Sasamat Day Camp
Campers Ages 6-12
Sasamat Day Camp introduces children to an exciting range of age-friendly, outdoor activities designed to foster social growth, group awareness and leadership, while building a love for nature and the outdoors.
Programs take place at Sasamat's unique lakeside setting in Belcarra Regional Park and in the surrounding area. Sasamat Day Camp is a wonderful program to introduce campers to summer camp, and a great stepping stone to prepare your child for resident camp.
Every week a new Day Camp community forms that features imagination, adventure and new experiences led by our exceptional staff. Sasamat Day Camp truly brings to life the magic of summer camp for our younger campers.
Sasamat Day Camp runs from Monday to Friday, and is a day camp program operating from 10:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. each day (with the exception of Thursday, see below).
Activities may include:
Sasamat Outdoor Centre programs provide campers with the opportunity to participate in a wide range of outdoor activities in a safe and well supervised environment. Programs and activities are geared to the age, abilities and interests of the individual, as well as the group.
Transportation is provided from east Vancouver, Burquitlam, Port Moody, Glen Elementary School and Port Coquitlam.
Please note Thursday evenings are "Late Night Thursdays" and pick up times will change.
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!
Is My Child Ready for a Resident Camp Experience?
Is your child old enough to attend Resident Camp? Has your child spent a year or two in Day Camp already? Is your child ready to spend time away from home in a safe and nurturing environment?
It might be time to ask your child what she/he thinks about the idea of staying over at camp. Some children are more fearful than others and not ready to venture far from their known environment. Others spread their wings more easily and seek out new experiences outside of the home.
Parents are often nervous of letting their children move away from the embrace of family. That's understandable. The important question to ask as a parent is whether your child is ready for that move. If they feel they are, it might be time for your family to discover whether Resident Camp works for all of you.
Resident Camp is a different experience than Day Camp - for everyone in the family. It can help a child and a family grow and learn to understand each other better, while providing an experience that a child will never forget. Are both you and your child ready?
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.
Transfer Fee- Sasamat will charge a transfer fee of $30.00 per child each time a camper wishes to transfer from one week or program to another. All transfers must be complete 30 days prior to the start date of the camp session.
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.
Substitution of Campers - Due to long waiting lists and age and gender issues, camper substitutions are not allowed. If you cancel a camper's registration, another camper can not be put in his or her place.
Camperships are available for families in need. Use the link below to access information and the application form.
This program is funded by the United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM), keeping Sasamat's summer camps accessible to everyone, and helping to fulfill UW's mandate of helping kids be all that they can be. Please be sure to consider United Way when making your charitable donations. Click on the image below for more information on UWLM's community impact.