Still looking for ideas for summer camps for your kids? Don’t worry, we’ve got a few more up our sleeves for you.
11. Byte Camp
Does your kid dream of creating the next Wallace and Gromit? Byte Camp is a non-profit society that provides creative technology camps, after-school programs and half-day workshops for kids. Kids can have the chance to take computers apart and see how they work, learn how to build a website or build basic skills in digital music production.
9-14 years, various locations. bytecamp.ca
12. Digital Media Academy
Kids and teens who love spending time in front of the computer will feel right at home at the computer camp at the Digital Media Academy. Camp programs dive deep into topics like video game and iPhone® app design, digital photography, digital filmmaking, computer programming and graphic design. These camps use professional quality techniques and resources so that kids can get the feel for the way it’s really done.
6-12 years and 12-18 years, University of British Columbia. digitalmediaacademy.org/
13. Vancouver All Stars Baseball Camp
Maybe you have a child who would love nothing better than spending the summer playing baseball. The All Stars Baseball camp is the place to have fun in a safe and exciting environment while building fundamental baseball skills. Qualified ESL instructors are also available to instruct children at the camp.
6-12 years, 16th Ave and Carnarvon, Vancouver. www.vancouverallstars.ca
14. Summer at St. George’s
St. George’s school offers something for everyone, with both day and boarding programs and a wide range of activities, including sports, academic enrichment, chess, arts, science and technology. If you’ve got the kid who’s dying to go to chess camp, this is the place for her.
4-17 years for day programs and 9-16 years for boarding. 4175 W. 29th Ave, Vancouver. www.summeratstgeorges.ca
15. Summer Science Camp
Science World’s summer camps have two themes this year. Younger kids (6-7 years) will spend their days discovering science in the city and learning science through fun, hands-on activities such as engineering structures, searching for pollutants and spotting urban wildlife. Kids who are 8-12 years old will be digging deep into dinosaur times, enjoying an exclusive exhibition of strange and wonderful dinosaurs and learning about fossil formation.
6-12 years, Telus World of Science. scienceworld.ca/summercamp
Michelle Carchrae is a freelance writer and homeschooling mom to two girls. With a serious love for Vancouver and an equally serious need to get out of the house with two young kids, Michelle searches out the best kid and parent friendly places to go. Michelle also writes about parenting at her blog, The Parent Vortex.
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Michelle Carchrae is often asking those important life questions: "who moved the scissors?", "how would you do that differently next time?" and "are you finished with the glitter glue?" Homeschooling two girls, ages 6 and 3, is her full time job. The rest of the time Michelle can be found blogging at The Parent Vortex, hiking in the forest or knitting and reading simultaneously. She recently published her first ebook, The Parenting Primer: A guide to positive parenting in the first six years, and moved to Bowen Island.