The genius of Mancamp is men spending a weekend camping together. We’ve been doing this annually for the better part of a decade and it is always more than good. If you’re new to this, it’s a fun weekend with friendly people in a first-class part of the world. We’d love to have you join us.
You can expect some or all of the following: tents, campfires, S’mores, guided hikes, biking, frisbee throwing, bear wrestling, interpretive programs, the most manly man competition, too much junkfood, wood carving, late night ranger talks, and a whole shwack of filthy kids. The weekend allows for dads, acting dads, brothers, uncles, and neighbours to bring the kids they know and love (with permission – don’t just swipe your neighbours kids) for a weekend they know and love. It usually coincides with Father’s day so we can all feel fatherly and return home heroes. Of course, you don’t need to bring kids. Usually there are more than enough. And this is probably a good time to add that, due to unforeseen circumstances, there is a strict ‘no weaning’ policy for Mancamp 2019. Sorry.
We’ve moved locations most years, but we’re returning to Goldstream this year because the site is beauty with privacy, it’s close to town, and we can have 100 people. Last year we were at 80, and this year we’re breaking 100. Invite your friends.
The cost has always been and continues to be $20 per night for adults, with no charge for kids. You can come for one or both nights.
I’ve included some campsite info below to answer some of the questions you may have. You can also call or email me if you have other questions.
Register here https://goo.gl/forms/mOXqWkTcSwEhiDSP2
Find out more about the site here; http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/goldstream/
Group Campground Facilities:
Water: Tap water (March 15 - October 30)
Shelter: Picnic shelter with counters, sink, and two wood stoves; communal fire ring with benches
Picnic Tables: 10 picnic tables; 7 regular and 3 extra long
Washrooms: 4 pit toilets (showers available at Goldstream Campground - March 15 to October 31)
Gate: Yellow gate
Parking: 30 vehicles
Telephone: No pay telephone; cell phone reception is available in the park
Hook-ups: Electrical outlets for small appliances in shelter
Firewood: Available from Park Operator
Day-use Area: Large play field; Prospector Trail leads to Goldstream Day-use Area (45 minute hike)
Patrols: Campground is patrolled by Park Operator staff and campers are asked to bring problems to their attention
Stores: Store near Goldstream Campground entrance
Group Campground Rules:
All vehicles must be kept on the gravel portion of the group site - no parking on grass areas.
Erection of very large tents or similar structures must be approved by the Park Operator.
Underground sprinkler system - no large tent pegs (maximum 6"). Large tents must be set up without pegging into ground.
All signs and markers erected by campers must not obstruct park signs and cannot be attached to trees or park structures. The signs and markers must be removed prior to departure
Before leaving the group campground, please return picnic tables to their original positions, if moved.
Hours of Operation:
Check in:1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Check out:11:00 am
Quiet time:10:00 pm - 7:00 am
Park Use Regulations
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for your pet’s behaviour and must dispose of their excrement properly.
Natural resources in the park may not be collected or destroyed.
Please remain on established trails and roadways to avoid trampling vegetation.
Quiet time begins at 10:00 pm and ends at 7:00 am. During these hours, please ask your group to respect the comfort and enjoyment of other park users. No electronic sound devices may be used during the quiet period.
Generator use is only permitted between the hours of 9:00 am to 11:00 am and from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
When fires are permitted, they are allowed in designated fire rings only. Please check BC Parks’ website for updates on fire bans and closures.
Alcohol consumption is only permitted in your campsite by people 19 years of age or older.
Anything with an odor could attract wildlife to the site. Place garbage in bins and store all food supplies safely.