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Camp elphinstone GRADE 7. June 12-14, 2013. YMCA Camp Elphinstone. YMCA Camp Goals: To extend the classroom into the outdoors with activities that complement the curriculum. To foster discovery and lifelong learning.

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Camp elphinstone grade 7

Camp elphinstoneGRADE 7

June 12-14, 2013

Ymca camp elphinstone
YMCA Camp Elphinstone

YMCA Camp Goals:

To extend the classroom into the outdoors with activities that complement the curriculum.

To foster discovery and lifelong learning.

To provide an atmosphere for students to experience greater confidence, competence, and respect for the environment.

To encourage the development of cooperation and leadership through personal achievement, self-expression and team-building.

To incorporate the YMCA values of honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility in each program.

Location and travel
Location and Travel

Located near Gibsons, BC on the Sunshine Coast

Transportation by school bus from Sunrise to Horseshoe Bay

40-minute ferry ride to Langdale; walk to camp (approx. 2 km)

Luggage delivery to be arranged between Langdale and camp

Accommodations and meals
Accommodations and Meals

The camp holds 250 people at any one time; there may

be 4-5 others schools attending camp at the same time

as Sunrise Ridge. Activities and cabins are Sunrise only.

Students sleep in heated cabins with electricity.

Maximum 10 students per cabin; 2 chaperones per cabin.

Central washroom facility with showers for students.

Camp caters to allergies and dietary needs as specified prior to camp arrival. A cereal and yogurt bar is available each morning and a salad bar at lunch.

Students will bring their own snack on the first day; lunch is provided upon arrival.


  • Students will be divided into activity groups with a mix of gender and division; these may be different than their cabin groups.

  • Favourite activities in 2012 included archery, kayaking, ropes courses, fire building, and canoeing.

Group activities
Group Activities

  • Free time and whole group activities will include games such as scavenger hunts, Capture the Flag, and basketball/volleyball.

  • Evening activities will include games such as Running Pictionary, drama, and campfire.

  • Other challenges such as the Polar Bear Swim (at 7:00 am!) will be available to those who are interested.

Supervision and safety
Supervision and Safety

  • YMCA Camp Elphinstone staff will run activities and provide supervision between 7:45 am and 9:15 pm.

  • Chaperones are expected to participate in and help supervise all activities; we will switch up the groups in order to have a chance to interact with a variety of students.

  • Chaperones are expected to provide overnight supervision; we will require 8 parent chaperones including 2-4 males to supervise boys’ cabins.

  • One chaperone must be First Aid certified, and one must bring their own vehicle to camp for emergency purposes.

Rules and expectations
Rules and Expectations

  • Students are expected to behave respectfully at all times, both towards staff members, chaperones, and other campers. According to the YMCA Behaviour Policy:

    “Activities at camp are challenge-by-choice - campers will never be forced to do an activity in which they feel uncomfortable but they will be encouraged by their leader to try new experiences.”

  • Students should provide a supportive atmosphere for their peers.

  • No food, hair dryers, or electronics should be brought to camp; this includes cell phones and iPods as per camp policy. A phone is

    available in the camp office for emergency use.

  • Cameras are allowed, but disposable cameras are encouraged.

  • Pocket money will be allowed for the ferry trip; however, please limit your child to $10 each way. More than this results in overindulgence and sick students!

Cost and payment dates
Cost and Payment Dates

  • In order to secure our reservation at camp, each student must pay a non-refundable deposit of $25 immediately.

  • The payment schedule is as follows:

  • The total cost will include the following:

  • Accommodations, meals and staff at YMCA Camp Elphinstone

  • Return transportation by school bus and by ferry

  • Return luggage transportation

  • Cost of parent chaperones

  • TOTAL COST: approximately $200

Camp elphinstone grade 7

More Information

Information will be sent home at a later date regarding the following:

Health and medical information

Dietary needs and allergies

Parent chaperones

What to bring and luggage requirements

Please visit Camp Elphinstone’s website for more information