For Ashley Moore, organizing a camp in Squamish this summer is “a total passion project.”
Moore and her husband Nader are the organizers behind Camp Camp – a new summer camp for adults.
“We’re bringing together some of Vancouver’s favourite workshops and layering them on top of all of the camp favourites,” Moore told Daily Hive.
While this summer will be the first for Camp Camp, Moore said it’s something she’s wanted to do for a long time.
“We just planned a destination wedding in November and were feeling the momentum off that, so that’s what set it over the edge into a reality,” she continued. “We were actually away in South East Asia on our honeymoon a few months ago when we pulled the trigger and booked the venue. The rest is history.”
Having both experienced summer camp separately as kids, Moore said she and her husband have been feeling nostalgic for the summer camp experience.
“We are also constantly planning mini versions of camp for us and our friends, so why not open it up to have an awesome weekend away with some new pals?” She added.
While summer may still seem like a ways off, Moore is already getting excited about what the camp will offer, and what those who attend it will experience.
“Campers get to re-live or create their best camp memories now as adults,” she said. “They will get the chance to build their own camp days by choosing activities for three workshop blocks, before coming together as a camp for colour war or field games.”
At night, events will include such camp classics as camp fires, just-for-fun talent shows and tasty brews.
“From a camp creation perspective, it’s connecting with the community,” Moore said.
Some of these workshops include:
And this is by no means a complete list, Moore added.
“We’ll have all of the regular camp activities [like] swimming, hiking, canoeing, DIY arts, crafts – and obviously a few tricks up our sleeves.”
Overall, Moore said, those who attend Camp Camp should expect a “chill” time.
“I know that Vancouver’s community is different than other cities where there’s such a cool connection, an eagerness to learn, be outside and to take things lightly,” she said. “Plus – bonfires. Some of the best moments of life are around bonfires.”