Voyageur I - Ages 13-15
Price: $600.00 + GST
Voyageur II - Ages 14-16
Price: $950.00 + GST
Canoeing is in the very fabric of Canadian history. Canoes carried First Nations people throughout Canada and brought the first European explorers into the interior of the country. Since then, paddling into the wilderness has held great appeal for modern adventurers. Sasamat Outdoor Centre's Voyageur programs offer that experience to teen campers.
On trip, campers will share the experience of a campfire beside the lake at the end of a long day of adventure. It is an opportunity to feel the solitude and peace of open clear skies, the woods and clean waters.
The Voyageur program is designed to equip campers with the necessary skill set to set off on their own canoe adventures after completion of the program. Emphasizing safety, risk management and Leave No Trace (LNT) principes, Voyageurs will provide a basic skill set of how to canoe trip safely and responsibly.
As some of our oldest campers, Voyageur campers have an invaluable place as role models for the younger campers in our Sasamat community and beyond, and our experienced staff help encourage this trait in all of them.
Voyageur I is a six day residential program that runs from Sunday to Friday. This program introduces participants to paddling on open waterways and camping under the stars on beautiful Indian Arm. Voyageur I participants will begin their five day adventure at Belcarra Park, travelling north on the fjord to Twin Island, Bishop Creek and Granite Falls. Indian Arm is one of BC's most beautiful inland fjords and will take campers through spectacular mountain, waterfalls and wildlife scenary along the journey.
Voyageur II is a twelve day residential program that runs from Monday to the following Friday. This program offers participants some of the best programming that Sasamat Outdoor Centre has to offer, both on-site and off. Campers will travel around Stave Lake, starting at the southern end and moving north towards spectacular Glacier Bay. Sandy beaches, wildlife, and the towering peaks of Mount Robie Reid and Mount Breier make this Stave Lake adventure an experience of a lifetime.
Voyageur I activities include:
Voyageur II activities include:
Transportation is provided from Vancouver, Burquitlam, or Port Moody..
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.
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 priot 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 $30.00 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.