Adventure Day Camps

Pathfinders (5-7) & Alpine Blazers (8-12) Can Explore the Mountain & Have Fun in Nature's Backyard     

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are Grouse Camps? 
All our camps are designed to inspire youth to get outdoors, experience ‘only here’ activities, make friends, play, connect with nature and discover our beautiful British Columbia. 

2. Can my child be in the same group as a friend or sibling? 
We understand that keeping your child with their friend for camp is important and will do our best to accommodate all requests. To help us organize camp groups, please mail adventurepro@grousemountain.com with the name of the campers and the dates of camp a minimum of 5 days before you camp start date. Please note that camp groups are arranged by age. If friends are different ages, we will move the older child to the younger group. Camper must be registered in the same camp program to be placed in the same camp.

3. How old does my child have to be to come to camp? 
We welcome campers 5-12 years old. Grouse Mountain has aligned their age brackets with the Vancouver school board. This means a family can register their child(ren) for Camp if the student reaches the age of 5 years on or before December 31 of the calendar year.

4. Are camps running on public holidays? 
No, camps taking place the week of a public holiday will be a shortened camp and not operate on the day of the holiday. Pricing for these camps have been adjusted.

5. What should campers bring to camp? 
We recommend the following: 
• As Mountain conditions change rapidly, dress your child in layers and appropriately for the weather. 
• Camps run rain or shine and activities will continue outside in the rain, please included waterproof jacket and pants. 
• Closed toed shoes. We recommend hiking or running shoes. No sandals. 
• A mask or face covering for the child (required to be worn on tram and anytime distancing cannot be maintained)
• We recommend packing sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat and extra socks. 
• A reusable water bottle. 
• If you did not purchase a food during registration, please provide your child with a lunch and snacks. Camps are a ‘Nut Free’ zone, please help us keep campers safe and refrain from including any food containing nuts.

6. Where do I drop off my child for camp? 
To keep you, the campers and our staff safe, we have implemented an updated check-in for Camps to minimize contact.

Pathfinders Check-in Time: 8:30am-9:00am 
Alpine Blazers Check-in Time: 9:00am-9:30am

Check-in takes place at the base of the mountain in Parking Lot B. Please park in Lot B or proceed to Lot B and check-in with the Camp Leader at the designated sign. Masks are mandatory at the time of check-in. Please ensure that you and anyone in your party are wearing a mask. Hand sanitizer is also provided at the time of check-in. You will be given a daily health screening questionnaire and if required, a waiver. You will then be assigned your camp check-in number and your camp leader. Please allow extra time for this new procedure.

Please note that due to strict safety guidelines, parents cannot accompany camp groups up the Skyride.

7. Where do I pick up my child from camp? 
Similar to Check-in, to keep you, the campers and our staff safe, we have implemented a contactless check-out for Camps.

Pathfinders Check-out Time: 3:30pm-4:00pm 
Alpine Blazers Check-out Time: 4:00pm-4:30pm 

Check-out takes place at the base of the mountain in Parking Lot B. Please proceed to your assigned number from Check-In to meet your camper and Camp Leader. Masks are mandatory at the time of check-out. Please ensure that you and anyone in your party are wearing a mask. You will need to provide the camp leader with your child’s collection password. The camp leader will then release your child to you.

8. What is the Camp Leader to camper ratio? 
For safety reasons we have further reduced this year’s camper to leader ratios. We aim to maintain low camper-to-staff ratios to ensure the highest quality of programs. Ratios for both Pathfinders and Alpine Blazers will have a maximum ratio of 6 campers to 1 staff member.

9. My child can’t make camp because they are sick, what options do I have? 
To ensure safety of our campers and staff we ask that a child be kept home if they show any symptoms of being sick. If your child is sick and unable to attend a day of camp due to medical concerns you may receive a credit on file for the day(s) missed with a valid doctor’s note.

10. Can I order lunch as part of the camp?
Yes, we are fortunate to have high quality meal options for our camps participants. Lunches are $12 per person, per day. Portion size and content varies. Lunch options are healthy and packable for the day. Meal selection must be confirmed the Thursday prior to the first day of your registered Camp. 

Please note the following daily menu options available*:

Day

Option 1

Vegetarian Option

Monday

  • Turkey & cream cheese roll up
  • Granola Bar
  • Milk
  • Apple slices
  • Falafel Hummus roll up
  • Granola Bar
  • Milk
  • Apple slices

Tuesday

  • Grilled chicken with brown rice and vegetable in sesame dressing
  • Flavored yogurt
  • Cookie
  • Juice box
  • Grilled tofu with brown rice and vegetable in sesame dressing
  • Flavored yogurt
  • Cookie
  • Juice box

Wednesday

  • Ham & cheese savory muffin
  • Tortilla chips & guacamole
  • Milk
  • Banana
  • Cheddar & onion savory muffin
  • Tortilla chips & guacamole
  • Milk
  • Banana

Thursday

  • Crudité with sliced deli meat & cheese
  • Grilled naan
  • Yogurt Tube
  • Juice Box
  • Watermelon
  • Crudité with vegetable & hummus
  • Grilled naan
  • Yogurt Tube
  • Juice Box
  • Watermelon

Friday

  • Pepperoni pizza bread
  • Clif Bar
  • Juice Box
  • Fruit Salad
  • Four cheese pizza bread
  • Clif Bar
  • Juice Box
  • Fruit Salad

*Gluten free and some dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please speak with Guest Services at the time of booking to make us aware of any restrictions

11. Can my children buy lunch on the Mountain? 
No, we provide an option to buy lunch when signing up for camp at $12 day. Otherwise, campers are welcome to bring their own lunch and snacks.

12. Can my 6 year old and 10 year old be in the same group for camp? 
To ensure youth get the most enjoyment out of their camp experience, Pathfinder Campers 5-7 years and Alpine Blazer Campers 8-12 years have very different schedules and age ranges are not mixed. Due to safety protocols, their paths might cross in a day, but they will remain in separate groups. If you have a unique request, please inform our sales team when you book.

13. Can my child bring a knife along to camp? 
No, we do not allow knives at camp. If a child arrives at camp with a knife, a camp leader will hold on to it and return it at the end of day. Safety is a big priority for all of us at Grouse Mountain. We have lots of other exciting and safe equipment to use at camp.

14. Will my Pathfinder camper and Alpine Blazer camper get to see each other throughout the day?
The Pathfinder Camps and Alpine Blazers Camps may cross paths throughout the week but each camp group has a different base camp. For safety of campers and leaders we have developed schedules and activities to not overlap and limit contact between groups.

15. Will my child get put in a group with children their age? 
We do our best to ensure that groups are matched by age, allowing us to adjusted activities accordingly for maximum fun all-round.

16. Is there an option for After-Camp Activities this year?
Due to limiting contact between groups for safety we have been forced to eliminate the After Camp Activities for this year’s camps.

17. What if I want my child to leave on the bus? 
This option is available but discouraged for all campers 12 and under. If this is the only option available, parents must sign a release of liability before the first day of camp so the child can sign themselves out.

18. What if my child is apprehensive about taking part in activities because they are nervous of heights?
Some of our camp options include not always having our feet firmly on the ground. Grouse Mountain has a challenge by choice policy; this means that we will encourage youth to participate in all high ropes activities, but ultimately we fully respect a camper’s personal choice. We encourage youth to set a target when rock climbing, even if this is 3 feet from the ground. We do our best to have alternate activities available for those not wishing to take part high rope activities.

19. Does Grouse Mountain welcome campers with special needs? 
Yes, of course! We are more than happy for you to provide an aide of your own. Aides will be welcomed free of charge and your camper will pay our standard camp rates.

20. I want to know more about Axe Throwing as part of camp.
Pathfinder campers (5-7 years) will be throwing rubber axes. Alpine Blazer Campers (8-12 years) will begin throwing rubber axes. If the group completes training, our axe throwing expert will provide the opportunity for campers to throw a real hatchet one person at a time, carefully supervised.

21. Will my camper be carrying their bag all day or do they have a safe place to store it?
All camps have designated Base Camp on the Mountain which gives campers a place to drop their bag and enjoy activities to their fullest. Some days of camp require campers to bring their bags with them, for example when we head out on hikes.

23. What if my camper requires first-aid during their camp?
During this time we have adapted our first-aid procedures to ensure extra safety guidelines are met for the safety of the camper and the first-aid attendant. Scrapes and bruises are not uncommon during a camp and we have trained professionals to assist. Staff will assess the treatment required for the camper and will limit close contact. If the camper is able and willing they will be coached through self administered first aid such as cleaning and bandaging a wound. Guidance will be provided from a trained first-aid attendant. If the child can't self-treat the first-aid attendant will then being treatment with the appropriate PPE required under regional health guidelines.

23. What is your cancellation policy?
To receive a full refund, minus a $50 admin fee, we require a minimum of 14 days’ notice of cancellation. Cancellations made within 8-14 days will be eligible to receive a program credit for the value of their camp, minus a $50 admin fee. Cancellations made withing 7 days of the camp will not be eligible for any refund or credit.

24. Is there a waitlist? 
Yes, please contact Guest Services if you see that the camp you would like to book is not available online. We are more than happy to check the status of camps and add you to any waitlists.



Announcements

Early Bird Season passes and Snow School lessons are now on sale! Enjoy 50% off our regular Mountain Admission rates now until November 15th! Purchase your tickets here, and remember to bring your reusable face mask.
Skyride Reservation bookings have been paused until the winter. 

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