Area Camping Adviser - Leslie -

"Come with me where the fire burns bright, we can see much better by its own light.
We can find more meaning in a campfire's glow, than we've ever found in a year or so."

Girl Guides and camping have always gone hand in hand. Camping teaches girls valuable life skills and gives them confidence in their abilities. Most Guide camping takes place during the fall, winter and spring seasons.


Check this page regularly as we add resources to help Guiders plan amazing camping and outdoor experiences with their units!

Did'ya Know?

Watch this space for regular Did'ya Know? additions, helpful info for campers!

    • Did'ya Know? Calgary Area has sleeping bags and blue foam pads for rent! A super resource as we head into the spring/summer camping season!
    • Did'ya Know? Bleach loses its efficacy after about 6 months, replace bleach used for sterilizing dishes often to ensure it is fresh enough to do its job!
    • Did'ya Know? Bear spray will not do you any good if it is inside your backpack, carry it in a holster on your belt or attach it with flagging tape so that it is ready to go.
    • Did'ya Know? Calgary Area has snowshoes for rent! As you are doing your long-range planning for the year, be sure to plan for a fun day enjoying the outdoors in winter by going snowshoeing!
Camp Theme Resource Links
Camp Meal Planning & Menu Links
Camp Planning/Budgeting Links
Campfire Song Links
OAL "Getting Outside 2014" Sessions Resources


Calgary Area Beginner Backpacking Weekend - Camp Westover

Who We Are

The Calgary Area Camping Advisers are Guiders from each District throughout Calgary Area who are passionate about Camping within the GGC Program.

Join the Fun!

Not every District currently has a Camping Adviser, if you are interested in joining our committee please talk to your District Commissioner and contact

What We Do

Camping Advisers are here to help you with anything camp-related! We can help you plan your camp from budeting and meal planning to filling out your Safe Guide forms and planning fun activities for your girls!

The Camping Committee plans and holds several camping and outdoor themed events throughout the year. Information and registration details for each event can be found on the Upcoming Events page

Raising the flag at camp. Do you know how to tie this knot?

Mmm, camp pancakes!

Buckling on snowshoes at Calgary Area Winter Camp!

First (snowshoe) footsteps across the field at Camp Mockingbird--Calgary Area Winter Camp!


The Camping Committee does not handle campsite bookings, to book a Calgary Area Campsite please see the information on the Campsite Bookings page