summer camp guide 2018

Summer Camp Guide 2018

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It’s time for our annual Metro Vancouver summer camp guide and time for you to start planning the best summer ever! We’ve got the inside scoop on great summer camps covering everything from cooking classes, musical theatre, and circus arts, to LEGO building and pioneer adventures. There are video game and mobile app development camps, overnight camps, outdoor camps, plus arts and crafts camps too. You’ll find something for every kid.


Well Fed Cooking Camps

Well Fed Cooking Camps

For a fun and interactive summer break camp for aspiring young chefs, check out Well Fed’s Kids Cooking Camps. Each Day at the Well Fed Studio will focus on a new skill and adventure in the kitchen. For kids aged 7 – 12 and teens. More details…


The Stage New Westminster

If your kiddo lives by the mantra that “all the world’s a stage”, they’ll love a musical theatre summer camp with The Stage New Westminster! Each week, students will participate in creating a musical theatre production including everything from singing, acting and dancing to costumes, set & props design and production! For kids 6 – 13. More details…



  • YMCA of Greater Vancouver

    With more than 20 camp locations throughout the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Sunshine Coast the YMCA has the perfect summer camp for your kids. Whether it’s leadership development, sailing, golf, day camp or outdoor adventure, YMCA’s camps are as diverse as the kids they welcome each year. They also have overnight camps too! Your kids will build lasting connections and create lifelong friendships at a YMCA summer camp. For kids ages 5-17. More details…


  • Bricks 4 Kidz Vancouver & Richmond

    Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Break Camps have the perfect programs for your LEGO-lover to expand their horizons. Their hands-on curriculum encourages a fun and collaborative environment. Exciting camp themes run the gamut from robotics to superheroes, so there’s something for every kid. If your child loves LEGO and building, this is a great camp for them! For kids aged 5 – 12. More details…


  • Burnaby Village Museum

    This summer break, head to where history comes to life – Burnaby Village Museum, where your kids will play heritage games and get back to the basics of summer fun. Each camp has a specially designed theme aimed at a specific age group to maximize summer fun! For kids aged 5 – 12. More details…


  • Vancouver Circus School

    Run away and join the circus with high-flying Aerial Silks, beyond bouncy Trampolines, gloriously goofy Juggling Props, and more! These unique summer day camps are open to all fitness levels and abilities. For kids ages 6-16. More details…


  • The City of Surrey Day Camps

    The City of Surrey is your headquarters for summer fun and adventure with over 50 conveniently located daily and weekly summer day camps. Kids 3-18 can take part in a wide variety of camps focusing on everything from arts and crafts to sports to video game design. More details…


  • Level UP Kids

    Give your child a real academic advantage and a bright future by introducing them to Computer Science at a Level UP Kids Camp. They’ll learn coding skills while having a ton of fun! It’s a great way to prepare for their future. The unique programs at Level UP Kids teach vital skills like problem solving, abstract and quantitative reasoning, mathematics modeling, strategic thinking, precision, and attention to detail. For kids 7 to 15. More details…

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    The Happening Dance

    This summer let your kids dance their hearts out at a fun and challenging dance summer camp at THE HAPPENING – Vancouver’s newest and most innovative dance studio for kids! Beginner classes are great for new dancers or kids with a year or two dance experience, while intermediate and advanced classes will take your experienced dancers to new levels. For kids ages 4 – 8. More details…

  • KEY Education

    Looking to boost your kiddo’s brainpower this summer? KEY Education summer camps range from recreational to STEM to intensive academics. Camps are offered in a multicultural setting and have been created for kids of all ages. Camps are designed and taught by experts in their field, like robotics coach Scott Morgan, and Chess Master, Tony Deline. KEY Education helps students make the most out of their education by cultivating a love of learning and empowering them to make informed educational choices. For ages 3 – 18. More details…

  • TechUpKids Vancouver

    TechUpKids Vancouver makes it their goal to inspire kids to code. Through their fun and educational summer camps, kids will be inspired in a hands-on learning environment. They will create their own games and programs while learning concepts of programming and problem solving. For kids ages 8-14. More details

This round-up of great summer camps for kids is brought to you by some of our amazing sponsors and advertisers. Their support – and yours – is what allows us to keep yoyomama-ing!

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4 Comment
  1. Kareen McCaughan 7 months ago

    I watched your presentation this morning, April 7, on Global TV and was impressed by your list of summer camps for kids. I didn’t write down the list as I expected that I would be able to find them on your website. However, your site doesn’t contain the list presented on Global this morning. Please let me know where I can obtain this list for my grandkids.

  2. Karen 7 months ago

    It is so sad with these high prices only rich children can go to these camps
    Karen

  3. Michelle Hughes 6 months ago

    Hi Karen, there are several camps that offer financial assistance, and payment plans. There are also grants offered by a number of organizations to make sure every kid has a chance to go to summer camp. We’ve also outlined a few ways to find affordable summer camps here – https://yoyomama.ca/top-tips-for-finding-an-affordable-summer-camp/ Hope that helps!

  4. Michelle Hughes 6 months ago

    Hi Kareen, you can find the list here – https://yoyomama.ca/global-news-morning-summer-camp-ideas/ my apologies for the delay in posting, we were waiting on the clip from Global News Morning. Hope your grandkids find a camp they love.

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