North Vancouver Summer Camps 2023

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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 children in new and challenging activities, including cooking, sports, music and dance, drama/public speaking, technology, art/crafts, and academics.

Pear Tree Education is offering the ultimate in North Vancouver summer camps for boys and girls aged 5-9.

We have summer camps at our North Van location for 7 weeks (starting 3th July and finishing 18th August), as well as summer camps in Kitsilano, East Van, Burnaby, and White Rock. Individual summer camps last 1 week.

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

All of our North Vancouver summer camps are designed by Pear Tree.

Led by experienced Vancouver and North Vancouver school teachers, 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 $420 per 5-day camp, you won’t find a better value-for-money summer camp anywhere else in North Vancouver!

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

CAMPUS ADDRESS: St. Agnes Church, 530 12th St E, North Vancouver, BC V7L 2K4

Our North Van summer camps are located next to Ray Perrault Park. This gives us access to the playground, fields, and sports facilities.

We are also within walking distance of Greenwood Park and Keith Lynn Park natural trails, as well as Loutet Farm.

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 3rd - 7th

    Our Community (Ages 5-6)

    We will explore the roles of various important members of our community, including fire fighters, construction workers, doctors, police officers and veterinarians.

    These roles will be explored through art, literature, and dramatic play. Students will take on the roles of different community members, design their own town, and learn how they fit in our community.

    This course will even include a field trip to a local fire or police station!


    Photography (Ages 7-9)

    Vancouver is one of the most photogenic cities in the world, especially in the summer! Join us
    for a week of capturing this beauty by learning about composition and creating meaning behind photography.

    You’ll learn all about basic digital photography techniques and use these to take some great photos. As well, you’ll have the opportunity to turn your photos into cards.

    PLEASE NOTE: It is recommended that students bring their own digital camera or iPad for this course.



  • Week 2: July 10th - 14th

    Westcoast Creatures (Ages 5-6) – 4 x SPACES REMAINING!

    British Columbia is the home to many interesting animals. In this course, we will explore these creatures through science experiments, art activities, drama, songs and children’s literature.

    Some of the creatures we will explore include local brown bats, grizzly bears, hummingbirds, orca whales, and owls.

    Students are sure to leave this course excited about our local wildlife!


    Ancient Egypt (Ages 7-9) – 5 x SPACES REMAINING!

    Pyramids, mummies, tomb raiders and hieroglyphics- what is Ancient Egypt really about?

    Students will participate in a ceremony to mummify a chicken, make a mask like a pharoah, focus on an Egyptian god and make a model of a pyramid. We’ll learn about some of the fascinating inventions created by Ancient Egyptians that we still use today!

    We’ll also do a variety of Reader’s Theater activities to help understand what life was really like in Ancient Egypt!


  • Week 3: July 17th - 21st

    Plants & Pollinators (Ages 5-6) – 2 x SPACES REMAINING!

    With spring around the corner, so many plants are starting to grow and bloom! Plants depend on pollinators such as birds, bees and insects.

    This course will focus on how pollinators such as bees, birds and butterflies are interrelated with our local plants. We will learn about the life cycle of plants, grow seeds, observe and study different local pollinators.

    Many of the activities in this course will be conducted outdoors.


    Space (Ages 7-9) – 6 x SPACES REMAINING!

    Do you know what it takes to fly to the moon, or even beyond? Take a trip into space with Pear Tree’s out-of-this-world Space Invaders camp!

    Train like an astronaut, build and test space technology, and learn about the possibility of living on other planets. We’ll also make lunatic landers and other simulated spacecrafts to explore life in space and other planets.

    At the end of the week, we’ll apply our knowledge of space to our “Space Mission”, to see if human life can exist on a mysterious new planet.



  • Week 4: July 24th - 28th

    Interesting Insects (5-6) – 4 x SPACES REMAINING!

    Leave your bug spray at home! Find out how insects are important for our community and environment.

    After making our insect sanctuaries, we will go on daily nature walks and collect insects to observe and research. Some of these insects include pill bugs, centipedes, and ladybugs!

    Our students will also take part in learning about and raising butterflies. The butterflies will be released in the summer as part of an inclusive field trip.


    Animation Studios (Ages 7-9) – 2 x SPACES REMAINING!

    Calling all future movie directors! Using computers, digital cameras and interactive Smartboards, your team will create and direct several of your own animations and short films

    You’ll make storyboards and scenery, and will create your own short animation and film.

    You’ll learn how to add voice overs, words, music and sound effects.

    Each day, we will learn a different drama technique, and we’ll even do some of our own acting to film!


  • Week 5: July 31st - August 4th

    Go Green Eco Team (Ages 5-6) 

    Want to learn about how you can “go green”?

    At Pear Tree, you’ll learn how to be better citizens, both locally and globally, through fun and practical ways. We’ll plant terrariums, learn about water waste, participate in recycling relays, and do crafts with recycled materials. We’ll explore lots of great picture books that model sustainability, and teach us how to help make the world a better place!


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    O’Canada (Ages 7-9) – 4 x SPACES REMAINING!

    Let’s celebrate the amazing country we live in!

    We’ll read different stories about Canada and Canadians, make some Canadian food, create some epic pictures and paintings in the style of Emily Carr, learn about some great Canadian inventors and inventions, be inspired by Canadian athletes, and look at Canadian wildlife and nature.

    Phew! So much in 4 days!



  • Week 6: August 8th - 11th (4-day week)

    It’s A Small World (Ages 5-6) – 3 x SPACES REMAINING!

    We will travel the world in 5 days! Each day, students will focus on a different region of the world.

    Our class will study songs, art, stories, dances and traditions from various countries. We’ll even make and try some food from other countries!

    Some of the places we’ll study include Kenya, India, China, France and Mexico!


    STEM (Ages 7-9) 

    Join us for a week of fun, daily STEM challenges!

    Using a wide variety of team-based activities, students will work together to solve science, technology, engineering and math-related problems using a mixture of everyday and specialised materials.



  • Week 7: August 14th - 18th

    Nature Explorers (Ages 5-6) 

    Join us in a week of outdoor adventures, where we’ll learn about nature and how to take care of it!

    We will learn about BC’s old growth forests, build a hummingbird feeder, use natural items to make eco art, and take photographs of nature.

    Through daily nature walks, lots of outdoor play, as well as field trips to local natural settings, we’re sure you’ll discover something new about nature this week!


    Eco Art (7-9) 

    Some of the most fun art to create is made of different recycled materials, mediums and of course, your imagination!

    Each day will have a different focus of reusable materials and visual elements. While students will still use traditional materials such as paint, construction paper and pastels, we’ll also use natural items such as cork, stones and leaves, as well as recycled materials such as buttons, glass jars, newspapers and fabric.


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North Vancouver Summer Camp Prices 2023

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


*note: some premium courses have additional fees for field trips/materials / entrance costs

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

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Pear Tree Summer Camp Highlights

  • 16 x kids per summer camp (maximum)

  • 1 x school teacher per class

  • 1:5 ratio on field trips

  • Very high quality summer camps

  • Amazing value for money!

  • 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 child 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 North Vancouver 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: St. Agnes Church, 530 12th St E, North Vancouver, BC V7L 2K4

Our North Vancouver camp is located at St. Agnes Church, situated on 12th St E, close to Ray Perrault Park.