Sept 29 – Oct 1, 2023
Camp Mardi Gras is back for another year! This time, we’re going on tour — A WORLD TOUR!
Start planning your tour dates from Sept 29 to Oct 1, 2023 at Camp Byng on the Sunshine Coast.
Get your registration package here.
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Mardi Gras FAQ
Q: Who is allowed to attend Mardi Gras?
A: To attend Mardi Gras you must be registered and active in MyScouts or iMIS as a Venturer, Rover, Ranger, or an advisor/guider. This means you must turn at least 15 by the end of this year. 4th year scouts are not allowed to attend.
Q: Can we have a fire?
A: Yes! Provided the local open fire restrictions are allowed, 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 always present 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 in LOWER BYNG ONLY. More information will be communicated to camp upon arrival and at opening. Bring containers to transport your water in. Porta-Potties and hand washing stations will be provided. Grey water pits exist and must be used to dispose of grey water. Camp Byng/Mardi Gras does 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, raingear, and a good attitude. Additionally, check out the scavenger hunt list. Bring everything in it and you could win big!
Q: How do we dispose of waste at camp?
A: There will be a dumpster provided at camp for your garbage.
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 this road onto trails or side roads onsite. Remember, the road is one-way only 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).
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: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or message us @mardigrascamp on FB/IG.