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Camp Artaban

1058 Ridgewood Drive North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7R 1H8 (view map)

1 to 100 (Coed )
Overnight camp, Family programs
Traditional (multi activity)
$150 to $800
Special Needs:
Yes, Mild support (Not all campers have special needs)


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About this camp

Camp Artaban

Camp Artaban has been providing Christian Camping since 1923. Located on Gambier Island, BC and set on over 60 pristine acres with natural exploration, outdoor adventure, and all levels of hiking, to provide a wilderness experience that is just a 40 minute boat ride from Horseshoe Bay. Artaban carries great lifelong memories and friends that stay with you forever.

The Our Kids review of Camp Artaban


Operated since 1923, Camp Artaban may be the oldest consistently run camp in the province. Located on Gambier Island, in the early days campers arrived via steamship, dropped at a floating dock from which they rowed into shore. The island is more accessible today, though retains all of the things that have made it popular with artists and photographers through the years: ancient cedars and a quiet that can feel a world away from Vancouver and then some, despite being only a half-hour ferry ride away. The camp was developed under the leadership of an Anglican bishop to reflect that faith tradition and its values, something that remains today. (The name is that of the fourth member of the biblical magi, though he doesn’t arrive in time with the others, as stops to help needy people all along his way to Jerusalem.) The camp rightly makes use of all the natural resources that surround it, set on 50 acres that abuts extensive crown land. It offers age appropriate adventure, as well as specialty sessions, including a girls’ camp and leadership training. The activities are exactly, and delightfully, what you'd expect from a traditional camp in Canada—hiking, woodslore, tripping, crafts, swimming, and soaking up the spirit of the pristine setting. 

Session Calendar

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Available Sessions:

Overnight Camp
Ages: 10 - 15
Traditional (multi activity) $420 to $420
Gambier Island,BC
Long Bay
Jun 28-Jul 03 $420
Archery|Canoeing|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Sailing/Marine Skills|Swimming|Volleyball|Arts & Crafts
Overnight Camp
Ages: 16 - 17
CIT/LIT Program $720 to $720
Gambier Island,BC
Long Bay
Jul 16-26 $720
Arts & Crafts|Leadership training|Archery|Canoeing|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Swimming|Volleyball
Overnight Camp
Ages: 11 - 13
Traditional (multi activity) $600 to $600
Gambier Island,BC
Long Bay
Jul 19-26 $600
Arts & Crafts|Archery|Canoeing|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Rock Climbing|Swimming
Overnight Camp
Ages: 8 - 10
Traditional (multi activity) $310 to $310
Gambier Island,BC
Long Bay
Jul 27-30 $310
Arts & Crafts|Archery|Canoeing|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Swimming|Volleyball
Overnight Camp
All Girls
Ages: 9 - 16
Traditional (multi activity) $545 to $545
Gambier Island,BC
Long Bay
Aug 09-15 $545
Arts & Crafts|Archery|Canoeing|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Rock Climbing|Swimming
Overnight Camp
Ages: 1 - 18+
Traditional (multi activity) $350 to $485
Gambier Island,BC
Long Bay
Aug 15-21 $350 - $485
Arts & Crafts|Archery|Canoeing|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Swimming|Volleyball

Camp Address
1058 Ridgewood Drive, North Vancouver, British Columbia

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Accommodation & Property Details

Sleeping Accommodations

  • Cabins

Washrooms Facilities

  • Flush Toilets
  • Outhouses
  • Showers (indoor)

Sports facilities

  • Archery Range
  • Climbing Wall


  • Beach
  • Forested Area
  • Nature Trails
  • Open Field

Cost & Financial Aid

Cost: $150 to $800 /session

Payment Options:

Deposit required with acceptance Yes
Credit card payment Yes


Discount if paid early $20


The Next Generation

As a kid, camp was the most important week of my summer. I wasn't a sporty, outdoorsy kid. I probably would never have been to a summer camp if it hasn't been for Camp Artaban having a fine arts camp. Camp is a special place for a lot of people and the diverse camps offered provided people of all ages and interests an opportunity to have a camp experience.

It's hard not to fall in love with camp. It's beautiful and exciting with so much to do and so many wonderful people. I love the history. I love the spiritual connection I feel when I set foot on camp grounds, but especially in the chapel. At camp I feel loved and supported. I made lifelong friends and had experiences I never dreamed I would have. It's hard to put into words because the thing I love the most is the way I feel when I'm there or when I think about being there. I want nothing more than for my daughter to get to experience the same thing. The first time I took her up with me to visit for the day I felt like I was going to burst from excitement. She has been up twice, just for the day, and I love the way her little eyes take everything in. I can tell she feels that it is a special place just from those short visits. I can't wait until I am able to get her up to an actual camp to get the real experience. I just know she'll love it as much as I do.


Indescribable Feeling

"There is just something about this place..."


Grateful for help

"One summer I needed help to send 3 children to camp. Everlastingly grateful to those who set up and continue to donate to camperships."


Best Week Ever

"My sons had a blast; they wanted to stay and send me home."

"This has been the best week of my life."

"I can't wait to come back next year!"


In the News

June 24, 2019 - Spaces still available for summer! Register today.

School is nearly over and the lazy days of summer are just around the corner. Camp Artaban still has spaces in all camp sessions. ...

July 11, 2018 - Summer Fun and Swimming Certification!

A sleep-away camp and a swimming certificate that offers high school credit! ...

July 11, 2018 - Teens flourish during a week at Camp Artaban.

The time of your life is waiting for you at Camp Artaban. Beat August boredom with a week at Camp Artaban. Fun, friends, relaxation await! ...


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