WHISTLER LEADERSHIP AND ADVENTURE CAMP
Only two hours from Vancouver, Whistler is a popular summer and winter vacation resort and is famous for its natural beauty. With access by gondola to high alpine areas, modern medical services, four fresh water lakes, over 25 kilometers of paved bicycle and walking trails, three golf courses and numerous nature hikes and mountain bike trails, Whistler is not only the prettiest and most exciting place for a summer camp, but also the safest.
Location: Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
For: Teenagers 13-17
Dates and Fees: Runs for 5 weeks in July and August. Arrivals and departures on Sundays. See Price Sheet for current year's dates.
Get ready for extreme outdoor adventure. Jump into structured rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, orienteering, camping, mountaineering, and mountain biking. If you are 13 -17 years of age and think you are ready for something new and challenging, this camp is for you. With some of Canada’s best rock climbing, hiking and mountain biking terrain, Whistler is an adventure seeker’s dream. You will join a small group of teens from around the world who, like you, are ready for more than what a standard summer camp offers. Together, you and your group will learn from the best as your experienced coaches teach you to climb, mountain bike, hike, kayak and camp in Whistler, Canada’s most exciting outdoor adventure playground. You’ll learn important survival skills and first aid before heading off with staff and campers on a three-day wilderness sleepover in the Coastal Mountains. You will learn back country trip planning skills including gear selection, packing, meal planning, wilderness safety and first aid. You will learn mountain biking skills from top Whistler riders and test your skills in the world famous Whistler Mountain Bike Park. On certain weekends you have the option to try summer skiing and snowboarding on the Blackcomb Mountain Glacier. And when you are ready to cool off, you will head to the lake for your kayak lessons and a whole lot of fun!
We’ve also scheduled plenty of time for evening activities and excursions with campers in the other programs so get ready for the best summer of your life!
Learn both downhill and cross-country mountain biking. No prior mountain bike experience required but students should know how to ride a bike confidently on level ground. Join our crew of patient, professional coaches who will progressively introduce each participant to braking skills, cornering, riding position and graduated drops and jumps. We will split groups up according to their ability so everyone progresses properly.
Overnight Camping Trips
Every other week, you will take part in a three day hiking and camping trip in the mountains. Part of the fun is the trip planning and you will learn how to purchase and organize food for meals, what equipment to take with you to be comfortable in the mountains and how to carry gear in your pack. With your counselors and fellow campers, you will explore some of the most beautiful parts of Canada, as you hike and camp in the rugged mountains around Whistler. On these trips campers will hike between 3 and 7 hours per day. Campers should be of good health and fit enough to handle this part of the program.
Rock Climbing and Kayaking
Tamwood’s experienced instructors will teach you the skills you need to know to enjoy top rope climbing and fresh water kayaking.
Evening and Weekend Activities
On most evenings and on weekends you will mix with the North American and international campers in Tamwood’s tennis and English camp programs for fun social activities. On the weekends you can choose from a large number of optional activities including white water rafting, glacier skiing and snowboarding, Zip Trek tours, paintball and lots of other fun options.
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