We’re so excited that summer is finally here! HUGE thanks to all the volunteers who helped out at our work party in May. Camp looks terrific, and the sunny days have arrived. Perhaps the lake is even getting warm after a long wet winter!

Junior Girls come first this summer, and our staff eagerly await their arrival. We’ll have four full tents ~ perhaps even a fifth if a few more campers sign up! We do have a few spaces left in each session, and we’re starting a waiting list for Family Camp.

New for Junior Girls this summer will be an opportunity to dabble in horsemanship. Each afternoon of the first week, we’ll take several girls to a stable right here on Bowen Island and give them an opportunity to learn about horses, groom them, tack them up, play games and go for a ride. We’re looking forward to including this new element in our program and seeing how the campers enjoy it!

Of course we’ll also be doing all the traditional camp activities that Camp Bow-Isle is known for ~ lots of games, activities such as archery, canoeing, swimming and hiking, sing-alongs and duties. As always, we have an array of experienced cooks ready to fill everyone with camp’s legendary and delicious meals!

The staff for Junior Boys have some exciting activities planned, but they’re not ready to reveal their secrets quite yet … stay tuned to our website throughout the summer to see photos of what the campers are doing!

Senior campers this year will be treated to the traditional camp activities as well as the ropes course and an outtrip to Garibaldi Lake and Black Tusk. This is a classic outtrip and both the hike and the views are outstanding. Campers signed up for Senior Skills Weeks will be learning river rafting skills and practice photography and some wilderness survival as well. We still have space for 3 or 4 campers in Skills Week sessions, so let us know if you’re interested!

We can hardly wait for the campers to arrive ~ the sun is out and we’re ready to welcome you!

Karin Heath