Junior Skills Camp

Minimum number of participants


Junior Skills Camp

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

Price $585

Is your teen looking for a challenge to raise his or her 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 $260 value).

Our Junior Skills Course is open to youth ages 13-15. No prior kayak experience is necessary. 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 kayak 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 student 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 $585 (plus GST). Sleeping bags and Therm-a-Rest sleeping pads are available to rent at an additional cost.

Please call or email to register:
Local: 604-947-9266
Toll Free: 800-60-KAYAK

2021 Junior Skills Dates

Week 1: July 19th to July 23rd, 2021 – FULL
Week 2: August 2 to 6, 2021 – FULL
Email info@bowenislandkayaking.com to be added to the waitlist
(Paddle Canada certification is completed during the first 2 days. Please plan to attend all days)

Ready for camp?

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

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

Please review our COVID-19 safety protocols and advice from the BC CDC on safety for kids.