Kids Camp: Intermediates

 
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The heart and soul of Camp Fircom, kids camps create communities of belonging and memories to last the whole year.

 

DATES:

Session 1: Mon Jul 15 - Fri Jul 19, 2019

Session 2: Mon Jul 29 - Fri Aug 2, 2019

Session 3: Camp Chá7elkwnech

AGES: 10-12 years

COST: $577.50 + GST


Intermediates Summer Camp

Intermediate camp takes everything your junior camper learned and adds a couple extra fun twists. Intermediate campers also get a chance to challenge themselves on an overnight trip tailored to their level of experience! Intermediates will spend one night camping outdoors under the watchful eye of their camp counsellors. This is a great way to prepare our Intermediate campers for out trips in our Polaris youth programs. They also get to stay up until 9:30pm for special late night programming and enjoy two waterfront blocks to develop their canoe and kayak skills!

Camp Philosophy

Everything at camp is “challenge by choice”. No kid is forced to anything they don’t want to do, but they will be encouraged and supported through whatever is challenging them to try it. For first time campers, this ensures camp is safe and fun. The variety of options means there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Accommodation

Intermediate campers sleep in Cabins or in Sibley tents during the week. The Sibley tents have the advantage of allowing a smaller group, just 8 campers, and are a step towards living on out-trip in Polaris.

Announcement!

Camp Fircom is continuing and deepening its partnership with the Squamish Nation, Ayes Men Men, and the David Suzuki Foundation during our last week of camp.

Camp Chá7elkwnech: Walking with Skxwxù7mesh will happen in the week of August 12th! Intermediate, Session 3 is a part of this camp. Campers participating in this session will do many of the Fircom activities they love while also being immersed in culturally based programming led by Squamish/Skxwxù7mesh elders. The Camp Suzuki Adult Leadership program (age 19+) will be on site over the week and all the programs (Juniors, Intermediates, and Polaris) will learn about the natural ecosystems within the Howe Sound from Skxwxù7mesh facilitators and staff from the David Suzuki Foundation.

Staff have been working hard on designing this exciting collaboration. Registration opens on Thursday March 28th at 7pm.

 

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

 
 

How to get There

 
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Boat information

MONDAY
Drop Off Horseshoe Bay -- 9:30am
Watertaxi departs approximately 10:00am and 11:00am

FRIDAY
Pick Up at Horseshoe Bay between 11:00am and 12:00pm
(Intermediate Campers will arrive closer to 12:00pm. If you have specific pick up needs please contact info@fircom.ca

Bus Information

In order to make the transportation process easy on everyone, Fircom is providing bus transportation to and from Horseshoe Bay from East and West Vancouver!

MONDAY
Lakeview United Church
2776 Semlin Drive
Drop off 7:45am
Bus Departs at 8:00am

St Davids United Church
Drop off 8:45am
Bus Departs at 9:00am

FRIDAY

We do everything we can to ensure the bus arrives on time. However traffic on the roads and on the water sometimes cause delays. Thank you for your patience, if you have time sensitive needs on pick up days, please contact info@fircom.ca and we will connect you directly with the Summer Camp Manager.

St David’s United Church
1525 Taylor Way
Pick up approximately 12:30pm

Lakeview United Church
2776 Semlin Drive
Pick up approximately 1:30pm

Horseshoe Bay is a very popular spot during the summer months and Fridays (the last day of camp) is especially busy with very limited parking. We’re encouraging all parents to use our Camp Fircom Bus to let us take care of getting campers to and from camp. And besides, the camp experience starts on the bus - our staff will be playing bus games and singing songs!

 

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