We are Eco Dfndrs

Join us at camp!

3rd 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!

This year’s theme is “Water” – explore what water means to you on a personal, local and global scale.

“It was awesome. I learned so much and it really inspired me to think more about what I could do in my community to help the environment. I definitely want to do it again.”—Kalena


August 10–18, 2019

Denman Island B.C.

Ages 12–15

Download application form

Apply by June 15, 2019. 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 local south island chapter of the Surf Rider Foundation, the Denman Island Conservation Society, the K'omoks First Nation and the local Denman/Hornby Island kayak and canoe company.

More about camp

filming a music video at Eco Dfndrs camp
behind the scenes, filming at camp behind the scenes, Gabe and Kalena at Two Rivers Farms behind the scenes, Mike filming behind the scenes, Chaya filming

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!

logo Eco Dfndrs Save the World

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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