Resident Camp

Residential Campers, Ages 8-12 

Teen Residential Campers, Ages 13-15


2019 Price:

5 Day Week - $590 + GST

4 Day Week - $472 + GST

Non-Refundable Deposit Amount: $100.00

Registration Opens on December 17th, 2018, at 9:30am


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.  

Summer 2019 Camp Dates 

Week #1: July 1-5, 2019
 Week #2: July 8-12, 2019
 Week #3: July 15-19, 2019 
 Week #4: July 22-26, 2019
 Week #5: July 29-August 2, 2019
 Week #6: August 6-9, 2019 (Short Week)
 Week #7: August 12-16, 2019
 Week #8: August 19-23, 2019
Program Components
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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: 
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! 

Sleeping Accommodations & Night Time Supervision

Your child’s group will be placed in one of our cabins, cottages, or yurts, depending on how many campers are in their group.

If your child’s group is in one of the cottages, their leader sleeps in the room right beside theirs. Generally, the younger age groups are placed in the cottages.

If your child’s group is in one of the yurts, their leader and one other staff member will also sleep there.

If your child's group is in one of the cabins, their leader will sleep in a building adjacent to theirs. Generally, only older age groups are placed in the cabins. 

To ensure the safety of all our campers at night, our summer staff team also does a routine patrol of the cabin areas every night.


Wednesday and Thursday Out Trip

If your child is in the oldest resident camp group, they get a special treat on Wednesday night: an overnight camping trip to Widgeon Creek! This beautiful, private park is restricted to the public. During their stay at this park, campers can expect beautiful weather, amazing stars, a hike to a waterfall, dinner over the camp-stove, and a night spent with their friends in a tent. The teen resident campers get the same experience on Thursdays.

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 

When you register you may pay the full amount up front, or you may pay 50% upfront. If you choose to pay 50% upfront, the remainder of the fees will be automatically charged to your credit card on May 1, 2019. You may also come back any time before then to make additional payments. 


Cancellations more than 30 days before the start of the camp session - Refunds are provided, minus the $100.00 non-refundable deposit. 

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 the $100.00 non-refundable deposit. 

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 cannot be put in their place.

Camperships are available for families in need. Use this link Campership Application 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.

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