Camp Fircom has its roots as a mission in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. It is located on Gambier Island’s south-eastern edge near Halkett Bay. During the summer it offers camping experiences and programs, a tradition that began in 1923. During the fall to spring months the remote site is offered for rental by user groups of all shapes and sizes.
In 2011 with support and leadership from the United Church of Canada, Camp Fircom underwent a large renovation and the new facilities include: – Accommodation for up to 180 people – Canoes and rowboats – Archery field and equipment – Sports equipment – Miles of hiking trails – Secluded, pebbled swimming beaches – Workshop and classroom space – A gorgeous light-filled dining hall – State-of-the-Art kitchen facility – Spacious, covered outdoor patio with a fireplace – Beautiful and serene Outdoor Chapel for quiet reflection – Two outdoor fire sites, ideal for campfires and music.
Camp Fircom’s purpose is to provide the opportunity for people to form a healthy, sustainable community in nature.
Camp Suzuki is hosted at Fircom during the month of August. “For youngs adults and children to lead today and change tomorrow.” Camp Suzuki, Howe Sound offers a rare opportunity to hone your environmental leadership skills and connect with nature on an isolated island. The program empowers children and young adults to champion conservation in their own magnificent region. Spend a week in the outdoors connecting to the natural world, expand your mind and build friendships. The program focuses on five themes: conservation leadership, climate change awareness, Squamish Nation culture and knowledge, sustainable living and the right to a healthy environment.”