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Camp Qwanoes

Box 250 (1148 Smith Road)
Crofton, British Columbia, V0R 1R0
Camp Qwanoes
 

Camp Qwanoes  

Box 250 (1148 Smith Road), Crofton, British Columbia, V0R 1R0

  • Type:
    Day camp, Overnight camp, Family programs
  • Focus:
    Traditional (multi activity)
  • Cost:
    $267 to $629/week
  • Ages:
    8 to 18
  • Gender:
    Coed
  • Main language:
    English
  • Capacity:
    410 to 420
  • Programs:
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  • Summary Profile

    About Camp Qwanoes

    Jump into the adventure and let friendship fill each day! What makes a week so special? An amazing staff dedicated to helping kids discover what real life is all about (not to mention the 75+ activities, All Star Games, Q-Town, Qwanoes Beach, Leadership Training, and the indescribable Qwanoes spirit!). Ask us about day and overnight camps, retreats and our leadership programs.
    • Special needs: Not available
    • Religious affiliation:Christian


    COVID-19 Response 

    Regardless of the COVID constraints – our heart and love for kids remains as strong as ever! And we can’t wait to live this out in 2021.

    Since 1966 the heart of Qwanoes has always been on full display in the summer…it’s when camp is fully alive. It’s been 55 summers filled with wonder and adventure, love and caring. Sun-filled days where kids are accepted for who they are by staff who really care. A safe place where kids can be kids and friendships can form…all in this beautiful, west-coast.

    We will run Day Camps again this summer and registration starts February 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm. We will add summer overnight camps if they become permitted (we’re still holding out hope!) and we would still run day camps.

    If you are registered for a day camp, we will allow you to transfer to an overnight camp if they become possible and if there is space. We suggest that you choose a day camp based on the overnight schedule.

    To make Qwanoes accessible to families in the lower mainland, we are offering a new Mainland Express option. Campers can experience the best of camp in one or two days.

    We are extremely excited to announce the debut of SeaQuest - Qwanoes Kayak Adventure Camps!

    Whether in person or online our Step-Out and CIT programs are moving ahead. If we have to offer them online we will include some IRL’s (‘In-Real-Life’). We expect our Leader-In-Training program to continue as normal (just as it did in summer 2020).

    View recent COVID-19 updates from Camp Qwanoes



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  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; Camp Qwanoes currently has 9 programs available; 15 TBD.

    Filter activities :


    Name
    Type/Gender
    Specialty
    Location
    Date
    Bus
     Cost
    Email
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 13 - 15
    Wilderness Out-tripping
    $769
    Wilderness Out-tripping|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Hiking
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 8 - 16
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $267
    Rope courses|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership training|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Diving|Fishing|Football|Gaga|Hiking|Hockey|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Zip Line
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 8 - 16
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $267
    Rope courses|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership training|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Diving|Fishing|Football|Gaga|Hiking|Hockey|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Zip Line
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 14 - 16
    Wilderness Out-tripping
    $769
    Wilderness Out-tripping|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Hiking
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 8 - 16
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $267
    Rope courses|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership training|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Diving|Fishing|Football|Gaga|Hiking|Hockey|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Zip Line
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 8 - 16
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $267
    Rope courses|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership training|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Diving|Fishing|Football|Gaga|Hiking|Hockey|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Zip Line
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 15 - 18
    Wilderness Out-tripping
    $769
    Wilderness Out-tripping|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Hiking
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 8 - 16
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $267
    Rope courses|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership training|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Diving|Fishing|Football|Gaga|Hiking|Hockey|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Zip Line
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 14 - 18
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $267
    Rope courses|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership training|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Diving|Fishing|Football|Gaga|Hiking|Hockey|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Zip Line
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 11 - 14
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $577 to $642/week
    Rope courses|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership training|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Diving|Fishing|Football|Gaga|Hiking|Hockey|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Zip Line
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 12 - 14
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $619 to $684/week
    Rope courses|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership training|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Diving|Fishing|Football|Gaga|Hiking|Hockey|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Zip Line
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 8 - 11
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $557/week
    Rope courses|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Fishing|Football|Gaga|Hiking|Hockey|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Zip Line
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 12 - 14
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $629 to $694/week
    Rope courses|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership training|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Diving|Fishing|Football|Gaga|Hiking|Hockey|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Zip Line
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 8 - 11
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $545/week
    Rope courses|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Fishing|Football|Gaga|Hiking|Hockey|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Zip Line
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 11 - 13
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $619 to $684/week
    Rope courses|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership training|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Diving|Fishing|Football|Gaga|Hiking|Hockey|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Zip Line
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 8 - 11
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $545/week
    Rope courses|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Fishing|Football|Gaga|Hiking|Hockey|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Zip Line
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 12 - 14
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $625 to $690/week
    Rope courses|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership training|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Diving|Fishing|Football|Gaga|Hiking|Hockey|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Zip Line
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 11 - 14
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $569 to $634/week
    Rope courses|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership training|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Diving|Fishing|Football|Gaga|Hiking|Hockey|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Zip Line
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 15 - 18
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $609 to $674/week
    Rope courses|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership training|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Diving|Fishing|Football|Gaga|Hiking|Hockey|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Zip Line
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 13 - 15
    Wilderness Out-tripping
    $769
    Wilderness Out-tripping|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Hiking
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 8 - 16
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $267
    Rope courses|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership training|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Diving|Fishing|Football|Gaga|Hiking|Hockey|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Zip Line
    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 14 - 16
    Wilderness Out-tripping
    $769
    Wilderness Out-tripping|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Hiking
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 8 - 16
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $267
    Rope courses|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership training|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Diving|Fishing|Football|Gaga|Hiking|Hockey|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Zip Line
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 8 - 16
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $267
    Rope courses|Guitar|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership training|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Diving|Fishing|Football|Gaga|Hiking|Hockey|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Mountain Biking|Ping Pong|Rock Climbing|Skateboarding|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Ultimate Frisbee|Volleyball|Waterskiing/Wakeboarding|Zip Line



    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Deposit required with acceptance Yes
    Credit card payment Yes
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    The Our Kids review of Camp Qwanoes

    our take

    The setting is spectacular, and the range of activities extensive, added to each year. All the traditional camp activities are represented, augmented with many that most camps don’t have, though which campers are very happy to see. The skate park provides an example of how the camp approaches all of its offerings: nothing is done by half. All sparkles, and run by dedicated and enthusiastic staff. The values piece allows for a unique point of connection, and it informs the feeling of inclusion that campers have while on site. Vibrant, exciting, caring. There’s a good reason that campers have been drawn to this place for more than three decades.
     



  • Location & Site Details

    Address

    Box 250 (1148 Smith Road), Crofton, British Columbia, V0R 1R0, Canada



    Busing



    Accommodations

    Sleeping Accommodations

    • Cabins

    Washrooms Facilities

    • Flush Toilets
    • Showers (indoor)

    More details about accommodations: Summer campers stay in cabent-style cabins nestled amongst tall trees in our seven villages, with each village made up of similar age groups. Modern washrooms, including hot water and showers, are centrally located in buildings and cabin village areas.

    Are meals provided? Yes



    Property Details

    Sports facilities

    • Archery Range
    • Basketball Court
    • Climbing Wall
    • Rope Course
    • Soccer Field

    Landscape

    • Beach
    • Forested Area
    • Nature Trails
    • Open Field

    More details about property: Camp Qwanoes is situated on 55 acres of naturally stunning ocean-front property at the edge of Maple Mountain on the east coast of Vancouver Island about one hour north of Victoria, British Columbia. Facilities include the Sky Ridge Lodge, Pacific Woods Lodge, Club Coco, the Q-Town Activity Centre, seven cabin villages, the Tuck Shop, camp store, Ice Cream Island, Shave Ice Palace, Qwanoes Beach, the Above & Beyond Challenge Course, a concrete skatepark, RC Speedway track, mountain bike trails and terrain park, sport court, volleyball court, a guest house, and much more.



    Rentals & Services

    Available for private rentals: Yes


    Associations

    Christian Camping International Associations
    The British Columbia Camping Association Associations


  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Scott Bayley, Executive Director
    B.B.A.

    Dear Parent,

    The heart of Qwanoes is a heart for kids. And we would love to welcome your child to the highlight of their year!

    You'll notice the difference the moment you arrive - a special atmosphere of fun and caring sparked by an enthusiastic staff team. Our tradition of excellence continues as this summer we hope to welcome over 4,000 campers of widely varied backgrounds.

    Qwanoes is a youth-oriented, high-adventure, non-profit Christian camp situated on 55 acres of magnificent scenic waterfront property on Vancouver Island. We are committed to standards of the highest quality and are constantly striving to improve our service. The health and safety of your child is of highest priority!

    Returning campers will discover new activities, new programs... and all-new adventures. No summer is ever the same at Qwanoes! We are committed to providing you the greatest value.

    Qwanoes children's and youth camps have grown for the past 30 summers, and yet we still offer one of the lowest camper-to-staff ratios.

    As a Christian camp, we incorporate biblical principles into all programs. Qwanoes is an ideal setting for life-changing, fun-filled adventure and a wise investment in your child's life. Campers who arrive at camp just looking for fun will discover far more - like new-found friends, newly acquired skills, real love, and a caring environment.

    Our goal is that your child will have not just the greatest week of their life, but an unforgettable week that will change their life forever!

    Scott Bayley, Executive Director



    Stories

    • I Would Not Be Who I Am Today

      “This program changed my life... I would not be who I am today without the impact of CIT and each summer I have spent at Qwanoes!"

      www.qwanoes.ca/leadership/cit/

    • 10/10 Would Recommend Coming

      "Words cannot describe how amazing this place is... The staff have this amazing love for kids and many come from all over the world, to participate in the mission of making kids feel loved and valued. This year I'm planning on doing the CIT program, and cannot wait to hopefully give the same experience to my campers as my counselors have given to me...10/10 would recommend coming."

      www.qwanoes.ca/leadership/stepout.php 

    • Making Kids Feel Special

      “What an exciting welcome to such as great camp! You guys do an amazing job of making kids feel special.” 

      www.qwanoes.ca

    • Beyond Excited

      “I'm actually so excited I can't even handle it right now. This camp is my life.” 

      www.qwanoes.ca

    • Making a Difference

      "I loved the passion... and energy... and focus on Christ. The focus is on making a difference in lives and I loved that."

      www.qwanoes.ca/staff

    • A Place To Gain A Vision For Life

      "I came here because of the skiing and wakeboarding and stuff but I discovered so much more. I found hope! I discovered a vision for my life. It has been amazing."

      www.qwanoes.ca



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