WHO WE ARE

Columbia Outdoor School is a non-profit registered charity that owns and operates the Blue Lake Camp, an outdoor education centre located in the Columbia Basin of British Columbia.  

The Society provides educational programming on recreation outdoor skill development, sustainability, environment, and leadership. The Centre provides overnight camping experiences and experiential programming to youth. Youth attending the camp gain confidence, independence, critical thinking skills and opportunities to explore the natural environment.  

In addition, Blue Lake provides rental opportunities to families, small and large groups, and organizations. Rental revenues help offset the cost of our educational programming for youth. 

Blue Lake has been an operation since 1977 and has a long history of developing quality environmental education programs for youth. As the largest and most organized youth focused outdoor education organization in the Columbia Basin, Blue Lake is well equipped to develop and run place based and outdoor experiential programs.