(Formerly East Vancouver Newcomer Camp)
Offering free of charge Summer Camps curated solely for newly immigrated refugee children with the goal of helping them overcome language and social barriers
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada
Interested in working or volunteering with us?
To educate the children on fundamental English language and communication skills
To develop the children's sports skills and abilities, as well as teaching them variety of sports and games
To make the children feel welcome and comfortable in their new home by establishing a friendly and caring community
BC Newcomer Camp is a Canadian registered charity that operates free summer day camps for recently arrived refugee children. By teaching English language skills and a variety of sports and playground games, our immersive and engaging learning environment equips newly arrived refugee children with the tools and confidence needed to succeed in their new home. Their transitions are made easier in the company of peers with a common background and our instructors put particular emphasis on building friendships, community, teamwork, and confidence. Our camps include staff members that are fluent in many languages including Arabic, Kurdish and English, as well as members trained in specific sports and English language education.
PRESIDENT, SECRETARY TREASURER, CO-FOUNDER
Duncan is a student in the Bachelor of International Economics program at UBC. When he was 11 years old, Duncan moved to Spain and was enrolled in a local public primary school. When he arrived, he didn’t speak a word of Spanish and it was only through his ability to play soccer and the school’s Spanish second language program that he was able to make friends. This has led Duncan to make it his goal to teach sports and English to recently arrived immigrant and refugee children, in order for them to have the tools they need to make friends in their new home.
VICE PRESIDENT, CO-FOUNDER
Dakota is currently in his fourth year at UBC pursuing a Bachelors of History in the Faculty of Arts. With a developed understanding of aquatics through his active involvement competing and coaching, he has gained an appreciation for the benefits of athletic activity. In addition, Dakota values the positive effects sport can have on social development and I eager to offer this to the refugee children.
Publicity Director: Håkan Williams
Communications Director: Noah Levy
Recruitment Director: Haytham Alhamaydeh
Director of English Language Curriculum Design: Hoda Hamouda
Director of English Curriculum and Language Instruction: Sara Kherallah
We additionally pride ourselves with having a fantastic
staff of committed employees and volunteers.
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions, comments or concerns.
We look forward to hearing from you!