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Top 20 Summer Camps: 6-10

Top 20 Summer Camps: 6-10

We’re continuing our list of 20 great summer camps to send your kids to when the temperature (hopefully) soars. No matter what your kids are interested in, we’ve got something for everyone.

6. Summer Fun! at Place des Arts

Summer Fun! art camps offer everything parents and kids need: flexibility, choice, innovation, excellent instruction, affordable after-hours care (it’s only $5 extra!) and, of course, lots of summer fun! Activities include clay, cartooning, music, weaving, theatre, origami and more.

5-12 years, 1120 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam.

7. AquaCamps

The Vancouver Aquarium invites kids to come face-to-face with animals, access the Aquarium behind-the-scenes and learn alongside biologists in their summer camp program. Older campers will delve into research and technology while junior campers focus on imaginative learning and play.

5-14 years, Stanley Park.

8. Sasamat Outdoor Centre

Sleeping over at summer camp can be intimidating for some kids, but resident camp at Sasamat offers an inclusive, age-appropriate program for children that provides the opportunity to have adventures in the great outdoors.  Activities include canoeing, swimming, climbing on the climbing wall, geocaching, and more.

8-12 years, near Belcarra.

9. YMCA Camp Elphinstone

Kids who love to be outdoors will make new friends, gain independence and confidence at Camp Elphinstone.  Activities vary by age and kids can choose to participate in activities that interest them, including games, kayaking, swimming, archery and sailing.  Family camp programs are also available.

5-16 years, near Gibsons.

10. Family Jam Camps

Jam Camp is an opportunity for families with children of all ages to camp and make music together in an atmosphere of diversity, inclusion and creativity.  Whether you’ve never made music before or you’re a professional musician, Jam Camp is a place to collaborate, learn and jam together.

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All ages, various locations.

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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