Vancouver Island camps

Day and overnight programs that help kids mature

Below, find kids’ summer camps and year round programs from across Vancouver Island. These include camps in Victoria, on the Gulf Islands such as Thetis Island, and kids’ camps along the Eastern inland coast. Below the list of camps, find information for families and parents.  Read more

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    List of Vancouver Island camps


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    Vancouver Island kids' camps and summer programs

    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Pacific   
    One of nine Inter-Varsity Camps, Pioneer Pacific offers Christian summer camp and leadership programs for kids from 7-18, and includes a wide range of activities such as sailing, archery, kayaking and more.

    Thetis Island; Vancouver
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed, Girls)
    • Overnight Camp, Virtual Program
    • from $285
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    Pedalheads Bike, Swim and Sport   
    Pedalheads offers bike, swim, and trail programs to families across Canada. Pedalheads helps kids develop life skills, confidence, and independence through fun, safe, and engaging instruction.

    Throughout British Columbia (40)
    Sport: Cycling
    • Ages 2 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $199
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    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
    • from $260
    daycampovernightcampcoed 260 6-12 3VictoriaBritish Columbia
    Canadian Association for Girls in Science   
    This award-winning club, founded in 1992, is Canada’s largest and longest-running STEM club for girls, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming youth aged 7-16.

    Vancouver Island
    Education: STEM
    • Ages 7 to 16 ( Girls)
    • Program
    • from $75
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    How to get the most out of Vancouver Island summer camps and kids’ programs

    If you’ve never been to camp or have had restricted experience with kids’ camps, take a look at the variety that’s out there and consider the best Vancouver Island camp experience for you and your child. 

    Day camps are a great way to introduce kids to camp. Day camp is a fun experience, where kids can take part in fun programming and meet friends from the area. They're often specialized, and listed above you’ll find cycling camps, soccer camps, and other sports camps, as well as camps focused on STEM and other educational activities. It’s a great way to introduce kids to the camp experience. 

    Overnight camp gives kids a unique growth experience. While some kids—and even parents—may shy away from the idea, we feel that it gives kids an advantage. Its benefit lies precisely in the fact that it is a personal challenge to go, the first time. Overnight camp naturally encourages kids to develop independence and responsibility, key factors in their maturation. Away from parents and familiar surroundings, they tap into personal resources and learn how to deal with things on their own. Another natural part of overnight camp is taking care of their own stuff, for example. They learn to put things away, to be mindful of others in their cabin, and they negotiate with other kids how to act and behave toward each other. Our sister site,, features a longer look at how overnight camp helps kids mature

    Special needs camps are also available. These are another wonderful experience for children of all kinds. It opens up the camp experience to kids with a variety of challenges, and is a unique way of maturing and growing up during the summer months. Kids with special considerations are encouraged to participate in a full variety of camp activities. Counselors are specially trained and always present. Camps are sometimes sponsored by non-profit or philanthropic organisations.

    Leadership camps put kids into multiple situations where they're required to communicate effectively, solve problems, and lead groups. Supervised by others, they are put into situations that challenge them and spur further personal growth. Many adult camp alumni attest to a variety of different camp experiences as pivotal to their personal growth and to their development into influencers and leaders. 

    Faith-based camps on Vancouver Island offer a wide range of outdoor activities while emphasizing positive values. Prayer, meditation, and religious education are often part of everyday activities at these camps.

    What do summer camps on Vancouver Island cost?

    Vancouver island kids’ camps vary widely in costs, depending on the type. On  average, typical overnight camps can cost $240 to over $1,000 per week, depending on their focus and the duration of the session. Vancouver Island day camps cost $50 to $500.

    Upcoming Events view all events on

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    March 21, 2023
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    March 23, 2023
    Mar 29
    Onondaga Camp
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    March 29, 2023
    Mar 30
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