We love our allies, but due to limited space, this event is for BIPoC and biracial individuals and families only. Parents (don’t need to be BIPOC) of biracial children are welcome to attend with their family.
This event is in collaboration with Parks Canada.
We have an exciting overnight event for those of you who are looking to try camping in a safe, fun and supportive environment! This includes the opportunity to learn more about camp cooking and discover the joys of a real camping experience with the CTT community and your family or group!
We know that there is a lot of gear required for camping, so for this event Parks Canada will provide the following items: tent, sleeping pad, five camp stoves and propane, sponge, rubber gloves, lighter, s’mores ingredients (including halal and vegan options), multi-purpose soap. The group camp site will have appropriate facilities including washrooms and a dish washing station. A map of the camp ground location and facilities is located here: Maps – Elk Island National Park (pc.gc.ca).
You’ll need to bring a sleeping bag or blankets, pillow, appropriate apparel depending on the weather, meals (we’ll provide some recipe ideas), cutlery, plates, bowls, mugs, cooking pot/pan and utensils (if needed for your meals), garbage bags, paper towels, drying towel. If you have you’re own tent and sleeping pad already, please let us know in the questionnaire below. A detailed list will be sent out closer to the event date.
The following items are not permitted at the Learn-to Camp event: alcohol and cannabis, pets, drones, firearms or other weapons and illegal drugs.
This overnight camping event will take place at Elk Island National Park (Astotin Lake Group Camping Area – Elk Island National Park) in Astotin Lake group camping area near Edmonton, AB. This campsite is accessible by car and carpooling can also be arranged.
Event Start: 12pm on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at Astotin Lake group campground
Event End: ~12pm on Sunday, August 14, 2022 at Astotin Lake group campground
Cost: $142.75/tent (max 6 people/tent) – this fee covers entry to the National Park
*Note: the cost does not include transportation to and from the campground. Carpooling can be arranged for those who need a ride.
For individuals or 2-3 people joining this event, we will have a separate price and you’d use a smaller tent – TBDThe event will include introductions, tent set up and camping orientation, activities (e.g., canoeing, hiking, campfire, etc.), camp cooking demo, and camp take down. A detailed itinerary will be sent out closer to the event date.
Due to COVID-19, we will not be pairing folks up together to share tents unless you’ve indicated you will be sharing a tent with friends/family at the time of application.*Note: Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at this event.
Please fill out the form via “register” button if you are interested in registering as an individual or as a group for this event. One point of contact can apply for a group but you’ll need to include any allergies and if there are any accessibility accommodations that will help.
As spots are limited, please make sure that you can attend this event and make sure that anyone else in your group (if applicable) is also able to attend. There will be no refunds for cancellations made after Monday, August 8th at 6pm MST due to the complexity of logistics for this event.
We’ll be in touch via email if you are eligible for a spot in the event. Please do not contact us to ask if there’s a spot. If you are selected, you’ll hear from us by Monday, August 8th at the latest. You’ll have a limited time to register for the event so please check your email (and spam, just in case) regularly.
We will also hold a virtually meeting on Tuesday, August 9th at 7PM MST. This meeting will cover how to pack, how to prepare for the weather, how to prepare food for the trip and packing cooking equipment and go over the schedule, meeting place, directions, and more!
Applications will close on Tuesday, August 9 at 5pm MST.