Learn 2 Camp

Curious about camping, but don't know where to start?
Would like to try camping again, but don't want to invest in the gear just yet?

We can help! Learn 2 Camp is a fun and informative overnight camping experience. Learn how to create great adventures that will result in a lifetime of memories. We are again partnering with Scouts Canada – Nova Scotia Council to deliver this exciting event. Helpful instructors will guide you as you learn how to set up camp, cook meals using outdoor cooking gear, and light a campfire.

Instructors share their knowledge about the outdoors and the special natural features found at the hosting park. Participants can select one of three hands-on workshops (geocaching, nature hiking, or learn some fun camp games) that teach skills to be used for future outdoor adventures.

What to bring

We provide:

  • Instructional and hands-on sessions
  • Campsite rental, including a picnic table, parking, and fire pit
  • Use of a family-size tent for the workshop (or bring your own)
  • Use of a flashlight or lantern for the workshop (or bring your own)
  • Supper on Saturday night
  • Breakfast on Sunday morning

You will need to provide:

  • Transportation to and from the workshop
  • Sleeping bags, sleeping pads/mattresses, pillows and blankets
  • Mess kits (plate, bowl, fork, knife, spoon, and mug) for each family member
  • Lawn/camp chairs
  • Personal effects (towels, toiletries rain gear, sunscreen etc.)
  • Extra snacks/drinks
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn

Check our personal equipment list for more information on what to bring with you.

When: July 29 - 30, 2017

Where: Blomidon Provincial Park

Cost: $60 for four people, $10 for each additional individual (maximum of six people per group)

Register: Learn 2 Camp Registration Form (PDF 785 KB)

Ways to pay:

  1. Cash (drop off in person only): 

    Department of Natural Resources: 15 Arlington Place, Suite 7, Truro 

                    Office Hours 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon – Fri

    Blomidon Provincial Park: 3138 Pereau Road, Canning

                    Office Hours: 9 am – 5 pm, Mon - Sun

  2. Credit Card (only accepted at): 

    Blomidon Provincial Park: 3138 Pereau Road, Canning

  3. Money Order (payable to the Minister of Finance) or Cheque (payable to the Minister of Finance): 

    Mail along with registration form to:

    Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources 

    Parks, Outreach & Service Delivery Division

    15 Arlington Place, Suite 7

    Truro, NS   B2N 0G9

The contact number is for this program is: 902-893-6350

Prices subject to change. Some terms and conditions apply. More details will be posted on this page as the event approaches.