The Labrador Inuit Development Corporation (LIDC) is preparing for a busy summer at its base camp in Saglek.
Henry Lyall is the Office Manager in Nain.
He says they’re loading up a long liner this Friday and shipping out for the base camp on Saturday.
Aboard the long liner will be fuel, supplies and staff for the base camp.
Included in the staff are cooks, bear monitors and maintenance crew.
Lyall says the base camp is still without a Manager, but they hope to have that position filled by next week.
It will be open for business on July 24.
They’re expecting quite a range of guests at their base camp this summer.
From students to researchers, tourists and some pretty prominent figures.
And those guests will be staying in style.
There will be high-end tents available for use in the camp.
There will also be a chopper on site for the use of the guests at the base camp.
Among the guests scheduled to visit the camp are Lieutenant Governor Crosbie and the federal Minister of Environment, Jim Prentice.
Lyall says the camp will also be used as part of Cruise North Expedition’s Torngat Safari.
There are also plans to host meetings of the Torngat Mountains National Park Co-Management Board and the Executive Council of the Nunatsiavut Government.
Lyall says this is a pilot project and the first year that the LIDC will run the base camp.
In past years the camp was operated by Parks Canada and the Nunatsiavut Government.
He adds that the camp keeps getting bigger each year and this is the biggest so far.
They are expecting up to 80 plus guests at the camp at various times.