Learn To Camp 101

This summer, join Across U-hub for a Learn-To-Camp overnight front country tent camping experience and immerse yourself in Canada’s beautiful nature with a long sandy beach on Lake Ontario.

During this three-day-two-night guided camping trip, held at one of Ontario’s popular campgrounds in Bowmanville, you’ll learn essential camping skills such as setting up a tent, building a campfire, and cooking outdoors.

The campsites are in well-established full-service campgrounds that offer washroom facilities, hot showers, safe drinking water, a park store and more.

Discover how easy and enjoyable camping can be as you embrace nature together and engage in outdoor activities such as hiking, star-glazing, making campfire s’mores, and more!

Objectives

  • Equip participants with important basic camping skills and an understanding of the equipment needed for a camping trip.
  • Strengthen our connection to the natural environment through a simple living style experience at the beautiful Darlington Provincial Park.
  • Foster strong friendships among participants through bonding experiences during camping.

When?

Date:
August 3 to 5, 2024 (Sat to Mon)
[3-day-2-night camp]

Gathering Time:
12:00 noon at Across U-hub
Returning Time:
5:00 pm at Across U-hub

Mandatory Pre-Camp Meeting
Date:
July 20 (Sat) and July 30, 2024 (Tue)
Time: To be confirmed shortly
Venue: Across U-hub

Where?

Location:
Campground,
Darlington Provincial Park

Address:
1600 Darlington Park Rd, Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K3

Pick-up/Drop-off:
Across U-hub
(232 Hood Rd, Markham, ON L3R 3K8)

Who?

Youth of 20 and above

Capacity: 20

How Much?

Fee*: $180

*Fees include campground fees, camping tent rental, six meals (from Saturday dinner to Monday lunch), campfire activities, transportation, training sessions, and more.

Registration Deadline:
July 10, 2024 (Wed)

What will the camp include?

  • Camping tent
  • Six meals (from Saturday dinner to Monday lunch)
  • Campfire activities
  • Discovery programs^
  • Learn to Fish programs^
  • Transportation**
  • Training session
  • And more…

^ Subject to availability by the Ontario Park.

** Transportation between Across U-hub and the campground will be arranged during the pre-camp meeting.

What camping skills will you learn?

  • Camping checklist on what to pack for front-country camping
  • How and where to setup a tent
  • How to set up shelter
  • Camping meal planning tips
  • Cooking fun together with your fellow campers
  • Building a campfire for s’mores
  • Tips on trip planning, campsite equipment, outdoor safety, and more

What to bring?

Camping Checklist (to be available soon)