Ridgerunner I- Ages 13-15
Price: $600.00 + GST
Ridgerunner II - Ages 14-16
Price: $950.00 + GST
The Ridgerunner program introduces participants to beautiful backcountry camping in Garibaldi Park. Garibaldi Park was carved out by volcanic activity thousands of years ago and now offers magnificent alpine lakes, glaciers, rivers and coastal forests.
Participants will experience this rich landscape on a trip that aims to foster a basic skill set of how to properly and safely camp in the back country with minimal environmental impact. Ridgerunners will help campers to learn the skills they need to know to continue camping on their own in the future.
Both trips will traverse areas that are rich in geological history and natural wonder. The Black Tusk, considered to be the remains of an extinct andesitic strato volcano, also cuts into the alpine skyline with an impressive silhouette. The region leaves one feeling appreciative of the natural world and its wonders.
The Ridgerunner I is a six day residential program the runs from Sunday to Friday. The adventure will begin at Cheakamus Lake in the shadows of Whistler Mountain, and finish at the spectacular glacier fed Garibaldi Lake. The group will follow Helm Creek trail between Empetrum Ridge and Corrie Ridge, summiting to 1800m and experiencing breath taking alpine views.
Ridgerunner II is a twelve day residential program that runs from Monday to the following Friday. It will begin in a similar fashion, starting at the trailhead of Cheakamus Lake and travelling to Garibaldi Lake. With a longer trip stay, campers will find the pace a bit more relaxed. On this trip time permits for some spectular base camping and day trips, including adventures to the base of Panorama Ridge and Black Tusk. Spectacular alpine views and glacier lakes will be in no short supply on this experience of a lifetime. This program builds off the experiences taught in Ridgerunner I, however is still appropriate for campers to join that have not participated in Ridgerunner I but are comfortable camping for longer periods of time.
Ridgerunner I activities include:
Ridgerunner II activities include:
Transportation is provided from Vancouver, Burquitlam, and Port Moody only.
Please carefully note all drop off and pick up times for a bus stop, or for driving to Sasamat, on the Summer Bus Information page.
Things To Know!
Payment, Refund and Transfers
Payment is due in full no later than May 1, 2017.
If payment has not been received in full by May 1, 2017, your registration will be cancelled and your spot will be given to another camper.
If you require a payment alternative, please contact the office.
Cancellations more than 30 days before the start of the camp session - Refunds are provided, minus a $50.00 administration fee.
Cancellations within 30 days of a camp session - Refunds are not provided unless your spot can be filled with a camper of the same age and gender. If your spot can be filled, a refund will be provided, minus a $50.00 administration fee.
Substition of Campers - Due to long waiting lists and age and gender issuse, camper substitutions are not allowed. If you cancel a camper's registration, another camper can bot be put in his or her place.
Camperships are available for families in need. Please use the link below to access information and the application form.