Boys Camp

Boy’s camp is all about spending time with a group of guys who are interested in having fun, spending time outdoors, and learning more about God. We play games, develop skills, and challenge and encourage each other to try new things in an incredibly supportive environment.

At Camp Bow-Isle, most of the activities we do are “family style”. Meaning that the whole camp, including the camp director and the Christian Science Practitioner, are present and participating.

Each youth session lasts two weeks and includes a variety of camp activities, delicious meals, camp duties, daily lesson study, Sunday School, and Wednesday testimony meetings. It’s the best two weeks and we can hardly wait!

“The counsellors are the best!!!”

Junior Boys

Ages 8 - 13

Dates and Rates

I learned that I never have to be scared because God is always with me and He would never want anything bad to happen to me.

Junior Boys Camper

Junior Boys is a fun-filled session for campers who want to do a little bit of everything in a spiritually uplifting atmosphere. Junior campers go hiking, swimming, canoeing, play awesome games, and take a one-night overnight backpacking trip on the island near our property. 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 may come for the first week of the two-week program though we encourage the full two weeks so campers have the opportunity to experience all that camp has to offer. 

“The counsellors are the best!!!”

Senior Boys

Ages 13 - 17

Dates and Rates
In addition to the many activities that Juniors know and love, Senior campers have the opportunity to learn to be supportive of one another while trying out the ropes course, going rock climbing, paddling Camp’s Big Red Canoe, and playing complex and strategic camp-wide games. While these activities bring in the fun, our focus is always in helping campers grow in new bounds– spiritually, mentally and physically. Senior campers learn responsibility and leadership skills based on spiritual values, creativity and teamwork. Senior campers take an out-trip to a great destination in our backyard of Howe Sound—the trip can include hiking, a boating adventure, mountain biking, surfing, horseback riding, ziplining, or some other exciting multi-day trip off island.
“The counsellors are the best!!!”

Senior Boys Skills

(Mountain Biking)

Ages 13 - 17

Dates and Rates

Each year, Camp offers a special Skills program during the week prior to the regular two-week Senior Boys session. Senior Skills Campers are encouraged to stay for the regular two-week Senior session, particularly if they’re new to camp. The skill(s) of the summer vary from year to year depending on the interest of the participants and the availability of special staff members who are highly proficient in their fields of expertise. This year, we’ll be heading to Squamish for a week of mountain biking!

Squamish, BC lays claim to one of the best singletrack trail networks in North America and the world. We hope you’ll join us this Summer to ride classics like Half Nelson and Sueda Suega, hang out with some great guys, and learn a lot about Christian Science and yourself. No prior experience is required, but some familiarity with mountain biking is highly recommended.


A day in the life of a camper

7:00 AM

Wake up

7:20 AM

Lesson Study in tent groups

8:00 AM


8:40 AM

Duties (Clean up, Kitchen Patrol, etc)

9:00 AM

Morning Activities
(rock climbing, camp skills, low-ropes, hike, etc)

12:30 AM


1:00 PM


2:00 PM

Afternoon Activities
(Lake Time!, Beach day, High-ropes, archery, etc)

6:00 PM


6:40 PM

Duties (Clean up, Kitchen Patrol, etc) 

7:30 PM

Evening Program
(3-stix, tent night, testimony meeting, etc)

9:15 PM

Campers to Washstand and Tents

10:00 PM

Camp Quiet