About Together We Camp
Together We Can Addiction Recovery Centre has partnered with Camp My Way to create, Together We Camp. The result is a camp retreat that allows men and their families to treat and heal their addiction and mental health issues in a therapeutic, structured, and nurturing environment.
Together We Can works directly with Veteran Affairs Canada to provide addiction services for their members. After completing a 30-60 day program of recovery, men become eligible to participate in the Together We Camp program.
The camp is located completely off the grid in the backcountry Mountains of British Columbia Canada. This outdoor adventure based program teaches Campers how survive off grid, and respect our land that Mother Nature has provided all of us to enjoy and appreciate our gift of life today.
Our self sustainability, combined with outdoor Adventure is aimed to help our Emergency Service Providers, and Veterans who struggle with Operational Stress Injury(OSI) and PTSD get their lives back…Naturally.
The ultimate goal is to help people get their lives back and reconnect with their family and friends through teamwork, self-discipline, meditation, exercise, nutrition and sharing positive experiences, in a natural environment.
We have designed a program of activities and adventure for our campers to push personal limits, break down barriers, and re-establish a relationship not only with nature, but also with themselves. These experiences will provide our campers with the tools to cope with everyday struggles, and teach them about problem solving strategies, setting new goals and the importance of daily routines.
Our facilitators and guides are our Local Native community – N’ Quatqua /St’at’imcets Nations – along with Mt Currie.
18 Day Veteran Support Camp Summary
Week 1 – 8 days – D’Arcy, BC
- 5 am-10am – Meditation – Tea/Coffee – Breakfast (organic)
- 10 am-12pm – Exercise Regimen, military obstacle coarse, glacier dips, stretching
- 12 noon-1pm – Lunch
- 1 pm-3 pm – log cabin building, teepee building, pit house building, sweat lodge building, fly fishing, art therapy, massage therapy, outdoor survival training, self-sustainability off grid, gardening, caring for chickens, horses, pigs.
- 3 pm-3:30 pm – refuel – 2nd Lunch
- 3:30-6:00 pm – back to work – clean up
- 6 pm-7 pm – Dinner
- 7 pm-8:30 pm – Group check in
- 8 :30 pm – snack – desert – protein shakes
- 9 pm – free time to go to lake – fishing – read – relax – walk around – Bedtime
repeat x 5 days
Day 6 – 7 – Hike up to cabin at Twin Lakes – spend 1 night
Day 8 – Prepare for 7 day canoe trip/portage
Day 9 – 10 – Depart – Anderson Lake – 26 km canoe
Day 11 – Lost valley – Ameda Hut – Base Camp 2
Day 12 – Portage to Seton Lake – Camp at BC Hydro Camp Site
Day 13 – Drive to top of Mission Mountain – 15 kms – Hike to Base Camp 3 – set up camp
Day 14 – Day hike – hike to tip of Pimple Mountain – Back to Base Camp 3
Day 15 – return to Campsite on Seton Lake, Paddle 14 kms – Buddha Retreat – Base Camp 4
Day 16 – Paddle 10km – lillooet, drive back to – Base Camp 1 – over Duffy
Day 17 – Graduation Ceremony – Free Time for Couples
Day 18 – Helicopter/float plane/bush plane pick up – back to Vancouver
By 2021, Together We Camp/Camp My Way would like to be fully Operational Year round, Offering 60 – 90 day – 6 month programs, including 30 day Youth at Risk Boot Camps.