the Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD): locomotion (run, jump, skip & climb), agility, throwing, catching, balancing, kicking & hand-eye coordination. As for the Pedalheads Bike Camps whether your child is just learning to ride or lives life attached to their bike, there is much to learn the 1/2 day or full day camps. For more information, click here.
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