Junior Camp

Who can attend: Members aged 9 - 11

 

Dates: Jul 7-11, 2019

 

Early Bird Registration Deadline: Jan 31 - Apr 15

Early Bird Registration Cost: $275

 

Registration Deadline: Apr 16 - May 1

Registration Cost: $355

 

Location: Alberta 4-H Centre, AB

Junior Camp

 

This camp is a great opportunity to ease into our provincial camps and programs! Our dedicated and well-trained staff and counsellors ensure you feel safe and included.

You will laugh any uneasiness away through days filled with fun, sun and evenings around the campfire. Before you know it, camp will be over and you'll be counting down the days until you can come back.

Junior Camp is perfect for you first-time campers or those of you that just can’t get enough water sports, low ropes, GAGA ball or meeting new friends. And parents don’t be surprised if the only tears shed are when your kids see your car coming to pick them up.

Parents, from our exp

4-H Alberta Camp offers a traditional sleepaway camp in a beautiful setting - our camp is located on the shores of Battle Lake at the 4-H Centre, which offers acres of peaceful woodland and fields. 4-H Camp provides 4-H Members with the best of both worlds - the classic summer camp of the past, adapted to the needs of today’s children and parents. Campers enjoy a balanced mix of physical activity, arts and crafts, music, healthy competition, all in a beautiful lakeside setting.

Typical Day at Camp

A typical day at camp looks like this:

7:45 am                Wake Up
8:00 am                Flag raising
8:15 am                Breakfast and clean-up
9:00 am                Activity period
10:00 am             Activity period
11:00 am             Camp-wide specialty event
12:00 pm             Lunch
1:00 pm               Rest hour
2:00 pm                Small group meeting
2:15 pm               Activity period
3:15 pm               Activity period
4:15 pm                Alternative activity period
5:15 pm               Free play/Showers
6:00 pm               Dinner
7:00 pm               Camp-wide specialty event
8:00 pm               Snack
8:30 pm               Camp-wide specialty event
9:30 pm               Debrief
10:00 pm             Ready for bed

Activity Period

We strive to offer a wide variety of activities so that there is something for every campers’ taste and skills. There are four 1-hour periods each day where skill groups rotate through a series of activities, on land and water. Some of these activities include: canoeing, archery, low ropes (4-H Centre only), teamwork, outdoor explorer, cooking, outdoor cooking, arts and crafts, dance, gaga ball, and sports.

Leadership Training

In addition to our instructional activity periods, we also offer training in leadership and communication skills. Campers will learn about these essential life skills in hands-on experiential sessions. Each session  concludes with a thorough debriefs, ensuring campers understand the fundamental elements of these skills and how it has practical application to their everyday lives.

Camp-wide Speciality Event

Our camp-wide specialty events change based on the week, but may include team competitions, skit night, campfires, night games, a trivia night, colour war, theme meals, counsellor hunt, carnival, STEM experiments, slip n’ slide and water games, a banquet and evening dance, and leadership and teamwork training. Our camp-wide speciality programming ensures that every day feels unique and campers will never be able to predict what comes next!

Meal Times

Meals are served buffet-style three times a day, with additional snack times. Our chefs create a variety of tasty but nutritious offerings. We accomodate guests with vegetarian, gluten-free, and lactose free diets. Our meal times include exciting table dismissals, theme meals, and maybe a jello-eating contest.

Counsellors and Camp Staff

All of our counsellors are 4-H members themselves and the majority were former campers - this provides our campers with a sense of security, mentorship and support which in turn helps them gain the confidence to make new friendships and develop independence. Our counsellors and campers are supporting by caring and committed staff members, who lead our camp programs and create memorable experiences for the entire camp.

Goal of Camp

A goal we have each year for our camps is to ensure we are maximizing our campers potential for growth and learning. In order to grow, we need to ensure that our camps are places where young people: develop positive relationships with peers and adults; Feel physically and emotionally safe; Make decisions and practice leadership; and learn new skills. With these elements at play, our camps help 4-H members grow into capable, caring, and contributing individuals who will be able to successfully navigate adulthood and be positive and effective citizens in their rural communities and beyond.

erience no matter how much they fight getting out of the car upon arrival, they’ll fight getting into the vehicle at pick up even more!

Oh, and do you have a friend who’d enjoy this 4-H experience? They’re welcome too – the more the merrier.

 

Junior Camp: July 7-11, 2019

Location: 4-H Alberta Centre

 

Drop-off times: 11:30am-12:00pm

Pick-up times:12:00pm-1:00pm  

 

WHAT TO BRING

-  Closed toe shoes (DO NOT FORGET)
- Bedding (sleeping bag, comforter, pillow, etc)
- Towels (shower and beach)
- Shampoo, soap, and toiletries
- Sunscreen and bug spray
- Water bottle
- Flashlight
- Shorts
- Shirts
- Long pants
- Sweatshirt or jacket
- Socks and underwear
- Banquet clothes (semi-formal)
- Rain gear
- 4-H appropriate bathing suit
- Sandals/flip flops
- Any required prescription medications  

 

WHAT NOT TO BRING

-  Electronic equipment
-  Jewelry
-   Money
-   Candy or food
-   Expensive clothing or accessories

 

DIRECTIONS TO DEPARTURE ZONE

The 4-H Alberta Centre is located on Range Road 21, off of Highway 13.

From Edmonton

Head South on AB-2 for approximately 57KM. Take exit 482B – merge onto AB 13 W toward Ma-Me-O-Beach/Winfield: Continue on AB-13 for approximately 37KM; Your destination will be on the right (Range Road 21)

From Calgary

Head North on AB-2 for approximately 225KM; take exit 482B onto Ab-13 W for approximately 37KM. Your destination will be on the right.

NO VISITORS ALLOWED

Only applicants who have been selected to compete will be allowed on the camp facility once the program begins - ABSOLUTELY NO PARENTS/GUARDIANS

 

Camp Activities

Camp just wouldn’t be camp without these and other activities:

-   Beach Time
-   Themed Meals
-   Gaga Ball & Other 
-   Night Games
-   Recreational Activities
-   Campfires
-   Slip N’ Slide and water games
-   Banquet & Dance
-   Flag Raising & Lowering

 

Camp Skill Sessions

Camp offers a variety of skill sessions that allow members to create art, explore healthy living and the outdoors. Here is a sampling of skill sessions offered:

-  Canoeing
-  Rocketry
-  Archery
-  Arts & Crafts
-  Dancing
-  Low Ropes Course
-  Cooking  
-  Outdoor Adventures