Insider’s Guide: Whistler Summer Camps for Kids

Kid paddling a canoe on a lake in Whistler

Insider’s Guide: Whistler Summer Camps for Kids

When school breaks for summer, it’s time to kick off the activities your kids have been looking forward to all year. Whether your kids want to learn a new skill, try something different, or get better at what they’re already good at, Whistler has a summer camp for them. Drop-off the kids and go have your own Whistler adventure or spend some time relaxing at the spa, it’s a win-win for the whole family!

Parents taking a selfie on a Whistler hike

Parents can adventure guilt-free knowing their kids are having just as much fun as they are. PHOTO JUSTA JESKOVA

Whistler Sports Academy: Combo Camps

With one sport in the morning and another in the afternoon, the Combo Camps are, basically, multisport days for kids – it doesn’t get more Whistler. These camps are a go-to for local families.

Campers can choose their sports in the morning, and then in the afternoon, most camps offer paddlesports (kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing) on Alta and Green Lakes.

Choose from:

  • Mountain Bike Combo Camps
  • Tennis Combo Camps
  • Sailing Combo Camps
  • Improv Combo Camps
  • Adventure Camp Survivor Series
  • Dance Combo Camps (new!)
  • Warrior Combo Camps
  • Circus Combo Camps

Last year, Whistler Sports Academy launched camps for younger children too, the Kiddy Combo Camps. There are also Leadership Camps for teens over the age of 14 that offer a Junior Instructor Certification.

Ages: 3 – 5 years old for the Kiddy Combo Camps, 5 – 14 years old for the Kids Combo, and 14 plus years old for the Leadership Camps

Length: Daily drop-in, 5-day and 11 weeks

Dates: The camps run over various June to August dates | Register

Kid paddling a canoe on a lake in Whistler

Learning to paddle on Green Lake. PHOTO MIKE CRANE

Resort Municipality of Whistler: Outdoor Camps

The Resort Municipality of Whistler runs camps for each age group:

  • Camp Action Adventure is for 4 – 6 year old kids, with visits to the water park, mini putt, the climbing gym and activities like kite making
  • Camp Summer Sunsations are for children who have completed kindergarten or Grade 1, with biking swimming, canoeing, and field trips
  • Camp Breakout is for kids in grades 2 – 7, with advanced biking, swimming, water activities and day trips

Ages: 4 years old – Grade 7

Length: 1 – 5 days, flexible registration

Dates: The camps run July 2 – August 31

Register: In person at Meadow Park Sports Centre, by email kotg@whistler.ca or by phone 604-935-8370 | More Information

Kids playing mini putt in Whistler

The making of your future golf buddy. PHOTO MIKE CRANE

Evolve: Skateboard Camp and Scooter Camp

The Whistler Skateboard Camp and Whistler Scooter Camp from Evolve take place in the Whistler Skate Park. Campers work with coaches to improve their skills and then put them into practice during mini contests. In addition to skating and scootering, the campers get to do other fun activities like swimming and yoga.

Ages: 6 – 14 years old

Level: Beginner to intermediate

Length: 4 – 5 days depending on the camp

Dates: The camps run July 2 – August 9 | Register

Momentum Camps: Skiing and Snowboarding

If you’re a skier, Momentum Camps need no introduction. Locals look forward to sending their children there since, well, they first consider having a family. Campers are coached on varied summer skiing terrain by renowned skiers, many of whom you’ll have seen competing in the X Games and Olympics. Momentum offers; Slopestyle, Mogul, Big Mountain, Girls Week, Film + Photo Camps – and now Snowboard Camps. The camps include plenty of activities in the late afternoon and have a trampoline available for training in the evening.

Ages: 9 plus, the average age is 14 years old

Level: Campers should be able to make good parallel turns on the flats

Length: 8 – 9 days depending on the program

Dates: The camps run June 8 – July 16 | Register

Group of kids having fun at Momentum Ski and Snowboard Camps

Feel the beach vibes at Momentum Camps. PHOTO MOMENTUM CAMPS

The Core: Climbing Camps

Whistler Core offers two different summer camps. The Core Kid’s Morning Camp (for ages 6 and up) offers indoor climbing at their gym, in the heart of Whistler Village, and outdoor activities and games.

The Rock Solid 2 Day Outdoor Climbing Camps start with indoor climbing at The Core, a visit to the Family Adventure Zone at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, slacklining and games like Frisbee. The second day has outdoor climbing at Cal Cheak and a high ropes course with an optional “leap of faith” from high in the trees.

If your kid is the kind that climbs everything in sight, they’ll love these camps.

Level: All

Length: Daily and 2-day

Dates: The camps run June 19 – September 14, Tuesday – Friday | Register

Kids learning to rock climb in Whistler

Learning to rock climb is a great confidence builder. PHOTO THE CORE

DFX: Bike Camps

Whistler is one of the best mountain biking locations in the world, so it’s no surprise that the DFX Kids Bike Camps are extremely popular with local families. These camps are led by certified coaches and offer a mix of cross-country riding and downhill mountain biking (when the riders are ready).

Ages: 5 – 14 years old

Levels: Beginner to expert (beginners must be able to ride a bike and brake)

Length: 5-day

Dates: The camps run June 24 – August 30 | Register

Audain Art Museum: Summer Creative Camps

The architecturally stunning Audain Art Museum has several art camps that focus on colour theory, Whistler’s mountainous landscape, architecture and people. The camps include various art disciplines including painting, printmaking, sculpture, 3D construction and more.

Ages: 6 – 13 years old

Length: 5-day

Dates: The camps run July 1 – August 23 | Register

Kids drawing at the Audain Art Museum

Kids can explore their creative side at the Audain Art Museum summer camps. PHOTO DARBY MAGILL

But that’s not all! Whistler also offers:

Kids sitting on a log with their feet in a Whistler creek

The moments summer is made of. PHOTO WHISTLER OUTDOOR LEARNING

Want to find more activities for kids in Whistler? Whistler.com has all you need to know about planning a family-friendly trip to Whistler.

Penny Buswell

Penny Buswell

Penny arrived in Whistler in 2004 and shortly afterwards fell in love with the mountains and her now husband. These days she spends summers enjoying Whistler's parks and trails, and winters on a snowboard or cross-country skis (with her toddler in tow).

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