Mardi GrasSeptember 29-Oct 1, 2023
You are invited to Mardi Gras’
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More information to come. Book your calendar for September 29-Oct 1, 2023!
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Mardi Gras FAQ
Q: Can we have a fire?
A: Yes! Provided the local open fire restrictions allow, Mardi Gras does allow campfires. You must have a raised and contained pit away from flammable items, a method of extinguishing the fire (eg: 4l water min., sand, fire extinguisher), and someone must be present at all times unless the fire is fully extinguished (cold to the touch). Once your area is ready, you must find a member of Mardi Gras staff to obtain an inspection and fire permit. Only once you have a permit may you light your fire. You must provide your own wood to burn.
Propane fires do not require a permit.
Q: What facilities does the site have?
A: Camp Byng has potable water available at taps throughout the camping area. Porta-Potties and hand washing stations will be provided. Grey water pits exist and must be used do dispose of grey water. Camp Byng/Mardi Gras do not provide tables, fire pits, benches, or shelters
Q: What do we need to bring?
A: You will need everything you normally need for a weekend camp. Shelter, kitchen, food, tents, warm clothing (it can get chilly overnight), raingear, and a good attitude. Additionally, check out the scavenger hunt list. Bring everything on it and you could win big!
Q: Where can we park our vehicle?
A: Vehicles can be parked along the East-West Road (see the map) provided there is enough space for emergency vehicles to get through. Vehicles may not be taken off of this road onto trails or side roads onsite. Remember, the road is one way at all times during the weekend. If you go too far, please continue out the west gate and turn left onto Lower Road and drive back to the East Gate.
Q: Can we go offsite during the weekend?
A: No, campers are expected to stay onsite during the weekend. You may request permission from camp staff for essential trips offsite (eg: picking someone up/dropping off at the ferry, getting essential supplies). Timmies trips are not essential, bring your coffee with you to camp
Q: Can 4th year scouts come to Mardi Gras?
A: No, youth must be registered as Venturer or older in order to attend Mardi Gras.
Q: What if we are coming to camp on a ferry not met by the shuttle?
A: There is a public bus that meets every ferry and runs right to the front gate of Camp Byng. Sunshine Coast route #1 https://www.bctransit.com/sunshine-coast/home
Q: How do we dispose of waste at camp?
A: There will be a dumpster provided at camp for your garbage.
Q: We are catching a later ferry in the day on Sunday. Can we stay on site until it is time to leave for the ferry?
A: No, our camp rental ends at noon on Sunday and everyone must be off site by then
Q: I have a question that you didn’t answer here. How can I contact you for more information?
A: You can email us at Info@Mgcamp.com or message us @mardigrascamp on FB/IG