The season for summer camps is around the corner! Here are some camps that focus on the love of books, writing, and reading. Click the names to learn more and sign up.

Vancouver International Children’s Festival is around the corner, taking place from May 30th to June 4th this year. They have a couple of storytelling events, one featuring a talented and diverse group of emerging storytellers and the other featuring Métis author David Bouchard that might interest bibliophiles.

Vancouver Public Library’s Writing & Book Camp takes place from August 14th to 18th from 9-3 pm. This day camp will feature daily workshops from eight local authors and a presentation from Editors of BC with an emphasis on peer editing and self-editing.

Christianne’s Lyceum always has some of the most interesting and imaginative summer camps. This year’s literary themed summer camps for preschoolers, elementary kids, and teenagers are dedicated to essay writing, poetry, comic books, Shakespeare, Harry Potter, and The Hunger Games.

Arts Umbrella is most famous for their performance arts related courses and programs, but they also have some reading and writing related camps in their ‘Shakespeare Intensive’ and ‘Sketch Comedy and Improv Intensive’ camps.

Bard on the Beach runs summer camps for kids in addition to their popular festival. They have camps for both kids and teens which tackle some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. Participants in their Little Players camp even get to play in both the Bard theatres in Vanier Park.

Carousel Theatre for Young People has some drama specific summer camps exploring different aspects of theatre such as storytelling, improvisation, and character creation.