The Camp

Welcome to Camp Miriam

Nestled on the West Coast of Canada, Habonim Dror Camp Miriam is a Jewish summer camp that provides a unique camping experience for children who have completed grades 2-11. Camp Miriam is located on a 20 acre waterfront site on beautiful Gabriola Island, which is a 20 minute ferry ride from the city of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.

Camp Miriam offers a diverse program which encompasses creative learning experiences and regular camp activities. In a supportive community, and through a value based program, campers explore their Jewish identity and gain knowledge about Israel, Jewish history, current social issues, and social justice. In addition, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, sports, arts and crafts, music, Israeli dancing, camping trips, and theme days are all an integral part of the program.

Camp Miriam is part of Habonim Dror, a youth movement which has 6 other camps in North America, and sister camps in 15 countries around the world. Habonim Dror provides a strong framework for programming and leadership training, which ensures that Camp Miriam has a staff of caring, capable counselors. With almost 7 decades of camping experience behind us, we are able to provide a safe and healthy environment in which the campers have fun, sing, dance, laugh, play and develop new interests.

With an emphasis on sharing and social responsibility, the staff of Camp Miriam develop programs which encourage individual growth, sharing and social responsibility, and a sense of community which is cherished long after the summer is over!