Book Your Event

We can customize your trip booking to meet your outdoor education goals and needs, providing a memorable experience for your students delivered by our quality staff. Please contact Camp Squeah to discuss your goals for your students, check for available dates and receive a customized quote.

How to Book & Prepare

  • Call or e-mail Tim Larson, Squeah’s Outdoor Education Coordinator to consider what dates might work for your specific retreat request.
  • Once you are ready to formally book, Dave Wismath, our administrative assistant, will send you the booking information and rental agreement for you to sign and return to Camp Squeah. We also require a certificate of insurance from your school district if we have not already received it.
  • When you’ve booked we’ll request your first and second deposits as well.
  • After you’ve sent in the rental agreement, Tim Larson can assist you with scheduling of activities and any other program details or questions you may have. This should be finalized ideally by a month prior to your arrival.
  • At least 3 weeks before you arrive, if your retreat is a catered one, we will need any dietary information such as allergies or requests so we can purchase the appropriate food for your group’s meals. Also, we may receive from you an accommodation registry showing which students are in which cabins (for fire regulations). These forms and information we’ll give to you and remind you of at the appropriate time.
  • Please note we do not request or require final payment until the end of your retreat or after it has finished and you’ve returned to school. For invoice accuracy and to save or payments back and forth, we prefer to ‘square up’ at the end.
Find our Outdoor Education fees on our Rates and Activities Pages.

Event Types

Overnight Retreats

Of the greatest value for your students, we think, is coming and staying overnight for 1, 2, 3 or more nights. Schools may come anytime in the week or weekend through the school year. We’re open all year round! While the weather often plays a factor for these decisions, many activities may still be done in the Fall and Winter: Indoor Rock Climbing, Archery (covered shooting building), hiking (depending on snow), orienteering, Group Initiatives, Low Ropes Course (weather permitting), High Ropes Course (weather permitting), Crafts, and Falconry (contracted facilitators) are all activities we can still do. Canoeing begins being offered usually as early as March and as late as November. The Pool is open from mid May to the end fo September.

Winter retreats are great opportunities to focus on a leadership team, a band trip or winter fun. All our facilities and accommodations are heated throughout the winter and having a fireplace roaring and a hot chocolate in your hand creates a great atmosphere for memorable times with your students. Playing in the snow can be a great part of the fun too. Unlike the lower mainland, we usually have a REAL winter for some of the weeks in January and February. Time it right and you could enjoy a trip in winter wonderland just down the road from your school.

Day Trips

Day trips are great options for any school wishing an Outdoor Education excursion but finding it difficult to afford the costs or work out bussing transportation. Come and go within your school’s timetable and let your class enjoy the great outdoors and activities we have to offer.

Keep in mind that the number of hours you have will be limited so the number of activities doable in a day will also be limited depending on the size of your group. With 5 hours to work with we can accommodate about 80 children so that they all get to experience the same activities. Bring a bag lunch and picnic on our tables outside or we can cater a lunch for your group if you prefer!

Outdoor Education at Your School

This new Outdoor Education option is in development and we’d like to offer it to your school. If working out bussing transportation or even being able to afford the trip is prohibitive, consider letting us come to you to provide some great facilitation for a class of students. A small team of qualified leaders can provide great trust building and team building activities for a class within class time. If studying the natural world is on your list of priorities we would love to showcase our natural collection and passion for the wilderness of BC’s rainforest with your children.

If your school is located not far from a great hiking destination, a lake, a municipal or provincial park or other suitable location, we can transport up to 16 people to a third location from your school a short distance to provide a guided hike, canoeing, archery, bushcrafts (firebuilding), orienteering, soapstone carving, team building initiatives, Falconry and nature studies.

+ Overnight Retreats

Overnight Retreats

Of the greatest value for your students, we think, is coming and staying overnight for 1, 2, 3 or more nights. Schools may come anytime in the week or weekend through the school year. We’re open all year round! While the weather often plays a factor for these decisions, many activities may still be done in the Fall and Winter: Indoor Rock Climbing, Archery (covered shooting building), hiking (depending on snow), orienteering, Group Initiatives, Low Ropes Course (weather permitting), High Ropes Course (weather permitting), Crafts, and Falconry (contracted facilitators) are all activities we can still do. Canoeing begins being offered usually as early as March and as late as November. The Pool is open from mid May to the end fo September.

Winter retreats are great opportunities to focus on a leadership team, a band trip or winter fun. All our facilities and accommodations are heated throughout the winter and having a fireplace roaring and a hot chocolate in your hand creates a great atmosphere for memorable times with your students. Playing in the snow can be a great part of the fun too. Unlike the lower mainland, we usually have a REAL winter for some of the weeks in January and February. Time it right and you could enjoy a trip in winter wonderland just down the road from your school.

+ Day Trips

Day Trips

Day trips are great options for any school wishing an Outdoor Education excursion but finding it difficult to afford the costs or work out bussing transportation. Come and go within your school’s timetable and let your class enjoy the great outdoors and activities we have to offer.

Keep in mind that the number of hours you have will be limited so the number of activities doable in a day will also be limited depending on the size of your group. With 5 hours to work with we can accommodate about 80 children so that they all get to experience the same activities. Bring a bag lunch and picnic on our tables outside or we can cater a lunch for your group if you prefer!

+ Outdoor Education at Your School

Outdoor Education at Your School

This new Outdoor Education option is in development and we’d like to offer it to your school. If working out bussing transportation or even being able to afford the trip is prohibitive, consider letting us come to you to provide some great facilitation for a class of students. A small team of qualified leaders can provide great trust building and team building activities for a class within class time. If studying the natural world is on your list of priorities we would love to showcase our natural collection and passion for the wilderness of BC’s rainforest with your children.

If your school is located not far from a great hiking destination, a lake, a municipal or provincial park or other suitable location, we can transport up to 16 people to a third location from your school a short distance to provide a guided hike, canoeing, archery, bushcrafts (firebuilding), orienteering, soapstone carving, team building initiatives, Falconry and nature studies.