Agur Lake Camp Society

Provides a barrier free wilderness camp for children and adults with special needs, along with their families and caregivers. A place where they can retreat, rejuvenate and relax in a safe, outdoor enabling environment.

Agur Lake Camp ModelOur Impact Why We Exist

Our Mandate

To operate and enhance our barrier free wilderness camp for children and adults with special needs, along with their families and caregivers.

Where We Started

The story of Agur Lake Camp started over 30 years ago when Bonnar Dowler vowed to establish a camp for children with special needs and their families. At the time Bonnar was visiting his terminally ill infant son at BC Children's Hospital and saw the many children who would never know the joy of gliding across a lake in a canoe or the wonder of a starry night in the forest.

Our Story What We Do

Who We Are

We will offer a safe environment to those who would not normally be able to attend a camp due to physical, sensory and/or mental challenges. Agur Lake Camp will accept the affected individual regardless of age as well as their family or caregiver to support them. The lodge and cabins will be  of the users.

The camp is located 20km west of Summerland, British Columbia and is available to children and adults with special needs along with their families and caregivers throughout BC. The camp offers three fully furnished cabins, dry RV sites, dock, trails, communal fire-pit, picnic pavilion and outdoor accessible washroom. The entire facility is mostly barrier free so that every camper, regardless of their special need, can enjoy nature and the outdoors.

"Agur Lake Camp is a place that will cater to the whole family as opposed to just the individual. That makes us unique. I think that is valuable because families are much stronger and happier when they are kept together." -Amanda Lewis, guest and previous Board of Directors member

Our Programs How We Do It

Agur Lake Camp facilities and accommodations are specially designed to be fully wheelchair accessible. Our dock, extensive trails, pavilion, fire pit area, and outdoor washroom provides peace of mind to families and caregivers who care for those with special needs that may not have access to mainstream accommodation and outdoor recreation. The cabins are equipped with the specialized equipment needed to ensure the safety and comfort of the users.

What You Can Do

 Agur Lake Camp Society is very grateful for all the support received over the last thirteen years. It has been a huge endeavour to transform a wilderness area to a park like recreational facility. None of which would have been possible without the many hours of dedicated volunteers, the participation of our membership and the resources of our donors. Today there are many opportunities to become part of the vision.

You can become a lifetime member or an annual corporate member

You can purchase a foot of barrier free trail in our "Foot Buy Foot" program

You can sponsor a stay at Agur Lake Camp in the Sponsorship Program

You can leave a Legacy

You can become a volunteer in many areas of the organization

You can make a donation

You can tell others about us


Debbie Schneider
Office Manager
Charitable Number: 859373747RR0001

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