Summer camps in Langley, along with March break and year-round programs, offer kids a variety of experiences. Discover a wide variety of activities to enjoy, described below. Links below go to our advanced search. Lists there offer camps focused on that activity at the top, while below those, you’ll find camps offering that activity.
Langley sports camps
Langley has much to offer active youth. Kids and teens increase their body strength, endurance levels, and more at sports camps focused on team or individual sports activities. Team sports build good cooperation, while individual sports challenge children’s judgement and strategy skills. Find your favourite sport below and find camps focused on it.
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The Benefits of Attending Camp
Langley camps give kids great memories and are an essential life experience. Here’s a look at some benefits of sending your child to camp:
Find a sense of belonging. Kids and teens mingle, practice interpersonal skills, and make new friends at camp. They develop a unique sense of belonging not found anywhere else. Kids mix with others of varying ages, skill levels, interests, and backgrounds. As a result, your child will find people they connect with and feel supported by.
Become confident. Camp activities break kids and teens out of their comfort zone, challenging them to discover new skills, overcome obstacles, and accomplish fun goals. Kids and teens learn to recognize their potential and discover new things they love. They acquire a diverse new set of skills in the process and gain confidence in approaching new activities.
An ideal space to build trust. Kids and teens work, play, and live independently at summer camp. Without parental supervision, kids make decisions, solve problems, maintain routines, and learn to stay true to themselves all on their own. They learn to trust themselves, growing in independence, resilience, and other important character traits.
Time to unplug. Technology and social media dominate kids’ lives all too often, and building strict screen habits is essential to their growth, development, and mental health. Studies show that high screen-times are linked to increases in child obesity, and it negatively affects children’s focus and sleep patterns. Camp’s many screen-free activities offer a healthy alternative.
Selecting the Best Camp for Your Child
In our list above, you’ll find many day and overnight camp options. At day camps, kids and teens work and play together for up to 7 hours a day, taking part in a diverse range of sports, arts, tech, and education activities. First-time campers are best suited to day camps, and shy kids practice interpersonal skills here.
Overnight camps are more adventurous, including activities like ropes courses, nature hikes, horseback riding, and more. In the evening, kids and teens come together for movies, bonfires, or late night games. This experience fosters deep-seated independence, resilience, responsibility, and other personal growth for kids.
After-school and weekend programs and classes can extend to a full year. For kids and teens interested in mastering a specific skill, programs offer in-depth learning, gaining skills that will benefit them both academically and professionally.
Before you search, create a camp wishlist to help you organize your needs and goals. Possible wishlist elements might be based on:
- Age (Are you looking for an age-specific or mixed age curriculum?)
- Price (How much are you willing to spend? Does the camp provide further financial aid?)
- Location (How many locations does this camp have in Langley? How far are you willing to travel?)
- Activities (What activities interest your child? What activities teach them life skills?
Questions to ask Langley camps
After narrowing down your search with these essential elements in mind, it is recommended that families contact camp leaders directly to inquire about missing or unclear information. Possible questions include:
- What is the average capacity of the camp?
- When does enrollment start and end?
- Does this camp offer any further financial support (i.e scholarships, discounts)?
- Does this camp provide support for children with special needs or medical conditions? How are they supported? Are counsellors experienced with supervising children with needs?
- Do leaders participate in training prior to camp? Are any leaders certified in CPR, lifeguard training, or First Aid?
- How are days split between activities?
- What is the camper to leader ratio? Does my child receive individualized attention at this camp? How do you ensure my child receives fair attention?
- Can you provide testimonials from previous families?