🙂 This year’s annual Squamish camp on July 8-10, 2016, we had 35 youth and 18 volunteers! Thanks to the Federation of Mountain Club BC for a generous grant and community donations, we are able to make this camp cost-free $0 to all youth participants (all our programs in CNC are $0)
For our youth, going camping is not a given and our annual camp is their ONLY camping opportunity for the year and they were already asking if we have a second one in August and when’s the next one in 2017. This year (like one of our camps in previous years, it’s pouring rain in one day. But it had zero effect on the explosive happiness and energy coming from our youth.
Our youth enjoys many first-time-experiences in setting up tents, sleeping in the outdoor, picking berries, night hiking in the forest, rappelling. Our volunteers taught them outdoor cooking, leave no trace, bear safety and other outdoor skills.
It’s our utmost privilege to be able to share this gift of outdoor adventure to all the youth and we learn and get inspired by their energy. Throughout the camp, we witness the transforming empowerment from simply being in nature and the power of rock climbing and outdoor adventure. Most importantly, it’s all the relationships and friendships that build each of us up. We are a community and it’s a beautiful moment of supporting each other to achieve their dreams.
Thank you to all our dear volunteers working tirelessly, making it happen for all the youth:
About Federation of Mountain Club BC:
FMCBC is a democratic, grassroots organization dedicated to protecting and maintaining access to quality non-motorized backcountry recreation in British Columbia’s mountains and wilderness areas. It comprises outdoor clubs with a membership of over 5000 people from 34 clubs across BC. mountainclubs.org