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 Visually Impaired Community. For many Canadians living with a visual impairment, 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 is not a barrier and campers are encouraged to reach their full potentials.


Camp Bowen needs your help! To see some of the pressing issues affecting the programs click here.


Camp Bowen provides fun and engaging retreats for visually impaired 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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The goal of the Camp Bowen Training and Recreation Centre project is to create a 9 month training program, designed to give all Canadians who are blind or partially sighted an opportunity to learn essential independent living skills.

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Who We Are

The Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired is a BC based not-for-profit organization that took over the operation of the Camp Bowen summer camp project from CNIB in the fall of 2010. We work closely with community partners to ensure Camp Bowen continues for generations to come.

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Help the Community Move Forward!

Every dollar raised can make a difference. By supporting the Camp Bowen Society for the Visually impaired, you ensure that we can continue offering visually impaired campers and their families the opportunity to connect, build friendships and reach their full potentials.

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Get in Touch

Have a question, suggestion or comment, please contact us and speak to one of our representatives.