In just over a week, the streets of Vancouver will be teeming with children that are off from school for Spring Break. For those of you who are not heading out on a road trip or a flight elsewhere, there is a myriad of unique and exciting Spring Break camps for your kids in and about the city. Get on the phone fast though, as they fill up quick! Here is a small selection of some interesting ones we’ve found.
Grouse Mountain Adventure Camps
These adventure camps have been going on for quite a while on Grouse Mountain, with experiences happening for Pro-D days, over the summer, and on weekends too. There are different groups geared towards Juniors (5-7 years), Kids (8-12), and Youth (13-16). These explorations through the mountain will teach your children about the natural world they see around them, as well as survival skills as they hike, snowshoe, and skate their way around. More info here.
CircusWest Spring (and Summer) Camps
I have several friends whose kids adore their classes at CircusWest. The Spring Break Camps are a great way to see if your child has a knack for acrobatic performance outside of the living room couch. There are camps running from March 17 – 21 and March 24-28, as well as Summer camps throughout July and August (plan ahead!). Kids will be introduced to the unicycle, and to juggling, acrobatics, trapeze, mini-tramp and more! You can find more info here.
Become a Knight Spring Break Camp
This Spring Break (March 9-13 & 16-20) kids can make the jump from being a knight in their video games to being one in real life! Academie Duello’s Knight Camp teaches youth ages 8 to 14 the chivalry, discipline, and martial skills of the European Warrior. The week-long day camp runs at Academie Duello’s downtown location. Everyday kids learn martial arts, history, fine arts, leadership, and knightly virtues. A Grand Tournament-At-Arms concludes the week where students (clad in full medieval garb, of course!) put on a final presentation for parents and guests. More info here!
4Cats Spring Break Art Camps
This art studio has locations all over Vancouver, and is holding a ton of Spring Break workshops throughout the two weeks your kids will be off. Whenever one of my little ones receives a birthday invitation to a party here, it’s a time for celebration. The tools are professional, the instruction is educated, and the classes are super fun. Spaces are filling up so quickly check out more information here!