Thanks for another incredible summer, Potlatch campers! After 8 weeks of crazy campfires, mass swims, and magical out-trips, our whirlwind 2018 season has come to a close. Well over 1,000 kids attended camp this year, helping us notch yet another sold out summer! Our team is busy planning for what’s shaping up to be an amazing 2019 season. Stay tuned for more information about Camp Potlatch programs, dates, and registration to be released in the New Year.

Welcoming over 1,000 campers each summer, Camp Potlatch has become a home-away-from-home for many. Whether you’re keen to reach new heights on a natural rock wall, hit a bullseye at the archery range, or search for marine life along 1.5km of pristine coastal shoreline, Potlatch has something for every type of adventurer! Our overnight summer programs combine traditional camp activities with a focus on creating a sense of community, increasing self-confidence, and building resiliency in each and every one of our campers.

Main Camp

Ignite your Potlatch spirit in our incredible Main Camp program!

For children between the ages 7-14, Potlatch’s week-long Main Camp gives campers the opportunity to explore a variety of traditional camp activities while living in a positive and supportive cabin community. All activities are fun, age appropriate, and closely supervised by our enthusiastic and highly trained staff team. In addition to a wide variety of camp activities, each camper in the Main Camp program participates in a 24 hour off-site excursion. Travelling to one of our many wilderness camp sites either by land or sea, campers sleep under the stars in this once in a lifetime out-trip experience.

So many activities to try!

  • Stand-up Paddle Boarding
  • Fishing
  • Archery
  • Hiking
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • The list goes on and on!

Our program design encourages returning campers to continually progress their skill level in each of the activities we offer. While your first summer might be the first time you paddle a canoe, by your third or fourth, you’ll be learning advanced paddling techniques and rescues! Whatever your interest, the sky’s the limit at Potlatch!

Leadership Programs

Camp Potlatch’s wilderness leadership camps transports participants ‘across the creek’ and away from the familiar comforts of Main Camp, to create an environment that inspires individual and group growth. All leadership programs focus on the development of hard and soft skills, group problem-solving, and acquiring the necessary training required to be an effective camp leader. Our Leadership Camps inspire campers to be the best people they can be and to recognize the value they have to the world. Keep the tradition alive this summer!

Leadership Out-trip 1 (Ages 13-15)

Leadership Out-trip 1 (LOT1) is a 1-week hiking program that takes campers to Garibaldi Provincial Park for 3-days, 2-nights of trekking through pristine alpine meadows and striking mountain scenery. Highlights include Garibaldi Lake, Panorama Ridge and incredible views of Black Tusk –you might even get to see snow in the summer!

Leadership Out-trip 2 (Ages 14-15)

Leadership Out-trip 2 (LOT2) is a 2-week canoe tripping program that transports co-ed campers up the Sunshine Coast to the Powell Forest Canoe Route, an incredible chain of inland lakes near Powell River. Comprised of 8 lakes and portages, LOT2 campers can expect a Canadian tradition rarely experienced in British Columbia!

Leadership Camp 1 (Ages 15)

Leadership Camp 1 (LC1) is a 2-week program for teens who are looking to further develop the camping skills they learned through their time in main camp, though campers new to Potlatch have started their journey with this leadership camp.

LC1 campers live ‘across the creek’ and have a stronger focus on extended out trips, preparing their own meals and learn the importance of teamwork while living in the natural environment.

Due to the focus on extended wilderness camping skills, it is important that all campers arrive at Camp Potlatch with the proper gear to ensure a successful two weeks in the woods.

Leadership Camp 2 (Ages 16)

Leadership Camp 2 (LC2) is the final step in Camp Potlatch’s leadership program. This is an intensive counsellor-in-training program for teenagers who are motivated to become awesome camp staff. LC2 is a co-ed program that continues outdoor leadership skills development, with additional focus on camper care, program planning and building a tool box with tips and tricks to become an extraordinary camp leader.

This program is for mature teens who have previous outdoor camping experience, and who have the capacity and drive to take on the challenges of personal and group achievement. Participants will be given the opportunity to develop effective communication, teamwork, and leadership skills.

*Please note: All Leadership participants are required to complete a Leadership Package before their registration is confirmed.