What type of camps are available?
Camps in the area run the gamut of interests. Here’s a quick glance at some of the more notable types of camps in the area:
Horseback riding camps are very popular with families who want to give their daughter or son the opportunity to indulge their passion for horses. Take a closer look at all horse camps in Alberta.
Traditional overnight camps in the area attract kids from throughout the broader region who want to experience full days of activities, nights around the campfire and bunking with a group of friends.
Day camps throughout the city offer kids’ art camps to summer sports camps to weeklong science programs and everything in between.
Choosing a camp in Red Deer
Ourkids.net offers a breadth of information for kids and parents to help them have the best experience. Our helpful guide to choosing a camp includes advice on how to pay for kids’ camp. Our look at preparing for camp includes our highly sought-after summer camp packing lists. As you tour local camps, take along copies of the camp checklist, taking notes so you will stay on top of things as you learn.
Look at whether camps are members of the Alberta Camping Association (ACA), a provincial organization that represents organized summer and youth camps throughout the province. Each member camp goes through the ACA’s Standards and Accreditation program, which includes a formal accreditation visit once every three years covering all aspects of camp operations. Parents should also be aware that many non-member camps also offer excellent safe and well-run programs that meet or exceed standards of the ACA