We are moving forward in our preparations for 2022 and planning for a full Summer of programming here on Bowen Island! This will include our long awaited 60th Anniversary celebration. Currently, only fully vaccinated Americans are able to travel to Canada w/out needing to quarantine after arrival. We are keeping a close eye on the border and will be sure to send important updates to those on our mailing list. If you would like to join it, please click the link here. Rest assured, we are not requiring deposits for any of our programs, so you can reserve a spot worry free. We hope to see you this Summer!
“Be still, and know that I am God…” Ps 46
Junior Boys (ages 8-14): June 26 – July 9 | $1320 CAD ($1060 USD)
Boys Skills Week (ages 13-17): July 3 – July 9 | $760 CAD ($610 USD)
Senior Boys (ages 13-17): July 10 – July 23 | $1520 CAD ($1220 USD
Junior Girls (ages 8-14): July 24 – August 6 | $1302 CAD ($1060 USD)
Girls Skills Week (ages 13-17): July 31 – August 6 | $760 CAD ($610 USD)
Senior Girls (ages 13-17): August 7 – August 20 | $1520 CAD ($1220 USD)
Women’s Weekend (ages 18+): June 3-5 | $265 CAD ($215 USD)
Men’s Weekend (ages 18+): September 16-18 | $265 CAD ($215 USD)
Family Camp I: June 13-18
Family Camp II: August 22-27
Family Camp Adult: $500 CAD ($400 USD)
Family Camp Child (3-20): $290 CAD ($235 USD)
Family Camp Infant (0-2): $185 CAD ($150 USD)
Work Party: May 20 – 22 (free, of course!)
60th Reunion: August 27 – 28 (donation suggested)
Fall Clean Up: October 15 (free, of course!)
Juniors programs are fun-filled sessions for campers who want to do a little bit of everything in a spiritually uplifting atmosphere. Campers go hiking, swimming, canoeing, and take a one-night out trip on Bowen Island. They learn to tie knots to set up a tarp, eat food cooked over a camp stove, do archery, jump on a trampoline, do crafts, sing camp songs, and play well-loved games like “Pirates and Cargo” and “Three Sticks.” Campers study the Christian Science Bible Lesson each morning, and join in Wednesday night testimony meetings and Sunday School classes here at Camp.
Senior campers learn to support one another while taking on new and challenging camp activities. Campers try out the ropes course, go rock climbing, sailing, kayaking, swimming, hiking, paddle Camp’s Big Red Canoe, and play camp-wide games. During these camp activities, senior campers grow in exciting ways – spiritually, physically, and mentally. Senior campers learn responsibility and leadership skills based on spiritual values, creativity and teamwork. The program includes an out-trip to explore our beautiful backyard of Howe Sound – the trip can include hiking, a boating adventure, mountain biking, rafting, rock climbing, surfing, horseback riding, or ziplining. Each morning, senior campers study the Christian Science Bible Lesson, and join the rest of camp in midweek testimony meetings and Sunday School at Camp.
Seniors Skills Week takes place one week prior to the regular senior camp session. The skill(s) of the summer vary from year to year depending on participant interest and staff expertise. In past programs we’ve gone mountain biking in Whistler, sailing, horseback riding, rock climbing in Squamish, and surfing in Tofino. We’ve paired these skills with complimentary activities like woodworking, gourmet camp cooking, photography, etc. Senior Skills Campers are encouraged to stay for the regular two-week Senior sessions, particularly if they’re new to camp.
Adult & Family Programs
Family Camp is the perfect opportunity to have fun and relax with like-minded people and families. At Camp Bow-Isle, we are one big family! Singles, couples, and families of all sizes and ages are welcome. During the six-day session, you can try archery, canoeing, hiking, camp-wide games, crafts, rock climbing, swimming, and the ropes course. You are welcome to participate in every activity or to make your own plans while enjoying the great food and company. Childcare is provided for a portion of each day, giving parents time to do something on their own. Family camp is a wonderful way to share the joy of camp and Christian Science with your family and friends. Give us a call if you’re interested in learning more!
Women’s Weekend is a special gathering for women with a love of Christian Science and their friends. Over the weekend, you’ll get to connect with friends, share spiritual insights, hear inspirational talks, hike in the Bowen forest, create art, and more! You can participate in as much or as little as you’d like.
Men’s Weekend is something we’ve been thinking about for some time and it’s finally here! Come meet old and new camp friends, hike in the Bowen forest, kayak, play games, and explore metaphysical ideas. Men with a love for Christian Science, and their friends are welcome.
Work Party: We would love your help getting camp ready for the Summer! This is a great weekend to lend a hand clearing trails, moving mattresses, painting, laughing, eating great food, and enjoying all things camp. We can’t wait for you to join us!
60th Reunion: We’ve been planning the 60th reunion for two years now and are really looking forward to celebrating with everyone. The event will start after lunch on Saturday and will conclude that evening, though guests are welcome to stay until Sunday for breakfast, a church service, and more conversation about camp. Many (if not all) of our Family Camp II guests will be staying over for the 60th, so although we won’t have many accommodations available, there will be plenty of lawn space for pitching a tent! There are also some wonderful places to stay on the island.. We hope you can make it to celebrate this special place and community!
Fall Clean Up: Come help us get the property ready for winter with this additional day full of rewarding work at the tail end of our sessions. We’ll tuck camp in for the winter and maybe even open the lake for one last cold dip if you’re up for it!