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)
Led by a professional staff of certified Whitecaps FC camp and academy coaches, the 3 hour camps are packed with skill development and fun! Participants will enjoy the Whitecaps FC Camp Skill Challenges. Over the course of the week-long camp, your child will be given the opportunity to participate in four exciting challenges (dribbling, turning, receiving, and passing). The players are tested daily and receive an accumulation of points for each challenge. All campers are provided with a challenge scorecard and their total score at the end of the week. For more information, click here.
The setting for the sailing summer camp with Eagle Harbour Yacht Club couldn’t get more stunning! Eagle Harbour Yacht Club is located at the entrance to Howe Sound, in West Vancouver. From sheltered Eagle Harbour, sailors have the opportunity to learn to sail in one of the most beautiful areas of Vancouver. The Eagle Harbour Yacht Club is passionate about getting kids out onto the water. The emphasis is on safety and fun with the ultimate objective being to develop a lifelong love of sailing in the summer camp participants. Whether your child is a seasoned pro or has never set toe on a sail boat before, Eagle Harbour Yacht Club has a summer camp that will suit them. For more information, click here.
Spark Academics Summer Camps create a rich learning environment, with leading edge technologies, while integrating STEM and STEAM concepts. The summer camps offer a wide range of experiences for participants. Kids will learn animation, graphic creation, game design & development, coding and puzzle creation. The campers will bring creative story writing to life with technology as well as engineer outside-the-box solutions to solve fun challenges, expand and explore creativity through free time. And most intriguing the kids get to build their own custom robots and compete in challenges and races. For more information, click here.
Are you looking for a truly unique summer camp? A summer camp that will offer your child a chance to learn Applied Design Skills that will benefit them in all walks of life? The Jabber-Wacky camps are for creative children in Grades 3 – 7 (going into grade 4-8 in September). Featuring hands-on activities as well as STEM/STEAM challenges, the camps encourage creative thinking and innovation. Students will work through themed days looking at building and design, acting, energy and creative thinking. For more information, click here.
Conquering a climbing wall evokes a real sense of accomplishment, and this is especially true for kids. Over the course of Cliffhanger Climbing Gym’s week-long summer camps, kids aged 9 to 16 years will hone climbing skills and become hooked on reaching the next finger-grab or toe-hold. Instructors will cover climbing safety, equipment use, belaying (technical rope work), knot-tying, stretching, and movements. If you have a spider-man-wanna-be on your hands, this is the summer camp for them! For more information, click here.
Does your child love being outdoors? Are they fascinated by insects, mesmerized by flowers, and curious about nature? The VanDusen Botanical Garden Summer Camps foster a love of the natural world and inspire youth to understand their role in ecosystems. Camps offered for 2019 include: Aquatic Adventures, Budding Birders, Dirt to Dinner, Eco Sleuths and more. All camps experience a field trip to either the Bloedel Conservatory or Stanley Park. For more information, click here.
Camp Artaban, rooted in Anglican tradition, has been providing Christian camping since 1923; it is one of the oldest camps in British Columbia. The days are packed at Camp Artaban with participants enjoying: canoeing, sea kayaking, wharf jumping, rowing, swimming, beach-combing, indoor and outdoor climbing walls, archery, sports, hiking and wilderness adventures, crafts, and more. Located on Gambier Island in Howe Sound, Camp Artaban is nestled onto 47+ acres of water-front with access to hundreds of acres of crown land for natural exploration, outdoor adventure and all levels of hiking. For more information, click here.
Rosewood Hunters & Jumpers is offering their inaugural summer camp in Southlands (true urban horse country). Not only will your child get the thrill of learning how to ride a horse, they will also be introduced to the great responsibilities that comes with riding horses. The campers will be assigned their own pony for the duration of the week-long camp and are responsible for tacking both before and after their session each day. They will also learn about grooming, horse safety, and feeding the horses. For more information, click here.
The week-long Shoreline Studios Acting Camps are led by dedicated actors; in fact, students enrolled in the camps work with a different instructor each day thereby exposing the campers to different points of view and introducing the kids to a wide range of techniques. The passionate instructors teach the core of acting, body & movement, placement of voice, voice-over, script analysis, on-camera technique, slating, and commercial, sitcom, and dramatic audition techniques. A super cool feature…at the end of the week-long camp, each camper is provided with a link to all of their on-camera work. For more information, click here.
The Hive Climbing Summer Camps expose kids (juniors aged 6-8 years; inters aged 9-12 years) to the world of climbing. The week-long camps explore climbing through fun lessons, games, and activities. Not only will the campers improve in climbing but the camps will also encourage personal and social development. Each camp includes a half-day of outdoor nature activities as well as a day of roped climbing on real rock with a guide. For more information, click here.
The BC Choral Federation hosts the 29th annual Choral Stage, a day camp from July 2 – 12th for children aged 8 – 16 years. From classical to jazz, musical theatre to popular tunes, the music taught in the 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. After 9 days of intense learning and fun, the day camp culminates in a semi-staged performance on the evening of Friday July 12th. For more information, click here.
YoungMBA Summer Camp program is designed with the knowledge that gaining management skills early leads to positive outcomes in adult years. The specially designed program teaches young minds the value of responsible management. YoungMBA focuses on enjoyable, engaging and creative fun role-playing activities. Why not help your child feel comfortable in the business world by offering them the chance to develop skills and a familiarity with the sector while they are young? For more information, click here.
Timberline Ranch is known for their exceptional summer camps. Whether you are looking for day camps or week-long experiences, Timberline Ranch is going to provide your child with a summertime adventure they won’t soon forget. The Ranch offers both day camps (7-8 year olds) and overnight camps (9-16 year olds). All camps, whether over night or day, incorporate Christian teachings from the Bible that are suited to the campers age and level. For more information, click here.
YMCA celebrates adventure, exploration, and friendship through their outstanding summer camp programs. At a YMCA camp, there are no classrooms or cliques, no homework or tests, and no screens! Instead, there are opportunities for self-discovery, growth, skill building, and connecting with peers. Whether you are looking for an overnight camp (run at the picturesque Camp Elphinstone on BC’s Sunshine Coast) or a day camp (offered at 15 locations across Metro Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, and the Sunshine Coast), the YMCA camps help campers uncover their leadership abilities and put them on the path to reaching their potential. For more information, click here.
Recreation Surrey is your headquarters for summer fun and adventure. Choose from over 50 conveniently located daily and weekly camps for children and youth 3-18. Whether your child loves sports, science, art or cooking, there’s a camp to suit every interest and ability. Plus, all of their day camp leaders are trained in the HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development. For more information, click here.
Kids seem naturally drawn to the water. They love to dig in a sandy beach, frolic in the waves, and swim for hours. Why not give your child an even more amazing experience and get them out on the water? The Burrard Yacht Club Summer Sailing Camps get kids aged 8 – 16 years out on the water for a week at a time. Sailing instruction is provided in a fun, safe and inclusive manner. The Canadian Yachting Association certification is available upon successful completion of the program. For more information, click here.
Soar to the Peak of Vancouver and connect with nature, build life-long friendships, and try new adventures…this is what your child can expect when they participate in a Grouse Mountain Adventure Day Camp. The camps are for kids & youth aged 3 – 16 years and are dialled into what kids find interesting: adventure, survival, photography, hiking, zip lining and more. 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. 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 2019, campers are going to flip over the new boat house! They’ll enjoy 360 degree view of the beach from the new sun deck and relish the ease of launching kayaks from the floating hub. But that’s not all! Kids who love a physical challenge won’t be able to get enough of The Eliminator. The inflatable requires kids to demonstrate both balance and skillful timing. It’s a battle to the end. Will your kid be the last one standing? 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.
Fresh air, physical activity, and the opportunity to learn or hone skills? That sounds like the perfect summer camp to us! With Pedalheads Summer Camps your kid can bike, swim, or play sports. The half-day or full-day camp options – plus before and after camp care – make Pedalheads Summer Camps the BEST plan for your kid’s athletic-infused summer time fun. For more information, click here.
Mt Seymour’s Eco-Adventure Summer Camps incorporate fun, education, self-awareness, skill development, and meaningful connections to the environment for kids aged 5 – 14 years. The day-long camps have kids outside every day, no matter the weather! A HUGE bonus of participating in the Mt Seymour Summer Camps is that every child who registers received a 2019/20 season pass! Yup, a year of skiing for just signing up for the summer camp. For more information, click here.
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