Photo Credit: Grouse Mountain
Just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain kids’ and teens’ camps encourage outdoor exploration with hands on learning and activities every day. Campers will enjoy outdoor exploration, animal behavior, mountain rescue, archery, shelter building, hikes, and more. Campers get exclusive behind the scenes access to meet some of Grouse’s famous animals, including their resident Owl. Their Junior Camps are for 5-7 year olds; Kids Camps are for 8-12 year olds; Youth Programs are for 12-15 year olds; and their Leaders in Training Camps are for 14-16 year olds. Single day camps start at just $60.
Find more details about the camp and its activities, visit their website.
Valley Wake Park
Wakeboarding camp at Valley Wake Park, for 7-12-year-olds, is an introduction to wakeboarding—a fun and cool way to enjoy the water this summer. Valley Wake Park is a “boatless” approach as riders are pulled on a cable system back and forth across the lake. Riders will be able to progress from basic riding to jumping obstacles, riding rails, 360 turns and more. No prior experience is necessary but it is recommended to book soon as this popular camp books up quick! Learn more here
Family Learn-to-Camp Weekends at Fort Langley National Historic Site
Thinking about learning how to camp? This year Parks Canada and MEC are teaming up to teach people how to camp! There are two weekends in June to choose from where you and your family can head to the Fort Langley National Historic Site and learn how to pitch a tent, build a campfire, learn outdoor recreation safety skills and camp cooking skills. Plus, you get to stay overnight at the Fort in the tent that you and your family learn to put up! Meals and some of the equipment is included.
For more information and to register, click here.
Since 1923 kids have been heading to Gambier Island to take part in summer camps. A short 20 minute water taxi ride from Horseshoe Bay, Camp Fircom offers a variety of camps for kids ages 5-17, family camps, as well as moms & kids and dads & kids camps. Campers will take part in many traditional summer camp activities including: archery, canoeing, kayaking, arts and crafts, skit nights, overnight out-trips, and singing and s’mores around the campfire.
To find out more detailed information and to register for camp, click here.
Mt. Seymour Eco-Adventure Camp