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  • Is there WiFi?

    We encourage campers to unplug and enjoy camp with their new friends offline. WiFi service is either not available or not reliable in most locations. Come prepared to disconnect from the internet and reconnect with nature. It is in the best interests of your child’s safety that they are fully focussed on the activities, and not distracted by phones and games.

    Our guides carry devices for essential communication.

  • What do I need to pack?

    Packing Checklist

    _|  Small backpack (to carry layers, water, snacks and lunch)

    _|  Rain jacket

    _|  Warm top layer (fleece, sweat shirt, or vest)

    _|  Sturdy running shoes or hiking shoes/boots

    _|  Water bottle

    _|  Lunch and snacks

    _|  EpiPen or other medicine

    _|  Hat

    _|  Sunscreen and sunglasses

    Weather on the West Coast and in the mountains is highly variable.  Extra layers make for a more comfortable day in case the weather changes while we are out.

    Daily temperatures at the camp in July and August range from 12-24 degrees Celsius (55-75 degrees Fahrenheit). It can be 10 degrees lower up on the mountains.

  • Where are the camps located?

    There are kids adventure camps in both Whistler and Squamish, BC, Canada.

    Squamish is located about halfway between Vancouver and Whistler. If you are driving from Vancouver International Airport, make your way north through the city towards North Vancouver. You will get on the scenic Sea to Sky Highway (Hwy 99 North) and follow it north to the town of Squamish.

    The teen climbing camps are located at the Smoke Bluffs climbing area in Squamish, BC, Canada.

  • Who is supervising my child?

    All camps are run by Mountain Skills Academy & Adventure’s certified guides and instructors. The team is made up of professional adult guides and outdoor educators with years of experience. Each guide has had a criminal record check done. 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 to ensure the safety of your child.

  • Is lunch included?

    Lunch is not included with the camp. Please pack a lunch, water and snacks for each day.

  • Is transportation included?

    The camps do not include transportation. The activities are within walking distance of each day’s the meeting point.

Policies & Paperwork

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  • What is the cancellation policy?

    Cancelling within 10 days of the camp start date: you forfeit 100% of the camp fees.

    Cancelling with more than 10 days notice: reschedule or full refund with no penalty.

     

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