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Camper's code of ethics

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Following a code of ethics means acting responsibly and respectfully. Ethical campers want to maintain a harmonious, clean and safe campground, so they think about the consequences of their actions on the people and nature around them.


One person’s freedom stops where the next one’s begins!

Some examples of ethical behaviour

The camper’s code of ethics is based on values compatible with camping itself, such as sharing, concern for safety, a sense of responsibility and protecting the environment.

Among campers

  • Limit noise from your campsite. Don’t play loud music, and respect the curfew.
  • Maintain friendly relations with other campers, while respecting their privacy.
  • If a problem arises, talk it over calmly with other campers or with campground employees. Try to arrive at a fair compromise.

Safety

  • On the site, drive your car or RV slowly.
  • Never leave children unsupervised.
  • If they are in effect, respect any bans on outdoor fires.
  • First-aid training is always useful.

Environment

  • Reuse and recover every day. You can do it, even when camping!
  • Recycle and compost at campgrounds that offer these options.
  • Cook with raw or relatively unprocessed ingredients – it’s better for your health and the environment.
  • Don’t light a campfire every day – it causes unnecessary pollution. And when you do light one, invite friends and neighbours to share!
See our “Green Camping” section.

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