On Friday night, the girls enjoyed nocturnal stations including glow bowling and other fun activities, while talking about nocturnal animals and how they live in the forest. After a good night's sleep and plenty of breakfast, the girls split into two groups for the Saturday morning program. The groups took an educational tour with Metro Vancouver staff to explore the forest, discovering that some bats roost under tree bark (and much more). Then it was time for an indoor session learning about fire safety, practice lighting matches and candles, and then creating cards to thank first responders and other people who work at night to keep our community functioning.
After a ravenous lunch, everyone set off on a hike to the Cleveland Dam. En route, the girls learned all about geocaching, map coordinates, and GPS navigation while finding several caches. Once they reached the dam, it sparked lots of discussion about how engineers build dams in the forest, how dams work, and where our drinking water comes from!
After a long walk, everyone was ready for some free time back at camp, with games, crafts, and other activities on offer. Later, there was a campfire in the forest – and then it was time to wind down for bedtime.
On Sunday morning, thanks to a friendly former 43rd guider (Jaclyn), the girls swam in the heated outdoor pool! Then they finished cleaning the cabin, packed up, and shared their favourite parts of the weekend. All in all, it was a very successful camp!