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The camp experience can be transformative for kids. Away from the routine of day to day life they build friendships and find community, they build confidence, and they learn a little more about who they are as individuals. But why is that experience only for kids? Moms need all those things too!
Mom Camp: The Camp takes place at a retreat and educational centre located on 165 hectares of ecological reserve in Paradise Valley, near Squamish, British Columbia.
Named by The New York Times as one of the top 52 Places to Go, the area offers endless year-round recreation from hiking, biking, fishing and wilderness camping to cabin getaways.
Squamish is nestled between Vancouver and Whistler along the Sea to Sky corridor, one of North America’s most scenic coastal routes. Its spectacular 360-degree views range from snow-capped mountains to glacial lakes to old-growth forests to the turquoise waters of the Howe Sound fjord that look almost too good to be true.BEAUTIFUL. I'M IN!
You spend all day every day taking care of everyone else, but you probably never find time for taking care of your own health and energy. You deserve time for relaxation, community, learning and fun. Take some time to decompress and fill up your own cup.
This is camp, but it's Mom Camp. All cabins have electricity, heating and plumbing (yes, you can shower!). The log-style cabins are tucked away in the forest, which make for peaceful surroundings reflecting life of simpler, less hurried times. Surrounded by nature trails, towering cedars and grassy outdoor spaces, this location lets you experience nature in its truest form. Almost all beds are bunk beds, and bedding is provided, no sleeping bags necessary!
Mom Camp: The Camp takes place November 1-3, 2019. Arrival will be Friday afternoon and departure will be after lunch on Sunday. The two nights and three days will include personal development workshops, fitness classes, social time, outdoor activities and lots of down time for relaxation and rejuvenation! The final schedule will be sent out to all participants closer to the date.
There will be several fitness classes offered throughout the Camp, by qualified instructors. The classes are optional but will be fun and a great way to get your body moving and feeling great.
We have a great schedule of sessions, with presentations and workshops with subject experts including a child and parenting psychologist, a naturopathic doctor, and a body positivity expert.
There will be lots of social time! The meals, Campfire, and activities will all be great social gatherings where you can meet new friends and strengthen relationships. Did we mention the pyjama dance party?
We will be in the middle of a forest, on the edge of the Squamish River. Of COURSE there will be outdoor activities! Nature walks, eagle viewing, hiking, and more to get you out in the beautiful West Coast air.
You will eat well at Mom Camp! With locally sourced and thoughtfully prepared meals, the Executive Chef and team are committed to delivering the best food they can to ensure that Campers are healthy, happy and energized! Accommodation can be made for special dietary requirements.
Come with a group of girlfriends or on your own, meet new friendships and expand your "Mom Village." This is a no cliques, no judgement space and we are all here to support each other and lift each other up.
(Limited time offer.
Regular price $797)
Your registration includes:
One-time credit card payment. Prices are listed in Canadian dollars.
Registration includes accommodation, all meals and activities. Transportation is not included with registration. Travel directions and free parking will be provided for those driving, and we will look at the option of chartering a bus (for an additional cost) if there are enough Campers needing transport from downtown Vancouver.
North at Mom Camp: The Camp is mandatory, this is your time to do with what you choose. (The price includes all workshops and can't be pro-rated if you choose not to participate.)
A complete packing list and all details will be send out to all campers closer to the Camp. You will need to bring all clothes, jackets, boots and hats for the weather, toiletries, and a flashlight. You can also bring a yoga mat if you choose.
The standard cabins can accommodate up to 18 people (9 on each side), with a minimum of 10 campers per cabin. Every effort will be made to ensure that your bunkmate requests are accommodated.
Absolutely. The Executive Chef and kitchen team will be notified of your needs well in advance of Camp, and alternate meals will be made available for you. The Camp has a strict "no food from home" policy as they cannot have food stored in the cabins, but any medically necessary food can be accommodated with Cheakamus Centre.
There is cell service at Camp, but the wifi is very limited. While there will be many Instagrammable moments, the Cheakamus Centre encourages a "Disconnect to connect" policy, to take advantage of the natural surroundings, to unplug and to reboot with friends, associates and new acquaintances.
If you cancel your participation in a retreat for any reason, the cancellation policy below will apply, with no exceptions. We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc), but we have costs already incurred when reserving retreat centres and activities. We have designed our cancellation policy to be as accommodating as possible in the case that your plans change. But to protect yourself further, we strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance.
To cancel, you must send an email stating that you wish to cancel to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is Mom Camp. Of course there will be wine.
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