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At camp we believe in the positive growth and development of young people. Camps have an incredible opportunity to be safe environments for kids to get outside what is normal, and to grow in community, communication, personally and socially, and in cognitive abilities. We like to boil it down to one word RESPECT.

Respect Yourself

We want to encourage youth to respect themselves by first creating an environment where they feel comfortable to be themselves. We don’t care where they come from or who they are, we want to see them grow personally through camp. We create an environment that helps youth grow in respect for themselves and who they are.
  • Through risk, taking a chance to do something that might be hard like a Zipline or working in a team.
  • Through social development, working with other people is difficult but is an important skill to be learned through group activities.
  • Communication, respecting yourself means learning how to communicate effectively with those around you about your needs and feelings.
  • Identity, one of the biggest challenges that kids are facing is the challenge of identity. We want to see kids not just have fun on activities, but also grow as we acknowledge the accomplishments that they make and help them understand that they are unique and important.

Respect Others

There is no doubt that youth at school and home get lots of time to work on how they relate to others. At Gardom we want to foster an environment that focuses on how your actions affect others both in a positive and negative way. Our activities are designed with this outcome in mind.
  • Working with others in team building situations makes us consider respect, leadership, flexibility, encouragement, and communication.
  • Eating, sleeping, and doing activities with the same people means learning how to be a positive member of that group and finding your identity, and responsibility to that group.
  • Positive encouragement, accomplishments on the Climbing Wall, or encouraging them through a difficult spot on the High Ropes Course, we create an environment where respecting others is of the utmost importance.

Respect the Environment

There could be no Gardom without the beautiful Gardom Lake and surrounding forest. Teaching kids about the beauty and importance of nature is most easily done by surrounding them with it. Whether going on the lake to see the eagles nest, or watching hundreds of turtles warming on a log, or simply running through the forest during a game. Our goal is to teach kids how to live with respect to the environment.
  • Our many activities are spread through the forest which gets participants into nature and gives them an understanding of the way things work and grow.
  • Seeing living creatures like, deer or the life in our thriving ponds or on the lake gives an understanding of how humans impact the lives of all animals.
  • Being removed from the normal every day and being outside in nature helps to develop a healthy respect for nature, and makes us consider what our responsibility to nature is.

Camp is a place that is fun, and we want to keep it that way. We at Gardom Lake think that camp can also be a place that is challenging, growing, and formative for anyone who sets foot on our site. Let us know how we can be a part of creating good space for your class, group, or team.

Gardom Lake is an ideal location for getting youth outside and moving. Whether you are wanting to focus on team, community, nature, or simply giving your class a great day with some new experiences. Gardom Lake has a variety of activities, facilities and staff that are dedicated to achieving your goals. We can tailor your stay to meet your group and its specific needs both just for a day and for overnight stays.

For any questions call us at our office 838-6645 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Gardom has a large variety of activities that encourage team development, personal growth, self-esteem and perseverance. Our activities range from team activities to activities that are more about the individual challenge. All activities are challenge by choice and work well with different group sizes.
  • Climbing Wall
  • Archery
  • Zipline
  • High Ropes Course
  • Pellet Guns
  • Laser Tag
  • Orb Soccer
  • Slingshots
  • BMX
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Guided Nature Hikes
  • Orienteering Scavenger Hunt
  • Team Challenge Course
  • Games - night games and camp games
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Fire Building Activity
  • Courts Games
  • Gym games
  • Igloo Building
  • Broomball
  • Sauna

Most activities can only be led by Gardom Lake Staff; some are available to be run by anyone. Check our booking agreement for full details or contact us.

Activities can be used in a combination or in a rotation to allow for larger groups to use all activities. Our staff are well trained and happy to work with any group to give a great experience. Let us know about your individual needs and goals and we will do our best to accommodate you.


Gardom Lake is beautifully situated on a small lake in the Shuswap. We have over 70 Acres with ponds, forest, and mountain areas on our site. Gardom Lakes facility is designed to accommodate different types of groups and many different options. Here some brief descriptions of our facility. For more information please contact us or check out our group rental  page.


Open year round our lodge is the heart of our camp. The lodge contains our kitchen, dining hall, meeting spaces, games room, and sleeping accommodations. The lodge is an ideal space because it offers year-round versatility and large space for group activities and meetings. Located in front of the lodge is parking space as well as our large covered seating area that is a great outdoor activity space.

Sleeping Accommodations

Gardom Lake has sleeping accommodations for around 200 people. Between our lodge, cottages, and cabins.


A new addition to Gardom Lake, our amphitheater can seat roughly 300 and has a large stage with an optional fire pit. The stage is mostly covered and has both lighting and power.

The Point (campfire spot)

One of our oldest locations, the point has been the scene of campfires for over 30 years. Located at the edge of the camp next to the lake, the point has seating for roughly 150 and provides the classic campfire spot for Gardom Lake.

Playing Field/courts

The field, courts free play area is our most used space. Located conveniently close to the lodge we have a basketball court with two hoops, Gaga Ball, 9 square, volleyball, bouldering wall, sports equipment, and a full field with soccer nets.


Gardom Lake is an amazing lake that is protected space for the ecology living in it. Our camp has a beach right on the lake with full access to canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, and swimming activities. Our beach has sand and we have two large docks in the water that create an enclosed swimming area.


Our gymnasium is heated and has lots of options for activities to be done inside. Some of the equipment that is available: two volleyball nets (adjustable), hockey nets, an assortment of equipment, dodgeballs, and assorted other sports equipment such as basketballs to go with our two hoops.


Gardom Lake is full of space for getting outside and experiencing nature, we have several thriving onsite ponds and lots of forest and trails.