Adult Retreat

Please note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 Adult Retreat will be virtual. More information can be found below in the Virtual Adult Retreat section. It is anticipated that in-person Adult Retreat will resume in 2023, health guidelines permitting.

Do you need some refreshing ways to get away this summer? Are you 19 or older and a Bowen alumni? Perhaps you are just finding out about Camp Bowen and are curious to know what it is all about?

Weather you like hiking or board games, a fun filled adventure or a relaxing retreat, Camp Bowen has you covered. Relax in our on-site hot tub or swim in our roped off swimming area. We also hear our patio is a great place to have a late night conversation.

If adventure is your style, explore the many sites Bowen Island British Columbia has to offer. Find shops, spas, pubs and more within easy walking distance of the lodge. And, if you need some help to get there, our volunteers are here to help.

If you’d like something a little more structured, opt in activities are planned for the entire duration of the adult camp and are available upon request. Learn to sail a boat independently or go on an island tour.

Finally, if you are the kind of person who just likes to do their own thing, that’s great. We will support you too in any way we can. Our knowledgeable staff are available around the clock.

Next Sessions

2022 Virtual Adult Retreat

August 29 to September 1, 2022

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact British Columbia, we are once again offering both our special Virtual Adult Retreat and Virtual Music Camp this year. We know many of you hoping for in-person camps this year will be disappointed to learn that it is virtual in 2022. All of us at Camp Bowen definitely are disappointed we can’t do in-person camps this year and we can’t wait to see you all again in-person as we return to in-person camps in 2023. We miss you all and look forward to seeing all of our old and new friends at Camp Bowen as soon as possible. In the meantime, let’s go forth and have fun this summer at virtual camps!

The week will consist of two music trivia nights, a technology roundtable, a short session on our plans for the future of camps where you can provide your ideas of what you’d like to see, and time to just hang out and socialize in our breakout rooms. You can come to one or all of these sessions as you wish. All sessions are completely free, thanks to the generous support of our funders.

See you there!

Join Us At Virtual Adult Retreat

To join the Virtual Adult Retreat, you can either use Zoom or a standard telephone.

  • For Zoom users, click here or
  • For telephone users, please call +1 (844) 692-6936 and press extension 8.

We ask that you please register below so that we can properly track who attends the camps. This helps us to get grants in the future and continue to offer services.

2023 In-Person Adult Retreat

To Be Announced Fall 2022

As we work on gathering the funding for the 2023 adult retreat and beyond, we need all of you who can to get involved. Sending us a video or audio clip or a written submission telling us what camp means to you is a simple way to help us to ensure Camp Bowen’s future. Sharing videos, photos, or other camp media with us, is also helpful. You can send your submissions by contacting us.

Together we can continue to grow and expand the adult retreat and the rest of the camp roster.

For more information on Adult Retreat 2022 or 2023, please check back on this page or use the form below to join the mailing list to get updates as details become available.

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To register, simply fill out the form below or contact us.


If you have any questions, or would like additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to seeing you all virtually this summer and in-person next summer, whether you are an old friend or a new one to us here at Camp Bowen!