About Us

Mission Statement

The Objectives of the Society Are:

  1. To advance education by operating a forest education and outdoor recreation centre offering Summer Camp, Winter Camp, and School & Community Group programs, for children, youth, and adults
  2. To provide forest education and outdoor recreation instruction to attendees of the Evans Lake Forest Education Centre in a forest environment suitable for those learning experiences
  3. To build the educational capacity of children, youth and adults by developing and aggregating educational materials, creating partnerships with other like-minded educational institutions, and engaging in public outreach

A Little Bit About Us…..

Evans Lake has been operating as a camp and outdoor education facility since 1960. The Centre is located 15 kilometres North of Squamish, BC on a picturesque mountain lake. Surrounded by forest, the Centre offers a feeling of wilderness seclusion while featuring all your basic amenities, accommodations and full catering.

Each year Evans Lake offers a full summer camp program with sessions for campers aged 8-12 years, 10-14years, 13-16 years, as well as Leadership Training Camps and wilderness based Outdoor Adventure Kamps (OAK)Registration begins each year in January.  We also offer a 4 day Winter Camp program for kids aged 8-16, in December each year.

The Centre is also open year-round and available for school field trips, family events, weddings, corporate retreats and private bookings. Rentals over 41 people offer exclusive use of the facility including full catering, use of all activity equipment and accommodations for 140.

We believe Outdoor Education is an experience every child should have. By taking the classroom to the great outdoors kids have an opportunity to get their hands dirty, learn in an interactive and fun environment, and develop personally.

A Little Bit More About us….

Evans Lake is operated by the Evans Lake Forest Education Society, a not for profit charity, with the mandate to provide outdoor & forest education opportunities for children and youth. Each year we rely on our donors and members, as well as corporate and government funding to support our programs.

We acknowledge that Evans Lake is located near Ch’iyakmesh on the unceded territory of Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation).