Summer Camps Vancouver 2023

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Pear Tree Education is offering the ultimate in Vancouver summer camps for boys and girls aged 5-14.

We have summer camps at our Vancouver for 8 weeks (starting the 3rd of July and finishing 25th of August), our East Van and North Van locations for 7 weeks (starting the 3rd of July and finishing the 18th of August), and our White Rock location for 6 weeks (starting 3rd of July and finishing 11th of August). Individual summer camps last 1 week.

Our courses fill up very fast, so make sure that you book soon to avoid disappointment!

IMPORTANT: 2023 Location Confirmation

This camp will again be hosted at our newly renovated and expanded school:

Pear Tree Education (map link)
215-2678 W Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6K 2G3

We will be running our Hot Lunch Program at this location.

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.

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

Led by experienced 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 Vancouver!

We have summer camps at our Vancouver location for 8 weeks (starting 3rd July and finishing 25th August), as well as summer camps in East Van, Burnaby, North Van, and White Rock. Individual summer camps last 1 week.

We also offer two additional services including a Hot Lunch program ($75/wk) and pre-camp/after-camp care ($150/wk combo).

1) Pear Tree’s Summer Camp Vancouver brochure

Video Tutorial

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

  • Week 1: July 3rd - 7th

    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.


    Pearformers (Ages 10-14) 

    Dance, theatre, and musical theatre, Pear Tree’s Pearformers course has a little bit of everything of the performing arts! We’re bringing Broadway to West Broadway.

    Whether or not your child already does acting, dancing, or singing, in Pearformers we’ll start from the basics and will work upwards to create small group performances. If you’re confident enough to do a solo performance, there’s room for that, too!

    Come and discover your inner talents!


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    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!


    We have limited spots remaining for this course at our East Van location.

    Alternatively, please email us at info@pear-tree.ca to be added to the waitlist.

  • Week 2: July 10th - 14th

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

    British Columbia is 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)

    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!


    Photo(shop) (Ages 10-14)

    If you want to practice more advanced photography and learn how to edit photos in Adobe Photoshop, then Pear Tree’s Photo(shop) camp is for you.

    You’ll take photos for daily themes, and will edit these photos to refine them. You’ll also create an online portfolio to remember and share with family and friends.

    PLEASE NOTE: Students should bring their own digital camera.


  • Week 3: July 17th - 21st

    Animation Studios (Ages 7-9) – 1 x SPACE 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!


    Film School (Ages 10-14) – 4 x SPACES REMAINING!

    Action, drama, and comedy! We have one week to create, film, and edit a theatrical movie, and we need your help!

    With movies requiring a massive team, there is guaranteed to be a role for you: live acting, voice-overs, directing, filming, editing, music, or writing.

    Come and find out if you can make it in the movie industry.


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    Wetland Wonders (Ages 5-6)

    Ponds and wetlands are an important part of Vancouver’s ecosystem, and as young biologists, we’ll study some wetlands features up close.

    We will learn about the life cycle of a frog, study water plants, observe local birds, and do pond dipping! Each day will have a different focus and we will explore through art, drama, literature and experiments.

    This course includes a field trip to a local pond, where we can observe a wetland habitat’s features.


    We have limited spots remaining for this course at our East Van location.

    Alternatively, please email us at info@pear-tree.ca to be added to the waitlist.


  • Week 4: July 24th - 28th

    Interesting Insects (Ages 5-6)

    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 a bout and raising butterflies. The butterflies will be released in the summer as part of an inclusive field trip.


    We have limited spots remaining for this course at our East Van location.

    Alternatively, please email us at info@pear-tree.ca to be added to the waitlist.

    STEM Challenges (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 specialized materials.


    Please email us at info@pear-tree.ca to be added to the waitlist for any potential openings.

    Please note that we offer this same course at our East Van (nr. Olympic Village) location w/c 8th August.

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    Graphic Novels (Ages 10-14)

    Come and experience Pear Tree’s amazing updated version of its already much-loved Graphic Novels course!

    Taking advantage of some amazing changes in technology, your child will get to create graphic
    novels on a level of sophistication never before imaginable and with unlimited potential.

    In this course, we combine literacy, acting, photography, art and technology to create our own high quality digital graphic novels to take home at the end of the course.


    Please email us at info@pear-tree.ca to be added to the waitlist.

  • 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) 

    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!


    Energy (Ages 10-14) – 5 x SPACES REMAINING!

    Human civilisation depends on energy. Our need to find a solution for seemingly unlimited, renewable energy makes it a fascinating topic for exploration.

    Students in our 4-day Energy course will explore different forms of energy and develop an understanding for what electricity is and how we are able to use it to get things done.

    We’ll conduct a number of energy-related experiments and will ask deep-thinking questions.

    Soft-circuits using copper tape and LED lights will enable our students to establish an understanding of simple circuits, before we move on to more complex breadboards and Arduinos.

    By examining chapters from the novel The City of Ember, we’ll explore what life would be like if we had a limited amount of electricity.


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

    It’s A Small World (Ages 5-6) – 1 x SPACE 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!



    Artificial Intelligence (Ages 10-14) – 7 x SPACES REMAINING!

    Through the exploration of the short story ‘Supertoys Last All Summer Long’ by Brian W. Aldiss (that inspired the film ‘A.I.’), Pear Tree will look at various aspects of artificial intelligence.

    Pear Tree’s ‘A.I.’ camp will expand your child’s math capabilities: spatial reasoning and problem solving.

    Through various apps, your child will develop a foundational understanding of programming, and will apply that to problem-solving challenges using our very own Dash robot nicknamed ‘Peary’!

    ‘A.I.’ encapsulates perfectly Pear Tree’s interdisciplinary educational method.


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    Marine Biology (Ages 7-9)

    With so many interesting sea creatures and aquatic plants, who doesn’t love exploring beaches?

    With beaches so close to Pear Tree, we’ll have lots of opportunities to explore local marine life.

    As a young biologist, you’ll develop important skills such as observing, documenting and comparing.

    We will also learn about other marine life in other parts of the world, including sharks, coral reefs and jellyfish!


    Please email us at info@pear-tree.ca to be added to the waitlist

  • Week 7: August 14th - 18th

    Nature Explorers (Ages 5-6) – 3 x SPACES REMAINING!

    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) – 7 x SPACES REMAINING!

    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.


    Flight (Ages 10-14) – 5 x SPACES REMAINING!

    Human beings have always been fascinated by flight, ever since the first humans saw living creatures flying around them. For millennia, we wondered how they fly, which led to the development of planes, helicopters and drones.

    Our Flight course explores both the animal kingdom and human inventions. We’ll explore how flight works, both the science and the math; we’ll look at how the physical characteristics of different birds affect their flight abilities; and we’ll look at human solutions for flight. Also, we will create an infographic to show how the size and shape of birds and planes affects their flight altitude.

    This is a hands-on course, so we’ll not only be testing 3 different types of paper airplanes to see how the design and style impact the performance of the plane, we’ll also make wing prototypes to see which wing creates the strongest feeling of lift, force and gravity; and then using this knowledge to create a glider out of balsa wood.

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  • Week 8: August 21st - 25th

    Painters Pallet (Ages 5-6) – 3 x SPACES REMAINING!

    As painters, we will have lots of time to try different paints and painting techniques! We’ll work with watercolor, acrylic and tempera paints.

    Our paintings will be inspired by nature, animals, literature, our friends and family, and even the summer weather!

    The young artists of this course will have a small portfolio of art pieces to share with you at the end of this week.


    Math Magicians (Ages 7-9) – 7 x SPACES REMAINING!

    If you think learning math involves doing worksheets and quizzes, we’re about to change your mind! This is a fantastic, hands-on approach to learning math and connecting math to real life.

    We’ll explore measurement, create our own word problems, study shapes, try several different addition and subtraction strategies, and work with money.

    We will also play lots of math games to strengthen our number sense in a fun, age-appropriate way!


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    Academic Boost (Ages 10-14) – 5 x SPACES REMAINING!

    Based on our observations in our SSAT and Mini School courses since Fall 2020, students in many Vancouver schools have fallen well behind on their academics.

    As a result, Pear Tree is offering our Academic Boost summer camp.

    Our Academic Boost camp will cover a wide range of literacy (reading & writing) and math skills.

    Please Note: This course is for motivated students who are passionate about learning!




Summer Camp Vancouver Prices 2023

By booking 4 weeks or more of our 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 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. This applies to our Hot Lunch program, too.


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

Additional Options

Pear Tree’s Healthy Hot Lunch Program

Why not take advantage of Pear Tree’s Hot Lunch Program? For just $75 per week, your child will receive a healthy combination of a hot meal with veggies, and a morning and afternoon snack!


Our menu is approved by a certified nutritionist, and is prepared by our in-house chef.

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Pear Tree Summer Camp Highlights

  • 16 x kids per summer camp (maximum)

  • 1 x school teacher per class

  • Plus classroom assistant (for young classes)

  • Very high quality summer camps

  • Amazing value for money!

  • 1:5 ratio on field trips

  • 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, sports, and critical thinking.

Furthermore, Pear Tree offers some of the most unique educational experiences, connecting education to the 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 private elementary school and 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 a better educational summer camp.

Pear Tree Education (map link)
215-2678 W Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6K 2G3

We will be running our Hot Lunch Program at this location.