Sweet, sweet spring is around the corner. (Even though it’s hard to imagine as I glance out my window and see falling snow all around me.) However, “no winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn,” and so, on that note, let’s talk spring break.
Whether your kids receive one or two weeks of vacation this spring, the city of Vancouver offers a ton of great options to keep them active, learning and most of all, busy! Whatever they’re into, Van city probably has it. Sports, the arts, science, animals and more, these exciting and educational day camps will have your kids stepping into spring with a little extra spring in their step!
UBC Geering Up STEAM Camps
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math)
Vancouver is invested in raising strong women. Once again, the Geering Up Engineering & Science for Kids program through UBC is offering their girls-only STEAM camps for the 2019 Spring Break. Taking place March 25– 29 at Crofton House School, this inspiring program integrates science, math and the arts, in a hands-on week of creative fun and challenging projects for young girls grades 4-7. You go girls! Visit geeringup.apsc.ubc.ca for registration info.
Pear Tree Education
With a wide array of camps for boys and girls aged 5-14, Spring Break at Pear Tree Education is a great option for kids this spring. All camps are designed exclusively for Pear Tree and are run by Vancouver area teachers with fun and learning as the ultimate goal. Featuring six unique day camps including the Salmon Project, Ancient Egypt, Our Community, and Super Scientists, your kids will enjoy a wide variety of choices that will allow them to explore their interests or try something new. Camps run March 18-22 and March 25-29 from 9 am – 3 pm. As an added bonus, Pear Tree is offering extended childcare options and a nutritious hot lunch program. Visit pear-tree.ca for all the details and registration info.
Vancouver Phoenix Gymnastics
Let’s get ready to tumble! Offering four spring break camps at two different locations, parents and kids can choose from week 1 camps, week 2 camps, or both. A great opportunity for younger children, your little ones aged 3-10 will tumble, bounce, climb and swing to their heart’s content. With before and after camp care available when needed, this camp is a great option for a longer day, and a fun way to get kids active over spring break while making new friends. Visit phoenixgymnastics.com for pricing and registration info.
Hey kids, bike much? With locations across the lower mainland, Vancouver Pedalheads bike, swim and sport camps are easily accessible and a great way for your kids to get moving over spring break and have the time of their life. Wildly popular with the younger crowd, Pedalheads have been at this for a while and they know how to do it right! With both half day and full day options, regular biking, mountain biking and combo bike and swim camps, your kids can dive deeper into a new sport or get even better at the one they love. Visit pedalheads.com for all the information.
City of Vancouver
A hop, skip and a jump away! For affordable and convenient spring break options, the city of Vancouver boasts multiple community centres around town, offering an array of exciting activities for all kids with all sorts of interests, over the break. From sports and dance, to writing and outdoor adventures, our vibrant city has it all. Visit ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver for registration and camp info.
Southlands Heritage Farm
For aspiring and passionate horseback riders and curious farm enthusiasts, Southlands Heritage Farm is the place for your kids to be this spring break. A beautiful farm located within the city, this hidden little gem will inspire your kids to care about the earth and animals while having a blast. Offering horse riding and farm camps for ages 3-17, this exceptional program teaches kids experientially how to feel connected to land, animals and the world around us. Visit southlandsfarm.ca for more information and to register.
Spring is a time for new beginnings and new adventures. “It’s nature’s way of saying, “let’s party!’” By encouraging our children to get out of the house and into a new activity, we provide them a great opportunity to discover a new activity, meet new friends, and kick off spring the right way. These six options offer dozens of kid camp selections, so get ready to shake of winter and say hello to spring!