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FroM DaILy ProGraMs To weeK-LonG CaMPs anD eVeryThInG In BeTween, FInD The PerFeCT ProGraM or CaMP For yoUr ChILD In ThIs hanDy reFerenCe GUIDe.

Don’t miss the 4th annual

CaMP anD ProGraM eXPo


Saturday, March 10, 2018 • 10am - 4pm

lynn vallEy cEntrE, lynn vallEy rd & Mountain hwy, north vancouvEr

LEARNING AT MULGRAVE ACADEMIC COURSES FOR GRADES 10-12 Whether you’re attending an IB School or not, all students are welcome to join our academic courses in order to better prepare you for the year ahead. If you are looking to double up your science knowledge, our credited physics course is for you! ACADEMIC BOOSTS


• Physics 11 • Pre-DP Math Prep

• Pre-DP French • Pre-DP Theory of Knowledge

MIDDLE SCHOOL ENRICHMENT COURSES FOR GRADES 7-10 Students are invited to join us for a range of day camp opportunities through which you can explore your passions and discover new ones. Spend a few days shoring up your academic skills or have fun developing a new talent. ACADEMIC BOOSTS


• Math and English • Mandarin Enhancement and YCT Preparation

• Team Building • Red Cross Babysitting • Young Moviemakers

SUMMER CAMP FUN FOR GRADES 1-6 Join Mulgrave teachers as they guide our youngest campers through activities that span academic enrichment, personal development, and plain old fun! SPORTS AND MUSIC


• Fencing • Nike Basketball: Jr. Ballers • Whitecaps U14 Soccer • Musical Theatre

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Exciting Experiments! Jewelry Workshop Marine Biology Cooking for Kids

Camps at Mulgrave are affiliated with the following organizations:

Register today at 2330 Cypress Bowl Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 Tel: 604-922-3223

It’s only March and summer seems so far away, especially in light of the recent snowfall. However, it’s never too early to start researching summer camp options for your children. On the North Shore and in nearby communities, there are so many summer camps and day vicki Magnison programs to try out different activities and help NORTH SHORE round out their experiences – visual arts, drama, NEWS SALES dance, biking, kayaking, soccer and more. There & MARKETING DIRECTOR are programs for building math or science skills or even overnight confidence booster camps! We encourage you to discover everything the advertisers in this guide have to offer, and hope to see you at the upcoming Summer Camp Expo on Saturday March 10, from 10am to 4pm, at the beautifully renovated Lynn Valley Centre. It will be the perfect opportunity to gather information and speak directly with those who are experts in providing summer fun for your kids! And who knows, maybe they will come home from camp and encourage you to go bike riding again like my kids did!



Register now for summer art camps!

Paradise Valley School of Visual Art Summer Visual Arts Camp: ages 8-12, $725 with artist in residence: M.E. Sparks

July 8 - 13

Visual Arts Studio Intensive: ages 13-18, $725 with artist in residence: Justin Ogilvie

5+ hours/day of studio art fully supervised by professional teaching staff at the Cheakamus Centre situated near Squamish. Meals, accommodation, and art supplies all included. Groups of 15 allow for individualized critique and skill development.

There are daily recreation activities including: canoeing, hiking, archery, cave exploration, a campfire sing-along and a variety of fun filled outdoor games.

Summer Day Camps will also be offered at the Artists for Kids studios in North Vancouver. Check our website for more information. Please register online, or call our office for more information. 604-903-3798 Summer Camp Guide 2018 • 3

Summer camp fun for kids “Mom, I’m so bored!” Kids love the summer, but even when the sun is shining and there’s no homework for months, they can get bored, quickly. That’s why it’s never too early to start thinking about summer camps. Fortunately, here on the North Shore, there’s a wide variety of summer camp opportunities for kids. From hockey to musical theatre and much, much more, there’s something fun and exciting for everyone.

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Academie Duello When you tell the class what you did this summer here’s something that’s sure to turn heads: I attended Knight Camp! Academie Duello offers this special summer camp that teaches students about history,

leadership, heraldry, archery, medieval games and more. The only authentic knight school for youth (ages 8-14) in Canada, this camp allows students to gain knightly skills in an engaging and safe environment. Taught by Academie Duello-trained

instructors, the camps take place inside a unique 5,000-square-foot facility in downtown Vancouver. For more information and to register: knightcamp/ or call 604-568-9907.

Artists for Kids Artists for Kids’ popular Summer Visual Arts Camp runs from July 8-13 in the Paradise Valley, near

Brackendale. Young artists between the ages of 13-18 will explore drawing, painting and printmaking with artist Justin Ogilvie. Students

work in small studio groups, guided in their production of contemporary art works by a team of art specialist teachers. All students are

encouraged to develop a body of work throughout the week that can be added to their personal portfolio. This week-long studio program is well balanced with outdoor recreation and open studio time. For more information and to register: Artists4Kids/Programs or call 604-903-3798.

Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts Does your child love to dance? The Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts is well-known for its wide range of programs, including the Professional Training Program continued on page 6

Full and Half Day Co-ed Soccer & Multisport Camps



Our weekly camps for Boys & Girls ages 5 - 13 are fun, safe and play-based. Led by our caring staff coaches in our world class indoor facility - you’re kids will love our camps.

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junior program, youth program, intermediate and advanced dance intensive. The popular programs run during the weeks of August 13-17 and August 20-24. For more information and to register: annawyman/ or call 604-926-6535.

Ava Music & Art Centre School

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(PTP), ballet, contemporary, jazz, flamenco, tap, musical theatre, and hip hop. Its

students perform all over the Lower Mainland, including the Centennial Theatre, public and private schools, and

community events. During the summer months, Anna Wyman offers a variety of dance programs: pre-primary,

For nearly two decades North Vancouver’s awardwinning Ava Music and Art Center has been providing summer camps filled with music, dance, art and film. The vibrant camps allow children of all ages to explore their creative potential while meeting new friends. Whether

Evans Lake Open House June 24, 11 am - 3 pm 6 0 4 - 2 9 4 - C A M P SUMMER CAMP

The Ultimate Summer Camp Experience * V ancouVer / S quamiSh a rea * o utdoor & F oreSt e ducation * m any a ctiVitieS i ncluding : • c anoeing , l ow r opeS • p addle - boarding , a rchery • r ock - climbing , h iking + m ore

* c o -e d c ampS F or : • y outh 8-12 yrS • J r . t een 10-14 yrS • t een 13-16 yrS • l eaderShip 14-16 yrS • a dVenture 13-16 yrS 6 • Summer Camp Guide 2018

you are new to music or an experienced young artist, Ava Music & Art Centre School is the place to be this summer for an engaging range of full-day and half-day summer camps for kids and youth.

There is something for all ages and musical abilities. For more information and to register: or call 604-990-3541.

Canlan Ice Sports For nearly two decades, Canlan Ice sports camps have helped develop great athletes, skilled players, and strong characters. Canlan Hockey Camps improve your child’s hockey skills by focusing on progression and proper technique. Participants will

learn new skills and drills in an environment that fosters sportsmanship, teamwork and – most of all – fun. Canlan Sports Camps are an excellent opportunity to develop a variety of sporting abilities and learn to work as part of a team toward a common goal. continued on page 8

Hollyburn Sailing Club SAILING CAMPS for KIDS Summer 2018

Why not give your kids a wonderful opportunity to learn how to sail— or improve their eisng skills—this summer at the Hollyburn Sailing Club ur ourses and our instrutors are all ered with CANSail the naonal training body geared to sailing dinghies Register online at for the following introdutory ourses in 2018: July 2-13 Intro to Sailing — $485

Basi — $495

Intermediate — $515

July 16-27 Intro to Sailing — $485

Basi — $495

Advaned — $525

July 30-Aug 10 Intro to Sailing — $485 Basi — $495 Basi — $495 Aug 13-24 Intro to Sailing — $485

Intermediate — $515 Advaned — $525

Classes start beginning of July—registraon opens Saturday 1st Marh 2018

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Themed multi-sport camps offer each camper the unique opportunity to learn new sports and activities while staying active. For more information and to register: camps.aspx or call 604-924-0828.

Deep Cove Kayak Spending time on the water in Deep Cove in the summertime is a must. With Deep Cove Kayak’s summer camps your child can soak up the beautiful scenery and learn to kayak or paddleboard. Choose from junior kayak camps, weekend kids camps, coastal adventure, teen adventure, private kids camps and stand up paddleboard (SUP) camps. Whatever camp you choose you can be sure your child will learn new skills, water safety, play games and have a ton of fun under the guidance of the certified instructors.

Grouse Mountain Grouse Mountain isn’t just for skiing. The mountain’s summer adventure camps allow juniors (5-7), kids (8-12)

and youth (12-16) to explore the mountain and have fun in nature. New and exciting activities will engage your child in outdoor exploration,

For more information and to register: kayak-kids/ or call 604-929-2268. animal behaviour, mountain rescue and BC culture. With distinct daily themes, each camp is united in common goals of inspiring youth to get outdoors, experience ‘only here’ activities, make friends, play, connect with nature and discover our beautiful British Columbia. For more information and to register: or call 604-980-9311. 8 • Summer Camp Guide 2018

Hollyburn Sailing Sailing is the perfect summer activity on the West Coast. West Vancouver’s Hollyburn Sailing Club offers full-day two-week summer camps taught by certified sailing coaches. Along with learning to sail, the student sailors will develop confidence, independence and teamwork skills. Sailing, seamanship and nautical skills plus boat picnics, sandcastles, field games, BBQs and even a Pirate Day will make this a summer camp to remember. The camps are open to kids ages 10-17. In partnership with BC Sailing Association, Hollyburn also offers an Optimist Sailing School for children aged 6-10. For more information and to register: training/junior-sailing/ or call 604-926-5744.

Monarch Arts Does your child love to create, dance, sing and perform? Monarch Arts & Education’s annual two-week summer camp at Presentation

House Theatre is designed for children with a genuine interest in music, art, dance and musical theatre. Students of all abilities are welcome. This season’s show, Tales of Travel, is a new trio of folk tales: Look Behind As Well As Before from the Congo, Tikki Tikki Tembo from China, and Bremen Town Musicians from Germany. Each tale is

delightfully woven together with music, storytelling, movement and images from these rich and varied cultures. Camp Monarch runs from July 9-20. For more information and to register: camp-monarch/ or call 604-723-8151.

Mulgrave From basketball and science to fun in the forest, Mulgrave’s popular summer camps for children and teens are designed to expand the boundaries of your child’s learning and summer fun. Choose from a wide variety of camps that focus on academics, arts, athletics and more. The camps run throughout the month of

July and first week of August. You can choose from full day or half-day day camps. When choosing a camp select the grade your child will be entering in the upcoming academic year. For more information and to register: summer-at-mulgrave or call 604-922-3223.


Spring Break Hockey campS MARCH 19-23 & MARCH 26-29 • HOCKEY TIPS FOR TOTS

(HalF DaY)

MAR 19 -- 23 • AGES: 4 – 6 • 8:30AM - 12:30PM

$183 + TaX


Contact us today for Information on Recreational and Competitive Programs including…

MAR 19 – 23 • AGES: 7 – 9 • 8:30AM - 4:30PM

$335 + TaX

MAR 26 – 29 • AGES: 10 – 13 • 8:30AM - 4:30PM

$270 + TaX

• SKATING, SHOOTING & SCORING CAMP MAR 19 – 23 • AGES: 10 – 13 • 8:30AM - 4:30PM

- Summer Intensive - Summer Camps - Fall Schedule

$335 + TaX

MAR 26 – 29 • AGES: 7 – 9 • 8:30AM - 4:30PM

$270 + TaX


(HalF DaY)* MAR 26 – 29 • AGES: 4 – 8 • 12:30 PM - 4:30PM

$148 + TaX

2018 youtH Hockey League

Season starts March 24th (ends June 24th). Wrap-up tourney (June 23-24), don’t miss out! Minimum 12 games & 1 evaluation. • All games played on weekends. Register for both Individual player and Team spots. Deadline to sign up is March 16th, dependent on spots remaining.

Summer campS

It’s also not too early to start planning for summer camps – our Summer Hockey & Sports Camps are now open for registration!

Half Day Program Audition by Appointment - 15+ hours in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Pointe, Lyrical, Variation, Cirque, Conditioning and more… - Touring and Performance Opportunities available - Workshops and Master Classes

Ice Sports - North Shore

604-924-0828 2411 Mount Seymour Pkwy, NorthVan

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NorTh Shore GIrlS Soccer club The North Shore Girls Soccer Club (NSGSC) offers an extra awesome lineup of summer camps for girls and boys. Choose from soccer only or a combination of soccer and other sports like basketball, tennis and swimming. Kids can register for full day camps (9:30am-3:30pm) or morning only camps (9:30am12:00pm) during any of the six camp weeks. All camps are open to kids ages 5-13 unless otherwise noted (swimming camp is 8 years and up from the date of the first day of that camp). For more information and to register: or call 604-788-5407.

ShorelINe STudIoS Shoreline Studios summer acting camps introduce students to what it takes to become a working film and TV actor – all while having a blast! Learn from different perspectives, train with some of the top-working actors in town to gain practical, comprehensive experience and knowledge in a fun, safe and supportive environment. It’s a great time to make friends, learn and explore characters, and find out more about yourself! For more information and to register: or call 604-874-9979.

pJ KIdS club Located at Ecole Pauline Johnson, PJ Kids Club has been providing programs and activities for

kids since 1981. Along with offering before and afterschool programs and French enriched Petite PJ Preschool Program, PJ Kids Club also hosts popular summer camps. The camps feature different field trips all over the Lower Mainland, and exciting adventures for children 5-11 years old. There is something for everyone, from biking, arts, crafts, soccer, cooking,

swimming, bowling, and much more. All the camps promote fun in a safe environment and help to create long-lasting friendships. For more information and to register: or call 604-926-5972.

rNb dANce RNB Dance believes that dance provides an opportunity to develop rhythm, strength, coordination, flexibility and a fluidity of motion, while building character and selfesteem. For over 25 years RNB has been providing highquality dance training to all ages, from pre-school children to adults in a wide variety of dance styles from ballet to hip-hop. This summer, RNB is offering a variety of summer camps, including: junior and intermediate camp (6-8 & 9-12 years); Magical Tales camp (4-6

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and educational summer camp programs balance opportunities for learning with ample time for play and adventure. Pick from one of the following: Youth Camp (8-12 years); Junior Teen (10-14 years); Teen Camp (13-16 years); Outdoor Adventure Kamp (13-16 years) or Leadership (14-16 years).

years); junior, intermediate and senior summer intensive (entrance by audition only); senior camp (13+); and boys only camp (8+). For more information and to register: or call 604-980-3040.

Optional add on activities are available for certain age groups and can be added during registration. For more information and to register: camp-programs/ or call 604-294-2267.

Evans Lake Evans Lake is an unspoiled and pristine mountain setting where kids and youth ages 8-16 can get their hands dirty learning about general forest management, animal conservation, stream rehabilitation, shelter building and more. Their fun

Dreams of being a Knight? At Knight Camp we take boys and girls ages 8-14 back to the medieval times! In our 5-day adventure day camp your kids will learn swordplay, martial arts, knightly virtues, history, medieval games and more! All in a fun, safe, and engaging environment.

March 19 - March 23 Or March 26 - March 30

Learn more and register at: Academie Duello 412 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC • 604-568-9907

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reasons why

summer camp is a good choice for kids Summer vacation offers students a respite from lessons and the routine of school. Children might once have eagerly awaited those final days of classes so they could lounge poolside, skip rocks across ponds and spend the long days of the season playing with friends. But many of today’s youngsters spend much of their summer vacations indoors playing with their digital devices. Perhaps that’s why one of the last vestiges of the classic summer vacation escape - summer camp - remains such a viable option for parents who want their children to get outdoors once the school year ends. Although kids needn’t be in camp all summer long, a week or two can benefit campers of all ages. The following are five reasons why summer camp might be the right fit this year.

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1 Explore talents. Summer camps help young people explore their unique interests and talents. Under an organized, yet often easygoing, camp schedule, kids can dabble in sports, arts and crafts, leadership, community support, and so many other activities that may not be fully available to them elsewhere. 2 Physical activity. Lots of camps build their itineraries around physical activities that takes place outdoors. Campers may spend their time swimming, running, hiking, playing sports, climbing, and so much more. This can be a welcome change for kids accustomed to living sedentary lifestyles. Regular physical activity has many health benefits and can set a foundation for healthy habits as an adult. 3 Gain confidence. Day and sleepaway camps offer campers the

opportunity to get comfortable in their own skin. Camps can foster activities in self-esteem by removing the academic measures of success and fill in with noncompetitive opportunities to succeed. Campers learn independence, decision-making skills and the ability to thrive outside of the shadow of their parents, siblings or other students.

4 Try new things. Camp gives children the chance to try new things, whether that’s learning to cook, exploring new environments or embracing a new sport or leisure activity. Opening oneself up to new opportunities can build character and prove enlightening for children. 5 Make new friends. Camp is a great place to meet new people and make lifelong friends. Campers flood in from areas near and far. This provides kids with a chance to expand their social circles beyond their immediate neighborhoods and schools. Camps benefit children in a variety of ways. Lessons learned in camp can strengthen values, build confidence, develop coping mechanisms when adversity strikes, and help kids make lifelong friends. ~ Metro Creative Connection

How to keep kids engaged over school breaks

As much time as kids spend in school, there will be times when they are left to their own devices, and during these times it’s easy for them to forgot classroom lessons. Sometimes called “summer learning loss” or “summer slide,” this forgetfulness sees many students fail to retain all of their lessons over prolonged breaks from school. Studies indicate that students score lower on continued on page 15

Teen Leadership and Girls Leadership Camps

NEW this summer at Deep Cove Kayak. Details of these camps and all our others at or 604.929.2268 ext 1

Guide them through self-discovery, foster their creativity. Our week-long spring acting camps for Tykes, Kids, and Teens introduce students to working in film and TV while having a blast of course!

March 19 - March 23 and March 26 - March 30

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Keep in touch with kids at camp Summer camp is an exciting way for children to spend their extended vacations from the classroom. Camps cater to various interests, including sports, crafts and even technological hobbies. Children who attend overnight camps may spend several nights away from home. Some kids take this in stride, while others, possibly away from home for the first time, may experience some homesickness. Staying in touch while the kids are at camp can help alleviate fears and show children their parents care. Camps now handle communication issues differently than they might have when today’s parents were campers. While it once common for campers to send handwritten letters or short missives home to mom and dad, technology has changed that. Today’s campers may have access to email accounts, or they even may be allowed to bring mobile phones along. This can facilitate communication, but it also may take away from the camping experience. Parents need to find a balance between what might be too little or too much contact with campers. After all, camp is kids’ chance to grow independent for a few days or weeks. 14 • Summer Camp Guide 2018

■ Learn camp rules. The camp will likely provide information regarding correspondence. Camps may permit parents to send one-way emails and regular mail, but limit campers to handwritten letters only. Determine if mobile phones are allowed or should be left at home. Knowing the rules can help parents and kids plan accordingly. ■ Pack correspondence supplies. Send kids to camp with fun papers, stickers, pens, and other crafty items. This way they’ll be inspired to write home once or twice. Provide brief lessons on how to address an envelope for campers who may not know how. ■ Check blogs and texts. Some camps may blog about campers’ progress, post information on social media or send out mass texts. These messages can reassure parents that their youngsters are doing just fine. Figure out which tech options are available from camp administrators. ■ Send a care package. Treat the campers to some supplies from home. Pack camp-approved snacks and other reminders of home. Be sure to include enough for the entire cabin and your son or daughter will be the camp star. ■ Expect some silence. If camp is going well and campers’ days are fun-filled, they may be too busy for daily correspondence. Parents may get nervous when they don’t routinely see or hear from their children, but chances are everything is going swimmingly. The camp experience is often harder on parents than children, as campers have their friends and activities to keep them busy. Brief communication may help campers grow more confident and independent.  ~ Metro Creative Connection

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standardized tests at the end of the summer compared to their performance on the same tests at the beginning of summer. Anywhere from between one to three month’s worth of educational achievement can dissipate during prolonged breaks from the classroom. To help ensure that those hard-earned lessons are not so easily forgotten, parents can help children remain intellectually engaged in various ways over school breaks. Stick to a schedule. Try to maintain a schedule similar to school, with children waking at the same time each day and going to bed at similar hours. This will make it much easier to get back into a routine when a new school year begins. Encourage reading. Set aside time for reading each day. All

it generally takes is 15 to 30 minutes of reading per day for kids to remember their vocabulary lessons and maintain their fluency and comprehension skills. Children may enjoy picking their own books rather than having a required reading list. Keep a math book handy. On long car trips or rainy days, children can do a few math problems to keep their skills sharp. This will help keep learning loss to a minimum. Math workbooks may be available at bookstores, or parents can look online or ask a teacher for a summer to-do packet. Plan educational trips. Vacations and day trips can be fun, entertaining and educational all at the same time. Science centers, museums and living history locations can bring to life information learned in the classroom, even on family vacations.

Learn at camp. Many children attend camp for a portion of their school breaks. Look for camps that do not simply babysit children, but engage them through enrichment activities. Take a class. Children and families can learn together by exploring new skills. Enroll in something educational and enjoyable, such as a music or dance class, a STEM seminar or something else that engages the mind and body. This gives everyone a chance to learn something new and have a great time together as a family. Parents and educators can reduce lesson loss over school breaks by encouraging families to remain intellectually engaged in any way they can.  ~ Metro Creative Connection 

SUMMER CAMPS @ Activities Arts & Crafts Field Trips Fun Weekly Themes Healthy Snacks

16th Annual Camp Monarch July 9 - 20, 2018

Monday to Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm for children 5 to 11 years old

Music, Art, Dance and Musical Theatre Monarch’s summer campers blend costume and set design, song, dance, percussion and narration to create a stunning final performance in a real theatre. It’ll be the most inspired fun they’ll have all summer!

Learn more and register at:

Monarch Arts Education Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver |  (604) 723-8151

Register weekly, daily or drop in available. Space is limited, so call us now! 604-926-5972 • located next to École Pauline Johnson, 1150 22nd Street, West Vancouver

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Summer Camp Guide 2018  

From daily programs to week-long camps and everything in between, find the perfect program or camp for your child on the North Shore in this...

Summer Camp Guide 2018  

From daily programs to week-long camps and everything in between, find the perfect program or camp for your child on the North Shore in this...