Living on or near Simon Fraser University means you get to take advantage of all that Vancouver and the surrounding area have to offer. Burnaby, the location of Simon Fraser’s original campus, has developed into a thriving metropolis in its own right. With a population of over 100,000 people from very diverse backgrounds, the city is home to an International Student’s Programme to accommodate those coming from overseas.
With its excellent education system, Burnaby is a great place to settle down with a family. There are plenty of summer camps near SFU to keep kids busy and having fun during the summer—here are a few worth checking out.
- SFU Summer Camps
SFU itself is home to many camp options for kids during the summer months. Plenty of these day camps have a specific educational focus, with options ranging from moviemaking to computers and science camp. There are even certification camps for teenagers seeking to become a lifeguard or camp counselor, and camps offering more traditional activities for the summer, such as mountaineering and outdoor adventure camps, as well as many specialty sports camps. Day camp generally runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and pre- and post-camp care is available for children whose parents need extra time during the day.
- Pear Tree Educational Summer Camps Pear Tree, a self-described 21st century private elementary school (opening in 2016) and after school enrichment program, offers educational summer camps near SFU in Burnaby, as well as two other locations in East Vancouver and Kitsilano. Your child will continue learning throughout the summer in order to be prepared for the new school year ahead while spending as much time as possible in the great outdoors. Camps go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with pre- and post-camp supervision available.
- Burnaby Village Museum Day Camps The Burnaby Village Museum recreates a 1920s tram stop community that allows visitors to experience stepping back in time to early 20th century British Columbia. The museum offers summer heritage day camps for a unique and fun educational experience; weeks take on different themes, such as “Back to Nature” and “Toy Adventure.” Day camps go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with an optional after camp club that allows children to stay until 4:30.
With nearby Burnaby Mountain and the influence of educational institutions like Simon Fraser in the community, finding summer camps near SFU is a great option for keeping your child engaged during school break!