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A place for kids to be kids!

striving to be your kids' FAVOURITE HANGOUT

 

Welcome!

REGISTRATION FOR 2019 Is NOW Open!

 


WHAT'S NEW FOR 2019

  • PHOTOS THROUGHOUT THE WEBSITE are UPDATED WITH PHOTOS from 2018

  • Gallery Photos (below) will be updated weekly

  • exciting NEW THEMES AND FIELD TRIPS

  • OUR RATIO IS 2 screened adult STAFF TO every 1-20 CHILDREN; on field trips, the ratio is 2 screened adults to every 1-10 children. We increase supervision even more by adding responsible volunteer leaders to assist the adults

  • special on-site themed events on fridays

COST

Base Registration: Each week is $150 per child.  For shorten weeks (due to a stat holiday) the cost will be $120.  

Pre-Camp & Post-Camp Care: You may add on extended care for drop-offs as early as 8:00AM and pick-ups as late as 5:30PM for an additional cost of $37.50 (or $30 for shorten weeks) per child per week. This is usually a time of free play.

Unfortunately, at this time, there is no family-rate for multiple children in the same family.

*Families with siblings in Sunshine Corner Day Care qualify for free extended care to match the siblings' day care hours.  Please enter the name of the sibling in the registration form (last section) and then register for base registration for each week needed.  We will then verify with the day care director.

BASIC DETAILS

Who can come?  For kids entering grades 1 to 5.  Students entering grades 6 and 7 are welcome to join, but know that our program is aimed at a younger age and so older students might be asked to help with certain tasks.

When is it?  The day camp starts Tuesday, July 2, and will run for eight (8) weeks until Friday, August 23.  You can select the week/s for which you would like to register your child/ren.

What time?  We run from 9:00AM to 4:00PM with a drop-off and pick-up grace period of 15 minutes.  We also provide extended care, at an extra cost, starting as early as 8:00AM and ending as late as 5:30PM. 

Where is it?  The day camp is held at the Vancouver Chinese Pentecostal Church at 215 East 18th Avenue, on the corner of Main St. and East 18th Ave. The day camp office is just next door at 235 East 18th Avenue.

 

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL WEEK LOOK LIKE?

A typical day will start off with free play until most kids have arrived.  

We will then start with a morning on-site program before heading off-site in the afternoon (except for Fridays).  We believe in a balance of indoor and outdoor activities!  

Morning activities will include conversation circle, cooking, crafts, group games and fun themed activities.  Thursdays are our big field trip days.

Typical afternoon off-site activities will look like this: 

  • MONDAY: Local park

  • TUESDAY: Swimming/Beach

  • WEDNESDAY: Library

  • THURSDAY: Field trip (all-day)

FRIDAY special event afternoons will be on-site and will include exciting special guests or activities that wrap up the theme for each week.

Each child must bring his/her own lunch and snacks.  An occasional afternoon treat may be provided.

We also ask parents to pack bottled water, sunblock and a change of clothing.  

Transportation for most field trips will be via chartered buses.  


SUMMER SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION*

SIGN-UP BY CHOOSING THE WEEK(S) BELOW, SELECTING THE APPROPRIATE REGISTRATION Description AND CLICKing ON ADD-CART.  AND THEN CLICK ON the "CART" link at the top right to complete the checkout!  

UPON COMPLETING REGISTRATION, YOU WILL RECEIVE A WELCOME PACKET IN LATE JUNE.

* In the event of a change in field trip beyond our circumstances, a full refund may be requested.

Week 1: July 2-5, 2019 The Athlete in Me
from 120.00

Olympic athletes show us what can be achieved with hard work and perseverance. On our field trip, we'll warm up first at the Terra Nova Adventure Park before moving on to trying out the sports simulators at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

Field Trip: Terra Nova Park/ Richmond Olympic Oval

Note: Monday is closed in lieu of Canada Day.

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Week 2: July 8-12, 2019 High Up
from 150.00

There are many wonders high above us in the sky and in the majestic mountains that we can see in our northern skyline. We'll be looking upward, but also looking down from the Skyride going up to the top of Grouse Mountain when on our week's field trip. At the top, we'll visit the Grizzly bears, the lumberjacks and the birds in motion!

Field Trip: Grouse Mountain

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Week 3: July 15-19, 2019 Super Heroes
from 150.00

Our lives are made safer by everyday heroes like paramedics, firefighters and policemen. Their super powers are rescuing us from harmful situations! This week, we’ll be appreciating the heroes around us and the jobs they do. On our field trip to the Police Museum, we’ll get a close-up look at the lives of our law enforcement heroes.

Field Trip: Vancouver Police Museum

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Week 4: July 22-26, 2019 Moo Moo! Quack Quack!
from 150.00

City kids will discover what makes farming fun! We will have animal fun this week and get a chance to interact with them on our field trip to Maplewood Farm. We’ll be visiting the many friendly domestic farm animals and getting a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the operations of the farm.

Field Trip: Maplewood Farm

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Week 5: July 29-August 2, 2019 Under the Sea
from 150.00

Our oceans are full of exciting things to explore. The colours, the textures, the sizes, and the unusualness of the creatures in motion are all interesting to look at! We will dive in and see what our ocean has to offer through our activities, stories and our field trip to the Vancouver Aquarium.

Field Trip: Vancouver Aquarium

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Week 6: August 6-9, 2019 Hooray for Nature!
from 120.00

We never know what interesting and beautiful things we’ll find in nature! From the tiniest of insects to the tallest of trees, we'll explore nature together on our field trip to Lynn Canyon Park (and across its famous suspension bridge).

Field Trip: Lynn Canyon Park

Note: Monday is closed in lieu of BC Day.

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Week 7: August 12-16, 2019 Amazing Science
from 150.00

We’ll be immersing ourselves in the wonderful world of science! What could be better than exploring science and learning how things work through cool experiments and activities? On our field trip to Science World, we’ll try things out for ourselves, learn about how things work, and be amazed at the wonders of science. 

Field Trip: Science World

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Week 8: Aug. 19-23, 2019 Time Travel
from 150.00

This week we'll look at what the past was like. It’s hard for us to imagine a life without the conveniences of today’s technology. On our field trip to Fort Langley, we'll travel back in time to experience life when BC first began in the 1800s.

Field Trip: Fort Langley National Historic Site

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is our refund policy? No refund will be given once the week has started except for medical emergencies.  You may change to a different week as long as the week has not started yet and space is available.  If a refund is still desired, we will issue a refund back via cheque minus a 20% administration fee.  The refund may take 1-2 weeks to be issued.

Does registration have to be online?  No, you can register over the phone or in-person at our office up until Friday, June 28, 2019.  Simply give us a call 604-367-2944 and we will walk through the process with you. We do accept credit cards over the phone and cash/cheque/credit cards in person.

Are government subsidies available?  Unfortunately, we are unable to accept government subsidies/funding/assistance.  However, we are able to provide our own subsidies to low-income families.  This will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and will require proof of low-income status.  Please email us at info@kidcitybc.ca for details.

Are part-time registrations allowed? Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate part-time registrations.  

Can more more weeks be added at a later date?  Yes! As long as there are spots available, you can register at any time for any number of weeks.

In what language is our camp conducted?  We are an English-speaking only day camp.  We always encourage that children speak English even if they are more fluent in a different language.