Junior Skills Camp

Minimum number of participants


Junior Skills Camp

Week-long program on paddle and camping skills for youth ages 13-15.

Session 1: July 25-29, 2022
Session 2: Aug 1-5, 2022

Price: $620

Is your teen looking for a challenge to raise their skill level and confidence on the water? This five day adventure includes 2 days of day-camp on Bowen Island plus 3 days/2 nights of overnight camping on Gambier Island in Howe Sound. By the end of the week campers will earn the Paddle Canada Basic Sea Kayak certification (a $300 value).

Our Junior Skills Course is open to youth ages 13-15. No prior kayak experience is necessary. A full description of the Paddle Canada Basic Sea Kayak course can be found on their website. The first 2 days are spent learning the requisite kayak skills to obtain the Paddle Canada Basic Sea Kayak certification. Days 3 to 5 are spent honing those skills on a 2 night adventure to Gambier Island.

In addition to learning kayaking skills, the course is designed to introduce participants to camp skills including setting up and taking down tents, a knots course, erecting tarps, safety in the woods and camp cooking.


  • Days 1 and 2: Day camp on Bowen Island 9:30-3:30 pm.
  • Days 3 to 5: Camping on Gambier Island. Food, tents and kayaking equipment is included.
  • The camper to instructor ratio is 5:1 ensuring safe, personal attention.
  • This 5 day program is a fantastic introduction to kayak and camping skills.

This camp is designed to build cooperation, judgment and decision-making skills. In addition, the participants will learn about the local heritage, geography, and marine ecology of Howe Sound and its environs.

Food, tents and kayak equipment is included for $620 (plus GST). Sleeping bags and Therm-a-Rest sleeping pads are available to rent at an additional cost.

2022 Dates

Session 1: July 25-29, 2022
Session 2: August 1-5, 2022

Online Registration

  1. Select the Monday start date from the calendar below.
  2. Indicate the number of children who will attend.
  3. Complete the registration form including the child’s name and age.
  4. A 50% deposit is required at the time of registration. The final payment will be due 30 days before camp begins.

If you have any questions please email info@bowenislandkayaking.com. If space is no longer available we can add you to the waitlist.

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Ready for camp?

Once you’ve confirmed your camp date and paid, be sure to fill out the 3 camp forms.

Additional camp info including a packing list for the overnight portion will be emailed to you.

We know that plans can change. Please review our cancellation policy so you’re aware of the notice needed for changes to your registration.