Summer Camps

Youth Academy Summer Camps combine fun and meaningful, hands-on learning in a variety of educational focus areas.

Youth Academy is excited to welcome you back in Summer 2023. Join the email list to receive summer camp announcements.

Register by Location (Opens April 1)

Summer 2023 Schedule TBA

Youth Academy Camp Guide

To find further camp details, view our Need to Knows and Quick Links sections.

Youth Academy summer camps run Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm weekly during July and August. To register, click on your location under the Summer Camp Schedule, click on your camp, and follow the links for online registration.

Note: Please register your child's name and birth date as the buyer. Each child requires their own unique ID number. Your adult ID number cannot be used. If your child has an NIC ID number from previous participation in summer camps, please use that ID when you register them.

Need to Knows

NIC Youth Academy offers financial assistance for eligible families through a fee subsidy program. Families can apply by filling out the application form found under "Quick Links". Applicants should review the subsidy program overview information provided on the application form before sending the completed form to youthacademy@nic.bc.ca.

Subsidies are provided to eligible families once per child on a first come first serve basis, while funds last. Not all eligible applicants will receive a subsidy. Subsidy applications are accepted between April 1 and May 15. For more information about the fee subsidy program please review the application form, or contact youthacademy@nic.bc.ca.

Please contact Youth Academy to find out about your options.

If your child has a medical condition, please contact Youth Academy as soon as possible. This way NIC can ensure your child has a safe and positive experience at camp.

All Youth Academy camps are peanut/nut free environments. Youth will be asked not to bring peanut/nut snacks with them to camp and any snacks provided will be peanut/nut free. Please be sure to communicate your child’s allergy and severity of the reaction on your camp forms. If your child carries an epi-pen or special medication, please contact Youth Academy.

Youth Academy does not provide Education Assistants for summer camps. Please contact Youth Academy and we will be happy to work with you to find a solution that works for your child.

Please send your child to camp with a peanut/nut free lunch and snacks as well as drinks to sustain them throughout the day.

You can register online. Click the link on the camp that you’re interested in to register online.

Online- Payment methods accepted are major credit card. You must pay at the time of registration to hold your spot.

Please inquire with Youth Academy prior to registration to find out the most up to date information.

Two weeks prior to camp start day – full refund.

Inside two weeks, no refunds are provided. Please contact Youth Academy to find out about your options.

A link to camp forms will be provided via email to registered participants 2-4 weeks before their camp start date. The forms will also be available under Quick Links on the summer camps page.

If there is a delay in sending out camp forms, an update will be provided on the Youth Academy website.

Youth Academy camps start at 9 am and end at 3 pm. We currently do not have before or after camp care in place. Please drop off no earlier than 8:45 am and pickup no later than 3 pm.

Specific drop off and pickup instructions by camp/location will be provided in your camp information package that will be emailed to you approximately 4 weeks prior to your camp start date. Due to COVID19, drop off and pickup procedures may change. Please refer to your camp information package and email updates for the most up to date information. If you are unsure of where to drop off or pickup your child – please contact youthacademy@nic.bc.ca.

For camps at all locations, please come with your child to sign them in each day. There will be a staff member out front the building to assist you.

Parking: Please park in designated parking zones and avoid parking and idling in fire lanes, staff parking and bus areas.

Campus Maps and directions:

If there are further questions about drop off instructions please contact the Youth Academy.

If your child is unwell or injured at camp and cannot fully take part in the group’s activities, the camp leader may determine that a child needs to be picked up. If a child is unwell or injured and medical care is required, camp staff will call first aid first, and then place a call to the parents.

NIC is a closed campus for Youth Academy participants, meaning all campers are not allowed to leave campus alone.

Campers must be signed in and out each day of camp. If a parent is unavailable to sign the child out, alternate plans for pickups at the end of the day must be approved by a parent/guardian.

If for any reason your child will be late, absent or picked up early, please communicate the circumstances to camp staff or email Youth Academy immediately. If a child is not accounted for and there is no communicated absence, the parent/guardians will be notified but ultimately it will be the parent/guardian's responsibility to follow up on the child’s whereabouts.

NIC takes its commitment to providing a safe environment for youth to explore their passions very seriously. All Youth Academy participants and staff are expected to treat individuals, equipment and the spaces utilized for camp activities with the upmost respect. Participants are always required to follow safety rules and guidelines. Parents will be notified if behaviour is unsafe or inappropriate. The parent/guardian will be responsible for picking up the child should it be deemed necessary.

Youth Academy has a zero-tolerance policy in regard to behaviours such as bullying, harassment, discrimination, racism, and physical violence of any kind. This policy extends to illegal activities during camp hours. Violation will result in removal from the camp with no refund.

Parents/guardians must arrive at check in with their child daily. If your child is arriving alone via bus or on foot, or with another family, please indicate such on their forms. It is the parent/guardians responsibility to ensure that the child is signed in at the beginning of the day.

Items to bring to camp:

  • (2) disposable, or re-usable personal face masks
  • Personal hand sanitizer
  • Wear weather appropriate clothing that can get wet or dirty.
  • Lunch and snacks (NUT/PEANUT FREE)
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sunscreen, hat, running shoes
  • Closed toe shoes are recommended for all camps
  • Be prepared for both indoor and outdoor activity each day!

Youth Academy is seeking confident and enthusiastic individuals ages 16+ to assist camp instructors. Camp hours are 9am-3pm Monday to Friday. There are several camps offered across a variety of interest areas. Volunteers may be eligible to receive credits towards high school graduation. Please contact Youth Academy at youthacademy@nic.bc.ca for more information about the opportunities available. We are excited to hear from you!

What are Youth Academy summer camps like?

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