Family Camp

For your next family vacation, skip the lengthy travel times, over-priced restaurants and expensive add-ons. Vacationing at camp keeps cash in your pocket, you out of the kitchen and your family unplugged! 

When: July 29-31, 2016
Costs: Ages 13+: $200 + GST | Ages 7 to 12: $110 + GST | Ages 2 to 6: $80 + GST | Infant: Free

Cottage Add-On $100 + Craigcroft Add-on $50 - added to Adult participants only. 

Overview

Family Camp is a gentle blend of structure and choice, giving you a chance to play, relax, discover, learn and share with other families. 
After arriving and settling into your accommodation Friday evening you’ll have time to get to know your fellow families with some games, campfire and snack. Late night programs offer families options to unwind as they choose.

Saturday morning you can participate in morning reflection and/or take a dip in the ocean before enjoying a sumptuous breakfast. The morning and afternoon program session will feature a variety of options suitable for a wide age-range. Younger children will need to be accompanied by their parents to their age-appropriate program options; however, older kids and parents can choose to participate on their own, or with their family, in other sessions.  If you want to have some free time to nap or hang-out as a family, you can do that too as none of the sessions are mandatory. 

Saturday night will have a themed dress-up dinner for a chance to win prizes! Afterwards, enjoy a camp-wide game that gets families running around in search of victory. End the day with campfire and snack, and optional late night programming.

On Sunday, take in another morning ocean dip or attend the optional morning service. Before packing up and eating lunch, get in a round of Family Races to load up on family memories to last you until next summer!

Testimonials

Family Camp was our first time at Camp Fircom and it was a great experience, full of activities. The hosts and all the workers were fabulous at tending to all of our needs including the fabulous food. I would definitely recommend for any family to go and have a memorable time." – Maria Chan Hui, 2015 Family Camp parent

"We were absolutely impressed with the phenomenal food and hope Fircom will continue to attract first-class chefs. We loved the beautiful amenity buildings, the canoeing and swimming, and the games on your big lawn. We also enjoyed archery. There was a a lovely female staff member who made a point of playing with the kids down by the water -- she took my son and one other girl to the edge of the rocks and held their hands as the waves came crashing up to them -- wonderful!" – Roz Phipps, 2013/2014 Family Camp parent

"What we enjoyed most about Family Camp was being able to unplug and spend time together as a family with no e-mails to answer, no chores to do and no meals to make. There were so many fun, outdoor activities to do together. The kids loved the freedom to run around with other kids. I think they also loved how relaxed we parents were and how much time and focus we had for them. We parents also appreciated the "alone" time while the kids were being supervised. When it was time to leave, our children asked why we couldn't just live there!" – Tanya Hansen, 2015 Family Camp parent

"I hadn't been back to Fircom for over 20+ years so it was a real treat for me to return and bring my two children and our friends. Loved being able to have a private room in Craigcroft. Loved the amazing food. Loved the free time and different activities to choose from. Thanks for everything." 

– Sharon Selby, 2014 Family Camp parent

Accommodation Options

There are several accommodation options for the weekend. Some options require add-on registration fees. Accommodation is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Accommodation 

Description

Advantages

Disadvantages 

 Cottage

 This is a luxury accommodation with six bedrooms and three bathrooms. Sleeps 12 max. 

Includes linens (not towels) and real mattresses. Offers more privacy. 

Each room sleeps two people so families of 2+ will be spread out. Cottage is situated farthest from the centre of camp so it might impact sense of involvement.

 Craigcroft

Craigcroft is a two story dormitory style building. Each room has a bunk bed and a single bed. 

Craigcroft has two bathrooms - one on each floor. The rooms in Craigcroft give you a little extra privacy.

Craigcroft can be loud when full and also hot in the summer. You will end up using the communal bathrooms as two bathrooms is not enough for everyone. 

 Cabins

There are six cabins at Fircom. Each one has eight unk beds.  Cabins 1 and 2 have a small side room that is curtained off for extra privacy. 

Cabins are the true camp experience! They are quite spacious with only 3 or 4 families. This option is the best if you are coming with friends and would like to share!

There are no washrooms in the cabins, however it is a short walk to the washrooms in Jubilee Hall. The cabin is shared accommodation with an open floor plan. There is not as much privacy.

 Teepees

There are five teepees. They have wooden decks inside and sleeping mats. Each teepee houses one family. The closest washrooms are a short walk away in the Dining Hall. 

The teepees offer more privacy than the Cabins and are great for a larger family looking for a more rustic experience. 

The teepees are more open-air than any other accommodation. This means that there can be bugs. 

Family Camp at Camp Fircom