Summer Camps

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Boost your child’s skills this summer at our 2-Week Camps in July for students entering Grades 2-8 and Grades 5-12. We offer half-day and full-day camp experiences!
Summer Boost (Mornings: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm)

Camp 1: Weekdays, July 3-14, 2023
Camp 2: Weekdays, July 17-28, 2023

For students entering Grades 2-8

Location: Fraser Academy, 2294 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

STEMphilic (Afternoons: 12:45 – 4:00pm)

Camp 1: Weekdays, July 3-14, 2023
Camp 2: Weekdays, July 17-28, 2023

For students entering Grades 2-8

Location: Fraser Academy, 2294 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Tune Builders (Afternoons: 12:45 – 4:00pm)

Camp 1: Weekdays, July 3-14, 2023
Camp 2: Weekdays, July 17-28, 2023

For students entering Grades 5-12

Location: Fraser Academy, 2294 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

To learn more about future Summer Boost, STEMphilic, or Tune Builders camps, please contact

Summer Boost Camp (Mornings: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm)

In the morning, students build skills in an engaging environment through small group classes in curriculum areas such as language arts, math, outdoor education, science, music, and art.

For students entering Grades 2-8

Students have one Language Skills Development session each day.

There are two options: 1:1 Orton-Gillingham Tutoring or Small Group Language Arts.

Orton-Gillingham 1:1 tutoring will be offered on a student-by-student basis. During this class a student works with an Orton-Gillingham certified language specialist on a program specifically designed to meet unique needs in the areas of reading, spelling, writing and handwriting. Please contact the school to discuss your child’s needs at 604 736 5575.

The emphasis of this class will be on developing writing skills. In the Language Arts program, multiple methods and instructional strategies are used to deliver whole group and individualized learning instruction. The foundation of this program is language instruction delivered through the Orton-Gillingham approach.

Three additional classes/camp complete the morning schedule.

Academic classes are taught with a maximum of 8 students per class. Parents select class preferences following registration. Note: classes are subject to change.

In the science program, we apply inquiry based instruction, in which students take part in interactive lessons to enhance critical thinking. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions, design procedures, carry out investigations, and analyze data. Each week students will focus on a unique project.

In the math program, multi-modal materials and instructional strategies are utilized. Students are taught in small groups with up to five students. The progression of skill delivery will be individualized to meet student needs.

Campers will be lead in a variety of outdoor activities geared towards developing teamwork and an enjoyment of physical activity. Students will also be given the opportunity to design games to play together and learn new leadership skills.

This class is geared to give campers a positive music experience, while they learn to sing and play the drums, electric guitar and a variety of percussion instruments. This is a great opportunity for kids to find a way to express themselves.

Campers will have a hands-on experience of exploring different fine arts media. Each week will focus on a unique project.

Campers will be introduced to a variety of drama techniques and games to have fun as well as build self-confidence, self-esteem and collaborative skills. This will be a unique opportunity for students to express themselves in new and creative ways.

Afternoon Summer Camps (12:45 to 4:00 pm)

STEMphilic Camp

Cultivate your child’s critical, creative, and logical thinking in areas such as robotics, coding, science, and math in a dynamic hands-on learning environment of classes no larger than 10.

For students entering Grades 2-8

Tune Builders Camp

Campers learn to play their favourite cover songs, learn about songwriting, co-write and record their own original song, and perform a small concert at the end.

For students entering Grades 5-12

STEMphilic Summer Camp

Throughout camp, students will engage in weekly projects in robotics, coding, science, creative mathematics, and 3D printing.

Week 1 (Jul 3 – Jul 7): Eureka!
Students will have many Eureka moments as they explore their surroundings through the lenses of science and math. They will learn to apply scientific methods to their process of inquiry.

Week 2 (Jul 10 – Jul 14): Space Adventure
Come explore outer space with us! We will check out things from rockets to stars in the universe and to potential extra-terrestrial creatures.

Week 1 (Jul 17 – Jul 21): Fun and Green!
What does it mean to be green? How can we be creative and use science to take care of our planet? We will explore paper-making techniques, using biodegradable plastic, harnessing different renewable energy resources, and more!

Week 2 (Jul 24 – 28): The Magic of Nature
Join us to explore the magic of nature as a scientist, programmer, and mathematician. Where can we spot science and math at work in nature?

STEMphilic LogoSTEMphilic is a small company founded by a local science educator who aims to inspire students to be curious and critically analyze the world around them.

In this half-day camp, Grade 2-8 students build STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills in a dynamic, hands-on learning environment through small group classes of 5-10 students that promote curiosity, problem-solving, and innovation.

Tune Builders Summer Camp

During Tune Builders Camp, students experience what it’s like to play music in a band. Under the direction of professionally active musician instructors, learners improve their technical skills, try new instruments, and make new friends and collaborators.


Whether beginner or advanced, come learn to play cover songs (other bands songs) and original songs as a band. Plug in and play as a band everyday! Instruments are provided and students may bring their own if they like.


Experience building a song from the ground up. We play to the strengths of the group so whether you’re interested in writing lyrics, coming up with a drum beat or guitar riff, everyone gets to add their ideas to the collaboration.


Experience recording a song and being around studio gear, help engineer the recording, and learn about production and arrangement while being produced by professional record producers/engineers.


Play a concert for family and friends at the end of the week and show off your set of covers and at least one new song written by your band that week!

Tune Builders LogoTune Builders was founded and is operated by David Beckingham who is a singer songwriter and a founding member of the Canadian Juno-nominated band Hey Ocean!. The aim of David and his instructional team is to inspire young musicians to tap into their unlimited creative potential through music. Click here to hear some of the original songs from past Tune Builders bands!

Registration Details

Location: Fraser Academy, 2294 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Camp 1: Weekdays, July 3-14, 2023
Camp 2: Weekdays, July 17-28, 2023

2-Week Camp Registration Fees

Summer Boost Half Day (8:30 am – 12:30 pm): $1,395
  • $200 additional fee for 1:1 Orton-Gillingham (OG) Tutoring option
  • $125 discount if registered for Camp 1 & 2

STEMphilic Half Day (12:45 – 4:00 pm): $970

Tune Builders Half Day (12:45 – 4:00 pm): $970

Summer Boost Camp

Drop off: 8:15 – 8:30 am

Session 1: 8:30 – 9:20 am

Session 2: 9:25 – 10:15 am

Break: 10:15 – 10:30 am

Session 3: 10:35 – 11:25 am

Session 4: 11:30 am – 12:20 pm

Pick up for Summer Boost only students: 12:20 – 12:35 pm

Lunch for full-day students: 12:20 – 12:45 pm

STEMphilic Camp

Drop off (if not full day): 12:30 – 12:45 pm

Session 1: 12:45 – 1:35 pm

Session 2: 1:40 – 2:30 pm

Break: 2:30 – 2:45 pm

Session 3: 2:50 – 3:45 pm

Pick up for STEMphilic half-day and full-day students: 3:45 – 4:00 pm

Tune Builders Camp

Drop off (if not full day): 12:30 – 12:45 pm

Session 1: 12:45 – 2:15 pm

Break: 2:15 – 2:30 pm

Session 2: 2:30 – 3:45 pm

Pick up for Tune Builders half-day and full-day students: 3:45 – 4:00 pm

* Note: Friday session July 14 (Camp 1) and July 28 (Camp 2) – Concert and Final Celebration: 3:50 – 4:25 pm. Please arrive on time to be seated for the performances which begin at 4:00 pm.

We accept payment through cheque, Interac e-transfer, credit card, and online banking. After submitting the application form, you will receive an invoice with the total due and further details on how to submit payment.

In order to hold your place in our Summer Boost, STEMphilic, or Tune Builders camp, the invoice will need to be paid no later than 2 business days after the invoice is received.

The deadline to apply for our Summer Boost, STEMphilic, or Tune Builders camp is June 30, 2023.

Anyone who registers after this deadline will be waitlisted, subject to availability.

The cancellation deadline for our Summer Boost, STEMphilic, or Tune Builders camp is May 26, 2023.

Cancellations prior to this date will be eligible for a refund of the full amount minus a $100 processing fee. Any cancellation after aforementioned dates will not be eligible for a refund.