2022 Virtual Camps

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.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact British Columbia, we are once again offering both our special Virtual Music Camp and Virtual Adult Retreat this year. We know many of you hoping for in-person music camp this year may 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 music camp 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 Music Camp!

Virtual 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

Do you like exploring new types of music or have you ever wanted to write a song?

The Virtual Music Camp is an exciting program that will both look at song writing and music exploration. Each of the four sessions will be followed by an opportunity to get together with fellow virtual campers and either play games or simply socialize.

The Virtual Music Camp will take place on August 16, 18, 23, and 25, 2022, with two bonus music trivia sessions on August 30 and September 1, 2022. Each session will run from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM Pacific (6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Eastern). It will be open to Canadians who are blind, Deafblind and low vision ages 13 and up from across the country. The social interaction components will be divided by age bracket, into teen and adult groups. Thanks to the generosity of several grantors, Virtual Music Camp will be offered free of charge, though donations to our Bowen Island Centre for the Blind and DeafBlind capital project are welcome.

Join Us

To join the Virtual Music Camp, 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.


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!