Artemis - Women In Leadership

Mom and Kids Camp


Kids having fun at camp

At Artemis’s Mom and Kid’s Camp our aim is to empower, inspire, and adventure! Trust us with all the planning and the nitty gritty details. All we need from you is to show up with an open mind and a sense of adventure. The goal of M&K camp is to help you and your kids unplug from the norms of home life while reconnecting through a nature-based weekend retreat at Halkett Bay Provincial Park located on Gambier Island.

The relationship between a mother and her children is sacred especially when afforded the quality time, support and sense of adventure. Fireside created Artemis to give women a platform and experience to redefine the idea of leadership while acknowledging the importance of women feeling safety and support to celebrate, play, explore, express and more.

Mom and Kids nature camp weekend is an opportunity for moms to have a getaway with their kids while enjoying a flexible program lead by our female guides. Imagine spending the weekend in a beautiful location with your kids and having the flexibility to be engaged as much as you’d like. All activities as challenge by choice. On Friday night we will go through the schedule. If there is a time you are more interested in going for a quiet walk, finding a sit spot or perhaps having a nap, we encourage you to take that time.

Time is something we will never get back or have the option to do it again. This time with your children is magical. Make every moment count.  

Mom and Kids Camp Details

Limited Spots Available: Space fills up fast and there is a limited amount of spots per camp. All you need is a deposit of $150 and a completed registration form to confirm your place.
Dates: July 26 – July 28, 2019 (3 day trip)
Children Ages: 5-12
Defining Moms: (birth moms, guardians, grandmas, aunts and supportive female role models)
Locations: Halkett Bay, Gambier Island
Rate: $389.00* (Mom and one child. Each additional child is $100)

Includes: 24/7 program & support, food, tent accommodation, group camping gear, activities, water taxi and more. Contact us to learn more.

Important information: We rent sleeping bags, camp chairs and thermarests for those needing extra comfort.

Fireside Adventures strives to bring valuable and meaningful outdoor experiences to all of our children, youth and adult trips. Our consistent approach, facilitated by our skilled instructors, encourages thoughtful discussion and positive self-reflection.

Artemis experiences through adventure, sharing the gifts of the wilderness with people of all colours, abilities, backgrounds, sizes, gender identities and experience levels.


The most precious jewels you’ll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children

- Unknown

It's a Life Changing Experience

MOM – Noun -  (1) Someone who sees the best in her kids even when they drive her crazy.

(2) Unconditional love.


Highlights of Mom and Kids
  • Water taxi from Horseshoe Bay to Halkett Bay (beautiful boat ride to our camping location)
  • Mom and kids activities – snorkeling, hiking, canoeing, wilderness skills, swimming, gourmet cooking and camping
  • Moms Only – morning yoga on the dock and Saturday night dock surprise
  • Kids Only – beach combing
  • Small group experience lead by three guides
  • All camp equipment including cooking, tents and group gear provided. You just need to bring your own sleeping bags, bed roll and personal belongings.
  • Unplugged from wifi, phones, computers, home and work life

“Full time mom and half time Jedi” – time to jump into the escape pod with your children.

Disclaimer – no showers, outhouses and the most incredible ocean view on a gulf island. Rustic and yet so perfect!

We are excited about this adventure! Are you!?

 

Life. Be. Adventure.

Fireside Adventures is designed to allow you enjoy and experience our pillars for adults – Life. Be. Adventure. in the wilderness expeditions and retreats.

 

It's a Life Changing Experience

Safety

Regardless of a participant ’s level of comfort and outdoor skills, it is safer to travel in a group and it is much safer to have an experienced instructor supporting them. Our team always prioritizes planning, preparing, and most importantly, teaching participants how to be safe in the wilderness.

Food

A well-nourished body makes a significant impact on a person’s experience in times of physical and/or mental exertion. Participants will learn how to pack and prepare healthy and holistic meals in our camp kitchens, suited for all diets.

Fitness Capacities

If you are concerned about yours or your child’s physical readiness to attend one of our Fireside camps/expeditions, please contact us directly. We modify our experiences based on the participants’ abilities and capacities. Relax and let us work together to make an informed and shared decision.

Climate Change

We do our best to understand the present and future impacts of climate change. We provide thoughtful discussions and rationale of why we all must do our best to minimize our carbon use including ways to reduce food waste, non-recyclable materials and more. We take public transit or walk as much as possible, and respect nature by reducing our ecological footprints.

Indigenous People

We acknowledge that we are visitors of the traditional lands of Indigenous People. We ask permission to visit and explore their lands while also inviting local First Nations to participate in our camps, share their knowledge and provide a space to collaborate. Fireside Adventures recognizes the unceded traditional lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

Small Group Focused & Mobile

We purposely place restrictions on group size (minimum 8 and maximum 15) of participants as believe less means more for providing an enriched and meaningful experience for each participant. We are not defined by one permanent location as we are rooted in the belief that adventure and learning come from exploring the lands and water around us.

Place and Inquiry Based

All of our selected locations for our camps and expeditions are purposely chosen to provide a platform for inquiry and experiential learning, to learn through the natural world and its significance in relation to culture, geography, history, people and environment.

Social and Emotional Learning

We create a safe place so participants can develop and enhance their resiliency, independence and self-efficacy. We weave learning opportunities throughout our programs for participants to improve the skills necessary to manage and understand their emotions and their relationships.

Inclusivity

We are inclusive of all genders, races, cultures, languages, shapes, sizes, colours, abilities and capacities. Those who arrive on the first day of the camp/expedition are important characters of the shared experienced that is to begin. It is a privilege to be the characters in each other's stories and experiences, not our right.