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CAMPING 101

May 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-7

WANT TO GO CAMPING BUT NOT SURE WHERE TO START? THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU!
Develop the confidence to set up your own campsite, light fires and cook with fire or campstove!

THE BASICS:
Date: Saturday, May 8th, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Pembina Nordic Center, Drayton Valley, AB
Who: Anyone that wants to learn the basics of camping and hiking.
Cost: $50/participant includes lunch.

If you have your own equipment and want to better familiarize yourself with it, please feel free to bring it.

Please note, that we will be outside and as such you need to dress for the weather. Layers are key to keeping you warm. A waterproof outer layer is also beneficial.

REGISTER HERE:
REGISTER FOR CAMPING 101 ITINERARY

9:00 am – 9:30am
– Welcome!
– Meet & greet
– Expectations & Procedures for the day
– Welcome activity

9:30 am – 10:15 am
– Camp Set Up Tents
– Sleep Systems

10:15 am – 10:30 am – Coffee Break/Snacks

10:30 am – 11:00 am
– Camp Etiquette
– How to poop in the woods
– Keeping your camp critter safe

11:00 am – 1:30 pm
– Camp Kitchen
– How to light a fire
– How to light a stove
– Cooking over the fire
– Cooking on a stove

LUNCH
– Safe Drinking Water (Potable)
– Cleaning up your kitchen (grey water, dishes, etc)

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm – Coffee Break

1:45-2:00
– When Nature Calls
– How to poop in the woods

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
– Hiking & Survival Skills
– Trail Etiquette
– Knot tying
– Survival kits

3:00 pm – Wrap up & Farewell
PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING:
– Water bottle
– Reusable cup for coffee/tea
– Warm clothes! – it is May, so bring a toque, mitts, jackets, boots…..
– Raincoat – hopefully we won’t need it, but just in case – it is Alberta afterall!

Any camping gear you have that you want to learn how to use.
– Sunscreen?
– Camera?

WHAT IS INCLUDED:
– Fun Filled Day lead by a qualified instructor
– Access to/Use of equipment for the day (tents, stoves, water filters, etc.)
– Lunch
– Coffee/Tea/Water

YOUR HOST: ERIN KLATT

From day one, Erin has been outdoorsy. Having grown up on a wildlife reserve, spending all their family vacations camping and canoeing plus having her dad that worked for the ministry of natural resources, it is easy to see where her passion and knowledge for the outdoors stems. Erin is an avid backpacker and hiker who taught junior and senior high school outdoor education programs for over 12 years. She is an OCC certified field leader, and overnight travel instructor. In addition, she has her AHEIA certifications including hunting, fishing, bow hunting and boating. She is always eager to share her knowledge and joy for the outdoors with others. In addition to working for Eagle Point Blue Rapids Parks Council, Erin is a nature and adventure photographer.

Details

Date:
May 8
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-7

Details

Date:
May 8
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-7
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