Friends of Frostbite!
Winter is Just Around the Corner
Thank you to everyone for the incredible support for Frostbite! Symposium.
The event is officially sold out, 4.5 weeks earlier than any previous year. Well done to everyone that has planned their seasonal calendar to join us once again. We anticipate 6-8 cancellations and will be creating a waitlist for anyone still hoping to join us. Just follow the link below, and we will accept names for any available vacancies that might come up.
What is Frostbite!
Frostbite is Canada's 1st winter gathering that brings together instructors and students to learn and explore the art of winter travel in the Canadian Bush. The instructors are both students and volunteers, but represent collectively, some of the most respected names in outdoor education, bushcraft and wilderness survival in Canada.
What Happens at Frostbite!
Every year there are always a couple people that keep the fire burning for the rest of the participants. They are always ready with a warm drink, perhaps a snack and some conversation. But while they enjoy the fire, courses will occur indoors and outdoors. So don't worry about being bored, or tired of walking, there is always something to keep you busy.
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In August of each year, we start sending updates to instructors regarding the upcoming event. Participants follow 4-6 weeks later. If you want to be one of the first to know specifics about future Frostbite! events, then sign up for our email updates below. Your contact information will only be used for Frostbite announcements and opportunities.
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The Fine Print
Where is the Event?
Frostbite! is hosted at Foothills Camp & Retreat Centre. The camp is located approximately 25 minutes west of the QE2 highway, near Bowden, AB. This central location, located between Calgary and Edmonton allows easy access for those driving or flying in for the event. Please note that Foothills Camp is a family friendly environment and the consumption of alcohol or illicit drugs is not permitted. Pets are only permitted through prior authorization and cannot be admitted into any buildings.
What is the Cost?
Admission to the 2020 event will be available for the sum of $65.00. This provides access to the following:
Camping (non-hookup) for 2 nights
Access to hot showers and heated toilet facilities
Attendance at Keynote Presentations
All course tuition
Catered meal on Saturday night
Copious hot drinks
What is not included?
Meals (except Saturday Supper) are on your own
Foothills Camp Kitchen will be serving meals, and tokens can be purchased in advance.
Materials fees: Instructors may charge to cover their costs
Your personal equipment and clothing
Other Options that Might Interest You:
You can reserve indoor accommodations that range from private Lodge Rooms to heated cabins that sleep 4 or 8 people. You are able to make your selection when you complete the registration form.