Types of kids' camps in North Vancouver
Kids’ and teens’ day and overnight camps come in two basic types: 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 focus on one activity. In links below, you’ll find those focused camps at the top of lists linked to, while below those, we list camps offering that activity.
North Vancouver sports camps
North Vancouver offers a unique blend of sports camps filled with intensive, hands-on training. Kids have opportunities to work individually and within a team. In team sports, campers gain collaboration and social skills by working with fellow enthusiastic, active kids. Of course, they also gain healthy habits. Find your child’s favourite sport in the list below and find your camp!
Education camps in North Vancouver
Educational camps help kids and teens improve in school subjects like math, science, and art. There are also options for struggling students or those seeking to further their education over the summer. One-on-one support and feedback is provided by North Vancouver’s top educators. Find educational camps near you teaching your favourite subject from the list below.
Computer and technology camps in North Vancouver
North Vancouver’s embracement of technology culture includes the tech camps linked to below. The city’s best minds are challenged at camps with activities like coding, robotics, AI, and 3D design. Kids and teens use the best tools and most advanced languages (e.g. Java and Python) to prepare them for technology careers. Find your favourite technology activity in the list below.
Arts camps in North Vancouver
Creative young minds have access to top arts camps available in North Vancouver. Subjects in performance and visual arts are explored, showcasing your child’s vast range of talents. Kids and teens practice working independently and collaboratively at art camps. Choose from the diverse activities below and find a camp you’ll love.
Exceptional needs camps in North Vancouver
North Vancouver recognizes its diverse population, offering camps with accessible learning opportunities. Kids and teens with motor, learning, and developmental disabilities are especially welcomed at camps listed below. Your child will connect deeper with peers to learn more about themselves, make meaningful memories, and gain new skills. Find camps supporting the following exceptional needs.
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Camps just outside of North Vancouver
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Summer camp benefits at a glance
North Vancouver is an ideal place for kids and teens to gain the fundamental childhood experience of camp. Here are some of the many benefits that camp has to offer:
Make incredible memories. What better way to gain new experiences and make new memories than by attending camp this summer? At camp, your child makes memories different from what they would make at school or home. Camp’s wide variety of activities give your child a chance to connect with like-minded kids from a wide area. With itineraries packed full of fun, camp is the best place for kids and teens to make memories and friendships that can last forever.
Establish healthy, balanced routines. Kids and teens pick up new skills during camp that can be easily integrated into their everyday routines. For example, sports camps inspire children to integrate physical activity into their daily lives. This ensures variety in your child’s routine, and they’re pulled away from their screens. New skills provide an outlet for kids with which they can destress and relax.
Be part of a zero pressure environment. In a pressure-free environment like camp, some kids and teens perform their best. More intensive settings like the classroom or school extracurriculars typically entail higher stakes, like competitions or even examinations. Camps require neither of these, and they’re led by supportive and encouraging leaders. Without this added pressure, kids and teens approach all camp activities with more confidence.
An easy way to experience mental health benefits. There are many ways camp benefits young children’s mental development and sustenance. Firstly, the social aspect of camp greatly affects children’s moods and how they see themselves. According to Medical News Today, it’s been shown that socializing at a young age results in a reduced depression and anxiety rate in later years. Additionally, camps often help kids and teens find something they excel in, increasing their self-esteem. Enrolling in summer camp helps your child discover unique talents (just ask Rick Mercer). Finally, camp is a great way to destress and take a break from everyday life.
Choosing the best North Vancouver camp for your child
At North Vancouver day camps, kids and teens acquire a diverse set of skills. While, of course, your child obtains skills specific to their chosen activity, they also obtain transferable skills such as responsibility, problem solving, organization, and leadership skills. These skills open many new opportunities for young children, as they’re sought-after by schools and workplaces. Day camps often appeal to younger, introverted children, as they include neither an overnight commitment nor long social activities.
Multi-disciplinary and specialised camps are both available in this BC city. At the former, kids and teens who are unsure of where their passions or talents lie have the opportunity to try out various activities in sports, arts, technology, or education. Kids enrolled in these camps often become more open-minded as a result of this flexible, packed itinerary. The latter offers a more in-depth curriculum that plunges kids and teens into their passion where they learn beginner and advanced skills by the end of camp. Often, camp sizes are smaller at these camps resulting in individualized feedback from leaders.
In your selection, be sure to consider all key elements of camp including:
- Age range
- Price, discounts, and scholarships
- Accommodations (dietary restrictions, before and after care, special needs, etc.)
It is also important to ask questions directly to camp leaders, as this clarifies any information that you need. Some questions you may ask include
- What activities does this camp offer? How are itineraries divided between activities? How much time are campers given to work and rework their projects, assignments, and challenges?
- What items are to be brought from home? What items does the camp itself provide? Will families receive a detailed packing list prior to camp?
- Are children divided into groups at camp? How is this determined?
- What is the typical camper-to-leader ratio? How do you ensure my child is receiving attentive care and feedback?
- Are camp leaders trained in First Aid, CPR, or lifeguard training? What is their most recent level of certification?
- Are background checks conducted for leaders prior to camp?
- How much experience do camp leaders have in the activity they lead? How much training do they have in leading this age group?
- How is conflict managed at camp?
- Does this camp include special needs accommodation? For which needs are campers comfortable with/trained in accommodating? Are accessible learning devices offered at camp?
Frequently Asked Questions
How many North Vancouver Camps are there?
There are 5 North Vancouver 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 North Vancouver Camps?
Fees for North Vancouver Camps range from $120 to $1,978 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.
What age do North Vancouver Camps start at?
There are programs available for children aged 2 through 18.