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BC Explorer Paddle Expedition

Traditional Summer Camp

Gambier Island

B. Columbia

Canada

Experience the BC wilderness and transform into a leader with our gateway.

Welcome to the world of expeditions, where adventurers of all levels come together to experience the magic of midnight stargazing, sunset canoe journeys, hidden waterfalls, and lifelong friendships. BC Explorer provides the opportunity to develop self-direction, positive peer relationships, outdoor leadership skills, and an understanding of current events while surrounded by the stunning backdrop of BC's Wild West Coast.

We offer two 6-day options in different locations, Sechelt Explorer and Howe Sound Explorer, which alternate each week. This allows for flexible scheduling, with the option to sign up for both back-to-back. To accommodate siblings who want to experience the adventure together but prefer to be in separate groups, we lead two groups simultaneously: Junior in one area and Seniors in another.

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Gambier Island's unspoiled natural beauty, with its rugged coastline, lush forests, and crystal-clear waters, is a sight to behold. Its serene and tranquil atmosphere provides the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, allowing visitors to unwind and connect with nature on a deeper level. From kayaking and hiking to wildlife watching and star-gazing, Gambier Island offers endless opportunities for adventure and exploration. Whether you're seeking a peaceful retreat or a thrilling outdoor adventure, Gambier Island is sure to leave you feeling inspired and rejuvenated.

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Age Range

From            years old

To                  years old

11

13

Gender Orientation

Co-Ed

Camper / Staff Ratio

1:6

Max Capacity

35 campers/session

Session´s length

1 week

Sessions starts on:

July 6 to July 12, July 15 to July 21

Program Areas at Camp

Canoeing & Kayaking, Environmental Awareness, Creativity Workshops, Leadership training, Outdoor skills, Social-emotional learning & resilience:

Other Activities at Camp

Campfires, Overnight Hikes

Specific Workshops

Native-Heritage, Global-Citizenship, Leadership Profiles, Communication Games, Western Climate Change Science, Leadership Dynamics, Social-emotional learning, Increase Self-knowledge, Team-Building

Excursions:

Learn to use a map, compass and the star as your guide as you navigate the Howe Sound and Sechelt Inlet by canoe.

Night activities

Star Gazing Story Telling Campfire Night games, Night Hikes, Full Moon howling, Night tracking games

A typical morning at Camp

The group's focus is solely on each other and their journey, without any technological devices, external disturbances, or unnecessary interactions. The cedar-scented air and the distant sound of waves crashing against the shore create an immersive environment for the group.

A typical afternoon at Camp

Forge strong connections with knowledgeable and motivating instructors who are available around the clock to support you. Immerse yourself in nature and experience unforgettable encounters, such as playful otters or mesmerizing bioluminescence on midnight shorelines.

A typical evening at Camp

Develop valuable navigation skills by learning to use a map, compass, and stars to guide you as you explore the stunning Howe Sound and Sechelt Inlet by canoe.

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