“What was your favourite part of camp?”
That’s a question that we like to ask as many girls as possible when we ride the ferry home from Burnaby Mountain District’s Camp Flower Power, held each June at Camp Olave on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast. This year, several of our older girls reported that they loved doing
The archery range is one of Camp Olave’s unique features, allowing girls to try their hand at using real bows and arrows. Archery is one of those awesome things that not many girls get a chance to try outside of a setting like Girl Guides. Many girls leave eager to come back to Camp Olave to hone their skills with the bow even further — it’s not easy, but practice does help!
Besides archery, another unique aspect of district camp is how it encourages girls to make new friends outside of their own unit and experience the sisterhood of Guiding. Girls from every Burnaby Mountain unit camp together on three sites, allowing them to meet lots of new girls and Guiders.
Guiders volunteered countless hours in the planning and promotion of this camp since February— hosting a camp for 78 girls and 20 adults is a lot of work! But it was worth it. Girls had a great time, which means we pretty much struck bullseye.
Thanks to Burnaby Mountain District for sharing these stories from their blog with us.