West Point Grey District is planning to send a partial patrol of Rangers, as well as a patrol of Pathfinders that includes 8 girls and 2 guiders. Participants select their own program options, as well as spending a day exploring the local area together. Rangers also sign up for three-day adventure trips.
The program consists of traditional camp activities such as cooking, campfires, and crafts. Girls also try out activities in each of the program areas. Here are examples of options from previous SOAR camps:
- Active Recreation: Archery, bike touring, geocaching, golf, mountain biking, orienteering, rappelling, self-defense, skateboarding, wall climbing, yoga
- Crafts: Beading, screen printing, weaving, wood turning, gem trees, leather work
- Environment: Alternative energy sources, eco-footprint, "leave no trace", local watershed, local habitat preservation, raptors, safe drinking water, weather, wetlands
- Fine Arts: Clowning, culinary arts, dancing, musical theatre, photography, zumba
- Service: Fraser Valley Gleaners, thrift store, hats for homeless, knitted blankets, sorting school supplies for Family Services, community services, storm drain marking, Food Bank, painting and assembling wooden toys for local Christmas hampers, tree pruning
- Science: Simple machines and gadgets, water ways, crime scene investigators, chemists, robots, dairy research
- Waterfront: Canoeing, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, waterslides
- Day trips: In the local area (countryside and/or towns)
Pathfinders will be receiving an invitation to apply plus more detailed information. Take a look at the website: soarbc.com for updates as well.