For over a decade, CanAdventure Education’s Ravenwood Forest Camp has inspired, transformed, and nurtured all who visit. Facilities are located on 40 private acres bordering the crystal clear waters of the Salmon River. The property features majestic old-growth forest, grassy meadows, and countless species of edible and culturally significant plants and animals. The site is graced with regular visits from a local herd of Roosevelt Elk and the annual salmon run draws in wildlife of all kinds, including black bears and bald eagles. We are set away from the hustle and bustle of the world where people come together for the enrichment of community and self discovery.

Ravenwood's Facilities 

  • Outdoor kitchen and covered eating area,
  • cabin and barn loft space for indoor accommodation,
  • Plenty of space for tent camping
  • prospector-style wall tents for summer lodging,
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Hot showers and laundry facilities
  • Walking trails through mature second growth and old growth forests
  • Low ropes course
  • 2 covered council fire areas, and
  • The perfect swimming hole off the back of the property.

Ravenwood Forest Camp and the Wilderness of Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island is situated on the west coast of Canada, in the province of British Columbia, just north of Washington State, USA. Stretching approximately 450 kilometers (270 miles) from southeast to northwest, Vancouver Island is flanked by the rugged and breathtaking coastlines of the Strait of Georgia and the Juan de Fuca Strait.
'The Island', as locals refer to it, is one of the world's most biologically diverse regions and is a world-renowned travel destination for wilderness enthusiasts. Vancouver Island also boasts the mildest climate in Canada. The summer months are reliably warm and sunny with daytime temperatures reaching average highs in the mid 20's Celsius (70 to 80 Fahrenheit) and evenings remaining refreshingly cool. In winter, Vancouver Island is the most temperate region in British Columbia, with temperatures just above 0 degrees Celsius (32 Fahrenheit). Its pristine rainforests, clear mountain streams, and wild and ever-changing Pacific coastline make Vancouver Island the perfect outdoor destination.

From Ravenwood Forest Camp, explore Vancouver Island's most spectacular backcountry and marine wilderness areas -pristine rainforests, clear mountain streams, rivers, and lakes, and a wild, rugged, and ever-changing Pacific coastline. Quite simply, there is no other destination that can compare with the range of outdoor recreation opportunities that Vancouver Island offers.

Getting Here

From Victoria: Take the inland Island Highway (Highway 19) North past Nanaimo and the Comox Valley. Stay on the highway straight through to Campbell River, toward Port Hardy. When you get to the Sayward Junction, 45 minutes north of Campbell River, turn right. The next right, in about 100 metres, is Skogan Road. To get to Ravenwood Forest Camp, head up the long driveway to the end of Skogan Road.

Interested in Hosting an Event or Program at Ravenwood Forest Camp?

Booking Procedures:

1. Inquiry for available dates via email to: dragonflyprograms@gmail.com

2. Registration form will be sent to you. Return completed form via email.

3. Deposits are to be sent in to confirm booking. Please mail chq to: Corinna Stevenson C/O CanAdventure Education - Ravenwood Forest Camp, 460 Skogan Rd., Sayward, BC V0P 1R0

4. Ravenwood Forest Camp is a multi-user camp. Should you wish to reserve the camp, a TENTATIVE booking arrangement is accepted on a first come first serve basis. Please note, however that FINAL BOOKING is not confirmed until a deposit is received in full. In the event that we receive more than one booking for the same date, then FINAL confirmation will be awarded also on a first come first served basis.

5. A final confirmation and welcome package will be emailed to the group contact person.

6. Proof of liability insurance and a completed CanAdventure Education Waiver Form MUST be received two weeks prior to use.

Terms and Conditions of Facility Rental Agreement

The following important points are in place to ensure a safe, enjoyable, and productive stay with us. Your compliance with them allows us to keep fees at the low levels that we have established and to provide the best possible experience for your group:

  • A deposit is required to hold the site for the dates requested:

- 20% of projected invoice with a minimum of $250

- Sixty days before rental, the deposit will be refunded in the event of a cancellation less an administration fee of $50. After 60 days before the rental, the deposit will be non refundable.

- The deposit may be held until the inspection of facilities used is completed. If no additional cleaning or damage charges are incurred, the deposit will be reimbursed or applied to the final cost of the rental.

  • It is the responsibility of each user group to leave the facilities that they have used in a state similar to the condition they were in upon arrival. Cleaning charges will be billed or deducted from the deposit if necessary. Camp staff will be available to check the facility to verify that the cleaning is complete.
  • It is the responsibility of the user to report and be financially accountable for any damages incurred during their usage of Camp Facilities. If damage is evident upon your arrival, please inform the camp staff immediately. Otherwise, you, or your group will be held financially accountable for the repair charges
  • CanAdventure Education cannot be held responsible for any lost items. 
  • When young people under the age of 19 are in attendance, responsible adult supervision is expected at all times. A minimum of one adult per 10 campers is expected for mainstream programs, and one adult per 6 campers for youth at risk programming.  Supervisors will be the first to arrive, in order to ensure orderly registration and set up 
  • CanAdventure Education, Ltd. does not assume responsibility in any way for accident, injury, or illness, and it is understood that no safety personnel are provided to supervise any activities. Rental groups are required to provide for advanced medical treatment and/or expenses, and on-site first aid. There is a hospital in Campbell River, 50 minutes away, for emergencies.
  • CanAdventure Education, Ltd. does not provide general liability insurance for groups using our facility. It is your responsibility to ensure that your group has insurance coverage and to provide proof of such
  • CanAdventure Education’s Ravenwood Forest Camp is a community where people come for personal growth and education. Guests are asked to uphold the behavioural standards that exist for the betterment of the community. Guests are asked to cooperate in preserving a family atmosphere. Alcoholic beverages, tobacco, and any illegal drugs are prohibited anywhere on the facility. The organization’s representative assumes responsibility for enforcement of these regulations on all members and guests of the organization while they are at the camp. Your cooperation is appreciated.
  • To conserve the natural beauty and the man made facilities of the camp and of the forest, refrain from disfiguring, defacing, damaging, destroying or abusing it. There is absolutely no hunting allowed on the property
  • Groups should bring with them a medical form and waiver for all participants that includes names, addresses, emergency contact phone numbers, Health card numbers, and medical history.

Rental Fees 

$225.00/day, $360.00/weekend, $900.00/week 

Interested in a Long Term Rental Agreement?

Contact us at dragonflyprograms@gmail.com