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CTS Youth Camps

Summer 2022

Get out there with CTS Youth Society this Summer!

Weekly Day Camps All Summer Long + 12 Weekend Overnights in Regional Parks

Day Camps

Are day camps running in 2022?

Yes!

What are CTS Day Camps?

Our day camps get youth outside, moving, and connected with nature and each other. We’re here to have fun, become better leaders, learn new skills, and enjoy the natural beauty of our community.

Who is this for?

Day camps are designed for youth ages 12-14, but open to all teens under-18. Those who have passion for our natural world, want to meet new people, and want to work on their leadership skills.

What will I do?

We’ve got lots of fun things in store for you. Hiking, community gardening, mural painting, invasive species pulls, nature walks, eco-learning, camp games, plus so much else! Each day is packed full with exciting activities planned and led by our amazing staff and Peer Leaders.

Where will I be?

Our home base is at Picken House (6825 Cariboo Rd, Burnaby BC) in Burnaby Lake Regional Park. CTS day camps make use of the trails and wetlands in a convenient central place.

While most weeks will have pick-up/drop-off at Picken House, we will also be using the Burnaby Lake Nature house for two of the camps. 

For more information on each of our camps, check our Camp Locations page!

When can I go?

Our day camps run for 7 weeks on Tuesday-Friday from 9:30-3:00pm. 

JULY 5-8

JULY 12-15

JULY 19-22

JULY 25-29

AUG 2-5

AUG 9-12

AUG 16-19

What to bring?

Campers should bring a sun hat, water bottle, extra layers for weather and warmth, backpack, bug spray, sunscreen,  sturdy footwear (ideally waterproof), and a bagged lunch with snacks.

What does it cost?

CTS day camps are FREE. A purchase of an option CTS red t-shirt for $10 and a $10 administrative fee for late-cancellations are the only charges that might apply. 

You can register here.

Overnight Camps




Are overnight camps running in 2022?

Yes!

What are CTS Overnights?

CTS Youth Society, thanks to a unique relationship with Metro Vancouver Regional Parks, offers 3-day, 2-night overnight camping experiences. These camps run on 6 weekends throughout the summer in 3 different Regional Parks. 

Who is this for?

These camps are designed for youth ages 12-14, but open to all teens under-18. Those who have passion for our natural world, want to meet new people, and want to work on their outdoor leadership skills.

What will I do?

During these camps, youth will have a chance to enjoy exciting discovery, fun activities, eco-learning, nature walks, park projects, camping skills, and cooking. Not mention campfire stories, group building, and camp games. The full CTS experience!

Where will I be?

One of 3 amazing camp locations. We run 2 every weekend of the summer, except the BC Day long weekend. Pick-up and drop-off takes place at the camps.

TYNEHEAD REGIONAL PARK | TENT CAMPING

On the north side of Surrey, Tynehead offers a unique mix of dense woodland, babbling streams, and open fields, with well kept tent pads, cooking station, and campfire pit on-site.

PACIFIC SPIRIT REGIONAL PARK | TENT CAMPING

Near the western edge of Vancouver, where the city meets the sea, CTS uses a private campsite deep in the beautiful forest close to Camosun Bog. Tent pads and fire pit are on-site, as well as a many kilometres of trails and a nearby athletic field.

CAPILANO RIVER REGIONAL PARK | CABIN CAMPING

In North Vancouver at the foot of the mountains, you can have all the fun of a CTS camp with the comfort of an indoor cabin. Bunkbeds, full kitchen, fireplace, and outdoor pool on-site, below the tree tops of an ancient forest.

For more information on each of our camps, check our Camp Locations page!

When can I go?

CTS Overnights take place on 6 weekends from Friday-Sunday. Drop-off at 5pm on Friday and pick-up at 12pm (noon) on Sunday.

JULY 8-10

JULY 15-16

JULY 22-24

AUG 5-7

AUG 12-14

AUG 19-21

What to bring?

Campers should bring a sun hat, flashlight, water bottle, a fresh change of clothes, extra layers for weather and warmth, backpack, bug spray, sunscreen,  sturdy footwear (ideally waterproof), toothbrush, toothpaste, any other toiletries, medications, and a sleeping bag with sleeping pad. 

*CTS provides tents, food, and other essential camping equipment. We can also loan sleeping bags and sleeping pads to those who do not have their own. 

What does it cost?

CTS day camps are FREE. A purchase of an option CTS red t-shirt for $10 and a $10 administrative fee for late-cancellations are the only charges that might apply. 
 

You can register here.



Mishkoopitum Youth Summer Camp

Announcing our brand new summer camp! 

What is Mishkoopitum Youth Summer Camp?

We are excited unveil a new camp in collaboration with the North Fraser Metis Association and Stream of Dreams. Mish-koop-i-tum means discover in Michif. This summer on two weekends, participants will enjoy all the usual great experiences of a CTS Overnight, but also unique activities led by Metis leaders from our community. 

Who is this for?

These camps are designed for youth ages 12-14, but open to all teens under-18. Those who have passion for our natural world, want to meet new people, embrace a new cultural experience, want to work on their outdoor leadership skills, and learn more about how to appreciate and connect with the land we call home.

What will I do?

Mishkoopitum offers a special opportunity to try new things, engage in meaningful activities, and expand your knowledge of the land and its people. Enjoy a mix of camping skills, outdoor cooking, eco-learning, storytelling, star gazing, arts and creative activities, group games, and finding a deeper connection with nature.

Where will I be?

One of 2 amazing camp locations. The first camp takes place at Tynehead Regional Park and the second at Pacific Spirit Regional Park. Pick-up and drop-off will happen at the camps.

TYNEHEAD REGIONAL PARK | TENT CAMPING

On the north side of Surrey, Tynehead offers a unique mix of dense woodland, babbling streams, and open fields, with well kept tent pads, cooking station, and campfire pit on-site.

PACIFIC SPIRIT REGIONAL PARK | TENT CAMPING

Near the western edge of Vancouver, where the city meets the sea, CTS uses a private campsite deep in the beautiful forest close to Camosun Bog. Tent pads and fire pit are on-site, as well as a many kilometres of trails and a nearby athletic field.

For more information on each of our camps, check our Camp Locations page!

When can I go?

CTS Overnights take place on 2 weekends. The first camp at Tynehead runs Friday-Sunday and the second is a 4-day, 3-night excursion at Pacific Spirit starting on Thursday. Drop-off at 5pm and pick-up at 12pm (noon) on the Sunday.

AUG 5-7

AUG 18-21

What to bring?

Campers should bring a sun hat, flashlight, water bottle, a fresh change of clothes, extra layers for weather and warmth, backpack, bug spray, sunscreen,  sturdy footwear (ideally waterproof), toothbrush, toothpaste, any other toiletries, medications, and a sleeping bag with sleeping pad. 

*CTS provides tents, food, and other essential camping equipment. We can also loan sleeping bags and sleeping pads to those who do not have their own. 

What does it cost?

CTS day camps are FREE. A purchase of an option CTS red t-shirt for $10 and a $10 administrative fee for late-cancellations are the only charges that might apply. 

You can register here.

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