Register for our Summer Program – Spaces are Available

Our Summer Programs are full of fun hands-on activities, special field trips and educational guest workshops for children ages 5 to 12. Children will have many opportunities to expand their creativity, form lasting friendships and learn new skills in a safe and caring environment.

The programs are centrally located at two school-based centres in Vancouver:

  • Spare Time Challenge Club at Sir Kingsford-Smith School
  • Spare Time Clubhouse at General Wolfe School

All activities, lunches, snacks and transportation are included in the weekly fee, and we are open from 7:30am – 6pm.

Visit our Summer Program for full registration details and program calendars. Registration is accepted in-person only.

For general inquiries, you may contact

Who we are

Spare Time began as a non-profit, school-age child care centre at David Lloyd George Elementary School back in 1974. In the years that followed, the need for high quality, affordable school-age child care grew steadily in Vancouver and Spare Time grew to match the demand and opened additional centres around the city.

Through the years, we have remained a non-profit, parent run society with 
all of our centres being licensed and fully integrated.  We strive to provide the best possible programs for the families in our communities and we take great pride in providing programs designed to meet the individual needs of each child. By offering a wide variety of age-appropriate challenges and choices to children, our programs nurture positive growth and self-confidence.

Today, we run 6 centres including:

In addition to offering before and after school programs for students in Kindergarten through to Grade 7, Spare Time Child Care Society offers winter, spring and summer break programs, and integrated Supported Development programs.

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