Camp Adventure

Camp Adventure

CAMP ADVENTURE

Now Open: Camp job postings are now posted! 

Click here to view our current job opportunities. All Camp positions are open until Friday, Jan. 27!

Camp Adventure is located on 64 acres in the heart of Kananaskis Country and provides camping and outdoor experiences for children and their families. We offer experiences in nature through tipi living, teamwork, healthy outdoor activities and time away from technology. Camp Adventure is a safe, supportive and positive place for children and youth to build self-esteem, skills and confidence, all while having fun in, and learning about, the outdoors in an intimidation-free environment.

Join us on March 2 from 7-8:30 pm for a Camp Adventure Information Night. See our Meet & Greet poster for more details. 

Who can come to Camp Adventure? 

  • Children and youth between the ages of 6 and 15 can register for five-day residential camps. 
  • Youth, ages 16-17, can volunteer to be part of our Counselor in Training (CIT) program.
  • Families can register for our weekend family camps. Families of all ages and make ups welcome.

Camp Adventure Activities: 

  • Outdoor living 
  • Canoeing
  • Archery
  • Ecology 
  • Wellness and restoration 
  • Team building and initiatives 
  • Water safety and swimming 
  • Arts and crafts 
  • Drama
  • Evening campfires 
  • Camp-wide active games (e.g., Capture the Flag, The Animal Game, Camouflage, etc.) 
  • Overnight Out Trip where older campers sleep in tents and cook over a fire (may not apply to the 6-9-year-old age group)

New This Year:

Bears Adventure Options are new programs for the adventurist youth (age 12-15) looking for an added challenge. The 2017 options will be Rock Climbing and Backpacking, with limited spots available. Campers will spend time traveling off site, participating in activities that further their development and spark their adventurous spirit!

Rock Climbing: This option will be offered July 24th- 28th. Youth will experience new heights with all things climbing, in a safe and fun environment. Key objectives include teamwork, leadership, and challenge by choice. Participants will have the opportunity to learn both climbing and belaying skills in different areas and terrain, while increasing strength, flexibility, and coordination. This option is available to a total of 12 participants between the ages of 12 and 15.

Backpacking: This option will be offered August 14th- 18th. Youth will experience introductory backpack out-tripping in a safe and fun environment. Key objectives include teamwork, leadership, backcountry camping etiquette, bear aware skills, basic navigation and map reading. Participants will travel to a backcountry camp site covering a total of 22 km. This option is available to a total of 12 participants between the ages of 12 and 15.

Please note: Given the additional activities, the cost of these programs is $400 a week and subsidy is available. A minimum number of participants will be required for these programs to run. Additional permission forms will be required from the parent or guardian.

Where do we sleep at Camp Adventure?  Campers get the incredible experience of living in a tipi during their time at Camp Adventure. Each tipi will be shared by 10-12 campers as well as two staff. There is a campfire in the middle of each tipi and a wooden platform around the edge. Every participant will have a mattress to put their sleeping bag on.

What do we need to bring? We've put together a list for you: 

Camp Adventure Packing List

Family Camp Packing List 

How do we get to Camp Adventure? Your child will be picked up at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary Renfrew Hangar at 731 – 13 Avenue N.E. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. (please plan on arriving by 8:15 to allow time for check-in). The bus departs at 9 a.m. on the first day of camp and will return to the Renfrew Hangar by early afternoon on the following Friday (last day of camp).

How much does camp cost? $300.00 (subsidized 63% from actual cost) *Given the additional activities, Adventure Option is $400.00

Due to the generosity of our donors and funders, every camper’s registration fees are partially subsidized. If you require further subsidy, please print and fill out the Subsidy Form (below) and return with your Registration Form.

2017 Subsidy Form  

Here are our Grievance Procedures for Camp Adventure: Grievance Procedures 

What is the camp schedule for kids, youth and families? See the 2017 Program Dates.

How do I sign up?  Registering for Camp is easy! Registration begins February 1, 2017, for Members and February 15, 2017, for Non-members. (this is the first day that you can submit Camp Adventure registration forms). Please fill out the appropriate registration form to join us for residential, family camp or as a Counselor-in-Training (CIT)! We will contact you within three working days of receiving your completed Registration Form. (2017 forms coming soon).

The 2017 Registration Process:

For Current Members, registration will begin February 1st, 2017.
To ensure your priority, starting January 30th, members can pick up 2017 Camp Adventure Registration Forms from your local community club. Fill these out and submit your form starting February 1st, either to your community club or our offices in Renfrew at the address below.

Registration will be open to Non-Members – Begining February 15th, 2017.
Camp Adventure Registration Forms will be available for download on our website at 4 pm on February 14th. Fill out the forms and submit them starting February 15th, either to your community club or our offices in Renfrew at the address below.

Completed forms can be submitted to your local Community Club or to our Head Office (located at 731 13th Ave NE Calgary, AB T2E 1C8). They can also be emailed to campadventure@bgcc.ab.ca, or faxed to 403-276-9988.

Youth Volunteer and Leadership Opportunities

Camp Adventure is always looking for youth, ages 16 and 17, who would like to take on a leadership role by participating in our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program. 2016 dates and information below, the 2017 dates will be confirmed by registration time and will include components:

1) Development Evenings:
Three 3-hour evening experiential learning sessions. 

2) Leadership week:
A full week of CIT focused experiential learning at Camp. 

3) Apprenticeship week: Choose at least 1 week to put your CIT skills into practice:
Volunteer in a tipi group as a CIT Leader. All CIT Leaders must be 16 years of age by June 1, 2017, to participate in the 2017 camp season. The CIT program is offered free-of-charge to participants and is a great opportunity to gain first-hand experiential knowledge and skills in working with children and youth in a summer camp setting. One full week of mandatory CIT training can be completed at the beginning of the season. Upon completion of the program, CIT volunteers will receive a certificate of recognition as well as a reference letter stating their volunteer hours and duties performed. Students also have the option of obtaining additional High School Credits.

For general inquiries regarding Camp Adventure:

Call Erin at 403-520-1600

Make a donation to Camp Adventure here. 

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