Summer Camp is an opportunity for British Columbia Lapidary Society members from all over the province to gather, socialize and rockhound in a different area of the province. Generally, it is four days of organized field trips and five nights of social activities.
2019 Summer Camp
August 5 - 10, 2019
BC Mountain Hideaway
7060 Galloway FSR
We are excited to host our first Summer Camp in the Galloway, BC area. The region is famous for a number of significant fossil (trilobite) deposits, and mining camps. Local members of the East Kootenay Chamber of Mines have agreed to lead a number of field trips to interesting sites. Home base will be the BC Mountain Hideaway.
To register, you will need to do two things:
Register with our Summer Camp coordinator, Linda Marcelet, by contacting her by phone at 250-777-1399, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Only members of BCLS charter clubs may participate...but that's okay, still lots of time to join your local club!
Contact Debra with BC Mountain Hideaway at 250-908-3849 to book your accomodation. There are three options available: cabin, bunk house, or campground. Cabins range from $125-$145/night, the bunkhouse is $85/night, and camping for trailers is $20/night. Breakfast is provided for some cabins. Space is also available at Will-O-Bend Golf and RV Park. To book an accomodation here contact Kyle Anderson at 1-250-429-4059.
An agenda will be made available as we approach Summer Camp weekend. Should you have questions, please contact Linda at 250-777-1399, or email at email@example.com.
Past Summer Camps
The British Columbia Lapidary Society and its chartered clubs and members have been hosting Summer Camp since 1960. Throughout this time we have explored a great deal of British Columbia and collected a wide variety of interesting rocks and minerals.
|2018||Takysie Lake||Lakes District Rock & Gem Club|
|2017||Takysie Lake (Cancelled due to fires)||Lakes District Rock & Gem Club|
|2016||Quesnel||British Columbia Lapidary Society|
|2015||Nahatlach Valley, Boston Bar||Fraser Valley Rock & Gem Club|
|2014||Port Alberni||Alberni Valley Rock & Gem Club|
|2013||Lillooet||Hastings Centre Rockhounds|
|2012||Creston||Creston Valley Prospectors & Lapidary Club|
|2011||Van Anda, Texada Island||Ripple Rock Gem & Mineral Club|
|2010||Little Fort||Raft River Rockhounds|
|2008||Fort St. James|
|2007||Tchesinkut Lake||Lakes District Rock & Gem Club|
|2004||Slocan|| Kokanee Rock Club|
Selkirk Rock & Mineral Club
|2001||Dragon Lake, Quesnel|
|2000||Takysie Lake||Spruce City Rock & Gem Club|
|1997||Black Creek VI, Oyster River|
|1991||Summit Creek, Trail, Creston, Nelson, Champion Lakes|
|1990||Williams Lake, Quesnel|
|1989||Duncan, VI - Skutz Falls|
|1985||Drumheller, Alberta||Ches Larson / Win Robertson|
|1984||Manson Creek, Omineca River||Omineca River, Vanderhoof|
|1983||Scotty Creek||Ches Larson|
|1982||Washington State||Ches Larson / Federal Way Club|
|1981||Monte Lake||Ches Larson|
|1980||Yukon Territories||Fred Dorward / Ches Larson|
|1979||Qualicum Beach||Ches Larson|
|1978||Francois Lake||Ches Larson / Nechako Valley Rock Club|
|1977||Monte Lake||Peter Constanzo|
|1976||Crawford Bay||Harold Sutton|
|1972||Monte Lake||Bob Armstrong|
|1971||Francois Lake||Nachako Valley Rock Club / Fraser Lake|
|1968||Greenwood||Greenwood Rock & Antique Club / Alice Wade|
|1964||Pinaus Lake||Lew Carswell|
|1961||Francoise Lake||Jack Sankey|
|1960||Empire Valley||Jack Sankey|