We want everyone to have fun and be safe. We require ALL campers to be fully vaccinated, and to show their proof of vaccination upon arrival at camp. Entry will be refused to any camper who is not fully vaccinated or who is not able to provide their government-issued proof of vaccination when they check in at camp.
In the event that changing health regulations means that camp is unable to go ahead all campers will be refunded their tickets in full.
Camp will involve a lot of outdoor activities and most of our workshop venues are outside. However we will eat meals in the dining hall, campers will be sharing cabins (approx 4 campers per cabin), and there will be some inside activities. We will ensure cabins are not at full capacity, and we will plan the event and activities to be as safe and respectful as possible.
Who should come to camp?
Anyone over the age of 19 is welcome at camp! Our most likely cohort are people interested in sustainabillity, nature and the outdoors, social enterprise and impact businesses, entrepreneurship, self improvement, and living their best life possible. We love campers who are open to connecting with people of all ages from all walks of lifes and who love diversity, who want to learn, share what they know, gather with likeminded people, share stories over the campfire, play games and have a positive experience.
Evans Lake has a minimum number of participants. On the occasion that we don't have enough participants to run a camp we will provide full refunds.
When can I arrive?
Camp begins at 5pm on Friday the 6th of May, 2022. You can arrive anytime from 5pm and we will be there to greet you. If you arrive after 5pm come and find a staff member and we'll show you around!
Camp ends at 5pm on Sunday the 8th of May, 2022.
Camp is at Evans Lake Outdoor Education Centre. When you get to Squamish drive north on the 99 and turn left at the intersection with Squamish Valley Road and Alice Lake. Keep going past Fergie's Cafe and just after the bridge the road will fork, stay to the right and head down Paradise Valley. Amongst the beautiful treed road of Paradise Valley you'll see the sign to Evans Lake Outdoor Education Centre on the left up Levette Lake Road. The road is quite steep and parts of it is gravel and single lane so take care. You'll see the camp entrance on the left, head to the end of the road and park amongst the cabins.
What is the cost and what is included?
The costs depends on when you register.
Early bird tickets are $450 (plus GST) and are on sale until 31 December 2021
General admission tickets are $500 (plus GST) and are on sale from 1 January until 1 March 2022
We encourage you to register early to nab the best price!
We are a social enterprise and have priced camp to cover our costs rather than make a big profit. We want people to come despite financial barriers and so we have an option to donate towards other people's registration fees who face financial barriers to coming to camp, facilitator opportunities, and volunteer opportunities so if the cost is a barrier to you attending camp please reach out - firstname.lastname@example.org .
Camp is all inclusive - accommodation, food, drinks, snacks, education, activities. The only additional costs are the shuttle to camp if you require this and please bring your own bedding as due to COVID we are unable to supply bedding, pillows or towels.
What is the ongoing changemaker community about?
We plan for camp to be an annual opportunity for our network to connect, share and rejuvenate. Participating in camp is just the beginning. We will be hosting virtual networking opportunities and other skillshares and events for our community throughout the year from craft nights to long table dinners and even international camps and retreats. Members of our community will receive discounted pricing to any ticketed events and we would love to co-host and co-create partnership events with our network.
We will be sharing resoures, articles, and content, and want to help to foster a strong changemaker and social innovator ecosystem in BC and beyond.
Food and drinks
All food, drinks and snacks are provided. Please let us know any dietary requirements when registering so that we can cater for all of your needs. Evans Lake is a peanut and treenut free site, please do not bring any nuts to camp!
What is the cancellation policy?
We get it, life happens and if you find yourself needing to cancel your registration, here our our guidelines: Requests received by March 1st 2022 will receive a full refund, less $50 processing fee. Cancellations between March 2nd and April 20th 2022 will receive a 50% refund, no exceptions. All requests received on or after April 21st, 2022 are non-refundable as we have already paid for your spot and will be unable to find another participant. We do allow you to transfer your enrollment to another person. In order to transfer, though, you must contact us to arrange.
I have an idea to launch or am working on a startup
Then you're our kinda person! Bring it along to camp to work on it, develop it, find collaborators, promote it. We will encourage casual meetups and sharing for people who specifically want to work on their ideas and help each other to get them from ideas to reality. Or maybe you want to find a cofounder, or to join someone else's project or idea, we encourage you to hack your idea at camp!
What's this choose your own adventure thing?
The organisers at camp will arrange a range of educational, relaxation, community-building and fun experiences but it is completely up to you what you would like to participate in. This really is your adventure and time to use as you need to.
What to pack?
The cabins at Evans Lake are kids camp basic. Please bring your sleeping bag and pillow, or your bedding of choice. We are going to the wild, after all, and at least it's not camping!
Pack for outdoor fun - hiking and canoeing clothes, as well as comfortable clothes for workshop sessions. Bring all medications, toiletries, shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste etc. Also bring any snacks or treats you want for the weekend as camp is fairly remote and not easily accessible to town
What are the sleeping arrangements?
Accommodation is basic summer camp-style shared cabins with bunks and lockers for participants. Shared washroom facilities are set in between cabins. There is space for tents if you would prefer to bring a tent but the price remains the same for this option. Please bring your own bedding - sheets, comforter, pillow, towel etc, or sleeping bag and pillow. Due to COVID we are unable to provide bedding.
During registration you will have the chance to choose if you would like to share a male or female specific cabin.
Camp is about 20 minutes from Squamish. We will have a participants facebook page and we encourage people to carpool from Vancouver and Squamish/Whistler to camp. There is parking available at camp.
There is no public transportation but we will have a shuttle from the Squamish Adventure Centre so you can also catch a bus from Vancouver to Squamish and catch the camp shuttle from there for an additional cost.
Alcohol and drugs
We like to unwind too so every evening we will have camp happy hour. Each camper will receive drinks tickets and will be invited to join us for a beverage. However this is the only time that alcohol will be provided. Evans Lake does not allow BYO so please do not bring any alcohol to camp.
We have a strict no drugs (including marijuana) policy. Please do not bring any alcohol or substances to camp, this isn't that kinda wild!
Can I volunteer or be a facilitator, or partner with The Wilder?
If you want to get involved reach out to us. We are always keen to hear from anyone willing to share their knowledge and skills, local businesses who want to run a workshop, or anyone interested in partnership opportunities. We also have a very limited number of facilitator spots where facilitators can receive a discounted registration fee in exchange for facilitating sessions throughout the weekend, but we also hope campers and those with something to share will be willing to volunteer their time in the spirit of sharing, learning and giving!
We also have a few volunteer spots - come to camp in exchange for helping us with camp logistics and preparation. It will be super fun and you'll get a swag bag, a free ticket, and lots of kudos!