The Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired
For more than half a century, Camp Bowen has been a second home to its campers and a cornerstone of Canada’s Visually Impaired Community. For many Canadians living with a visual impairment, Camp Bowen is the one place where they can truly be themselves. Whether it is swimming independently for the first time or just meeting likeminded people, Bowen is a sanctuary, where blindness is not a barrier and campers are encouraged to reach their full potentials.
Camp Bowen provides a fun and engaging retreat for visually impaired Western Canadians of all ages to come together, share and learn. No matter how you like to spend your time, we have a program that’s got you covered.
Why We Are Here
We looked at all of the summer camping opportunities currently offered to residents of Western Canada and found that most of them have their primary focus set as recreation. While we feel that there is nothing wrong with programs founded on recreation, we want to incorporate the teaching of core social and independent living skills. This will help campers gain the self confidence and personal skills to survive and thrive in today’s rapidly changing world. And, yes, we want to be sure to have fun while doing it.
Who We Are
The Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired, formerly the Camp Bowen Working Group, is a British Columbia based organization that strives to create and maintain a safe, sustainable and rewarding summer camp program for visually impaired Canadians. We seek to find new and innovative solutions to every aspect of running a summer camp by involving the community in which we live and operate. We want to redefine what it means to be organizers of camping programs by thinking outside the box and using our diverse knowledge to create the best possible experiences for our campers.
Help the Community Move Forward!
Every dollar raised can make a difference. By supporting the Camp Bowen Society for the Visually impaired, you ensure that we can continue offering visually impaired campers and their families the opportunity to connect, build friendships and reach their full potentials.
You can now securely donate online, through the online donations system. Donating is now as simple as filling out the below form, pressing the button and filling in your payment details. You can also help in other ways.
Get In Touch
Have a question, suggestion or comment, please call Alex Jurgensen, Community Coordinator at: +1 (778) 908-0521 or contact us to find out more.