Family camp to debut this summer at Camp Squeah

March 2, 2011 | Focus On | Number 5
By Amy Dueckman | British Columbia Correspondent
Archery is one of the many activities offered by Camp Squeah that can be enjoyed by all age groups at this summer’s inaugural family camp.

Summer camp is not just for children any more.

For one week this summer, Camp Squeah will be alive with the sound of voices of all ages as the camp tries something new: a multigenerational family camp, to be held from July 25 to 29.

“There is great value in family camping,” said Tim Larson, Squeah’s program director, in a phone interview from Hope, where the camp is located. “This is an excellent, well-rounded evangelical ministry. Parents [who may have gone to summer camp as young people] can see and experience camp once again. Everyone can relax, and moms and dads: no cooking or cleaning!”

Families with children of all ages—from infant to teen—are welcome, as are grandparents. Families with young children will have access to babysitting services.

There will be a multitude of family-appropriate activities from which to choose. On-site activities include hiking, archery, a ropes course and swimming, while nearby excursions can include golfing, river rafting or the Hell’s Gate Air Tram. Also planned is a mid-week speaker who will provide input on a topic of interest to all age groups.

Families will have a choice of lodging options: cabin, main lodge or the new motel-style lodge. Those who wish may alternatively bring their own tent or RV.

For more information, contact Camp Squeah at 604-869-5353 or e-mail info@squeah.com.

Archery is one of the many activities offered by Camp Squeah that can be enjoyed by all age groups at this summer’s inaugural family camp.

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