Vancouver Outdoor School’s 2019 Summer Camps and Expeditions are partnered and lead by our sister organization Fireside Adventures. Every child should spend a part of their summer at camp learning, exploring, leading, connecting and discovering
the benefits of a summer camp experience.


“I hate camping, but I love summer camp.”

– Zooey Deschanel (New Girl)


Attention Confident and/or Reluctant Parents:

When kids go to overnight camp, they develop a sense of independence, new skills and friends while unplugging from their digital and urban world to connect with nature and simply to have fun.

We know how challenging it is to find an overnight summer camp that is affordable, safe, high quality and will give your children the attention and support they need. We know parents want the best for their kids and the level of confidence they need from their choice of a summer camp. We get it!

Vancouver Outdoor School and Fireside Adventures work together to operate a local, intentional and small group overnight camp for kids aged 7 to 12 years. Our overnight camps are designed to provide the perfect mix of fostering children’s social-emotional learning, skill-based training, gourmet cooking lessons and immersion in the North Shore local forests and Galiano Island. Imagine your kid(s) swimming, preparing a fabulous dinner, hiking,
exploring, dancing, building, creating, dreaming, laughing and just enjoying
the precious moments of being a kid at camp.

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our Upcoming Camps

Galiano Island Bike Gourmet

Connecting the best of food, biking, tenting, paddle boarding and fun all at overnight
camp! Summer camp fosters independence, positive peer relationships, and physical wellness while chowing down on awesome gourmet food at the end of an amazing day.

A twist on traditional overnight kids camp with a focus on kids’ developing their paddle boarding, bike riding and gourmet cooking skills while adventuring around parts of Galiano Island (a short ferry ride from Tsawwassen BC ferry terminal to Galiano Island).


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Date Options (5 nights, 6 days):
Week One: Sunday July 7 – Friday July 12, 2019
Week Two: Sunday July 14 – Friday July 19, 2019
Week Three: Sunday July 21 – Friday July 26, 2019

Ages: 9 – 13 years (co-ed)

Rate: $789.00 CDN plus 5% tax.
$100 off if you register before January 15, 2019. First come first serve.

Includes: Ferry fee, accommodation, camper 24/7 instruction, cooking equipment, meals and supervision, t-shirt, gourmet cooking, biking and paddle boarding lessons

Location: Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park, Galiano Island

Camp Capilano Forest Gourmet

Connecting the best of food, forest and fun all at overnight camp! VOS and Fireside
Adventures is Vancouver’s best overnight summer camp where kids explore, discover and play in some of Metro Vancouver’s most stunning locations while learning the essentials of outdoor skills, kids gourmet cooking lessons, daily swims and playing in local forests.

Kids will get the opportunity to hike the incredible trails of the Northshore. Kids partake in making savory and delicious lunch and dinners under the guidance of a Sprouting Chefs professional chef.


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Date: (5 Nights/6 Days)

Tuesday July 30 – Sunday August 04, 2019
Drop-off: Tuesday, 9:30am
Pick-up: Sunday, 12pm

Ages: 7 – 12 years (co-ed)

Rate: $789.00 CDN plus 5% tax
$50 off if you register before January 15, 2019

Includes: Accommodation, 24/7 instruction and supervision, t-shirt, food, gourmet cooking lessons and admissions to Grouse Mountain.

Important information: We will be using public transit when travelling to Grouse Mountain and for the tour of Whole Foods Market.

Location: Camp Capilano, North Vancouver