EVANS LAKE 2021 DAY CAMP
Evans Lake’s summer day camp gets your child outside and learning about forests, fresh water, and local plant and animal species. Interactive games, camper-led discoveries, hikes to nearby mountain lookouts, and much, much more ensure endless opportunities for youth to escape, explore, and experience nature first-hand. Campers hone their outdoor skills while also enjoying some of our classic Evans Lake camp activities, like campfire songs and cannonballs in the lake. While each experience varies according to camper age and interest, the following lists breaks down a sample day of camp:
“A Typical Day at Day Camp”
8:00 – 9:00am Camper Drop-Off & Daily Health Check
9:00 – 9:30am Warm-Up
9:30 – 10:30am Eco Fun (i.e. forest education programming)
10:30 – 11:00am Snack Break & Flex Time
11:00 – 12:00pm Activity Rotation (e.g. one of swimming, paddling, archery, or orienteering)
12:00 – 12:30pm Lunch
12:30 – 2:30pm Hike or Game & Forest Time
2:30 – 3:15pm Campfire
3:15 – 3:30pm: Debrief
3:15 – 4:15pm: Camper Pick-Up
For more details, have a look at our orientation package (coming soon)
This program is open to youth aged 7-15 years (open to campers born from 2006 – 2014). Every week, campers will be divided into groups of 8, led by 1 staff member. These smaller cohorts will rotate through each of the activity stations independent from the other cohorts. While we are striving to maintain as much of our regular programming as possible, activities will be modified to meet criteria outlined in relevant COVID-19 guidance documents. It is possible that some activities will not meet new COVID-19 health and safety standards and will therefore be removed from our program options.
Day Camp programming runs from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm.
(Drop off after 8 am, pick up by 4:15 pm)
2021 DAY CAMP DATES
Camp 1) July 5-9, Youth Day Camp, 7-13 year olds, Mon. – Fri., $320
Camp 2) July 12 – 16, Youth Day Camp, 7-13 year olds, Mon. – Fri.,$320
Camp 3) July 19 – 23, All Ages Day Camp, 7-15 year olds, Mon. – Fri.,$320
Camp 4) July 26 – 30, Youth Day Camp, 7-13 year olds, Mon. – Fri.,$320
Camp 5) August 03 – 06, All Ages Day Camp, 7-15 year olds, Tues. – Fri.,$320
Camp 6) August 09 – 13, Youth Day Camp, 7-13 year olds, Mon. – Fri.,$320
Camp 7) August 16 – 20, All Ages Day Camp, 7-15 year olds,Mon. – Fri.,$320
Camp 8) August 23 – 27, Youth Day Camp, 7-13 year olds, Mon. – Fri.,$320
Camp 9) Aug. 30 – Sept. 03, Youth Day Camp, 7-13 year olds, Mon. – Fri.,$320
DROP OFF/ PICK UP & TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS:
Campers can be dropped off at Evans Lake or choose one of our limited bus transport options.
All campers & staff will be required to wear a face mask while on the bus, and sanitize their hands before riding. The bus will have its windows open and will be santized between each group.
Option A: Drop off /Pick Up in Squamish- BUS
(7:55 am Drop off/ 3:50-4:00 pm Pick Up)
Campers can register to take the bus from Squamish to/from camp. Parents are asked to drop off in front of the Sea to Sky Hotel (40330 Tantalus Road) at 7:55 am for the daily health screening. The bus will depart this location at 8:15 am sharp. Tardy campers will have to make their own way to camp.
Return transport will arrive at the Sea to Sky Hotel between 3:50-4:00 pm. We ask that you please pick up your child at this time. Late pick ups are subject to a late arrival fee of $100 per incident.
Option B: Drop off/ Pick up at the Bottom of the Camp Road- BUS
(8:30 am Drop off/ 4:20 pm Pick Up) $10/week
For those registered families not keen on driving our camp road, this option is for you! We ask that you pull over at the bottom of the hill (see signage) and wait your turn for the daily health screening. Once screened, campers will be loaded onto the bus to go up the hill. Return transport will have campers at the bottom of the hill at 4:20 pm. Late pick ups are subject to a late arrival fee of $100 per incident.
Option C: Drop off / Pick up Campers In Camp
Please drop off your child(ren) at Evans Lake between 8:15-9:00 am. You will be sent an arrival window, so we can limit the number of campers checking in at one time. On arrival your child will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms. Pick up from Evans Lake is between 3:30-4:15 pm. All campers must be picked up no later than 4:15 pm. Late pick ups are subject to a late arrival fee of $100 per incident.
Options A & B will be available at the time of registration on a first come, first served basis.
Option C is open to all families.
BAGGED LUNCH ADD-ON $
There is the option to add a bagged lunch to your child’s camp experience. You can select a meat, vegetarian, or vegan bagged lunch for the week, for $60 *. Each day the bagged lunch will include either a hot main (e.g. hotdog, chicken strips, pizza etc.) or a cold main (e.g. sandwich, pizza pretzel, wrap etc.); plus a juice box, chips, granola bar/cookie and fruit **. We ask that you please send additional snacks with your child to supplement the meal if needed, or in case they do not like what is offered. At this time, we are unable to accommodate campers with special diets or food allergies.
* For Week 5 (August 03-06) the price for a bagged lunch is $48.
** Exact menu items subject to change based on product availability
If your chosen session is full, we encourage you to add your name to the waitlist, as spots may open up leading up to camp. To add your child’s name to the waitlist, please use our camp registration software. We will call you if a spot becomes available.
COVID-19 OPERATING GUIDELINES
Due to COVID-19, Evans Lake has worked with our Public Health Officer, Work Safe BC, and various industry associations to create a safe operating plan. We are following the COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines put out by the BC Camps Association, as they are our accrediting body.
We have assessed all aspects of our program to ensure we are operating safely. Children will be divided cohorts , allowing for ample physical distancing, and face masks will be required during some activities. We will also be following strict sanitization and cleaning procedures. We are confident that, through all these safety and sanitization measures, we can offer a safe camp experience for your child. In the next few weeks, we will be publishing the Evans Lake’s COVID-19 Safety Plan 2021 for family’s to review in greater detail. The 2020 plan is currently published on our site for your information.
- More than 7 days notice: Campers unable to attend a session for any reason will receive a refund, less a $35 administration fee.
- Less than 7 days notice: We will attempt to refill your spot from our waiting list and, if we are successful, you will receive a refund less the $35 administration fee. Otherwise, no refund is available.
- COVID-19 SYMPTOMS: If your child or an immediate family member displays COVID-19 symptoms (fever, chills, cough, difficulty breathing, loss of smell or taste, etc.), you will be required to withdraw your child from camp, with no penalty. Use the self assessment tool available at the BC CDC Website.
- Other Medical Reason with Doctor’s Certificate: Full refund or credit toward another session.
- There will be no refund made for any camper leaving camp due to homesickness, arriving late or leaving early. No refund will be available for campers dismissed from camp for breaching camp rules.
Additional Details can be found in the Day Camp Orientation Package (coming soon).