Camp OAC 2023!
We can’t wait for another epic summer at Camp OAC!
Registration will open on Monday January 16th at 11am.
The schedule for 2023 :
Week 1 - July 3rd to 7th Intermediate Camp
Week 2 - July 10th to 14th Junior Camp
Week 3 - July 17th to 21st Intermediate Camp
Week 4 - July 24th to 28th Intermediate Camp
Week 5 - July 31st to August 4th Intermediate Camp
Week 6 - August 8th to 11th Junior Camp (4 Days)
Week 7 - August 14th to 18th Senior Camp
Junior Camp - Age 7 to 12
Intermediate Camp - Age 10 to 14
Senior Camp - Age 13+
*All ages are as of December 31st 2023*
Frequently Asked Questions!
What is the difference between overnight camp and day camp?
The main difference is that with overnight camp, the campers get dropped off on Monday morning and they get picked up on Friday afternoon. With day camp, the campers get dropped off and picked up each day. The campers will have an awesome time either way and will get to experience all that Camp OAC has to offer.
What is Camp OAC?
Camp OAC is a children’s summer camp located just outside of Kelowna, BC on the beautiful Okanagan Lake. We have over 50 acres of land including beaches and forest which makes us a truly nature based experience. The camp has been in operation since 1950 and has welcomed thousands of campers over the years!
What can we expect at Camp OAC this summer?
Unforgettable summer camp memories that focus on immersing campers in a nature based camp experience. We are already planning new and improved activities with some awesome equipment on it’s way. 2023 is going to be the best summer yet!
What is the difference between Camp OAC and Camp Owaissi?
They are two different names for one great place! We are slowly working to remove Camp Owaissi and to go by Camp OAC. You will see this transition take place over the next few months. At the same time, we are busy rebranding the camp with an awesome new logo that will be out in the next few months. OAC stands for Okanagan Anglican Camp!
Which camp should I register for if my camper is between age groups?
If your camper is between age groups then you can register for either camp. We would recommend selecting the camp that you think will be a better fit for your camper.
For example, if your camper is 10 then they can attend either the Junior or Intermediate camp. If your camper is more mature then the intermediate camp will probably be a better fit however if this is your campers first time at summer camp then the Junior camp will probably be a better option.
Does Camp OAC require campers to be vaccinated?
At this time, there is no requirement for campers to be vaccinated in order to attend Camp OAC. We are waiting on guidance from the Ministry of Health and will provide updates on this as necessary. We aim to create a safe and inclusive environment at Camp OAC.
Why have the camp fees increased?
We understand that the past few years have been difficult for many in the Camp OAC community. As an organization we have faced many challenges including the uncertainty and reduced revenue from many of our operations and the drastically increasing costs of our summer camp operations. We strive to pay our staff a fair wage while ensuring that we reinvest in the camp. We have done all that we can to keep the camp fees as low as possible while ensuring the sustainability of the camp for years to come.
This year, we are asking for people to pay by e-transfer instead of a credit card.
Paying by e-transfer is really simple.
1. During registration, select offline payment. This will allow you to register for camp without paying right away.
2. Send an e-transfer to email@example.com (please write the campers name in the notes/message section)
Why we are asking for e-transfers?
1. Credit card fees cost Camp OAC a significant amount of money and we are doing all that we can to keep fees low to support our community during these challenging times.
2. Flexible payment! Camp fees that are paid by e-transfer aren't due until May 1st. If you are paying by credit card then you need to pay when registering.
3. For every camper that pays by e-transfer, we will add the equivalent amount of money into the bursary fund to help more campers attend camp. This is about $13 per registration.
What if I can’t afford to pay the camp fees?
Camp OAC relies on generous donations from our community to support our bursary fund.
If you are in need of assistance, you can apply for a bursary by contacting the camp director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are able to contribute towards supporting the bursary fund then you can do so by clicking on the donate button while registering. You can also donate through the following link - Donate Now!
What is your cancellation policy? All registrations are 50% refundable if cancelled more than 7 days prior to the camp. Registrations that are cancelled within 7 days of the start of the camp are not eligible for a refund. Registrations that are cancelled due to medical reasons may be eligible for a 100% refund. Camp OAC will do all that we can to continue to operate during challenging conditions such as wildfires and smoke based on the guidance from the BC Camping Association and the Ministry of Health. If a camp is cancelled by Camp OAC then a 100% refund will be offered.