Summer Camps Vancouver Island

Find and compare Vancouver Island summer camps below

Find summer camps from all across Vancouver Island, BC below, concentrated in Victoria, of course, but also including Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Parksville, smaller towns like Mill Bay and even nearby islands like Gabriola.

Varieties of Summer Camps on Vancouver Island

You’ll find many different types of programming available at Island kids' camps, with camps appealing to kids with varied interests.  Below, there are sports camps specializing in everything from soccer to bicycling. For young arts lovers, there are camps with musical theatre sessions and  other arts curricula. Science or technology camps include sessions on everything from robotics to STEM programs. And Vancouver Island is also home to several adventure-oriented camps, typically weeklong (or longer) overnight camps.

For kids from out of the area, attending an overnight camp on Vancouver Island is a special experience. This includes overnight bunking, campfires and late- night conversations that give kids memories that will last forever. Boys and girls build leadership, self-confidence and independence, among many other benefits of summer camp. You’ll also meet other kids from throughout the province and other parts of Canada and the United States.

At camp, kids also develop soft skills, in addition to gaining confidence and independence. It’s a unique opportunity to be social and learn teamwork. When campers work together and have fun as a group, new friendships blossom. In fact, life-long friendships are often a result of time spent at camp.

Another big advantage of camp is that kids and teens who rely too heavily on screens and accustomed only to cityscapes get to experience the great outdoors. Campers get active outdoors and deepen their appreciation of the beauty of the BC outdoors. Investigate camps below to get started on an adventure in learning.


In the spotlight:

  • Camping differently

    While not all children love all camps, there’s a camp for every child to love. [Read more]

  • Learning to lead

    Leadership programs, as the one at Quebec’s Camp Nominingue, can offer some of most transformative and important experiences in a young person’s life. [Read more]

List of Vancouver camps and programs

Special Needs Support: Mild    Specialized   

Pedalheads Bike, Swim and Sport   
Pedalheads offers bike, swim, and sport programs to families across Canada. We focus on developing healthy, confident, and independent kids, ages two to 12.
British Columbia (33)
Sport (multi)

  • Ages 2 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $109/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed1092-120Vancouver, Victoria, Coquitlam, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley, Richmond, Delta, Surrey, West Vancouver
Outward Bound Canada   
Est 1969. Inspiring, challenging journeys of self-discovery in the outdoors. Join an authentic, transformational adventure to see Canada at its finest, reach beyond your own boundaries, and tap in to your true potential.
Vancouver Island
Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping

  • Ages 12 to 99
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $779/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys77912-991Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Camp Qwanoes   
Camp Qwanoes is a youth-focused, high adventure Christian residential camp that exists to love kids to life like no other. Summer camps for ages 8-18 and leadership programs starting at age 15. Over 75 activities.
Vancouver Island
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed
  • Overnight, family
from $521/week
Overnight, family Coed5218-182Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Kids in the Spotlight   
Kids in the Spotlight is an evidence-based performing arts organization helping children and youth develop self-confidence, social skills, and harmonious relationships with family and friends.
Education: Musical Theatre

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $500/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, family Coed5003-183Gabriola, British Columbia
Brentwood College School Summer Camps   
Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, Brentwood College School offers focused camps for Soccer, Rugby 7s, Outdoor Pursuits, Rowing, Rock Band, Debate, and Musical Theatre for kids aged 8 to 17.
Mill Bay
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $200/week
Day, Overnight Coed2008-174Mill Bay, British Columbia
Academic Camp Canada   
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'!
Mill Bay
Education (multi)

  • Ages 12 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $6,000/3 weeks
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed600012-185Mill Bay, British Columbia


March 24, 2019
Kids in the Spotlight
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Kids in the Spotlight
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Kids in the Spotlight


November 30, 2018
Pedalheads Bike, Swim and Sport
Bikes and safe cycling for kids in Flemingdon Park
March 12, 2018
Academic Camp Canada
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