Camps

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NVRC Camps

We believe camps are a fun, safe and meaningful way to spend the summer, school breaks and professional days.

The right camp experience also fosters your child’s development. We promote character values including respect, responsibility and honesty. And we help kids learn to get along with a new group of peers, ask for help from others and take on manageable risks independently. This creates resilient and confident kids and we can all be proud of that! Find programs

This summer, we have adjusted our camp offerings. Adhering to the directives of local and provincial health authorities, we are offering facility based and outdoor camps. Facility based camps will spend time both indoors and outdoors. Outdoor Camps will meet outside rain or shine. We have made a number of adjustments to our services in response to Covid-19. Read more about NVRC’s COVID-19 health and safety measures.

Registration for Summer Camps

Registration for our summer camps begins on Wednesday, May 19 at 9am. Our camps are available to view online.

Full-Day Camps – Indoor/Outdoor

These fun-filled camps take advantage of indoor amenities as well as lots of activities outside.

  Camp Delbrook Camp Harry Jerome Camp Lynn Valley
  851 West Queens Road 123 23rd Street E 3590 Mountain Highway
  5-6yrs
MF 9am-3pm
6-9yrs
M-F 8:45am-4:15pm
6-9yrs
M-F 8:45am-4:15pm
6-12yrs
M-Tu & W,F
8:45am-4:15pm
5-6yrs
M-F 9am-3pm
Registration Fee $214 $234.50 $234.50 X $214
4 Day Week $171.20 $187.60 $187.60 X $171.20
2 Day Week X X X $93.80 X
Walking Trips
Opening Week Jul 5-9 Jul 5-9 Jul 5-9 Jun 28-29 Jul 5-9
Closing Week Aug 30-Sep 3 Aug 30-Sep 3 Aug 30-Sep 3 Jun 30-Jul 2 Aug 30-Sep 3

Campers must be the age advertised by Dec 31 of this year.

Full-Day Camps – Outdoor (all weather)

These action-packed camps will take place in local parks and surrounding neighbourhoods – rain or shine! 

Times: 8:45am - 4:15pm
5 Day Week Fee: $234.50
4 Day Week Fee: $187.60

  Camp Karen Magnussen Camp Lynn Valley Camp Loutet Park Camp Myrtle Park Camp Princess Park
  2300 Kirkstone Rd Mountain Hwy & Frederick Rd South
Rufus Ave & 14th St E
North
Rufus Ave & 17th St E
Caledonia Ave & Cove Cliff Rd Princess park Ave
  6-9yrs 9-12yrs 6-9yrs 9-12yrs 6-9yrs 9-12yrs 9-12yrs
Walking Trips
Occasional Indoor Opportunities X X X
Opening Week Jul 5-9 Jul 5-9 Jul 5-9 Jul 5-9 Jul 5-9 Jul 5-9 Jul 5-9
Closing Week Aug 30 - Sep 3 Aug 30 - Sep 3 Aug 23-27 Aug 23-27 Aug 30 - Sep 3 Aug 30 - Sep 3 Aug 30 - Sep 3

Campers must be the age advertised by Dec 31 of this year.

Part-Day Specialty Camps  

Try something new at these part day specialty camps for ages 2 to 15.

  Delbrook Harry Jerome John Braithwaite Karen Magnussen  Parkgate  Ron Andrews

EARLY YEARS 2-5YRS

Arts Dance X X X X
Arts Visual X X X
Learn & Play X X X
Sport X X X

SCHOOL AGE 5-12YRS

Arts Dance X X X X
Arts Performing X X X X
Arts Pottery X X X X
Arts Visual X X
Certificate & Leadership X X
Racquet Sports X X X X
Sport X X

YOUTH 12-15YRS

Active X X X X X
Arts Visual X X X X X
Certificate & Leadership X X X X X
Racquet Sports X X X X X

Age Ranges

Age requirements for full-day camps are calculated as of the child’s age on Dec 31 in the current year, as NVRC follows the same system used by schools. This is designed so that children are in camps with their school grade peers. For example, children turning eight during that year will be in the same camp whether they were born in March or September. Age requirements for part-day camps are calculated as the child’s age at the course start date.

The Camps Team

Our camp leaders are chosen for their experience, leadership and enthusiasm for working with kids. They are trained to make the camps safe, fun and inclusive.  Camp leaders are trained in first aid, child development, risk management and emergency preparedness. 

Camp Forms

Once you've chosen a camp, please be sure to complete and sign our Camp Parental Consent Form. The form is fillable and savable so that you can fill it out once, save a copy to your computer, then print a copy off for each week that your child is in a camp.

  1. Open the Camp Parental  & Emergency Consent Form 
  2. Fill in your personal information
  3. Save the completed document to your hard drive
  4. Print the form and sign it in all 3 places & fill in both informed consent documents
  5. Give the completed form to the camp leader before dropping your child off for their first day of camp

Full Day Camps Week-at-a-Glance

Here is a sample camp calendar for our Facility Based and Outdoor camps. Weekly schedules will vary. Leaders and campers work together to develop our weekly plans. 

Camps Inclusion

NVRC welcomes participants of all abilities to our camps. While we do not provide 1:1 or individualized, we have inclusion spots available in some of our full day summer camp locations.  If your child would benefit from attending camp with a little extra supervision, you can apply for a week of inclusion support.  More details can be found on the application form.

Applications for summer 2021 will be accepted starting May 3rd at 9am until May 18th at 3pm.

Campers are also invited and encouraged to attend with their own private support worker. Please note: to ensure compliance with COVID safety requirements, support workers need to be registered for camps (no charge). To register a support worker please contact us at 604.987.7529 or call one of our facilities directly.  Some specialty camps have limited room capacity available, so we recommend connecting with the camp supervisor ahead of registration if your camper will be attending with a support worker. 

If your child has support considerations that you would like to share / discuss, we are happy to connect with you!  For specific camps please contact the camp supervisor at that location.  For general inquiries contact 604.983.6415.