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6000 Cypress Bowl Rd. West Vancouver, BC V0N 1G0

Hollyburn Adventure Camps

Summer 2017

Enrollment for our Summer Adventure Camp Wilderness Explorer Camp at Cypress Mountain is now available for kids 9-12 years of age. Reserve early to ensure your spot for the Summer of 2017!

Our Adventure Camps were successfully introduced last year in August and this year we are expanding our capacity and will be operating from the historic Hollyburn Lodge site beside First Lake in the Nordic Ski Area. The Cypress Mountain Nordic Area is steeped in tradition and probably ranks as one of the most accessible Old Growth habitat areas in the Lower Mainland – a great place to stage these fun and educational Summer Camps.


Program Leader

Michael Thomas has 20 years of experience in developing and managing Summer Camp Programs for kids and teens in British Columbia. He is also the long time Nordic Ski School Director at Cypress Mountain and in that capacity, has taught thousands of school aged children and youth how to cross-country ski and snowshoe. Michael also teaches kids about their natural environment and has achieved his Certificate of Adventure Based Learning from the Justice Institute of BC. Our entire team looks forward to hosting active participation camps which will be fun and educational for our local kids.

This program, for children aged 9 to 12 years, will provide an introduction to camp craft and outdoor skills. Activities will include forest games, nature hikes, shelter building, outdoor cooking and ecology (pond studies, plant and tree identification, animal tracks, etc…).  Participants in this program will develop a solid foundation of skills for future participation in the Outdoor Leadership Program.
Camp Hours: 8:30am to 4pm

1. July 10, 11, 12, 13, 142. July 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
3. July 24, 25, 26, 27, 284. July 31, Aug 1, 2, 3, 4
5. Aug 8, 9, 10, 11*6. Aug 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
7. Aug 21, 22, 23, 24, 258. Aug 28, 29, 30, 31, Sept 1

*4 Day Camp

Camp Cost5 Day Camp4 Day Camp (only camp #5)
Before Apr 30$299$239
After Apr 30$349$279
Add Lunch$59$47
Camp Activities and Setting:

Staging out of the newly replicated Hollyburn Lodge located in a beautiful Old Growth Forest setting beside historic First Lake, we will be providing week long day camps for children and youth aged 6-15 years. These camps will introduce your kids to an incomparable nature environment to foster development of life long wilderness skills and an appreciation for their surroundings.

Daily registration, drop off and pick up of your children will be at the Nordic Café located at the Cross Country Ski Area Base where campers will gather prior to setting out on the 600 metre hike into Hollyburn Lodge. As a bonus for enrollment, all participants will receive a free Cypress Mountain Adventure Camp T-shirt plus a graduation coupon bag entitling them to take advantage of the winter activities provided at Cypress Mountain.

The Fine Print
  • Cypress reserves the right to change or cancel programs or alter pricing without notice.
  • All programs must be pre-booked and paid in full to guarantee space
  • Once booked Summer Camps are non-refundable.
  • All Summer Camps require a minimum of 8 participants. If these numbers are not reached 14 days prior to camp start date, the camp will be cancelled and either rebooked or refunded. 
  • Prices are in Canadian Dollars.
  • Taxes not included.