Overnight Experience

Camp for the first time with help from Saskatchewan Parks Learn to Camp leaders with campers like you!

Never camped before?  Haven’t camped in a long time?  Want to try camping?  We can help!  Join Saskatchewan Parks staff and campers like you on an overnight camping trip in one of our three participating provincial parks.  Your group will set-up your campsite, prepare meals on a camping cook stove, learn how to start a campfire and enjoy some of the opportunities that Saskatchewan parks offer. 

What we provide:

  • A detailed information package including a schedule for your overnight program, list of supplies for you to bring, list of supplies that we provide and information on planning meals
  • All equipment required to camp (participants are responsible for food, bedding and personal items)
  • A campsite for up to five participants (including children)
  • Scheduled applied learning sessions and family-friendly activities led by experienced staff
  • Access to flush toilets, hot showers and safe drinking water
  • One bag of ice
  • Firewood
  • Parking permit for one vehicle for the duration of the program
  • Recreation time to enjoy park facilities


Saskatchewan parks is pleased to offer the ultimate camping experience. Over the course of two days, participants have the opportunity to:

  • Learn important camping skills and techniques that can be applied on future camping trips
  • Explore the park and take part in the many wonderful activities offered
  • Put their skills to the test by spending sleeping overnight in a tent!

Participants will arrive at the park by 12:00 p.m. for registration on Day 1. Campsite checkout time is 12:00 p.m. on the following day, but participants may enjoy the park facilities until 11:00 p.m.

 The Program:

The Learn to Camp program is designed to introduce new campers to skills and activities that are needed to have a successful and memorable camping experience. Participants will receive lessons from Learn to Camp Leaders, and then will have the opportunity to practice what they have learned.

Scheduled activities include:

  • Guided campground tour
  • Setting up a camp kitchen, and how to use it
  • Setting up a campsite, including a tent and screen shelter
  • Guided nature hike - understanding nature and surroundings
  • Building a campfire
  • What to expect on the first night of camping


Our overnight programs are held between late-June and mid-August at: . 

Pike Lake Provincial Park (29 km southwest from Saskatoon)

Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park (55 km northwest from Yorkton, 32 km southwest from Canora)

Echo Valley Provincial Park (70 km northeast from Regina)

2017 Dates:

This program fills up quickly! Get your application form in today.

Echo Valley:

  • July 8-9
  • July 29-30
  • August 5-6

Good Spirit Lake:

  • July 8-9
  • August 12-13 FULL

Pike Lake:

  • July 8-9 FULL
  • July 22-23 FULL
  • August 12-13 FULL

Who can participate?

Learn to Camp programs are open to families how have never camped before or want to start tent camping.  The program can accommodate up to five people per site, with a maximum of three adults per site.  If your group does not meet this criteria, please contact us at learntocamp@gov.sk.ca so that we can work with you. 

Please Note:

Pets are not permitted at Learn to Camp programs

Consumption of alcohol not permitted at Learn to Camp programs

All programs are offered in English

Sign-up today!

If you would like to reserve a spot in one of our upcoming Learn to Camp programs, please download, complete, and submit the registration form and return to Saskatchewan Parks by:

Email: learntocamp@gov.sk.ca

Mail: Learn to Camp

Saskatchewan Parks

3211 Albert St

1st Floor

Regina, SK

S4S 5W6

Awarding Session Dates

All reservation requests will be processed in the order in which they are received. After submitting a registration form, you will receive an email confirmation that we have received your form. If your preferred program dates are not available, alternate options will be offered to your group.


Learn to Camp costs $30 per group. Payment is due upon arrival at the park on the day of your registered program. We accept cash, debit, credit and cheque.

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