Limited slots are available for our Outdoor Leadership programs this summer. This year we have extended and been working on developing the program to include relevant components for those in High School looking for experience beyond the classroom.
Leader in Training (Grade 10+)
Camp Latona’s Leader in Training (LIT) program is an empowering challenge for any teenager. This program includes 4 days of fun and intense training and the week-long session with an advanced leadership training schedule constructed to focus on the development of initiative, responsibility, and how to work in a team, through skill-based teaching, outdoor education, and participation in all aspects of the camp operations. Our LIT candidates are passionate about personal growth and are excited about the outdoors.
Upon the successful completion of the program, candidates have the opportunity to graduate to our Counsellor in Training (CIT) program.
Age requirement: must be turning 15 in 2019
Counsellor in Training (Grade 11+)
Those campers who excel at Outdoor Leadership may be chosen to enter the Counsellor in Training program for this summer. This is a unique volunteer program created to prepare our talented youth to be quality camp leaders in the years to come; CITs spend a portion of their time being mentored in the cabin environment, as well as learning how to teach and lead at our activities. Our CITs develop advanced skills in group dynamics, leadership, role modelling, and communication. Our CITs often become our best staff members when they return to be counselors in their future summers.
Age requirement: must be turning 16 in 2019 (or have completed LIT)
Outdoor Leadership / Leader in Training: Wednesday, July 3rd – Friday, July 12th 2019
This Summer at Camp Latona, join us over the June or August long weekend for an escape away from the city. Bring the whole family for unique outdoor adventures, including your grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends. Together, you will be able to rekindle, relax, rejuvenate and experience the beautiful Howe Sound.
August long weekend celebrates British Columbia Day, and what better way to spend the holiday than outside, exploring the natural wilderness of Gambier Island at Camp Latona. On 118 acres of oceanfront, our rustic wilderness camp is nestled in a beautiful BC rainforest where 3500ft of waterfront provides ample space for exploration both in and on the water. A trip to Camp Latona is perfect for spending time together as parents and with your children as families.
Our Family Camp programs are designed with the whole family in mind and whether your group are avid hikers, ocean enthusiasts, or prefer cosying up to a warm fire with a cold drink, the family camp weekend at Latona is for you. At Camp Latona, our activities are delivered on a recreational, instructional or social basis. Our programs are designed to be enjoyed with the whole family as well as programs specific to particular age groups and our signature flexibility can accommodate all of your needs.
On Friday afternoon, drive from Vancouver to catch the boat at Porteau Cove Provincial park and escape the stress of the city in under an hour. Our talented chef will take care of you with her famous home cooked camp fare, and after a day of outdoor adventure, our hearty meals are guaranteed to satisfy. Every trip to Family Camp includes all of your meals and snacks, water transport, activities and accommodation. All you need to bring are your loved ones and an excitement to play, learn and explore together!
For three nights and four days, choose Latona for Out-Tripping, Canoeing, Hiking, Waterskiing, Arts and Crafts, Archery, Hiking, Crab fests, Barbecues, Campfires, Songs, Skits and a summer experience you will always remember.
June Family Camp: Friday June 28th – Monday July 1st 2019
August Family Camp: Friday August 2nd – Monday August 5th 2019
This educational camp is in collaboration with UBC STEM! Campers enjoy the fun and outdoor environment while UBC leaders incorporate aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Campers learn how nature and STEM can be incorporated by participating in exciting activities like racing their own homemade canoes. This 5 day program is an incredible opportunity for campers who want more of a challenge and to explore the outdoors through science.
Eco-Challenge is a two-week long program in which campers attend both session 1 and session 2. Over the weekend, campers will participate in an exciting and challenging canoeing adventure in the Howe sound.
Eco-Challenge campers must be 12 or older and must bring a large enough backpack to fit clothes and gear necessary for 3 days. A hat and proper water shoes are also required
Residential (or sleep away, or overnight) Summer Camp at Latona is our classic week long, overnight camp experience.
With our own limit of only 75 campers we pride ourselves in the unique experience campers leave with after a session at Latona. We welcome new and returning families every summer for their summer session.
We provide a home away from home for campers from across the country who want have the excitement of camp, with a personalized experience. Our small size, and high, 1:4 staff to camper ratio enables the development of unique, relationships, truly characteristic of the Latona experience. Campers are grouped by age and by gender into their small groups of 8-10.
With their Counsellors, your children will experience living as part of a community, encouraging the formation and development of transferable life skills. While enjoying a full range of outdoor, land and water based activities your children led by our qualified staff. They are selected to deliver excellence in programming at our activities, and to care for the well being of our campers.
Each week, all of our campers take scheduled, supervised trips by land and sea into the beautiful Howe Sound. These trips are truly “as Real as it Gets!” where real outdoor wilderness skills are developed and put into practice. Campers are led in leave no trace camping principles, where often the best memories are made. Out trips are a challenging and incredibly rewarding part of the camp experience for all ages. Each group learns the value of leadership, cooperation and teamwork while being outdoors and in touch with nature.
Registration for the summer will open on October 15 with Earlybird savings until Feb 27th 2018!
Discounts are available for multi-session, and multi-person registrations.
Session 1: Sunday July 7 – Friday July 12, 2019
Session 2: Sunday July 14 – Friday July 19, 2019
STEM CAMP: Monday July 22 – Friday July 26, 2019
Session 3: Sunday August 18 – Friday August 23, 2019
Session 4: Sunday July 28 – Friday August 2, 2019
“Our students liked seeing the immediate effects of poor communication, leadership and team-building first hand on the low ropes course. Through trial and error our students were able to work together, communicate and problem solved the activity, this was something we had troubles with in the classroom. We could have stayed on low ropes all day!” ~ School group
“Our students left camp with lasting memories and were eager to share their experiences and building excitement with our grade 5's for their trip next year." ~ School Group
- A big tired shout out to the amazing crew @ Camp Latona! Our grade 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7s had a blast! My daughter Zoe has been the last 3 years (I was the 1st year rookie) and had a fantastic time.
- If the kids are caught with their elbows on the table in the mess hall..are they called out with a song and have to run around the mess hall....that was what they used to do when I was 10...now I'm almost 45 living in Ontario...thanks for my memories Camp Latona!! ~ Cindy B
- My daughter, (age 13), just returned from Session # 2 at Camp Latona. I picked her up at the dock and the drive back to town was filled with animated chatter about the wonderful week she just had at Latona. She raved about everything - the out trip, the campfires, the activities, the food . . . you name it, she loved it. She also loved all of the staff! When we returned home, she immediately wanted to check the schedule to see if there is another week that might work for this summer and is already talking about the counsellor-in-training program for next summer.
- Great memories of this camp! – D. McK