Kids Camp and beyond! Combining the best of camp based programming with new opportunities to challenge yourself and discover your own resilience.
The next chapter!
Polaris 1 is the exciting evolution of our foundational Kids Camp program. In this co-ed seven day leadership program teens are given a more active role in shaping their week, and learn to lead themselves within a group. After a week of specialized camp based programming, the Polaris team will embark on a 3 day out-trip that combines canoeing and hiking and will expand teens love of camp to include a knowledge of Gambier Island and Howe Sound. Destinations will include Halkett Bay, Doug Bay, or Gambier lake. This out-trip includes a day of canoeing and a day of hiking!
Polaris 1 is a week-long introductory-leadership program designed to mix traditional camp activities, back-country skills and spirit while introducing participants to the idea of stepping up and becoming strong leaders amongst their peers. By overcoming personal challenge in the context of a supportive group, Polaris 1 campers will recognize their own potential and leave ready for the next adventure. Participants enjoy everything from: kayaking, archery, SUP boarding, outdoor living, leadership challenge initiatives, canoeing, improve games and a 3-day out-trip!
Polaris campers stay in Sibley Tents, large canvas tents that fit 8-9 people comfortably and have foam mattresses and space for luggage. These tents are a great way to prepare for the outtrip, where Polaris campers will stay in 3 or 4 person tents. Sleeping arrangements are separated by gender. Counsellors sleep next to the Sibley tents in their own one person tent.
Polaris at Chá7elkwnech, Aug 12-18th
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 Chá7ekwnech: Walking with Skxwxù7mesh is an incredible week of camp grounded in Squamish/Skxwxù7mesh culture and teachings. Polaris 1 session 3 is 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 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 will open for this week Thursday March 28th at 7pm. It's going to be an incredible week!
Food at Camp
PICK UP & DROP OFF
All campers must be signed in & out by their legal guardian, unless we have received written permission in advance.
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Polaris campers will be staying Sibley Tents while they are at camp.
When they go on their trip they will be in tents or under tarps, provided by Fircom. All sleeping arrangements will be separated by gender.
We couldn't be happier with the experience our daughter had in Polaris 1 at Fircom this summer. It was her first time but we felt so confident dropping her off. Communication with the camp was great leading up to the start. All questions answered promptly. And her leaders Julie and Layla were awesome! Professional, strong and fun. She's definitely signing up for Polaris 2 next year. Thank you!
- Polaris 1 Camper Parent, 2018