Intro to Adventure Summer Camps!
2020 Summer Camp Registration is on pause. Send us an email for letting us know what week you are interested in and how many kids you have so we know to follow up when registration opens up, or check back often. We are planning to open registration in early June, currently we are waiting on permit approvals as things slowly reopen.
As we continue to learn more about the Covid-19 pandemic we will be implementing a number of protocols to limit the risks to our campers. We are monitoring the best advice from the Provincial Health Office and will update our measures are the situation evolves. Below is what we are currently planning to have in place for our summer camps.
- Changing the program to only have 5-6 campers per week. 6 only if multiple campers are from the same household to ensure that social distancing can be adhered to on our bus.
- Mandatory sneeze guards(bandana, mask, buff etc) worn over the mouth and nose at all times while on the bus.
- Mandatory use of hand sanitizer before getting on the bus each time.
- No sharing of equipment - campers will use the same bike each day of riding to limit the number of people touching each bike.
- All bikes will be cleaned/sanitized at the end of each day.
- Participants only touch their own equipment for each sport.
- Increased spacing between campers during various activities(example: extra spacing when biking).
- Limiting trail difficulty to ensure all trails are within the skill level of all campers.
- 0 tolerance policy for for behaviours that put other campers at risk.
With each week only taking in 5-6 campers to reduce the number of households attending we will give preference to groups that can fill the camp. If you can come to us with the 5-6 campers and the week you would like to book it helps us limit interactions between unknown households to help protect the most vulnerable in our community. If you have less than a full camp, get in touch and we will see if we can match you up with other interested families.
Camp dates for 2020! We have changed the weeks camps are available. In response to Covid-19 we will be offering extra weeks of camps, but with less campers per week, to provide as much support as we can for parents and families looking for opportunities for their children this summer.
Week 1 - July 6 - 10.
Week 2 - July 20 - 24.
Week 3 - July 27 - 31.
Week 4 - August 10 - 14.
Week 5 - August 17 - 21.
We are also offering a mountain bike focused week for ages 12 - 18 on July 13 - 17, more information can be found here.
Activities*: mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, adventure parks, and more!
Each week will see an exciting blend of activities, with all lessons delivered by certified instructors. If your child is looking to find their next passion this is a great chance for them to try all that the Okanagan offers in one action packed week!
- Day 1 - ½ day mountain bike ½ day hike
- Day 2 - Amazing Race
- Day 3 - Adventure Park!
- Day 4 - ½ Day mountain bike ½ Rock Climbing*(Rock climbing may change, subject to climbing gyms being open and able to accept groups)
- Day 5 - Hike and Explore Summer @ Big White
*Activities may alter due to weather and availability, Activities may also be adjusted due to Covid-19 concerns. We will continue to monitor the best available information and make adjustments to our programming as needed.
Included in the registration fee is all transportation to and from each activity, access to mountain bike and helmets, all climbing equipment needed and instruction.
Camps are open to ages 10+ and are focused on a beginner and intermediate level for all activities included.
Campers are introduced to the sport of rock climbing at a local climbing gym. Campers will learn how to belay, rope climb and boulder in an indoors environment. These skills can help develop a lifetime passion for the sport, as well as set campers up with the skills needed to enjoy outdoor climbing!
Campers will be introduced to the joys of mountain biking. In the morning we will introduce the campers to biking with a lesson from a certified PMBI instructor. This will include some skill development lessons to ensure everyone is comfortable on their bike and ready to tackle some off-road terrain. The half day sessions each Tuesday will be a skill assessment and development session. Wednesdays each week will see campers trying out their skills on a variety of trails in Kelowna.
Bikes and helmets are provided. If campers have their own bikes they must have disc brakes and front suspension as a minimum and pass a check by our team to ensure they are in working order before they can be used for the camps.
With so many great hikes here in the Okanagan how can we choose where to go? Hike locations will change based on weather and the week so that campers who join us for more than 1 week will have an opportunity to experience a variety of that fantastic places we can hike. Campers will learn about some native flora and fauna in the region and be introduced to the "Leave No Trace" ethics that will serve them in all their outdoor pursuits.
Check out the video below to see what our summer camp programs are helping support.
Take a look at our latest video and enjoy a little throwback to when it was warm and sunny out. Hear what our Live to Ride program is all about and what motivates our volunteers to join in on the fun. 7 weeks of mountain biking all over the Okanagan, what an amazing way to spend the summer!Thanks to the many great organizations and businesses that help us create these opportunities for our communities youth. Bike Big White, Central Okanagan Foundation, United Way of the Central and South Okanagan / Similkameen, TELUS Thompson Okanagan Community Board, City of Kelowna, DAKINE, SilverStar Bike Park, Dollhouse Agency, Cyclepath Kelowna, Canadian Tire Jumpstart, and Giant BicyclesIf you are interested in getting involved our Learn to Shred program is coming up quick and we are still looking for some great people to come out and join our team. Snowboarding and giving back to your community at the same time...what could be better?A huge thank you to Raquel Rodrigues from #ragaproductions for not only giving her time to ride with our crew this summer, but for all her amazing work behind the scenes putting together this video and many others for us, we could not do it without your help. To all of our other volunteers we love you too!
Posted by Elevation Outdoors on Tuesday, November 27, 2018