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Camping 101

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

If you’ve always wanted to camp in a tent, but you feel like you lack the skills and confidence, this program is for you!

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Pembina Nordic Centre- Outdoor Education Center, 7010 Twp Rd 494, Rocky Rapids, AB (In Eagle Point Provincial Park).
Who: Anyone that wants to learn the basics of camping and hiking.
Cost: $50 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.

Itinerary for the day:

9:00 am – 9:30 am:  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)

1:30-1:45 – Coffee Break

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm – When Nature Calls

  • How to poop in the woods

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Hiking

  • Trail Etiquette
  • Guided Hike

3:00 pm – Wrap up & Farewell

What you need to bring:

●  Water bottle (let’s stay hydrated!)

●  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 after all!

●  Any camping gear you have that you want to learn how to use.

●  Sunscreen? Camera?

What is included:

  • Fun Filled Day led 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, bowhunting, 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.

Organizer

Erin Klatt
Phone:
(780) 898-7275
Email:
education@epbrparkscouncil.org

Venue

Pembina Nordic Trails & Chalet
7010 Township Rd 494
Rocky Rapids, AB T0E 1Z0 Canada
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Organizer

Erin Klatt
Phone:
(780) 898-7275
Email:
education@epbrparkscouncil.org

Venue

Pembina Nordic Trails & Chalet
7010 Township Rd 494
Rocky Rapids, AB T0E 1Z0 Canada
+ Google Map