Summer Camps

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Camp Alexandra began providing summer camps for Vancouver’s orphans and underprivileged families in the early 1900’s. Our camping tradition has continued for more than 100 years, increasing capacity to meet growing demand. Situated on a historic site, just steps away from a beautiful beach and Blackie Spit, Camp Alexandra is a jewel in the oasis! Come and experience the beauty of our natural environment while building life-long friendships and participating in our exciting camp programs. There’s something for everyone!

Summers at Camp Alex are always brightened and sparked by the energy of our campers! We kick off the season with our two week-long residential camps for supported adults with cognitive and/or developmental disabilities. “Camp Away” and “Camp Fun Times” include talent nights, games, beach walks, dances, picnics, campfires, out-trips and special events. The camps provide a welcome getaway for participants, as well as respite for caregivers.

Alexandra Neighbourhood House’s Fresh Air Day Camps introduce children to an exciting range of age-friendly fun activities in a safe and well-supervised environment. You can register children who have completed Kindergarten to Grade 6 for sessions throughout the summer and during spring break. Our Fresh Air Daycamps include favourites such as arts and crafts, beach walks, and sports. Highlights might include a scavenger hunt around the neighbourhood, presentations and hands-on learning from local artists and artisans and field trips to many different venues around the lower mainland. Children are grouped by age and gender into groups of 8 children to one leader. Camps runs weekdays only, 9am to 3pm. Before and after camp care is available from 8am  to 5pm. 

Refund Policy for Children’s Day Camps:  An administration fee of $30 per child will be applied to cancellations made thirty (30) days or more prior to the start of a camp session. FULL PROGRAM FEES will apply to cancellations made within fourteen (14) days of the start of a camp session, unless the spot can be filled by another camper. Refunds can take up to 4 weeks to process. A medical emergency prior to the camp start date that prevents a camper from attending camp: Full refund less a $30 administration fee upon receipt of MD’s note. Notification must be given as soon as possible. Campers leaving camp mid-session due to medical or behavioural reasons receive no refunds.

Camp Souvenirs

 If you would like to purchase a Camp Alexandra T-shirt or hat and have not already ordered it with your registration form, please call our office, or send a cheque/cash with your child for $15 per item.  T-shirts are available in youth and adult sizes.

Counsellor In Training (CIT) Program: Are you 14-18 years of age and interested in recreation leadership? Do you want to learn new skills in a fun camp environment? Then this program is for you!. Learn communication skills, team work, leadership and program planning. Experience volunteering in a camp setting, earn volunteer hours and build your resume. This program is offered during our residential summer camps in June every year. For more information call 604-535-0015.

Staff

To ensure high quality leadership, all our Camp Counsellors and volunteers are well screened and trained before working at camp.

• Everyone completes a criminal record check and undergoes a personal interview and three reference checks.

• Everyone completes at minimum, certification in First Aid and CPR and participates in a 40-hour training program at camp.