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Month: January 2018

2017 Summer Camp – Driftwood Lodge, Smithers

2017 Summer Camp – Driftwood Lodge, Smithers

Camp Report by Liz Dohan Driftwood Lodge in Smithers was a magnificent setting for Nature Vancouver’s drive in camp. Due to forest fires in the province, and closures along Highway 97, most of us made the trek in our vehicles along the Yellowhead Highway, adding perhaps an hour or two to the approximately 1200 kilometer trip. Gabi and Norbert Gust, the young couple who hosted our camp in 2008, were there to greet us.  Their small children photographed in 2008…

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2015 Summer Camp – Mount Renshaw

2015 Summer Camp – Mount Renshaw

In 2015, two camps were held from August 2 to 9 and from August 9 to 1, 2015. The camp site was located next to a pristine alpine lake near Mount Renshaw, just to the northeast of McBride. The location, which connects with the National Hiking Trail, featured spectacular alpine meadows and terrain suitable for rambling ridge walks and circumnavigation of Mount Renshaw on the NHT. Located at an altitude of 1890 m (6200 ft), the area had great botanizing, birding…

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Summer Camps – History in Photos

Summer Camps – History in Photos

The following gallery shows photos from early camps organized by Nature Vancouver. Click on an image to enlarge it and to see the captions. Place cursor on the photo and use left or right arrows on the screen or on your keyboard, to see other photos. Use the link at the bottom of the page and scroll down to see a slide show.

Summer Camps – History

Summer Camps – History

The Spring 2008 Vol 37 (1) of Discovery, published an article titled, VNHS Summer Camps from the Beginning to the Present by Kitty Castle. Click HERE to see a PDF of the article.   Nature Vancouver (VNHS) Summer Camps Year Location Director or Leader 2019 Niut Range TBA 2018 McGillivray Pass – Camp 1 Nigel Peck 2018 McGillivray Pass – Camp 2 Peg Neilon 2017 Smithers – Camp 1 Peg Neilon 2017 Smithers – Camp 2 Art Winckers 2016 No camp held…

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