HG Rec Summer Day Camps

Haida Gwaii Recreation has been providing affordable, in-town summer day camps for local youth ages 6 – 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 2023:

  • Our Summer Camps will have a new minimum age of 6 years or completed Kindergarten, up to maximum age 10 years.
  • Ages 11 and up will be offered a Pre-Teen Camp, focusing in on skill-building, with activities more attuned to their developmental needs & interests.
  • We are committed to supporting partner in-town camps, amplifying the opportunity for recreational childcare in our communities. We will aid in ScienceAl!ve registration in 2023 via our website.

Stay tuned for camp dates and themes!

TENTATIVE DATES in 2023 for HG Rec Day Camps (Ages 6 – 10 years):

  • July 2 – 8th – Skidegate/Daajing Giids
  • July 9 – 15th – Skidegate/Daajing Giids
  • July 16 – 22nd – K’il Kun – Sandspit
  • July 23 – 29th – K’il Kun – Sandspit
  • July 30 – August 5th – ‘Wáan Kún – Port Clements
  • August 6 – 12th – ‘Wáan Kún – Port Clements
  • August 13 – 19th – Masset/Gaw Tlagée
  • August 20 – 26th – Masset/Gaw Tlagée

*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. Haida Gwaii Recreation recognizes that we work & play on the unceded, ancestral 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.


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!

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


  • TBD

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!


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.