Camps

We offer a seasonal selection of engaging, educational, active, and fun camps for children of all ages and interests! Choose from spring and winter break, summer, and Pro-D Day camps. 

Summer Camps

Summer with us! Join westvanrec for an unforgettable summer experience—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.


2022 Summer Camp Registration

Registration for July & August summer camps and aquatic training courses will open on Wednesday, May 25.

Registration starts at 8 a.m. for West Vancouver residents and at 10 a.m. everyone is welcome!

Please check back for updates.

Register online or by phone


2022 Summer Camps
 

Eary Years Camps 

School Age Camps 

Youth Camps


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.

Wet Weather
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.

Nut Allergies
We strongly encourage participants to bring nut-free snacks and meals; however, we cannot guarantee a nut-free environment.

Late Pick-ups
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 Camper Support
Our camps run on a philosophy of inclusion, so all children have fun with their peers and participate to the best of their ability in summer camp activities. 

Family-provided Support
Families are welcome and encouraged to bring their own support person to any program. A participant in a camp is not considered support for another camper. If your child will be attending with their own support person, please let us know when you have registered by calling 604-925-7279. This will help us plan for the extra person (e.g. for admissions and bus transportation).

To request Summer Camp Support: 
If your family is not providing your own support person, we are offering support to children aged 5 – 15, based on availability and funding. Your child must be able to use the washroom as well as change and transfer independently. Your child’s safety, the safety of other participants, and the safety of District of West Vancouver staff are our primary considerations.

If your child receives full or part-time support of an Education Assistant (EA) during the school year or if your child requires support to participate in recreation—please fill out a Summer Camp Recreation Inclusion (SCRI) application and let us know when you have registered or are waitlisted by calling 604-925-7279.

The SCRI application is also available at any recreation facility front desk or online at westvancouver.ca/accessibility.

Children may receive a maximum of 1 – 2 weeks of support during the summer.  Applications are processed on a first-come basis.

Potential Camp Support

One-to-one Support Workers: 
These are university-aged students who provide one-to-one support to children who, as a rule, receive one-to-one support in their schools. This program is partially funded by a grant from Canada Summer Jobs.
 


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.

Spring Break Camps

From gymnastics and swimming to skating, game design, arts, crafts and more—join us for a memorable spring break for all.

Please check back for updates.

Winter Break Camps

From gymnastics and swimming to skating, game design, arts, crafts and more—join us for a remarkably festive winter break for all!

Please check back for updates.

Pro-D Day Camps

Spend Pro-D Day with westvanrec! Make friends, stay active, and have fun in day camps ranging from swimming, and gymnastics, to arts, and more.

Please check back for updates.

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.

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