Our Day Camp program offers the opportunity for campers to join us for the day to participate in many of our great activities. Participants must register for a full week and bring their own lunch and snacks. A BBQ lunch will be provided for all Day Campers on Friday. Bussing is available from Stony Plain at an additional cost. Alternatively, participants can be dropped off and picked up daily.
An introductory program for our youngest campers, Explorers are led through a variety of camp activities under the guidance of experienced staff members. We strive to ensure that campers have a great camp experience, setting them up for a life-long love of nature and outdoor activity. We offer a higher ratio of staff to campers for this younger group.
Our Discoverers can expect to learn skills in activities such as archery, canoeing, challenge course elements, swimming, and hiking, among others. Camp-wide games, nightly campfires, and out-trip on Wednesday night are also featured throughout the week. Through these experiences, Discoverers develop a sense of independence, foster an appreciation for the outdoors, and return home with a week full of great memories.
DISCOVERERS YURT LIVING
Discoverers who choose the Yurt Living program participate in the regular Discoverers program as described above, but live in our yurt! This is a chance for older Discoverers to have a unique experience while still enjoying their favorite outdoor activities. Discoverers Yurt Living does not go on an out-trip and are the only group that gets to try the Natural Sauna!
Our Prospectors program is designed for campers to challenge themselves during a wide variety of activities with the encouragement of their peers and guidance from their counsellors. They will have opportunities to try the most advanced elements of our high ropes course, go on an overnight out-trip, and enjoy many other traditional camp activities. Aspects of self-reflection through journaling and mindfulness will help Prospectors make the most of their experiences at camp. Campers in this program stay in the Hilltop Cabins, allowing for a more independent camp experience.
Our Voyageurs program gives veteran campers and new campers alike a longer experience with 12 days of adventure and the opportunity to build stronger connections. Participants will enjoy programming such as our static course, an in-depth canoe lesson, and self-reflection through journaling and mindfulness, all while developing friendships and learning new skills. Voyageurs will use the skills they learn on a multi-night out-trip. Campers in this program stay in the Hilltop Cabins.
LEADERS IN TRAINING (LIT)
We are in the process of rolling out all new leadership programs! This year we are launching our brand new three-week Leaders in Training program for youth ages 16-17, and in 2021 we will be introducing our six-week Counsellors in Training program for youth ages 17-18. Our Leaders in Training (LIT) program provides high quality, experiential training in the camp environment. Our goal? To introduce and coach young leaders through the fluid spectrum of engaged leadership and to prepare our LIT’s to impact their communities in a positive way. This is a program for campers aged 16-17 who have a passion for learning, growth, and community. Participants have the opportunity to enhance their outdoor skills, cultivate a love for nature, and inspire others to do the same. This new program is for those who are driven to make the most of their summer by learning how to put into practice skills such as outstanding teamwork, trust, and support on their journey to becoming exemplary leaders.