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CBC Camps

CBC Camps

We were thrilled to offer our first every week-long day camps this summer! Stay tune for Summer 2022 details!

Our goal is to give kids a space to have fun, develop key physical literacy skills, make friends, and learn more about Jesus!

Camp Options

We are happy to provide two types of camps this year:

Jr. Bearcats Multi-Sport Camps

Starting July 2021

Ages 7-10

Girl-Runner

With camps for kids who are 5-7 and 7-10 years old, your child will be able to connect with campers their age. Our counsellors will also work to ensure that campers are placed in smaller groups with kids at a similar skill level so that it’s easy for everyone to make new friends and have fun!

Campers will receive an introduction to a number of sports including:

  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • T-Ball
  • Volleyball (for older kids)

They will also be introduced to non traditional sports such as:

  • Dodge Ball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Kickball
  • And more!

All sports are played in an environment where teamwork and sportsmanship are emphasized.

Along with sports, each day will also include: big group games like “capture the flag”, Bible stories, and creative crafts. All participants receive a camp sack pack and t-shirt!

Our camps will be following provincial and local health guidelines to ensure all campers have a fun and safe week.

Want to know what a week at camp looks like? Here’s a sample schedule.

Jr. Bearcats Adventure Camps

Starting July 2021

Ages 10-13

Slackline-Square

Adventure camp is about getting outside to have loads of fun with exciting activities! Each day campers will tackle new adventures. Whether it be learning orienteering or cruising along the water in a canoe, exploring local trails and forests, your son or daughter is sure to be invigorated and challenged by the beautiful world we live in! Live outside the box- adventure is out there!

Activities may include:

  • Portable Climbing Wall
  • Orienteering Race around Fishtrap Creek Park
  • Biking or hiking the Discovery Trail
  • Slacklining, geocaching & capture the flag
  • Problem Solving & Leadership Games

All participants receive a camp sack pack & t-shirt.

Our camps will be following provincial and local health guidelines to ensure all campers have a fun and safe week.

Want to know what a week at camp looks like? Here’s a sample schedule.

About CBC Camps

Location

Nestled in the heart of Abbotsford, our campus is an excellent location for camp. We have one of the best athletic facilities in Abbotsford with our gym and breakout rooms, as well as a large grass field for outdoor games. Within walking distance are some fantastic trails where plenty of opportunities for adventure await!

Environment

Our goal with all Junior Bearcats Camps is to provide a welcoming environment that is safe and fun! As a Christian College, we’ll integrate faith in small but meaningful ways. All campers are welcome, regardless of their faith background! Our focus for camps is on physical literacy, character development, and building each camper’s leadership potential.

Staff

With fun, qualified, outgoing, and engaging camp counsellors, we are excited to welcome your kid(s) this summer and make their week (or weeks) of camp a great experience. Our summer camp counsellors (most of whom are CBC students) have experience working with kids, whether at other camps, for youth sports clubs or in caring for children in different ways.

Group Size

As a kid, getting to know your camp counsellor is essential. We want to ensure that campers feel they are known and have direct interaction with their leader. For camps ages 5-7, this means keeping group sizes between 5-8 campers per counsellor; for ages 7-10, the ratio is 8-12 campers per counsellor; and for ages 10-15, the ratio is 12-15 per counsellor. For this coming summer, we are numbering the number of campers who can attend each camp.

Health & Safety

Our commitment is to provide a safe, healthy, and fun environment for all participants. As an Athletics & Recreation department, we have been navigating COVID guidelines and protocols for the past year. With this being our first summer offering day camps, we will be starting small with weekly camp sizes that allow us to spread out and take advantage of all the space we have on campus. We will train our camp counsellors in proper health, safety and COVID protocols.

Before & After Camp Care

For families that require early drop-off and/or late pick-up, we are pleased to provide Before & After Camp Care for an additional fee.

The earliest kids can arrive is at 8am and the latest they can be picked up is 4:30pm. Kids who stay for Before & After Camp Care will have opportunities for free play and self-directed crafts in our gym. This option will be provided during the registration process.

Registering for CBC Camps

Forms

What you need to know:

  • We use Eventbrite for camp registrations.
  • You can either create an account with Eventbrite to manage your registrations or simply select the camps you want and register.
  • Camps are week-long running Monday to Friday (except the first week of August which runs Tuesday to Friday).
  • The Eventbrite system will only list the camps as being on the Monday but rest assured that each week’s camps run all week!
  • Promo Codes: There is a link to enter promo codes when you are selecting your camp dates and whether you would like to include before and after camp care. It is the blue link at the top of the pop-up window. Please note, you will not find a place to enter promo codes in the payment section, so be sure you enter it before you are on the payment page (view image below for reference).
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Refunds, Transfers & Cancellations

Refunds for the full amount, less a $10 processing fee, will be issued for all camps where a refund is requested at least two weeks prior to the camp start date.

Transfers between different weeks of camp (for the same type of camp) are permitted if they are requested with at least 7 days notice prior to the start date of the camp originally registered in.

If you require a refund or to transfer your week of camp to a different week, please be in touch (camps@columbiabc.edu). Refund requests less than two weeks prior to camp will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Cancellation of a camp may occur due to low registration. Those who have registered will be contacted no less than two weeks prior to the camp starting. If the week of camp you registered for is cancelled, you will be provided with the option to transfer into another week of camp at no charge or provided a full refund.

Contact Us

If you have questions be in touch.

We are happy to connect and help however we can. The best way to reach out is by email. You are welcome to call but during the spring our staff are not always by the phone.

604-853-3358 ext. 411

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I pay for camps?

You pay while registering at our Eventbrite page.

Are there any discounts or promo codes for camps?

Early Bird Discount: Register prior to Friday, May 21st  with the promo code CBC_earlybird to receive $20 off each registration.

Multiple Registrations Discount: Parents, guardians or grandparents who are registering three or more kids can request our multiple registrations discount of 10%. We know camp can get expensive for those with larger families! If you will be registering three or more campers for a week of camp (must be the same week of camp with three or more different campers) let us know! We will require the first and last name of each child and the week(s) of camp you plan on registering them for.

Can my kids attend more than one week of CBC Camps?
YES, we would love to have your child(ren) come for more than a week. If you are planning for multiple weeks of camp, we would recommend that you register early as camps can fill up fast. This also lets you take advantage of our Early Bird promo code!
If something comes up can I transfer my child(ren) to a different week of camp?

Yes, providing you give us at least 7 days notice, and there is still room in the camp you’d like to transfer to. Contact us with your name, the name of your child(ren) and what week you would like to transfer from and to.

How do refunds work?

Refunds, less a $10 processing fee, will be issued provided a refund is requested at least two weeks prior to the camps start date. Refund requests less than two weeks prior to camp will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For refund requests contact us.

*Please note, we cannot refund the credit card or Eventbrite registration fees.

What happens if there are not enough camp registrations for a particular camp?

Cancellation of a camp may occur due to low registration. Those who have registered will be contacted no less than two weeks prior to the camp starting. If the week of camp you registered for is cancelled, you will be provided with the option to transfer into another week of camp at no charge or receive a refund, less the credit card and Eventbrite fees.

What if my child is sick or cannot make it to camp for one of the days?

If your child is sick we ask that they stay at home to avoid their illness spreading to other campers. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause!

If your child becomes sick throughout the day, we will call the parent/guardian. If your child(ren), for any reason, will not be joining us for one their days of camp please contact us.

My child has seasonal allergies, which sometimes cause a runny nose. Will my child be unable to attend for that reason?
First off, please provide this information on our medical information and consent form. Second, you know your child best. Each morning of camp, you will be required to complete a health assessment questionnaire on behalf of your child(ren). At that time, you can also inform us if they have regular allergies that may cause a runny nose, or a cough.
What if I need to pick my child(ren) up early?

Not a problem. Contact us ahead of time and we can ensure that your child is ready to go at the check-in/check-out table. If they are part of the Adventure camp we can let you know where their group will be in order to pick them up.

Can someone else pick up my child(ren)?
Yes. To make this happen, the authorized parent/guardian listed on the consent form will need to notify our camp staff by email (camps@columbiabc.edu) prior to the pick-up. The approved individual will be added to that camper(s) check-in/check-out sheet. Campers will only be allowed to leave with an authorized person.
What if it is really smoky, hot or rainy?

If there is a BC Health advisory related to smoke or hot weather, our camp staff will do our best to keep children in air-conditioned spaces. Outdoor activities will be limited in time and kept to low exertion levels. For hot weather, shady spaces will be used and more water activities may be introduced for those days.

Living on the “wet” coast, we know that rain happens. As long as weather conditions are safe, we’ll plan on continuing with outdoor activities in a safe manner.

Does my child need to bring their own food & snacks?

Yes, campers are expected to have all their own food, along with a water bottle. Check out our “Parent Handbook” for more information.

Please keep in mind that our camps are a peanut free environment.

What is your mask-wearing policy for children?
We ask that all children wear a mask when they arrive, and keep it with them throughout the day in their backpack. See more details about masks and hand sanitizer in our “Parent Handbook”.
Will camp counsellors have first-aid training?
Yes, all of our counsellors will be trained in first aid. Some of our counsellors and staff will have additional certification and training too!
What type of transportation will you be using for the field trips?

Our multi-sport camps will take place on the CBC campus, with one-off campus activity on an afternoon at the Matsqui Recreation Centre (MRC) pool. The MRC pool is a two-minute walk from campus, so no vehicles would be used.

Adventure camps will leave the CBC campus at least a few times. Each location is reachable by a 5-to-10-minute walk. Camp counsellors will be trained in how to lead their campers safely to off-campus destinations.

Want to volunteer at CBC Camps?

Are you interested in helping make a difference in the lives of youth? Whether for one week or multiple weeks CBC Camps is looking for those want to volunteer.

As a Camp Volunteer you will work closely with our Camp Counsellors while growing in your knowledge of working with and leading kids. Plus, it will be super fun and we can work with your availability!

How it works:

Sign up at the link below.

Choose dates and times that work for you.

Pick your favourite type of camp.

Day camp volunteers must be 14 years or older, attend a mandatory training session and make a minimum one-week commitment.