HG Rec Summer Day Camps

Haida Gwaii Recreation has been providing affordable, in-town summer day camps for local youth ages 5 – 12 years for over 40 years!  In our camps, we combine a weekly theme with fun activities that include sport, art, and getting outside, along with healthy snacks & engaging workshops delivered by local instructors (Camp Specialists). NEW in 2022 – we are committed to reducing our consumption & including more environmental stewardship and sustainability in all we do. Join us as we transition to reducing consumption, getting outside more, supporting active transport, and reduce, reuse, recycle!

We have two themes for in-person camps this year:

  • Week 1: Blast from the Past

Campers will stretch their imagination & be transported back to the Middle Ages and Renaissance! Activities at this camp will emphasize using one’s hands to create, upcycle & learn essential skills of the medieval era & beyond. From sculpting and paper making, to archery and jousting with pool noodles, calligraphy, art, theatre, and more  – you can bet we’ll be spending our summer exchanging ideas, expanding our minds, and enjoying all that life has to offer!

  • Week 2: An Eye on the Sky

Learn more about air and space in this camp as we talk about climate, astronomy, & Campers will be given their first taste of space! We will take a “mini trip” to outer space on a hunt for Moon Rocks, and we’ll even sample the food astronauts eat. The focus of this camp includes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) that quench our thirst for knowledge, while including lessons on local climate action & space stewardship. Each day will also include a hearty dose of outdoor play in the fresh air!

*We do not provide lunch. Please make sure your child/ren come prepared with food + reusable water bottle.

Haawa – Háw’aa – Thank You to our funders who make this program accessible for Haida Gwaii families: Gwaii Trust Society & Canada Summer Jobs. We extend our gratitude to partner organizations that aid in programming and venues: QC Community Club, Local Food to School, Village of Port Clements, Village of Masset, North Coast Regional District & the Sandspit Community Hall Board. Haida Gwaii Recreation recognizes that we work & play on the unceded territory of the Haida Nation.

What to Expect at Camp this Summer

Let’s get outside this summer and embark on scavenger hunts, play in the sand, run relays together, visit community gardens, explore the intertidal, celebrate with a end-of-week celebration, and more! Open to ages 5 to 12 years on Haida Gwaii.

Camps will run for 2 weeks in Daajing Giids Llnagaay – Queen Charlotte, Gaw Tlagée – Masset, Gamadiis Llnagaay – Port Clements, and K’il Kun Llnagaay – Sandspit. We have limited space (max. 20 participants per week) and will keep a waitlist.

We have two themes for camps this year:

    • Week 1: Blast from the Past

    Campers will stretch their imagination & be transported back to the Middle Ages and Renaissance! Activities at this camp will emphasize using one’s hands to create, upcycle & learn essential skills of the medieval era and beyond. From sculpting and paper making, to archery and jousting with pool noodles, calligraphy, art, theatre, and more  – you can bet we’ll be spending our summer exchanging ideas, expanding our minds, and enjoying all that life has to offer!

    • Week 2: An Eye on the Sky

    Learn more about air and space in this camp as we talk about climate and astronomy! Campers will be given their first taste of space. We will take a “mini trip” to outer space on a hunt for Moon Rocks, and we’ll even sample the food astronauts eat. The focus of this camp includes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) activities that quench our thirst for knowledge, while including lessons on local climate action & space stewardship. Each day will also include a hearty dose of outdoor play in the fresh air!

SAMPLE WEEKLY ITINERARY: 

The deadline for registration is 4:00PM PDT the Friday before camp or when camp registration is full. Drop-in will be available ONLY if there is space (maximum registration is not met). 

Our staff will do our best to accommodate all ages and abilities in our programs. Once we’re aware of ages and skill levels of registrants, we will adjust programming to meet the needs. Families can work with us to hire a support worker so their child/ren can attend. If you have special requests, please e-mail the coordinator directly at coordinator@hgrec.com well in advance or call 250-637-1192 and we’ll do our best to help accommodate!

LOCATION:

  • Daajing Giids Llnagaay – Queen Charlotte: QC Community Hall
  • Gaw Tlagée – Masset: Howard Philips Community Hall
  • Gamadiis Llnagaay – Port Clements: TBD (Community Hall)
  • K’il Kun Llnagaay – Sandspit: Sandspit Community Hall

*We will be using outdoor spaces in communities for programming, including fields, playgrounds, in-town beaches, community gardens, golf courses, etc. Please ensure your child/ren are prepared with proper footwear and attire, rain or shine. They must also bring a lunch! We will provide parents/guardians with a camp itinerary on the first day of camp with a list of items to pack each day, as a reminder.

DATE(S): **No camp on stat holidays**

Daajing Giids – Queen Charlotte

  • Week One: July 4 – July 8, 2022
  • Week Two: July 11 – July 15, 2022

Masset

  • Week One: July 18 – July 22, 2022
  • Week Two: July 25 – July 29, 2022
  • Week Three: August 2 – 5, 2022

Gamadiis  – Port Clements 

  • Week One/Two (Hybrid): August 8 – 12, 2022

K’il Kun – Sandspit

  • Week One: August 15 – 19, 2022
  • Week Two: August 22 – 26, 2022

COST:

  • $120/child/week – includes all equipment, materials & daily snacks

WAITLIST: To be placed on a waitlist, please e-mail registration details (name of child/ren, age(s), community) to info@hgrec.com.

COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN: The COVID-19 Safety Plan will be on-site and sent it to all registrants, as well as posted on our website (www.hgrec.com/covid-19/).

CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund with 7 days advance notice or if absence due to illness. For children unable to attend due to illness, a package will still be available for parents/guardians to pick-up at the camp OR we will provide refund if notice given directly to the Rec Coordinator. Please do not bring your child/ren to camp if you or someone in the household shows signs of illness. Pre-screening will be done daily.

Register your child/ren for one of our camps today!

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INTERESTED IN BEING PART OF THE HGREC TEAM?

The Haida Gwaii Recreation Commission is a non-profit society operated by a volunteer board of directors. If you’re interested in being a part of our team, either as a volunteer or an instructor, fill out the form below. Our mandate is to provide recreational opportunities to all communities on Haida Gwaii.