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Camp Olave on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia

Camp Olave 2018

Welcome to Camp Olave, our beautiful Girl Guide camp.This is our year round ocean Paradise on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. There are 15 wonderful campsites and cottages on 56 hectares of forest and wilderness, all situated around beautiful ocean beaches looking out over the scenic Strait of Georgia. For directions to the camp click here. For bus and ferry information go to our Contact Information page.

Camp Olave also offers a day-use field, a chapel, archery range, recreational hall, Nature House, hiking trails, onsite caretakers, a fitness circuit and all the waterfront activities, beach walks, swimming and canoeing. For useful camping hints,kits lists, bear information, program guide, tips and information see our Forms and Information page.

Travel Facilitator

Low Ropes Course

Camp sites

Special places

Special Events

Work Weekend

Work Weekend

Burnaby Glens

Burnaby Glens District
St Roche Rangers
10 Pathfinders

Fitness Circuit

Fittness Circuit

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Campfire Sing and Shout


Bear on the beach


Whale at Holidaze
WCA annual camp


Let's Camp S'more


October morning


Summer Sunset

Nature House

Cupcake opening!

Our beloved Nature House is ready for a grand opening on Thinking Day, Feb 24. Cupcakes at 10:30am!

Thank you to all the adult volunteers and to the Sechelt Rangers!

Quite an improvement!

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If you have any questions, comments or donations contact us at campolavecamper@gmail.com

Visit our Nature House page


Camp Olave Annual Spring Work Weekend!

Join us from April 6-8, 2018

Camp Olave depends on volunteers to get the camp ready for all the happy girls and Guiders! It is a big job.

Some of the things we do are cleaning, tents, landscaping and lots more.

We invite you to come for the whole weekend, a day, or a few hours! Any help you can give is greatly appreciated!

We provide meals from Saturday morning to Sunday lunch. Ferry fare (if required) is also covered.

Children are welcome to come, but we ask that they be at least 10 years old to help.

Registration is mandatory! DEADLINE TO REGISTER: March 16, 2018

Registration form: click here

Questions?? Please contact Joan, Linda, and Valerie at campolavepr@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you!

New crests

Check out our new crests for 2018 on our Crest page

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Amazing Arts 2018

AA3 Hi Yu Win

Camp Olave - July 15 - July 21, 2018

All the fun of Camp Olave with an arts flair! For girls born in or before 2010. Come as a single, with some friends or as a patrol with your Guider.

Campers are needed.

Lots of room for Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers.

Girl/patrol and Guider application forms on the Amazing Arts page

Everything you need to know.

Questions, comments, volunteering? Email us amazingartsagain@gmail.com

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More Seaside Fun 2018

MSF 2017 beach

Camp Olave - July 28 - August 4, 2018

Girls born in or before 2010 are invited to attend.

Girls may apply as groups but they may be split between sites to get the most out of this camping experience.

Information and girl and Guider applications are on our More Seaside Fun page NOW

90th cake Camp Olave 90 years of fun and friendship

Camp Olave is a year round camp with winterized cabins, Kwi Kwa, Ranger, Galalina Cottage, Brownie Hideaway, Brock, Gingerbread, Tipi Wakan, Panabode and Nawilak. Book a cozy retreat by the sea.

In 1927 a dedicated group of women purchased an abandoned log dump called Rat Portage Lumber Camp. Through the depression they paid off the mortagage with bake sales, cake walks, penny drives and personal donations. Through the war they continued to improve and expand the site and add more cabins. With thousands and thousands of Girl Guide cookies and volunteer hours and the assistance of the community we have hosted generations of girls and women and introduced them to the joys of camping, the beauty of coastal BC and the fun and friendship of Girl Guides.

It is an amazing gift to the future.

For more about Camp Olave see our  About Camp Olave page.

Looking for us?

Please note that we didn't move Camp Olave but we have changed our address to better match our entrance. Our new address is 1570 Jack Road, still Sechelt, BC V0N 3A1.


Planning a fun camp? For our Program Guide click here.

Questions? - Find the answers in our Camp Olave Information Sheet. Not there? email us at campolavecamper@gmail.com

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Travel Facilitator

Coordinate your travel plans, out trips, crafts, campfires and more.

Contact our new Travel Cordinator by email at campolavecamper@gmail.com

For an information sheet click here


Low Ropes Course


1. Is there a user fee? No user fee. Thank you all for your donations and we still need a bit more.

2. Any new paperwork required?? No you don't require any different forms.

3. How do I book it? Groups will be contacted about 2 weeks prior to their camp dates to book a time for the low ropes course.

4. Can I supervise it myself? No, a trained facilitator must be with all groups using the course. Camp Olave will provide the facilitator.

5. How many girls can use the site as one time? The maximum size is 30 girls for a ninety minute session. It is helpful if the groups provide Junior Leaders or Guiders to help. Training onsite will be provided.

6. Is it open all year around? It is now closed for the winter.

7. All participants MUST have proper footwear with good tread and be wearing hats.

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Commissioner Flora

Girls and Guiders were camping at Camp Olave before most of us were even born!

Here you see an early Vancouver Commissioner.

In 2017 we celebrate our 90th Birthday. If you have any photos, questions, stories or comments about Camp Olave please email our webmaster at campolavecamper@gmail.com.

For more history and photos see our page About Camp Olave


A lovely summer day at Camp Olave trying out some new canoes!

Below you will see a poem by a happy young camper.


Wind blows in the trees
Softly blowing silently
Calm, nice and very free.

two little Girl Guides

If you too love camp and would like to be a part of Camp Olave email campolavecamper@gmail.com or check out our wish list Contact our web manager by email.

Girl greatness starts here!


evening at Camp Olave

Evening at Camp Olave

campers on a log

Campers on a log

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Out to the Point