Ridgerunner I

Ridgerunner I- Ages 13-15
2019 Price: $600  + GST
Non-Refundable Deposit Amount: $100.00
Registration Opens on December 17th, 2018, at 9:30am
The Ridgerunner program introduces participants to beautiful backcountry camping in Garibaldi Park. Garibaldi Park was carved out by volcanic activity thousands of years ago and now offers magnificent alpine lakes, glaciers, rivers and coastal forests.
Participants will experience this rich landscape on a trip that aims to foster a basic skill set of how to properly and safely camp in the back country with minimal environmental impact. Ridgerunners will help campers to learn the skills they need to know to continue camping on their own in the future. 
Both trips will traverse areas that are rich in geological history and natural wonder.  The Black Tusk, considered to be the remains of an extinct andesitic strato volcano, also cuts into the alpine skyline with an impressive silhouette. The region leaves one feeling appreciative of the natural world and its wonders. 

Ridgerunner I is a six day residential program that runs from Sunday to Friday. The adventure will begin at Cheakamus Lake in the shadows of Whistler Mountain, and finish at the spectacular glacier fed Garibaldi Lake. The group will follow Helm Creek trail between Empetrum Ridge and Corrie Ridge, summiting to 1800m and experiencing breath taking alpine views. 

Summer 2019 Dates 

Ridgerunner I Trip #1: July 7-12, 2019
Ridgerunner I Trip #2: July 28-August 2, 2019
Ridgerunner I Trip #3: August 18-23, 2019

Program Components

Ridgerunner I activities include:


Transportation is provided from Vancouver, Burquitlam, and Port Moody only.

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

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.  Please use this link Campership Applications to access information and the application form.
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