A Whole New Camp Experience

After nearly 50 years as ‘tenants’ at Young Life USA’s beautiful camp called Malibu Club on the BC Coast, in 2001 Young Life of Canada was given 1,500 acres of the Princeton Stock Ranch property which included a small private lake, one ranch home and a barn.  Three years of construction transformed it into what many consider Canada’s premier camp for teenagers.  In 2007, a rare engineering feat occurred, seeing Lorne Lake (formerly 80 acres) turned into Inspiration Lake, now 203 acres.  The project took about 5 years to complete, and upon finishing the dam, it took six weeks to raise the lake roughly twenty feet to its new shore line.

RockRidge Canyon has three dormitories housing 100 campers each as well as Wolfe Creek Lodge, a luxury guest lodge for summer staff, adult guests and other camp staff.  Throughout July and August RockRidge Canyon overflows with energy as teens come here from all over Western Canada and experience what many say is “the best week of their lives”.  The rest of the year camp hosts a multitude of rental groups including schools, family re-unions, corporate, church, and other community groups.  Contact us at rockridge@younglife.ca to inquire about a rental for your group.

Young Life Camping

Camps are a highlight for teens and focus on what matters most to them – fun, adventure, friendship and a sense of significance.  A unique aspect of our camping program is that teens attend with their leader they’ve come to know throughout the school year.  Teens in western Canada attend Young Life of Canada’s beautiful resort camp called RockRidge Canyon, located near Princeton, BC.  Teens in Ontario attend Saranac Village, a camp owned by Young Life USA located in upstate New York.  Many teens leave YL camp saying it was “the best week of my life”!

More Information

Thanks so much for your interest in coming as a teen camper or if you are a parent, for sending your teen to a Young Life of Canada (YL) camp at RockRidge Canyon (RRC).   Young Life has a middle school or junior high program in some areas.  It’s called Wyldlife (usually Grades 7-9).  The senior high program is called Young Life (usually Grades 10-12).

What makes Young Life different is that leaders are involved, year round, building relationships and involved in the schools throughout the school year.   Teens are invited to come to camp with their Young Life area club group.  This includes their volunteer leaders and junior or senior high school friends who attend a Young Life area club group throughout the school season.  Because of the bond that is formed in the local area and transportation to camp, our registrations are set up to go through the local area.  We highly recommend attending the local area clubs prior to registering for camp, if at all possible.

Contact information is available on the Young Life of Canada Site.  This is the link where you can find all the Young Life Area Directors.  www.younglife.ca/find-yl/

They will let you know the details about the local club group, the dates when your area is coming to camp; the fees that include their camp fees, bus costs, camp shirts and other items covered; whether there are any spots available; and the on-line link you need to sign up.  As well, often local areas help the teens to fund-raise to help off-set their fees.

As an additional resource, you can find camp dates below. Scroll down to find the region, then the area.    Choose the area name and dates appear.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

2018 Young Life of Canada camping dates by Area.

The dates listed are the dates the group will be at RockRidge. Some areas will have a day extra of travel. Please contact your local area to find out exact dates and travel itinerary.

Coastal BC
Burnaby / New West

WyldLife: July 12-17

Young Life: Aug 3-9

East Fraser

WyldLife: July 12-17

Young Life: Aug 10-16

Langley

WyldLife: July 6-11

Young Life: July 27 – Aug 2

Nanaimo

Young Life: July 18 – 24

North Shore

WyldLife: July 6-11

Young Life: Aug 10 – 16

Pemberton

WyldLife: July 6-11

Young Life: July 18-24

Port Alberni

WyldLife: July 12-17

Young Life: July 18-24

Powell River

Young Life: July 18-24

Qualicum Beach

WyldLife: July 12-17

Young Life: July 18-24

Saanich Penninsula

WyldLife: July 12-17

Young Life: Aug 10-16

Squamish

WyldLife: July 6-11

Young Life: July 18-24

Surrey - Cloverdale

WyldLife: July 6-11

Young Life: July 27 – Aug 2

Surrey - North

WyldLife: July 6-11

Young Life: July 27 – Aug 2

Tri-Cities

WyldLife: July 12-17

Young Life: Aug 3-9

Vancouver Eastside

Young Life: Aug 10-16

Vancouver Westside

WyldLife: July 6-11

Young Life: Aug 10-16

Victoria

WyldLife: July 12-17

Young Life: Aug 10-16

White Rock

WyldLife: July 6-11

Young Life: July 27 – Aug 2

Interior BC
Kamloops

Young Life: July 18-24

Kootenays

WyldLife: July 6-11

Young Life: Aug 3-9

Vanderhoof

WyldLife: July 6-11

Young Life: July 27 – Aug 2

Okanagan Central

WyldLife: July 6-11

Young Life: July 27 – Aug 2

Okanagan North

WyldLife: July 6-11

Young Life: July 18-24

Okanagan South

WyldLife: July 6-11

Young Life: July 18-24

Princeton

WyldLife: July 6-11

Young Life: Aug 10-16

Northern Prairie
Dawson Creek

Young Life: Aug 3-9

East Edmonton

WyldLife: July 12-17

Young Life: Aug 3-9

Edmonton South

WyldLife: July 12-17

Young Life: Aug 10-16

Edmonton West

WyldLife: July 12-17

Young Life: July 27 – Aug 2

Fort Saskatchewan

WyldLife: July 12-17

Grande Prairie

Young Life: Aug 3-9

Lloydminister

WyldLife: July 12-17

Young Life: Aug 3-9

Parkland

WyldLife: July 12-17

Young Life: Aug 3-9

Sherwood Park

WyldLife: July 12-17

Young Life: Aug 3-9

St. Albert

WyldLife: July 12-17

Young Life: Aug 3-9

Southern Prairie
Calgary Center

WyldLife: July 6-11

Young Life: July 18-24

Calgary North

WyldLife: July 6-11

Young Life: July 18-24

Calgary South

WyldLife: July 6-11

Young Life: July 18-24

Okotoks

Young Life: July 18-24