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Otter Home Learners
February 23, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm PST
Learn-to Camp Program
On Friday, February 23rd Parks Canada staff will bring us their Learn-to Camp program at Fort Langley National Historic Site. Details below. Max 30 people. 10:30 – 2:30 p.m. RSVP by Feb 12, 2018. *Please note that because this is such a lengthy Explorer Day we have separated the day into two sections for registration.
Morning Program 10:30 – noon.
Build Up Your Tents And Your Camping Experience
Join Parks Canada’s Learn-to Camp team to build up your camping experience by building up your tents. This program will include instruction on campsite planning, safe food storage practices, learning the Leave No Trace Principles and trying your hand at setting up a tent.
AdventureSmart Hug a Tree
Does your child know what to do if they get lost in the woods? A Search and Rescue prevention program hosted by Parks Canada’s Learn-to Camp team will teach children: 1) How not to become lost in the woods 2) What to do if they do become lost 3) How not to come to harm 4) How they can help searchers find them.
Afternoon Program 12:30-2:30
Spark up Your Campfire – Campfires have the power to bring people together, sparking the sharing of knowledge and stories. Experience the power of campfires with Parks Canada’s Learn-to Camp team, as we build your confidence in campfire safety, through campfire activities and by building a picture-perfect campfire.
Packing Perfect – Discover how easy and enjoyable camping can be. Parks Canada’s Learn-to Camp team will guide you on packing necessities for a front-country camping experience and provide you with ideas on where to rent or purchase gear needed for your trip.
Winter Ready – Want some ideas to enjoy the winter months and keep active outside? Join Parks Canada’s Learn-to Camp team in learning how to dress for cold temperatures, wh
Explorer Day Etiquette:
- Be prepared to HAVE FUN!
- Pre-registration with your Club Leader is required for most Explorer Days (Friends are welcome if space permits).
- Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time to ensure enough time for passport stamping and organization. Starting times are firm, and Leaders cannot wait for late-comers!
- Please stay with the Leader and let them know if you are leaving early.
- Children must always be accompanied by an adult guardian, who is responsible for their behaviour. Children consistently disrupting the experience of others may be asked to leave.
- Bring appropriate weather gear, sunscreen, snacks, water, and other useful tools like binoculars, sketch books, cameras, and magnifying glasses.