It’s that time of the year when we start to plan out our families summer vacations. For many, it will be a balancing act of managing care for the kids and work while trying to schedule in a trip or two. Where as many turn to babysitters or daycare for their children now that they are out of school, others turn to summer camps. Summer camp is a great way to keep your child busy throughout the summer months and help them further develop their skill set in desired areas. What’s more, as long as the primary goal of the camp is childcare, the expense is an allowable tax deduction! If you’re looking for a way to engage your child while they are not in school and provide daycare, try out one of these great Whistler summer camps!

Momentum Ski Camp

Considered the ultimate ski camp, Momentum offers programs that include park skiing, half-pip, big mountain, film and photography as well as girls only. The camps run from June through July and is held on the Blackcomb Glacier.

Whistler Sports Academy Kids Combo Camp

Kids Combo Camp is run by the Whistler Sports Academy for children ages 5-14 yrs. This camp combines top-quality morning sports programs with fun-filled afternoon paddlesport and mountain adventure activities. Mountain biking, sailing, tennis, trampoline and gymnastics can all be found in the morning portion of this camp. These camps run all summer long.

Whistler Blackcomb’s Kids Adventure Day Camp

This camp features 1, 3 & 5 day options and runs from June to September. The campers are taken on a variety of adventures that can be found around Whistler such as a visit to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, swimming at lost lake or a ride on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. It is strongly suggested to reserve your child’s spot ahead of time.

The Core’s Climbing Camp

With a variety of morning, full day or multi-day options available, this camp is great for the child looking to just try or advance their rock climbing skills. Kids will also play outside and even visit TAGS Tree Top Adventure Course.

Summer Gravity Camp

The Summer Gravity Camp focuses on developing mountain bike skills in the Whistler Bike Park. Professional coaches come from all over the world and the campers have access to the Air Dome for progression. The youth camp dates run all through July.

There are many more camps that exist in Whistler that offer specialized training plus fun in a variety of sports. Using a summer camp is great form of childcare and can keep your child busy during the warmer months. Add this to the list of reasons why living in Whistler is a dream for the whole family! Ready to make your Whistler dream come true?