Summer Camps Vancouver

Find and compare Vancouver summer camps below

Camps in Vancouver and the surrounding areas of BC give local kids and teens, as well as visitors to the west coast a chance to learn new things and develop their passions. The list below includes camps in downtown Vancouver, the West End, Yaletown, and Gastown. Further down the page, we offer a variety of advice for Vancouver parents searching for the best camp for their child(ren). Read more


List of Vancouver camps and programs

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Pedalheads Bike, Swim and Sport  

British Columbia (33)

  • Sport (multi)
  • Day, Program

Pedalheads offers bike, swim, and sport programs to families across Canada. Pedalheads helps kids develop life skills, confidence, and independence through fun, safe, and engaging instruction.

  • Ages 3 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $169/week
Day, Program Coed1693-120Vancouver, Victoria, Coquitlam, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley, Richmond, Delta, Surrey, West Vancouver

Camp Ecolart  

Vancouver; West Vancouver

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

A premium summer and winter camp for boys and girls 4 to 17 years old offering more than 15 different programs in their summer overnight and day camp, and a skiing/snowboarding program in the March break camp.

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $240/week
Day, Overnight Coed2404-171Vancouver, British Columbia, West Vancouver, British Columbia

Sports Camps Canada  


  • Sport (multi)
  • Day

Our coed summer sports camps are geared toward kids ages 4-18 of all abilities and skill levels. From beginner to elite, there is a camp option for everyone. Improve Your Skills & Have SERIOUS FUN at Sports Camps Canada!

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $235/week
Day Coed2354-142Vancouver, British Columbia

InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Pacific  

Thetis Island; Vancouver

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

One of nine Inter-Varsity Camps, Pioneer Pacific offers Christian summer camp and leadership programs for kids from 7-18, and includes a wide range of activities such as sailing, archery, kayaking and more.

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $275/week
Overnight Coed, Girls2757-183Thetis Island, British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Digital Media Academy  


  • Computer (multi)
  • Day, Overnight

At Digital Media Academy, we encourage and inspire kids and teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers and engineers. Find your passion! Create the future at DMA!

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $840/week
Day, Overnight Coed8407-174Vancouver, British Columbia

YMCA of Greater Vancouver  

Vancouver; Gibsons

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight, family

There’s something about camp that brings out the best in us. Whether it’s sailing, hiking or uncovering leadership potential, YMCA's spring and summer camps provide children ages 5-17 with a memorable experience.

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $139/session
Day, Overnight, family Coed1395-175Vancouver, British Columbia, Gibsons, British Columbia

Timberline Ranch  


  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Known for its delicious, home-style food, friendly staff, beautiful, convenient location, and exceptional programs, Timberline is open all year for camps, retreats, youth groups, banquets, and conferences.

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $329/week
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls3297-166Vancouver, British Columbia

Camp Artaban  

Gambier Island

  • Adventure (multi)
  • Overnight, family

Youth call it “awesome”; adults call it “paradise”. Fun and adventure await you! Swim, boat, beach comb and wharf jump on the water. Create, sing, laugh and explore with friends new and old. We can’t wait!

  • Ages 1 to 100
  • Coed
  • from $198/session
Overnight, family Coed1981-1007Gambier Island, BC, Gambier Island, British Columbia

The-Cutting Room  


  • Art : Fashion design / Sewing
  • Day, Program

During this week-long camp, campers learn techniques in design, draping, sewing, and illustration, work on a real-world fashion project, and receive the opportunity to visit the city's most exclusive showrooms.

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $650/week
Day, Program Coed6508-168Vancouver, British Columbia

Under the GUI  

Vancouver; North Vancouver; Coquitlam

  • Computer : Computer programming
  • Day, Program

A coding school for kids, teaching Python, C#, HTML/CSS, JavaScript and Java, using, Unity3D and Visual Studio. Our summer camps include robotics, engineering, 3d printing and much more !

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $700/program
Day, Program Coed, Girls, Boys7007-179Vancouver, British Columbia, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Coquitlam, British Columbia

VEX Robotic Science Summer Game  

Richmond; Vancouver

  • Computer : Robotics
  • Day, Program, family

Two weeks robotics summer camp program for students Gr 3 to Gr 12. Will be using VEX-IQ, EDR Cortex, V5 Platform. Topics covered will include solving technical challenges, programming/coding, and robotics competition.

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $400/week
Day, Program, family Coed4007-1710Richmond, British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Sport (multi)
  • Day, Program

A multi-disciplinary paddling club offering recreational and competitive camps and after-school programs for kids of all ages and abilities all year round!

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $150/program
Day, Program Coed1507-1811Vancouver, British Columbia

Camps that bus from Vancouver

Academic Camp Canada  

Mill Bay

  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Overnight

A challenging academic Summer camp with 30 hours of learning per week, including 14 different subjects of sciences, maths and even robotics, with exciting activities and trips on a spectacular Canadian campus'!

  • Ages 12 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $6,000/3 weeks
Day, Overnight Coed600012-180Mill Bay, British Columbia

Types of camps in Vancouver

Camps in the Vancouver area come in all different shapes and sizes. Day or overnight, specialized or traditional, Vancouver camps will keep your aspiring artist, pro sports player, super scientist or adventurer busy with a variety of arts, science, technology or outdoor activities. Here’s a look at the spectrum of options available in Vancouver kids' camps:

Vancouver sports camps

These camps offer kids and teens an opportunity to meet and compete with some of the best from throughout the city. There are programs throughout Vancouver that encourage your child’s interest in specific sports such as those listed below.


Vancouver educational camp

Educational camps help kids develop skills and interest in a wide range of subjects. Select your favourite from below to find camps offering programming in that area:

Search Vancouver EDUCATION CAMPS   


Computer and technology camps in Vancouver

Kids who love tech can geek out at the camps linked to below. Select your favourite technology interest and find programming in that area.

Search Vancouver COMPUTER AND TECH CAMPS    

Camps throughout Greater Vancouver and area

Find camps in select cities and areas including the following: 



Over the summer your child will be immersed in camp life that will improve their confidence and leadership skills, among a range of other benefits.

Advantages of attending a camp in Vancouver

Camps are designed to help kids and teens be themselves, explore their passions, and learn something new, all while having fun! Whether your child is excited to go to camp to improve their skills in something they already love, or to try something completely new, there’s a Vancouver camp that will fit your family’s needs.

A side-effect of learning to be yourself is learning to get along with others. In addition to helping campers develop confidence and independence, camps give kids and teens the opportunity to be social and learn about teamwork. When campers work together and have fun as a group, friendships blossom. In fact, life-long friendships are often a result of days spent bonding at camp.

Another advantage of camp is that kids and teens living in city landscapes such as the Metro Vancouver area get to experience the great outdoors. While many camps offer indoor programming or are based in studios or computer labs, most give campers the chance to get active. Goodbye nature deficit disorder!

Learn more about the many benefits of sending a child to camp.

Finding the right camp in Vancouver

Camps in Vancouver offer kids and teens as well as families, a wide range of activities that will keep them busy, active and learning new things. For most parents, the search for a specific activity or type of camp and a convenient location are foremost in mind when considering camps. As you look closer at your options, though, we at Our Kids think there are some other questions you should ask. The following is a brief glance:

Find out how the camp troubleshoots discipline problems. What training do counselors have in dealing with bullying or related issues? How does the camp actively promote healthy, positive interaction? ‘

Knowing your own children’s needs, how do those match up with the camp’s expectations. For example, if your children are prone to shyness, can they stick together with a sibling? What level of personal independence will be expected during participation throughout the camp? 

Be clear about special provisions required for your child, or expected by the camp. For example, do they have a policy concerning allergies or special diets that will affect what snacks your child is allowed to bring? If there are children in the camp with exceptional needs, does the camp have proper staff (like EAs or PSWs) to give proper attention to those kids? 

Combine this with more information in our guide:



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