In 2013 our summer camp was in the spectacular Griswold Valley in the Southern Chilcotin Mountains. It was so awesome members have asked to return. So we will.

We expect to set up camp at about 50° 58’ 43” N; 123° 22’ 37”W. (As usual, the exact location of base camp will be determined when the first group flies in.) This area offers incredible alpine terrain for hikers, scramblers, and those who love glacial travel. There are several peaks to summit in the area.   


  • Week 1: July 12-19 Regular summer camp, Max: 15
  • Week 2: July 19-26 Regular summer camp, Max: 15
  • Week 3: July 26-Aug 2 Family Week, Max: 20 (see below for more details)
  • Week 4: Aug 2–9 Regular summer camp, Max: 15 (this week will depend on demand).


There will be two regular weeks of summer camp, open to all ACC-VI members, a week in the alpine, great companions, great food, great hiking and glaciers.

Again this year we’re designating the third week for families (no non-family units in Week 3 please). This is for any inter-generational combination: parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle with youth, minimum age 10 years.

A fourth ‘regular’ week will be added depending on demand.


Regular summer camp: $600 per person

This includes helicopter flight in and out and full use of the camp facilities (see the Summer Camp General Information Guide 2020  for all details on fees).  

Family Week

Family units should pay for adults in full ($600) at the time of registration of the family unit, and submit an application if you wish to apply for a bursary for youth members under 19 years of age (see the Summer Camp Family Week Policy). The deadline for bursary applications is April 15th. We will confirm the bursary amount when we know the number of applicants, and ask for the balance of payment for youth by April 30th.

Rendezvous spot

As in our previous Griswold Camp it is anticipated that we will helicopter into camp from the Gun Lake Airport (50° 53’ 45” N; 122° 50’ 25”W).  This is subject to change as we will investigate and may find a rendezvous spot closer to Griswold, (which would reduce our helicopter costs).

 In any event this will mean travelling over the Hurley Forest Service Road, or taking the long way round, via Lillooet.

Registration and payment

 Please note: Initial registration is limited to ACCVI-affiliated members with Vancouver Island and adjacent islands home addresses and postal codes.  The rationale behind this is that our local members contribute to and manage a host of local programs, whereas more distant, affiliated members are not usually in a position to contribute to these many club activities.

Please refer to the Registration and Camp Fees sections of the  Summer Camp General Information Guide 2020 for more details on camp registration  and refund policies.

To register

(1) complete the Registration Form, save it and email it to summercamps@accvi.ca, and

(2) send an e-transfer in the amount of $600.00 to summercamps@accvi.ca using the following Security Question and Answer: What is the name of the summer camp? Griswold.

If you need to send a paper copy of the completed Registration Form or a cheque  please mail it to:

Jeff Beddoes
4078C Cedarhill Road
Victoria BC  V8N 3C3

Camp manager

Each week of the summer camp requires a Camp Manager and possibly an Assistant Camp Manager. If you have an interest in building your leadership skills and working with the camp participants to ensure a successful experience for all, please read the Camp Managers’ Duties document, and contact summercamps@accvi.ca if interested. 

Documents and forms