Vancouver’s best summer camps for kids

Summer really can feel endless when you have a pack of high-energy kids to entertain. Keep your young ones busy (and out of your hair) in one of Vancouver’s many summer day camps. They can make new friends, learn new skills and discover new passions in the city they love. Here are the best summer camps in Vancouver.

YMCA Of Greater Vancouver

300-5055 Joyce St, Vancouver, BC V5R 6B2

The YMCA has a long history of helping kids and teens achieve a healthy and active lifestyle. Their values-based urban day camps promise new friendships, physical activity and personal growth. Let your children make the best of their summers in one of the YMCA’s many summer programs across the city.

St George's School

W, 4175 29Th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6S 1V1

This world-class boys’ university-prep school transforms into a mega-camp for the summer months. Their extensive programming encompasses everything from robotics to graphic design and all varieties of sports. The school offers day camps or full-service boarding programs. Boys and girls are welcome in all programs.

Northland At Grouse LP

6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, BC V7R 4K9

Just a 15-minute drive from downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain embodies B.C. culture at its finest. Summer campers discover wilderness, adventure and nature while exploring the great outdoors with trained leaders. The camps are a behind-the-scenes experience in a beloved mountain park. Support the budding young rangers in your family and sign them up soon.

Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre

845 Avison Way, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2

Connect your children to the natural world without leaving the city limits at the Vancouver Aquarium. Aquacamps offer exciting and engaging ways to learn about local and exotic animals, ocean eco-systems and sustainability. Pack a healthy bag lunch for your little one and get ready for a week of organized hands-on activities and marine-inspired crafts.

Arts Umbrella

1286 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8

Immerse your kids in an intensive arts-focused learning experience at this not-for-profit arts education centre. Their hands-on theatre, dance, and visual and digital arts programs offer opportunities for creative discovery and fun. Youth classes are available for kids between the ages of 12 and 19 at locations around metro Vancouver.

UBC Camps

6160 Thunderbird Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

A summer camp at the province’s best university is bound to make an impression on your kids. UBC’s high quality sports, arts and adventure camps are a popular choice for Vancouver kids looking to expand their extracurricular horizons. Sign up for morning or afternoon programs, or custom-build a full day of learning for those bright young minds.

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