Vancouver is Awesome! BC Residents

$468.00

In a world where technology will create millions of jobs, we invite you to join us and learn where the trends are headed and how to best prepare youth for these new jobs.

Choose your adventure and have your children immerse themselves in our vibrant summer program at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Our summer program allows local children and teens to connect and collaborate with youth from prestigious families in Mexico, LATAM and other parts of the world. This cultural exchange will broaden their perspectives and create lifelong relationships, fostering a spirit of global understanding and cooperation. Because we believe today’s connections will be a true currency in the future. (inspired by the famous #relationshipsarethetruecurrency from Women in Tech Regatta).

$600 a week, Monday to Friday

Drop off: 9 AM

Pick up: 7 PM – 9 PM

 

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Choose an adventure and have your children immerse themselves in our vibrant summer program at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

One of the distinctive features of our summer program is the opportunity for local children and teens to connect and collaborate with youth from prestigious families in Mexico, LATAM and other parts of the world. This cultural exchange will broaden their perspectives and create lifelong relationships, fostering a spirit of global understanding and cooperation. Because we believe today’s connections will be a true currency in the future. (inspired by the famous #relationshipsarethetruecurrency from Women in Tech Regatta).

From life and survival skills to immersing in an Olympic spirit, The Urban Camp offers two weeks full of interactive, hands-on activities and projects that will force Urban campers to speak, connect and communicate with fellow Urban Campers.

Learning Objectives

This is a fun, engaging, and educational two-week summer program that offers STEAM education, innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership. It features environmental sustainability, outdoor activities, and wellness. This is a must-try camp if you are looking for something hype and innovative, with the opportunity for your children to learn about other cultures and meet new friends that can last a lifetime!

Our INNOVATION Labs feature the exhilarating Urban Hackathon. In this all-day event, campers engage in workshops and entrepreneurial sessions and pitch their secret project to a jury, creating a memorable and extraordinary experience for all participants.

The Urban Camp introduces hands-on workshops to introduce campers to the fast-growing technology industry with different topics to choose from:

Understanding and creating Virtual Reality Worlds, 3D Design and 3D Printing, Data visualization, and an introduction to UX Design.

All our workshops are hands-on projects and challenges.

Are you busy all day or want some ‘me time”? No problem, we’ve got you covered. Leave your child with us for half a day, all day or overnight!

 

Day Camp includes:

  • Vancouver field trips and fun activities
  • All entrances to the main activities
  • Innovation, STEAM Education, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Environmental Sustainability
  • Up to 20 hours of learning experience per week
  • The Urban Hackathon (2nd week)
  • All day supervision
  • 2 meals – Lunch + Dinner
  • Welcome and certificate ceremony
  • Certificate of Program Completion
  • Swag Bags
  • Evening activities

 

Overnight Camp includes:

  • Vancouver field trips and fun activities
  • All entrances to the main activities
  • Innovation, STEAM Education, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Environmental Sustainability
  • Up to 20 hours of learning experience per week
  • The Urban Hackathon
  • 24/7 supervision
  • 13 Nights accommodation at UBC Campus (single rooms and shared bathrooms- NO co-ed bathrooms)
  • 3 meals and snacks
  • Welcome and certificate ceremony
  • Certificate of Program Completion
  • Swag Bags
  • Day trip to Whistler – optional on the weekend
  • Evening activities

ADD-ON: Full Day to Whistler on Saturday, July 20th.

Custom Made Summer Camp

Are you busy all day or want some ‘me time’? No problem, we’ve got you covered. Leave your child with us for half a day or all day!

This program is designed for parents who are only in Vancouver for a few days visiting family, are busy working, and need a “youth daycare” that is fun, engaging, and educational. Our summer program offers STEAM education, innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership, featuring environmental sustainability, outdoor activities, and wellness. This is a must-try-camp if you are looking for something hype and innovative for one or more days and with the opportunity for your children to learn other cultures and meet new friends that can last for a lifetime!

 

Depending on the week or days you choose, this program includes:

  • Vancouver field trips and fun activities
  • Entrances to the main attractions
  • Innovation, STEAM Education, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Environmental Sustainability
  • Learning Experiences
  • The Urban Hackathon (highly recommended to attend)
  • Accommodation at UBC Campus – overnight camp
  • Welcome and certificate ceremony
  • 3 meals and snacks daily – overnight camp
  • 2 meals a day – day camp
  • Swag Bags
  • 24/7 supervision – overnight camp
  • 100% supervision – day camp
  • Evening activitiesday and overnight camp

ADD-ON: Full Day to Whistler on Saturday, July 20th.

ADDITIONAL INFO

Check-in is on Sundays at noon, and check-out is at 11 AM on Saturdays. If your child joins us between intake days, please let us know when you book.

Closer to the start of the summer program, we will provide an electronic presentation with a guideline on what is needed for the program.

Urban Campers can contact their parents anytime during their free time using their phones. Parents can also contact The Urban Camp Team, as the camp line is available 24/7. However, it is advised to avoid making non-emergency

calls between 10 PM and 7 AM Vancouver time.

For overnight campers, we will teach and help them do their laundry as part of our Life Skills program. However, camp fees do not include any laundry load.

Safety is a priority! We have a minimum of 2 adults for every 10 Urban Campers, plus mobile Social Media coordinators, senior team, camp security, and UBC and Whistler staff. We are trained and Certified in First Aid & CPR;

all have a criminal background check.

We understand that making the right decision for your child’s well-being is important to you. Our directors personally connect with you to help you understand your needs and address any concerns. With over 25 years of experience, we value the trust you place in us to care for your children, working closely with parents, schools, and students.

After the initial conversation or virtual coffee, we communicate via WhatsApp and email. If you

choose to join our summer program, we ensure ongoing communication leading up to the program’s start. You’ll receive newsletters and occasional videos via WhatsApp, where our Virtual Team AI Members will provide all the necessary

information about the summer program at UBC. We want to let you know that we aim to keep you informed and well-prepared in advance.

CANCELLATION POLICY

$150 registration fees are non-refundable.

  • Full refunds (less the $150 registration fee) for cancellations before May 8th, 2024.
  • Cancellations on or after May 9th, 2024, may receive a 30% reimbursement (less the $150 registration fee).
  • Cancellations after June 10th, 2024, NO REFUND.

All requests for changes or cancellations must be initiated by the parent/guardian and must be made in writing by email to info@theurbancamp.com. No WhatsApp or phone conversations will be taken into consideration for any changes and/or cancellations.

All refunds will be made thirty (30) days after the end of our summer programs and with prior written notification by parents/guardians.

The Urban Camp is a Canadian Institution and Startup registered and incorporated in British Columbia. We work in collaboration and partnership with Canadian companies with clear and straightforward policies regarding not offering exceptions or refunds due to cancellations or late payments. As such, The Urban Camp is obliged to cover all costs charged by third parties working with us, so we cannot accept any late payments or last-minute cancellations. Furthermore, due to ethical and fairness-related reasons, we will not apply the payment of any camper to cover another camper’s balance due. No exceptions. The Urban Camp reserves the right to withdraw a student from any of the programs for late payments, negligence, dismissals due to disciplinary actions, alcohol or drug intake, bullying, physical or verbal harassment, and mistreatment of any of fellow campers and/or Team members. NO REFUND will be made. NO REFUND will be made for any of our programs’ late arrivals or early departures.

FAQs

When is the summer camp registration deadline?

We recommend booking between March and May to guarantee your spot. June 14th is the last day to make 100% payment. To avoid a $200 late fee for overnight camp, we suggest booking before June 14th.

Can my children stay off campus and still attend your program?

Absolutely! You can choose our Day Camp Monday through Friday or custom-make the days you want your children to join, as long as there are a minimum of three days during the two weeks. Please keep in mind the importance of arriving on time each day.

Where do I drop off my children when arriving at UBC?

We will let you know shortly. We are still working on the logistics. We can tell you now that a staff member will wait for day campers at the meeting point, holding a The Urban Camp sign.

For overnight campers, do they share rooms and toilets?

All the rooms at our dorm are single. The Urban Camp has a floor designated for girls and another floor designated for boys. Bathrooms are shared on each floor, but they are NOT co-ed. Boys have their bathroom, and girls have their bathroom.

Will the rooms be supervised?

We have team members supervising the halls at night, and 24-hour people supervise the building, entrance and exit, and multiple security cameras and people around the UBC campus. We make sure adult supervisors are available at all times.

Are towels, bedding and pillows provided or do we need to bring our own? (overnight campers)

Bedding and pillows are provided inside each room. We ask each family to have their child bring two towels and all toiletries. We recommend that all campers bring special shoes and robes to use from room to bathroom since other campers from other camps might be sharing bathrooms with them.

Will my children need money for extra activities?

Not really. Whether your child is a day or overnight camper, everything is included. However, pocket money for ice cream and other personal items is recommended.

Will the children have a locked place to keep valuables?

UBC Dorms are very safe, and rooms must always remain locked when we are not around. However, children can also leave valuables with staff.

Tablets and phones are ok to bring?

Yes. Smart Phones are mandatory due to the logistics of a STEM and digitalized program. Tablets are okay but might be “confiscated” at bedtime.

Is medical insurance included?

Medical insurance is mandatory for all campers and is NOT included for local students. Parents must provide insurance confirmation and send it to us one (1) month before the start of the program. The Urban Camp reserves the right to deny access to the camp. Please make this a priority.

Are there any hospitals near UBC? How are emergencies treated?

We have a first-class hospital inside UBC and several walking clinics near our dorms. UBC Hospital, Koerner Pavilion, 2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2B5. If an emergency happens while not on campus, we will visit the closest hospital around the city.

How are emergencies treated?

The Urban Camp staff are First Aid certified and always have medical kits. We also have a medical kit at our residence. We won’t provide any medication to any of our campers (anything taken); however, we will provide band-aids and any other non-taken medication.

How many councellors per children?

We have a minimum of 2 counsellors per 10 campers. All counsellors have experience working with children and teens, have worked in other camps locally and internationally and have First Aid certifications and background checks. Some of them are returning counsellors; we know and trust them well.

Can special food be provided if my child has allergies? What about vegan?

UBC has a very good menu prepared for over 1000 students from all over the world. If your child has special food needs, they always offer vegan and gluten-free food. Besides, the menu is vast! We always have vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options through our bakery if we cater the menu.

Do you have different groups or activities according to the different ages?

Yes, we do, but it also depends on the number of students we host. Most of our activities, workshops and projects are designed to be inclusive and diverse because that is where the magic happens! Within a certain activity, we can always separate by age, but it all depends on the type of project/activity.

In case my child wants to leave the camp early (cannot adapt) what do we do?

The first three days of the program are the most difficult for children aged 9-14. We do our best to make our campers feel welcomed and included. When the child and parents decide to leave the program, you must contact our camp director, and both parties must approve.

Is there any refund if my child doesn't adapt and wants to leave the camp early?

Unfortunately not. We have everything organized and ready one month before the program starts, and therefore, there are no refunds 30 days before the program starts or when a camper leaves. Thank you for understanding.

At the end of the program, will campers get a certification of completion or something?

Yes! Everyone is awarded whether your child participates only for 3 days with us or one or two weeks! We want the certificate of completion to be part of their portfolio for future endeavours.

DURATIÓN

1 week, Monday to Friday

2 weeks, Monday to Friday

Custom Made: 3 days minimum

AGE

9-16

CAMP FORMAT

09-10 AM – Academic Experience 1

10-11 AM – Academic Experience 2

11-12 PM – Academic Experience 3

12:30-1:30 PM – Lunch

2-6 PM – Activities, Sports, Challenges, Field Trips

6-7 PM – Dinner

7-9 PM – Evening Activities (optional)

CAMP

  • UBC Campus

DATOS CURIOSOS

Our Urban Campers have had so much fun learning in cool, innovative environments, learning from young entrepreneurs while discovering a new passion and getting to know the creator and innovator inside them.

TAKE A LOOK!

Here is a sneak peek of what our Urban Campers have experienced at our camps!

https://youtu.be/GzueXyHFf70