Camping

About

Welcome to Camping Frosh! This is our longest and biggest option, where we will set up camp at beautiful La Mauricie National Park with 65 froshies and 15 leaders. If you’re interested in doing a little bit of everything this is the option for you – we have hikes, canoeing, team competitions, campfires, wilderness survival skill workshops, and more in store! We will be camping in tents and tarp shelters on a private campsite right by the water and cooking over the fire. Camping Frosh is a place to relax and make a lot of new friends!

NOTE: Camping Frosh leaves the afternoon of Friday, August 30 instead of the morning of August 31 like all other options!

2019 Coords

Valerian

Trail Name – Scrubs

Degree U3 Computer Science

Experience

I was a froshie on outdoor frosh in my first year, and apparently I liked it enough to return every year since then! I love taking every chance that I get to escape the city and explore Quebec’s wilderness.

What song describes your soul?

Celebrate – Anderson .Paak

If you could be any kind of tree, which one would you be and why?

Eucalyptus tree because tree I’d have koalas clinging to me at all times

Voted most likely to….

die from tripping over nothing

Facts –

I was named after an intergalactic, time-traveling superhero/agent from an old French comic books series (google “Valerian et Laureline”).

Sophie

Trail NameSoph

Degree – U2 ArtSci Cognitive Science

Experience

I have a whole lifetime of experience on camping trips with family and friends!

If you could be any kind of tree, which one would you be and why?

A Cedar because it reminds me of my grandparents’ cabin I grew up going to

Voted most likely to….

Forget something!

Facts –

I once dislocated my jaw playing chubby bunny

My high school job was milking goats

 

2019 Leaders

Karli

 

 

 

 

 

Trail Name – Just Testing Gravity

Degree – U2/third year, Medicine, Nursing

Experience

Camping is one of my favourite summer pass times. Whether it’s with old friends or ones you’ve just met, it’s always a great time. Nothing unites people more than a campfire with some sing along’s and s’mores. (If you don’t know what a s’more is I’ll teach you!)

What song describes your soul?

Mr. Brightside- The Killers

If you could be any kind of tree, which one would you be and why?

Sequoia tree because they are strong, beautiful, and because I wish I was as tall as they are

Voted most likely to….

Injure myself

Facts –

I don’t have a spleen

I don’t have a spleen

I don’t have a spleen

Finnley

Trail Name – Le Finnster

Degree – Arts – Urban Studies

Experience

I did outdoors frosh when I was a froshie, led it last year, and can’t wait to lead it again this year! I’ve camped in various places throughout New York, Québec, and Michigan.

What song describes your soul?

Way Back When by Kodaline

If you could be any kind of tree, which one would you be and why?

Maple tree because a) the street I grew up on is Maple Road, b) they’re vibrant and colourful, and c) Canada’s flag has a maple leaf.

Voted most likely to….

Know everyone

Facts –

I speak 5 ish languages

I prefer to wear swim goggles when I cut onions

Jenna

Trail Name – Upside-down Chicken Wing

Degree – Education U4

Experience

I went zipperless camping once. I think the activity is self-explanatory.

What song describes your soul?

Way Back When by Kodaline

If you could be any kind of tree, which one would you be and why?

Plumeria Tree. They’re remarkably hardy, and the flowers are beautiful (and a tad poisonous).

Voted most likely to….

ditch plans to play ultimate frisbee

Facts

Got frostbite in the Adirondacks because I’m from Hawaii and don’t understand the concepts of winter hiking and layering.

Good at assembling IKEA furniture.

Marina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favorite outdoor activity

Playing some soccer, playing some music or watching the stars!

Favorite place to go on the weekend 

Gargano mountain, puglia, Italy!

Facts

I’ve never been beaten in a game of monopoly

Ana

Trail Name – fried plantain

Degree – International Development Studies, Arts

Experience

I was a Camping frosh leader last year and the year before I was a Base froshie. I’m from Idaho and grew up backpacking, camping and exploring the West. I can’t wait to be part of frosh again this year! It’s the perfect start to McGill– being outdoors, meeting great people.

What song describes your soul?

Hurry Up Lets Go — By Shout Out Louds

If you could be any kind of tree, which one would you be and why?

I would be a Birch tree because, just like me, it is iron deficient!! (don’t forget ur supplements!)

Voted most likely to….

bring enough granola bars hiking to feed a small nation

Facts

my mom told me I was allergic to jello (because she didn’t want us to have red dye as kids, evidently) and until way too recently I have filled in every medical form describing my severe jello allergy.

Carmen

Trail Name – Carmen

Degree – U3 Science, Microbio & Immunology

Experience

I’ve organized a few weekend camping trips among friends to La Mauricie park and on lake Champlain in Vermont. I like to plan out all the logistics like food, gear, and car rental so others can pick out the best trails and activities

What song describes your soul?

Vienna by Billy Joel

If you could be any kind of tree, which one would you be and why?

Stone pine because you’ll always find them close to the Mediterranean sea and in the sun!

Voted most likely to….

Become your mom friend

Facts

I’m ~technically~ from 3 European countries

Arielle

Trail Name – Trail Mix

Degree – Neuroscience U2

Experience

I’ve been going to an overnight summer camp since I was a kid, and have worked there the last few summers. I love being outdoors, and almost every summer I have gone on/helped lead canoe and camping trips. I am so excited for this trip, and I know it’ll be another unforgettable experience!

What song describes your soul?

Noise by Chris Hendricks Band

If you could be any kind of tree, which one would you be and why?

I would be a gum tree so kookaburras could sit on me.

Voted most likely to….

lead outdoor frosh

Facts

I love to sail, but my first time ever sailing I capsized a (small) boat of fully clothed 15 y/o girls by accident.

Robert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trail Name – Zip-Off Pants

Degree – U3, Science, Microbiology and Immunology

Experience

Seen every episode of Naked and Afraid, seasons 1-10

What song describes your soul?

“Dying Fetus”- From Womb to Waste

If you could be any kind of tree, which one would you be and why?

Ponderosa Pines because they smell like vanilla

Voted most likely to….

be an outdoor frosh leader at McGill.

Facts

I have my own microscope and a microscopy page (@microbeisapejorative, pls follow).

Eric

Trail Name – Esto

Degree – Management, U3

Experience

Since I was very young, I’ve been going camping and have had a great appreciation for the outdoors. Over the years, I’ve bonded with many of my closest friends, seen some of the most stunning views, and learned extremely valuable life skills while camping. From grade 6 until grade 11, I spent a minimum of two weeks during the summer plus several weekends per year tent camping in various places along the East and West Coast, and after a few years hiatus, I am excited to share another camping experience with you all!

What song describes your soul?

“Everyday” from High School Musical 2

If you could be any kind of tree, which one would you be and why?

I would be a Birch tree because they are just so visually pleasing to see as you walk through a forest. 🙂

Voted most likely to….

Break out into Karaoke in a foreign language

Facts

I speak German and Korean near fluently and am a beginner in French

I cannot touch my toes

At the time of Frosh, I will have just come back from my semester abroad in Germany and a two month trip to South Korea!

Yu-Shing Ni

Trail Name – bug trap (i get bitten a lot)

Degree – U3 Agricultural & Environmental Science, Global Food Security (minors: Int’l ag, Ecological ag)

Experience

Over the summer, I hiked (clambered) up and camped out on a peak of a random mountain in the backwoods of Oregon. It was fun trekking across uncharted territory and not having any idea about how high the ascent would be or what awaited me up there (turns out, a perfect nap spot). Also, my grandfather used to live near there so in part I consider it as exploring the landscape that I imagine he probably looked out at from his window.

What song describes your soul?

Don’t stop me now (Queen)

If you could be any kind of tree, which one would you be and why?

A Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) because we’re both native to California, I can’t survive for long stuck indoors, love being surrounded by people who have a deep appreciation & respect for nature, as well as sharing experiences/stories/knowledge/food with friends (e.g., neighboring trees, mycorrhiza, humans, etc.)

Voted most likely to….

forget my sleeping bag because my pack is filled with food

Facts

I was a competitive gymnast from age 5 until 19, when I came to university; then started taekwondo at McGill

Rose

Trail Name – Wolfskin

Degree – U3 – International Development and Computer Science

Experience

I have camped with family, friends and strangers from the south of France to the Canadian outdoors, from forests to festivals. As a kid I used to love sleeping on the floor which may explain why I sleep so well in tents. Last frosh I got to try sleeping in a hammock and its honestly quite magical when you are outside and wake up to the sound of heavy rain but you are fully dry and cozy thanks to your tarp.

What song describes your soul?

A mix of kiss the breeze and caress your soul (Sticky Fingers)

If you could be any kind of tree, which one would you be and why?

A weeping tree because its the perfect tree to lay under

Voted most likely to….

run up the trail

Facts

My family is so big we wouldn’t all fit in Camping Frosh, I’ve never eaten snails and I have at all times at least three different notebooks I use for scribbling/journaling.

Ophir

Trail Name No-Fear-Ophir

Degree – Agriculture and Environmental Science U3

Experience

When I was 6 I was with my sister and my least favourite uncle on a weekend camping trip by the Mediterranean Sea. We hiked for a bit, made dinner, built a fire and went for a night stroll by the water. It was at this point that my uncle though it would be SO funny to pick up one of the washed up jellyfish that was next to us and pretend to throw it at me. I was so freaked out I jumped into the water. I felt somewhat better in the morning when he realized he managed to get stung.

What song describes your soul?

Tudo Bom by Static and Bel El Tavori

If you could be any kind of tree, which one would you be and why?

Teapot baobab because it is efficient and sturdy

Voted most likely to….

Challenge anyone to anything

Facts

my favourite pasta topping is ketchup

Brenda

Trail Name – “Are you feeling okay? You look pale.”

Degree U3 Anthropology and Geography

Experience

i love camp

What song describes your soul?

“I Wish” by Skee Lo

If you could be any kind of tree, which one would you be and why?

an apple tree, to spread my seeds and grow more trees.

Voted most likely to….

be bambi

Facts

i can almost juggle.