What kind of activities do you have?

Campers get to do all kinds of fun stuff like: a challenge course, zipline, high ropes, hiking, wake boarding, canoeing, orienteering, arts n’ crafts, archery, indoor and outdoor sports activities. The best part is, then at Free Wharf, they can try any favourite activity they love! Visit our Activities section for more information.

What is an “out trip”?

An out trip is a chance to either go canoeing or hiking to a site off from the camp with your cabin mates and a few leaders that’ll help get you there. You get to have a campfire, cook out and then sleep under the stars.

Can I bunk with my friends?

We try our very best to keep friends together in the same cabin. Just let us know who you’d like to be cabin mates with on the space provided on the registration form.

How do I get to Camp Latona?

Campers are picked up by bus near North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Quay.

What about safety?

Safety is our number one priority at Latona. A certified paramedic and first aid attendant is on site at all times. All program staff and counselors are trained in first aid and receive extensive wilderness safety training. Please visit our Health & Safety section for more information.

Can I work or volunteer for Camp Latona?

Camp Latona is a great place to work and we are looking for mature young adults to fill a variety of positions. We supply full room, board and a once in a lifetime experience at the coolest place you’ll ever work! We provide our staff with first aid certification, leadership training, and other certification as required by the position. These include cabin counsellors, food staff, maintenance staff, camp director and specialist positions including Waterfront (Lifeguards), Outtripping, Arts and Crafts, Drama etc. We also offer a range of opportunities to get involved and gain valuable experience as a volunteer.

Check out our Staff section for more information on how to get involved.

(we will put a contact form at the end of each FAQ list for any questions not being answered by faq’s)

How do I register for one of Camp Latona's fantastic summer camp experiences?

Register online at https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CampLatona# or on paper here. To register online and pay by cheque enter the code “PAYBYCHEQUE” at the checkout and mail the cheque to:

Camp Latona, 201-4199 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby, BC, V5C 3Y6.

What do I need to bring to Camp Latona?

When packing for Summer Camp, please use this list to ensure that between us we have thought of everything your child(ren) may need for their time at camp this summer. This list has been compiled through many years of experience, and contains clothing and equipment that will all be used during the week by your camper(s). Please ensure that all of the items you send to camp are clearly marked with the names of your children and your family name. Tags, Sharpies, and inserts work great.

What do you do about homesickness?

Our caring staff are trained to help first time campers into camp life. There is a space provided on our registration form that gives us a head’s up that your camper may be away from home for the first time. Our staff are trained to support children through their first overnight experience with care, compassion and understanding. Homesickness can be a natural reaction when going away to camp however, from the moment campers arrive at camp, they are immersed in activities and kept very busy right up until the end of their stay.

Can campers call home?

Phone calls during summer camp can undermine a camper’s independence by breaking the continuity required for that independence. While at camp, your child will be engaged in outdoor activities and will be quite busy with their camp adventures. With this in mind, we ask that parents do not call Camp Latona expecting to talk to their child. We also ask that you do not suggest or encourage your child to call home while they are at camp. It is our experience that phone contact between parents and children can make homesickness worse and can take away from their camp experience. It is our policy to contact families if there are any concerns or emergencies. In the case of a family emergency, we will make arrangements to pull your child from their session for a scheduled phone call.

How much does it cost to come to camp?

Please visit the 2015 Sessions Calendar for current rates and dates.

Where is Camp Latona?

Camp Latona is located on Gambier Island. Gambier is alongside Keats Island and Bowen Island in the Howe Sound off the coast of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. You pass the Howe Sound on the Sea to Sky Highway on the way up to Whistler.

What kind of activities do you have?

Campers get to do all kinds of fun stuff like: hiking, wake boarding, canoeing, orienteering, arts n’ crafts, archery, indoor and outdoor sports activities. The best part is, then at Free Wharf, they can try any favourite activity they love! Visit our Activities section for more information.

What if I lose something while I'm at camp?

Camp Latona operates a lost and found during the weeks at camp. We then collect items that stay at Camp after their owners depart where every effort will be made to get these back to you. Please get in touch with our camp office if you think something has been left at camp. After September 4th, any remaining articles will be donated to charity.

What is all this about no Cell phones?

Camp Latona strives to operate in an unplugged environment in order to add value to the summer camp experience. We feel that it is important to connect with those around you for at least your week at camp. Our camper feedback states that they don’t even miss the electronics! Camp Latona is not responsible for any loss or damage of any items brought on site.

What about food?

Camp Latona monitors all foodstuffs coming onto our camp. We are a Nut Aware facility. Please do not bring nuts to camp.

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