Contacting your Camper!

E-mail
We use a summer camp email service called Bunk1. It provides free contact with campers (called bunk notes) on a limited basis, and the option to purchase extra bunk notes for families wishing to have more regular contact. Click here for more information on Bunk1. The invitation code for Camp Thunderbird is: B1THUNDER

Bunk Notes are printed once per day, at 11:00am and distributed at breakfast, lunch, or dinner within 24 hours. Campers do not receive bunk notes while on out-trips. Bunk Notes sent after 11am on the last Thursday of the program will not reach the camper before they leave.

Bunk1 is a 3rd party service that we use. Bunk1 is a reliable service that is quick and easy to distribute. All families receive at least one free bunk note per child, per week of camp. Bunk1 is a for-profit venture, and they charge for any additional bunk notes at a cost of $1.00 per note. 50% of all profits from bunk notes sent to Camp Thunderbird campers are donated to the Strong Kids fund, which helps send kids to Camp Thunderbird programs who otherwise could not afford it.

Regular Mail
Thunderbird’s Mailing Address:
Camper Name and section (Explorer, Pioneer, etc.)
c/o Camp Thunderbird
5040 Glinz Lake Rd
Sooke, BC V9Z 0E3

Sending a letter before your child arrives at camp ensures that they receive a letter during their stay. A letter from home can be a wonderful treat if it is positive and light-hearted. If you get an unhappy letter from your child, don’t panic. It’s likely whatever made them unhappy when they wrote the letter has long since been forgotten, or it has been addressed by your camper’s counsellor or another camp staff. If you have a concern, please call.

Telephone
No phone is available for campers to regularly make or receive calls while at camp. If you would like to speak with the Summer Program Manager for any reason, please feel free to phone the camp at: 250-642-3136.

 2019 DATES AND FEES

Many Camps are currently full. Review the dates below. Green dates have a few spaces remaining. To be added to a waiting list complete the online form. 

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Day Camp: $324 (*4 day camp week $259.20) July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, Aug 6-9 (*no camp BC Day), Aug 12-16, Aug 19-23, Aug 26-30
Day Camp Overnight Option: $39 Offered each day camp week on Wednesday night.
Explorers 5 Day Base Camp: $590 July 15-19, July 22-26, Aug 5-9, Aug 12-16
Pioneers 5 Day Base Camp: $590 July 8-12, Aug 26-30
All-Gendered Cabins – Pioneers 5 Day Base Camp: $590 Aug 5-9, Aug 19-23
Pioneers 5 Day Quest Camp: $590 July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, Aug 5-9, Aug 12-16, Aug 19-23
Pioneers 9 Day Quest Camp: $1041 July 4-12, Aug 1-9
Pioneers 12 Day Quest Camp: $1352 July 15-26
Outpost 5 Day Base Camp: $611 July 8-12, Aug 26-30
Outpost 5 Day Quest Camp: $611 July 15-19, July 22-26, Aug 12-16, Aug 19-23
Outpost 9 Day Hike: $1196 July 4-12, Aug 1-9
Outpost 9 Day Kayak: $1360 July 4-12, Aug 1-9
Outpost 12 Day Hike: $1537 Aug 12-23
Outpost 12 Day Canoe: $1610 July 15-26
Outpost 12 Day Kayak: $1686 July 15-26, Aug 12-23
Leadership Development Kayak: $2991 July 8-26, Aug 5-23
Leadership Development Hike: $2929  July 8-26, Aug 5-23
Overnight Camp Bus Service To Camp  Limited space available; register in advance!
Downtown/Langford: $18 Offered each week.
BC Ferries/YYJ Airport: $51 July 8, July 15, August 5, August 12
Overnight Camp Bus Service From Camp  Limited space available; register in advance!
Downtown/Langford: $18 Offered each week.
BC Ferries/YYJ Airport: $51 July 12, July 26, August 9, August 23

 

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