"The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark" – John Muir


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Dear Interested, Adventurous and/or Reluctant Parent,

At Fireside Adventure we understand the effort and thought parents take into account when picking the best Vancouver day camp experience for their children.  You have to balance affordability, locations, type of day camp experiences, safety and your own personal comfort level.  The problem is deciding whether to follow the status quo with a basic and typical day camp or try something different to meet your child’s wants, needs and level of interests.

At Fireside, we design experiences for children to be unique, fun and personal. We are a mobile Metro Vancouver day camp mixing outdoor experiential learning, inclusive recreational activities, and pumping up the huge fun factors!

The only bummer is….we can't take you with us as you have to go to work while your kids are having a blast being kids. Regardless, we want to speak with you if you are interested in giving your child a Vancouver day camp experience this summer with Fireside Adventures.

Sincerely,

Jeff Willis, Josie Moore and Lenaya Sampson

Fireside Adventures Senior Management Team

Program Details

Date Options:
Week One - SOLD OUT - Mountain to Forest Day Camp:
July 02 - July 06, 2018
Drop-off/Pick-up: @Jericho Sailing Centre

Week Two - Ocean to Forest Day Camp:
July 09 - 13, 2018
Drop-off/Pick-up: @Jericho Sailing Centre & @Stanley Park (location TBA)
Ask us about how to save $150 off your Vancouver Day Camp Registration

Week Three - Vancouver’s Ocean to Forest Day Camp:
July 16 - 20, 2018
Drop- off @ Jericho Sailing Centre

Week Four - SOLD OUT - North Vancouver’s Forest Gourmet Cooking Day Camp:
July 23 - 27, 2018
Drop-off/Pick-up – Camp Capilano

Ages: 7 - 12 years  (co-ed)
Rate: $659.00 CDN plus 5% tax
Ask us about how to save $150 off your Vancouver Day Registration

Includes: Camper instruction, support and supervision, transportation, guest speakers, camp t-shirt, food, certificates, all activities and admission if required.
Drop off and Pick ups change from week to week, please call us if you have any questions.

Important information:
Facts about BC
About our programs

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Why Send Your Kids To Vancouver Day Camps


Fireside Adventures offers a dynamic Metro Vancouver summer day camp for children aged 7 to 13 year-olds. We know kids should be participating in as many outdoor activities as they can experience which is why all of our camps kids incorporate activities like sailing, SUP, cooking camp lessons, swimming, hiking and endless ways for kids to be exploring. There are so many amazing things to do in Vancouver, and we want children to experience them all!

Our kids’ camps are led by our amazing teachers and outdoor instructors who have years of experience in summer camp and teaching children the best of outdoor experiential based activities. Parents know how much a summer camp experience can help children develop their independence, learn new skills and build lasting friendships with their friends.

Fireside’s Vancouver day camp group sizes range from 10 to 15 children per group. We purposely make sure each kids camp week is different from other weeks to ensure it doesn’t become boring. Kids can learn, explore and have fun all at the same time.

“Let’s Make This An Adventure Kind of Day” - Unknown

Our Vancouver day camps are excellent venues for children to expand their knowledge, develop new skill sets, and access hands-on experiences in nature’s finest urban locations..

Fireside’s Vancouver Day Camps focus on the following pillars

  • Introduction to Outdoor Land and Water Recreation Activities
  • Conservation Leadership for a Sustainable Metro Vancouver
  • Coast Salish Language and Culture
  • Kids Sailing, Hiking and Cooking Camp Participant Certifications
  • Climate Change in BC
  • Super Awesome Fun Factors

Fireside Adventures has partnered with Vancouver Outdoor School, Sprouting Chefs and MacSailing to provide unique and meaningful Vancouver day camp experiences for children.

 

What Makes Our Vancouver-Based Camp Different?


  • We are more affordable than traditional overnight camps while still providing a high level of activities
  • We strive to meet most parent and children’s levels of comfort and expectations (not all parents are comfortable with their children staying at an overnight camp)
  • Flexible day camp model (built around community relationships and exploring the best of Vancouver)
  • Focus on relating to local nature, Coast Salish culture and people, natural foods and waterways
 Overnight kids summer camps
 

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Vancouver Summer Day Camps Agenda


Week One

Mountain to Forest Day Camp 

Date: July 02 -06, 2018

An active, nature based and adventure day camp cramming the best into 4 days with a focus on forest ecology, Coast Salish language and culture, outdoor recreation activities, challenge course climbing, introduction to sailing, swimming, hiking (Grouse Mtn., North Shore & trails along Howe Sound), fort building, a knot lesson and much more.

Monday to Friday (Week One)

  • 8:00am – 8:30am – Drop- off @ Camp Capilano
  • 8:30am – 11:45am – Morning activities (typically land and cultural based activities)
  • 11:45am – 12:30pm – Lunch
  • 12:30pm – 4:00pm (typically water and outdoor based activities)
  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm – Pick up @ Camp Capilano

*Monday only – drop-off at Jericho Sailing Centre


Week Two

Ocean to Forest Day Camp

July 09 -13, 2018

An active water and land based day camp for campers to learn and achieve their MacSailing participant certification, 2 days of Stand Up Paddle (SUP), swimming, learn about environmental foot prints, basics of Coast Salish language and culture, composting, huckleberry picking, forest biodiversity, introduction to conservation leadership, challenge course (high ropes) and much more.

 Swimming and sailing the ocean in Vancouver

Drop-off/Pick-up: @Jericho Sailing Centre

Monday to Friday (Week Two)

  • 8:00am – 8:30am – Drop- off @ Jericho Sailing Centre
  • 8:30am – 11:00am – Outdoor Adventure Games & Activities (Westside & South Vancouver)
  • 11:00am – 3:00pm –Water Activity Lessons (Sailing, Canoeing and SUP) mixed in lunch times
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Beach and swim times
  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm – Pick up

Week Two Activities:

  • 2 days of sailing introductory sailing and canoe lessons with MacSailing Club
  • 3 days of Stand Up Paddle Boarding lessons at Spanish Banks
  • Exploring Spanish Banks and Pacific Spirit Park
  • Beach exploring and swimming
  • Learning about conservation leadership and how children can have an impact around climate change
  • Participating in experiential & environmental based activities
  • Visit UBC and learn about the impact of our ecological foot printing
  • Learning about biodiversity and bird calling within UBC Endowment Lands including forest games
  • Hike around Southlands and tour of Musqueam community
  • Visit Museum of Anthropology at UBC and learning about Coast Salish language and culture
 

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Week Three

Vancouver’s Ocean to Forest Day Camp

July 16 -20, 2018

An active water and land based day camp for campers to learn and achieve their MacSailing participant certification, 2 days of kids Stand Up Paddle (SUP), swimming, learn about environmental foot prints, basics of Coast Salish language and culture, composting, huckleberry picking, forest biodiversity, introduction to conservation leadership, challenge course (high ropes) and much more.

 Kids in Vancouver in nature

Drop-off/Pick-up: @Jericho Sailing Centre & @Stanley Park (location TBA)

Monday to Friday (Week Three)

  • 8:00am – 8:30am – Drop- off @ Jericho Sailing Centre
  • 8:30am – 12:30am – Water Activity Lessons (Sailing, Canoeing and SUP) mixed in lunch times
  • 12:30pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Outdoor Adventure Games & Activities at Stanley Park including afternoon swim at Second Beach and/or English Bay
  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm – Pick up

Week Three Activities:

  • 1 day of sailing introductory sailing and canoe lessons with MacSailing Club
  • 3 days of Stand Up Paddle Boarding & canoeing lessons at Spanish Banks
  • All afternoons are spent in Stanley Park
  • Ocean and swimming pool swim and light trail hike for forest games
  • Visit Prospect Point in Stanley Park
  • Climate Change Matters – children’s interactive workshops (fun science experiments)
  • Conversation leadership challenges and activities

Week Four

North Vancouver’s Forest Gourmet Cooking Day Camp

July 23 -27, 2018

Drop-off/Pick-up – Camp Capilano
Monday to Friday

  • 8:00am – 8:30am – drop off
  • 8:30am – 11:30pm Gourmet wilderness cooking lessons with Sprouting Chef  
  • 11:45am – 12:15pm – Lunch
  • 12:30pm – 4:30pm – Land, cultural and water based activities
  • 4:30pm – 5:00pm – Pick up

Week Four Activities:

  • Morning professional kids cooking lessons with Sprouting Chefs
  • Hike through Lynn Valley trails followed by afternoon swim
  • Cleveland Dam hike
  • Huckleberry picking, forest fort building followed by an epic game of capture the flag
  • Afternoon swims at Camp Capilano swimming pool
  • Composting lesson – yes it can actually be a lot of fun
  • Continued paddle making
  • Seed bombing activity
  • Wood whittling and pocket knife skills
  • Indigenous and multicultural children’s games

Facts about BC

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