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Creative Elevation Camp

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Location: McGillivray Pass Lodge
Duration: 4 days
Cost: $3299 CAD + GST
Dates: September 20-23, 2024
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Creative Elevation Camp

Trip Dates:
September 20 - September 24


Per Person:

Group Buyout Rate

12 Spots Left

Trip Dates Days Per Person Group Buyout Rate Status
September 20 - September 24 4 $3299 Custom 12 Spots Left

Calling All Aspiring Photographers!


Are you ready to take your photography skills + career to the next level? Nothing like increasing your elevation to level up the skill set. Join renowned photographer and creative director Abby Cooper for more than just a photography camp – a creative career-building camp of exploration, creation, and business-minded growth.

Abby’s learned a thing or two throughout her 14 years of experience as a professional photographer, editor-in-chief and creative director specializing in remote backcountry location production. She’s joining us at McGillivray Pass Lodge to dish out all the tips for you to gain confidence and a skill set to explore making a career out of your passion for photography.

During our photography camp, Abby will guide you through immersive workshops and hands-on sessions tailored to creatives who would like to pursue adventure photography. This experience will cover planning and shooting campaigns, backcountry safety, remote location logistics planning, and business-focused tips and tricks. 

Whether you’re working on career confidence, organization and/or professional approach, this skill-based trip is all about growth in your photography career. And the setting at McGillivray Pass Lodge? It oozes inspiration. Rugged peaks, pristine lakes, stunning ridge walks, gardens of wildflowers, a well-situated rustic lodge, and sound-of-music type vibes; it’s the perfect place to hone in your photography skills. 

Behind the scenes Whitecap Alpine has the rest covered. Helicopter transfers, ACMG hiking guides, a cozy cabin with heated accommodation, and a fantastic cook preparing all your meals. In down time enjoy the lodge sauna, yoga gazebo, and cabin vibes. We cannot wait to share our special place with you.




  • Fit enough to carry your camera bag while hiking for 1 to 3 hours.


  • Goal-oriented and eager to learn new skills
  • A working camera you’re familiar with
  • Two memory cards (128 GB minimum recommended)
  • Two camera batteries and charger
  • Laptop and hard drive recommended
  • Notebook filled with questions
  • Ambition to pursue a professional outdoor photography career
Trip Package Includes:
  • Accommodation at McGillivray Pass Lodge
  • In-person instruction from Abby Cooper
  • Three full days of hiking with ACMG certified guide
  • Helicopter transport to and from the lodge
  • All meals and snacks (many snacks!)
Not Included:
  • Lodging in Pemberton or Whistler prior to your arrival (we can help arrange this)
  • Any specialty or alcoholic beverages (beer and wine is available for purchase at the lodge)
  • You may bring your own drinks but be mindful of luggage weight limits to avoid extra charges

Cancellation Policy


  • More than 10 weeks before start date: Deposit refunded minus $275 booking fee per space booked. Final balance due at 10 weeks.
  • 4-10 weeks before start date: 50% of the total trip cost refunded.
  • Less than 4 weeks before start date: No refund.
  • Whitecap cancellation: Full trip cost refunded.
  • No refunds for trip interruptions, poor weather, or acts of force majeure.
  • Evacuation Fund: Available for $50 per person per trip.

Cancellation requests must be received in writing to:

Whitecap recommends purchasing trip cancellation and interruption insurance, including medical coverage, within 24 hours of booking.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your photography career in an inspiring setting with expert guidance. Book your spot now and take the next step in your creative journey!


Have Questions?
Call us at 604-907-7937 or email us at