Grade 8/9 Winter Camp
We're looking forward to enjoying God's incredible creation together in a safe, but challenging, experience at Winter Camp.
We'll leave BVCS on 24 February just after we take attendance. Students should come to school for the regular morning bell. We'll return to BVCS mid-afternoon on 26 February.
Dungate Meadows Snowmobile Cabin (Equity Mine Road), south of Houston
Directions: From downtown Houston head east on Highway 16 and turn off onto Butler Avenue. Follow this road to the end, then turn left onto Riverbank Drive. Follow it to the end and turn right at the four-way stop onto Omineca Way. About one kilometre later, turn left up Equity Mine Road. Go 20 kilometres and watch for the parking lot on the left-hand side. Click here to open approximate location in Google Maps.
Elevation: 1168 metres at the cabin
Distance from Houston: 20 km
Especially given the nature of the trip, students will be highly supervised at all times. The trip will have numerous First Air Level 1 personnel as well as a paramedic on site at all times. The trip will also be accompanied by a member of the BVSAR in addition to numerous adults with extensive winter camping experience. The group will have communications (VHF, Sat phone, cell phone) technology with them on site, with trained personnel, as well as several 4WD vehicles on site in case of any needed emergency trips.
What do I need to bring?
See 'supply list' PDF below, under 'Documents'. Pay careful attention to this list…it will make the difference for your level of comfort!
No child will be permitted to attend winter camp unless and until the school is in receipt of their permission form. This is a safety concern and no exceptions can be made. Permission slips are available below ('Parent Letter').