Our program focuses on four themes
Camp Suzuki: Howe Sound offers a rare opportunity to hone your environmental leadership skills and connect with nature on an isolated island.
The program empowers children and young adults to champion conservation in their own magnificent region. Spend a week in the outdoors connecting to the natural world, expand your mind and build friendships.
We focus on these themes: Squamish Nation culture and language, community organizing, conservation leadership, and Howe Sound ecosystems.
Gain the skills and tools to succeed in the conservation movement. Whether you’re just starting or have advocated for the natural world from a young age, experts from the David Suzuki Foundation and the Howe Sound community will pass on learnings from their time in the field. It might be an ecologist talking about some of the critters that live in the oceans, and it might be our Queen of Green talking about how to have compassion for yourself when trying to make a positive change in the world.
Learn the skills needed to organize your community around social and environmental change. We'll bring in local experts and staff from the David Suzuki Foundation who have run successful campaigns to teach the principles behind effective community dialogue, how to rally your community around a cause, how to develop your messages and much more.
Squamish Nation culture & knowledge
We’ll be meeting on unceded Coast Salish territory, which includes the Squamish First Nation. Members of the nation will teach campers about their language and culture with ceremony and workshops. You’ll also be treated to a cultural canoe trip where the Squamish will take you out on the water to learn about important landmarks in the Howe Sound region.
Howe Sound ecosystems
Your work will centre on the amazing recovery story of the Howe Sound region. After years of pollution and disregard for the marine environment, Howe Sound is bouncing back. Regular sightings of killer whales, dolphins and herring are happening at the same time as new projects threaten this recovery. We'll provide the science behind Howe Sound — and what could be lost if unsustainable developments are pushed through.