North
Vancouver
Summer Camp

Calling all young explorers! Let’s venture out into the friendly wilderness of North Vancouver and create a Summer camp for ourselves. We’ll create art, forage for edible plants, meet new animal friends, and cool off in the water! Welcome to Rainbow Unicorn Camp, a camp for young explorers ages 6-10.

2019 Camp Schedule

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
After Camp Care available
Week 1: Unicorns Unite

We’ll create our forts and plant a garden to inaugurate the camp!

Week 2: Animal Friends

Let’s meet farm animals and search for forest fauna. Can we find the unicorns?

Week 3: Herbal Ferries

Herbs to take care of us! The world is filled with amazing helping plants.

Week 4: Art in the Park

Nature gives us unlimited inspiration! Let’s forage some items and see what we make.

Week 5: Water Week

It’s getting hot! Let’s play by the streams and connect with the oceans.

Week 6: Crafts for Camp

Design ‘upcycled’ fashions and beaded jewelry to give our camp culture a boost!

Week 7: Ocean Adventures

Get close to the ocean and learn about fantastic creatures.

Week 8: Warrior Week

Learn to hunt and dance like a warrior.

Week 9: Celebrate 

Put together a performance to celebrate the creation of Rainbow Unicorn Camp!

Create the camp

We’ll start our Summer activities by designing our camp together. Create a fort and share it with others. Craft beaded jewelry and develop our camp culture.​

Play forest games

Games to bring us together in the forest and connect with us nature. We’ll sing, dance and uncover our connection with the trees.

Make new friends

Herbal ferries, animal friends and ancient ancestors! We’ll connect with the diverse inhabitants of North Vancouver.

Activities are subject to change.

Adventure Days

The only way to become a forest explorer is to get out there! Let's adventure into the awesome natural places of North Vancouver.

Adventure Days

Oh, the places we’ll go…

Hunter & Princess Park

A little ways away from Vancouver Waldorf School, the beautiful forested and open areas of these great parks of North Vancouver will serve as the backdrop for camp activities.

Maplewood Farm

This well-loved farm is where we'll learn about farm life and how it differs from the forest way of life of our ancestors. Ducks, geese and pot-belly pigs - will you be our friends?

Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre

Explore streams and forest environments. Search for answers to the wonders of our temperate rainforest. It's a quest we can't ignore!

Vancouver Waldorf School

Many days will start at Vancouver Waldorf Classroom. Think of it as "Base Unicorn Camp" for our adventures.

Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve

Whoah - the forest gets really wild here! And so does the river.

Cate's Park

We'll see the largest waterfront park on the North Shore - belonging to the Tsleil-Waututh people. Starfish, crabs and coastal rainforest await this adventure!

...and more!

Adventure days may change subject to notice. On average there are two field trips per week. Some days start and end at the park location.

Camp FAQ

What families are asking us most

Will lunch be included?

Due to allergies and dietary restrictions, we request all parents pack daily a healthy, labelled nut-free lunch and two snacks for their child on each day of the camp. 

What is the guardian to camper ratio?

We strive to keep our Camp Guardian to Camper ratio 1:8. This means most days we’ll have 16 campers and two certified and experienced Camp Guardians.

Who is leading the camp?

Camp Guardians whom will lead the daily activities are comprised of certified BC teachers and experienced childcare providers. Additional support staff will include responsible adults and/or parent volunteers.

Can my five year old attend?

Yes, well, kind of. Your child must be age 6 by December 31, 2019 to attend.  

Who is this for?

We created this camp in 2019 to serve the immediate needs of the Vancouver Waldorf parent community. However, we are accepting all applicants to our camp if space is available. 

What Inspired Our Camp

Nazli Khalkhali, Waldorf parent and entrepreneur, began to realize the need for Summer camp services in her community. Upon encountering children from Amazonian tribes with her son Nika in 2016, she is inspired to create a possibility for children to connect with the power of natural learning wisdom and a life in the forest.

The Founder

Nazli Khalkhali, Waldorf Parent