- Indoor camping site
- Separate leaders’ room that sleeps 6, with a private washroom with sink toilet and shower; separate bunk area that has 12 bunk beds accommodating 24
- Main bathroom has 3 stall, 3 sinks, 1 shower (used only in emergencies), hooks to hang towels and toiletry bags
- Fully equipped kitchen with fridge, freezer, propane stove (with 4 burners, grill, and oven- overhead fan to be always on when cooking), microwave, coffee machine (#4round filters), kettle and a 4-slice toaster
- Included in the kitchen: Pots, pans, mixing bowls, frying pans, bowls, muffin tins, baking trays, juice jugs, plates, cups, glasses, cutlery, and various cooking utensils
- In the common room there are folding tables and chairs, a magnetic white board to hang camp papers
- Outdoor cover firepit – fires only allowed Oct 1 to May 31
- Enclosed back porch with folding table, chairs, and freezer
- Items supplied: dish soap, toilet paper, wood for burning, supplies for cleaning: Spray bottles with all- purpose floor cleaner, mops, brooms, and dustpans; note: if you choose to bring your own cleaners, they must be biodegradable
- Items not supplied: salt and pepper, coffee filters, paper towel, garbage bags, j-cloths, dish towels, rubber gloves, SOS or steel cleaning pads, cooking oil for grill, paper towels in bathrooms, hand soap, BBQ lighter or matches, paper to start a campfire (please note the allowed times for campfires) – take all unused items home
- All garbage and recycling must be taken home by unit camping on site.
Camp McLanlin Program Highlights
During your stay at Camp McLanlin, you will find a variety of natural and supplied activities to enjoy! We hope you can add these to your Camp Program to enhance your camping experience.
ARCHERY Bows and arrows can be signed out from the caretaker upon arrival or during your stay at the camp. The Archery range is situated just past the ‘barn’ on your way from Robin’s Roost going toward Marion’s Manor.
**If you are unfamiliar with Archery, we suggest you do some research before going to camp. The camp Caretakers will give you information on how to handle the equipment safely, but it is up to you to supervise the girls and provide guidance in the actual game of Archery.
BOCCE BALL SETS Borrow our camp Bocce set and let the girls loose on the flat grassy areas, a classic game all can play!
FRISBEE GOLF Borrow the Frisbees from caretakers and set up the ‘golf’ tees, lots of excitement, lots of fun!
GADGET BAMBOO Enough bamboo sticks to build a fortress, or many individual large gadgets! Bring your string & rope to lash them into magnificent creations! Sticks are stored on side of barn for easy access.
LIGHT HORSESHOES – suitable for younger kids.
FLAGS – Borrow a real Flag Kit from caretakers, comes with Canadian Flag, and instructions/history on flag raising ceremonies for small and large groups. Please remember to return the flag in clean & dry condition or allow caretaker to hang to dry upon return of Flag kit
CAMP MAC CHALLENGE Can you find all the answers to these sights and places all around the campsite. Multiple challenges available.
Volleyball/badminton net – Portable as it is a pop together frame, it takes 2 people 5 minutes to put up and take down. Can be used on anywhere there is flat ground. Frames to be wiped with a dry cloth and the net folded up properly could be volleyball or badminton – additional equipment provided
Slack line – is set up at the entrance to the camp, at the side of the road by the trees. Users should check the slackline prior to use, user must weigh less than 350 lbs., one person on the slack line at a time. Wipe slackline with a dry cloth after use. Use caution during wet weather.
It is that time of year again to re-acquaint ourselves with the natural habitat that we share with all our furry friends. Bears do live on Sumas Mountain and can become a problem if we don’t use common sense and make sure we keep all food stuffs and garbage out of their reach.
Tips on how to be ‘bear smart’:
- Liquid Disposal Pits – pour boiling water into pit after each use and make sure there is no food on top cover.
- Keep all garbage in the can on your site and place in your locked cars or trucks overnight. If you leave your sites even for a short period of time, put the garbage cans in the pantry and lock the door.
- Do not bring food or scented non-food items into your tent or hut – this includes toiletries such as toothpaste, deodorant, body sprays and snacks, like chocolate bars.
- Do not sleep in the clothes you cooked in
- Wash dishes immediately after each meal
- Citronella products contain a compound that is very attractive to bears. It would be best not to burn candles containing citronella or use any citronella-based bug repellents on your person.
If you see a bear on your site or in camp: Let the caretaker know
Often the bear is just passing through, and if it finds no food source, will simply move on. Making lots of noise will let the bear know that you are there and usually they move on as well. They aren’t looking for people…. Just food.
Keep well away
Never approach a bear. Do not crowd the bear – give it plenty of space and a safe avenue of escape. Bring the children inside.
Never Feed A Bear!
Let the bear know it is not welcome!
Do not allow the bear to feel comfortable in “your territory”, not even for a photo opportunity. Assess the situation and ensure the bear has a clean and safe avenue of escape. Show the bear your human presence from a secure position. Stand facing the bear; making yourself look as big as possible. Use a firm tone of voice to make it feel uncomfortable and encourage it to leave. Blow the air horn, or bang pots and pans.
Miscellaneous Information on Camp McLanlin
Parking is limited, please park only at the site you are camping at, in designated spots
All rentals are responsible for any damage done while at camp, Costs for repair will be added to your final invoice after camp.
The creek is always out of bounds –NO wading or bathing as this is a water source for residences downstream and as well as a spawning stream
Water is available at all sites and is tested on a regular basis by the Public Health unit- if water is unsafe the booking agent will notify you prior to camp
Conserve energy and water, water is on a pump
Garbage and recycling
All garbage, recyclables paper and cardboard are to be taken home at end of camp.
Do not leave garbage outside at any time,
DO NOT use the caretaker’s garbage can located at the gates into camp
Campfires are allowed from October 1st – May 31st. No fires allowed from June 1st – September 30th.
Camp McLanlin adheres to all Provincial and Municipal burning bans. During campfire season (Oct 1st-May 31st), fires are only permitted in the designated fire pits. There are propane campfires available year-round through the caretaker- they need to be signed out and returned at check out. Propane fuel is not provided. Bring large propane tanks
Pets are NOT allowed at camp- this is a BC provincial Health regulation.
Is not allowed in the buildings, bring receptacle for ashes, and take home after camp
Is not allowed on site when girls are present
Nearest hospital is Abbotsford (604) 851-4700 32900 Marshall Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2S 0C2
Crests are to be ordered a minimum of 48 hours prior to camp with the cost included in your final invoice, crest order form attached
Picnic tables- are secured in place – do not move them as this will damage the tables and the ground around them.
Camp McLanlin Cancellation policy
Booking fees are non-refundable.
If cancellation is less than 30 days, then you are still responsible to pay the minimum fee for each site booked. This fee will be refunded if the site is able to be re-booked
In cases of extreme weather, where there is weather advisory to stay off the roads, if a unit cancels its booking with less than the required 30 days’ notice, then that unit may rebook, depending on availability, within 1 year of the cancelled booking. The booking and minimum fee may be applied to the new camp date.
In rare cases Camp McLanlin may have to cancel a booking due to emergency service work. In this case only the booking and minimum fee will be refunded.
Camp McLanlin Emergency Response Plan
This Emergency Response Plan applies to Camp McLanlin as a whole. While at Camp McLanlin, these procedures MUST be followed.
- Parent does not arrive to pick up girl: This situation will be covered by the SG.4 of the responsible Guider for her camp and site where the problem has occurred.
- Missing Person: This situation will be covered by the SG.4 of the Responsible Guider for her camp. The Responsible Guider will also advise the camp Caretaker so that backup plans can be made if the initial search is not successful.
- Intruder: (Human) Advise the Caretaker that there is an unauthorized human intruder on the property, indicating last known location. If possible, escort intruder off camp property. If the intruder is persistent/threatening, use the air horn to alert the camp Caretaker so that they can make a 911 call. After the removal of the intruder, the caretaker will advise all camps that the situation has been resolved and remind Guiders to be alert and to report any unusual visitors/activities for further action.
- Intruder:(Animal-bear or cougar) (Advise the Caretaker that there is a large animal on the campsite, indicating last known location. Guiders to implement their own onsite plan for the safety of their campers. Remain alert to any sightings. If the animal is persistent or threatening, relay this to the Caretaker in person or by air horn, so they can contact the local conservation officer. If appropriate, after consultation with Caretaker, move outdoor campers to an indoor location, (cooking shelter, unused indoor site.) The Caretaker and the Responsible Guider will monitor the situation so that appropriate plans can be made to continue or terminate the camp.
- Broad Medical Emergency: (e.g., Norwalk Virus) Responsible Guider to implement her onsite plan for medical emergencies. In addition, advise the Caretaker and all other camps of the situation so that quarantine of the affected area can be established. In consultation with the Responsible Guider of the affected site, the Caretaker will contact local medical help if appropriate. If necessary, the Responsible Guider will arrange for the termination of camp and exit to home.
- Massive Storm: (high winds, power outage, heavy rain, or snow etc.) Responsible Guider to move campers to safe location with health forms and First Aid kits. Caretaker will monitor weather and evacuation plans will be put in place if necessary.
- Evacuation: Forest Fire (Note: fire travels up hill) Guider who discovers the fire will immediately contact the Caretaker in person or by air horn. If the Caretaker is unavailable, the Guider will place the 911 call. All camps will exit using the camp road, to outside the main gate area, leaving accesses clear for emergency vehicles. Guiders must take health forms and First Aid kits with them. All campers to remain at gathering point until firefighting personnel have advised it is safe to move.
- Evacuation: Fire at Site, (Note: Fire travels up hill) Guider who discovers the fire that cannot be put out easily or is spreading, will immediately contact the Caretaker in person or by air horn. If the Caretaker is unavailable, the Guider will place the 911 call. Advise the camps near the fire. Vacate the site. NOTE: if the fire grows a broader evacuation is needed. All camps will exit using the camp road, to outside the main gate area, leaving accesses clear for emergency vehicles. Guiders must take health form and First Aid kits with them. All campers to remain at the gathering point until firefighting personnel have advised it is safe to move.
- Earthquake: Use Duck, Cover, Hold within the immediate camp area underneath solid protection (tables in shelters/cabins, beds) or in small groups hug a tree trunk until shaking has stopped for several minutes. Remain on the site unless it is apparent that the structure is unsound.
EMS Ambulance: 604-792-4621
Poison Control: 800.567.8911