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Family Camp 

Ages 12 and over: $200.00 per person

Ages 3-11: $130.00 per person

Ages 0-2 - Free

Day Visitors - $35.00 

Non-Refundable Deposit Amount: $50.00

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


Sasamat Outdoor Centre's summer Family Camp weekends are designed for the whole family. So often summer camp is just about children, however this is the chance for parents to get right in there as well! Whether your family has young children you would like to introduce to summer camp, or your would just like to experience camp as a family, family camp is a great option. 

The days will be broken into a series of camp activities and games. Participants will be divided into groups based on age. Children and youth will be grouped together and adults will be placed with other adults. From 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sasamat staff will lead you and your children through exciting, age appropriate programming. Additionally, two hours of evening programming will be provided on Saturday night. On Sunday, programs will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and buses will depart at 4:00 p.m. While programs are running, Sasamat staff will supervise your children and you are free to go and enjoy the camp programs with other adults, whether that be a nice quiet paddle or perhaps just a relaxing coffee by the lake.  

Each day there will be family time provided where activities will be open for you and your children to go and enjoy together. During times when programs are not running (morning, meals, family time, bed time), you are responsible for supervising your children. Please review the parent responsibilities below. In the evening on Friday and Saturday after evening programs, there will be a staff member walking around the sleeeping accomodations on "stroll patrol" from 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.. If you would like to relax in the lodge after you children are settled, the staff will be there if they wake up and need help finding you. 

Accommodation, meals, transportation, and program activities are included. All meals are prepared by our staff and served home-style in the Helm Lodge dining hall. Meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. 

Family Camp runs from 7:00 p.m. Friday evening to 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, it is a residential program. 

Summer 2019 Camp Dates 

 Family Camp #1: July 5-7, 2019
 Family Camp #2: August 16-18, 2019 

Program Components

Activities may include: 

  • Canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Wall
  • Voyageuring
  • Archery
  • Vertical Playground
  • Low Ropes
  • High Ropes
  • Group Games
  • Camp Fires
  • Hiking


Transportation is provided from east Vancouver, Burquitlam and Port Moody. There is no transportation provided from Glen Elementary or Port Coquitlam. 
Please carefully note all drop off and pick up times for a bus stop, or for driving to Sasamat, on the Family Camp Transportation 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 peanut butter sandwiches or other nut products. We are a nut free environment. Please indicate your childs allergies at time of registration in the camper information section, or call into the office
  • Pets: many families consider pets a member of their family and we understand that some of you may want to bring your pet along. However, due to the "presents" that pets leave behind and the large number of children who come to camp, Sasamat Outdoor Centre is a pet free zone. 
  • Camp Souvenirs: If you would like to purchase a Sasamat t-shirt or hat and forgot to order it when you registered, bring some cash with you. T-shirts and hats are $15.00 a piece. Merchandise is available in youth and adult sizes. 
  • Smoking: smoking is only allowed in designated areas and smoking by minors will not be allowed. 
  • Alcohol: Sasamat Outdoor Centre is located in a public park where the general park users are forbidden by law to consumer alcohol. Alcohol should not be brought to family camps, as these are family centred outdoor programs and because there will be no liquor license. 
  • Program Ages: for age categories please read following descriptions to see which age category you child fits into. 
    • Ages 5-11, must not turn 12 until after the camp session ends
    • Ages 3-4, must not turn 5 until after the camp session ends
    • Ages 0-2, must not tunr 3 until after the camp session ends 
  • Day Visitors: day visitors are permited. A day visitor pass includes 1 meal; day visitors must pre-register with a family attending Family Camp; only 4 day visitors per family per day are permitted. 
  • Parent Responsibilities at Camp: Sasamat staff are trained to ensure your stay is both safe and fun, for your safety and your children's safety, the instructions of Sasamat Outdoor Centre staff must be followed. 
    • Parents or gaurdians are repsonsible for the safety of their children at all times exdept during activities run by staff that do not require a parent to be present. 
    • Children under the age of 4 must be accompanied by a parent at all times. Children 4 and older can participate in programs independent from their parents. 
    • Parents are responsible for changing children's clothes, diapering, and bottle feeding. Sasamat Outdoor Centre staff will not undertake any of these activities. 
    • Sasamat Outdoor Centre staff will patroll until 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night after evening programs. Parents are still responsible for their children's safety and well-being during this time, staff are there as an assistance. 
  • Camp Life: Sasamat Outdoor Centre is fortunate to be located in Belcarra Regional Park, a unique area of the Lower Mainland. Please treat the camp property and environment with respect. 
    • Camp is an inclusive community, welcoming people from all background, beliefs and walks of life. To get the most out of your camp experience, get to know your fellow campers. 
    • The accomodation areas are quiet zones after 9:00 p.m. Camp is a quiet zone after 10:00 p.m. If you wish to continue socializing after this time please do so in the Helm Lodge. 

Payment and Refund 

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 $50.00 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 $50.00 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.  Please use this link Campership Applications 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.