2022 – 2023 CampOUT! Updates

It was wonderful to reopen for in-person camps in July 2022! We were happy to be able to honour the 2020 applications and 2021 online participants, including those who had since aged out of the camp age range. Campers were ages 16 – 23. Thank you for your patience as we navigated a good way forward amidst uncertainty. 

CampOUT! is subject to COVID-19 safety protocols outlined by the BC Camping Association and UBC. Participant safety is a top priority of ours. For the 2022 camp we required all campers and leaders to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and everyone was asked to upload a copy of vaccine cards as part of registration. The camp was smaller so that cabins could physically distance, and most programming was held outdoors. Masks were required in indoor program spaces and washrooms, and mask-free indoor time was prioritized for sleeping and eating. For more information about COVID-19 and CampOUT! protocols in 2022, visit this page: campout.ubc.ca/covid-safety.

As we prepare for our 2023 program and application launch, we will post updates here about our decisions on age eligibility for 2023 as well as which infectious disease protocols will be in place in 2023. Age range will most likely return to ages 14-21.

As usual, please note that if campers are under 19, we will require parent/guardian signatures of consent to attend CampOUT! A $75 registration fee will also be required to hold your place at camp. This is the only fee required to attend, and if you are unable to pay it, please do not worry! Contact us and we can work out an alternative way of showing your commitment to attend camp.

Please note: Returning leaders will be key to supporting camp knowledge continuity as we continue to build on pandemic learnings but we will once again be accepting Cabin Leader and Community Mentor Volunteer applications in 2023!

In the meantime, please note the following TENTATIVE 2023 dates:

February 2023: Online applications open (exact dates TBD)

March2023: Leadership Applications close

April 2023: Camper Applications close (exact dates TBD)

May: 2023 participants contacted with invitation to attend camp

May 19-22: Cabin Leaders Training Camp – Gambier Island

June 9&10: Leadership Team Orientation weekend -Vancouver

June 29-July 2: CampOUT! on Gambier Island

June 28 & July 3: leadership team set up and take down days – Gambier Island

Please watch this page for further updates.