Summer vacation will be upon us sooner than you think. If you’re starting to wonder how you’ll be filling up your kids’ vacay schedule, now would be a great time to look into YMCA Summer Camps! The YMCA has been providing camps for more than 100 years to help children and youth build confidence, leadership skills and environmental awareness. YMCA Campsprovide kids with incredible experiences that help them grow in confidence, discover their leadership abilities and develop the skills needed to reach their potential.
There are two different types being offered this summer: Day Camps and Overnight Camp.
If you’re looking for a FREE, fun, family-friendly event in Vancouver this summer, check out River District‘s Savour Summer Festival. Back for its second year, Savour Summer will take place over three Saturday’s over the summer: July 13, August 10 and September 7.
Located in River District’s Town Centre (at Marine Way and River District Crossing), the Savour Summer Festival has an impressive lineup of fun events for all ages.
Proudly showcasing BC talent, River District’s Savour Summer will be a fun-filled first event. There will be so much for fun the whole family on July 13th! This free family event includes live music, interactive entertainment, giveaways, prizes and local food trucks. A few of River District’s retailers will also participate with special offers, activities for kids and giveaways – you won’t want to miss local favourite Yeeri The Magician, the music and all the free fun!
For more information about River District’s Savour Summer Festival, click here.
If you’re looking for a healthy and easy summer treat, Nutrition Blooms has got you covered with this delicious Chia Seed Pudding with Cherry Sauce recipe.
Chia seeds have become a popular functional food as it contains gluten free protein and is nutrient dense. This recipe allows you to have an easy, delicious and nutrient dense breakfast or snack available throughout day while working with your busy schedule.
Us yoyomamas (and dads) do the best we can to make sure our kids have things to do during summer vacation. But there are always a few days spread around the break where the dreaded B-word rears its ugly head (“I’m Bored!”). If your kids have an insatiable hunger for fun experiences, then we recommend PJ Kids Club this summer! PJ Kids Club is a non-profit organization that has offered programs for children on the North Shore since 1981. They’re looking forward to hosting another round of fun-packed summer camps that kids of all ages (Kindergarten to Grade 7) will love! PJ Kids Club’s Summer Camps are perfect for kids who love being out and about in the summertime! For more information, check out pjkidsclub.com.
Summer is just around the corner. And while usually parents usually limit their kids video game and YouTube watching during summer vacation, we think there might be a better way to channel their screen time into something educational and career-building!
Since 2015, Level Up has introduced close to 10,000 students to computer programming. They engage students in supplemental Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education, giving them the skills and motivation they need to succeed in life.
Level Up is excited to be offering these camps for computer-loving kids aged 7 to 16 years old at both their Surrey and Burnaby locations. For more information, visit levelupkids.ca.
Summer is coming up faster than a snow cone on a hot sidewalk! If you’re on the hunt for summer break ideas, City of Surrey’s Recreation Surrey is your headquarters for summer fun and adventure! With over 50 full-day, half-day or 2-hour camps across the city to choose from, you’re bound to find something that your summer busybodies will enjoy! The City of Surrey has day camps located across the city at 30 different locations. Make sure to check out surrey.ca/daycamps for detailed program information and costs.
Does your home feel like a three-ring circus sometimes? If your kids love tumbling and bouncing around the beds and sofa cushions, then it might be wise to check out the Summer Camps at CircusWest! Since 1984, CircusWest is a not for profit registered charity that helps children, teens, and adults develop skills in circus arts and performance, while increasing their fitness and self-confidence in a safe and fun environment.
This will definitely beat being the Ringmaster of your own household big top! For more information, check out circuswest.com.
Is your backyard often transformed into a makeshift skatepark? Do you find your kids challenging gravity (while testing your limits) on their scooters or skateboards? If you have a young adrenaline junkie living in your home, then you should definitely check out Evolve Camps’ upcoming scooter and skateboard summer camps.
For over a decade Evolve Camps has helped kids across Canada develop action sports skills (BMX, surfing, skateboarding and more) with qualified, dedicated instructors. Kids will build confidence and feel empowered, while learning cool, adventurous skills in a fun and safe environment.
If you’re looking for some fun activities this summer that won’t break the bank, make sure to put the Burnaby Village Museum on your summer bucket list!
This year, the Burnaby Village Museum is excited to launch a new exhibition called Across the Pacific, which features stories, photographs, and artifacts illustrating the history and legacy of Chinese migration to Burnaby from the 1880s to 1970s. Visitors can experience the stories of Burnaby’s Chinese-Canadian families in English, Chinese and Cantonese village dialect.
With summer upon us, it’s time to think about camps for our kids.
There’s no better way to keep their minds alert and their skills fresh than learning how to code.
TechUpKids will help your children get excited about learning to code. Not to mention, their programs help kids make the switch from consuming computer programs to creating them. And when you register at TechUpKids, 2 children from same family will get 5% discount in fees for each.
In a fun and enriching environment, summer camps at TechUpKids use experiential learning to develop code and explore kid-friendly programming tools, such as Scratch.
Check out TechUpKids’ summer camps in Vancouver that inspire children to build their very own first programs and go on to learning other programming languages.