Deep in the heart of Saskatchewan’s Moose Mountain Provincial Park lays one of Scouts Canada’s best kept secrets. Read on to discover how you can enjoy the wonders of Camp Pi-Anue.
The remote setting for Camp Pi-Anue is the shore of scenic Gilles Lake in the north central area of Moose Mountain Provincial Park in Southeast Saskatchewan. Kicked-off with an informal campfire, Pi-Anue is a no trace, long-term (9 day) camp June 28th to July 7th, 2019 inclusive; combining overnight lightweight backpack hiking / canoeing, plus pioneering skills and projects.
Life without adventure would be deadly dull. Robert Baden Powell
Here’s Why You Should Consider Camp Pi-Anue
We understand that this might be your child’s first experience away from home. Our well trained, caring, volunteer staff will ensure that your child receives the best that Camp Pi-anue has to offer through, fun-filled, and well-supervised activities. Your child will cook over an open fire, hike Moose Mountain Park trails, explore its waters by canoe, sleep out under the stars, and hone His/her archery skills!
This Traditional Scout Camp in the form of a mini Jamboree comes with real campfire programs. Open wood burning fires for cooking and sitting around in your own camp site are encouraged.
Each child will spend nine full days of “outdoor living and learning while having fun”. Youth will learn how to live in the “Great Outdoors” coping with all that nature can throw at you and still be safe and comfortable. Each Youth will learn skills that will be useful for the rest of his/her life. At the end of a week of wilderness adventures, campers are treated with a day at the amazing Kenosee Water Slides on Friday.
Saturday is the fun filled Challenge Day, when learned skills such as fire lighting, canoe handling, camping skills and agility courses are tested and demonstrated to visitors, followed by a barbecue supper and topped off with a ceremonial campfire and awards, complete with take home trophies.
Each self-contained group has a private campsite, surrounded by trees and shrubs. There’s plenty of room for your tents, outdoor living, cooking over an open fire and building camp gadgets. This is one of the last remaining Scout Camps where you are allowed to have a real wood burning campfire.
Ahhh, the smell of coffee brewing on a crackling wood fire, the sounds of nature all around . . .
Imagine if you will – Awaken to the call of the loon, and see the mist slowly rise off the lake to greet the sun as it peeks over the trees. You watch a hawk make lazy circles in the new morning sky, you may see a deer, elk or moose along the shore or hear a tree fall that a beaver has cut down! After breakfast, you shoulder your backpack for a day of adventure . . .. . . hike with map and compass or GPS over wooded hills, through meadows filled with wildflowers…. . . In your canoe feel the rush of skimming softly across a placid lake as your flashing paddle dips into the water, silently approaching beaver and other wild life along the shore.. . . . at days end; with your newfound friends, setting up your camp, and reflecting on your experience in the warm glow of a campfire….. watch the stars and hear the howl of a distant coyote as you snuggle into your sleeping bag . . . . now, if it wasn’t for that one mosquito!!
A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room. Robert Baden Powell