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An Update on the Writing Challenge

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2020 has been a truly “different” year due to COVID-19. It certainly has been strange here at Camp Bowen, though we’ve been keeping quite busy. After talking to many of you, we decided to extend the writing challenge we announced earlier this year to give you the time to submit your stories and poems. If […]

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Happy International Day of Deafblindness

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In Canada and around the world, today is being celebrated as the International Day of Deafblindness. Today also marks what would have been Helen Keller’s 140th birthday. Camp Bowen has a long tradition of participants attending who are Deafblind. Local Vancouver education trail-blazer Charles (Charlie) Crane, who attended in the 1960’s, and Vancouver Island’s Got […]

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Camp Bowen 2020 Cancellation Notice Due to COVID-19

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Dear Camp Bowen Campers and Families, Hopefully this letter finds you all well during these strange and challenging times. We’re thinking of you all and hope you are healthy and doing well. Camp Bowen is so special to our campers, families, and volunteers. We know that it is highly anticipated each year with great enthusiasm. […]

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Nexwlélexwm, The Squamish Name for Bowen Island

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June 21, 2020 is National Indigenous Peoples Day this year. We at Camp Bowen acknowledge that we operate on Nexwlélexwm, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Squamish Nation. This video, courtesy of Squamish Nation Councillor and language teacher Khelsilem, will show you how to pronounce Nexwlélexwm, the Squamish name for Bowen Island. On June […]