Summer with Us!
Join West Vancouver for an unforgettable summer—meet new friends, reconnect with old ones, frolic, splash, laugh, learn and play! The District of West Vancouver offers a variety of innovative, fun, and creative camps for children of all ages and interests.
2021 Summer Camp Registration
Registration for summer camps will look a little different this year, and will take place on a monthly basis.
- Registration for July summer camps opens on Wed, May 26.
- Registration for August summer camps opens on Wed, June 30.
Registration start at 8 a.m. for West Vancouver residents and at 10 a.m. everyone is welcome!
July camps are now available for viewing and future camps will be added to the website as we go so please check back for updates.
2021 Summer Camps
We're Using ePACT!
West Vancouver Recreation uses the ePACT network to collect medical and emergency information about your child, instead of using paper forms.
For more information visit westvancouverrec.ca/epact.
What to Expect on Your First Day
Please arrive early on the first day to ensure a smooth start to camps.
Please remember to fill out your ePACT information before the start of camp.
Many of our camps enjoy time outdoors. Please have your child prepared for the weather with sunscreen, a hat, raincoat, and comfy, supportive shoes to wear in a variety of conditions. Please send them with a healthy snack and water bottle each day and pack a lunch for children in longer camps.
General Summer Camp Information
Health & Safety
All West Vancouver summer camps follow provincial and local health authority guidelines.
For more information visit westvancouverrec.ca/healthandsafety.
All camps operate rain or shine unless specified. Camp activities and schedules may be modified to match the weather but please send children with appropriate clothing in all cases.
We strongly encourage participants to bring nut-free snacks and meals; however, we cannot guarantee a nut-free environment.
Considering summer traffic can be very busy in and out of West Vancouver, please allow enough time in your commute to pick up children before the end of camp. We understand that on occasion, extreme traffic congestion makes it impossible for you to pick up your child before the end of camp. As such, we strongly encourage all families to identify two or three family members or friends who can help out with pick-ups in these situations. Please add your alternate pick-up contact information to your ePACT form.
Summer Camp Family Support
Families are welcome to provide their own support person to assist their child in a camp. Camp capacity is limited to comply with BC provincial health orders and guidelines regarding COVID-19.
Please follow the steps below to register your child and their support person in a camp. This will assist us to meet the needs of your child within the District of West Vancouver’s Health and Safety plan. Please note: if your child requires support, another child in the camp is not considered a support person:
- Register your child in a camp online or by phone at 604-925-7270.
- Once your child is registered, please call the front desk at 604-925-7270 or Access Services at 604-925-7279 to inform us that you will be providing a support person to attend the camp with your child. This is necessary to ensure that we can accommodate the additional support person within our camp capacity limits. Please provide the name of the child and the camp(s) they will attend. Access Services will follow up with a phone call or email confirming whether or not your support person will be able to attend. We will need this information no later than 10 days prior to the camp start date.
- If on registration day, you do not know if your support person will be available to assist your child—please register your child in the camp so you do not lose your spot while you make arrangements with your support person.
- Once the support person is confirmed you will be emailed a link prior to the start of the camp to register the name and contact details of your child’s support person. This information is required should there be a need for contact tracing. The support person will be asked to consent to a waiver that details the District of West Vancouver’s Health and Safety Plan.
Summer Camp Staff
Our Camp Leaders receive a high standard of training in games and safety, as well as in facilitating children’s friendships and helping to build self-esteem.
In specific areas like sport, music, art and gymnastics the staff are highly certified and come with professional experience.
Class sizes have small camper-to-staff ratios so that each child has a chance to feel connected to the leaders, and receives individual attention.