Camping and Outdoors Links
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Adventureworks! Associates Inc.: If you want to learn more about cooperative games, high and low ropes courses, and other awesome stuff that makes camping great, visit this site.
Canadian Camping Association: This is a national-level professional organization of camps.
Camping Recipes: If you didn't find something to tempt you in my own online recipes book, you might want to check here.
Canadian Ropes Course Company: Another great place to learn more about the construction of high ropes courses.
Coleman Camping Products Home Page
Create your own backpacking stove! Here are a variety of websites to help you out:
- Backpack Stove
- Alcohol Burning Stove
- Convex Top Coke Stove
Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario: Want to learn more about outdoor education and its impact on kids? Looking for resources, publications, and more? Visit this site - or better yet, go to their annual conference held each September!
Geocaching: If you've got a GPS unit, this is an awesome game to play!
Giant Gadgets (Pioneering): Here are a couple of great sites where you can download plans for giant gadgets.
- Online Tips: Scouting Projects: Pioneering
- Rosegarden's Scouting Resources - Pioneering Projects Page
- Scouting Resources Pioneering Page
Letterboxing: Here's another fun international wide game that you can play with your girls!
Let's Go Camping: If you're a complete novice at this whole camping thing, this page has some good advice for you.
Mountain Equipment Co-op: If you are Canadian and you love working and playing in the outdoors, you should be buying your gear from this company.
Obnoxious Plants: a great info page on poison ivy.
Ontario Camps Association (OCA): This is the official licensing body for summer camps (both residential and daycamps) in Ontario. If you are planning on sending a child to summer camp in Ontario, you should check here to see if the camp you're interested in is certified. The OCA has lots of useful information available on all its affiliated camps. This is also a great site to check out if you're interested in working at a summer camp this year.
Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association (ORCKA): This organization offers certification in canoeing and kayaking skills, as well as lots of useful boating information.
Outdoor Action Guide to Winter Camping
Paddle Canada: Information on canoeing and kayaking, as well as courses and canoeing certification.
Provincial Parks: The official pages of the Provincial Parks in all the Provinces of Canada.
- BC Provincial Parks
- Alberta Provincial Parks
- Saskatchewan Provincial Parks
- Manitoba Provincial Parks
- Ontario Provincial Parks
- Quebec Provincial Parks
- New Brunswick Provincial Parks
- Nova Scotia Provincial Parks
- Prince Edward Island Provincial Parks
- Newfoundland Provincial Parks
- Yukon Parks
- Northwest Territories Parks
- Nunavut Parks
Parks Canada Home Page (National Parks in Canada)
SPOT GPS Satellite Messenger: If you're going into the backcountry and need to stay in touch with the real world, buy one of these. They're awesome.
Time, Date, and Site Coordinates: A Guide to Geocaching
Ultimate Camp Resource: A neat site with large compilations of games, songs and other camp activities.
Where to Stay in Europe (WTSIE): This page was put together by the World Scout Movement. It is a guide to over 260 selected Scout and Guide Campsites and Centers throughout Europe. These places will be able to host you and your group, either in homes or in tents (usually both), and will also provide you with the necessary infrastructure, assistance (and usually material too) to help you organize your camp activities. Many of these centers also welcome volunteers to help out as staff members!
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