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With summer officially starting, many kids are getting excited for their 2 months of summer vacation. While excitement may be jitterbugging around the classroom, parents are wondering what to do with them over the summer.

Well - we heard about a little something fun that may help out our parents in Vancouver and Victoria.

Have you heard of FUN Camps?

They are an environmental leadership summer day camp in Vancouver and Victoria BC run by Friends Uniting for Nature (FUN) Society - a charitable non-profit organization.

Looking for a way to teach your kids how to reduce your your ecological footprint and have fun at the same time?

FUN Camps is for 6-16 year old youth in Vancouver and 6-12 year old youth in Victoria BC.

Each week has a different environmental theme such as energy, transportation, food,water, nature and eco-footprint. There are two added features this year, an environmental themed loot bag for each participant to encourage responsible environmental action at home and a social/environmental change  
project contest.

Activities include: Building mini solar powered cars and racing them, baking brownies in solar ovens, creating a mini eco-city using recycled materials, planning social/environmental change projects, bike maintenance workshops, growing sprouts, gardening, exploring nature, outdoor games, sports,  
swimming, art, drama and hiking.

The camps run Monday-Friday, July 5th to Aug 27th from 9am-4pm at UBC in Vancouver and Windsor Park Pavilion in Victoria.