Summer Independence Camps

Camp Bowen is a summer camp for blind, low vision, and Deafblind individuals. It is located on beautiful Bowen Island, a quick twenty minute ferry ride off the coast of British Columbia. Established in 1963, the camp is now operated by the Camp Bowen Division of the Canadian Organization of the Blind and Deafblind. Our team works tirelessly to ensure Camp Bowen continues for generations to come.

Virtual Music Camp

A teenaged girl sings at a Camp Bowen talent show.
A camper sings at a Camp Bowen talent show/Camp Bowen
Ages
All ages 13-18 and 19 and up
Next Session
August 10, 13, 17, and 20, 2021

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Virtual Connections

All campers from the 2016 adult retreat on the patio of the Bowen Island Lodge with Deep Bay in the background.
All Campers from the 2016 adult retreat. Photo credit: Lorraine Ashdown.
Ages
All ages 13-18 and 19 and up
Next Session
July 27 and 30 and August 3 and 6, 2021

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Linda Evans Memorial Music Camp

Alex Jurgensen and Matthew Alvernaz stand, facing the camera. Matthew is holding his Saxophone with Alex in the background.
From left to right: Alex Jurgensen (16) and Matthew Alvernaz (13), two friends who met at Camp Bowen. Photo by Stuart Davis for the Vancouver Sun
Ages
8-18
Next Session
Summer 2022 (TBA)

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Adult Retreat

All campers from the 2016 adult retreat on the patio of the Bowen Island Lodge with Deep Bay in the background.
All Campers from the 2016 adult retreat. Photo credit: Lorraine Ashdown.
Ages
19+
Next Session
Summer 2022 (TBA)

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Child Camp

A girl sitting in a chair, reading a Braille book.
A camper reading Braille/Camp Bowen
Ages
8-13
Next Session
Summer 2022 (TBA)

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Teen Camp

A male teenaged camper in a red hoodie. This picture was taken on the patio of the Bowen lodge by the Sea just outside the main doors into the dining hall.
A camper at Teen Camp/Camp Bowen
Ages
13-19
Next Session
Summer 2023 (TBA)

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Funding

Click here for a list of organizations that have provided financial assistance to help campers attend camps in the past.