Adventure Summer Camps | Kids & Family | Squamish, BC
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Discover a Life of Outdoor Adventure!

 

Thank you for your interest, all camps are now full for the 2017 season! Please check in again with us for our upcoming 2018 Spring Break Camp, we will be posting details in the New Year.

 

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 Yourself in Nature-Based Adventures

Explore World Class Locations

Learn from Certified Mountain Guides

Build Teamworking and Leadership Skills

Receive Rewarding and Beneficial Life Experiences

Youth can explore life outdoors through the highest quality mountain experiences. An action packed schedule provided by Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures includes glacier discovery, rock climbing, backcountry hiking, a via ferrata adventure and other unique eco-tours. Closely supervised by professionally certified guides, our 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.

Getting you back to nature is the Cheakamus Centre. Owned by the North Vancouver School District, the Cheakamus Centre is an overnight environmental education facility and renown field school based in Squamish, BC. Basecamp will be at the centre, and participants will be provided with nutritious catered meals and nature-based cabin style accommodation. In addition, youth will have access to an aboriginal education program, local hiking trails, a low ropes course, and sports facilities. Learn more about Cheakamus Centre facilities here.

Adventure Summer Camps are three to six days in duration and include 24-hour supervision, transportation, all equipment and safety gear, gondola tickets, food, and accommodation. Visit our FAQ page for more details.

A Summer Camp Near You

You don’t need to travel far from Vancouver to find the perfect summer camp for you or your children. Located in Squamish, British Columbia the camps are just a skip away from the city centers of Vancouver and Whistler.  All activities will also be held within the Squamish and Whistler regions, the heart of the Sea to Sky.

 

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Why Camp With Us?

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Ideal one of a kind camps in the scenic Sea to Sky region! Most summer camps stay onsite. However, ours reach further and 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.

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Action packed daily schedules unlike any other summer camp! 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 Viewpoint, Hiking along the Sea to Sky Corridor, Low Ropes Course, Sports & Games, Nature Walks, much more!

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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 supervision. Build self-confidence, leadership, new outdoor skills, all while creating friendships and enough memories for a lifetime.

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Stawamus Climbing Camp | 6D/5N

Action Packed Rock Climbing Schedule!

Cost: $1,129

Start Dates:
August 20, 2017

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Tricouni Family Camp | 4D/3N

Inspiring Adventure for All Ages!

Cost: $809

Start Dates:
May 20, 2017

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Tantalus Adventure Camp | 6D/5N

Keep Your Little Thrill Seekers Busy!

Cost: $1,189

Start Dates:
August 27, 2017

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Atwell Activity Camp | 4D/3N

Unique and Specialized Outdoor Pursuits!

Cost: $729

Start Dates:
August 15, 2017

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Garibaldi Kids Camp | 3D/2N

More Than Just a Summer Camp!

Cost: $539

Start Dates:
August 13, 2017

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The Details

  • What food is included?

    Food will be 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 their own herbs and vegetables from their garden. “This way we 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, vegetarians, 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. In addition, any snacks containing nuts or nut products provided by an individual is strictly prohibited. This also includes any skin care and hair products that may contain nuts

    Read more about meals here: Cheakamus Centre 

  • Where will I be staying?

    Camp participants will stay in one of 9 rustic heated cabins at the Cheakamus Centre, Squamish BC. The centre offers year-round lodging tucked away in a peaceful natural surrounding. To see a layout of the cabins, click here.

  • Could you tell me more about the activities?

    Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures is a long-running professional guiding business offering the highest quality mountain tours, courses, and private excursions. We aim to meet each child’s/family’s needs and interests by offering a variety of exciting adventure activities. Read about each tour in detail here:

    Squamish Via Ferrata

    Rock Climbing

    Wilderness Hiking

    Whistler Via Ferrata

  • Is transportation included?

    The adventure camps will include transportation to/from the activities. This leaves time for campers to sit back and enjoy the scenery of the Sea to Sky corridor.

  • Who is supervising my children/family?

    Mountain Skills Academy & Adventure’s certified guides and instructors are providing 24-hour supervision for camp participants. The team is made up of long-term guides and outdoor educators with years of experience.

  • What are the Cheakamus Centre's policies?

    The Cheakamus Centre’s vision is to be a dynamic centre of excellence for environmental learning, leadership and sustainability. Their policies closely align with this vision. Read policies here **PDF to policies

  • What is the camp cancellation policy?

    Please read the cancellation policy here. **PDF to Cancellation policy

  • What paperwork do I need to sign?

    Registration for camp and adventure activities requires signing 3 waiver documents, a medical form and reading over the information package thoroughly. Please download the documents below, fill in, sign and return to Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures for registration to be completed. Children under 19 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

    In addition, please be through with any medical or food conditions as well as listing an emergency contact outside of the participants attending camp.

    Download:

    Cheakamus Centre Information Package

    Mountain Skills Academy Waiver

    Cheakamus – Waiver Release Adult

    Cheakamus – Waiver Release Child

    Cheakamus Centre Medical & Dietary Form

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