Yes there are summer camps this year! BC has low numbers of COVID-19 infections and high numbers of parents wanting to get their kids out of the house this summer. All of the following camps have pandemic protocols in place so go ahead and enroll them in one of these creative, active or just plain fun summer camps around Metro Vancouver. Whether it’s indoor or outdoor, half or day-long, we’ve got ideas. Take a look.
Top Summer Camps in Vancouver
Elevate Ultimate Camp
Looking for a fun, positive, high energy, and safe summer camp? Elevate Ultimate frisbee and disc golf camps, provide parents and kids aged 6-19 with fun and physically distant summer camp options. They’ve been trusted by over 700 parents in Metro Vancouver and are known for their high-energy coaches and engaging games. they focus on teaching kids more than just the skills of the sport. They focus on teaching conflict resolution, sportspersonship, and gender equity, through the self-refereed and co-ed sports of Ultimate and Disc golf.
Little Kitchen Academy
This Montessori-inspired cooking academy for kids ages three through teens offers three-hour camps that teach kids to make healthy, delicious, and seasonal meals from scratch to consumption. But that’s not all. While cooking, kids also experiment with math and science concepts, reading skills, and polishing up their table manners by sharing meals around the community table (made with 33,436 recycled chopsticks). Overall, the focus is on providing a safe, inspiring, and empowering space for children to create a healthier world.
The Happening Dance
Got a toe-tapping, twirling or popping & locking-obsessed dancer in the house? Discover more about hip hop, jazz, musical theatre, and contemporary dance at one of The Happening’s August Summer Camps. They’ve got Beginner Camps for the 5-7 & 8s and more rigorous intermediate and advanced camps for the 10-14 set. Join the Vancouver studio in the heart of Fraserhood that believes strength comes from building each other up, and values our community above all else!
Learning Disabilities Society
Sign your child up for these customized and creative week-long camps that help students (grades 3-5) with learning disabilities develop new skills through fun, hands-on camp programs with a high instructor and camp counsellor to camper ratio. Camps are designed around two themes: RISE and Tell where your child explores exciting ways to tell stories through written word, oral histories, plays, graphic novels, poetry, and more, and RISE and Solve where your child uses detective skills to solve all sorts of problems, including puzzles, math games, outdoor scavenger hunts, and more.
Summit Kidpreneur Camp
This unique camp experience for children allows them to apply everything that they learned in the classroom. It introduces kids to financial literacy, unique marketing tools that companies use, branding, presentation and communication skills and helping others (social entrepreneurship). Camps are fun, hands on, practical and allows kids to experience real life situation in a safe environment. Kids learn the value of hard work and finishing what they started.
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Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).