The Elks Recreation Children’s Camp Society was founded to provide camping facilities in the Province of British Columbia for children who might not otherwise have a camping or holiday experience.

The camps were originally designed to accommodate groups of children with special needs. But due to demand, they are now open to any organized group of children under the age of 18. Special arrangements can be made for use of Elks Camps by groups of adults with special needs.

Elks camps are available year-round at no charge to user groups. All facilities are fully accessible and include dormitories, beds, mattresses, and fully functioning kitchens supplied with dishes and utensils. Indoor and outdoor washrooms are both available, and each camp has space for tenting and those wishing to “rough it”.

With resident caretakers on hand to assist groups, Elks Camps are the full experience and are enjoyable for all, with over 4000 children enjoying them annually.

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Elks Recreation Children’s Camp Society

The Elks Recreation Children’s Camp Society’s purpose is to provide camping facilities for underprivileged, handicapped and special needs children as well as other groups of children who would not otherwise be able to attend a camp. Children need and should have the opportunity to participate in social interactive activity in an atmosphere that will provide each individual child a chance to expand their horizons.

The camps are supported by generous contributions from Elks Lodges throughout B.C.

The Society’s objectives are;

  • to promote mental, spiritual and physical development for children and youth throughout British Columbia
  • to continue providing camp facilities not available elsewhere for children and to maintain those facilities while building new camps.

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Each year, hundreds of children are able to use the Elks Children’s Camps throughout BC because of the donations of people like you. THANK YOU!

For over 25 years, the Elks Children’s Camps Society has raised millions of dollars from considerate, generous donors and its continued operations is 100% dependent on sustaining contributions.

Would you be able to help us with a donation today? Each dollar you contribute is tax-deductible and all of it goes to ensuring the upkeep of the camps for future campers!

Thank you for your generosity!

Please mail donations to:

Elks Recreation Children’s Camp Society
Unit 3 – 19299 94th Avenue
Surrey, B.C. V4N 4E6, Canada

How To Book A Camp Stay


To book a stay at one of our camps, please call our head office
at: 604 513 0155 or email, to check on the camp’s availability. Please address any questions or concerns at that time.

After a date is confirmed, please download our fillable PDF application form. This can either be emailed to: or mailed to:

The Elks Recreation Children’s Camp Society
#3 – 19299 94th Avenue
Surrey, B.C. V4N 4E6


We require a $300 deposit to complete your booking for our camps. This is refundable after your stay, however, most groups will contribute this to the Camp Society. We very much appreciate your support!

At this time, we are only able to accept cheques, or a money order. Please write cheques out to: The Elks Recreation Children’s Camp Society.

Once both the application form and deposit has been received, you will be sent a confirmation email. Thank you for staying with us!


Camp Elkcanoe is located within walking distance of the shores of Shuswap Lake, just outside of Salmon Arm. The camp is adjacent to a park with walking trails, ball diamonds, a playground and access to Canoe Beach.

Elkcanoe has 4 cabins that sleep 64 persons indoors, with a large main facility for dining and indoor activities.

The camp is situated on 2 acres, with paths surrounding the camp for exploring. Although adjacent to a park, swimming beach and other amenities, the camp being amid a treed area gives the feeling of camping in the country.

Environment: Lakefront
Area: 2 Acres
Accommodates: 64

  • Elk Canoe Main building
  • Elk Canoe bunk houses
  • kitchens at Camp ElkCanoe
  • Camp ElkCanoe
  • Lakeshore at Camp ElkCanoe

4390 Canoe Beach Dr NE, Canoe, BC VOE 1K0
Camp Elkcanoe is located in Canoe, British Columbia (5 minutes north of Salmon Arm).


Camp Elkhaven is located on Denman Island near Courtenay, and overlooks Baynes Sound on the Strait of Georgia.

Elkhaven includes 35 acres of forest area, private access to the beach, and an orchard with 7 grassy acres for outdoor camping.It has a kitchen, dining area, washrooms, and a large dormitory that sleeps 45 indoors. Outdoor toilets are located throughout the camp for camping groups.A volleyball net, fire pit and horseshoe pitch offer options for outdoor group activities. For outdoor dining, there are 14 picnic tables in a covered banquet area.

Environment: Seaside Forest
Area: 35 Acres
Accommodates: 45 indoors

  • Elk Haven Building
  • Elk Have
  • elk haven camp entrance
  • Elk Haven Main Lawn
  • elk haven multipurpose room


Camp Elkgrove is located on “0” Avenue, two miles east of the Aldergrove border crossing. The camp is situated on a 5-acre parcel of land, beside Aldergrove Regional Park. This state of the art camp has a farm theme, with a variety of farm animals on the property.

There are 4 cabins and a large kitchen/dining activity building, fully equipped with indoor washrooms and showers. This facility sleeps 56 indoors, with space outdoors for tenting.

For activities, the camp offers hiking and cycling trails, a large fire pit, and covered dining area with 4 picnic tables.

Environment: Farm land
Area: 5 Acres
Accommodates: 56

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  • Camp ElkGrove - Country Ambience