Summer camps for kids 
(8-12 years)

New and exciting activities will engage your child in outdoor exploration, animal behaviour, mountain rescue and BC culture. With distinct daily themes, each camp is united in common goals of inspiring youth to get outdoors, experience ‘only here’ activities.

The camps for kids themes offered are:
  • Adventure Day Camp (1 & 5 day options)
  • Mountain Ropes Adventure Camp (3 day)
  • Survival Camp (5 day)
  • Photography Camp (5 day)

See below for more information on all available kids camps.

kids summer day camps

New! Mountain ROpes Adventure Camp (10-14)

Join us for an adventure day camp in the tree tops! Campers will explore our brand new mountaintop ropes course! This new adventure gets campers exploring the Mountain’s forest from high in the tree canopy. With suspended bridges, ziplines, ladders and nets the course offers a series of four aerial ropes courses full of excitement, challenge and fun!

Dates:
Camp A: July 2–July 4 
Camp B: July 9–11 
Camp C: July 16–18 
Camp D: July 23–25 
Camp E: July 30–August 1 
Camp F: August 6–8 
Camp G: August 13–15 
Camp H: August 20–22 
Camp I: Aug 27–29

Price: 
3 Day - $235

Adventure Day Camps For Kids

Experience the magic of the Mountain! Led by our experienced Grouse Mountain Camp Leaders, our camps offer a unique world of excitement Monday through Friday, with 1 or 5 day options. This fun and active experience for kids will teach outdoor survival skills, environmental awareness/appreciation, cultural awareness and knowledge of wildlife biology.

Adventure Camps Daily Program OVerview

Pick and choose your favourite day from the daily program overview or sign up for a week long camp an experience them all!

Monday

WINGED ADVENTURE
Are you as strong as a Bald Eagle, or as quick as a humming bird? Meet our resident Owl and his raptor friends in the Birds in Motion Demonstration and take a trip to our wind turbine. 

Highlights
  • Eye of the Wind (wind turbine)
  • Birds in Motion Demonstration
  • Photo with an Owl

Tuesday

MOUNTAIN EXPLORATION
In this active day kids experience rock climbing on real rock with outstanding views of the city below. Take a hike to hidden viewpoints and cool down in water blasted from a snow machine. We finish the day in style with the creation of a team flag for use in our well-loved capture the flag.

Highlights
  • Rock Climbing
  • Behind the scenes with snow making equipment 
  • Capture the flag

Wednesday

SURVIVAL
Did you know that you can collect water using an old t-shirt or that a garbage bag could save your life? Our interactive activities will prepare your kids with the skills to survive in the wilderness. We will build a natural shelter, filter water and practice aim on our improved mountain top archery range.

Highlights
  • Archery
  • Shelter building
  • Survival skills

Thursday

WILDLIFE RANGER
Do you have an aspiring wildlife biologist or wildlife ranger in the house? Today adventures explore plants and animals and the clues they leave behind. We begin with a taste test at our roof top garden, before walking in the footsteps of a Wildlife Ranger as we go behind the scenes with our Grizzly bears Grinder and Coola. We still have time to seek the peak in search of the illusive Pika and visit our mountain top wind turbine. To finish camp groups will create wildlife scat to learn the differences between local species. A fun competition will follow, where the most realistic model wins!

Highlights
  • Behind the scenes with the bears
  • Visit the wind turbine
  • Explore and taste our edible roof top garden
  • Replica scat creation

Friday

UNIQUELY BC
Spend the morning with our Squamish elder at the Feast house with songs, dancing, crafts and the art of storytelling. Then spend the afternoon with our lumberjacks and give axe throwing a shot! Whether you are the athlete or of a more creative mind this day combines the best of both worlds.

Highlights
  • Behind the scenes with the lumberjacks
  • Lumberjack Show
  • Axe Throwing
  • Songs, dances and stories with First Nations Elder

Adventure Camp Dates & Times

Dates & Times
Camp A: July 1–July 5 
Camp B: July 8–12 
Camp C: July 15–19 
Camp D: July 22–26 
Camp E: July 29–August 2 
Camp F: August 5–9 
Camp G: August 12–16 
Camp H: August 19–23 

Adventure Camp Rates & Info

$320 - 5 day camp 
$75 - single day 
Options to book 1 day, 5 days, or any combinations, with no limitations to the total number of days booked.

After Camp Activities 
Extend your kid's day with additional games and activities from 3:30-4:30pm. $12 per day. 

Daily Lunch Option 
A daily kid-friendly lunch with vegetarian and gluten-free options available upon advanced request. $12 per day.

Keep your kid's busy and playing this summer at Survival Camp

Survival Camp

Join us as we venture in to the wilderness, picnic on mountain summits, discover the secrets to survival and explore the essentials of rock climbing, archery and shelter building. 

Our mountain environment along with our trained survival counselors provides the perfect setting to create long-lasting memories with friends while exploring and connecting with the natural world. 

Each week begins with an inspiring presentation from a survival professional. The camp includes a take home photo of campers in their shelters, daily survival challenges, and an end-of-week amazing race style scavenger hunt. 

Survival camp includes building a natural shelter, day hikes, rock climbing, water collection and filtration, medicinal plant use, the creation of nature glue, archery including, arrow creation, rope work, mock rescue missions, basic first aid, camouflage, geo caching and the option to eat edible insects!

Survival Camp Dates & Times

Camp B: July 8–12 
Camp C: July 15–19  
Camp D: July 22–26 
Camp E: July 29–August 2 
Camp F: August 5–9 
Camp H: August 19–23

Survival Camp Rates & Info

$355 - 5 day Camp
Booking options: Week-long camp only 

After Camp Activities 
Extend your kid's day with additional games and activities from 3:30-4:30pm. $15 per day or $60 for 5 days. Extend after camp activities for 2 hours 3:30-5:30pm for $20 per day or $75 for 5 days.

Daily Lunch Option 
A daily kid-friendly lunch with vegetarian and gluten-free options available upon advanced request. $12 per day.

summer camps for kids photography

Photography Camp

Explore a mountain, improve your photography skills and see our natural world in a new light. Whether focused on bears or owls, landscapes or action shots, this 5 day outdoor photography camp allows campers to see the mountains like never before.

Grouse photography camp will focus instruction in landscape, macro, action, wildlife and long exposure photography. We will work on developing our technical photography skills behind the camera and forego the need for a digital lab. This will give us more time outside, discovering unique places and stunning vantage points.

Each camper will be provided with a mini photography journal and have one of their photographs printed daily. Each camp will include a visit from a professional photographer who will share top tips there portfolio and experiences in the world of photography. The week ends with an informal exhibition of works for parents each Friday.

Campers must supply their own cameras for this camp. Point and shoot cameras are adequate but SLR’s are preferred. Grouse will have a couple of digital SLR’s and a selection of lenses to help provide a varied experience.

Photography Camp DATES & TIMES

Camp C: July 15–19 
Camp E: July 29–August 2 
Camp G: August 12–16

Photography Camp Rates & Info

$335 - 5 day Camp
Booking options: Week-long camp only

After Camp Activities 
Extend your kid's day with additional games and activities from 3:30-4:30pm. $15 per day or $60 for 5 days. Extend after camp activities for 2 hours 3:30-5:30pm for $20 per day or $75 for 5 days.

Daily Lunch Option 
A daily kid-friendly lunch with vegetarian and gluten-free options available upon advanced request. $12 per day.


Announcements

Our Summer activities are now open, visit our Activities & Attractions page for all of the details! Be sure to check out our new Mountain Ropes Adventure and Kids Tree Canopy Adventure

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