Camp Bowen

All campers from the 2016 adult retreat on the patio of the Bowen Island Lodge with Deep Bay in the background.
Photo by Lorraine Ashdown

For more than half a century, Camp Bowen has been a second home to its campers and a cornerstone of Canada’s Blind and Deafblind Community. For many Canadians who are blind or Deafblind, Camp Bowen is the one place where they can truly be themselves. Whether it is swimming independently for the first time or just meeting likeminded people, Bowen is a sanctuary, where blindness and Deafblindness are not barriers and campers are encouraged to reach their full potentials.

Summer Independence Camps

Camp Bowen provides fun and engaging retreats for blind and Deafblind Canadians of all ages to come together, share and learn. No matter how you like to spend your time, we have a program that’s got you covered.

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About the Camp Bowen Division

At the Camp Bowen Division of the Canadian Organization of the Blind and Deafblind we are passionate about building excellent summer camps where the independence of people who are blind and Deafblind can be fostered through friendship.

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The Bowen Island Recreation, Training and Meeting Centre Project

Help us build the future of Camp Bowen!

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Get Involved

Together, we can ensure every blind and Deafblind Canadian and their families have the opportunity to connect, live with dignity and independence, build friendships and reach their full potentials.

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Get in Touch

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