Edit — Camp Byng

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General Information
Camp Byng
85 ha (210 acres)
2139 Lower Rd, Roberts Creek, BC (Map may be inaccurate)
Gibsons, British Columbia
92G/5: Sechelt
Scouts Canada, Pacific Coast Council
Tyler Schmitt
+1 604 970 3211

Camp Byng is located in Roberts Creek on the Sunshine Coast just north of Gibsons, BC. With 1200 metres of ocean foreshore, Camp Byng is the premier Scout property of the Pacific Coast Council. There are three lodges available, each with sleeping "hulls". Each lodge has a full commercial kitchen, large activity room, and some dormitory space. The camp has wilderness areas for tenting and exploring, some with open-air style shelters. Camp Byng also has campfire sites, a spiritual centre, low ropes course with activities for all ages, archery range, nature trail, basketball court, parachutes, and tug-o-war ropes in all lodges, and is in close proximity to many local natural parks.

Controversy: In November 2022, Scouts Canada closed Camp Byng due to 'declining use' and 'significant maintenance requirements' but says it 'has absolutely no intention whatsoever' to put Camp Byng up for sale. There is a GoFundMe in support of Camp Byng. Later, the owner of the camp, Scout Properties (B.C./Yukon), announced that they would re-open the camp without Scouts Canada, an act Scouts Canada called "trespass", according to the Coast Reporter. As-of March 2024, the camp is open.

Ocean-front beach on-site; pool in Gibsons
Mt. Elphinstone, Dakota Ridge, Chapman Creek
Tenting sites: Yes
Adirondack shelters: Yes
Villages: Yes
Cabins: Yes
Drinking water: Yes
Emergency phone: Yes
Mobile phone coverage: Yes
Electric vehicle charging: Unknown
Picnic tables: Yes
Cooking shelters: Yes
Appliances in cabins: Yes
On-site store: No
Shopping nearby: Yes
Showers: Yes
Indoor washrooms: Yes
Wheelchair washroom: Yes
Hiking trails: Yes
Formal campfire circle: Yes
Chapel: Yes
Compass course: No
Obstacle course: Yes
Pioneering supplies: Yes
Archery: Yes
Riflery: No
Sledding: No
Snowshoes available: No
Skis available: No
Low ropes course: Yes
High ropes course: No
Bouldering: Yes
Rock climbing: No
Rappelling: No
Mountain bike trail: Yes
Mountain bikes available: No
Skating rink: No
Volleyball: Yes
Sports field: Yes
Fishing: Yes
Snorkeling equipment: No
Sailboats available: No
Lake frontage: No
Canoeable water: Yes
Canoes available: Yes
Kayaks available: No
Section summer camp program: Yes

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