Last year I had the pleasure to camp for a night with two other capable lady campers in the shadow of Fort Langley at Brae Island Regional Park. This is a neat location, very nearby for city-dwellers. Not wilderness camping by any stretch, but an easy way to spend the night out-of-doors. There are great cafes and antique malls nearby for them that likes to end a camping trip with a latte and lap around a warehouse full of vintage tea sets and record collections. Who doesn’t? Full posting of this trip is forthcoming.
Anyway, I am pleased to see this program just announced. I am very interested in “learning to camp” as a concept. Glad this is being offered!
Learn-to Camp Fort Langley
Parks Canada and Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), with the support of other local partners, will present a Learn-to Camp program from June 22 to 23, 2013. Participating families will sleep in a tent overnight at Fort Camping in Brae Island Regional Park near Fort Langley National Historic Site, and enjoy outdoor activities with other families and experts. Meals and equipment will be provided. In addition, a visit to Fort Langley National Historic Site on June 23 is included.
Transportation to the campground is the responsibility of each family or group. Advance registration is required.
I am looking for more information, will post a link when I find the original source.