Campgrounds

Registration for Campgrounds 2021 will open this upcoming winter… stay tuned!

For youth virtual outdoor education in the fall, please head to our Virtual Classroom Education page. Stay tuned for future Campgrounds camps!

Campgrounds is a virtual camp service that is meant to fill the gap of in-person camps this summer. Campgrounds is composed of several unique week-long programs (known as “campsites”). There are many camps to choose from, ranging from pollinators to climate change! Once campers register, we will send them their camp kit with all the necessary program supplies for the week. When their campsite is open, campers will meet with their counselor live over Zoom along with up to four other campers, to do activities together.

Featuring:

  • A variety of campsites to choose from, each with a focused theme and target age range
  • Campsites available for children between the ages of 4 – 15!

Registration for Campgrounds 2021 will open this upcoming winter!
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QUICK INFO

Each Campsite Includes...

A summer of fun and education, delivered to your door!

 

  • All program supplies included, sent to you by mail!
  • Guided lessons and activities from Monday to Friday*
  • 2.5 hours of guided programming each day**
  • Choose your time block:
    Morning (9:30am-12:00pm), or
    Afternoon (1:00pm-3:30pm)

*Statutory holidays not included.
** Two 1-hour blocks of programming with a 30 minute break.

How Much Does a Campsite Cost?

$75.00 per child
Group Discount Available

GROUP DISCOUNT WHEN YOU FILL A CAMPSITE WITH 5 CAMPERS. Register 4 children for the same campsite (i.e. week and time block), get the 5th spot free!*

* All 5 children must be registered under one payment for the discount to apply. Please follow the directions on the registration site to ensure all 5 children are placed in the same session with a private BCWF educator. Maximum 5 children per educator.

HOW DO CAMPGROUNDS WORK?

Take a look at this video to learn more about the ins-and-outs of our virtual camps in the Campgrounds program, and meet Chris, Natalie, Celine, and Kelly, our BCWF Youth Educators.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT TO LEARN?

  • Animal identification
  • Basic survival skills
  • Basic hunter education
  • Communication skills
  • Ecological relationships
  • Humans impact on our environment
  • Importance of ecosystems, forest fires, pollination, and wetlands
  • Introduction to environmental policies
  • Leadership styles
  • Migration
  • Native bees and other pollinators
  • Practical ways to combat climate change
  • Sustainable resource management
  • Teamwork
  • Waterfowl
  • Wildlife rehabilitation

Frequently Asked Questions

I want to sign up for a virtual Campgrounds program, but they’re all sold out! What can I do?

As our camps have a limited capacity, we are unfortunately unable to accommodate any additional campers at our sold-out camps. If you are interested in similar programming, we have lessons and activities available on our summer subscription service, Camp Pass. With a Camp Pass subscription, you will also be able to meet once a week on Saturdays for Camp Pass Live, where our BCWF Youth educators will facilitate a camp activity or lesson for families to participate in, connect with the Youth Programs team in real-time, and meet other young wildlife enthusiasts

Will my Zoom link work for each day, or will you send me a new one each morning?

The Zoom link you receive the weekend before your camp will be the Zoom link you use for each day of your camp. 

Can my sibling/cousin/friend join the Zoom call if they want to participate too?

Unfortunately, the space in our camps are limited and each participant needs the supplies in their Camp Kit to join the Zoom call. Only registered campers can participate in the online camp.

Help! I lost my Zoom link!

Please email youth@bcwf.bc.ca and we will send you the Zoom link again. 

I have a question that isn’t on this list. Where do I ask it?

Please email youth@bcwf.bc.ca with any questions, comments, or concerns. 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS FOR CAMPGROUNDS 2020