Check-out Camping

Alberta Parks and The Pincher Creek and District Municipal Library Introduce: Camping Kits

It is amazing what you can sign out at the library these days.  And if you are one of those people, we know you are out there, who have never camped; have we got a deal for you!  In fact, for those families who have never taken a trip to the lake, set up a tent, built a campfire and roasted marshmallows, there are now Alberta Parks camping kits available to borrow at the Pincher Creek Library, and while you are there check out some great books to read in the shade of a tree as you enjoy the birds chirping and the breeze whispering through the aspen leaves.  You can get a taste of camping, without putting out all the effort and resources to gather all the equipment.  And, your kit includes a camping pass!  Not only will you be able to sign this experience out at our local library, but it will be an experience like the good old days, the days of Classic Camping.
Classic Campingis an outdoor recreational activity. The participants (known as classic campers) leave urban areas, or their home region, and enjoy nature while spending one or several nights outdoors, usually at a campsite. Classic camping involves the use of a tent a small, older trailer, or no shelter at all. Camping as a recreational activity became popular in the early 20th century. Classic campers frequent national or provincial parks other publicly owned natural areas, or privately owned campgrounds that offer out of the way, wilderness experiences.
If you want to give camping a try, without purchasing all the equipment needed, this is a opportunity for you and your family.  Included in your base camping kit is a free camping voucher valued at 23 dollars for two of Alberta Parks first come first serve campsites.  As well, Alberta Parks Visitor Services staff will stop by your campsite  in case you have any questions or concerns! 
Ask staff at the Pincher Creek Library about this new opportunity – camping passes available one per family for July 1 – September 5, 2016 only. 
Note: people signing out the kits, will have to supply food, sleeping bags, fuel for the camp stove and return the equipment in clean working condition.
Did you want to become a “Classic Camper”?  
It is easy; here is your camping style:
Today’s classic camper is the one who seeks out campsites that are tent friendly, level, more dirt than rock, nicely tucked away in the forest and wonderfully positioned in a cell phone free zone.  No need for hook ups or power; the classic camp is usually a short walk to a well maintained outhouse and a water hydrant.  Alberta Parks has quite a few locations like this to offer in SW Alberta.
Classic campers are folks who enjoy traveling in small groups, their tents can appear worn, or are borrowed from your local library; they are always well taken care of, and enjoyed.  At night, as the family cooks over the fire, the hiking boots are lined up with wool socks hung drying nearby.
Locations where you might spot the classic camper and their family could be Beauvais Lake Provincial Park walk in tenting site.  You can also receive a good dose of classic camping experience at Oldman Dam Provincial Recreation Area, Cottonwood Campground, without making the full commitment of a considerable drive from the main road.
Visit the Pincher Creek Municipal Library for more information and to CHECK-OUT CAMPING