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Family Weekend

Family weekend is a great way to get unplugged, reconnect with your family and spend time in the outdoors. Your registration includes meals (served family-style), accommodations (in bunk beds) and lots of fun activities.

SPRING FAMILY WEEKENDS Barcode
May 11 – 13
(some activities will be offered/adapted for ages 3-6Y)
Friday 7PM – Sunday 2PM 137870
May 25 – 27
(most activities are geared for ages 7 and up)
Friday 7PM – Sunday 2PM 137871
FALL FAMILY WEEKENDS Registration begins July 18 Barcode
Sep 21 – 23 Friday 7PM – Sunday 2PM 144151
Sep 28 – 30 Friday 7PM – Sunday 2PM 144152
Trail ride, Climbing Tower and High Ropes require registration. See below for available times.
All other activities are offered on a drop-in basis.
FEES:  Adults   $215   |   6-16Y   $145   |   3-5Y   $95   |   Under 3Y    FREE
TO REGISTER:  403-269-6156   |   1-866-430-9622
WHAT TO BRING:  Click here for the packing list CHECK-IN – 7PM
ORIENTATION – 7:30PM

 

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:
Clusters
Cozy indoor spaces with three dorm-rooms, a central common space and common gender-separated showers/toilets – a great option for 2 or 3 families who want to share
Each room sleeps 14 in seven bunk beds
Longhouse
Small, private rooms, common gender-separated showers/toilets down the hall
Each room sleeps four in two bunk beds
Tipi*
Large, canvas tipis with a fire pit for light and warmth, close to wash-stands – sharing is encouraged
Each tipi sleeps 10 in five bunk beds
Yurt*
Large, canvas, domed-roof structure with a wood-burning stove and skylight, close to wash-stands – sharing is encouraged
Sleeps 10 in five bunk beds
* Tipi and yurt-dwellers will be assigned specific indoor-shower/toilet facilities

 

ACTIVITIES REQUIRING SIGN-UP
SATURDAY
DROP-IN ACTIVITIES – All ages
TRAIL RIDE – ages 10Y and up

(riders must be of reasonable fitness and ability to safely participate)

  • riders must be able to mount and dismount independently before going on the trail
  • riders must be confident on a horse and be strong enough to steer the horse
  • six (6) rides available with staggered start times – 9:30AM | 10AM | 10:30AM | 1:30PM | 2PM | 2:30PM
HORSE PLAY- ages 6Y and up
(children under 12Y must be accompanied by an adult)

  • up-close encounter with a horse
  • snap a photo of your family members sitting on a horse
CLIMBING TOWER – ages 5Y and up

  • multiple climbs for different skill levels
  • reach the top and ring the bell!
  • Four (4) times slots available – 9:30-11:45AM | 11-12:15PM | 1:30-3PM | 3:30-5PM
ARCHERY
(children under 12Y must be accompanied by an adult)

  • use bows and arrows – aim for the bull’s eye
  • throw a spear farther using an Atlatl
HIGH ROPES – ages 10Y and up

  • challenge yourself on elements such as Team all aboard, Team balance
  • Four (4) times slots available – 9:30-11:45AM | 11-12:15PM | 1:30-3PM | 3:30-5PM
LAWN GAMES – all ages
(children under 12Y must be accompanied by an adult)

  • have fun playing backyard games such as Giant Yahtzee, Bocce ball, Kube, Ladder ball
ARTS & CRAFTS & TIE-DYE

  • friendship bracelets, drawing, dream catchers, canvas painting, pillow pals
  • s’mores or other goodies
ALL CAMP ACTIVITIES
SUNDAY 9:30AM
EVENING ACTIVITIES
ANIMAL GAME – ages 5Y and up

(children under 12Y must be accompanied by an adult)

  • A predator-prey style game that teaches participants about local food webs and the balance of eco-systems while participating in ‘hide-go-seek’ activity that is fun for all ages
 

  • DINNER – 5:30pm
  • CAMPFIRE – 6:30 – 7:30pm | Campfire Pit
  • FAMILY MOVIE – 8 – 9:30pm | Old Lodge
  • TEEN/TWEEN TIME – 8 – 9:30pm | Campfire Pit
SITE HIKE – all ages

  • A 90-minute guided walk using our onsite trail system to navigate through some of the site’s natural highlights that could include forest, drumlins, ponds and lakes  (wear trail shoes or runners)
ADULT CONNECTION TIME – adults ONLY

  • camp staff arrive at accommodations at 9pm to supervise children as the adults head to the Old Lodge
  • evening snacks provided by Camp
  • Beer and wine will be sold (cash – debit – c/c) (Saturday evening) from 8-9:30PM
    Our liquor license prohibits any outside alcohol | Provincial Park rules around alcohol consumption also apply
  • one parent needs to return to their accommodations by 9:30pm to relieve the camp staff