We are Eco Dfndrs

Join us at camp!

Annual Eco Dfndrs Summer Camp

An 8 day immersive experience encouraging creativity, leadership and communication.

  • Take workshops on script-writing, story building, indigenous cultural practices, film production and editing
  • Create an innovative film that represents your concerns about the environment
  • Collaborate with youth from around B.C. on projects that inspire you
  • Receive feedback from environmental experts, guest speakers, film industry professionals and mentors
  • Watch your film grow from an idea to a production to a big screen viewing in one week
  • Make new friends while enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Denman Island
  • Have fun!

Camp 2020

Denman Island, B.C.

August 16–23, 2020

Ages 12–15

We are planning to offer the Eco Dfndrs camp from August 16-23, 2020 and will continue to monitor developments as the current COVID-19 situation and conditions evolve. Check back for updates and information that will be posted here as well as on the Eco Dfndrs Facebook page.

Hopefully we will see you this summer!

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“This camp showed me that everybody has a concern for the earth and I don’t feel so alone”—Portia

Camp is limited to 20 participants. No prior experience in film is required, but you must have a passion for filmmaking, a desire to create change and develop your art in a collaborative environment!

Selected applicants will attend the camp at no charge for activities and accommodation. There will be a fee of $100 per camper to help cover food costs.

Our goal is to align with local groups, organization and communities, in which the short films can be used to help promote, educate and inspire, such as the Association for Denman Island Marine Stewards (ADIMS), the local south island chapter of the Surf Rider Foundation, the Denman Island Conservation Society, and the K'omoks First Nation.

More about camp

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youth looking into camera on tripod on the beach youth at camp, with film camera, slate, and mic two youth smiling with sunglasses on by the water group of five youth walking down dirt road in the forest, carrying film equipment

We stand for world peace

Meet the instructors & mentors

From mentors to chaperones to cooks, the staff are dedicated to making the Eco Dfndrs camp a safe and creative environment. Our aim is to make the world a better place, and no better place to do this than Denman Island!

Save the world!

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We are Eco Dfndrs. We create, share and collaborate on ideas to get our message out. We don’t just say we care for our environment, we do more. We make films to open people’s eyes, start conversations and inspire action.

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