With the school year quickly coming to a close, parents are looking for the perfect activities to keep their children busy throughout the summer. Ranging from theatre classes, engineering programs, pottery sessions and classic outdoor activities, White Rock / South Surrey has summer programs to fit any child’s interest. To help you narrow down this list, we’ve outlined a selection of the top summer programs in the area.
Offering three types of summer camps during the month of August, The Drama Class is a great option for kids who are looking to explore the different areas of theatre. The Character Drama Camp is perfect for beginner and experienced actors alike. Areas of focus include voice work, character development, accessing emotions, script work and much more. Additionally, the Summer Playwriting and Performance Camp has a similar format with a focus on writing and performing a play. Participants learn how to use their voice, costumes, props, and imagination to bring their stories to life. Children tie together concepts learned at these camps by conducting a final performance for their parents. However, if your child is looking to advance to film and television, The Drama Class also offers a talent agent recommended audition training program.
Regardless of what topic your child wishes to delve into, The Drama Class offers summer activities suitable for any young actor or playwright.
|Location:||The Drama Class|
|101 – 15240 Thrift Ave, White Rock, V4B 2L1|
|August 13 – August 17||Character Drama Camps, Summer Playwriting, and Performance Camp|
|August 20 – August 24||Film/TV Audition Training|
|Ages:||11 – 16|
Geering Up Camps are a set of week-long STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) summer camps hosted by UBC Engineering. This program hosts a variety of design challenges, hands-on activities, and demonstrations in addition to active games outside. Some activities may include building periscopes, building Lego Mindstorm robots, coding in Scratch and much more. If you’re looking for a fun yet educational option, Geering Up Camps are the choice for you!
|Location:||White Rock Elementary School|
|1273 Fir St, White Rock, BC|
|Dates:||July 3 – August 17 (weekly)|
Get those creative juices flowing by attending one of the many programs hosted by the Semiahmoo Arts Society this summer. These summer camps will be taught by experienced artists and educators focusing on a variety of art forms ranging from pottery, painting, drawing and mixed media. Participants can gain new skills, techniques and apply their knowledge in creative projects.
|Location:||South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre|
|14601-20 Ave, Surrey, BC|
|Dates:||July 10 – August 25 (weekly)|
|Ages:||4 – 17|
Seikido Martial Arts Summer Camps are a perfect way to keep your children active and energized. This award-winning martial arts camp covers a variety of topics including self-defence and leadership skills, all packaged in a fun and safe learning environment. Furthermore, Seikido works diligently to develop their students’ values and prepare them for every challenge ahead. Seikido offers morning sessions (10 am – 12 pm) and full day sessions (10 am – 4 pm).
|Location:||Seikido Martial Arts and Coastal Union Muay Thai|
|#20 + 21, 15515 24 Ave, Surrey, BC V4A 2J4|
|Dates:||July 16 – 20|
|July 23 – 27|
|August 13 – 17|
|Ages:||5 – 12|
A&T Equestrian offers campers the opportunity to learn about the various aspects of horsemanship including riding, feeding, grooming, and safety. A&T also offers a preschool program for younger children and their parents to become familiar with horses in a safe environment. This week-long summer camp is the perfect way to get your child exposed to the best equestrian practices.
|Location:||A & T Equestrian Centre|
|4615 190 Street, Surrey, BC V3Z 1B2|
|Dates:||July 2 – August 31 (weekly)|
|Preschool Camp:||3 – 6|
The First Swing 3-Day Summer Camp aims to teach your child about basic golfing fundamentals in a fun and inclusive space. This program is perfect for children who are just starting to play golf. However, the 5-Day Camp is better suited towards those who have learned a few basic skills and are learning to delve deeper into the sport. This summer program is perfect for children looking to develop their golfing talents. Morgan Creek also offers a variety of beginning and advanced classes for children throughout the year, making its summer programs the perfect starting point for your child.
|Location:||3500 Morgan Creek Way, Surrey, B.C. V3Z 0J7|
|5 – day:||July 16 – August 31|
|3 – day:||August 6 – August 22|
|5 – day:||10 – 16|
|3 – day:||6 – 16|
Alexandra House’s Play Away Day Camps offer children a number of fun activities that vary throughout each week. Activities encourage campers to explore, meet new friends and build a community. In addition, Alexandra House offers child care before and after their Play Away Day Camps from 8 am – 5 pm.
|Location:||Alexandra Neighbourhood House|
|2916 McBride Avenue, Surrey, BC V4A 3G2|
|Dates:||July 3 – August 24 (weekly)|
|Ages:||Kindergarten to Grade 6|
Lastly, you can’t go wrong with attending one of the 200+ programs in South Surrey offered by Recreation Surrey or 30+ camps hosted by White Rock Recreation. Activities like soccer, cooking, dancing and video game design are just a few of the camps and programs offered. Another fan favourite is White Rock’s signature summer camp Land n’ Sea. This camp uses themes to frame their weekly activities and field trips to bring the fun to a whole new level. Be sure to check out the Recreation Surrey and the White Rock Recreation and Culture catalogues for more information.
|Date:||June 11 – August 31|
|Age:||2 – 16|
Regardless of what your child chooses to explore this summer, remember to sign up soon as spots for these top summer programs are filling up fast!
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