Paddleathon 20th anniversary logo - Revised copy

For 20 years the Paddle-a-Thon has raised funds for Camp Squeah’s Summer Staff Bursary Fund; a fund established to help our summer volunteer staff return to college or university after each summer. Join us for this, our epic, 20th anniversary event –   Saturday April 21, 2018. You’ll be glad you did. And so will we!

has been raised over the past 19 Paddle-a-Thons!

How to Become a Paddler

To join in the weekend of fun, each participant must raise a minimum of $500.  Please fill out and return to camp the following forms to get started on your fund raising.

The Paddling

Traditionally a 2 day paddle trip on the Fraser River from Hope to Fort Langley, in 2018 we’re switching it up, and celebrating with a one day trip, navigating the Harrison River  to Island 22 on the Fraser River.  This year’s event is taking place April 21 and serves as a throwback to the original paddle-thon. Paddlers will enjoy the serene beauty of the Harrison River up-close, with adventure thrown in in the form of the confluence crossing (where the Harrison and Fraser River meet).

Each year, the floating convoy travels at a comfortable pace, accompanied by a Zodiac safety boat. You are welcome to bring along your own kayak or canoe. Or you can get a group of friends together and paddle in one of our larger voyageur canoes (10 to 12 people). Check out the links for more information on becoming a paddler.

The Friends

Bring your friends or come on your own. Either way you’ll meet new people and maybe even reconnect with old acquaintances. If you are on the water there’s lots of time to enjoy the scenery and the company of those around you.

In order to make this event a success a large ground crew is required to provide support to the paddlers. So if paddling isn’t for you, you are still welcome to raise money and contribute in a voluntary capacity.

The Food

What kind of camp event would this be without great food! There are a lot of donations contributed by local businesses and individuals from Hope, and throughout the Fraser Valley. Much appreciated, this helps keep event costs to a minimum. Hot, delicious meals are served at stops along the way, with nutritious snacks provided for energy while on the water.

General Schedule – what to expect…

This year’s event launches Saturday morning in Harrison. Time and details to follow….

Paddlers will arrive at Island 22 sometime mid afternoon, welcomed with a BBQ supper followed by  a celebratory program acknowledging the event’s impressive group of supporters.

It’s going to be a party you won’t want to miss!