Featured: Summer Camps for Kids

Don’t leave summer fun (or care) to the iPad! We’ve compiled a list of 100 summer camps for kids around Vancouver and the Lower Mainland from arts and science to gymnastics and climbing to engage your kids’ hearts, minds and bodies this summer.

Featured Summer Camps for Kids

Arts Umbrella

SC_arts_umbrellaFrom dance and music to visual arts and sculpture, there’s a camp to inspire every child. Camps available for older children include musical theatre, theatre directing, and filmmaking with your cell phone.

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Arts Umbrella Summer Camps: www.artsumbrella.com


Badminton Vancouver

sc_badmintonKids learn agility, balance, and coordination through fun games and exercises, as well the basics of badminton. Older kids get to grips with the rules of singles and doubles, and play mini-tournaments.

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Badminton Vancouver Summer Camps: www.badminton-vancouver.com


Burnaby Village Museum

BV_Back to NatureHeritage Adventure Summer Camps feature crafts, games, heritage activities, plus a daily ride on the carousel. Kids experience life in the 1920s with loads of hands-on activities.

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Burnaby Village Summer Camps: www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca


Colour Strings Music Conservatory

colourstringsSing folk songs from around the world, play instruments, learn active listening, and play musical games that prepare children for instrument training, all in our bright new studio space.

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Colour Strings Summer Camps: www.colourstringsvan.com


Pear Tree Education

SC_peartreeUrban gardening, junior journalism, graphic novel creation, architecture, and many more. Even better, Pear Tree has two new locations in East Vancouver and Burnaby.

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Pear Tree Summer Camps: www.pear-tree.ca



pedalheadsKids learn bike confidence, mountain biking, bike maintenance, and road safety. New Heroheads summer camps this year – learn superhero biking skills all week.

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Pedalheads Summer Camps: www.pedalheads.com


Place des Arts

Summer Fun! art camps are full of fun and creative classes in the visual and performing arts for children and youth ages 5 to 14, and can be tailored to match kids interests and passions.

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Place Des Art Summer Art Camps: www.placedesarts.ca


Science World

SciWorld_small.jpgGo to Science World every day for a week! Investigate dinosaurs, do science experiments, watch IMAX films, and program robots.

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Science World Summer Camp: www.scienceworld.ca


Sole Girls

SC_solegirlsPhysically active and confidence building camps for girls, tackling tricky social situations, health topics, body image, and more.

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Sole Girls Summer Camp: www.solegirls.org


Stillwood Camp

stillwoodChristian-based day and overnight camps in a wilderness setting, with campfires, archery, climbing walls, and hiking. Added bonus: camps specifically dedicated to single moms.

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Stillwood Summer Camp: www.stillwood.ca

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The Hive Bouldering Gym

sc_hiveKids learn to clamber and climb, problem-solving with their bodies. Older kids can improve their climbing technique and learn from experienced instructors.

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The Hive Summer Camp: www.hiveclimbing.com


Timberline Ranch

timberlineHorse-riding, climbing, crafts, swimming, games and more – with both day camp and overnight camp options.

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Timberline Ranch Summer Camp: www.timberlineranch.com


Volf Soccer Academy

fun-team-spirit-soccerAll-day downtown soccer camps, with morning soccer technique sessions and afternoon activities including barefoot beach soccer, swimming, Spanish lessons, and public speaking.

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Volf Summer Camp: http://volfsoccer.com


UBC Summer Camps

ubcHuge variety of camps for all kinds of kids from toddlers to teens. From art and music camps to sports and sailing, UBC has inspiring (and fun) adventures for every child this summer.

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UBC Summer Camps: http://camps.ubc.ca/summer-camps


Next >> See our complete list of 100 Summer Camps for Kids.

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