Linda Evans Memorial Music Camp

Where the music never ends, and memories last a lifetime!

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

About the Linda Evans Memorial Music Camp

7 Days (6 Nights)
Next Session
July 12-19, 2024
$195 (funding available)
Travel support available
Xenia Creative Development Centre, Bowen Island, BC
Operated By
COBD: Camp Bowen Division, in partnership with the Canadian Council of the Blind’s Bowen Island Chapter
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  1. Camp Description
  2. Camp Partners
  3. Funding
  4. Travel Assistance
  5. Registration Made Easy
  6. Stay in the Loop

Camp Description

Please Note: Teens may also be interested in Camp Bowen: Foundations of Independence Camp (Teen Edition).

Welcome to a life-changing musical experience like no other! Join us this summer at our Linda Evans Memorial Music Camp where we celebrate music’s joy and beauty in a fully inclusive, safe environment. Our camp is designed to empower blind, low vision, and DeafBlind youth, ages thirteen to eighteen, to explore, create, and connect through the universal language of music on beautiful Bowen Island.

Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn the basics, an experienced musician seeking to refine your skills, or a shower singer, our camp has something for everyone. Participants from across Canada can share their passion for music, songwriting, jamming and much more. Our camp provides a unique opportunity for youth to work with blind and DeafBlind mentors who also love music, including the talented Masceo Williams of MEW Productions.

But our camp is more than just music; it’s a community. It’s a place where friendships are formed, confidence is built, and dreams are realized. It’s a place where barriers are broken down, and possibilities are endless. A spot where campers will meet people who share some of the same challenges they experience and gain valuable skills that support full participation in school bands and other community music programs alongside sighted peers.
And if that wasn’t enough to get you excited, this music camp balances recreation and skills learning, with a focus on fun and friendship! Campfires, hikes, community outings, self-defense, swimming/boating, and board games are just some of the activities Camp Bowen offers. The skills taught through these fun activities prepare youth for truly life-long independence and build their confidence.
So come join us this summer and discover the transformative power of music through fun activities. Showcase your talents to friends, family and people from the community at our end of camp concert! We will create a symphony of sounds that will resonate long after the campfire has dimmed.

Camp Partners

We are partnering with long-time partners, the Canadian Council of the Blind’s Bowen Island Chapter and Masceo Williams of MEW Productions.


At Camp Bowen, we believe every camper deserves a chance to experience the magic of summer camp. That’s why we offer funding to cover camp fees and travel expenses, ensuring that financial barriers never stand in the way of an unforgettable camp experience. Simply request funding during the registration process, and let the adventure begin!

Travel Assistance

Camp Bowen is pleased to provide travel assistance to help campers participate in our life-changing programs. Whether assistance is needed in the form of financial support, help booking transportation, or a staff travel companion, we want to make sure getting to camp is an easy and enjoyable experience for everyone. For assistance planning your unique travel situation, please call: +1 (800) 264-2623, extension 102 or use another contact method.

Registration Made Easy

Ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime? Registering for Camp Bowen is simple! Just fill out the camp registration form, and you’ll be on your way to an unforgettable summer experience.

Need help with the form? Call: +1 (800) 264-2623, extension 102 or use another contact method.


Stay in the Loop

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