The Bowen Island Recreation, Training and Meeting Centre Project

A group of adult campers sit on the deck during the Adult Retreat at Camp Bowen
A group of adult campers sit on the deck during the Adult Retreat at Camp Bowen. Photo credit: Lorraine Ashdown

Welcome to the Bowen Island Recreation, Training and Meeting Centre Project.

Project Goals

There are three goals for this project . The first is to create a recreation, training and meeting Centre to house a ten-month intensive blindness/Deafblindness skills training program from September to June and summer independence camps for blind and Deafblind children, youth, adults, and their families during July and August. The second goal is to raise sufficient funds to ensure that the first two years of the programs’ costs are covered while longer-term funding is secured. The last goal is to invest 20% of the money raised through this project with a community foundation to ensure long-term operational costs remain covered.

The goals identified above will address the need faced by many blind and Deafblind Canadians for meaningful connection, independence, and peer support. Building on their combined industry experience and expanding on their current programs, the Camp Bowen Society for the Independence of the Blind and Deafblind and the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind Society will work hand in hand to make these valuable programs vibrant, sustainable, and effective.

About the Project

To read a high-level overview of this project, please go here.

Donate

To contribute, go here.

Training

To read a high-level overview of the blindness/Deafblindness skills training program, please go here.

Summer Independence Camps

To read a high-level overview of the summer independence camps, please go here.

Community Impact

To read a high-level overview of the benefits this project brings to Canadians who are blind or Deafblind and the community of Bowen Island, please go here.

Project Blog

To read the project blog, please go here.

FAQs

To read the frequently asked questions about this project, please go here.

Drop Us a Line

We’d love to hear from you. Whether you have questions, comments, or just want to know more, please get in touch.