Comox Lake Summer Camps for All Ages

Lake Park Society is offering the following camps at Comox Lake:

  • Scamper Camp (6 to 8 years) and Rambler Camp (9 to 11 years) will run most weeks this summer and will offer campers a chance to explore secret caves, craft, play and paddle huge voyageur canoes.
  • Camp Kin is back for a second year of inclusion, play, and celebration for all queer, trans, two-spirit, questioning, curious and allied 10 to 13 year olds. Financial assistance available thanks to a grant from Island Queers and Allies Who Care.
  • Hummingbird Camp, offered by the non-profit Fire & Flower, is for for girls and non-binary youth ages 10 to 12. This camp celebrates the ways we are both unique from each other and unified in our shared experiences & concerns.
  • Land-Care / Self-Care is a brand new camp, supported by Island Health, that will focus on youth mental health and environmental justice action for a select group of 13 to17 year old participants (registration opening soon).

Registration and details available here for all camps.


Autism-Friendly Summer Camps & Programs

Vancouver Island

Little Steps Summer Camps *Registration opens in April for summer 2023 

Easter Seals Summer Programs *Registration now open for summer 2023 

Embrace Arts for All Abilities 

Sooke Community Living Camps 


Different Minds Academy

Rise Behaviour 

Cowichan Therapeutic Riding 

Wild Craft Play 

Lifetime Networks Provides 1:1 support for camps  

Performing Arts (Embrace) 

Performing Arts (SKAM) 

Kaleidoscope Theatre 

Victoria Conservatory of Music 

Vertical Performing Arts 

Lifetime Networks Summer Inclusion Programs

Victoria Therapeutic Riding 

Outer Coast Outfitters | Facebook – Nanaimo area

Far Out Recreation Society

Island Clinical Counselling Summer Groups (Nanaimo) 

Canucks Autism Network 

Skill Building Programs: 

Pivot Point Family Growth Centers 

RISE Behaviour Services 

Little Steps Therapy Services 

Inglis Professional Tutoring 

Search and Rescue for Autism – Social Stories

Workshop Opportunities: 

Family Support Institute of BC (FSI) 

Family Smart “In the Know”

Province Wide 

BC Wildlife Federation Youth Camps (day and overnight) 

Need something more? 

Recreational Respite 

Kids Up Front – Kids at Home craft ideas and lesson plans 

Special Olympics BC 

Support Worker Central 

Sensory Regulation Summer Tips

Aide Canada Summer Fun Collection – collection of activities, ideas, low cost and accessible organizations.   

Autism on the Road: 10 Tips for a Successful Summer Vacation  

Playing Outdoors: Building Skills, Exploring and Creating Memories for Autistic Children 

Summer Fun at Home 

ACT (Autism Community Training) also has a more in-depth list of summer camps HERE 

CAFBC Launches Send A Child To Summer Camp Fundraising Campaign (

Camp Fees Supplement BC  

Jumpstart – Individual Child Grants  

Kamps for Kids Funding  (Victoria BC only) 

Kid Sport Canada Funding   

Athletics for Kids Sports Funding  

Wilderness School Programs

Summer Camp Extravaganza!!

Join Fianna for a week of wild games, skills, stories and challenges. Our fun-packed camp will offer a different adventure every day, supporting curiosity and connection, guiding young people into a sense of belonging, understanding and empathy with the forests and beaches of our home.

We are committed to low student/staff ratios for quality mentoring of your kids. Our programs have a ratio of 1 staff for every 6/7 kids.

Registration Opens Mar 14th, 2023

~ Please take a look through our programs to see what’s coming ~

We’re looking forward to another summer of amazing adventures with  you all. We’re cooking up some exciting offerings and can’t wait to be  on the land with you.

Summer Camps 2023

Comox Valley

Farm and forest summer camps for kids ages 4-6 and 7-12 in Cumberland and 

Black Creek.

Gabriola Island

Forest and beach summer camps for kids ages 4-7 and 8-12 on beautiful Gabriola Island.

Overnight Camps: Vancouver Island

A 5 day overnight wilderness camp and 2 night shelter building camp in Strathcona and Merville, respectively. 

Powell River

An adventure filled summer camp at the fantastic Willingdon Beach Park.

Ages 4-6 and 7-12

Summer Camp Registration

To view a complete list of our Programs, through our registration portal, click on the link below.

If you find that the program is full, please join our waitlist. If we get enough kids on the waitlist, we will attempt to add an instructor and open up another group. Please sign up to make this happen.

Summer Camps

Youth Academy summer camps combine fun and meaningful hands-on learning in a variety of educational focus areas. In summer 2023, we look forward to welcoming new and returning campers to NIC’s campuses in the Comox Valley, Campbell River and Port Alberni.

Schedule & Registration (Registration Opens April 5)

Before completing registration confirm you have selected the correct location for your camp as some camp titles provide multiple date and location options.

Week 1: July 4-7 (4 Day Camp)

NICBot Camp (details & registration) | Ages 9-13 | July 4-7 | $165 +GST
* New seats added for this date. To register, click the “details and registration” link above and then select CAMP-LEGO-CVS3*

STEM & Sport (details & registration) |Ages 9-11 | July 4-7 | $175+GST

Week 2: July 10-14

NICBot Camp Xtreme (details & registration) | Ages 11-13 | July 10-14 | $220 + GST

NICBot Camp *All Girls* (details & registration) | Ages 9-13 | July 10-14 | $200 + GST

STEM & Sport (details & registration) | Ages 9-11 | July 10-14 | $210 + GST

Week 3: July 17-21

CODE-Con (details & registration) | Ages 11-13 | July 17-21 | $235+GST

Week 4: July 24-28

Mad Scientist Camp (details & registration) | Ages 11-13 | July 24-28 | $235+GST

Week 5: July 31- Aug

NICBot Camp (details & registration) | Ages 9-13 | July 31-Aug 4 | $200 +GST

Summer Camp Programs

TBD Year Old Forest Friends

Go wild this summer!

Our Summer Camp Programs are nature-based, child-led, and outdoor educational programs, designed to offer a unique learning experience. Your children will explore, interact, and learn as they play outside and discover what they truly love about our local forests and beach (Comox location). All activities are inspired by nature, including songs, stories, games, activities, arts, crafts and more! Come and play outside with us during Summer Break and get a taste of what our School Year Program has to offer!

Registration details for our Comox location will be listed in the Comox Valley Summer Recreation Guide.


The following themes and activities will be available to all forest friends taking part in our Summer Camps, however the program will be primarily unstructured play and child led. The flow of each day will be guided by what we are all curious about exploring and learning in the present moment!
1) FOREST FRIENDS: Trees, Plants & Shelters
Possible Activities: Yoga & mindfulness, hikes, games, tree & plant identification, animal tracks & biodiversity, shelter building & animal homes, insect exploration, making mason bee homes!
Dates: Monday, July 17  – Friday, July 21
Time: 10am – 3pm
Location: Cumberland Coal Creek Historic Park
Cost: $120
2) WEST COAST WANDERERS: Geography, Place & Birds
Possible Activities: Hikes, games, orienteering, scavenger hunts, feathered friends exploration, map making, making wildflower seed balls!
Dates: Monday, July 24  – Friday, July 28
Time: 10am – 3pm
Location: Cumberland Coal Creek Historic Park
Cost: $120
Possible Activities: Yoga & mindfulness, hikes, games, finger knitting & weaving, insect identification & exploration, natural painting & prints, patterns & art in nature, music in nature, working with tools!
Dates: Monday, July 31  – Friday, August 4
Time: 10am – 3pm
Location: Cumberland Coal Creek Historic Park
Cost: $120