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Burnaby Summer Camps 2024

for 10-14 year olds

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Pear Tree Education has become one of Vancouver’s most popular educational summer camp companies, both because of the quality and diversity of our courses. Our wide range of course types will engage your tween in new and challenging activities, including cooking, leadership, sports, music and dance, creative writing, acting, public speaking, technology, art/crafts, and academics.

Pear Tree Education is offering the ultimate in Burnaby summer camps for boys and girls aged 10-14.

We have summer camps at our Burnaby location for 7 weeks (starting 2nd and finishing 16th August), as well as summer camps in Kitsilano, East Van, North Van, Steveston, and White Rock. Individual summer camps last 1 week.

*Note that the Vancouver location offers 8 weeks of summer camps.

All of our Burnaby summer camps are designed by Pear Tree’s directors.

Led by experienced school teachers, many with specialist backgrounds in the camp themes, our summer camps offer exceptional levels of safety, enjoyment and education!

Camps are from 9am – 3pm, with options to extend these times using our optional pre-camp and/or after-camp supervision services.

At $590 per 5-day camp, you won’t find a better value-for-money summer camp for 10-14 year olds!

We also offer pre-camp/after-camp care ($150/wk combo).

CAMPUS ADDRESS: Nelson Avenue Community Church, 5825 Nelson Ave, Burnaby, BC V5H 3H6

Our Burnaby summer camps are ideally located in between Deer Lake Park and Metrotown!

This provides our camps with easy access to forest trails, the wetlands, fields, and other outdoor areas. It also makes us easy to get to!

Our facilities offer separate classrooms, as well as a central hall area.

As always, our camps are not religious. We simply use church facilities as great location options for our summer camps.

Video Tutorial


Need help booking multiple weeks? Check out our short video tutorial!

  • Week 1: July 2nd - 5th (4-day week)

    Future Global Leaders (Ages 10-14)

    Embark on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery, leadership, and global awareness at the Future Global Leaders summer camp. Our immersive program is designed for young minds aged 10-14, who aspire to make a positive impact on the world and cultivate the skills needed to become the leaders of tomorrow.

    What to Expect:

    • Inspiring Themes: Dive into captivating themes that explore global issues, fostering an understanding of the world’s challenges and opportunities.
    • Interactive Learning: Engage in hands-on activities, group discussions, and real-world projects that challenge your creativity and critical thinking.
    • Leadership Training: Develop essential leadership skills, including ethics, conflict resolution, team building, and strategic thinking.
    • Digital Literacy: Harness the power of technology and digital platforms to communicate effectively and navigate our interconnected world.
    • Entrepreneurial Mindset: Cultivate creativity and adaptability, learning how to turn ideas into action in an ever-changing global landscape.
    • Sustainability: Understand the importance of sustainable practices for a better future and explore innovative solutions.
    • Global Alliances: Discover the strength of unity by building alliances with like-minded peers to address global challenges.
    • Hands-on Experience: Undertake an individual project that tackles a real-world issue, applying your newfound skills to create tangible change.
    • Personal Development: Foster self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and resilience, essential traits for successful leadership.

    Why Choose Our Camp:

    At Future Global Leaders, we offer more than just a summer camp; we offer a transformative experience that equips young minds with the skills, knowledge, and mindset needed to become change-makers. Here’s why you should choose us:

    • Experienced Educators: Our instructors are passionate educators with expertise in leadership, global issues, and youth development.
    • Holistic Learning: Our holistic approach ensures that campers gain a well-rounded education, combining academic knowledge with practical skills.
    • Safe and Supportive Environment: We provide a safe and inclusive space where campers can express themselves, ask questions, and grow without fear of judgment.
    • Real-World Impact: Our campers don’t just learn; they take action. Camp projects have the potential to create a lasting positive impact on communities and the planet.
    • Global Perspective: We believe in preparing young leaders to thrive in an interconnected world, fostering cultural competency and a global mindset.

    Who Should Attend:

    The Future Global Leaders Summer Camp is designed for curious, ambitious, and open-minded individuals aged 10-14 who:

    • Seek to understand global issues and are passionate about making a difference.
    • Aspire to become confident and ethical leaders in their schools, communities, and beyond.
    • Desire to develop essential skills in communication, teamwork, and problem-solving.
    • Are ready to embrace diversity and work collaboratively with peers from around the world.
    • Want to embark on a journey of personal growth, self-discovery, and resilience.

    Join us this summer for an unforgettable experience that will shape your future. Become part of a community of young leaders who are ready to change the world. Together, we’ll explore, learn, grow, and inspire positive global change. Are you ready to take the first step towards becoming a Future Global Leader?

    Enroll now and embark on your path to leadership excellence! Your journey to a brighter future starts here.

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  • Week 2: July 8th - 12th

    Debate Club (Ages 10-14)

    Unlock the power of persuasive communication and critical thinking in our Debate Club summer camp for 10-14-year-olds! Join us for an exciting week filled with lively discussions, friendly debates, and a whole lot of fun.

    What to Expect:

    Discover the Art of Debate: Explore the fascinating world of debate as you learn the rules, techniques, and strategies that make persuasive communication a superpower.

    Build Your Arguments: Sharpen your argumentation skills by constructing compelling and well-structured cases on a variety of thought-provoking topics.

    Master Public Speaking: Gain the confidence to express your ideas eloquently and persuasively. You’ll learn how to captivate your audience and make a lasting impression.

    Enhance Logical Thinking: Hone your logical thinking and reasoning abilities through engaging exercises and puzzles designed to challenge your mind.

    Active Research: Develop your research skills to find credible sources and evidence that support your arguments. Discover the thrill of uncovering facts that strengthen your case.

    Friendly Debates: Put your newfound skills to the test in friendly, supportive debates. You’ll have the opportunity to engage in thought-provoking discussions with your peers.

    Interactive Workshops: Participate in interactive workshops where you’ll brainstorm ideas, extend arguments, and improve your debating techniques.

    Outdoor Activities: Enjoy outdoor games and activities in the park, fostering teamwork and making new friends.

    Closing Tournament: Showcase your skills in a mini-debate tournament, applying everything you’ve learned throughout the week.

    Why Choose Our Camp:

    Our Debate Club summer camp is not just about learning; it’s about growing, connecting, and having a blast. Here’s why you should join us:

    • Empowerment: Develop the skills to express your thoughts effectively and persuasively, empowering you to excel in academics and beyond.
    • Confidence: Gain the confidence to speak in public, articulate your ideas, and defend your opinions with poise.
    • Critical Thinking: Enhance your critical thinking abilities, helping you become a more informed and well-rounded individual.
    • Friendships: Forge lasting friendships with like-minded peers who share your passion for debate and intellectual growth.
    • Fun and Learning: Enjoy a perfect blend of fun activities and educational challenges, making every day a new adventure.

    Who Should Attend:

    This camp is designed for 10-14-year-olds who are curious, eager to learn, and ready to embrace the world of debate. Whether you’re a novice or have some prior experience, our camp offers something for everyone.

    Join Us:

    Get ready for a week of engaging discussions, critical thinking, and exciting debates. Join our Debate Club summer camp and unlock the power of your voice! Enroll now and embark on a journey of discovery, empowerment, and lifelong skills. Your path to becoming a confident communicator starts here.

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  • Week 3: July 15th - 19th

    Inkspire Storywriting (Ages 10-14)

    Unleash your child’s creativity and embark on a literary adventure at the Inkspire Storywriting summer camp! Our engaging and enriching program is designed for young writers and artists aged 10-14 who are passionate about crafting their own stories. Through a dynamic blend of interactive lessons, writing workshops, and outdoor activities, we’ll guide your child on a journey to become a skilled storyteller and illustrator.

    What to Expect:

    • Creative Exploration: Campers will dive deep into the world of storytelling, exploring the elements of character, plot, setting, conflict, and resolution.
    • Hands-On Learning: Our experienced instructors will provide hands-on guidance, fostering the development of writing and illustration skills.
    • Collaborative Environment: Campers will collaborate with peers, sharing ideas and feedback to enhance their storytelling abilities.
    • Memorable Characters: Campers will create unique characters, complete with character arcs, that come to life on the pages of their stories.
    • Engaging Dialogue: Learn the art of crafting engaging dialogue that makes stories come alive.
    • Revision and Celebration: Campers will revise and edit their stories, culminating in a celebration where they share their creative works.

    Why Choose Our Camp:

    At Pear Tree, we offer more than just a summer camp; we offer a transformative experience that equips young minds with the skills, knowledge, and mindset needed to become change-makers. Here’s why you should choose us:

    • Expert Instructors: Our camp is led by experienced educators and writers who are passionate about nurturing young talent.
    • Holistic Learning: We provide a well-rounded curriculum that balances learning with outdoor activities, ensuring a fun and enriching experience.
    • Individualized Attention: We keep our camp size small to ensure each camper receives personalized attention and feedback.
    • Creative Confidence: Your child will leave the camp with improved storytelling and illustration skills, along with newfound creative confidence.
    • Lasting Memories: Campers build lasting friendships and create stories they’ll treasure for a lifetime.

    Who Should Attend:

    This camp is perfect for:

    • Aspiring Writers: Young wordsmiths who have a passion for storytelling.
    • Budding Illustrators: Young artists eager to bring their stories to life through art.
    • Inquisitive Minds: Children who love exploring new ideas and expressing themselves.
    • Ages 10-14: The camp is designed for kids in this age group who are ready to embark on a storytelling adventure.

    Join Us:

    Don’t miss the opportunity to ignite your child’s imagination and foster their love for storytelling. Join us this summer for an unforgettable journey into the world of creative writing and illustration. Enroll today to secure your child’s spot in the Inkspire Storywriting summer camp! Unlock their potential and watch them flourish as a storyteller and artist.

    Spaces are limited, so act quickly to reserve your child’s place in our exciting summer camp. We can’t wait to inspire the next generation of storytellers!

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  • Week 4: July 22nd - 26th

    Acting Studios (Ages 10-14)

    Unleash your inner actor and dive into the captivating world of performing arts at our Acting Studios summer camp for 10-14 year-olds. Join us for an unforgettable journey where creativity, teamwork, and self-expression take center stage. Discover the thrill of acting, create memorable characters, and shine in a final class performance that will leave you standing ovation-ready!

    What to Expect:

    In our Acting Studios summer camp, expect an immersive and dynamic experience that will nurture your passion for the performing arts. Each day is filled with engaging activities:

    • Fun Warm-Up Games: Icebreakers and acting games to build friendships and boost confidence.
    • Script Reading: Explore intriguing stories and characters from carefully selected scripts.
    • Character Building: Bring characters to life through in-depth exploration and embodiment.
    • Voice and Movement: Develop your voice projection and stage presence for powerful performances.
    • Rehearsals and Feedback: Polish scenes, receive constructive feedback, and grow as an actor.
    • Dress Rehearsal and Performance: Feel the excitement of putting on a show for family and friends!

    Why Choose Our Camp:

    • Experienced Instructors: Learn from experienced acting professionals who are passionate about nurturing young talent.
    • Collaborative Environment: Make friends, work as a team, and build lifelong skills in communication and creativity.
    • Final Class Performance: Showcase your talent on stage in a professionally organized performance.
    • Creative Freedom: Explore your creativity through character creation, improvisation, and storytelling.

    Who Should Attend:

    Our Acting Studios summer camp is perfect for:

    • Aspiring actors looking to hone their skills in a supportive and creative environment.
    • Kids and teens aged 10-14 with a passion for performing arts and storytelling.
    • Beginners and experienced actors alike, as our program caters to all skill levels.
    • Families seeking a fun and educational summer camp experience in the Lower Mainland.

    Join Us:

    Are you ready to step into the spotlight and embark on a journey of creativity and self-discovery? Join us at the Acting Studios summer camp and let your talent shine! Reserve your spot today and be part of a summer filled with laughter, learning, and unforgettable performances.

    Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make new friends, gain confidence, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Join our Acting Studios summer camp and let your inner star shine!

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  • Week 5: July 29th - August 2nd

    Academic Boost! (Ages 10-14)

    Welcome to our engaging and intellectually stimulating Academic Boost! summer camp designed for curious minds aged 10-14. Over the course of five enriching days, students will embark on a journey of intellectual exploration, critical thinking, and logical reasoning. Our camp is carefully crafted to provide a holistic approach to academic advancement, helping students improve their math, language, and analytical skills.

    Why Choose Our Camp:

    • Profound Learning: Our camp delves into various subjects, fostering a profound understanding of math, literature, and critical thinking.
    • Interactive Activities: Through interactive activities, students will master math concepts, analyze literature, and develop logical thinking skills.
    • Expert Guidance: Experienced instructors will guide students through challenging academic exercises, ensuring a nurturing and supportive learning environment.
    • Inspiring Environment: Our camp cultivates a love for learning, fostering creativity, curiosity, and analytical thinking.
    • Practical Application: Students will apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios, enhancing their problem-solving abilities.
    • Engaging Presentations: The camp encourages students to enhance their presentation skills, enabling them to articulate their ideas effectively.

    Who Should Attend:

    Our Academic Boost! summer camp is ideal for students aged 10-14 who are passionate about expanding their academic horizons. This camp is perfect for those who:

    • Seek to excel in math and language arts.
    • Enjoy analyzing literature and exploring its deeper meanings.
    • Desire to enhance their logical and critical thinking skills.
    • Thrive in a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment.
    • Are motivated to learn and are open to challenging themselves academically.

    Come join us for a week of exciting academic exploration and personal growth! Throughout the camp, students will engage in hands-on activities, analysis of literature, math challenges, logical reasoning exercises, and interactive presentations. They will leave with improved academic skills, increased confidence, and a deeper appreciation for the world of learning.

    Prepare for a journey that will ignite your intellectual curiosity and set you on the path to academic excellence. Join us at the Academic Boost! summer camp and embark on an educational adventure that will leave a lasting impact on your academic journey.

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  • Week 6: August 6th - 9th (4-day week)

    TV Reporters (Ages 10-14) 

    Get ready for an exhilarating journey into the world of TV reporting! In our TV Reporters summer camp, young journalists aged 10-14 will embark on an exciting adventure as they become news anchors, weather reporters, movie critics, and entertainment show hosts. This camp is designed to provide hands-on experience in the world of broadcasting, where campers will work in teams, representing competing news stations, to create their own news reports, weather forecasts, movie reviews, and entertainment shows. Through a mix of fun and educational activities, students will gain valuable skills in research, scriptwriting, filming, and video editing.

    Why Choose Our Camp:

    • Real-Life Broadcasting Experience: Our campers will step into the shoes of real TV reporters, working with hardware and software to produce quality news reports and shows.
    • Collaborative Learning: Campers will develop teamwork and communication skills as they collaborate with their fellow reporters to create engaging content.
    • Creative Expression: Campers will have the freedom to express their creativity and opinions as they review movies and create entertaining segments.
    • Confidence Building: Public speaking and on-camera experience will boost campers’ self-confidence and presentation skills.
    • Technical Proficiency: Campers will learn to use digital tools, such as teleprompters and video editing software, enhancing their technical abilities.

    Who Should Attend:

    This camp is perfect for budding reporters, aspiring broadcasters, and young storytellers aged 10-14 who have a passion for news, entertainment, and media. Whether your child dreams of being the next big news anchor, film critic, or talk show host, this camp provides a unique opportunity to explore their interests in a fun and supportive environment.

    Join Us:

    Don’t miss this chance to let your child’s creativity shine as they step into the exciting world of TV reporting. Join us for a week of learning, fun, and hands-on experiences that will leave campers with valuable skills and lasting memories. Enroll your child in our TV Reporters summer camp and watch them become the future of broadcasting!

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  • Week 7: August 12th - 16th

    Young Detectives (Ages 10-14) 

    Get ready for an action-packed week of mystery-solving and forensic adventures at our Young Detectives summer camp! If you’re between 10 and 14 years old and have ever dreamed of being a crime scene investigator like those you’ve seen on your favorite detective TV shows, this camp is perfect for you.

    Why Choose Our Camp:

    • Hands-On Learning: Dive into the fascinating world of forensic science and detective work. You’ll participate in engaging experiments and activities designed to sharpen your detective skills.
    • Applied Skills: On the last day, put your skills into action by examining a simulated crime scene and gathering evidence. Formulate who you think is responsible for the crime.
    • Expert Guidance: Our experienced instructors will guide you through each activity, ensuring a safe and educational experience.
    • Teamwork: Collaborate with fellow young detectives as you work together to crack challenging cases and solve mysteries.
    • Safety First: Your safety is our priority. We’ll teach you the importance of safety protocols and ensure a secure learning environment.

    Who Should Attend:

    This camp is tailored for budding detectives and young scientists aged 10 to 14 who are curious, inquisitive, and eager to explore the world of forensic science. If you’re a fan of detective TV shows like CSI and Sherlock, this camp will allow you to step into the shoes of a real-life investigator.

    Join Us:

    Are you ready to uncover clues, analyze evidence, and become a skilled young detective? Join us for a week of thrilling adventures, brain-teasing puzzles, and hands-on learning. Your journey to becoming a master detective starts here! Enroll now and embark on an unforgettable summer camp experience that will ignite your curiosity and problem-solving skills. Discover the science behind solving mysteries and join the ranks of the Young Detectives!

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Burnaby Summer Camp Prices 2024


By booking 4 weeks or more of our Burnaby summer camps, you could save up to 20% off our regular price. We’re confident you won’t find a better value for money Burnaby summer camp for 10-14 year olds! Prices are for 5-day weeks. On weeks with statutory holidays, the price will be calculated for the actual number of days.

Summer Camp Prices 2024

All prices subject to Non-Refundable Deposit = $100 per course registration

Additional Options

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Pear Tree Summer Camp Highlights


  • 10 x students per summer camp (maximum)

  • 1 x school / specialist teacher per class

  • Course completion certificates

  • 1:5 ratio on field trips

  • Inclusive Pear Tree t-shirt

  • Very high quality summer camps

  • Amazing value for money!

  • Air-conditioned rooms

  • Healthy balance of indoor/outdoor time

Pear Tree Education is about to change your idea of summer camps. With any Pear Tree summer course, your tween will spend as much time as possible outside, experiencing education hands-on in the open air. Your child will learn and experience diverse skills and goals, such as multidisciplines (science, math, social studies, and language arts), creativity, teamwork, technology, public speaking, and critical thinking.

Furthermore, Pear Tree offers some of the most unique educational experiences, connecting education to the Burnaby community!

If your child has never taken a course with Pear Tree, we’re about to change your understanding of education, too, because Pear Tree Education is Vancouver’s one and only 21st century learning centre. All of our courses are taught by fully-qualified, experienced school teachers passionate about our system of learning. We’re confident you won’t find better a educational summer camp.

CAMPUS ADDRESS: Nelson Avenue Community Church, 5825 Nelson Ave, Burnaby, BC V5H 3H6

As always, our camps are not religious. We simply use church facilities as great location options for our summer camps.

Parent Testimonials


Vicki

I just wanted to take a moment to send in some positive feedback to you and the Pear Tree team. My husband and I are very impressed with all the things he has learned so far at Pear Tree. I am a teacher, and I think the Pear Tree summer camp program was a wonderfully educational experience for my son.

We registered our son in every single week of this [Burnaby] summer program. Every day, he came back with some amazing things!! I have told a lot of friends about your program! Nothing but praise.

Tanya

My daughter has been really enjoying your camp! I am so impressed by how much she’s learned and how much fun she’s having. Big Kudos to your team for creating such fun and informative camps!

Anca

I believe my daughter benefited a lot from attending the camps so a big thank you is in order for all the staff at Pear Tree.

Priscilla

I felt wonderful reading about Pear Tree and the 21st century educational methods of helping students to learn. I’m impressed by your teaching skills and creativity. It’s amazing. I loved watching your videos on YouTube and showed it to my school staff. They to were impressed with your educational ideas to enhance learning.
Good job. Hats off to you and your team.

Astrid

I am very impressed by your program. My son loves going to your camps and has a craving to learn more. I believe he is proud of what he learns with you and feels good about himself. This has not really been his experience at school.

Valerie

Pear Tree is awesome!!!

Sheril

Just want to let you know that my daughter has come home every day completely excited about her experiences at Pear Tree. She is absolutely loving the program! What more can we ask for?

Peggy

It was a great experience for my daughter. Now she is asking me if she can go back to Pear Tree this summer ???? Thanks everyone.

Cristie

My son and daughter had a great time at camp last week. As a parent I was also thrilled with how happy and stimulated they both seemed after. They were proud of their work and I had the sense that the camp allowed them to stretch their creative muscles a little. Please pass on my enthusiastic and positive feedback to your teachers and to Alexis.

Nicki

My daughters have both been raving about Pear Tree’s camps — which is really saying something, believe me — I usually get a lot of “I don’t want to go”s when they’re signed up for camps!