After a long wait we are happy to announce that overnight Summer Camp is back! Please see the FAQ section below for more details, or click the link to start your pre-registration.

Summer Camp clients come from a variety of backgrounds, including:

  • Children of single mothers or single fathers
  • Children of working families trying to make ends meet
  • Children of seniors with custody of their grandchildren
  • Children of new immigrant families
  • AND MANY MORE!

Holiday Camp

July 11th – 15th
(4 nights)

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Golden Camp

Girls only – Ages 13-18

August 2nd – 5th
(3 nights)

REGISTER FOR GOLDEN CAMP IS OPEN.

Golden Camp registration closes July 18th!

HOLIDAY CAMP REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

How do I qualify?

In order to qualify for our Summer Camp program families must posses ALL of the following criteria:

  1. Resident of Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows
  2. Families with low income or are in need of additional resources
  3. Families with children ages 7 – 12 >> REG CLOSED<<
  4. Families with female children ages 13-18  *very limited space available

It is not a requirement to be religious to enjoy camp, ALL children are welcome regardless of their culture, creed, or religion. However, it is important to note that The Salvation Army summer camp programs are based on the Christian faith and incorporate teachings of the Bible in their activities.

How do I apply?

Apply online:

  1. Please fill out our online pre-registration form. CLICK HERE TO START

SPACE IS LIMITED! Please note that though we want to send every child to camp we have a very limited amount of available spots.

Please note: When you apply be prepared to provide proof of income. This can be a bank statement showing contents of all accounts and/or pay stubs (from employment or other sources). Proof of income can be uploaded to your online application or copies can be submitted via. email if you choose to print your application. 

For those who don’t have access to a computer or smart phone, experience language barriers, or have a disability that may make applying online difficult please contact Arianne (our Community & Family Services Advocate) at 604-463-8296, ext. 112 or EMAIL.

What is the camps accessibility?

Children with special needs and/or mobility issues are welcome!

Camp Sunrise is able to accommodate most needs, however while the facility is wheelchair accessible some of the programming is currently not fully wheel chair accessible. Other children with mobility aids, such as walkers, braces, etc, have been able to enjoy camp freely. If a wheelchair is needed we may be able to work with you tp figure out some kind of accommodation but we will require more information about your child’s needs before completing their application for camp.

Can I apply on behalf of someone else?

Yes!

If you are a caseworker, support worker, or SD42 worker you are welcome to assist  your client in starting their pre-registration. Once we receive the online form we will reach out the the applicant for confirmation and to finalize the application. If you have additional questions please contact Arianne (Assistant to our Community & Family Services Advocate) at 604-463-8296, ext. 112.

What will my child need to bring to camp?

Once you have received confirmation that your child(ren) have been registered for camp we will send you a detailed list of supplies. If you have any trouble getting these supplies together please let us know ASAP as we may be able to help.

*Lunch and snacks are provided during transportation days and during their stay at camp.

What NOT to bring to camp:

  • Cellphones and other devices. You can easily contact your children by calling the camp office.
  • Anything expensive.
  • Money (everything is paid for!)

How can I get to camp?

Our team will be coordinating transportation to the Sunshine Coast. This transportation includes a bus leaving Maple Ridge at a central location (TBD), and a ferry ride to the camp. All transportation costs are covered.

All transportation details will be sent to you once your registration has been confirmed.

What if I need to pick up my child early?

Camp staff are highly trained and can accommodate for a variety of childrens needs, including homesickness. If there is an emergency where your child may not stay at camp then the camp will contact you. If this happens please let us know ASAP as we may be able to work with the camp to arrange transportation.

Please check your calendar and camp dates carefully before starting your pre-registration to ensure there are no conflicting dates. If you need to pull your children from camp due to a prior engagement or appointment we may not be able to assist with any transportation costs. If you decide to pull your child from camp early due to a non-emergency, you are responsible for arranging transportation to receive your child from Camp Sunrise, located on the Sunshine Coast. 

What if I miss the bus?

Going to Camp:
We will allow ample time to hand off your child(ren) to our team the morning of transportation. We will leave at an exact time (specified in the confirmation package), no exceptions. If you miss the bus your child(ren) will not be going to camp. Please allow extra time to get to the drop-off point in case of traffic or unexpected events.

Returning from Camp:
You will be provided a pick-up time (specified in the confirmation package), if your child is not picked up within a reasonable amount of time we will need to arrange alternate care. This will include calling emergency contacts, etc.

If you will have difficulty getting to the bus pick-up/drop-off location due to lack of public transportation or otherwise, we can discuss alternative assistance.

Summer Camp Program is run by our Community & Family Services Advocate
Arianne Pothecary
(604) 463-8296 ext. 112

 

We are always seeking monetary donations for our Summer Camp Program.
Please donate online by clicking the button below, or you can bring in cash or cheque to our Admin Office.

 

Administration & Community and Family Services Offices
Unit D – 11948 227th Street
Maple Ridge, B.C. V2X 6J3

Monday through Friday
9 am – 2pm