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Resident Camp

Residential Campers, Ages 8-12 

Teen Residential Campers, Ages 13-15

Price: $540.00 + GST 

Resident Camp

Resident Camp is that wonderful "pack up your bags go and away to summer camp" experience. For five days campers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a safe and nurturing community outside of their home. This memorable experience is one that often results in newfound self-confidence, friends and life long memories.

Res_Camp_5.JPGIf you've been to Day Camp or Resident Camp at Sasamat Outdoor Centre before, you already know how much fun it can be. If you haven't, no problem! Our trained staff will ensure that you have a great time from the moment you arrive. 

Programs will focus on outdoor knowledge, camp craft skills, adventure and creativity. Our exceptional staff team will provide a very supportive and encouraging environment for residential campers, helping campers to form friendships and take safe risks. Resident Camp builds upon previous Day Camp experience, however it is also a wonderful place for new campers to discover to joy of summer camping. 

Residential camp runs from Monday to Friday, and is a residential program where campers arrive 10:00 a.m. Monday morning and depart at 3:15 p.m. Friday afternoon. 

 

Teen Resident Camp 

Teen_Res.JPGBeing a teenager is a unique time of life that is full of energy, new experiences and excitement. Sasamat Outdoor Centre's Teen Resident program is designed to meet the needs of teenagers, providing an an engaging program that operates independently from other programs at Sasamat. The Teen Resident program will have a male and female leader that will lead the co-ed group throughout the week. Living accomodations will be single sex, however day programs will be faicliated as a co-ed group. As some of the oldest campers at Sasamat, the teens will have the opportunity to try unique programs reserved for this age group. Teens will also fulfill the invaluable role of mentoring and role-modeling for younger campers in the Sasamat community.  

 


Program Components
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  • canoeing 
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • nature activities 
  • swimming and beach activities
  • voyageuring
  • rock wall
  • low ropes course
  • wide group games
  • environmental education
  • high ropes
  • archery
  • shelter building
  • vertical playground 
  • campfires
  • outdoor cooking
  • special events
  • drama songs and skits  
  • camp crafts
Sasamat Outdoor Centre programs provide campers the opportunity to participate in a wide range outdoor activities in a safe and well supervised environment. Programs are geared to the age, abilities and interests of the individual, as well as the group.
 
Out Trip Highlights: 
  • senior residential campers will enjoy an overnight out trip to beautiful Widgeon Falls
  • teens will enjoy a two-day (one night) out trip on Thursday and Friday

 

Transportation
 
Transportation is provided from Vancouver, Burquitlam, Port Moody, Glen Elementary and Port Coquitlam.
 
Please carefully note all drop off and pick up times for a bus stope, or for driving to Sasamat, on the Summer Bus Information page. 
 
Things To Know! 
  • Allergies and Diet Restrictions: Due to the large number of children with nut allergies, please do not send your child with any nut products. We are a nut free environment. Please indicate your childs allergies at time of registration in teh camper information section, or call into the office. 
  • T-Shirts: All campers recieve a t-shirt at no additional cost. Please indicate size when registering. If you register past April 30, size cannot be guaranteed. 
  • Before and After Care: is available at Port Moody Recreation Centre for an additional fee on Monday mornings (Tuesday on shortened week) and Friday afternoons. For more information visit the Before and After Care page. 
  • Residential Camp Program Age: must be 8 before August 31 of the program year to enroll. 
  • Teen Residential Camp Program Age: must be 13 before August 31 of the program year to enroll. 
  • Friend Requests: camp is about making new friends. Our first priority is our campers experience, which is why Sasamat only allows campers to make one friend request (which will not be guaranteed). Balanced groups based on age and gender create a positive camp experience for everyone. We encourage campers to bring a friend and make a friend, branching out to meet and include new people. Sasamat will not juggle groups around after camp sessions have begun to put friends together and we encourage you to talk to your camper about meeting new people before camp begins.   

Is My Child Ready For Resident Camp?
 
 Res_Camp_4.JPGIs 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 overnight 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.
 
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
 
Camperships are available for families in need. Use the link below to access information and the application form.
 
 
 

Funders

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.
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