Is Camp worth the Cost?

We’ve been thinking lately about the cost of Camp, and figured we should share our thoughts about the cost of Camp with you. We know Camp Connect is not cheap, and we’re happy to chat about what you are spending your money on, and we’d like to start by considering the alternatives.

Many of us are in need of some time to relax, recharge, and refresh. The options for how to do this, and where to do it, can be somewhat limited. Take, for example, a trip to Vegas with the girls. According to the vast interwebs, if you were to book a package including flights and accommodations for the weekend of May 25-28, you’d be spending between $500 and $1000 dollars for the very same three night weekend that we are hosting Camp. Entertainment, food, and alcohol, and you can easily add $500 over a four day period. The thing about Vegas is, although you might have some fun, you may not get the rest, and it’s pretty unlikely you’ll have any personal growth while you’re there. You may come back tired from a few nights of partying, and not really achieve the goal you set out for in the first place.

Camp Connect offers an alternative option at a lower cost, with incredible benefits! To start off, we carry you off into the sunset towards Anvil Island with a Howe Sound cruise (worth over $100). This is where the relaxation and Connection begins. Once we arrive and you get settled into your cabin with your new friends, you’ll be treated to the first of eight meals lovingly prepared for you by our Gold medal winning chef, Marie Nairn. Each of our meals is crafted to consider your health and wellbeing, taking any dietary needs you might have into account. You’ll round off the first night with a campfire, where you get a chance to Connect on a different level with the rest of the camp attendees, and maybe learn a thing or two about yourself in the process. Feeling relaxed yet?

The next two days are filled (but not TOO full) with programming which is designed to engage your mind, body, and spirit. If you’re an early riser, you are welcome to join the morning Yoga class or a hike before breakfast, again lovingly prepared by Marie Nairn. Throughout these two days, you’ll have a chance to try Nia, a dance and martial arts based movement, photography, watercolour painting, writing, stress management through holistic nutrition, and personal growth and healing through vocalization. With these activities, you’ll be spending time immersing yourself in the natural beauty of Anvil Island, and pausing for a moment to consider your place and your Connection in the world. After another two incredible meals from Marie (lunch and supper!) you’ll have a chance to wind down with Yoga, Nia, hiking, or simply taking a moment for yourself. Campfire follows each night, with a chance for Connection to yourself and others.

On our last day, we’ll have time to consider some of what we’ve learned and experienced over the weekend with an incredible brunch, before we pack up and load the boat for our wrap-up experience. You’ll be taken back to Vancouver, cruising through Howe Sound, as a final opportunity for relaxation and Connection.

Sounds pretty different from Vegas, right? Here’s the best part – it doesn’t end there! Once you’ve become a part of the Camp Connect family, we won’t want to let you go. We will provide opportunities for ongoing Connection to the new friends you have met, and create a network for you to Connect all year long. If you’ve ever been to summer camp, you know some of those Connections can last a lifetime, and have life changing effects.

We know there is great value in Camp, and we hope you do too. We are so looking forward to Connecting with you in May.

Your Camp Connect Team