“I left, I left, I had a good home and I left.”
Summer Camps for All!
I remember rhythmically chanting those words as our group marched into the woods to find our wooden cabin that would be our “home” for three days. What was initially annoyance of being away from city luxuries ended up being a fun, memorable adventure spent with nature and no parents. I loved summer camp.
Have you figured out a way to amuse your kids this summer? Have you thought about summer camp? There are so many more options than just outdoor camps, your child is sure to find something they would be interested in. Meeting new kids and experiencing new things are priceless opportunities that summer camps provide. I still have many great memories of my camp days.
Top Five Tri-Cities Summer Camps
If I were still young enough, these would be my top five picks of Tri-Cities summer camps that I’d like to try out:
- Be One With the Outdoors
I had such great fun at the outdoor summer camp that I went to in Manitoba that I would love to experience it all over again in the BC Wilderness. Sasamat Outdoor Centre located at Sasamat Lake offers a variety of outdoor adventure camps, from day camps and family camps to overnight camps that offer the kids a host of activities and a great step towards independence.
- High School Musical…Tri-Cities-Style
A chance to channel my inner gleek…. A five-day camp that would have me singing, dancing and acting in a musical theatre setting, put on by Stagecoach Theatre Art School. A performance is held on the final day to showcase what was learned.
- Bring Lego to Life
Make an animated short film with Lego at Legomation Camp! Write, storyboard and edit my film with a partner and at the end of the five-day camp, partake in a gala event where all films will be presented. Using stop motion capture, make Lego pieces come to life!
- Get Creative!
Create a board game, design jewellery, make a comic book and more! So many unique creative classes to sign up for this summer at Place de Arts.
- Get Your Inner Geek On!
Technology is cool so what better way to stay ahead of the game than to learn computer programming, Photoshop, web design and more at the Douglas College summer camps.
These might be my top five choices but what would your choices be? Do you have a favourite camp that you send your kids to? Share your picks for local summer camps in the comments to help other families in our community decide the best fit for their kids.
Summer Camps in the Tri-Cities
Here are a few links for Summer Camps in the Tri-Cities:
Port Moody / Belcarra
- Outdoor Adventure Camp – Sasamat Outdoor Centre
- Kayaking – Rocky Point Kayak
- Legomation – Media Fine Arts
- Sailing – Rocky Point Sailing Association
- Soccer – Coerver BC
- Variety from Yoga to Outdoor Adventures – City of Port Moody
- Variety from Science to Claymation – Koko’s Activity Centre
- Creative from Shakespeare to Filmmaking – Evergreen Cultural Centre
- Creative from Photography to Stage Combat – Place des Arts
- French – Société Francophone de Maillardville
- Golf – Eaglequest Golf
- Hockey – Inside Edge Hockey
- Martial Arts – PBMA
- Performing Arts – Stagecoach Theatre Arts
- Soccer – Whitecaps FC (Aug.7-10)
- Soccer – CMFCS
- Variety from cooking to sports – City of Coquitlam
- Variety Theme Camps – Club Aviva
- Variety Theme Camps – Place Maillardville
- Variety from writing to video games – Douglas College
- Animals – SPCA
- Gymnastics – Tag Sports
- Performing Arts – Broadway Bound Studio
- Performing Arts – Second Storey Theatre Improv Camps
- Variety from skateboarding to go-carting – City of Port Coquitlam
Arts Connect also provides a list of some summer camps happening in the Tri-Cities.
(Photos courtesy of Sasamat Outdoor Centre)