Suite #303-950 West 41st Ave.
Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 2N7
Leah Levi, Registrar
Camp Miriam, on beautiful Gabriola Island, just 15 minutes from Vancouver Island, offers a diverse Jewish camping program for children completing grades 2–11. Emphasis is on building a youth community based on values of equality and inclusion.
Through creative programming, campers gain knowledge of Israel, Jewish history, Hebrew, social justice and other Jewish values. The staff, mainly Habonim Dror graduates and Israelis, enhances the program with activities such as a two-day camping trip, arts and crafts, singing, Israeli dancing, swimming, sports, canoeing and music. Worth experiencing are the climbing wall in the pool, Shabbat at the Point, and the fun and craziness of a special day!
Camp Miriam, as a youth-led camp, gives campers the opportunity to realize their personal potential on many levels, leadership-wise, socially, and intellectually. They feel empowered to think beyond themselves in camp, to who they are as Jews and as people in modern society. Long after their days at camp are over, they will have values and friendships which will affect their decisions as adults.
There are two three-week sessions offered during the summer, with a special one-week program for first-time campers completing grades 2 and 3 and a two-week program for those in grades 3 and 4. A special eight-week program for grade 11 campers is offered for counselor training (Madatz). This is a fun Jewish experience not to be missed!