About our Site
Camp Grafton is nestled on beautiful Magna Bay on the North Arm of Shuswap Lake, just 1 ½ hours’ drive (100 km) from Kamloops, BC. The camp features a beautiful, natural waterfront swimming area and acres of trees and creeks, with accommodations for residential retreats and community events. Camp Grafton offers a full range of summer camp programs for children and youth, which are accredited by both the BC Camping Association and the United Church of Canada. The shoulder seasons and some summer weeks are available for use by the community at large.
Camp Grafton’s volunteers provide quality, caring leadership. All volunteers participate in intensive pre-season training. Each cabin of 8 campers is supervised by 2 leaders, maintaining a camper-leader ratio of 4 - 1. Our cook provides nutritious, well balanced, delicious meals & snacks. A First Aid attendant is on duty to attend to campers’ medical needs and our two lifeguards ensure everyone’s safety at the waterfront. The Camp Grafton Society prides itself in hiring and maintaining an excellent, qualified staff of volunteers.
Leader In Training Program (Ages 15-16)
Want to be a leader at camp in the future? Interested in learning valuable leadership and interpersonal skills that will prepare you for all kinds of situations? Programming will focus on preparing participants for working as a leader and as a member of the camp staff team. Areas such as environmental awareness, program development, communication skills, leadership activities, and other topics will be explored in this intensive program designed for future leaders.
Junior Camp (Ages 8-10)
This camp session takes into consideration that this is the first time some children may be away from home for an extended period of time. Counsellors make sure campers are busy doing all the things they enjoy: crafts, canoeing, archery, hiking, swimming, games, campfire with lots of songs and skits, as well as environmental education. During this session, campers often form friendships that last a lifetime.
Intermediate Camp (Ages 11-14)
A slightly more adventurous version of Junior Camp, the Intermediates will also do some archery, canoe skills (still suitable for beginners) and engage in more in-depth reflection and discussion.
Junior/Intermediate Camp (Ages 8-13)
The best of both worlds. This camp is a combination of Junior Camp and Intermediate Camp and provides siblings the opportunity to attend camp together.
Senior Camp (Ages 13-16)
This experience is about fun and leadership development which includes the opportunity to contribute to camp programming and lead activities. Participants of this session will be offered canoe training, outdoor skills, and time to relax on the beach. Environmental awareness is incorporated throughout camp life. Campers will have the opportunity to go whitewater rafting on the Adams River!