Not Quite Back to School


With no end in sight for the BC teachers’ strike, we’re frantically searching for spots in well-reputed, affordable, local camps and activities which ideally offer some education as well.

We feel your concern, so we’ve rounded up some options that meet the discern.

Vancouver Aquarium
These day camps are reasonably priced (as a bonus, members get a discount too) and kids get to learn about marine science, ocean life and the natural world.

Science World
The fall science camps are geared to specific grade levels and will involve exploration, hands-on in-lab science experiments and science demonstrations.

For a more formal educational focus on math, reading and writing, kids aged 3–8 years can head to Skills4Kids in Yaletown where small classes of children will get BC curriculum-based instruction.

Grouse Mountain
This job action camp offers weekly themes, like First Nations, Wildlife Ranger, Arts and Crafts and Survival.

Arts Umbrella
Both the South Surrey and Granville Island locations will be offering performing and visual arts programs to exercise our children’s creativity through their September Arts Camps.

Most local community centres and many local sports organizations are offering camps, too, and every camp is guaranteeing a refund or credit if school goes back early. Don’t forget to sign up to receive the $40/child/day temporary support payments for parents from the Ministry of Finance.

It takes a village, and your village is ready to help. We’ve got more solutions to get you through the strike.



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