Summer camps in Burnaby by type
Kids’ and teens’ day and overnight camps are either traditional or specialized. A traditional multi-activity camp offers a fun, varied experience that introduces kids to a variety of topics and activities. Specialized camps, like those described below, focus on one activity. In links below, you’ll find focused camps at the top of lists linked to, while below those, we list camps offering that activity.
Burnaby sports camps
Both team and individual sports are explored at Burnaby's summer and March break camps. In team sports, kids collaborate with fellow youth from the area, gaining sportsmanship and teamwork skills in the process. A healthy competitive spirit emerges as a result, encouraging your child to pursue an active lifestyle. Find your favourite sport listed below and find camps focused on that activity.
Education camps in Burnaby
If your prospective camper is struggling in school or loves to learn, academic camps are a great choice. Learning is made fun through one-on-one lessons, challenges, games, and more. Kids and teens feel a sense of accomplishment after mastering skills in math, science, writing, and STEM. Find academically stimulating activities listed below and find camps focused on that.
Technology camps in Burnaby
Build a solid foundation for your children’s future by augmenting learning at technology camps. Kids and teens work together to solve tech challenges in robotics, engineering, programming, and STEM. Technology camp helps kids gain essential, real-world skills that open them to many academic and career opportunities. Find your ideal activity below and find related camps.
Arts camps in Burnaby
For creative minds, Burnaby has many camp options in both performance and visual art. At arts camps, Burnaby kids and teens unleash their imaginations. A mix between collaborative and independent work is found at arts camps, as kids and teens solve problems on their own and give and receive feedback from peers. Find your favourite artistic activity below and find camps focused on that.
Exceptional needs camps in Burnaby
Children with motor, developmental, or physical needs have the opportunity to take part in the essential camp experience. At special needs camps, kids and teens get support from staff and peers. They take part in activities in arts, sports, and technology. Children practice social skills and learn to regulate their emotions and behaviour. Find camps for these exceptional needs:
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Camps just outside of Burnaby
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The benefits of camp at a glance
Burnaby residents find everything they need for their child at this city’s camps. Here are some of the many benefits of sending your child to camp this year:
Promote healthy living. Camp is filled with multiple physically challenging, fun, activities that strengthen your child’s body. With these activities, kids and teens learn the importance of daily fitness and are encouraged to integrate it into their everyday routines. Traditional sports camps teach your son or daughter skills easily brought home. For example, at soccer camps, kids and teens learn how to dribble, shoot, and run, which they can practice at home or at a local park. Adventurous sports, like rock climbing or zip lining, though unable to be brought home, build kids’ endurance and strength. These skills are useful when pursuing other sports in the future.
Have fun in a screen-free environment. With technology and social media more prevalent than ever, it’s important for kids to build healthy screen habits. Camp shows kids the various ways kids and teens can have real world fun. The Mayo Clinic identifies that too much screen time can be linked to health problems (such as obesity or irregular sleep), behavioural problems (such as bad temperament or attention issues), and a decline in academic performance. Camp mitigates these effects by immersing children in device-free activities and encouraging them to be present in the moment.
A sense of accomplishment awaits. At camp, kids and teens beat numerous challenges. Games and projects give them a sense of accomplishment. This is related to ‘positive psychology,’ in which achievement is less about external recognition and more about a sense of internal validation. As kids and teens excel at camp and meet goals, they gain confidence in their talents and potential. This sense of accomplishment helps them work better in the future. At camp, your child’s victories, whether big or small, are celebrated and acknowledged, allowing them to feel supported, proud, and determined to improve.
Develop positive character traits. After sending your child to camp, you’ll notice their increased maturity. Camp helps kids build positive characteristics, such as independence, responsibility, respect, empathy, and resilience. As they have fun, meet new people, and create incredible new memories, kids and teens deepen these character traits.
Finding the best Burnaby camp for you
Burnaby is a great playground for camp. There are many day camp options in this city. Day camps are an ideal way for kids and teens to make camp memories without the commitment of overnight camp. Working and playing for up to 7 hours a day, your child acquires new life skills in their social life, independent learning, and teamwork. Young, introverted kids are ideally introduced to the experience at Burnaby’s day camps.
Camps are often divided by campers’ ages and skill levels. For young kids with minimal experience, there are beginner exercises, activities, and lessons. This ensures that they learn in a safe, age-appropriate environment. Older children learn complex skills and participate in fast-paced games and activities.
You also have a choice between virtual and in-person programs. Programs and classes are ideal options for kids and teens seeking long-term training in a specific activity. Class sizes in after-school or weekend programs are typically smaller, giving kids a chance to receive direct, personalized feedback from esteemed leaders. Unlike camps, programs and classes are more often divided by skill level and may require entrance examinations or previous experience prior to enrollment.
Be sure to consider all of the above information as you initiate your search. After considering these larger elements, begin to consider all of camp’s smaller items, such as its:
- Age range
- Activities offered
- Extra accommodations (dietary, special needs, etc.)
Knowing what you need will narrow down your search. Furthermore, never be afraid to ask questions. With contact information provided on our website, contact camp leaders directly to clarify or inquire specific information. Questions may include:
- Are campers divided into groups at camp? How is this decided?
- What are all the activities offered at this camp? What does a typical day look like?
- What is the average camper-to-leader ratio? How do you ensure my child receives fair attention?
- What safety precautions do you have in place in case of an injury? How do you deal with injuries?
- Does this camp offer any further financial assistance? What scholarships or discounts are you affiliated with? What is your preferred payment method?
- Can the camp provide testimonials from previous families?
- What extra support do you provide (i.e dietary accommodations, special needs accommodations, before and after care)?
- How are camp leaders trained before camp? Do some or all leaders have training in First Aid, CPR, or lifeguarding?
Frequently Asked Questions
How many Burnaby camps are there?
There are 2 Burnaby camps that are Our Kids trusted members. Use the filters to narrow options by age or type, then click on each organization to read reviews, browse program schedules, and access registration details.
What are the fees to attend Burnaby camps?
Fees for Burnaby camps range from $120 to $600 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.
What age do Burnaby camps start at?
There are programs available for children aged 2 through 18.