Get Outdoors – Golden Ears Camping Edition

This camp is now being offered twice this summer!

Session I | July 16-20 | 5 days (3 Overnight)
Non-Member: $620 Member: $558
*Early Bird & Online Discount do not apply to this camp

Session II  |Aug 7-10 | 4 days (2 overnight)
Non-Member: $500 Member: $450

*Early Bird & Online Discount do not apply to this camp

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Camp Goal: To Expose, Expand and Explore.

To introduce back-packing and camping as forms of outdoor recreation and encourage the importance of safety in outdoor environments. To explore a wide range of outdoor activities in order to generate strong and safe fundamental movements and abilities. Tent and other camping equipment will be provided. Sleeping bag & Sleeping mat are required and available for rental.

Session I Schedule – Full day 9am-4pm (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday OVERNIGHT)

Mon Tue (Overnight) Wed (Overnight) Thu (Overnight) Fri
  • Welcome
  • Intro & ice breaker games
  • Adventure smart talk (room 1055 10:00-11:00am)
  • Lunch
  • Camp prep & equipment check (2029A & Lot 5)
  • Indoor rock climbing
  • Welcome and travel prep.
  • Bus departs for Golden Ears Provincial Park (11:15am)
  • Equipment pick-up
  • Arrive at park (1:00pm)
  • Unpack + set up
  • Establish rules & boundaries
  • First aid/camping safety orientation
  • Dinner prep & tent designation
  • Clean up
  • After dinner activity
  • Bed by 10:00pm
  • Wake-up 7:30am
  • Food prep for breakfast & lunch
  • Group walk & team building games
  • Food prep
  • Lunch
  • Soccer games
  • Capture the flag
  • Food prep for dinner
  • Clean up
  • After dinner activity
  • Bed by 10:00pm
  •  Wake-up 7:30am
  • Food prep for breakfast & lunch
  • “No trace camping”
  • Group hike to Lower Falls
  • Lunch at falls
  • Return to campsite
  • Swimming at Golden Ears Lake
  • Ultimate frisbee
  • Food prep for dinner
  • Clean up
  • After dinner activity
  • Bed by 10:00pm
  • Wake-up 7:30am
  • Food prep for breakfast
  • Pack-up & and clean site
  • Bus departs for return to the Oval (11:30am)
  • Lunch at the Oval (1:00pm)
  • Organize equipment & debrief on experience
  • Indoor climbing

Session II Schedule – Full day 9am-4pm (Wednesday & Thursday OVERNIGHT

Tue Wed (Overnight) Thu (Overnight) Fri
  • Welcome
  • Intro & ice breaker games
  • Adventure smart talk (room 1055 10:00–11:00am)
  • Soccer
  • Lunch
  • Camp prep & equipment check (2029a & Lot 5)
  • Indoor rock climbing
  • Bus departs for Golden Ears Provincial Park (9:15am)
  • Equipment pick-up
  • Arrive at park (11:30)
  • Unpack + set up
  • Food prep
  • Lunch
  • Establish rules & boundaries
  • First aid/camping safety orientation
  • Group walk & team building games
  • Dinner prep & tent designation
  • Clean up & after dinner activity
  • Bed by 10:00pm
  • Wake-up 7:30am
  • Food prep for breakfast & lunch
  • “No trace camping”
  • Group hike to Lower Falls
  • Lunch at falls
  • Return to campsite
  • Swimming at Golden Ears Lake
  • Ultimate frisbee
  • Food prep for dinner
  • Clean up
  • After dinner activity
  • Bed by 10:00pm
  • Wake-up 7:30am
  • Food prep for breakfast
  • Pack up & and clean site
  • Bus departs for return to the Oval (11:30am)
  • Lunch at the Oval (1:00pm)
  • Organize equipment & debrief on experience
  • Indoor climbing

* Schedule subject to change
** All times are estimates and very likely to change
*** Water and snack breaks will happen throughout each day
**** Please bring swim suit & towel for camping trip

Camping equipment required

  • Whistle (to be worn around neck at all times)
  • Sleeping bag (Rent: Session I $40, Session II $30)
  • Sleeping pad (Rent: Session I $15, Session II $8)
  • Duffle bag or large backpack for all your camping equipment
  • Day sizes backpack large enough to fit lunch,
  • Raingear, water bottle, sunscreen and hat and extra layer
  • 1L water bottle
  • Flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries
  • Rainwear with a hood
  • Sunscreen + hat
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste + other necessary toiletries
  • 1 pair of shorts (quick-dry preferred, no jean shorts)
  • 1 pair of track or sweat pants (quick try material recommended, no jeans)
  • 1 hoodie or polar fleece jacket for night time
  • 1 long sleeve
  • 3 shirts (2 quick dry recommended)
  • 2 pairs of socks
  • Sleep wear
  • 1 pillow case
  • Toque
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Running shoes (suitable for hiking)
  • Camp shoes (crocs or sandals)
  • 1 plastic bowl
  • 1 plastic plate
  • Mug
  • Set of fork, spoon, knife

Camping equipment provided

  • Tent
  • Insect repellent
  • Bathroom paper
  • Tarp
  • Rope
  • Camping Stove
  • Firewood (if permitted)
  • Matches
  • First aid kit

Optional Gear

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Journal and pencil (to write about your amazing trip!)

*All equipment will be reviewed and brought to the Oval the day before departure to ensure proper packing and preparation of each camper is completed.

Camp Meals

Session I July 16-20 (3 Nights)

  • Tuesday 6:00pm Dinner: Stir fry veggie wraps 
  • Wednesday 8:30am Breakfast: Muffin, oatmeal, fruit
  • Wednesday 12:00pm Lunch: Jam or meat & cheese wraps/sandwiches, granola bar, apple
  • Wednesday 6:00pm Dinner: Mac & cheese with hotdogs
  • Thursday 8:30am Breakfast: Oatmeal & fruit
  • Thursday 12:00pm Lunch: Jam or meat & cheese wraps/sandwiches, granola bar, apple
  • Thursday 6:00pm Dinner: Pita pizzas – peperoni, peppers, onion, cheese, tomato sauce
  • Friday 8:30am Breakfast: Oatmeal, fruit, jam sandwich
  • Friday 1:00pm Lunch: Jam or meat & cheese wraps/sandwiches, granola bar, apple

Session II Aug 7-10 (2 Nights)

  • Wednesday 6:00pm Dinner: Stir fry veggie wraps
  • Thursday 8:30am Breakfast: Oatmeal & fruit
  • Thursday 12:00pm Lunch: Jam or meat & cheese wraps/sandwiches, granola bar, apple
  • Thursday 6:00pm Dinner: Pita pizzas – peperoni, peppers, onion, cheese, tomato sauce
  • Friday 8:30am Breakfast: Oatmeal, fruit, jam sandwich
  • Friday 1:00pm Lunch: Jam or meat & cheese wraps/sandwiches, granola bar, apple

*Please outline all food allergies prior to trip to Camp Programmer Loren Dillane @ ldillane@richmondoval.ca

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