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Camping Fees for Persons with Disabilities

The purpose of this program is to provide support for persons with disabilities who are also receiving income assistance from the authorities identified.

Camping for free - what are the criteria?

If you meet any ONE of the following criteria, your camping party can camp for free. There is also no charge for a second non-recreational vehicle.

1.
You are designated a “Person with Disabilities(PWD) and receiving PWD benefits under the British Columbia provincial government Employment and Assistance Program (administered by the BC Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation). Note: Recipients of CPP disability are eligible for free camping if they are also designated under the PWD program and receive additional disability benefits from the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation.
 
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Procedures:
   
a.
Obtain, from your caseworker, a current calendar year Release of Information form issued by the BC Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation.
   
b.
Upon arrival at the campground, show the campground operator the ORIGINAL approved form AND a second piece of identification.
   
c.
This Release of Information form (click here to view a sample page - in pdf format) can be obtained by contacting your local Employment and Assistance Centre.
  OR    
2.
You have a child registered through the “At Home Program” (administered by the British Columbia provincial government Ministry of Children and Family Development).
 
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Procedures:
   
a.
Obtain a Letter of Eligibility from your caseworker, stating your child is eligible for the "At Home Program" issued by the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development.
   
b.
Upon arrival at the campground, show the campground operator the ORIGINAL approved Letter of Eligibility AND a second piece of identification (either the child's ID, if possible, or the parent/legal guardian's ID).
   
c.
A letter of elegibility (click to view two different types of eligibility letters - either one is acceptable - in pdf format: letter 1 and letter 2) can be obtained by contacting the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
  OR    
3.
You are a person living on-reserve and receiving disability benefits from a First Nation Administering Authority.
   - Procedures:
   
a.
Please have your Band Social Development Worker contact us for more information at parkinfo@victoria1.gov.bc.ca
   
b.
Upon arrival at the campground, show the campground operator the ORIGINAL Release of Information Form issued by a First Nation Administering Authority for the current calendar year AND a second piece of identification.

Please note: This discount does not apply to group camping, group picnicking, electrical hookups, cabins, yurts, backcountry and marine fees or reservation charges.