How to Register
There are several registration options available. If you are applying for a campership you must use paper forms and mail, fax or scan your application to us.
Registration online is the fastest way to register yourself or your child for a summer session. After you have filled out the form you may pay all or half of the camp fees with your credit card or you may choose to mail in a cheque.
Paper registration for all of our camps are available for download in the green box in the top right corner of this page. Just click your camp session, download the form and print it out. You can then send it in, along with your credit card information or a cheque, to our office. Fircom's address is 2776 Semlin Drive, Vancouver BC V5N 4R6.
Families will get a discount of $35 off the registration fee for each additional child registered. Campers must all be siblings and must be registered at the same time.
You may pay with
- American Express
- Cheque (payable to Camp Fircom Society)
- Money Order
- Interac Email Money Transfer (send to firstname.lastname@example.org and then email us the answer to your question)
Written notice by fax, e-mail or mail is required for cancellations or to switch camp session and must include the camper’s full name and session dates.Session changes will be made to the best of our ability and are dependent on availability. All changes must be made a minimum two weeks prior to the start dates of the current session registered. With less than two weeks’ notice, a fee of $100 will be required.If a transfer is for medical reasons, and a medical note is provided, a fee will not be charged.
Cancellation Refunds are as follows:
- More than four weeks prior to the first day of the registered camp session: Full refund less a $20 administration fee.
- Less than four weeks prior to the first day of the registered camp session: Full refund less the deposit and a $20 administration fee.
- One week or less: No refund.
- A medical emergency prior to the camp start date that prevents the camper from attending camp: Full refund less a $20 administration fee upon receipt of a doctor's note. Notification must be given as soon as possible.
- Campers leaving camp mid-session due to medical or behavioral reasons will not receive a refund.
Your application and financial information are kept confidential. Your registration information is managed through secure software and is password protected. Your registration information will be sent to the Camp Director who will share information as needed with the Camp Nurse and Camp Staff.
Camp Fircom Society is constantly updating its website and promotional materials. We are proud of our programs and would like to be able to show pictures that demonstrate what we do. We take pictures during all our programs. We ask for permission to use your image or your child’s image in promotional material, and on our website to promote the benefits of Camp Fircom Society's camps.
Camp Fircom reserves some spots in each session for people who might otherwise not be able to attend.
How to Apply
If you would like to apply for a subsidy please print off the paper registration forms for the session you want AND the campership application and mail or fax both completed forms to the Vancouver office. You will then receive a phone call to discuss your forms, and if you decide to proceed, you will be manually registered in the camp session.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to receive financial assistance?
Families whose financial circumstances make them unable to pay the full fee for their child’s camping program.
What sessions can Camp Fircom help subsidize?
Camp Fircom can help subsidize any summer camp programs.You may apply for one session per person per summer.
Is it possible to attend camp for free?
Every family must pay a portion of the fee themselves, even if they are eligible for ministry or other outside funding.
How does Camp Fircom determine how much I pay?
Each family needs to contribute as much as they can afford and families are welcome to make monthly payments to help manage the cost. The subsidy will vary depending on income and cannot be determined without going completing the application.
Where does the money come from?
The campership program is supported by individuals, United Church congregations, business partners, and others who donate to the Camp Fircom Society.
If I receive a subsidy through the campership program, what is expected of me?
Applying for subsidy requires a commitment of completing your payments before you arrive to camp. We must receive your completed registration form in order to process the financial assistance form.
If I received a campership from Camp Fircom in the past, can I apply again?
Yes. It is our goal that if possible, you continue to contribute more towards the camp fee each year.
Is my application kept confidential?
Yes. Your application and financial documents are kept confidential. Your application is managed exclusively by the Camp Registrar who will contact you once your application has been received and reviewed.