Spring break has come & gone, cherry blossoms are scattered on the ground around Vancouver and summer holidays are just around the corner! It may seem early to start planning, but many summer day camps for school age kids across the Lower Mainland are already filling up.
We’re lucky to have a wide selection of camps available for our kiddos, and below is a round-up of some of our favourites: 4Cats Arts Studio, Atlantis Swim Programs, BrainSTEM Learning, DANCEPL3Y, Heroheads Superhero Camps, Pedalheads Bike Camps & Mountain Biking, Sole Girls, Sportball, and Well Fed Studio Cooking Camps.
Once you’ve picked your camps, remember to order labels to make sure your kids’ stuff comes home each day!
To get you all set, we’re excited to introduce you to Vancouver-based Emily Press Labels. Their waterproof labels are extremely durable standing up to multiple washings and whatever kids get up to! Camp label packsinclude peel and stick clothing labels, dishwasher safe labels for camp gear and labels for all their footwear. Label everything with these labels so it all returns home again – they work like a charm for our kids!
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4CATS ARTS STUDIO SUMMER CAMPS
CITIES: Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, Tri-Cities, Fraser Valley
WHY IT’S AWESOME: 4Cats is your art community offering classes, history, parties, supplies & party planning for kids & adults. Their camps are full of amazing art projects to keep your child creating all summer long! Themes include Passion for Fashion, ART-ificial Intelligence, Heroes & Villains, and Forest Spirits, and kids create using a variety of professional materials including acrylic paint, palette knives, clay, stamps, metallic markers, watercolours, polymer clay & more!
REGISTER ONLINE: www.4cats.com
ATLANTIS SWIM PROGRAMS
AGES: 4 months+
CITIES: Vancouver, Burnaby
WHY IT’S AWESOME: Atlantis Programs has been offering swim classes to kids aged 4 months and up since 1986. They have prepared thousands and thousands of children to be safe and competent in the water so they can enjoy a lifetime of aquatic activities! They offer programs for Tots, Pre-School, Red Cross Swim Kids, Swim Club, private lessons and birthday parties. During the summer, Atlantis Programs offer once a week and weekly swim lessons, as well as 1 hour or 2 hour camps running Monday to Friday.
REGISTER ONLINE: www.pedalheads.com/AtlantisSwim
BRAINSTEM LEARNING SUMMER CAMPS
AGES: 4-6 years, 7-11 years, 12-14 years
CITIES: North Vancouver (2 locations)
WHY IT’S AWESOME: BrainSTEM Learning offers programs for children using STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) through fun/educational classes, camps, workshops & birthday parties. This summer they’re offering 9 weeks of summer camps for mornings or afternoons, or combine with Ava Music to make it a full day camp! Kids will have a blast learning STEM subjects while having fun & experimenting with different projects. Mention 2020HFE when booking to get 20% off for siblings, multiple weeks or referrals!
REGISTER ONLINE: www.brainstemlearning.ca
DANCEPL3Y SUMMER CAMPS
AGES: 3-5 years, 6-10 years
CITIES: Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford
WHY IT’S AWESOME: At DANCEPL3Y (dance-play) week-long summer camps, fantastic instructors lead kids through fun-filled days of dance, fitness & FUN. This new & innovative kids physical activity program “plays” with dance while promoting positive mental health through 3 Rules of PL3Y: Be positive.Be fun.Be yourself. Kids learn simple moves from a variety of styles – Hip Hop, Urban, Ballroom, Bollywood, Lyrical, Jazz/Funk as they meet daily physical activity requirements. Full day & half day camps available!
REGISTER ONLINE: www.pl3yinc.com
HEROHEADS SUPERHERO CAMPS
AGES: 4-8 years
CITIES: Vancouver, Burnaby, West Vancouver
WHY IT’S AWESOME: Heroheads superhero training academy for kids develops their “super powers” – balancing, throwing, catching & more! Kids challenge themselves, build confidence & work on a variety of physical skills applicable to many sports & activities. Paint archery bow & arrows, target tarps, balls, tunnels, rescue ladders, a lazer wall, balance beams and superhero themed games creates a fun, active & memorable camp. The week ends with a multi-skilled obstacle course called the Heroheads Rescue Race where superheros earn their cape & mask!
REGISTER ONLINE: www.pedalheads.com/heroheads
PEDALHEADS BIKE CAMPS
AGES: 2-12 years
CITIES: Vancouver, North Shore, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Surrey
WHY IT’S AWESOME: Pedalheads is a safe, fun and challenging learn to ride bike camp for kids 2-12. Since 1995 they have taught over 200,000 kids how to ride. Using their own Pedalheads® teaching methods, they use small classes and exceptional instructors to get your kids off of training wheels and riding. Their comprehensive program opens up a world of opportunities for a lifetime of cycling! Half day & full day camps are available throughout the summer, with the option of extended hours before and after camp.
REGISTER ONLINE: www.pedalheads.com
PEDALHEADS MOUNTAIN BIKING
CITIES: North Vancouver, Burnaby
WHY IT’S AWESOME: Pedalheads Mountain Biking (PHMB) is an instructional mountain biking program focusing on development of skills on trails for kids 4-8 & advanced levels for kids 8-15. Combining exciting adventure with the great outdoors, this unique program offers kids the opportunity to discover the fun of mountain biking & trail riding in a safe environment. During week-long camps (and spring/fall Sunday camps for older kids), experienced instructors focus on teaching trail riding skills in a fun & progressive manner so that riders of all levels ride with confidence!
REGISTER ONLINE: www.pedalheads.com/mountainbiking
SOLE GIRLS SUMMER CAMPS
AGES: 6-8 years, 9-12 years
CITIES: Vancouver Yaletown, North Vancouver, Port Moody, Maple Ridge
WHY IT’S AWESOME: It’s time for girls to build confidence, release their inner awesome, be fearlessly kind & get active! Talk friendships & bullies, and learn some tools to deal with the mean girls and that negative self talk. Find out what strong really means and how each girl is super powerful. Prepare for a super active week (indoors & outdoors) with the most awesome girls, friendships, scavenger hunts, games and confidence building.
REGISTER ONLINE: www.solegirls.org/camps
SPORTBALL MULTISPORT SUMMER CAMPS
AGES: 3-5 years, 5-8 years, 6 – 9 years
CITIES: Vancouver, North Shore, Burnaby, Richmond, Coquitlam, White Rock
WHY IT’S AWESOME: Sportball’s action-packed camps introduce children to a variety of ball sports and waterplay games and activities PLUS arts and crafts, snack time, stories, music, co-operative games and more! Camps may run indoors and outdoors, depending on the location and weather. Available in full-day or half-day sessions.
REGISTER ONLINE: www.sportball.ca/vancouver
WELL FED STUDIO SUMMER KIDS & TEEN COOKING CAMPS
AGES: 7-12 years, 13-17 years
CITIES: North Vancouver
WHY IT’S AWESOME: Calling all aspiring chefs! Do your kids love to cook or want to learn more & gain confidence in the kitchen? Well Fed Studio teaches hands on technical skills in the kitchen from qualified chefs/instructors in a safe & fun environment. They hope to develop & encourage a life long joy of cooking & experimentation with healthy & well-balance whole foods. Each Day of summer camp at Well Fed Studio focuses on a new skill & adventure in the kitchen, and all of the food prepared in the class will be eaten for lunch each day. No need to pack a lunch!
REGISTER ONLINE: www.wellfedstudio.com