About Camp Summit
Located in the beautiful Upper Squamish Valley of British Columbia, Camp Summit is an outdoor adventure and traditional overnight camp facility offering various programs for youth and adults. At Summit, we offer a co-ed Summer Camp experience for campers aged 4 – 17. With a variety of program options, campers can attend Camp anywhere from 3 to 5 days or one or two weeks depending on their age, interest and comfort.
Camp Summit was founded in 1999 by Geoff Park ‘Parky’ who remains the Senior Director to this day. Camp Summit is a private, non-denominational, co-ed overnight camp and outdoor education centre founded on the principals of the Ontario camping movement in which Parky was brought up in. Camp had such a profound influence in Parky’s life that immediately following university he started the camp from the ground up with a goal of providing the same life changing experiences he had at camp. From its humble beginnings renting small cabins in Whistler with a total of only 40 campers its first year, Parky’s commitment has grown Summit into one of the most highly regarded Summer Camps in BC seeing a return rate of campers of over 90% from year to year and over 800 campers each summer. The senior leadership programs develop strong young leaders from within and a majority of our staff have grown up at camp and instill the values they learned to the next generation.
Our Outdoor Education Centre works with almost all of the top Independent Schools in the lower mainland as well as many local and lower mainland public schools. Summit has schools that fly in from Calgary, Toronto, Mexico and beyond to experience our incredible outdoor education programs. We value our longstanding relationships with our schools and know that the fact these schools come back year after year (many for over 10 years straight) is a testament to the quality of our program.
Camp Summit offers campers the opportunity to try new activities in the outdoors and enjoy being part of nature, develop strong bonds and lifelong friendships and expand their minds and perceptions of themselves and the people they’d like to become . In many ways Summit is like a family that we’ve established environment where you know you belong, can be yourself and are supported every step of the way. The self-confidence and experiences gained from their time here at camp, they’ll take with them well beyond the Summit gates. Whether campers are experiencing our Outdoor Education program or any of our Summer Camp programs, each child is sure to come away from Summit having had the time of their lives!
Where Are We?
Highlighted as the “Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada,” Squamish, British Columbia is a destination with endless possibilities that proves to be sensational outdoor camping and adventure hub all year round.Located on the scenic Sea to Sky Highway between Vancouver and North America’s largest ski resort Whistler/Blackcomb, Camp Summit is proud to call Squamish home since 1999.
Framed by the Howe Sound inlet and glacier peaks of the Coast Mountains, the town of Squamish is an amazing base for outdoor adventure. Though a small town of only 15,000, Squamish bustles with activity from hiking, biking, climbing, rafting, and skiing. A distinct landmark “the Chief” a 2100 ft pure granite rock face welcomes all visitors as they enter town. This impressive and extreme rock wall represents the strength and vitality of this amazing area.