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Calling All Aspiring Chefs! BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND...

Kids & Teens Summer Cooking Camps Interested in booking your child? Week long camps run: July 8th | age 7 - 12 ■ July 12th | age 7-12 ■ July 22nd | teen age 13 -17 ■ July 29th | age 7-12 ■ Aug 6th | age 7 -12 ■ Aug 12th | age 7- 12 ■ Aug 19th | teen age 13- 17 ■ Aug 26th | age 7 - 12 ■

At our studio we teach technical skills in the kitchen from qualified instructors in a safe and fun environment. We hope to develop and encourage a life long joy of cooking and experimentation with healthy, whole ingredients. info@wellfedstudio.com wellfedstudio.com 604.971.4756

Register now for 2019 summer art camps!

Paradise Valley School of Visual Art

July 2 - 6 and July 7 - 12

Summer Visual Arts Camp, July 7 - 12: ages 8-12, $725 with artist in residence: Vanessa Lam

Visual Arts Studio Intensive, July 2 - 6: ages 13-18, $725 with artist in residence: Tiko Kerr

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.

www.gordonsmithgallery.ca 604-903-3798

Happy campers abound ... It’s mid-April already, and while summer seems so far away still, it’s never too early to start researching summer camp options for your children. On the North Shore and in nearby communities, there NORTH SHORE are so many summer camps NEWS SALES and day programs that provide & MARKETING DIRECTOR opportunities for your children to try out different activities and help round out their experiences. Visual and performing arts, drama, dance, biking, kayaking, soccer and so much more. There are programs for building math, science or language skills and weeklong, overnight confidence-boosting camps. Vicki Magnison

We encourage you to discover everything the advertisers in this guide have to offer. And who knows, maybe your children will come home from camp and encourage you to go bike riding again like my kids did!

Hollyburn Sailing Club SAILING CAMPS FOR KIDS SUMMER 2019 Why not give your kids a wonderful opportunity to learn how to sail – or improve their existing skills – this summer at the Hollyburn Sailing Club. Our courses and our instructors are all certified with CANSail, the national training body geared to sailing dinghies. Register online at www.hollyburnsailingclub.ca for the following introductory courses in 2019: July 2-12

Intro to Sailing $510

Basic $515

Intermediate $520

July 15-26

Intro to Sailing $525

Basic $535

Advanced $545

July 29-Aug 9

Intro to Sailing $510

Basic $515

Intermediate $520

Aug 12-23

Intro to Sailing $525

Basic $535

Advanced $545

All Weeks

Race (CanSail 5&6) $280 per week

CLASSES START BEGINNING OF JULY Registration is open now!

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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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ARTISTS FOR KIDS Artists for Kids’ popular Summer Visual Arts Camp runs from July 2-6 (ages 1318; artist in residence: Tiko Kerr) and July 7-12 (ages 8-12; artist in residence: Vanessa Lam) in the Paradise Valley, near Brackendale. 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: gordonsmithgallery.ca/ Artists4Kids/Programs or call 604-903-3798

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

allow mini explorers (3-5), juniors (5-7), kids (8-12) and youth (12-14) to explore the mountain and have fun in nature. New and exciting activities will engage your child in outdoor exploration, 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 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. Themed multi-sport camps offer each camper the unique opportunity to learn new sports and activities while staying active.

discover our beautiful British Columbia. For more information and to register: grousemountain.com/camps or call 604-980-9311

HOLLYBURN SAILING Sailing is the perfect summer activity on the West Coast. West Vancouver’s Hollyburn Sailing Club offers full-day CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

For more information and to register: icesports.com/northshore/ camps.aspx or call 604-924-0828

GROUSE MOUNTAIN Grouse Mountain isn’t just for skiing. The mountain’s summer adventure camps

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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: hollyburnsailingclub.ca/ 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 twoweek summer camp at Presentation House Theatre is designed for children with a genuine interest in music, art, 6 • Summer Camp Guide 2019

dance and musical theatre. Students of all abilities are welcome, and campers are grouped according to age and experience. Camp Monarch runs July 8-19 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The second week will culminate with a performance for family and friends, followed by a reception and art show. Before camp and after camp care is also available. For more information and to register: monarcharts.com/campmonarch/ 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 from July 8 through to August 2. 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. After camp care and pre-made lunches are handy add-ons. For more information and to register: mulgrave.com/community/ summer-at-mulgrave or call 604-922-3223

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 after-school 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 from 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: pjkidsclub.com/camps or call 604-926-5972


in French, these camps are a great way to keep your kids active while they continue to develop their French speaking skills.

Once again, Cousteau will be offering its very popular summer camps from July 8 through to August 23. Featuring a variety of sports, arts and crafts programming

For more information, please visit: cousteauschool.org/schoollife/holiday-camps/ or call 604-924-2457 CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

full day & half day


SUMMER ART CAMPS visual arts • drama • media arts 5-day camps • ages 6-11 supervised lunch

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Get creative in July & August! registration: northvanarts.ca info@northvanarts.ca 604-988-6844

WWW.ICESPORTS.COM 2411 Mount Seymour Pkwy, North Van

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NIAGARA CHRISTIAN COLLEGIATE For kids ages 11-17 who would enjoy attending camp in another province, Niagara Christian Collegiate in Ontario is an exciting opportunity. The full-day camps feature academic programming in the mornings and funfilled group activities in the afternoon – some of which will happen on campus as well as in the Niagara region and Greater Toronto area. All students stay in one of the NCC’s dormitories that are fully supervised by caring and capable faculty and staff. Camps to choose from include Safari Niagara, Equestrian Summer Camp and English Summer Camp. For more information, please visit: niagaracc.com/julysummer-camps-age-11-17 or call 1-905-871-6980

WELL FED Calling all aspiring chefs… this is the camp for you! Well Fed’s goal is to teach kids how to cook from scratch using hands-on technical skills taught by qualified instructors in a safe and fun environment. 8 • Summer Camp Guide 2019

Their hope is that campers develop a life-long joy of cooking while learning how to make delicious and healthy meals. Each day will focus on a new skill and adventure, and there’s no need to pack a lunch…all food prepared in class is lunch! Camps run July 8 through August 30 for kids ages 7-12, and July 22-26 and August 19-23 for teens. For more information, please visit: wellfedstudio.com/kidscooking-classes/ or call 604-971-4756

Located at CityScape Community Art Space in Lower Lonsdale, NVCAC’s summer art camps continue to be a hit with young artists across the North Shore. Camps run over 7 weeks, starting July 8 and are for kids ages 6-11 who love being creative and want to learn new skills in a fun and inspiring atmosphere. Half day or full day camps are available, and activities include drawing, painting, drama, musical theatre and more. To learn more, visit: northvanarts.ca/classtype/children/ or call 604-988-6844

CAPILANO TENNIS CLUB This vibrant, friendly notfor-profit tennis club offers the Capilano junior tennis program – a game-based tennis program designed for new players ages 8-17 who want to learn the game or for players who want

to young dancers, from beginner programs to specific training programs for those who wish to pursue a career in dance. Summer camps are designed to provide dancers with an opportunity for exploring ballet, modern, lyrical and jazz techniques in a nurturing and supportive environment. Students will finish the week with a special performance for parents/ to improve their skills. Our programs are led by Tennis Canada-approved coaches who use the Progressive Tennis Approach which facilitates faster learning and development. Summer camps run from July 8-29 and are run by Head Professional Howie Jackson, who has been with the club for 20 years.

caregivers to showcase the week’s activities. Placement in classes will be determined by age of participant and previous dance experience. For more information, please visit: proartecentre.com/ summer-programs/ or call 604-984-2783 CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

For more information and to register: email: Howie: coach@ capilanotennisclub.com or call 604-980-0417

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PLANET RHYTHMICS Located in the beautiful West Vancouver Community Centre, this camp is perfect for kids 5-10 years of age with lots of energy to burn! Week-long camps run in the afternoons from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. July 8 through to August 30. Kids will learn basic techniques of rhythmic gymnastics and will develop their apparatus work with

ropes, hoops, balls and ribbons. This is the perfect opportunity for your child to try rhythmic gymnastics for the first time. Each week culminates on Friday with a small show for parents and friends.

These action-packed, half-day and full-day adventure camps will keep your kids happy and active while making new friends. At Airhouse, their goal is to provide the best athletic experience in a fun learning environment. Camp choices include: AirVenture Trampoline or Skateboard (full-day; single day or full week), or RadVenture

Trampoline or Skateboard (half-day, full week only), and GirlVenture (artistry, adventure, leadership and community; 3-day; girls only). Camps run from July 2 through August 30, and are for adventurers K1 – Gr 6. For more information, please visit: airhouse.ca/camp/ #squamishcamp or call 604-390-3390

For more information, please visit: planetr.ca/our-programs/ recreational-program/ summer-camp/ or call 604-317-1687

17th Annual

NCC offers incredible Summer English programs for kids ages 11 - 17. NCC provides great value, excellent academic results, and an outstanding Canadian experience!

July English Summer Camp

• Visit amazing places such as Niagara Falls • Participate in exciting Canadian adventures • Enjoy activities such as soccer, basketball, ice-skating, go-carting, and more

Safari Camp

• For kids who love animals • Gain confidence handling animals • Learn from zoologists & zookeepers

Equestrian Camp

• For kids who love horses • Gain confidence in handling & riding • Learn from equestrian experts

Contact us today for more details! www.niagaracc.com | 905.871.6980 | enroll@niagaracc.com 2619 Niagara Parkway, Fort Erie, ON L2A 5M4 10 • Summer Camp Guide 2019

July 8-19, 2019 Register at www.monarcharts.com campmonarch@live.ca 604.723.8151

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.

■ 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.

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.

■ 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.

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.

■ 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 Summer Camp Guide 2019 • 11

Summer camps: a beneficial way to fill the break in between classroom sessions

Expanding knowledge, learning a new skill and developing life skills are all part of the immersive experience of summer camps Mathilda de Villiers, contributor reporter@nsnews.com

Stepping out of the classroom and into the wild for a few weeks during the summer might be just what a student is looking for before heading back inside and sitting behind a desk. From spending time outdoors and climbing trees to dipping a hand into a table of paint, there is usually a camp suited for everybody. Whether children already have a vested interest or if they want to explore a new area of expertise, there is a vast amount of activities and camps to choose from each year. 12 • Summer Camp Guide 2019

Summer camps come in many different shapes, forms and sizes. They range from art camps, religious, sports, space, aviation, musical theatre and specialinterest camps. The benefits of participating in a summer camp include making new friends, learning how to become a better leader or simply perfecting a vested skill. Today, it is easy to lose touch with nature as everything has become more electronic and mobile. The roots in the wild have been lost to the need to interact over social media and on electronic devices.

Breaking out of that pattern and participating in a camp for a few weeks can help kids step away from their phones for a while and interact with one another through the spoils of being surrounded by what they are most passionate about. During regular school months, students often don’t find enough time to do the activities that they are truly interested in. These activities can include a specific sport, art or simply enjoying more time in the vast nature that the North Shore and greater country has to offer.

Young people are in their development years and introducing them to new experiences as much as possible can be a long term benefit, such as making them more confident in the workplace or giving them an idea of what they would like to pursue as a career when they are older. Meeting new people from other places and making friends in the process is a key benefit to camps. Learning leadership skills or expanding an already existing skill and interest is what many children go home with after spending a few weeks immersed in camp activities. A summer camp that is spent outdoors is able to throw kids back into nature, and with the breathtaking local and Canadian landscape, it opens up a world of opportunities to experience and appreciate the physical and mental benefits of being outdoors. CONTINUED ON PAGE 14




SUMMER CAMPS @ Activities Arts & Crafts Field Trips Fun Weekly Themes Healthy Snacks Monday to Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm for children 5 to 11 years old

Email summer@proarte.ca for more info or to register

PRO ARTÉ CENTRE 3-1225 E Keith Rd., North Vancouver 604-984-2783 | proartecentre.com

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

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Physical activity and mental stimulation are important for development and for mental health. The world today is experiencing a rise in depression and anxiety in youth. Keeping a healthy, active lifestyle is a recommended way of combating some of the stressors of being a teenager. Sport camps are more than just playing sports and staying active. It teaches the campers about leadership, good sportsmanship and how to be a part of a team. The sports can range from mountain biking, golfing, Frisbee and even skateboarding. Learning more about the environment and how to preserve it is a part of doing an adventure camp in the summer. The activities can include adrenaline-packed events such as rock climbing, waterskiing, wilderness survival or a high ropes course. Adventure camps combine risk taking with learning how to trust others, all the while keeping safety in mind. Often the camps are segregated into genders, 14 • Summer Camp Guide 2019

making boys’ summer camps or girls’ only camps available to parents and students. Our Kids, established in 1997, is an online directory of schools, camps, activities and more. According to a study done by them a few years ago, 80 per cent of Canadians think that summer camps are important in helping children make friends “as well as acquire important skills in outdoor activities, sports and the arts.” The study also found that 90 per cent of Canadians who themselves attended summer camps as children will send their own kids to summer camps. Being immersed in arts for a few weeks during the summer break might be what certain students don’t get a chance for during the school year.

Art institutions hold camps for eager children to participate in, where they spend their time learning new skills or developing an already forming skill.

Camps include professional teachers or advisors leading the way in the specific fields that campers choose to participate in for the allocated times during the breaks. Volunteering time to a summer camp program can add benefit to a resume and it’s a useful way to build connections and get involved within the community. No matter which summer camp you choose for your child, it has been shown that Canadians reap great benefits from these programs. It can be difficult to get back into the swing of things after a long break, but keeping kids engaged during their time off can help ease the transition and in turn, they end up learning and experiencing new skills they otherwise would not be exposed to.

PLANET RHYTHMICS GYMNASTICS CLUB Programs available for all ages

A Summer of French & Fun! Full-time camps available for children ages 3 & up! Indoor & outdoor French bilingual summer camps that incorporate athletic, academic, and creative pursuits for kids up to 10 years old. Our camp is run by Cousteau School’s talented staff and :


www.planetr.ca Dance + Gymnastics = Rhythmic Gymnastics





Contact us today to register! Phone: Phone:604-924-2457 604-924-2457| Website: | Website:www.cousteauschool.org www.cousteauschool.org 3657 3657Fromme FrommeRoad, Road,North NorthVancouver, Vancouver,BC BCV7K V7K2E6 2E6 Summer Camp Guide 2019 • 15

1 to 5 Day Summer Camps for Kids and Teens (Ages 3-14)

Get inspired by our natural mountaintop playground. This summer, challenge yourself and peers on our aerial ropes course, learn to build a shelter or discover our wildlife and two resident Grizzly bears. Try rock climbing and archery, dive deeper into hĂ­wus culture or get creative with our photography camps.

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Summer Camp Guide 2019  

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 2019  

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...