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.
Join us on March 2 from 7-8:30 pm for a Camp Adventure Information Night. See our Information Session 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. Everyone is welcome.
Sleeping at Camp Adventure
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
- Water Safety and Swimming
- Arts and Crafts
- Evening Campfires
- Team Challenges
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.
Here are our Grievance Procedures for Camp Adventure:
What do we need to bring? We’ve put together a list for you:
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 8:00 a.m. and the bus for camp departs at 9 a.m. on the first day, and will return to the Renfrew Hangar on the afternoon of the following Friday (the last day of camp) by 5pm. Specific times for drop off and pick up will be confirmed at the time of registration.
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 team work, 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 team work, leadership, back country camping etiquette, bear aware skills, basic navigation and map reading. Participants will travel into a back country 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 for 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.
Questions about the Bears Adventure Options? Please contact the Program Coordinator 403-520-1600.
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 – Beginning 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 email@example.com, or faxed to 403-276-9988.
Youth Volunteer and Leadership Opportunity – Counsellor in Training
Camp Adventure is always looking for youth ages 16 and 17 to develop leadership skills by participating in our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program. 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 three 3-hour evening experiential learning sessions, 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.
CIT’s have the opportunity to volunteer for additional weeks at Camp Adventure or at our Club Day Camps once they have completed the CIT program. If students are interested in obtaining additional High School Credits, print off the two forms below the CIT Application form, fill them out, and bring them for the first pre-training night.