Fircom is non-profit camp, outdoor school and retreat centre supporting community-based organizations like Camp Suzuki: Howe Sound to run exceptional summer camps. Fircom is a traditional West Coast Canadian camp venue on Vancouver’s doorstep.
Click www.fircom.ca to learn more.
Fircom creates opportunities for people to live in a community immersed in nature with a focus on minimizing our footprint. Fircom assesses its impacts on the land and water: waste, cleaning, food, farm, education and energy use. It aspires to be a zero-waste and carbon-neutral venue working in collaboration with local and national organizations.
Camp Suzuki: Howe Sound on Gambier Island, B.C.
Camp Suzuki: Howe Sound takes place at Fircom, a 120-acre oceanfront camp on Gambier Island and dedicated to sustainability, outdoor recreation and place-based learning.
The camp — which plans to operate on 100 per cent renewable energy by 2020 — has a 15-kilowatt photovoltaic electrical power system and will soon have a micro-hydro system. Fircom serves an 80 per cent vegetarian menu with ingredients from the Fircom farm just 30 metres from the kitchen.