Residential (or sleep away, or overnight) Summer Camp at Latona is our classic week long, overnight camp experience.
With our own limit of only 60 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 January 1st 2015 with Earlybird savings until March 31st 2015!
Discounts are available for multi-session, and multi-person registrations.
Session 1: Sunday July 10th – Friday July 15th 2016
Session 2: Sunday July 17th – Friday July 22nd 2016
Session 3: Sunday August 14th – Friday August 19th 2016
Our “Intro Camp” session is for our younger campers who want to come to camp; but are not yet ready for a full week session. Registration is open to Campers who have completed Kindergarten through 3rd grade.
Your children will experience living as part of a community, in their first camp experience during 2 nights away from home. While enjoying a full range of outdoor, land and water based activities. Our staff is carefully selected to work with this specific age group and will participate in an extensive orientation and skill development program prior to the campers’ arrival. The “Intro Camp” Director along with the cabin counselors and support staff provide the guidance, supervision and leadership to make this session the best it can be.
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.
Please give us a call if you have any further questions about this exciting Intro Camp.
“Intro Camp” runs alongside one of our traditional overnight session at camp.
Limited slots are available for our Outdoor Leadership candidates 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. The program includes Outdoor Council of Canada Leadership Level 1 apprenticeship and depending on school programming, credits toward High School graduation.
Our Outdoor Leadership program is an empowering challenge for any teenager. The week-long session is an advanced leadership training schedule constructed to focus on the development of initiative, responsibility, and team working, through skill-based teaching, outdoor education, and participation in all aspects of the camp operations. Our OL candidates are passionate about personal growth and are excited about the outdoors.
Camp Latona’s leadership program is for ages 15-18 (grades 11 & 12). Our Outdoor Leadership program is an empowering challenge for any teenager. The week-long session is 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 OL 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.
Counsellor in Training
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 modeling and communication. Our CITs often become our best staff members when they return to be counsellors in their future summers.
Outdoor Leadership: Friday July 10th – Friday July 15th 2016
This Summer at Camp Latona, join us over the 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.
Family Camp: Friday July 29th – Monday August 1st 2016
“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
- We just want to say what a wonderful and fantastic week my girls had at Camp Latona. They have not stopped talking about it since I picked them up at the boat. They keep singing the songs that they learnt. I can tell that they were totally happy the whole time and have not said one negative thing about it..they even said the food was "excellent". They met alot of new friends from different places. They loved all the camp leaders and staff. We have decided to start a money jar for next year "Camp Latona Fees"..so they will be back for sure. Thank you again to all the wonderful staff for making their first camp experience a great one and one that they will remember forever!
- Thank you for creating such a wonderful memory for my daughter. I am sure she will be raving about her week at Latona for many years to come
- Beautiful place; great people. Thank you, Camp Latona, from the Grade 7 kids of Elsie Roy Elementary and some very appreciative parents.
- Great memories of this camp! – D. McK
- 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.