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InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta
InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta
locations: Rocky Mountain House, AB; Calgary, AB

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InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta
 

InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta

Locations: Rocky Mountain House, AB; Calgary, AB
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Type:
Day camp, Overnight camp, Family programs
Categories:
Traditional (multi activity)
Cost:
$299 to $599/week
Age:
5 to 19
Gender:
Coed, All Girls, All Boys
Capacity:
30 to 90

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Della Ganske

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About this camp

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Pioneer Camp Alberta is a Christian summer camp with two beautiful locations in Alberta. One of nine Inter-Varsity Camps across Canada, we have been operating for more than 65 years. We offer camps for children and youth ages five to 19, as well as programs in leadership development. Campers chose from great activities like horseback riding, climbing, swimming, archery, and much more. We provide a highly personal and faith-oriented camp experience. We love seeing kids grow and mature as they discover how much God loves them. At Pioneer Alberta, campers have fun, develop confidence and independence, make new friends, and grow in their relationship with God. Please visit our website or call for more details.


The Our Kids review of InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta

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Pioneer Camp Alberta is one of nine InterVarsity camps located across the country. The camping program was begun 1929, an expression of InterVarsity, an association of campus ministries intended to bring Christian values and awareness to young people, and support their spiritual and social growth. The camps were part of the initial vision, designed to create a unique opportunity to bring young people together around the unique challenges that a camp setting can provide. That remains perhaps more true today than ever. At camp they unplug, and turn their attention to the community they find there. The activities facilitate a greater understanding of campers’ talents and abilities, as well as the Christian values that inform the programming. The camp has grown over the years, adding new activities and facilities, all of it furthering the initial goals.

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Rocky Mountain House, AB, Calgary, AB

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Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 12 - 14
Traditional (multi activity) $599
Archery|Canoeing|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Swimming|Rock Climbing
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 6 - 9
Traditional (multi activity) $399
Calgary,AB
PO Box 660
Jun 30-Jul 04$399
Wilderness Skills|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Fishing|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Swimming|Volleyball
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 16 - 18+
CIT/LIT Program $639
Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership training|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Swimming
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 10 - 11
Horseback Riding/Equestrian $599
Calgary,AB
PO Box 660
Jul 07-13 $599
Wilderness Skills|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Swimming|Volleyball
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 12 - 14
Traditional (multi activity) $599
Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|Archery|Canoeing|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Swimming
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 5 - 9
Traditional (multi activity) $259
Calgary,AB
PO Box 660
Jul 08-12 $259
Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Fishing|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Swimming|Rock Climbing|Wilderness Skills
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 9 - 11
Traditional (multi activity) $599
Calgary,AB
PO Box 660
Jul 14-20 $599
Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Fishing|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Swimming|Rock Climbing|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills
Overnight Camp
All Girls
Ages: 12 - 17
Wilderness Out-tripping $1,299
Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Swimming
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 6 - 9
Traditional (multi activity) $399
Calgary,AB
PO Box 660
Jul 21-25 $399
Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Fishing|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Swimming|Rock Climbing|Wilderness Skills
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 9 - 11
Traditional (multi activity) $599
Calgary,AB
PO Box 660
Jul 28-Aug 03$599
Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Fishing|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Swimming|Rock Climbing|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 12 - 17
Wilderness Out-tripping $1,099
Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Swimming
Overnight Camp
All Girls
Ages: 9 - 11
Traditional (multi activity) $599
Calgary,AB
PO Box 660
Aug 04-10 $599
Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Fishing|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Swimming|Rock Climbing|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 15 - 18
Traditional (multi activity) $599
Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Swimming
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 15 - 17
Traditional (multi activity) $599
Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|Archery|Canoeing|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Swimming
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 10 - 11
Horseback Riding/Equestrian $599
Calgary,AB
PO Box 660
Aug 18-24 $599
Wilderness Skills|Archery|Basketball|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Swimming|Volleyball
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 1 - 18+
Traditional (multi activity) $75 to $159
Archery|Baseball/Softball|Canoeing|Fishing|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Swimming
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 6 - 9
Traditional (multi activity) $299
Calgary,AB
PO Box 660
Aug 25-28 $299
Archery|Basketball|Canoeing|Fishing|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Swimming|Rock Climbing|Wilderness Skills

Upcoming Events December 29, 2018

upcoming events
  • December 29, 2018New Year's Camp
    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta, 403048 Buster Creek Rd., Rocky Mountain House, AB
    Join us Saturday, December 29 from 05:30 pm - 12:00 pm

    New Year's Camp: Ages 11-19

    Camper Reunion Event

    December 29 - January 1 | Pioneer Ranch

    This is our Ranch Happenings' WINTER CAMPER REUNION WEEKEND FOR ALL LODGE/RANCH CAMPERS AGES 11-19!! What better way to ring in the New Year than at camp?!! Skating, tobogganing, campfires, sleigh-rides and a whole lot more!

    Winter adventures at the Ranch bring a whole new level of fun to Pioneer Camp! Great Bible study & discussion over a warm cup of hot chocolate. This weekend will be a blast!!

    For some, it will be a return to familiar spaces and faces. For others, it will be an opportunity to become familiar with the Ranch and Ranch Staff prior to next summer when they graduate from camp sessions at the Lodge to those at the Ranch!

    Do your friends wonder what you do at camp and why you love it so much? Take this opportunity to invite them to join you for New Year’s Camp; introduce them to the Ranch and share in your life at camp!

    • Pioneer Camp Ranch, Rocky Mountain House
    • 5:30 pm Saturday – 12:00 pm Tuesday
    • Ages 11-19
    • Cost: $195 (+GST)
    • Bring A Friend Discount: 15% off camp fees for you and a friend IF your friend is a first-time camper at Pioneer Alberta (Discount will be applied by Pioneer Camp Office once both campers have registered.)
    • Parent Drop-Off: Saturday @ 5:30 pm
    • Parent Pick-Up: Tuesday @ 12:00 pm
    • Transportation available from Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer: One-way or Round-trip (Cost: $25 / $50 +GST)
    • Registration Closes: Sunday, December 16

     

    See our website for more information & to register! Look under the Year Round Tab for Events & Reunions: New Year's Camp.

    See you there!


  • March 08, 2019Spring Fling
    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta, 403048 Buster Creek Rd., Rocky Mountain House, AB
    Join us Friday, March 08 from 08:00 pm - 02:00 pm

    Spring Fling: Ages 11-19

    Camper Reunion Event

    March 8-10 | Pioneer Ranch

    This is our Ranch Happenings’ SPRING CAMPER REUNION WEEKEND FOR ALL LODGE/RANCH CAMPERS AGES 11-19!! As winter starts to end, the Ranch begins to come alive!

    Come on out and join us as we celebrate the arrival of spring and start getting prepped for summer with a lot of fun, catching up with old friends, making new ones and enjoying the outdoors!

    After months of being inside, it’s time to start getting outside and doing things again! Activities will include riding, wall climbing, archery, campfires, hot chocolate (because winter isn’t that far behind us!) and much more! Great Bible study & discussion over those cups of hot chocolate! And just so you know, there’s every chance of mud – so come ready. This weekend will be a blast and quite possibly a muddy one as well!!

    For some, it will be a return to familiar spaces and faces. For others, it will be an opportunity to become familiar with the Ranch and Ranch Staff prior to this summer when they graduate from camp sessions at the Lodge to those at the Ranch!

    Do your friends wonder what you do at camp and why you love it so much? Take this opportunity to invite them to join you for Spring Fling; introduce them to the Ranch and share in your life at camp!

    • Pioneer Camp Ranch, Rocky Mountain House
    • Time frame: 8 pm Friday – 2 pm Sunday
    • Ages: 11-19
    • Cost: $135 (+GST)
    • Bring A Friend Discount: 15% off camp fees for you and a friend IF your friend is a first-time camper at Pioneer Alberta (Discount will be applied by Pioneer Camp Office once both campers have registered.)
    • Parent Drop-Off: Friday @ 8 pm
    • Parent Pick-Up: Sunday @ 2 pm
    • Transportation available from Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer: One-way or Round-trip ($25/$50 + GST)
    • Registration Closes: Thursday, February 28

     

    See our website for more information & to register! Look under the Year Round Tab for Events & Reunions: Spring Fling.

    See you there!



Director's Message

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Ruth Lewis, Executive Director
35 years of experience working with youth through camping and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

We love kids. We love seeing them discover they can do more than they realize. We love watching them develop life-long friendships. We love listening to their laughter. We love seeing them grow and mature as they discover how much God loves them. We love welcoming them back to camp, year after year.

Our Pioneer Lodge site in Sundre  is primarily devoted to Elementary aged campers 5 - 11 year olds, while our Pioneer Ranch site Rocky Mountain House is devoted to Junior and Senior High ages.

Out-Tripping is a key element of our Ranch site, where campers at Senior Girls and Senior Boys go on a four to five day Out-Trip,  either Backpacking, River Canoeing or Horseback Riding. We believe that as young people experience nature and the great outdoors, they begin to see more of who God is.

Founded in 1951, Pioneer Camp Alberta is part of a network of nine InterVarsity Camps across  Canada operating under the names Circle Square and Pioneer. We are committed to seeing young people transformed by the love of God actively at work in their lives.


Accommodation & Property Details

Property details

Sleeping Accommodations

  • Cabins
  • Dorm or Building
  • Tents

Amenities

  • Electricity in Sleeping Area
  • Shower in Sleeping Area
  • Toilet in Sleeping Area

Washrooms Facilities

  • Flush Toilets
  • Showers (indoor)

Sports facilities

  • Archery Range
  • Basketball Court
  • Climbing Wall
  • Horseback Riding Arena (indoor/outdoor)
  • Soccer Field
  • Swimming Pool

Landscape

  • Forested Area
  • Lake/Pond/River
  • Nature Trails
  • Open Field


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Cost & Financial Aid

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Cost: $299 to $599 /week

Payment Options:

Deposit required with acceptance Yes
Credit card payment Yes

Discounts

Discount if paid early $25
Discount for 2nd child $75
Discount for 3rd child $100
Discount for 4th child $100

Busing

  •   To/From Rocky Mountain House To/From Calgary/Edmonton/Red Deer$$60 + GST (One Way Fare)
    Location Address Pick up Drop off
    Calgary Calgary Deerfoot City (formerly Deerfoot Mall), 901 – 64 Ave NE. Meeting location will be in the large parking lot just to the EAST of Tim Hortons in the NE corner of the mall. 12:30 pm 1:00 pm
    Edmonton 1311 102 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6N 1M3 12:30 pm 1:15 pm
    Red Deer 204 Burnt Lake Business Park, Red Deer, AB T4S 2L4 1:45 pm 11:45 am

Associations

  • Christian Camping International Associations
  • Canadian Camping Association/ Association des camps du Canada Associations

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Camp Locations

  • Rocky Mountain House, AB
    403048 Buster Creek Rd., Rocky Mountain House, AB, T4T 1A4
  • Calgary, AB
    PO Box 660, Sundre, Alberta, T0M 1X0

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