Summer Camps – History

Summer Camps – History

The Spring 2008 Vol 37 (1) of Discovery, published an article titled, VNHS Summer Camps from the Beginning to the Present by Kitty Castle. Click HERE to see a PDF of the article.

Nature Vancouver (VNHS) Summer Camps

Year Location Director or Leader
2019 Niut Range – Camp 1 Nigel Peck
2019 Niut Range – Camp 2 Peg Neilon
2018 McGillivray Pass – Camp 1 Nigel Peck
2018 McGillivray Pass – Camp 2 Peg Neilon
2017 Smithers – Camp 1 Peg Neilon
2017 Smithers – Camp 2 Art Winckers
2016 No Camp Held This Year  
2015 Mount Renshaw near McBride – Camp 1 Don Griffiths
2015 Mount Renshaw near McBride – Camp 2 Art Winckers
Cathy Walker
2014 Manning Provincial Park – Camp 1 Nigel Peck
2014 Manning Provincial Park – Camp 2 Don Griffiths
2013 Blowdown Lake – Camp 1 Peg Neilon
2013 Blowdown Lake – Camp 2 Don Griffiths
2012 Butler lake, Niut Range, Chilcotin – Camp 1 Nigel Peck
2012 Butler lake, Niut Range, Chilcotin – Camp 2 Peg Neilon
2011 Waterton Lakes National Park Nigel Peck
2011 Waterton Lakes National Park Don Griffiths
2010 Meadow Mountain – Camp 1 Ian McAskill
2010 Meadow Mountain – Camp 2 Don Griffiths
2009 Cinnabar Basin, South Chilcotin – Camp 1 Hugh Hamilton
2009 Cinnabar Basin, South Chilcotin – Camp 2 Cancelled 
2008 Smithers Driftwood Lodge – Camp 1 Hugh Hamilton
2008 Smithers Driftwood Lodge – Camp 2 David Foreman
2007 Blowdown Lake Hugh Hamilton
2006 Monica Meadows, Selkirk Mountains Hugh Hamilton
2005 Big Bar Ranch, South Cariboo Elly Brok
2004 McGillivray Pass, near Gold Bridge David Foreman
2003 Ghost Peak, near Revelstoke Lorne Payne
2002 Oyster River, Vancouver Island – Camp 1 Lorne Payne
2002 Oyster River, Vancouver Island – Camp 2 Gordon Squire
2001 Cinnabar Basin, South Chilcotin – Camp 1 Gordon Squire
2001 Cinnabar Basin, South Chilcotin – Camp 2 Lorne Payne
2000 Mt Assiniboine Provincial Park – Camp 1 Al Tone
2000 Mt Assiniboine Provincial Park – Camp 2 Lorne Payne
1999 Manning Park Lorne Payne
1998 Crooks Meadow, Kootenay National Park Lorne Payne
1997 Joe Lake & Snowy Mountain, Keremeos Lorne Payne
1996 McGillivray Pass, near Gold Bridge Lorne Payne
1995 Monica Meadows, Selkirk Mountains Lorne Payne
1994 Cinnabar Basin, South Chilcotin Adonna Rudolph
1993 Snowshoe Plateau, south of Barkerville Dan Phelps
1992 Wells Gray Recreation Area Dan Phelps
1991 Waterton National Park Dan Phelps
1991 Denman/Hornby canoe trip Dorothy Pollitt
1991 Broken Islands canoe trip Dorothy Pollitt
1991 Redonda Islands canoe trip Dorothy Pollitt
1990 Manning Park Al Payne
1990 Meares Island canoe trip Dorothy Pollitt
1990 Denman/Hornby canoe trip Dorothy Pollitt
1990 Broken Islands canoe trip Dorothy Pollitt
1990 Nitinat Lake canoe trip Dorothy Pollitt
1990 Savary Island canoe trip Dorothy Pollitt
1990 Village Bay Lakes canoe trip Dorothy Pollitt
1989 Cinnabar Basin, South Chilcotin Dan Phelps
1989 Denman/Hornby canoe trip Dorothy Pollitt
1989 Broken Islands canoe trip Dorothy Pollitt
1989 Nootka Island canoe trip Dorothy Pollitt
1989 Megin River canoe trip Dorothy Pollitt
1988 Spruce Lake, W. Kootenays W. Paterson
1987 Silver Cup Ridge, north of Nakusp W. Paterson
1986 Castle Mountain, Banff W. Paterson
1985 Cancelled due to forest fires.
1984 Chilco Lake W. Paterson
1983 Clachnacudainn, Arrowhead, Revelstoke W. Paterson
1982 Paradise Valley, Cascades J. Philip
1981 Trophy Mountain, Wells Gray J.Philip
1980 Cinnabar Basin J. Philip
Roy Edgell
1980 Talchako Lodge, Bella Coola Robert Harris
1979 Helm Lake, Garibaldi Park J. Philip
1979 Elton Lake, Stein Basin Norm Purssell
1978 Blowdown Creek, Upper Stein J. Philip
1978 Lizzie Creek expeditionary Norm Purssell
1977 Tyaughton Creek J. Philip
1977 Broken Islands canoe trip Dorothy Pollitt
1977 Stein Valley expeditionary D. and M. Macaree
1977 Murtle Lake canoe trip Dorothy Pollitt
1976 Meadow Mountain Roy Edgell
1976 Tweedsmuir Park expeditionary J. Philip
1975 Telkwa, Bulkley Valley Rosamund Pojar
1975 Warner Pass, Bridge River J. Philip
1975 Cortez Island – Camp 1 Peg Briault
1975 Cortez Island – Camp 2 W. Paterson
1975 Nitinat Lake canoe trip Dorothy Pollit
1974 Jesmond, Clinton area A. Uydens
1974 Cape Scott C. Bawden
1974 Kluane Park D. Godfrey
1974 Cathedral Lakes Theda Mackie
1973 Queen Charlotte Islands Charles Ney
1972 Jackson Basin, Slocan John Pinder-Moss
1972 Cape Scott Norm Purssell
1971 Nemaia Valley, Chilcotin W. Hughes
1970 Amethyst Lakes, Jasper National Park Robert Harris
1969 Elizabeth Mine, Shulaps Bert Brink & R.Harris
1968 Black Tusk Meadows Roy Edgell & W. Smith
1967 Tulameen Roy Edgell 
R. Wheeler
1966 Kokanee Park Roy Edgell
1965 Tyaughton Arnold Greenius
1964 Cathedral Lakes Norm Purssell
1963 Crown Lakes Richard Stace-Smith
1962 Larch Valley, Lake Louise Bert Brink
1961 Oliver-Fairview Bert Brink
1960 Tenquille Lake, Pemberton Stewart Bradley
1959 Manning Park Bert Brink
1958 Cosens Bay, Kalamalka Lake Bert Brink
1957 Noaxe Lake, Lillooet Bert Brink
1956 Grouse Nest, Sooke Stewart Bradley
1955 Black Tusk Meadows Bert Brink
1954 Nine Mile Creek Stewart Bradley
1953 Glacier National Park Stewart Bradley
1952 Denman Island Stewart Bradley
1951 Cathedral Lakes Bert Brink
1950 Pavilion Lake Bert Brink
1949 Akasik-Nikaia, west of Lytton Bert Brink & others
1948 Tenquille Meadows No record
1947 No Record
1946 Manning Park J.J. Plommer
1945 No Record
1944 Pavilion Lake, Marble Canyon A.H. Bain
1943 No Record
1942 Pavilion Lake, Marble Canyon A.H. Bain
1941 Garibaldi Park John Davidson
Bert Brink
1940 Skagit Valley John Davidson
1939 Forbidden Plateau, Vancouver Island J.J. Plommer
A.H. Bain
1938 Liumchen Plateau J.J. Plommer
1938 Seymour Mountain J.J. Plommer
1937 Garibaldi Park H. Selwood
1936 Lucky Four Range J.J. Plommer
1935 Bootahnie Valley John Davidson
1934 No Record
1933 No Record
1932 Garibaldi Park John Davidson
1931 Tenquille Lake John Davidson
J.J. Plommer
1930 No Record
1929 Bootahnie Valley John Davidson
1928 Garibaldi Park John Davidson
1927 Garibaldi Park John Davidson
1926 Cameron Lake John Davidson
1925 Bootahnie Valley John Davidson
1924 Savary Island John Davidson
1923 Bootahnie Valley John Davidson
1922 Bootahnie Valley John Davidson
1921 Cameron Lake John Davidson
1920 Savary Island John Davidson
1919 Departure Bay John Davidson
1918 Savary Island John Davidson

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