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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

Nature House refurbished

Nature House refurbished

 Bench snow 2018

Snow on the bench

 beach snow 2018

Beach Snow 2018

Work Weekend

Work Weekend

Burnaby Glens

Burnaby Glens District
St Roche Rangers
10 Pathfinders

Fitness Circuit

Fittness Circuit

beach silouette



Campfire Sing and Shout


Bear on the beach


Whale at Holidaze
WCA annual camp


Let's Camp S'more


October morning


Summer Sunset

lifeguard chairLifeguards needed 2018

Join us and work May through to August.
Be a part of summer fun at Camp Olave.
Accomodation is provided.

For qualifications and more information click here
Deadline may be extended.

rake Camp Olave Annual Spring Work Weekend

April 5-7, 2019

Volunteers are needed for a weekend of work to ready the camp for all the campers

This includes cleaning, gardening, landscape, repairs, inventory and lots more
Meals are provided

For an information sheet click here.

Questions etc. Contact Valerie, Pauline and Joan at campolavepr@gmail.com

Registration deadline is March 25

To register click here

All assistance is deeply appreciated by Camp Olave and our campers.

Galalina benches Guider Day at Camp Olave for Lions and WCA Guiders
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - rain or shine

To Register click here

Questions? Email Camp Olave Travel email click here

More Seaside FunMore Seaside Fun - July 28 - Aug 3, 2019

The classic seaside holiday

For information and registration go to the More Seaside Fun webpage

Garbage and RecycleCampers please note There have been changes to the Garbage and Recycle procedures.

Please follow the new procedure and don't contaminate our recycled materials or attract the bears.

Lots of other useful kit lists, site information, Safe Guide stuff, forms and much more at our Forms and Information page

school busTravel Facilitator

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

We are pleased to welcome Tracy, our new Travel Facilitator. Contact her at our new travel email at CampOlaveTravel@gmail.com

For an information sheet click here

New crests

Check out our crests on our Crest page

Commissioner Flora

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.

Siyalum Planning a fun camp? Enjoy our Program Guide

question markQuestions? Check out our Camp Olave Information Sheet

ropes 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.

low rope gang low ropes low ropes


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

point 2009

Out to the Point