This is the first announcement of the NSH summer camp for 2020. This year we will be going to the Northern Cascades, also known as the Alps of North America.
The camp will start Saturday July 18 and will end Sunday July 26.
As we had done in 2019, the camp will be in two locations. The first five nights will be in Rockport, Wa, about 50 km east on Hwy 20, and the next three nights will be in Glacier near Mt Baker. Both destinations are less than 3 hours from Vancouver.
A preliminary hiking schedule has already put together and includes hikes to Cascade Pass , Sahali Arm, Hidden Lake Lookout, Cutthroat Pass, Railroad Grade and Park Butte, Maple Pass and Easy Pass, Skyline Divide and Heliotrope Ridge. Each day we will offer a B (5-7 hours) hike and a C( more than 7 hours) hike. Several shorter hikes will be offered for rest days.
A further planning meeting is planned for April when the hiking schedule will be finalized and hike leaders will be appointed/solicited.
If you are interested to participate to the NSH summer camp, please email Angelo Khoshaba at email@example.com
Information on accommodations and further arrangements will be sent only to hikers who expressed interest to participate.
This year we are going again to our favourite destination, the Canadian Rocky Mountains and the nearby Selkirk Mountains.
The camp will take place from Sunday July 21 to Sunday July 28 and will be split in two locations to provide new and a greater variety of hikes.
The first three nights (July 21,22,23) will be spent at Canyon Hot Springs from where we will be hiking in the Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks and the last four nights (July 24,25,26,27) will be spent at Castle Mountain Hostel International from where we will be hiking in the Banff National Park.
The first draft of the hiking schedule will be sent to all participants in April. A get together to finalize the draft will be planned in the spring.
What do you need to do to participate to this year’s summer camp?
- send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com expressing your interest and how many days of summer camp you would like to attend
- Phone Hostel International central booking at 1-866-7624122 to reserve a bed at the Castle Mountain HI for all four ( July 24,25,26,27) nights or less if you so wish
- Email Cristina and Diane with your confirmed booking. Please note that HI will need your credit card but they will not charge it until your arrival. They also have a no charge (minimum 48 hour notice from arrival) cancellation policy
- The Canyon Hot Springs does not open for reservations until May. Check however their website. Accommodations include cabins and camping. You can get a camping site for about $40/night. They have coin operated hot showers.
Please note that the camp organizers, Cristina Jacob and Diane Whiteley are facilitating a greater flexibility for participants to choose how many days they want to attend the camp and where they want to stay during July 21 and July 28. If hosteling is not your cup of tea, there are two camping grounds around Castle Mountain Hostel that you can stay at. Also there are some other accommodations around Canyon Hot Springs that you may want to investigate.
The hiking schedule will be available to all, and posted on our Website once is complete.
The camp participants will be notified of the location and time of the first get together during the camp.
There will be no further general announcement on the summer camp. All further communication will be directed only to people who expressed interest to participate.
For any further inquiry or clarifications please email Cristina and Diane.
Update, April 1
The preliminary hike schedule can be accessed by members via this link
after logging in.
NSH Summer camp 2018 - January announcement
The 2018 summer camp will see us return to the Kananaskis Country. We hiked there, as a club, in 2014 - check the Raven’s fall 2014 issue on our Website to get a taste of what the hiking will be like: fabulous mountains, wonderful trails, great company.
This year’s camp coordinators would like to hear from interested club members. The camp will likely take place, Sunday to Sunday, July 22 to July 29. A 4 or 5 nights add-on to Mount Assiniboine will also be considered if there is enough interest from camp participants.
If you are a member, please log on and check back at this page or Event Schedule for registration information. If you are not a member but would like to know more about this event, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would appreciate a response by the end of January. While registration for the camp will remain open, we would like to direct our further communications only to camp registrants. Next communications will detail the accommodation options and the planning of the hiking schedule.
Submitted by Cristina Jacob