Summer Camps BC - Overnight Sleep Away Camp For Kids & Teens In Whistler Squamish British Columbia

Discover a Life of Outdoor Adventure!

Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures has partnered with the renowned Cheakamus Centre to provide the very best in overnight activity-based adventure summer camps. Offering exciting adventure experiences you won’t find in any other summer camp! Fun, Experiential, Educational.

Immerse Your Child in Nature-Based Activities

Learn Adventure Skills from Professional Guides

Build Teamworking and Leadership Skills

Develop Outdoor Awareness in a Safe Environment

Make Memories and Get Exceptional Life Experiences

Your child will explore life outdoors through high quality mountain experiences. The action-packed schedule includes Via Ferrata climbing, hiking, waterfall tour, Sea to Sky Gondola, a low ropes course and sports activities and more. Teen summer camps also include a glacier discovery hike and Peak to Peak Gondola in Whistler, rock climbing, canoeing, and an aboriginal education program. Closely supervised by professionally certified guides, our BC summer camps are designed to create unique and special moments in a safe and fun nature-based environment. They will inspire leadership and confidence while teaching new outdoor skills. We aim to challenge youth to personal growth and provide hands-on exploration and entertainment.

Discover nature at the Cheakamus Centre in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. Owned by the North Vancouver School District, the Cheakamus Centre is an overnight environmental education facility and renowned field school. Basecamp is at the Centre and participants are provided with nutritious, catered meals and nature-based cabin-style accommodation. Learn more about Cheakamus Centre facilities here.

Our BC Summer Camps are three or six days in duration and include 24-hour supervision, transportation to activities, all equipment and safety gear, gondola tickets, food, and accommodation. Visit our FAQ page for more details. Activities vary depending on which camp

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A Summer Camp Near The City

You don’t need to travel far from Vancouver for the perfect outdoor summer camp. Located near Squamish, BC on the West Coast of Canada, the camp is a short, beautiful drive from Vancouver.


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Riding the Sea to Sky Gondola in Whistler, BC

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One of a kind outdoor summer camps in the scenic Sea to Sky region of British Columbia! Most BC summer camps stay on-site, but ours leads campers to experience the awe-inspiring natural beauty of British Columbia beyond the camp property. We explore popular off-site locations like the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, Peak to Peak Gondola in Whistler, Alice Lake, Garibaldi Lake, Squamish Smoke Bluffs, Shannon Falls, and more popular spots along the Sea to Sky corridor. Your child will have the adventure of their lives in the care of highly qualified guides and leaders.

rock climbing adventures for kids and teens in British Columbia

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Action packed daily schedules unlike any other outdoor summer camp in BC! Activities include Rock Climbing, Aboriginal Education Programs, Whistler Glacier Tours, Squamish Via Ferrata, Sea to Sky Gondola Suspension Bridge, Peak to Peak Gondola, Shannon Falls, Hiking along the Sea to Sky Corridor, Low Ropes Course, Sports & Games, Nature Walks, and much more!

outdoor adventure summer camps for kids, teens, and family

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Uniquely designed programs for children and youth with age appropriate skills and teachings. Camps are taught by specialised experts and guides who hold the qualifications and competence to provide unparalleled skills and safe supervision. Build self-confidence, leadership, new outdoor skills, all while creating friendships and memories for a lifetime.

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Tantalus: Summer Camp For Teens

Keep Your Thrill Seeking Teen Busy! For ages 13-18

Cost: $1,499

Start Dates:
July 22, 2018

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Garibaldi: Summer Camp For Kids

More Than Just a Summer Camp! For ages 7-12.

Cost: $749

Start Dates:
August 8, 2018

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The Details

  • What food is included?

    All meals are included with the exception of breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day. Please do not bring other food or snacks to camp.

    Food is prepared and served by the Cheakamus Centre’s chefs. Cheakamus supplies locally sourced and thoughtfully prepared meals. Meals contain wholesome ingredients, making food from scratch, using herbs and vegetables from their garden. They can accommodate a wide range of special dietary needs, food intolerances and allergies without having to radically alter the menu, minimizing ‘special’ servings. Sugar reduced diets, vegetarian, vegan meals, gluten free, and other food allergies are all far easier to accommodate when you use whole ingredients and are certain of their source.

    *Cheakamus Centre is a nut-restricted facility, which includes all meals provided by Cheakamus Centre. Any snacks containing nuts or nut products brought in by a camper are strictly prohibited. This also includes any skin care and hair products that may contain nuts.

    Read more about meals here: Cheakamus Centre 

  • What are the camp accommodations?

    Camp participants will stay in one of 9 rustic heated cabins at the Cheakamus Centre. The centre is tucked away in a beautiful forested setting. Each cabin is equipped with 2 shared washrooms and single bunk beds. Each cabin sleeps up to 16 campers. To see a layout of the cabins, click here.

  • What unique camp activities do you offer?

    The younger kids camp includes many activities at the camp property including some unique ones off-site such as:

    Squamish Via Ferrata

    Wilderness Hiking


    The teen camp includes many activities at the camp property including some unique ones off-site such as:

    Squamish Via Ferrata

    Rock Climbing

    Wilderness Hiking

    Whistler Glacier Tour


  • Is transportation included?

    The camps include transportation to and from each day’s activities.

    You must make arrangements to get your child to camp on the first day and from camp on the last day.

  • Who is supervising my child?

    Mountain Skills Academy & Adventure’s certified guides and instructors provide 24-hour supervision for camp participants. The team is made up of professional adult guides and outdoor educators with years of experience. As required by law, each guide goes through a criminal record check. We are committed to providing responsible supervision by our guides who enjoy teaching and working with kids and youth. We set a maximum of 6 campers per guide during off-site outings and 8 campers per guide for on-site activities and overnight to ensure the safety and security of your child.

  • What are the Cheakamus Centre values?

    The Cheakamus Centre’s programs include nature-based and outdoor activities including leadership, recreation, and hands-on experiences intended to instill in young learners a sense of respect and appreciation for the natural world. Read the Centre’s mission and vision here.

  • What is MSAA's policies and procedures?

    Please read the policies and procedures here.

  • What forms do I need to sign?

    Registration for camp and adventure activities requires completing 4 documents. Please download all the documents below, fill in, sign and return to Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures for registration to be complete. Children under 19 years old must have their forms signed by a parent or guardian.


    Summer Camp Registration Form

    Mountain Skills Academy Waiver

    Cheakamus Centre Waiver Release Child

    Cheakamus Centre Medical & Dietary Form


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