The Great Camp Adventure Walk is a challenge- by-choice event which means you can walk 5 km, 10 km, 15 km or the full 20 km, if you like. Now, our event is meant to be both a truly memorable and fully supported experience so when it comes to walking up to 20 kilometers, we’ll help you do it! It is up to you how far you walk, but the further you go the more FUN-filled activities you’ll get to join in and the more badges you can collect on the way.
Any training tips?
Sure, we’ve got tons of tricks up our sleeve, just get in touch and we’ll share them with you. Call or email your Camp Counsellor, your go-to person for all kinds of helpful ways to make this the best experience possible. Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with weekly training tips and all things Camp. We want you to be part of the conversation too, so please share with us and our other followers your best training tips.
Once you register, visit your Participant Centre to download our easy-to-follow training schedule
A Few Other Training Tips:
Shoes: comfortable shoes are a must for this event so make sure you pick which shoes you would like to wear and be sure to train in those shoes. If you don’t break in your shoes ahead of time you may be very uncomfortable on event day. So remember, it’s VERY important to choose your shoes and train in them so you know they’re a good fit for you.
Clothing: While shoes are very important, so is the clothing you wear. Our event is at the end of September and as far as the weather goes, it could be warm and sunny or cool and cloudy so layering your clothing on event day will be your best option. Breathable layers are ideal.
Stretching: This is one of the best things you can do for your body and it will help you prevent injury in your training, as well as on event day. Be sure to stop and stretch for at least 5 minutes every hour that you are walking.
Hydrate: Staying hydrated is an important part of participating in any event. Walking may seem like a low impact activity but you’re still using energy and staying hydrated will help keep your energy up! Always have a water bottle with you.
Nutrition: Good choices about what you eat go a long way towards your energy level and also assist with physical activity. One fantastic resource to get ideas on nutrition is Canada’s Food Guide which can be found online. Canada’s Food Guide has all kinds of great examples of nutrition for children ages 3 to 12, and also adults. It also provides guidelines for physical activity, no matter what age you are, so you and your family can work as a group to train and prepare for our event.
Train with others: It is safer and a lot more enjoyable. Why not make training a regular family or team activity!
Most importantly - get started today! You can gradually increase your distance over time, so it’s a great idea to grab your teammates, strap on your comfiest shoes, and hit the streets today!