Seasonal Day Camps

Our House – Winter, Spring and Summer Day Camps

Offering adventurous, fun and enriching experiences for children 5 – 12 years old (5 years old’s must be attending or have completed kindergarten)

Our House Seasonal Day Camps have been operating in the community since 1986.  We opened our own Facility “Our House” in 2010 at 123 West 16th Ave in Vancouver.  As a Non-profit Childcare Centre, Our House is operated and governed by the Mount Pleasant Community Centre Association.

As part of our popular camps, children will visit key attractions and participate in a variety of activities & adventures. Program fees include transportation and admission costs; a schedule of events and activities will be provided to those that register, closer to the time of the camp start date.

Along with adventures, Our House Seasonal Day Camps offer a relaxed and safe environment where children are given the opportunity to learn, grow and be challenged alongside their peers.  We believe that each child is unique, with a different perspective, needs and aspirations.  We understand that the support and guidance provided to one particular child may not work for another, therefore individual approaches are implemented were possible.

Through warm and supportive relationships, our qualified staff help children to:

  • Build positive relationships and develop empathy
  • Build self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Develop problem solving skills and resilience
  • Make healthy choices
  • Develop a sense of responsibility and build independence.

Like our other programs, we follow an emergent, play based curriculum. Through our practice, we aim to create an environment that represents all of our students, to facilitate learning opportunities that promote awe & wonder, and to embrace children and young people’s natural curiosity about the world around them.

Learning can be messy, and the learning journey doesn’t often happen in a straight line – we embrace this – and collaborate with the students, families and other team members to make sense of the world together in the ways that work for our students at the time.

Registration and Fees

Please click below to access Summer Camp 2022 – Public Registration Information

Public Families Summer Camp 2022 Registration Info

Day Camp Refund Deadlines

The deadline for all refunds is the THURSDAY by 9pm, two weeks prior to the start date of your booking. There will be a $10 charge for all withdrawals, per child, per week.

All refunds are to be processed by the Child Care Administrative Assistant vera.lara@vancouver.ca or call 604-257-3061 ex2. Any late withdrawals will also be subject to a late fee.

Our House Daycamp Location & Contact
  • 123 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver, V5Y 0B3 (16th Avenue and Manitoba Street)
  • Our House Manager: Kelly Bodkin (Kelly.bodkin@vancouver.ca)
  • Our House Phone: 604-707-0311
Hours
  • Daycamp is from 9am – 4pm (closed on stats)
  • AM Care 7:30-9am
  • PM Care 4-6pm

AM/PM Care is for children who require care before 9am and after 4pm, during our break programs.  Full day Break Program registration is a pre-requisite for AM/PM Care.  For PM Care, program fees include afternoon snack.

Day Camp Dates
  • Winter Break 2021: December 20-31, 2021
  • Spring Break 2021:  March 14-26, 2021
  • Summer Day Camp 2022: July – August 2022

  **Registration is on a week-by-week basis

Affordable Child Care Benefit (ACCB)

Affordable Child Care Benefit

We encourage families who may benefit from financial support to apply for the Provincial Affordable Childcare Benefit. Factors such as income, family size and type of care will be considered when determining each individual’s funding allowance. Please visit the website for more information and to access the funding estimate calculator: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/caring-for-young-children/child-care-funding/child-care-benefit .

If you are interested in applying, please reach out to the Child Care Administrative Assistant Vera Lara, at vera.lara@vancouver.ca

Inclusion Policy

Vision: Every child and family is unique and should have access to an inclusive and respectful child care experience.

Policy: MPCCA child care programs embrace diversity and celebrate environments of acceptance, respect, understanding and inclusion. We commit to learn, understand and appreciate each person’s unique attributes, abilities and cultural history to ensure that each child is recognized, reflected and valued in our programs. Our educators support the unique abilities of each child to ensure they reach their highest potential. MPCCA works with BC Centre for Ability and other community partners to enhance our ability to support children of all abilities through training and consultation.

Mount Pleasant Community Association