For over fifty years, Camp Latona has been developing the confidence and life skills of youth to prepare them for their future challenges and success.
The site of Latona Beach was originally used for a Navy Sea Cadet Camp. The federal government provided the original construction of the site in the 1940’s.
Camp Latona opened its doors to greet campers for the first time in the summer of 1959 after being purchased by the Archdiocese of Vancouver the previous year for $27,000. Thousands of children from all walks of life have passed through this camp; with the experience of Camp Latona offering something that each child would remember for a lifetime.
Latona Beach was sold in 1999 to an American Christian organization that continue to use the camp in the summers. The camp ceased to operate as a children’s summer residential camp and became a destination rental resort.
In 2007, our camp was privately purchased to return it to the original vision of establishing an inclusive summer camp for children. The Camp Latona Society leases the Latona Beach site and have returned it to its fundamental origin as a summer camp.
With 118 Acres of forested land and 3500 feet of shoreline nestled on the North end of Gambier Island, Camp Latona is true wilderness waterfront within reach of Vancouver and Squamish.