Young Life Canada Camp

YOUNG LIFE CAMPING

A Premium Life Experience

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”

Young Life teen camps are a highlight of the year and focus on what matters most to them – fun, adventure, friendship and a sense of significance. A unique aspect of the Young Life camping program is that teens attend with their leader they’ve come to know throughout the school year.

Teens in western Canada attend here at Young Life of Canada’s RockRidge Canyon, located near Princeton, BC. Teens in Ontario and eastern Canada attend Saranac Village, a camp owned by Young Life USA located in upstate New York.

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 camp at RockRidge Canyon.

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.

History

In 2001 Young Life of Canada was given 1,500 acres of the Princeton Stock Ranch property which included a small lake, one ranch home and a barn. Three years of construction transformed it into what many consider Canada’s premier camp for teenagers. In the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons, RockRidge Canyon operates as a full service Retreat and Conference Centre for groups and businesses from across Western Canada and Pacific Northwest states. In 2018 we hosted over 8,000 guest visits!

The Lake

In 2007, a rare engineering feat occurred, seeing Lorne Lake (formerly 80 acres) turned into Inspiration Lake, now 203 acres! The lake 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. The lake is home to numerous fish species and a resource for our wildlife neighbours, including eagles and magnificent osprey.

Accommodations

RockRidge Canyon has three dormitories housing 100 campers each as well as Wolfe Creek Lodge, a luxury guest lodge for group retreats from September through June. In the summer Wolfe Creek houses Summer Staff, Adult Guests and other camp staff.

Activities

RockRidge Canyon is a 1500 acre playground. Summer comes alive with water sports like wake boarding, wake surfing and “The Spinner”. Standup paddle boards, kayaks canoes ply the waters of Canoe Cove. Of course, there are plenty of classic camp water front activities, including just hanging out on the beach. We feature one of Canada’s longest dual zip lines, high ropes courses and plenty of mountain bikes to explore nature trails throughout the property. There’s beach volley ball, basketball court, ball hockey court, massive swimming pool and much, much more to enjoy, both indoors and out. Each week the YL Program Team provide engaging activities for all personality types.

Dining

Teens enjoy meals in the spectacular Pinnacle Dining Room, overlooking the lake and canyon vistas. The RockRidge Canyon Red Seal Chef carefully plans delicious meals and, with notice, can accommodate many dietary requirements. The kitchen also includes an on-site bakery for lots of fresh treats. Ice-cream, snacks and more are available at Scoops Snack Bar, and Canyon Coffee espresso bar baristas serves up quality coffee and tea beverages.

Young Life & Wyldlife

The senior high program is called Young Life (usually Grades 10-12). Young Life has a middle school or junior high program in some areas. It’s called Wyldlife (usually Grades 7-9).

Contact information for Young Life and Wyldlife Clubs is available on the Young Life of Canada Site. Find your local Young Life Area Directors here:  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!

2019 Young Life of Canada camping dates by Area.

The dates listed are the dates the group will be at RockRidge Canyon. 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: Aug 3-8

Young Life: Aug 9-15

Cowichan

Young Life: Jul 19-25

East Fraser

WyldLife: Jul 26-31

Young Life: Jul 12-18

Langley

WyldLife: Jul 26-31

Young Life: Jul 19-25

Nanaimo

Young Life: Jul 19-25

North Shore

WyldLife: Aug 3-8

Young Life: Aug 9-15

Pemberton

WyldLife: Jul 26-31

Young Life: Jul 12-18

Port Alberni

WyldLife: Jul 26-31

Young Life: Jul 19-25

Powell River

Young Life: Jul 12-18

Qualicum Beach

WyldLife: Aug 3-8

Young Life: Aug 9-15

Saanich Penninsula

WyldLife: Aug 3-8

Young Life: Aug 9-15

Squamish

WyldLife: Jul 26-31

Young Life: Jul 12-18

Surrey - Cloverdale

WyldLife: Jul 26-31

Young Life: Jul 19-25

Surrey - North

WyldLife: Jul 26-31

Surrey - South

WyldLife: Jul 26-31

Young Life: Jul 19-25

Vancouver Eastside

Young Life: Aug 9-15

Vancouver Westside

WyldLife: Aug 3-8

Young Life: Aug 9-15

Victoria

WyldLife: Aug 3-8

Young Life: Aug 9-15

Interior BC
Kamloops

Young Life: Aug 9-15

Kootenays

WyldLife: Jul 26-31

Young Life: Jul 12-18

Vanderhoof

WyldLife: Aug 3-8

Young Life: Aug 16-22

Okanagan Central

WyldLife: Jul 26-31

Young Life: Jul 19-25

Okanagan North

WyldLife: Jul 26-31

Young Life: Jul 12-18

Okanagan South

WyldLife: Jul 26-31

Young Life: Jul 12-18

Princeton

Young Life: Aug 10-16

Northern Prairie
Dawson Creek

Young Life: Jul 19-25

East Edmonton

WyldLife: Jul 26-31

Young Life: Jul 19-25

Edmonton South

WyldLife: Aug 3-8

Young Life: Aug 16-22

Capernaum: Jul 12-18

Edmonton West

WyldLife: Aug 3-8

Young Life: Aug 16-22

Fort Saskatchewan

WyldLife: Jul 26-31

Young Life: Jul 19-25

Grande Prairie

Young Life: Aug 3-9

Lloydminister

Young Life: Jul 19-25

Parkland

WyldLife: Jul 26-31

Young Life: Jul 19-25

Sherwood Park

Young Life: Jul 19-25

St. Albert

WyldLife: Jul 26-31

Young Life: Jul 12-18

Capernaum: Jul 12-18

Grand Prairie

Young Life: Jul 19-25

Southern Prairie
Calgary Center

WyldLife: Aug 3-8

Young Life: Aug 16-22

Calgary North

WyldLife: Aug 3-8

Young Life: Aug 16-22

Calgary South

WyldLife: Aug 3-8

Young Life: Aug 16-22

Okotoks

Young Life: Aug 16-22