Camp Adventure is located on 64 acres in the heart of Kananaskis Country and provides camping and outdoor experiences for children, youth and their families.
We offer experiences in nature through tipi living, team work, 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.
Who Can Come to Camp Adventure?
- Children and youth between the ages of 6-15 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 — everyone is welcome!
Campers get the incredible experience of living in a tipi during their time at Camp Adventure. Each tipi group is made up of 8-10 campers and two staff. There is a campfire in the middle of each tipi and campers sleep on mattresses on wooden platforms around the edges.
Camp Adventure Activities
- Outdoor living
- Overnight trips
- Wellness and restoration
- Team building and initiatives
- Arts and crafts
- Evening campfires
- Team challenges
How Much Does Camp Cost?
$330.00 (subsidized 63% from actual cost)
*Given the additional activities, Adventure Option is $440.00
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 at the bottom of the page.
Bears Adventure Options are programs for the adventurist youth (age 12-15) looking for an added challenge. The 2018 options will be Backpacking and Canoeing, with limited spots available. Campers will spend time travelling off-site, participating in activities that further their development and spark their adventurous spirit!
Backpacking: This option will be offered July 16th-20th. Youth will experience introductory overnight 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 campsite away from Camp Adventure where they will camp in tents. Participants must be willing to hike for a majority of the week, come outfitted with proper clothing and equipment and carry their own belongings.
Canoeing: This option will be offered July 30th-August 3rd. Youth will experience introductory canoe out-tripping in a safe and fun environment. Key objectives include teamwork, leadership, understanding of water safety and basic canoeing skill development. Participants will practice their skills on lakes and complete an overnight canoe trip on the Bow River. Participants must be willing to canoe for a majority of the week, come outfitted with proper clothing and equipment and successfully complete a pre-trip swim in the river to show comfort level before being allowed to partake in the river trip.
Please note: Given the additional activities, the cost for these programs is $440 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.
Questions about the Bears Adventure Options? Please contact the Program Coordinator 403-717-2696.
How Do We Get to Camp Adventure?
Drop off on the first day of camp happens at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary Renfrew Hangar at 731 – 13 Avenue N.E. Check-in begins at 8:00am and the bus for camp departs at 9:00am on the first day, and will return to the Renfrew Hangar on the afternoon of the following Friday (the last day of camp) by 2:30pm. Specific times for drop off and pick up will be confirmed at the time of registration.
What Do We Need to Bring?
For a complete packing list for Camp Adventure, family camp and Adventure Options, please click on the buttons at the bottom of the page.
Youth Volunteer and Leadership Opportunity – Counsellor in Training
Camp Adventure looks for youth ages 16 and 17 to develop leadership skills by participating in our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program in the summer months. The CIT program provides training and an opportunity to put skills into practice by volunteering at Camp Adventure.
Once selected as a Counsellor in Training, you will receive experiential learning sessions in Calgary and an overnight in the spring at Camp, a full week of focused experiential learning at Camp and a full apprenticeship week working with participants in a summer camp setting. 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.
CITs have the opportunity to volunteer for additional weeks at Camp Adventure or at our Club Day Camps once they have completed the CIT program. Students also have an opportunity to earn High School Credits for participating in the CIT training and volunteer program. In order to receive these credits, all the proper paperwork must be filled out and attendance will be mandatory at a learning session with a CBE representative.
Please download and complete the application form at the bottom of this page for the CIT program at Camp Adventure. Application deadline and submission details are included in the document.
If you have any question, concerns or would like to tell us about a grievance you have with camp, please call our main line at 403-276-9981. You can also fill out our Grievance form at the bottom of the page.
We have created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document for Camp Adventure should you have inquiries about the process of registration, camp programming or how our new CampBrain software works. Check it out here!
How to Register
To sign up for an unforgettable summer adventure, please click here!