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Vancouver’s Forest Gourmet Overnight Summer Camp with Fireside Adventures

In partnership with (non-profit) Sprouting Chefs

 Kids gourmet cooking class

Connecting the best of food, forest and fun all at overnight camp!

A twist on traditional overnight camp with a focus on kids developing independence, building lasting friendships, chowing down on awesome gourmet food and having fun at overnight camp!

Fireside Adventures is Vancouver’s best overnight summer camp where kids explore, discover and play in some of Metro Vancouver’s most stunning locations while learning the essentials of outdoor skills, kids gourmet cooking lessons, daily swims and playing in local forests.

Our partners are the Vancouver Outdoor School and Sprouting Chefs who work us in providing a memorable kids camp experience.

Location: Camp Capilano, North Vancouver

Program Details

Date Options:
Session One: Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27, 2018. Sold out!
Monday Drop–off 9am and Friday Pick-up 3pm
Session Two: Sunday, July 29 - Thursday, August 2, 2018.
Sunday Drop–off 9am and Thursday Pick-up 3pm

Ages: 7 - 12 years  (co-ed)
Rate: $650.00 CDN plus 5% tax

Includes: Camper instruction, support and supervision, t-shirt, food, accommodation and admissions if required.

Important information: We rent sleeping bags, pillows, towels, head lamps and camp chairs for those needing extra comfort
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It's a Life Changing Experience


Attention Confident and/or Reluctant Parents:

When kids go to overnight camp, they develop a sense of independence, new skills and friends while unplugging from their digital & urban world to connect with nature and simply to have fun.

You know how challenging it is to find an overnight summer camp that is affordable, safe, high quality and will give your children the attention and support they need.  We know parents want the best for their kids and the level of confidence they need from their choice of a summer camp.. We get it! This is why we operate a local, intentional and small group overnight camp for kids aged 7 to 12 years.

Our Vancouver based overnight camps are designed to provide the perfect mix of fostering children’s social-emotional learning, skill based training, gourmet cooking lessons and immersion in the North Shore local forests.

Imagine your kid(s) swimming, preparing a fabulous dinner, hiking, exploring, dancing, building, creating, dreaming, laughing and just enjoying the precious moments of being a kid at camp.

Why Forest Gourmet Summer Camp?

 why forest gourmet summer camp
  • 100% focus on connecting kids with our local forests and enjoying Vancouver's first overnight cooking and forest camp
  • Hike the incredible trails of the Northshore
  • Kids will partake in making savory and delicious lunch and dinners under the guidance of Sprouting Chefs
  • Comfortable cabin accommodation at Camp Capilano
  • Introduction to the basics outdoor education, ecology, forest conversation and more
  • 24 hour support and supervision by experienced and skilled camper leaders
  • Half day cooking lessons with Sprouting Chefs
  • Swimming every single day
  • Oh La La La Kids Wellness and Spa Night
  • Hike Grouse Grind (session one) and Hike Deep Cove and Mt. Seymour Trails (session two)
  • Night hike and evening field games
  • Maximum of 40 campers
  • Connecting with local Indigenous people


Camp Food

 Sprouting Chefs

A well-nourished body makes a significant impact on a person’s experience in times of physical and/or mental exertion. Campers learn how to pack and prepare for camp meals and how to cook in a “forest” kitchen. While at camp, our campers nourish their bodies with healthy and holistic foods suited to all diets. Sprouting Chefs is a proud partner of our Fireside Overnight Kids Summer Camp

Camp Safety

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It is safer to travel in a group and it is much safer to have guides supporting you regardless of a camper perceived level of comfort and outdoor skill set. Our team puts a lot of effort into planning, preparing and most importantly, teaching campers how to be safe at camp.

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Fitness Capacities

If there is a concern about a camper’s physical readiness to attend one of our summer camp programs, please contact us directly. We modify our experiences based on people's abilities and capacities. Relax and let us work together to make an informed and shared decision.


Campers are not allowed to use phones, computers, watches and wear fancy jewelry while at camp. We lead trips with absolute respect for all religions, wellness practices and cultures. In particular we do our upmost best to demonstrate our respect for Indigenous people of Canada as we are visitors traveling within their rightful lands.

A Typical Day At Forest Gourmet Summer Camp

7:00am – Wake-up and forest yoga
7:30am – Get Ready
8:00am – Prepare for breakfast
8:30am – Breakfast
9:00am – Clean up bunks and prepare for full day
9:15am – Summer Camp Meeting and Review Day.
9:30am – Camp wide warm up activity
10:00am – Gourmet Cooking Lesson (Bon Appetite!) with half the group and other half Forest Adventures (hike, adventure skill, fort building, forest art)
12:30pm – Lunch
1:30pm – B.O.B. (bodies of bed) Rest Time
2:00pm – Gourmet Cooking Lesson (Bon Appetite!) with half the group and other half Forest Adventures (hike, adventure skill, fort building, forest art)
4:30pm – Free time (swimming, critter hunting)
5:30pm – Prepare for dinner
6:30pm – Evening camp activity
8:30pm – Camp Slow Down Activity
9:30pm – Brush teeth and story time
10:00pm – Lights out

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What to Bring and Wear

Miscellaneous - Must Brings

  • Small day backpack (for day hikes)
  • Large bag (to bring and take all your stuff away)
  • Sleeping bag & pillow
  • Head lamp with extra batteries
  • Bandana
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses 
  • Whistle
  • Reading/writing material  
  • Medication (2 of everything is case of damage or loss of medication during trip) 
  • Water bottle

Clothing - Must Brings

  • Rain Jacket
  • Warm Jacket/Fleece
  • 1 pair of hikers
  • Outdoor sandals with back strap
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Shorts
  • Long pants - no jeans
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • T-Shirts
  • Swimming suit 
  • Sun hat
  • Toque

All in Travel Size (Bold Must Bring)

  • Comb/Brush 
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste 
  • Soap 
  • Sun Block
  • Bug Repellent
  • Feminine Hygiene Products 
  • Eye Care (if required) 
  • Aloe Vera Cream 
  • Nail Clippers 
  • Moisturizer


  • Camera 
  • Go Pro
  • Snorkel and mask
  • Watch 
  • Fishing rod
  • Camp chair


Do Not Bring

  • Portable video games …no digital devices
  • Narcotics 
  • Big bulky clothes
  • Inappropriate clothing After Shave 
  • Cologne/Perfume 
  • Make-Up 
  • Hair Dryer or Hair Products 
  • Anything that requires electricity to operate 

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