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OAL Adventure Training In-Person

April 12 – 14, 2024
Camp Kanaka

This training open to BC Guiders.

The purpose of OAL Adventure is to help Guiders progress from tent camping at established campsites to more adventurous settings. It is assumed that candidates are already proficient at Girl Guide tent camping and have completed OAL 1 (Foundations) and OAL 2 (Tent Camping) in iMIS (memberzone > my profile > activities).

Camp Kanaka – Naka Naka Naka
26521 Ferguson Ave
Maple Ridge, BC V2W 1R8

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Don’t have OAL 2 Tent Camp Training?

Take the training virtually — it is fun and informative! Register here.

Weekend Schedule

Friday   Activity  
6:30 Participants arrive, check in, store gear
7:00 3.0 Introductions , Site ERP, emergency meeting location, first aider, land acknowledgement duties
7:15 Training Overview, review :

  • Participant Pre-check questionnaire
  • OAL Adventure Camping Participant Package especially the Participant Skills Checklist
7:45 Hands on activities from modules – Adventure Camping Gear and Adventure Camping Food
  • “ Gear Emporium Stations” – adventure camping gear and activity specific clothes for display and discussion
  • Discuss and begin dehydration (fruit, frozen veggies)
  • Stove fueling and lighting
  • Water filtration and taste tests (three ways)
  • Review gear lists (basic adventure to activity specific)
  • Clothing – types, benefits, layering, maintenance
  •   Backpacks – types, hands-on fitting, packing demo and tips
  • Gear Repair – backpacks to bikes
  • Outback oven demo Chocolate cake & brownies – mug up
10:45 Mug up
11:00 Review tomorrow’s agenda, light’s out
7:00 Rise and shine
7:30 Breakfast
Eat and clean up
8:30 Leadership Styles and Group Dynamics
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:30 Navigation – in (knowledge session)
11:40 – 12:40 Make, eat and clean up lunch
12:45 – 3:30 Navigation – out (practical session)
4:00 – 5:30 Navigation – in (knowledge session wrap up)
5:30 Dinner – Smorgasbord of different tastes (trail dinners and desserts), light-weight stoves, boil water, rehydrate dinners (pre-purchased and made on site), eat, clean up
6:30 Trip Design and Structure

Discuss design and structure, share copies of Red level SG paperwork, plan a trip using resource books and trip itinerary template

8:30 Menu planning – plan a menu for the trip you planned
9:30 Mug up
9:45 – 11:00 Emergency communication and safety devices – demo and discussion, blow off more flares, send a SPOT
7:00 Rise and shine and pack up gear
7:45 Cook & eat breakfast and clean up
8:30 Risk Assessment and Management  
10:00 Break – Trail Snack Samplers
10:15 More Risk – are we having fun yet?

Pencil flares, bear spray – hands-on

11:30 Campsite Management discussion and hands on activities (erect an emergency shelter, create a portable washroom, bear cache, select the “perfect” campsite location, light a fire using flint)
12:00 Lunch and clean up
1:00 Leadership Styles and Group Dynamics
3:00 Break – Trail snack sampler, juice boxes
3:15 Next steps in your Adventure Camping Training, Expedition overview and Participant Skills Checklist review
3:30 Training wind up and evaluation
3:45 Site clean up