Metro Vancouver Summer Day Camps Guide & Giveaways 2017

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Looking for Metro Vancouver summer day camps that will spark your child’s imagination, sense of wonder and adventure? Luckily for us, this area is full of fantastic providers that offer all kinds of healthy, active, educational summer day camps. We have rounded up some of our favourites in our annual Summer Day Camp Guide below, and we’re also giving away a day camp enrollment prize for each of them in our 2018 Healthy Family Expo Facebook Event  from May 29- June 2, 2017. To ENTER the giveaways just visit our Healthy Family Expo 2018 Facebook Event and click “GOING”. Then watch for giveaway posts every morning from May 29- June 2.

Once you’ve registered for camps, remember to order labels to make sure your kids’ stuff comes home each day! Canadian-based Mabel’s Labels has you covered with their specially designed Day Camp Label Pack. This value-packed collection of waterproof labels and tags has everything needed to avoid mix-ups and lost items at busy day camps this summer. They’re extremely durable, they’re laundry, dishwasher and microwave safe – and they’re 100% guaranteed. Make sure everything from clothes & footwear to backpacks & sports gear returns back home. Labels can be easily ordered online and shipping is free within Canada!

Mabel’s Labels designs, manufactures, markets & sells stylish waterproof labels and tags to identify personal belongings. Initially focused on “labels for the stuff kids lose!”®, they’ve expanded their product line to feature child safety products, household labels, seasonal items, seniors labels & sports labels products. They sell directly to consumers worldwide through mabelslabels.com and across North America via fundraisers at schools, daycares, camps & other organizations.

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METRO VANCOUVER
SUMMER DAY CAMPS GUIDE

Vancouver Summer Day Camps
CYPRESS MOUNTAIN
SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMPS

Suitable Ages: 9-12

Location: West Vancouver

Why They’re Awesome: Go wild this summer with Cypress Mountain camps! Their Wilderness Explorer Camp gives children an introduction to camp craft and outdoor skills. Activities include forest games, nature hikes, shelter building, outdoor cooking and ecology (pond studies, plant and tree identification, animal tracks & more), and lunch can be included for a fee. Participants in this program will develop a solid foundation of skills for future participation in the Outdoor Leadership Program.

Website: www.cypressmountain.com/hollyburncamps
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: One week of summer camp (up to $349 value), plus a Day Camp Label Pack from Mabel’s Labels ($19.95 value)

Vancouver Summer Day Camps
PEDALHEADS
MOUNTAIN BIKING CAMPS

Suitable Ages: 4-8 and 8-15

Location: North Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam

Why They’re Awesome: Combining exciting adventure with the great outdoors, this unique program offers girls and boys the opportunity to discover the fun of mountain biking in a safe, supervised environment. Pedalheads Mountain Biking is an instructional mountain biking program with small class sizes (6-1), that focuses on the development of various mountain biking skills such as riding on various terrain, hover stands, jumps, lifts, drops and dismounts. During their week-long camps, experienced instructors focus on teaching trail riding skills in a fun & progressive manner, enhancing the confidence & technical skills.

Websitewww.pedalheads.com/Camp
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: One week of mountain biking camp (half day option)  ($219 value), plus a Day Camp Label Pack from Mabel’s Labels ($19.95 value)

Vancouver Summer Day Camps
THE WORLD OF KIDTROPOLIS
SUMMER CAMPS

Suitable Ages: 5-10

Location: Richmond

Why They’re Awesome: This summer, let your child experience camps like no other at Kidtropolis! They are taking imagination to the next level and your child will be able to partake in various fun hands-on educational activities ranging from the sciences, to the arts and everything in between! At Kidtropolis Summer Camps, children are encouraged to use their imagination and have lots of fun. Every day of the camp, your child will experience what it’s like to be a real firefighter, police officer, actor, news anchor, chef, teacher, doctor and more. Your child will use their imagination to the fullest extent!

Website: www.kidtropolis.ca/kidscamp
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: One week of summer camp ($250 value), plus a Day Camp Label Pack from Mabel’s Labels ($19.95 value)

Vancouver Summer Day Camps
SPORTBALL
MULTISPORT CAMPS

Suitable Ages: 2-12

Locations: Vancouver, Coquitlam, Burnaby, North Shore, Surrey, Richmond, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford

Why They’re Awesome: Sportball’s action-packed camps introduce children to a variety of ball sports and activities PLUS co-operative games, arts and crafts, snack time, stories, waterplay games, music, and more! Camps may run indoors and outdoors depending on the location, and are available in full-day or half-day sessions across Metro Vancouver.

Website: www.sportball.ca/vancouver
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: One week of Sportball Multisport Half Day Camp (up to $200 value), plus a Day Camp Label Pack from Mabel’s Labels ($19.95 value)

Vancouver Summer Day Camps
SOLE GIRLS
SUMMER CAMPS

Suitable Ages6-8 and 8-12

Locations: North Vancouver, Vancouver, Maple Ridge, Port Moody, Delta and South Surrey

Why They’re Awesome: Sole Girls is a fun camp that combines empowering games, powerful discussion and mentorship to build confidence! Girls learn life skills, confidence, being responsible and being healthy in a safe and interactive environment. They will also learn how to be a positive peer, make new friends and goal set as part of an active lifestyle. Camp includes Sole Girls water bottle, running games, activities, yoga, hiking scavenger hunts, cheering and dancing. Come learn to sparkle, be fearless and healthy!

Websitewww.solegirls.org/camps
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: One week of summer camp ($300 value), plus a Day Camp Label Pack from Mabel’s Labels ($19.95 value)

Vancouver Summer Day Camps
ARBUTUS MUSIC ACADEMY
“HELLO VIOLIN” CAMPS

Suitable Ages: 3-15

Location: Vancouver (Kerrisdale)

Why They’re Awesome: Kids can take their musical skills to new heights with summer camps at Arbutus Music Academy! At their exclusive “Hello,Violin!” summer camp, kids learn basic violin posture, how to play Kodaly games and even present a mini-recital for parents! Check out their website to find out more about their exciting camps and classes on offer this summer, including: “Hello,Violin!”, “Suzuki Mini Camp”,”Summer Chamber Music” and much more!

Websitewww.arbutusmusicacademy.com
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: One week enrollment in “Hello violin!” summer camp ($150 value), plus a Day Camp Label Pack from Mabel’s Labels ($19.95 value)

Vancouver Summer Day Camps
WELL FED STUDIO
COOKING CAMPS

Suitable Ages: 7-12 and 13 -18

Location: North Vancouver

Why They’re Awesome: Calling all Aspiring Chefs! Well Fed is excited to bring back their very popular Summer Kids/Teens Cooking Camps. For July they will be running their Body and Brain Series including recipes like Play Fuel Bars (make your own snacks for school and sports), Cool Crunchy Noodle Salad, Roasted Chicken Sandwiches, learn how to sprout your own legumes, and much much more. A new menu starts on July 28th and runs throughout August. Well Fed’s recipes are well-balanced, from scratch and use whole foods. Each day at the Well Fed Studio will focus on a new skill and adventure in the kitchen. All of the food prepared in the class will be eaten for lunch each day, so no need to pack a lunch!

Websitewww.wellfedstudio.com
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: Meals To Go 4 Entrees (2-3 servings each) – your choices for pick up from their North Vancouver studio ($78 value), plus a Day Camp Label Pack from Mabel’s Labels ($19.95 value)

Vancouver Summer Day Camps
CLIMB BASE5
SUMMER CAMPS

Suitable Ages: 7-15

Party Location: Coquitlam

Why They’re Awesome: Climb Base5 offers (3) three exciting summer programs with inspiring coaches, a safe environment, expert guidance and crazy fun. The week-long “Half-day Climbing FUNdamental” camps cover learning the basics of managing climbing safety systems and provides instruction and coaching on the basics of climbing movement. The week-long “Full-day Climbing + Cycling” camp from July 31st – August 4th offers a great intro to climbing & multi-discipline biking, combining both indoor & outdoor activities in association with Cycling BC’s iRide program. And lastly their most popular week-long full day Climbing + Gymnastics camp joins forces with Club Aviva gymnastics. All camps are packed with fun and games surely to create lasting memories.

Website: www.climbbase5.com

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: One week of half day Climbing Fundamentals Camp for one child ($225 value), plus a Day Camp Label Pack from Mabel’s Labels ($19.95 value)

Vancouver Summer Day Camps
YMCA
SUMMER CAMPS

Suitable Ages: 5-17

Location: Vancouver, Surrey, White Rock, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, Richmond, Gibsons (Sunshine Coast)

Why They’re Awesome: Friendships. Self-exploration. Leadership. It all starts at YMCA summer camps. For more than 100 years, the YMCA has been providing kids with memorable experiences through its wide range of day, overnight and specialty camps. Whether it’s learning the basics of sailing, navigating a ropes course or gaining the skills needed to become a leader in the community, the YMCA will help your kids reach their potential—and have lots of fun along the way.

Websitegv.ymca.ca/camps
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: One week enrollment in a YMCA summer day camp (up to $155 value), plus a Day Camp Label Pack from Mabel’s Labels ($19.95 value)

Vancouver Summer Day Camps
DANCING WITH LIFE
LEADERSHIP CAMPS

Suitable Ages: 10– 15

Party Locations: Vancouver, North Vancouver, Langley, Kitsilano, East Vancouver

Why They’re Awesome: Dancing with Life brings the summer dance party! A camp for girls ages 10-15 that helps support them feeling confident in who they are, trying new activities such as dancing, yoga, creative writing and goal setting, nature exploration, games, ultimate frisbee and trying new activities. This camp is about having a fun summer experience that creates healthy friendships, positive mental, emotional support systems and helps tween and teen girls navigate life in a fun, positive, playful way! Register before May 30th for a $50 discount.

Websitewww.dancingwlife.com
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Facebook Prize:  One full week of summer camp ($300 value), plus a Day Camp Label Pack from Mabel’s Labels ($19.95 value)

Vancouver Summer Day Camps
ARTMANIA
SUMMER CAMPS

Suitable Ages: 4-8  and  9-15

Locations:  West Vancouver (Dundarave)

Why They’re Awesome: Artmania offers fun and exciting art classes for children & adults, and their summer camps are a blast! Artist adventures start from their home base at their storefront studio and gallery in the heart of West Vancouver’s beautiful Dundarave Village.  This gorgeous waterfront studio provides the creative setting for a hands on art experience through classes and outdoor exploration. Artmania summer camps are designed to include a wide variety of mediums and have the children bring home wonderful pieces for their home gallery.

Website: www.artmaniabc.ca
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: One week of art camp ($200 value), plus a Day Camp Label Pack from Mabel’s Labels ($19.95 value)

Vancouver Summer Day Camps
BRAINSTEM LEARNING
SUMMER CAMPS

Suitable Ages:  4-6, 7-11, 12-14

Locations: North Vancouver

Why They’re Awesome: BrainSTEM Learning® wants your kids to have fun and enjoy their summer like never before, using science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a creative and fun way. Their week-long camps run all summer for half day or full day sessions. All required materials are included. Use code HFE25 for $25 off a half day camp, and HFE50 for $50 off a full day camp!

Website: www.brainstemlearning.ca/programs
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: Your choice of a two week half-day camp or a one week full-day camp ($540 value), plus a Day Camp Label Pack from Mabel’s Labels ($19.95 value)

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