Criteria for Youth Groups
means a group of 12 or more persons which meets the following criteria:
Youth Group Fees
- A British Columbia k-12 school, not-for-profit youth organization, or youth program run by a recreation centre taking members who are 18 years of age or younger for overnight camping trip.
- A supervision ratio of not less than one adult (19 or older) to eight youth, and not more than one adult to every three youth for designated frontcountry group sites.
- A higher supervision ratio may be required for designated backcountry group sites. This information will be posted on the website for specific parks/areas.
- A higher supervision ratio for youth with special needs may be permitted (e.g. one-to-one supervision).
- Note: Pre-registration may be required for some park locations. Please ensure you check individual park pages well in advance of your trip.
- The fee per night for the use of a designated group site is $1/person (age 6 and older) with a minimum charge of $50/group site. The $50/group site/night minimum includes the first 50 people. The maximum charge is $150/group site/night.
- This fee applies to all designated group sites only for all youth groups that meet the criteria.
- Reservation fees apply when BC Parks services are used.