This is a reminder that the Camp Bowen Society, Pacific Training Centre for the Blind, and Canadian Federation of the Blind are partnering to host round-table discussions on blindness and Deafblindness-related topics each Wednesday in an effort to support blind, low vision, and Deafblind people during COVID-19. These gatherings are intended to promote friendship, connection […]
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 […]
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 […]
In May of 2014, Camp Bowen played host to the 2014 convention of the Canadian Federation of the Blind (CFB). At the convention, Johnny Tai, a life coach, counsellor, and martial artist who has been involved over the years with our summer camps, addressed the convention on the topic of self. His talk was captured […]
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. […]
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 […]
Please note: Due to factors associated with COVID-19, we have decided to move the deadline to December 31, 2020. < p>Do you like to write poems, stories, or flash fiction? If so, we want to hear from you. You do not need to be a resident of Bowen Island or a member of the organization […]
< p>Do you like to write poems, stories, or flash fiction? If so, we want to hear from you. You do not need to be blind or have a disability to participate. < p> The Camp Bowen Society and the Bowen Island Accessibility Group are seeking story, poetry, and/or flash fiction submissions for a writing […]
< p>Do you like to write poems or short stories? If so, we want to hear from you. < p> The Camp Bowen Society and the Bowen Island Accessibility Group are seeking short story or poetry submissions for a writing challenge. Submissions are open in four community categories: Blind, low vision, or Deafblind children and […]
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If we are missing a service in your area or if you are able to help us research stores in your area, please get in touch.
We will update this list as more information becomes available.