Every Winter BC hosts a social camp in Manning Park, many scouts being from Vancouver this is a great chance for us to winter camp; and we all get to do it together!
RoVent, the social camp, takes place in February and this year it started with a nice big snow storm! Myself and Michael had to leave later on the Friday to head up because of work, so we actually had to brave the nice snow on our drive up! It made for some slow driving, but with winter tires and snow driving experience we made it safe and sound. Some vents had build up a fort and since we got in late we commandeered it for the night so we didn’t have to pack down a spot in the snow storm. Winter camping is one of my favourite activities because it means getting to wear ALL your outdoor clothing and being comfy and making cozy spaces in your tent. At Rovent, there are tons of pre-planned activities for everyones benefit. There’s an eating contest, a cooking contest, a parking lot hockey tournament, horizontal bungee and of course it wouldn’t be complete without a dance one night. Now the importance of staying warm cannot be ignored just because of all the fun. Hypothermia is very real and a huge risk when you’re getting all hot and sweaty playing hockey. To make sure everyone knows how to prepare and protect themselves RoVent staff host “Coldtalk” before the camp each year to make sure anyone who has never winter camped before knows how to do it safely.
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