Surrounded by temperate rainforest and the rocky shoreline of Howe Sound, Camp Elphinstone’s 144 acres allows campers ages 5–17 to experience the beauty of our natural environment. Located on BC’s Sunshine Coast near Gibsons, just a 40-minute ferry ride from Vancouver, Camp Elphinstone is run by the Greater Vancouver YMCA.
The campus looks east across Thornborough Channel to Gambier Island. Surrounding the camp facility are 400 acres of diverse ecology including forest, rocky bluff, a salmon bearing creek and intertidal environments — an ideal classroom setting. From Langdale Ferry Terminal, student groups can walk the 2 kms to campus or paddle in our large voyageur canoes along the shoreline to Camp Elphinstone.
Sea to Sky Outdoor School provides educational programs of the highest quality tailored to the individual needs of elementary and high school groups and the collective need of society to shift to a sustainable path. Sea to Sky operates from two locations — YMCA Camp Elphinstone on the Sunshine Coast, and Camp Fircom on Gambier Island.