Sasamat Outdoor Centre is committed to ensuring that financial circumstances do not prevent families from sending their children to camp.
We are assisted in providing Camperships by the generosity of individual donors to our annual Send a Kid to Camp campaign, by corporate donations, and by donations and matching funds from other agencies.
While it is our wish that no child be turned away due to financial circumstances, Campership funds are limited, and we want to assist as many families as possible.
Before requesting a Campership, consider what you are honestly able to contribute, and remember other families in need by contributing as much as possible to your own child’s camp fees.
Please also consider purchasing a Sasamat Outdoor Centre annual membership, which helps us access funds that help to keep fees as low as possible.
To apply for a Campership, please complete a Campership Application and mail to:
Dear Camp Sasamat!
Thank you so much for helping me send my 9 year old daughter to this wonderful camp. As a newly single mother of two with low income, it would be impossible for me to cover the full cost on my own.
Camp Sasamat means a great deal to us. As a family we used to go to Camp Sasamat for family weekends. Last summer my daughter was thrilled that she was finally able to go by herself. She knew the place inside out and enjoyed her experience as a camper tremendously.
She came back full of energy, confidence and beautiful memories. When I asked her how the camp was, she replied with a big grin of her face: ”Very busy, but very good busy! Great food, nice and cozy cabins, lots to do and awesome leaders and friends!”
Various water activities offered at the camp such as canoeing, kayaking and swimming helped her become very comfortable around water. Sometimes, if we see a person kayaking around Vancouver, she proudly declares: “We should go kayaking, I am pretty good at it, you know.”
At Camp Sasamat she gained an invaluable experience learning new skills such as archery and, her absolute favourite, shelter building. After only one week of camp I noticed how much her appreciation of nature and outdoors grew along with her knowledge of it. She was excited to introduce me, a foraging enthusiast, to Red Huckleberry, an edible local berry I did not know about. One of the most important if not the most important experiences at Camp Sasamat was meeting and connecting with new friends. For my daughter, who is naturally a little shy and quite, it was a great opportunity to build and improve on her communication and social skills.
I just can’t say enough how much Camp Sasamat means to us and how grateful I am for your help to be able to access this wonderful experience.
A camper's mom
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