Looking for a creative or active summer camp? One that keeps the kids brains or bodies engaged? Well our VM Picks: Top Vancouver Summer Camps for kids list features some of our favourite camps for kids. We connected with Julia Grant, Communications Manager at Grouse Mountain about their exciting 2017 outdoor summer camps.
Give us a brief description of your camp.
New and exciting activities will engage campers in outdoor exploration, animal behaviour, mountain rescue and BC culture. With distinct daily themes, each camp is united in common goals of inspiring youth to get outdoors, experience mountaintop activities, make friends, play, connect with nature and discover our beautiful British Columbia.
What makes your summer camp unique?
The chance to explore our mountaintop playground and discover behind the scenes experiences and activities, our innovative summer camps expose mountain secrets that offer enduring ‘only here’ memories.
What are 2 highlights of your camp, something the kids will talk about after camp is over.
You can expect your little explorers to come home with stories of behind the scenes experiences with our bears, owls and lumberjacks. Picnics in alpine meadows, tales of first nation dances, shelter building excursions and legends born from our mountain top lake.
What will kids learn at your camp?
From wildlife biology through behind the scenes encounters with our bears and bird demonstrations and outdoor survival skills including shelter building and mountain rescue to environmental awareness/appreciation and cultural awareness through visits with a First Nations elder.
Give us one or two quick tip(s) on how to prepare kids for camp?
Each camp option will provide a basic kit list of what campers should bring with them to camp. We also have a great FAQ section on our website covering many questions in advance. Otherwise, get ready to get outside and have some fun!
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).