The end of June is coming up soon, and for parents of school-aged children that means you’ll be looking for activities to keep them busy this summer.

Here’s our list of some excellent summer camps available, right here in our Kitsilano neighbourhood.

Kitsilano Neighbourhood House Summer Camps

New on our list this year are the Kits House Summer Camps, running four and five days a week, from 9am till 5pm, in July and August, for ages 5-12. Weekly themes will include cooking, science, sports, and the outdoors, with fantastic field trips around the neighbourhood and beyond planned (museums, major attractions, etc.), plus snacks included. Extended care options are available.

Kitsilano Neighbourhood House, 2305 West 7th Avenue, 604-736-3588,

Kids Scuba Diving Summer Camps

Once again this year, the Diving Locker is offering a Kids Scuba Diving Summer Camp for ages 10-16, with dates in July and August. Sessions are Monday through Friday, from 9am till 3pm and include 5 pool sessions, 5 class sessions, all scuba gear, plus a visit to the Vancouver Aquarium. For an additional fee, a two day, full PADI Junior Open Water Certification can be added.

Diving Locker, 2745 West 4th Avenue, 604-736-2681,

4Cats Art Studio Summer Camps

The Kitsilano 4Cast Studio has a range of fun summer camps, ranging from 2 days to a full week, for ages 3-10, throughout the months of July and August. These art-focussed workshop camps will include creating objects with clay, printmaking, silk screening, collage, painting, and more.

4Cats Art Studio, 3730 West 10th Avenue, 604-221-4849,

Kitsilano Community Centre Summer Camps

The KCC has loads of summer camp options available, for ages 2.5 to 12, throughout July and August, for 3 to 5 days, mornings or afternoons. Themes include visual arts, sports, mini day-trips, cooking, cycling, and more. Aftercare is available.

Kitsilano Community Centre, 2690 Larch Street, 604-257-6976,

Yoga Buttons Studio Summer Camps

Yoga Buttons has morning, afternoon, and full day camps in July and August that include not only yoga, but also arts and crafts, stories, dancing, games, and lots of other fun. Age ranges are from 3-13, snacks are included, and drop-ins are available is space permits.

Yoga Buttons Studio, 2525 West Broadway, 604-739-9642,

Last modified: June 9, 2019

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