For the parents

The campers are supervised at all times on the mountain and during activities. The staff and camp director live in the same hotel to make sure that everyone is happy. Our ratio of staff to campers is at least 1 staff member for every 8 campers. Our coaches are also certified pros and the Blackcomb Glacier is patrolled by professional patrol.

After riding we offer supervised activities, any campers who choose not to participate may be allowed, depending on their age, to shop in Whistler village which is a small enclosed village with no cars in the main center (just steps from our hotel). All campers must check in at specified times and we are aware that younger campers have different needs than older campers. We do NOT allow drugs, drug paraphernalia or alcohol with our minor campers. If required, parents will be contacted and campers may be sent home immediately without refund.


Local camper supervision

Because underage Local campers do not stay at our hotel and it is very hard for us to provide the proper supervision otherwise, parents have 2 choices:

  1. drop them at breakfast restaurant and pick up at 4 pm at hotel
  2. drop them at breakfast restaurant and pick them up at 9:30 pm at hotel

Family options

Whistler is perfect for families because while their children participate in the camp, parents can play golf, go biking on the valley trails, lunch on a patio, shop in the village, fly-fish or take a helicopter tour of our spectacular scenery etc. For more information on all the summer Whistler activities and hotel accommodation options, go to Tourism Whistler’s website at: www.whistler.com or call them on: 1-888-944-7853

As most children enjoy being part of the camp experience where they fully integrate with the other campers, it is most popular for the parents to stay in a separate room or hotel. If your child does not want to share a bedroom, parents have the option to upgrade to a private room. Your child will still have two other “roommates” in the suite but their room will be private.

Accommodation options available to parents:

1) Private Suite Upgrade: This might be a good option if you want to stay in Whistler with your young (7-11yrs) old camper, and have concerns about them being too young to stay on their own.  Please contact us for pricing.

2) Parents Get Own Accommodation and Stay in Whistler: Parents can contact Tourism Whistler www.whistler.com to arrange for accommodations at a different hotel. Parents can also book a room direct with the Tantalus Lodge (same hotel as the campers) by calling 1- 888-663-4046 (www.tantaluslodge.com).  Whistler has endless things for parents to do while your child is at camp, we can also arrange for the parents to get up and see the glacier play area.

 

Medical facility

  • The Whistler Health Care Centre is a general and urgent care facility fully accredited by the Canadian Health Council.
  • It is situated within walking distance of the base of the mountain and is very experienced at handling all medical and trauma emergencies.
  • Helicopter evacuations to Vancouver are readily available.
  • We require campers under 19 to fill out our online Medical release form and our Liability waiver forms to complete their registration process.
    Click here to go to our forms page
  • Please note that Whistler Health Centre will not accept non-Canadian medical.
  • Coverage so all campers should have travel insurance arrangements.
  • The Whistler health Care Centre accepts all major credit cards or cash.
  • For reimbursement from your health insurance company, you will need to send in your receipts.

 

Travel Information

Please plan your flights into Vancouver International Airport for arrival/departure between 11 am and 3 pm. Please notify us if you are planning on having children sent as “unaccompanied minors” – there is often an additional charge through the airlines for arrivals and/or departures. Please verify this with your airline.

Airport Arrivals: We will have our easily identifiable staff waiting at the Domestic and International Arrival Gates (just outside of customs), from 11 am to 3 pm each Friday.

If you are driving to camp: Whistler is approximately 2 hours north of Vancouver. Please join us at the Tantalus Lodge at 4200 Whistler Way. For those staying with us at the hotel, we ask you to please time your arrival for between 5-6 pm on Friday night as our Welcome Night festivities will start sometime around 7pm.

 

Young Campers Traveling Alone to Camp

We have many young campers that travel alone to our camp. You can request "Unaccompanied Minor" service from all the airlines. They will make sure that your child stays in the care of the Airlines until the approved pickup person picks up the child at the other end. You would simply register our camp as the receiving party. The cost is minimal and some airlines do this for free. You can also request the same service for the return portion so that they stay with airline staff right from when we check them in on the departure day. Minors traveling alone to our camp should carry our travel form

 

How to get to tantalus lodge:

Follow Highway 99 North to Whistler until you reach Village Gate Blvd. - turn right into village. Take first right at lights onto Whistler Way. Continue along Whistler Way to Tantalus Resort Lodge - the last property on the left.

Departures: Our camp bus generally leaves Whistler around 7 am, and arrives at Vancouver International Airport at approx. 10 am, pending traffic conditions. Most airlines require travelers to check in at least 2 hours prior to departure. Please keep this in mind when booking your flights.

 

Information for multiple week campers:

If you’ll be staying with us for more than one camp, Friday will be a rest day. Our private area on the glacier will be closed for maintenance, and campers will spend the day off-hill with a staff member.


Spending money

It is always a good idea to have some Canadian money on hand for incidentals and gifts. Our campers generally spend $10-20 Cdn per day.

Most stores in Whistler will take US funds, however the exchange rate will vary. There are a variety of places to exchange money in Whistler. Traveler’s cheques are also

Camp policies

Over the years our camp has prided itself in mutual trust developed between the campers and the staff.

We operate on a free and open system of supervision, but if rules are broken, then staff and campers talk SERIOUSLY to resolve the problem. We’re all here for a good time and for that reason, certain common sense rules must be followed. We look forward to a great, fun-filled camp!

  1. Possession or consumption of illegal drugs/drug paraphernalia or alcohol will not be tolerated. We have a 100% no-tolerance policy. Parents will be called and offending campers sent home without refund.
  2. The hotel accommodation must be respected as though it is your own home. If the room or contents are damaged in any way, the damage will be charged to the campers, and in the case of willful damage, the offender will be dismissed from camp. There will be an additional charge if extra housekeeping is required for filthy rooms.
  3. Campers must be in their assigned rooms by 10 pm and during the evening room checks unless the camp supervisor gives specific permission.
  4. Any behavior considered as a safety hazard to self or others will not be permitted, and may result in campers being sent home.
  5. The camp will not take responsibility for any lost or stolen valuables or equipment.
  6. No refunds will apply to campers sent home for violation of camp rules. Parents or guardians will be contacted and the individual will be sent home at the parents’ expense as soon as the travel arrangements can be made.

Summer Camp Cancellation Policy

(Applies to EACH individual camp/week booked)


1) If you cancel in writing prior to May 1, $250 CDN is non-refundable.
2) If you cancel in writing after May 1 and up to the day prior to camp start date, $500 CDN is non-refundable.
3) Sorry - no refunds after the camp start date for any reason (please note that if a camper is sent home for unacceptable behavior, or is injured and not able to snowboard for the remainder of their session, we can not offer a refund)

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