Please note: We are working hard to resolve the outstanding issues with the Bowen Island Lodge.
The Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired regrets that due to safety work that will not be completed at Bowen Island Lodge in time for our retreat this summer, we have had to book an alternate venue on Bowen Island: The Lodge at the Old Dorm. This is a one year stopgap measure and we will be back at the Bowen Island Lodge next summer.
“Purpose built in 1941 by the Union SteamShip Company aka USSC to provide thirteen rooms for staff residences; it was a key part of the old resort. Purchased 25 years ago, and extensively renovated, thanks to Dan’s “hands-on” attention to detail, today, The Lodge at the Old Dorm delivers that old world feel with today’s charm.” (From the website of The Lodge at the Old Dorm)
The dates the Lodge at the Old Dorm has available are August 21-25 – Monday to Friday. We have already booked these dates. This facility is smaller than Bowen island Lodge so has a more limited capacity so we encourage everyone to get their registration in as soon as possible.
Activities we will plan during the time include:
- Talent night
- Tandem biking
- Bus trip to a public beach for swimming
- Group walk to the village
- Group hike and/or nature walk
- A demo day with Canadian Assistive Technologies
- Basic and/or advanced sessions on assistive technologies
- Water taxi tour (would be a charge per person)
- Board games
- Basic and/or intermediate self-defence workshops
Note: The above activities will run if there is sufficient interest. Further, some activities will only run if our partners are available for these dates. We are working on this now.
The costs for camp this year have not changed from our previously advertized 2017 rates and include all meals at camp. We would also like to remind campers that there is $200 worth of available funding from the BC Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation for BC residents who receive Persons With Disability (PWD) benefits. The cost of accommodation and all meals will be $460 per person based on double occupancy for the four nights. Cost for single occupancy have gone down slightly and would be $710.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause you. We look forward to a number of you joining us. For those of you who can’t make it this year, we look forward to seeing you next year back at the Bowen Island Lodge.
Registration and Pricing
Please note: Camp prices are set by the Bowen Island Lodge with the exception of the amount for Monday’s supper and Thursday’s supper, which are paid by us directly to the Tuscany restaurant and Bowen Island Pub/General Store respectively. Neither the CCB nor the Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired add any additional charges to camp fees. We are actively involved in negotiating for better rates on behalf of our campers.
Fill out this form to calculate your camp fees and/or begin the registration process.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to call us at +1 (844) MYBOWEN (692-6936) extension 2 or contact us by another method.