Sea2Sky Summer Fun Guide
|Keep your sanity and the kids entertained this summer by signing them up for one of our great local camps! Opportunities abound with camps and programs focusing on everything from Acting to Gymnastics to Reading clubs. Glance through our guide to find the best fit for you and your children. Don't miss out on Thomas the Tank in Squamish and the epic Whistler Children's Festival this summer.
See you out there!
KIDS COMBO CAMPS (5-14 yrs) uniquely combine top-quality morning sports programs with a fun-filled afternoon watersports program on Whistler's beautiful lakes, ensuring Kids Combo Campers the most dynamic action-packed summer day camp experience in Whistler! ALL KIDS COMBO CAMPS sports and watersport activities are closely supervised and coached by our top certified instructors and guides, guaranteeing a safe, highly effective and fun learning environment second to none!
Our ever expanding and popular afternoon paddlesport and lakeside adventure program now includes a fun, advanced skills kayak program with Captain Holidays at beautiful Wayside Park on Alta Lake.
Older more experienced campers will now have the opportunity to further enhance their kayak skills through action-oriented games on the water including kayak polo, relay races, and rock launches!
OVER 10 MULTI SPORT ADVENTURE CAMPS TO CHOOSE FROM!
Club Combo, Theatre Combo, Lakeside Adventure Camp, Tennis Combo, Bike Combo, Sailing Combo, Olympic Combo, Paddle Combo, Trampoline & Gymnastics Combo, Squash Combo, Volleyball Combo and Teen Leadership Camps
For dates, pricing, more information and REGISTRATION please visit:
Call Jamie 604-966-7368 or
The Point Artist-Run Centre - Children's Summer Art Camps
Located in a beautiful heritage lodge on the shore of Alta Lake, The Point Artist-Run Centre offers two summer theatre, music and art camps.
Expressive Arts Camp with Aude Ray
Monday, July 4 – Friday, July 8, 9am-2pm (3-5pm in French)
Theatre, music, visual art, set building and jewelry-making. Day-time camp in English, and an afternoon session in French.
Ages 8 years and up / Healthy snack included
$250 by May 21 / $300 after (total 25 hours)
Expressive Arts in French – July 4-8, 3-5pm
$120 by May 21 / $150 after (total 10 hours)
Flag Stop Theatre & Arts Camp with Ira Pettle
Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12, 9am-3pm
Children explore theatre, music, visual art and set building, culminating in a performance at The Point’s Flag Stop Theatre & Arts Festival.
Ages 8 years and up / Healthy snack included
$300 by June 21 / $350 after (total 30 hours)
Registration and more information on these and other programs at The Point at: www.thepointartists.com
OUR HISTORY. YOUR FUN!
Britannia Mine Museum opens up a little-seen world that fascinates all ages, turning out awe-inspiring sights and memorable family experiences.
• Rumble aboard our underground train as it rolls into authentic mining tunnels.
• Push up your sleeves and try our Gold Panning Pavilion where you can keep what you find.
• Explore 10 acres of historic buildings, including our massive Mill No. 3.
• Learn and engage with our interactive exhibits.
• Take a tour with informative but informal tour guides sharing fun facts about mining, history and life at Britannia.
Open 7 days week.
Find us on the Sea to Sky Highway 10 minutes south of Squamish or 45 minutes north of Vancouver.
Theatre & Arts Camps
Let their imaginations run wild this summer with Theatre & Arts Camps in Whistler. Your kids will gain self-confidence as they explore improvisation, singing, dancing, and acting, and get creative as they design backdrops, create costumes, and put on a show.
There will be three camps throughout the summer for ages 5-12:
These camps are co-presented by LB Productions and The Whistler Arts Council. They will include fun outings, a healthy snack each day, and a mini performance at 2:30pm on Fridays.
Sign your kids up for the whole week, or for daily drop-in Monday through Wednesday each week. Bring a friend and double the fun!
For more information and to register visit http://artswhistler.com/classes/summer-2016-theatre-and-arts-camps
OROS WHISTLER GYMNASTICS SUMMER FUN!
Hang Out with us this Summer: Camps! Drop-ins & private bookings for all ages and abilities
REGISTER NOW FOR WEEKLY CAMPS
Day Camps (Gymnastics and Trampoline) Ages 6-12yrs:
Mon to Fri 9am-3pm. All Levels
July 4-8, July 18-22, July 25-29, Aug 8-12, Aug 22-26
Activestart Camp Ages 4-6yrs:
9am-12pm. June 27-30
Mon to Thurs Aug 2-5 12-3pm
Tramp/Tumble/Parkour Ages 8-13:
July 11-15, Aug 29-Sept. 2
See full schedule for added details and additional competitive training camps
DROP IN PROGRAMS
High School/Adult Drop In
Starts June 27-Aug 25 Age: 13+
Mon & Thurs 7:00 – 8:30pm
Call 604-902-FLIP (3547) /
WHISTLER YOUTH SOCCER CLUB - SUMMER CAMPS
WYSC offers a well-structured program in each of its summer camp weeks that ensures players learn and improve their skills whilst having fun and being active. A team of experienced coaches will help players develop their technical and tactical skills as well as playing games for team building.
Soccer camps run daily from Monday – Friday with 2.5hr sessions at Spruce Grove Fields. Age groups are 5-9yrs and 10-17yrs.
Soccer Camp weeks are:
Week #1: Mon 4 July - Fri 8 July – European Football School – 5 days
Week #2: Mon 11 July - Wed 13 July – Whitecaps Academy – 3 days only
Week #3: Mon 25 July - Fri 29 July – WYSC and Sandi Potis – 5 days
Week #4: Mon 15 Aug - Fri 19 Aug – WYSC and Sandi Potis – 5 days
More detailed information about Summer Camps is available here:
SEA TO SKY NORDICS - Multi-Sport Adventure Camps in Squamish
Join us at the new Squamish Legacy Sports Park. Learn new skills - have fun!
Biathlon, Ski Jumping, Disc Golf, Swimming, Hiking & Exploring, Camp Craft, Mini-Golf, Rollerblading, Games & Activities
Ages 8-12 years
Time: 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday
Dates: July 4-8; July 11-15; July 18-22: Aug. 8-12
WHISTLER CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL –
Where Fun Comes to the Mountains!
The Whistler Children’s Festival returns to Whistler for its 33rd year July 8-10. This three-day festival takes place at Whistler Olympic Plaza, and is the must-do family event of the summer. Kick off the festivities with a free, all-ages dance party at Whistler Olympic Plaza from 5pm-8pm Friday, July 8.
The festival features fun and creative activities for kids, roving entertainment and characters, two stages with inspiring and entertaining acts by award-winning and emerging entertainers… and more!
Festival entry wristbands are $15 per child (3 to 15 years). The wristband provides unlimited access to the festival throughout the weekend, including participation in onsite activities and entertainment. Please note that children’s workshops incur an additional charge. Adults (16+ years) and children (2 years and under) receive free admission to the festival.
The Whistler Children’s Festival also offers a wide variety of workshops geared towards children aged 3 to 12 years that encourage and inspire participants to get creative with hands-on workshops such as soapstone carving, robotics, dreamcatcher-making, circus skills with CircusWest, as well as a twist on some returning favourites.
Ticketing and registration opens on June 6. Sign up today for Whistler Children’s Festival news and updates at http://www.whistlerchildrensfestival.com/
THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE!
Thomas the Tank Engine (TM) will be taking children of all ages on a fabulous train ride at the West Coast Railway in May - dates are May 21-23 & 28/29.
The day's fun includes a 25 minute train ride with Thomas, followed by entertainment of all sorts - musicians, magicians, crafts, bouncy castles - and of course a chance to get your picture taken with Sir Topham Hat! Tickets are available at Ticketweb.ca
If you are looking for something fun for your kids to do on their summer break, we have the answer. The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) will be offering five unique camps as well as soccer and golf programs that are jammed packed with fun!
The following camps are available:
Camp Tiny Tike/Awesome Afternoons
Mondays to Thursdays July 11-Sept. 1
9-noon for 2.5-4 yr olds
1-4pm for 3.5-5 yrs
Camp Action Adventure - July 4-Sept 2; for kids born in 2010 or 2011 entering kindergarten fall of 2016 or grade 1.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $42/session.
Camp Summer Sunsations - Ages 5-7. Must have completed Kindergarten or Grade 1. Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $49/day.
Camp Breakout - Ages 8-12. Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. $49/day.
Camp Departures: Ages 9+. Maximum 13 kids will drive to fun activities in the city. 8:30-5:30pm. $56
Summer Baseball Camp
Brad Higgs Soccer School
Whistler Basketball Elite
More info and to register: www.whistler.ca/camps
SUMMER FUN @ THE LIBRARY
Summer Programs Kick-Off Day: Thursday, June 30th: Drop in from 10:00 am-5:00 pm
The Summer Club theme this year is Book a Trip! and is for children who are going into Kindergarten through to grade 7 in September, 2016. Drop by, sign up and collect your summer reading record. You don't have to attend a program to participate!
Grades 1-2 *Register
Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28, & August 4, 11, & 18: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Listen to books, play games and make crafts in this fun, literacy-based activity program.
Grades 3 & 4 *Register
Tuesdays, July 12, 19, 26, & 30, August 2, 9, 16 & 23: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Stretch your imagination and explore this year’s theme through different literacy-based activities. In July we will be in the library and then in August we move outside.
Kindergarten Readiness *Register
Fridays, August 5, 12, 19 & 26: 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Get ready for kindergarten by learning various skills through craft and play.
OTHER SUMMER PROGRAMS: Drop-In
Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28, & August 4, 11, 18 & 25: 3:30-4:30 pm
For school aged children. Come and create some fun, funky camp and nature crafts to take home.
Crafts in the Park
Fridays, July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12 & 19: 10:00 – 11:00 am
Join us in Florence Peterson Park for a story and a craft as we explore Whistler’s connections. For children ages 4 to 12 years with a caregiver. In partnership with the Whistler Museum and Archives
Write it, Read it Club *Register
Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 & August 3, 10, 17 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm
For Grades 4 - 7. This club is for those youth who like to read and have an interest in writing.
Write it, Read it Camp *Register
August, 23, 24, 25, & 26
This 4-day camp enables youth who have a passion for reading and writing to interact with authors and create their own stories.
For grades 4 - 7, we meet from 10:00 – 12:00 pm (2 hours)
For grades 8 - 12, we meet from 1:00 – 3:30 pm (2.5 hours)
Youth Café: Grades 8 – 12
Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:30 pm July 6, 13, 20, 27, August, 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31
Join us for different events each week from movie afternoons, scavenger hunts, trivia, crafting, book and creative writing, to geocaching and more!
SPECIAL SUMMER EVENTS
Welcome Summer! Music and Stories on the Plaza
Thursday, June 30th: 10:00 - 11:00 am
For families & young children - Featuring local musician, Trish Jamieson. Join us for this lively event to kick off our summer full of fun, some funky tunes to keep you and your little ones smiling and dancing!
Celebrate the Library's 30th Birthday!
Saturday, August 27th from 10:00 onwards
• Craft Extravaganza: 10:00 - 12:00
• Family Together Time: 2:30 - 4:30 pm
• Birthday Party Jam with Will Stroet: 5:00 - 6:30 pm
To register, go to our online form http://www.whistlerlibrary.ca/kids/summer-reading-club/ or for more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Youth Services Staff at 604-935-8436.
Enjoy your summer!
Don't forget to check back to the camp listings for each community on the website and stay tuned to the events calendar for day to day updates.