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.
While we have posted a Google map below to provide a general idea where the site is you will need to know the following to find the BC Mountain Hideaway. Take Highway 3 to Jaffray. Just east of Jaffray will be a sign to Galloway to the right if if you're coming from the east, left if you're coming from the west. There is a large sawmill there. Turn in and follow the road all the way through the mill, watch for traffic and drive slow (30 km/hour). At the back is a large white fuel tank, keep going to a truck scale. Go around the scale on the left side and over the bridge. Drive over a cattle gate and then 1.5 km. On the right side you will see red cabins and have arrived at Camp.
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|