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SUMMER DAY CAMP 2022 – K’il Kun/Sandspit


Haida Gwaii Recreation is excited to bring back our Summer Day Camps for their 42nd year! These camps offer a full week of fun activities for your child/ren ages 5 to 12 years. We want kids to have fun as they create, explore, make new friendships, learn to be part of a team, and more!

You CAN sign your child/ren up for both weeks of camp; however, if demand for our camps is too high, we MAY need to rescind registration for ONE of the weeks. We may be able to offer attendance in another adjacent community. We are doing our best to accommodate the needs of all families, essential workers, etc. We thank you for your patience and understanding. At this time, if your child is under 5 years of age but developmentally ready to be part of group activities (including drop-off for a full day), please reach out to us at and we will work with families on a case-by-case basis. Demand for these camps is generally high, so we will do our best to accommodate and be as fair to families as we can. We know the respite is needed and we’ll do our best to accommodate within our legal limits. 

Please select the preferred week of camp during registration. If registration is full (no tickets available online), to place your child/ren on a waitlist e-mail Due to the high demand for our camps, cancellations without 72hr notice will NOT be refunded, unless the absence is due to medical, including COVID-19 illness or isolation. 


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 skills 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.


8:30 – 9:00AM – Set-up, the arrival of kids

9:00AM – 9:30AM  – Group welcome & check-ins, 15 minutes of yoga/stretch & small snacks available

9:30AM – 10:30AM – Activity #1: Emphasis on movement and team-building (e.g. scavenger hunt)

10:30AM – 11:00AM – Transition: Snack & free art time/outdoor play, hand-hygiene

10:45AM – 12:00PM – Activity #2: Arts project and/or Camp Specialist (e.g. Sculpting or Paper-Making)

12:00PM – 12:40PM – Lunch Time, hand hygiene

12:40PM – 2:15PM – Activity #3: Adventure (get outside!) and/or Camp Specialist (e.g. interpretive nature walk)

 2:15PM – 2:45PM – Transition: Snack & free art time/outdoor play, hand-hygiene

2:45 – 3:30PM – Activity #4: Themed activity (e.g. Earth Science)

3:30PM – 4:00PM – Clean-up, parents/guardians pick-up

Our staff will do our best to accommodate all ages and abilities in our programs. Once we’re aware of the ages and skill levels of registrants, we will adjust programming to meet the needs.

LOCATION: Sandspit Community Hall


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


  • $120/child – 5-day week
  • $100/child if 2 or more children – 5-day week – please register at $120/child – we will refund the difference once registration is confirmed. 
  • Subsidies – if you can’t afford to send your child/ren to camp, e-mail us asap at – we hold a set number of spaces for child/ren with funding from other sources. If you need financial support, we’ll do our best to make camps affordable to you.


  • 9:00 AM Drop-off/Camp Start (camp staff arrive at 8:30 AM)
  • 3:30 PM Pick-up/Camp End (camp staff leave at 4:30 PM)

Lunch is NOT provided. Two snacks per day are provided. If your child/ren has any allergies or preferences, please indicate them during registration.


  • Indoor/outdoor shoes
  • Rain jacket
  • Nut-free packed lunch
  • Personal water bottle
  • Backpack
  • Any medications (e.g., epi-pen)
  • Spare change of clothes
  • Optional: additional snacks!

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


CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund with 7 days advance notice or if absent due to illness. Please keep your child/ren home if they or anyone else in the household exhibits any flu-like symptoms. If youth and/or someone in the household has traveled outside of Canada in the last 14 days or is told to isolate by the health authority, they are not permitted to attend. These conditions may change at any time to reflect evolving public health orders.


In addition to completing registration & payment online, parents/guardians must read & sign the waiver forms and COVID-19 Assumption of Risk & Permission Form HERE:


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