Family Day Weekend Basecamp
Stay here. Play near.
Eat & Sleep at RockRidge Canyon – Ski & Play at nearby ski hills and recreation areas.
Includes weekend accommodation and meals
Eat & Sleep at RockRidge Canyon – Ski & Play at nearby ski hills and recreation areas.
Includes weekend accommodation and meals
We’re sorry to report that, due to the BC Health Officer’s extension of travel restrictions and health orders, Family Day Basecamp weekend has been cancelled.
Please keep praying for BC Camps.
We know you are looking forward to getting out, and we’re looking forward to hosting you one day soon.
Stay at RockRidge Canyon and ski, snowboard or x-country ski locally. Use RockRidge Canyon as your wintry weekend basecamp as you shake off your cabin fever and head out to Manning Park, Apex Mountain or China Ridge Trails. *
These recreation areas are seeing high seasonal demand as British Columbians look to safely exercise outdoors. However, accommodation availability has been reduced with the reduction of access to private AirBnB and vacation rentals. Much of winter recreation destination accommodation near Manning Park and Apex Mountain ski areas is already sold out for this ski season.
So… We’re reopening Family Day long weekend to welcome guests on a limited basis, as travel advisories in your region allow. We have a passion for hospitality and look forward to hosting you!
Treat your family to a very special winter food and accommodation package.
Your family will enjoy wonderful meals, cozy accommodation and all the beautiful scenery RockRidge Canyon has to offer.
Here’s the Plan – Quick Details
Served in our spacious Pinnacle Dining Lounge.
Weekend package includes
Saturday 7:30am early Breakfast, Bag Lunch (pick up at Breakfast), 6:00pm Dinner
To reduce waste, please let us know if you or family members will be off site for any meals. (No discount for missed meals).
While this weekend is designed for your family to play off-site at local ski areas we’re offering more than a room.
Enjoy exploring the beauty of RockRidge Canyon in winter. We’ll have snowshoes available for snowshoeing but many areas are accessible with appropriate winter footwear. Be sure to check out the new Willis Creek Nature Trails.
Tubing and Skating*
*If both weather and BC Public Health orders permit, we’ll offer tubing Saturday afternoon and evening, with skating Friday and Saturday afternoons and evening.
Our tube hill is renowned for winter fun. The groomed skating rink at RockRidge Canyon is beautifully lit for evening skates.
Put your feet up
If your goal is to sit back, soak in the mountain air you are free to. It’s your vacation weekend!
Enjoy exploring the beauty of RockRidge Canyon in winter. We’ll have snowshoes available for snowshoeing but many areas are accessible with appropriate winter footwear.
Includes 3 Nights, 3 Breakfasts, 2 Bagged Lunches (Saturday), 2 Dinners (Saturday & Sunday nights)
Example: Family of 4 (2 Adults, 1 Youth & 1 Child) Dorm Lodge $915
Wolfe Creek Lodge*
Example: Family of 4 (2 Adults, 1 Youth & 1 Child) Wolfe Creek $1,219
*Up to 4 people per Wolfe Creek Lodge room
We are praying for the best and planning for the rest – We understand Provincial Health Guidelines fluctuate, which may restrict access to the property. If this happens we will provide notice and FULL REFUNDS for all registered families.
Deposits are required at point of reservation. Balance of payment is due upon arrival. Deposits are non-refundable if Family Day Basecamp registrations is cancelled. However, Family Day Retreat Basecamp may be canceled due to family COVID-19 contraction, in which case your full deposit will be refunded.
If any of your family shows symptoms of COVID-19 after arrival, you will be required to head home and a prorated refund will be available.
Our staff are working hard to facilitate Provincial COVID-19 Health guidelines. Health checks are required for all guests upon arrival at the registration desk. Our dining room operates with restaurant protocols. Currently, masks are strongly encouraged for all indoor areas. Come prepared to enjoy this vacation responsibly within your family/current social bubble.
Each weekend will be assessed, based on Provincial Health Officers current guidelines and restrictions.
If any weekend is cancelled by the Public Health Officer all reservation deposits will be refunded. See cancellation policy below.
We encourage you to pre-register to reserve your family’s spot, as we are accepting only a limited number of families.
Is this a shorter version of Young Life New Years Camp?
No. To meet provincial guidelines this is very much a self directed weekend for families, with the focus on providing meals and accommodation, while guests spend their day skiing nearby. If you want to just relax and enjoy the scenery, that’s cool too.
Will there be an evening program?
No program per se. Consider this weekend like like visiting a cabin, but with all the meals and dishes taken care of. The days and evenings are yours, to plan and relax together with your family.
Note: Some recreation areas require pre-purchase of tickets well in advance. Check their websites for availability.
Local Skiing & Snowboarding
The town of Princeton is only 15 -20 minutes away. Check out Discover Princeton.
There are 3 accommodation options
Whole Dormitory Rooms
We’re repurposing the Dorm Lodge rooms to host your family. Your private space will feature 6 or 7 pine post bunks in each room. Each room also has an attached large washroom with 3 sinks, 3 showers and 2 toilets, lots of plugs and room to stretch out.
Bedding and towels are provided in the dorm lodges.
Wolfe Creek Lodge
Wolfe Creek Lodge rooms are well appointed with air conditioning and private washrooms, each room is designed for your comfort. A variety of rooms are available, sleeping 2 (King or two Twins) or 4 (King plus bunk).
The price includes lodging, linens and towels, daily meals. There are extra costs for items such as beverages in the Canyon Coffee Bar, items in the The Trading Co retail shop.
Refunds: A full refund will be given if cancellation happens 10 or more days prior to your family retreat weekend. Family retreats may be cancelled due to COVID-19 complications, in which case your full paid amount will be refunded. If any member of your family shows symptoms of COVID-19 your must leave the property, and a pro-rated refund will be available. Refunds take a minimum of 14 days to process.
In the event that you are unable to come to your Family Retreat weekend, your deposit (and any balance paid) is fully refundable up until 10 days prior to your arrival date. Refunds take a minimum of 14 days to process.
We want you to relax and enjoy the RockRidge Canyon experience. That includes comfy accommodations and a good night’s sleep.
Yes. Bed linens (sheets, pillow and a blanket) and bath towels are provided in all dorm lodge and Wolfe Creek Lodge rooms.
No sleeping bags required. Please leave those cramped mummy bags at home! However, feel free to bring your favourite fleece blanket to snuggle in, if you wish.
Usually we run the Zip Line year-round. However, due to public health protocols the Zip Line is scheduled to be closed. However, if we are able we’ll do our best to open it. Sign up will be on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis, at the Registration desk, upon arrival. There may be an additional cost for the zip line experience.
Note: For the Zip Line, children must be 48 in tall and 60 pounds minimum. We want to be sure they fit the harness perfectly and have the weight to make it to the bottom! By the way, a maximum weight of 275 pounds is allowed. One person per harness and zip line.
Tower of Terror is closed for the season.
Challenge is closed for the season.
For the Zip Line, children must be 48 in tall and 60 pounds minimum. We want to be sure they fit the harness perfectly and have the weight to make it to the bottom! By the way, a maximum weight of 275 pounds is allowed. One person per harness and zip line.
The Challenge ropes course and Tower of Terror are closed for the season.
Sure – It’s great to have cash for ice-cream and treats at Scoops Snack Shop and for specialty coffees at the loft Canyon Coffee shop. Many families pre-pay a tab upon arrival, so that carrying cash or cards are not needed during your time at RockRidge Canyon.
There is a wonderful gift shop, The Ridge Trading Co, where you can purchase T-shirts, coffee mugs, books, jewelry and other items. Scoops, Canyon Coffee and The Ridge all accept debit and credit cards.
Although the property can be enjoyed by any age, RockRidge Canyon was built for teenagers and therefore most activities are more suitable for school-aged children and older. Families with infants and toddlers are welcome to attend but participating in some activities may be limited or not possible.
None is planned at this time.
Parents are responsible for their children at all times. Please enjoy all activities within our current family/social bubble.
Yes. Both are now closed for the season.
Please be sure to stay off the lake ice.
Yes. A number of meals are served buffet style so guests can choose appropriate foods. Our kitchen staff has a great track record of specialty meals, so long as they are given appropriate notice. Please indicate allergies or medical dietary restrictions on the guest Health Form prior to arriving. Plan to meet the chef following the first meal.
Yes. Some access to refrigeration will be available for families with young children and those with special dietary needs.
Yes. Smoking is permitted in designated outdoor areas. Please note that cannabis and alcohol are not permitted on site.
No. In complying with the decision of Young Life of Canada’s Board of Directors, RockRidge Canyon is an “alcohol/cannabis free zone”. Throughout the summer RockRidge Canyon hosts 200-300 youth per week, so we will also be complying with this RockRidge Canyon policy.
Families need to bring their own playpens as none are provided. There are a limited number of high chairs in the dining room but no booster seats. To be on the safe side, we suggest you bring your own.
Yes. There is wheel chair access to rooms and bathrooms in some dormitories and there is an elevator in the main dining area. Please note, however, that the roads and paths throughout the camp are gravel and the terrain is quite rugged. When you register, please let us know if you need to be housed in a wheelchair accessible room.
The town of Princeton is a 20 minute drive from RockRidge Canyon and has basic amenities, such as a Save-On- Foods Store, Home Hardware, and Shopper’s Drug-mart. The “Ridge Trading Co” gift shop at RockRidge Canyon is stocked with basic items, such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, water-bottles, flashlights, etc.
While camp has a decent array of helmets and tubes, you may find yourself more comfortable with your own gear. If you bring tubes we can help you pump them up on site.
Please bring your own. We have an eclectic assortment of hockey sticks. Bring your favourite.
Winter here in the canyon can be a mixed bag, often with lots of clear, cold days. But we do see ice, fog and snow. Warm boots, coats, mitts and toques are recommended.
CELL Rockridge Canyon is set in a mountain valley so cell phone coverage can be spotty around the property. Ask your service provider if you qualify for Wi-Fi Calling (text and phone calls).
For your convenience there are courtesy phones on site, which are free for long distance calls in North America. During your stay, anyone wishing to leave a message for you can call the RockRidge property office at 1 (250) 870-9030 and the message will be delivered at the earliest convenience.
WIFI RockRidge Canyon has public Wi-Fi around the dining hall, in Wolfe Creek Lodge and in The Rock should you wish to bring your portable computer to stay in touch.
WIFI is set up for light capacity, such as checking emails, posting awesome selfies of your stay at RockRidge Canyon (@rockridgecanon), vs streaming movies.
If need be, download some movies prior to arriving.
Plan for an (almost) unplugged weekend. Bring your family’s favourite games and crafts. Books are great too!
You know you. Bringing additional snacks is not necessary unless you have specific food restrictions.
While RockRidge Canyon’s Club Med is stocked with emergency first aid and medical supplies, the Princeton General Hospital is just a 20-minute drive away.
Plan to arrive between 2:30pm and 7:30pm Friday
Dinner service is staggered, beginning at 5:30 pm Friday evening.
Note: In order to increase service and follow health protocols, each family receives a meal schedule at registration. Please respect this schedule.
Depart Sunday, at 11:00am.
Sorry, but no. RockRidge Canyon is reserved before and after family Winter Basecamp weekends for cleaning and staff days off.
Young Life is a non-profit, community based, Christian youth organization in over 100 countries. Trained staff and volunteer leaders build mentoring relationships with adolescents in local areas and provide positive role models through friendships, events and camps. At our events and camps teens are given the opportunity to hear the basics of the Christian faith and accept or reject that message with no strings attached.
The Young Life Canada national office is in Langley BC, with lots of Young Life clubs meeting across Canada.
No, people of any/no faith are welcome to attend and will have an incredible weekend and warmly welcomed. In fact many student summer campers each year would not consider themselves religious but come and have a great time. Heads up – prior to most meals ‘grace’ is said.