On the hunt for kid-friendly Vancouver summer camps for your kids? Over the next week we’ll be featuring 25 of our top picks, in no particular order. Today, we have our third group of five.
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Kid-Friendly Vancouver Summer Camps (2014)
With locations across Metro Vancouver, there is a 4Cats near you. Each location is offering Vancouver summer camps for kids ages three and up, which give your little ones a chance to get engaged with art in a fun way. The camps run half a day each, in the morning and afternoon, and cover topics ranging from space to sculpture to video game graphics to Monet.
More info: www.4cats.com/british-columbia
12. Capilano University
The Serious Fun Summer Camps at Capilano University combine meaningful learning with all the fun of a summer camp. Their camps are designed to stimulate and nurture curious minds. There are full day and half day camps for kids age five and up on subjects ranging from history to astronomy to cooking to chemistry to magic to musical theatre. You can also register your child in two half-day camps and then register for lunch, as well.
For 2014, UBC is offering a wide variety of Vancouver summer camps to keep your kids engaged and happy. There are offerings for kids age five and up, from swimming to rowing to music to arts to LEGO design to nutrition to stand up paddle boarding. There are full day and half day offerings, as well as before and after care. A new feature this year is the ability to custom-build a full day at camp by choosing a morning and afternoon program, and adding in lunch supervision.
More info: camps.ubc.ca/summer/index.php
Located in Belcarra, just outside Port Moody and across the water from Deep Cove, Camp Sasamat offers a variety of nature-based suburban Vancouver summer camps. The camps introduce kids to nature, build new friendships, develop leadership skills and make life-long memories. There are day camps and residential camps for kids age four and up. While many of their offerings are already full, there are spaces left in some great programs – just register soon!
More info: sasamat.org/summer_camps.html
15. Grouse Mountain
Grouse Mountain’s Adventure Day Camps engage kids and youth in outdoor exploration over the summer. There are distinct daily themes, and you can enroll your child in a single day or a full week of day camp. There are programs for kids age five through sixteen, and each one shares the common goals of inspiring kids to play outdoors, make friends, enjoy unique experiences, connect with nature and discover this beautiful place we call home.
More info: www.grousemountain.com/camps
What about you – what are your favourite kid-friendly Vancouver summer camps?
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