Wilderness Challenge Camp was established in 2002 as a replacement for the Eastwinn Scout Camp which brings Scout groups together in the fall to do a series of activities over a weekend. Thought of as a great opportunity to promote Scouting, Wilderness Challenge Camp was created from the beginning give new members of scouting a taste of what Scouting is all about while providing a great time for returning members and teaching new skills along the way. Over the years we have added Cubs and Guiders to the camp and now on our 15th camp (2018), Wilderness Challenge has grown into an annual camp with nearly 300 Cubs, Scouts, Guiders and leaders attending yearly.
Our mission still remains the same after these years, to make sure that youth start their year off with fun!
Wilderness Challenge is open to Cubs, Scouts, Guides and Pathfinders.
It is held at Camp Amisk, located on Waverley Street, across from Le Barriere Park. Camp Amisk is a Wilderness Camp and as such does not have any water, electrical service or garbage pickup.
For any questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
**updated September 27, 2018**
The Camp is located on Waverley Street, just across from Le Barriere Park. Camp Amisk is a Wilderness Camp and as such does not have any water, electrical service or garbage pickup.
- all groups must bring their own Water supply for the weekend, there is no water source on site (other than the river)
- all groups must remove their garbage and take home their garbage at the end of camp
- it is expected each group will handle their grey water in a responsible manner, and use environmentally friendly soap
- groups should bring their own tables and chairs as there are very few picnic tables on site
- you may have a fire pit in your site, all fires must be in the fire pit, observing age appropriate fire safety with the youth **as there are a limited number of fire pits, it is suggested that if you have a portable one, you may want to bring it just in case there are not enough to go around**
- all bathrooms on site are outhouses, please refrain from disposing feminine products, or any other items that are not environmentally friendly in the toilets, please use the garbage for those items
- all sites should be left as they were when you arrived (no trace camping)
- vehicles will not be allowed on sites, parking will be in designated areas to prevent site damage
- there are no gators this year, be prepared to carry gear a short distance to your site
- all campers will wear their wristbands for the entire weekend, as this is our way to know who should be on site
- communications will be done by via 2 way radio and cell phone through out the camp
*see downloadable/printer friend versions in Forms Section below*
6pm-8pm: Participant campers arrive and will be given their assigned site to camp in based on registration numbers and given their wristbands. Scouts/Pathfinders will be camping in Squirrel and Cubs/Guides in Rabbit. Cubs/Guides may choose to arrive at camp Saturday morning instead of Friday night if preferred. Sites will be marked via rope/paint. Vehicles will not be allowed to be driven onto the sites, camper should be prepared to carry gear a short distance to their sites. There will be no gators this year to carry camp gear to the sites, groups may want to bring wagons for heavy items. Once unloaded, all vehicles will need to be moved into the designated parking areas. If you require access to leave the camp during the weekend, please advise the site director as to make sure your vehicle has is not blocked in.
9pm: Scouts/Pathfinders only leaders meeting at HQ (the Donut).
11pm: Lights out/quiet time for Camp.
Cub/Guide groups that arrived Friday evening will have free time during the AM. We ask that Cub/Guide groups remain out of the wooded area during the Scout/Pathfinder activity time 930am-430pm.
830am-1030am: Additional Cub/Guides campers arrive
930am-430pm: Scout/Pathfinder Wilderness Challenge activities run in wooded areas
1030am: Cub/Guides section Leaders meeting for those camping and participating in Wilderness Challenge Activities Sunday - Cub Sub Camp
11am: Cub/Guide camp opening – Cub Sub Camp
1230pm-4pm: Cuboree activity for Cubs/Guides only. Those only attending this activity (not camping) should arrive around 12pm for check in and to be ready for the activity.
730pm: Campfire: Come out to the campfire circle for songs, stories, and fun. Bring your campfire blanket to show off your crests while keeping warm. You may bring a flashlight to guide yourself back to camp after, but remember to keep them turned off during campfire. Groups should come prepared with a skit and song in case they are called.
11pm: Lights out/quiet time for Camp
930am-3pm: Cub/Guides Wilderness Challenge activities in the wooded areas
930am-11am: Scouts/Pathfinders wide game
1130am: Scouts/Pathfinders Scouts own and camp closing
330pm: Cubs/Guides camp closing
Cubs/Guides (ages 8-10):
- Youth Cuboree Activity: Saturday afternoon only, includes crest (no GST) $8.00
- Youth Full weekend: Cuboree Activity ($8) plus Wilderness Challenge Activities, Camping - includes crest ($8 + ($7.62 + GST $0.38)) $16.00
- Adults: Full Weekend Camping, includes crest ($4.76 + GST $0.24) $5.00
Scouts/Pathfinders (ages 11-13):
- Youth: weekend Camping and Activities, includes crest ($9.52 + GST $0.48) $10.00
- Adults: Full Weekend Camping, includes crest ($4.76 + GST $0.24) $5.00
Offer of Service (Ventures, Rovers, Scouters, Rangers):
- Full weekend food Plan: $20
- Saturday Lunch + Supper Only $10
- No Meals: $0
GST is charged on multiday camping/activities and is included in the fees where applicable
* Crests will be ordered at the conclusion of the camp and sent to groups once received approximately mid to late November.
If paying by cash or cheque, please make arrangements with Chris Cumming to receive either by phone/text: 2049550676 or email email@example.com. If choosing to pay by email transfer, please direct the transfer to email: firstname.lastname@example.org with the Group name and contact in the transfer notes and provide the security password via phone/text to 2049550676. If paying by Cheque, please use one group cheque made out to “Wilderness Challenge – Scouts Canada”. If possible, please pay as soon as registration is made as the camp does not have a float for supplies and cheques can take a few days to clear. Full refunds will be issued for cancellations up to the registration date of September 26, 2018. Any inquiries about payments should be directed to email@example.com.
Teams will be judged on how they participate and complete activities subjectively, based on team work, how well they completed the task, inventiveness, how much leadership help was needed, etc. Some activities will be learning/teaching skills then doing and other activities youth will be given instructions on how to complete the task and left to complete on their own. The scores will be tallied at the end of the activities and will be posted within 48 hours of the camp.
Teams will not need go in any order and should move on to the next town/activity if it is full.
Cub/Guide leaders: should be travelling with youth and providing minimal support during activities
Scout/Pathfinder leaders: at this level we expect leaders will only be checking in on the youth periodically, and not be leading the youth at the activity. It is suggested leaders stay back at their sites or HQ for a least an hour to give the youth time to start.
**updated September 25, 2018**
This is a list of mandatory equipment that each team must carry, youth should carry these items in their backpacks.
Cubs/Guides (Sunday Only) **These Supplies are NOT needed for Cuboree Program**
Remember that teams do not return to their campsite for lunch, so a lunch must be packed to eat on the trail.
**updated September 25, 2018**
*Activities are TBA
**Registration Deadline - Wednesday Sept 26 @ 10pm**
Reminder:Registration now open for the Cuboree - As announced earlier the Cuboree will be in association with the Wilderness Challenge at Camp Amisk. The fee for the
Cuboree program on Saturday is $8.00/youth and includes a crest.
Cub groups are invited to register for the Cuboree through the Wilderness Challenge web-site (www.wildernesschallenge.ca).
The Cuboree program will start Saturday September 29th at 12:30 pm at Oriole camp site, with approximately four hours of program activities. Groups are encouraged to set up camp Saturday morning. Volunteers will be available on Friday night if groups want to set up Friday. Cub groups need to be self contained bringing their own food and equipment. If your group has not had experience with overnight camping, volunteers can help you. Please contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
**No extra supplies are needed except personal gear such as water bottle, etc**
Saturday program activities start at 12:30 pm and will involve groups moving through five activities:
Activity Stations TBA
If you have any questions about the Saturday program contact Scouter Mike at
204 488 0302 or email email@example.com
**updated September 25, 2017**
49th Venturers C.E.R.T. Company.
Emergency First Aid process
The nearest hospital is the Victoria Hospital on Pebina Hwy, just north of Bison Drive (U of M) and is approx. 15-20min from the camp.
non-emergency: parent/guardian to be contacted with assessment and arrangements will be made with parent/guardian if non-emergency hospital visit is needed
critical/emergency: Ambulance to be called to meet at gate and directed in if patient cannot be moved, if stable, may rush patient directly to hospital. Parent/guardian to be contacted with details of the EVAC.
We will have staff at the entrance of the camp area that will monitor vehicle access onto site. Vehicles will be directed to designated areas for drop off, pickup, parking, etc.
All onsite staff and participants will be required to wear wristbands for the weekend, color coded to their area/group/OOS. Wristbands will be given to groups for numbers registered. Staff may ask to check for wristbands of anyone on site anytime.
Offer of Service Camp Security Procedures
OOS members should arrive on Friday and check into to HQ (the Donut) with any requested paper work and receive their wristband. If you are required to leave during camp, or are arrival on any day other than Friday please contact us your arrival and departure times, to ensure special arrangements are made.
Cub/Guide Subcamp Security Procedures
Cub/Guide groups camping for the weekend can arrive Friday evening (6pm-8pm) or Saturday morning (830am-930am) and must check into site staff for their designated camping areas and receive their wristbands prior to setting up. Gear will need to be carried into sites, all vehicles will need to be parked in designated areas during camp. If anyone needs to leave during camp, arrangements should be made with site staff. If there are any issues at camp, please see your sub camp chief who will be camping in the Cub/Guide area. Groups only participating in the Cuboree activity should arrive around 1230pm to allow for check in and parking.
Scout/Pathfinder Subcamp Security Procedures
Scout/Pathfinder groups should arrive Friday evening (6pm-8pm) and must check into site staff for their designated camping areas and receive their wristbands prior to setting up. Gear will need to be carried into sites, all vehicles will need to be parked in designated areas during camp. If anyone needs to leave during camp, arrangements should be made with site staff. If there are any issues at camp, please see your sub camp chief or visit HQ.
**Updated September 25, 2018**
Attention Ventures, Rovers, Rangers and Service Adults
We are seeking OOS (Offer of Service) members for the best fall camp in Manitoba called Wilderness Challenge! Be a part of great experience with a chance to meet lots of new people.
Your role at Wilderness Challenge
As OOS at Wilderness Challenge you may be assigned to many different parts of the camp. The area where help is most needed and where OOS are most commonly placed is program. Jobs in program require you to be at activities and assisting the “town mayor” with running the activity throughout the day. This can include such things as supervision, set up and maintenance of the town. Please see below lists of tasks, needed Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
**Please note, if there are a shortage of OOS, some activities may be reduced or eliminated
There will be an assigned area for OOS parking when you arrive. You are required to park in this area. Your vehicle will not be allowed to leave this designated parking area until Sunday departure unless arrangements have been made to leave earlier.
OOS Meal Plans (Dependent on Kitchen lead being filled)
We will be offering 2 Meal Plan options for OOS for this camp. The full weekend food plan, will include Friday mug-up, Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner, mug-up and Sunday breakfast and lunch for $20 per person. The second meal plan is Saturday lunch and supper only for $10 per person. Coffee, tea and juice is will be provided. If you would like to participate in either plan, please indicate “yes” on the OOS Registration Form (online). Please note that all dietary and allergy information must be indicated on the designated section on the online registration page.
Crests will be available for $2 each for those not participating in the meal plan.
Prerequisites for OOS
Must be an active, registered member of Scouts Canada or Girl Guides of Canada with all adults current and active as per Scouts Canada or Girl Guides of Canada.
Items Needed to Attend Camp
1. Current registration form with medical info to be held at headquarters until the conclusion of camp, where they will be returned.
2. Tents, sleeping gear, weather appropriate clothing, water bottle, etc. for weekend camping
3. Mess kit/dishes for those participating in the meal plan
OOS Registration Form:
**Updated September 27, 2018**
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