Vancouver Summer Camps: 16-20
On the hunt for kid-friendly Vancouver summer camps for your kids? This week we’re featuring 25 of our top picks, in no particular order. Today, we have our fourth group of five.
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Kid-Friendly Vancouver Summer Camps (2014)
16. RISE Project
Girls aged 13-15 will enjoy the week-long, full-day North Vancouver summer camps. The program is aimed at creating positive self-image, building friendship and promoting overall well-being. Participants will get moving with yoga, dance and games, they’ll learn about positive female relationships, sleep and study habits, make healthy lunches and go on field trips.
More info: www.riseproject.ca/our-programs/summer-camp-programs
Elementary and secondary school students can enjoy free summer programs through the school board. There are traditional summer school programs, reviewing and previewing class material. There are also ESL programs. That’s not all you’ll find, though. There are a variety of special interest and skill-building courses, focusing on subjects as diverse as robotics, badminton, arts and crafts, gardening, cooking, and kindergarten prep. The best part? Kids can enroll in one (but only one) for free!
More info: summer.vsb.bc.ca
18. The Arts Connection
The Arts Connection in Richmond took top honours in our Vancouver art for kids search. Your little ones can enjoy everything this arts centre has to offer with their fun and creative suburban Vancouver summer camps for kids aged 6-12. There are nine weeks of full-day programs with a variety of themes. After care is available, and so is breakfast and lunch. A few sessions are already full, so sign up soon!
More info: www.theartsconnection.org/summer-camps
19. Vancouver Community Centres
There are a wide variety of Vancouver summer camps for kids on offer at community centres across the city. These are the day camps you may remember from your own childhood, with out-trips, sports, crafts and lots of time to play. These camps are typically more affordable, and while ages range you can generally find programs for kids age five and up. Some programs are already full, so be sure to sign up ASAP!
More info: vancouver.ca/people-programs/daycamps-at-community-centres.aspx
20. Port Moody Arts Centre
There’s lots of creative fun at the suburban Vancouver summer camps on offer at the Port Moody Arts Centre. You’ll find full and half day offerings for kids age five and up. Your little ones can paint, draw, sculpt clay, perform, sew and more. There are some really great programs for youth and teens age 11 and up, as well.
More info: www.pomoarts.ca
What about you – what are your favourite kid-friendly Vancouver summer camps?
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