Summer Camp


The YES offers summer camp programs for 14-18 year olds. Expand your leadership and team building skills while canoeing, hiking, swimming, and connecting with youth from around the province. Experience a summer camp like non other.

DatesRootsPathways Camp
Camp Dates

Roots A: July 2nd-July 8th 2017

Roots B: July 9th-July 15th 2017

Pathways A: July 23rd-29th 2017

Pathways B: July 30th-August 5th 2017

Roots C: August 13th-August 19th 2017

Roots D: August 20th-26th 2017

Early Bird Deadline

June 4th, 2017

June 11th, 2017

June 25th, 2017

July 2nd, 2017

July 16th, 2017

July 23rd, 2017

Registration Deadline

June 18th, 2017

June 25th, 2017

July 9th, 2017

July 16th, 2017

July 30th, 2017

August 6th, 2017

Who should sign up? Roots is the first level of The YES program. It is for new participants, or participants who have completed one Roots level camp but are still 14-16 years old.

What do we do? Roots focuses on bringing together youth from all over the province and creating a strong, supportive, amazing community with everyone involved.  Participants can expect to spend a week being themselves, learning about themselves, and making lifelong friends in the process.  Focusing on the values of self-awareness, communication, leadership and co-operation, these retreats are a powerful introduction to co-operative youth leadership in a stimulating wilderness setting. Right on Cowichan Lake, the camps also include options for many outdoor activities including canoeing, soccer, ultimate frisbee and hiking.

Take a look at our Typical day at The YES Summer Camp!

Who should sign up? New or returning participants ages 16-18 years old.

What do we do? Pathways is the next step up from our Roots programs. Participants take on greater responsibility, and are challenged to expand their leadership, self-awareness, and team building skills in a spirit of fun and friendship. This camp gives participants a chance to become an even closer community, having already met each other at the Roots level.

Take a look at our Typical day at The YES Summer Camp!

Camper Fee: 
Early Bird Rate- $675.00 
Standard Rate- $725.00
***Please note, The YES makes every effort to make camp accessible to everyone and recognizes that the fees can be challenging. To ease the cost of camp, there are monthly payment plans available within our registration process as well as financial sponsorships from The YES. Find out more about SPONSORSHIP HERE.

∗ All Camps will be taking place at Cowichan Lake Outdoor Education and Conference Centre  on Vancouver Island.
∗ Transportation; excluding ferry fare, is included in the camper fee. Pick up and drop off locations are available from Kelowna, Merritt, Abbotsford, Vancouver, Horseshoe Bay and Nanaimo.  Participants must get themselves to one of these locations.
Please note: Registration cannot be completed on a phone or tablet. Campbrain will only work in a web browser (Chome, I.E, Safari) on a computer.