An adult program immersed in an intergeneration week of summer camp dedicated to building a profound connection with the Skwxù7mesh territory, the ocean, plants, animals, songs, language, and peoples. Led by both indigenous and non-indigenous facilitators, this week at camp is about taking action to foster reconciliation through building relationships.
DATES: Summer 2020 dates coming soon!
COST: $625+ GST
*All applicants will be required to submit a criminal record/background check through their local police or RCMP detachment*
Camp Suzuki at Chá7elkwnech
Camp Suzuki is an exciting program that is run in tandem with Camp Chá7elkwnech Kids & Youth Programs - led by staff of the Squamish Nation, the David Suzuki Foundation and Camp Fircom. If you are a teacher, an activist, or care deeply about the natural world join us and find your community. The majority of the camp programming is run independent of the other camp session, but there will be some moments where the camp community comes together in celebration. Immerse yourself in Squamish/Skwxwù7mesh culture and knowledge and get inspired for how you can engage with the world in the future.
The Suzuki Adult Leadership Program will give you a deepened relationship to the incredible territory of the Skwxwù7mesh people. Participants will immerse themselves in Skwxwù7mesh language, history, and songs. They will learn about the regions amazing ecosystems and how to become involved in the movement for environmental justice. Participants will also enjoy summer camp fun by canoeing and taking a break from technology to reconnect with nature. Together, everyone will begin to understand the complexity and beauty of the Howe Sound region and how to protect it for future generations.
Ayes Men Men and the Squamish Nation, the David Suzuki Foundation, and Camp Fircom have collaborated to create this incredible week of camp. Chá7elkwnech is the original name of a village on Gambier Island in the Squamish language. The name reminds us that we are brought together by the power of the land and a desire to create new futures together.
If you have questions about this program please reach out to the David Suzuki Foundation directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting to/From camp
Horseshoe Bay Public Dock
Water taxi departures will be posted in advance of the summer 2020 season.
The water taxi crossing takes approximately 25 minutes but there can be delays with loading, winds, etc.
Sometimes it can take some time to load to boats so please be patient with us as we get everyone to and from camp safely.
We highly recommend taking public transit or being dropped off in Horseshoe Bay to avoid the hassle of finding parking. If you need to park, the following lots are available:
Camp Suzuki adult campers will stay in Craigcroft, our dorm-style accommodation. The building has 12 bedrooms that can each sleep three people. For this program, there will be a maximum of two people per room.
The building also has two full bathrooms, and a shared kitchen and living/dining space. Guests can also use the bathrooms in the Dining Hall and Jubilee Hall.
Learn more about Camp Fircom’s accommodations here.
I had such a wonderful time. The staff was awesome and the location was beautiful. I can not speak highly enough of the food!! It was so delicious and wholesome.
- Stephanie Broder