Learn to camp at Blomidon

Published on June 18, 2014

Blomidon Provincial Park offers camping, hiking, a beach and spectacular views of the Minas Basin.

©Jennifer Hoegg

Nova Scotians can sign up to spend a July weekend in Blomidon Provincial Park where they can learn about camping and other outdoor activities.

On July 5 and 6, the province is offering a Learn2Camp programs. Tents and meals will be provided and participants need only bring bedding and some personal items.

"A generation of Canadians who never camped out want their children to experience the adventure and Learn2Camp is a great start," said Natural Resources Minister Zach Churchill in a media release. "For $60, a family of four can spend a quality weekend together, meals and accommodation included."

The fee provides up to four people with an overnight stay in Blomidon Provincial Park and two other people can be added for $10 each. The province supplies a loaner family-sized tent, utensils, plates and cutlery, and a flashlight or lantern. Saturday night supper and Sunday morning breakfast are provided, too.

In addition to learning how to choose camping and outdoor cooking gear, how to set up and break down camp, and campfire safety, participants can also learn about bird watching and geocaching.

Learn2Camp is a partnership between the Department of Natural Resources, Canadian Tire and Coleman Canada.

To register, visit www.novascotiaparks.ca  by noon June 23 or call 902-662-3030.