Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Nature Vancouver Camp Committee organizes two annual summer camps. These camps are a week long and are held in wilderness areas in BC. Camps usually alternate between areas where members can drive in and where we use helicopters to fly in camp equipment and campers’ gear, with campers hiking in or opting to pay extra for helicopter ride.

For more information about the camps, or suggestions for future camps and to help organize future camps, please contact

Camp Committee

Co-Chairs: Diane Fast and Anne George

Members: Elly Brok, Laura Cottle, Brian Livesy, Sally McDermott, Peg Neilon, Nigel Peck, Frieda Schade, Janet Snell and Paul Vasicek.

Nature Vancouver Camp Committee needs help with organizing future camps. We need members to take on various tasks that are required to plan and organize these camps. Click below for more information. 


The 2020 Summer Camp was to be held at Big Bar Ranch near Clinton, BC from July 5 to 12 and July 12 to 19. Due COVID-19, it was postponed  to 2021. In Feb 2021, the Camp Committee decided, once again, to postpone the  camp to the summer of 2022.

Now the 2022 Camp has also been postponed to 2023. Click below for the latest update.

Past Summer Camps

Camps have been an important tradition since 1918, providing magical experiences for our members. Click below to view the complete list of past Nature Vancouver summer camps, an article published in Discovery – VNHS Summer Camps from the Beginning to Present by Kitty Castle and some historic photos. 

Camp Photos & Reports

The photos from past camps and /or lists of flora and fauna observed at these camps are available from the link below.

The complete reports of all camps are published in Discovery. All the PAST ISSUES of DISCOVERY, Vol. 1 to Vol. 47 are available on line.  

© Diane Donaldson
Nature Vancouver