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 18-25 Regular summer camp, Max: 15
- Week 2: July 25-August 1 Regular summer camp, Max: 15
- Week 3: August 1-August 8 Family Week, Max: 20 (see below for details)
- Week 4: August 8–15 Regular summer camp, Max: 15
There will be three 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.
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 units should pay for adults in full ($600) at the time of registration of the family unit. You will be asked to 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).
We anticipate helicoptering into camp from Blackcolm Helicopters’ Slim Creek Fuel Cache near Gun Lake Airport (50° 53’ 45” N; 122° 50’ 25”W). ).Confirmation to follow.
In any event this means 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.
(2) submit an e-transfer after the anticipated July 1, 2021 announcement from the Provincial Health Officer in which we expect Phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan (re: COVID) to be announced.
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 email@example.com if interested.