Camp Homewood: Getting back to nature since 1944
It seems everything “retro” is really popular.
And what could be more “retro” than having your children unplug their music, phones and computers and head outdoors?
That’s what Camp Homewood is all about, re-introducing children to the environment right outside their front door; with horseback riding, archery, riflery, canoeing, hiking, kayaking, crafts and sailing. Homewood has been introducing kids to fabulous camping experiences since 1944.
Camp Homewood is a Christian camp on Quadra Island, which offers many different camping experiences. Most people who grew up in Campbell River will be able to tell you about their fantastic memories of summers spent at Homewood.
Starting with the classic harbour camp, young and old can try their hand at all the activities, enjoy fireside singing and stories, and truly explore some of the local outdoor treasures – and if the weather co-operates maybe even experience sleeping under the stars. For many it’s their first, and perhaps only, chance to try water skiing and other harbour style sports.
Ranch camp is a real treat, where campers ride horses each day, learn how to take care of their horse, advance their riding skills, and enjoy a program designed specifically for the cowboy in all of us. A priceless week filled with positive role models and skills development.
Sailing camp is an exceptional experience that is hard to beat. Imagine spending an entire week sailing the inside passage with certified skippers. The campers learn valuable sailing skills in an encouraging environment, and see natural coastal beauty that most of us adults can only stand at the shore and dream of – unless you are lucky enough to register for the only adult sailing camp of the summer in early July.
Woodsman camp is a rare experience – this is Homewood’s remote camp located in the Main Lakes park. It’s every kid’s dream to run around thinking they are truly surviving in the wilderness – without worrying about food or shelter. This is a place where campers feel transported out of the modern world and straight into the wild.
All camps are equipped with a chef, lifeguards, first aid attendants and fully trained staff for full supervision. The utmost attention to detail in the programming and safety of all campers is paramount. For more information on each of the camps, go to ww.homewood.bc.ca, or ‘like’ Camp Homewood on facebook.
Curious about the facilities? Call the camp at (250) 285-3483 and book a time to come over for a tour; staff and volunteers are more than happy to show you the awesome beauty that’s a 10 minute ferry ride away.