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    2017 Summer Camp Registration is now Open

     

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    Located 70km west of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, in the heart of David Thompson Country,  Camp Alexo has been providing memories to last a lifetime since 1984.

    The summer residential program is a traditional summer camp offering a variety of opportunities for children and youth to grow and discover their potential. The agency strongly believes that an outdoor wilderness environment is a setting that can offer unique opportunities for children and youth to learn lifelong skills, discover new interests and to make new friends. Our camper to counsellor ratio is 3:1 to ensure that every child achieves the maximum benefit from the experience. All counsellors are appropriately trained and screened in accordance to accepted standards.

     

    What Campers Said...

    "Camp has helped me to understand why we have nature and why I have to take care of it." Noah, Age 8

    "Camp brought me out of my shell and gave me better communication skills. It has also given me the courage to believe in myself" Jamie, Age 12

    "I learned to be more positive and that you should be you, not someone else" Michael, Age 10 

     

     

     

     


    Residential Camps

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    Our programs are geared towards outdoor learning, self development and teamwork. We excite every campers’ imagination with interactive theme days and wide games. New worlds and characters of imagination come to life! Every group is guaranteed to get an overnight stay in an authentic tipi. These campers also participate in day hikes, magical campfires, arts and crafts, wide games and much more! Our program goals are: self development, teamwork, outdoor learning and challenges. These groups get to take part in cooperative games, campfires, archery, overnight out-trips, mystic place, creative art and much more!   

     

     

     

    Registration will be opening Mid to Late January 2017.

    Please keep checking back to view our rates and Register using our new Online Registration System.  

    Registering has never been easier and came be done from the comfort of your own home.

    Summer 2017 is nearing. We are pleased to announce our 2017 Camp Scedule.

     

    Register Before April 30, 2017 and recieved an additional $20.00 off prices below!!

     

     

    Email us at alexo@yvc.ca 

     

     

     

    July 3 to July 7, 2017

    Session 1 – Mikisew – Ages 7 to 12                                

    Member Rate $270.00 Non-Member Rate $340.00     

     

    Mikisew is one of our most popular camps! Make sure you register early to secure your spot.

     

    Campers aged 7 to 9 will participate in a number of crafts, wide games and a day hiking trip with their color group.  Campers will also have an opportunity to Choose Their Own Adventure which allows them to pick activities which they have an interest, such as nature programs, swimming, slip and slides, and sports programs.

     

    Campers aged 10 to 12 will participate in camp wide games, nature adventure hikes, swimming, and crafts.  Choose your own adventure each day allows campers to do activities they are interested with their peers, whether in be basketball, hockey, soccer, or swimming; there is always something for everyone.  Campers will go on a day trip in our voyageur canoes down the mighty North Saskatchewan River.    

     

    July 10 to July 14, 2017                                                                

    Session 2 – Thunderbird – Ages 10 to 12                        

    Member Rate $270.00 Non-Member Rate $340.00 

     

    Bighorn is for youth between the ages of 10 to 12 who are looking for an adventure.  Programs include an overnight out trip to a camp located along the Shunda Creek. Youth will cook camp in a lean-to, cook food with leaders over the fire, all while playing games, swimming, and exploring nature.  Groups will also be able to do archery, play camp wide games, and explore nature in a fun, exciting atmosphere.  Campers will have the opportunity to sleep in Teepees, be archers in our archery range, and swim in local waters, such as the Shunda creek and/or Fish Lake. 

     

    July 18 to July 27, 2017                            

    Session 3 – Phoenix Adventure Camp – Ages 13 to 17 

    Member Rate $540.00 Non-Member Rate $680.00 

     

    Phoenix Adventure Camp is designed for teens looking to try new things, gain skills in outdoor pursuits, and build friendships that will last a lifetime.  Each youth will get to choose (dependent on availability) two expeditions of interest, each lasting 4 days in length.  Phoenix is a highly popular program so ensure you register early to guarantee your spot.

     

    The expeditions are:

     

    Cycling – Riders will be transported via bus to their start point on the beautiful HWY 93 in Banff National Park.  The group will cycle between 25 and 60 km per day, cycling back down HWY 93 and HWY 11 until they return to their destination at Camp Alexo.  While camping at stunning locations within Banff National Park and the Heart of David Thompson Country.

     

    Horseback Riding – We travel down into the heart of the West Country to reach our Horse Camp.  Located approximately 80 km south of Nordegg, our riders will truly experience nature at its finest.  Learning to care for, saddle, and ride horses through breathtaking scenery.  Youth will camp alongside the horse camp for three nights.

     

    Canoeing -   This is an introduction to river canoeing. It includes one day of lake instruction, a half day on a still section of the river, 1 night camping on the river, a safety orientation, river orientation, and other various educational pieces. Also, all participants will take part in safety drills on the lake where they will tip the canoe and learn skills to deal with a tipped canoe with leader assistance.  Two certified Canoe Instructors will accompany the youth on the trip.

     

    Back Country Exploration - This is a fun filled backwoods adventure that incorporates wilderness survival, fishing, rock climbing/repelling, trekking and nature discovery. Participants will learn the basics of how to survive in a backcountry setting while exploring the vast rocky mountain wilderness with an experienced and knowledgeable leader. This excursion focuses primarily on exposing teens to the beauty of the Canadian Rockies by taking a 3 day overnight trek west of Nordegg and a one day rock climbing challenge. This excursion is incredibly safe as all guides and instructors are highly trained professionals.

     

    Backpacking - This is an introduction to backpacking. Participants will take part in hiking one large trail or two different smaller trails in the west country. Participants will learn about properly packing their pack, set-up and takedown of camps, “No Trace” Camping philosophy, and various other skills. Participants will need to be prepared for various weather conditions as it can be scorching hot to snowing even in the summer in this area.

     

    Kayaking - Youth will participate in 4 days of kayaking. Day 1 will be spent learning all applicable skills on the lake.  Days 2-4 are all spent applying those skills on the river.  All participants will be given instructions on basic kayaking techniques and given an orientation on the first day.  Please be prepared for all sorts of weather conditions.  

     

    July 31 to August 4, 2017

    Session 4 – Wapiabi – Ages 7 to 12                                  

    Member Rate $270.00 Non-Member Rate $340.00 

    Wapiabi is always quick to fill up.  Make sure you register early to secure your spot.

    Campers aged 7 to 9 will participate in a number of crafts, wide games and a day hiking trip with their color group.  Campers will also have an opportunity to Choose Their Own Adventure which allows them to pick activities which they have an interest, such as nature programs, swimming, slip and slides, and sports programs.

     

    Campers aged 10 to 12 will participate in camp wide games, nature adventure hikes, swimming, and crafts.  Choose your own adventure each day allows campers to do activities they are interested with their peers, whether in be basketball, hockey, soccer, or swimming; there is always something for everyone.  Campers will go on an overnight out trip where they will hike, swim, eat and play games, while camping overnight in a lean-to and cooking over the fire.     

     

    August 8 to August 11, 2017 (4 Days)                                         

    Session 5 – Shunda – Ages 7 to 12                                  

    Member Rate $230.00 Non-Member Rate $275.00 

    For many campers, Camp Alexo will be their first experience at Summer Camp.  Shunda is a 4 day camp which is great for children for their first overnight camp experience.

     

    Campers aged 7 to 9 will participate in a number of crafts, wide games and a day hiking trip with their color group.  Campers will also have an opportunity to Choose Their Own Adventure which allows them to pick activities which they have an interest, such as nature programs, swimming, slip and slides, and sports programs.

     

    Campers aged 10 to 12 will participate in camp wide games, nature adventure hikes, swimming, and crafts.  Choose your own adventure each day allows campers to do activities they are interested with their peers, whether in be basketball, hockey, soccer, or swimming; there is always something for everyone.  Campers will go on an overnight out trip where they will hike, swim, eat and play games, while camping overnight in a lean-to and cooking over the fire.     

     

    August 14 – August 18, 2017

    Session 6 – Bighorn – Ages 10 to 12                              

    Member Rate $270.00 Non-Member Rate $340.00 

    Bring out your inner explorer and in us at Bighorn. Bighorn is for youth between the ages of 10 to 12 who are looking for an adventure.  Programs include a day trip down the North Saskatchewan River in our Voyageur Canoes lead by our certified canoe guides.  Groups will also be able to do archery, play camp wide games, and explore nature in a fun, exciting atmosphere.  Campers will have the opportunity to sleep in Teepees, cook their own food on a day trip outing, and swim in local waters, such as the Shunda creek and/or Fish Lake. 

     

    August 21 to August 25, 2017

    Session 7 – Waskway Leadership Camp – Ages 13 to 17  

    Member Rate $270.00 Non-Member Rate $340.00 

     

    This camp is an interactive leadership program focusing on self-confidence, cooperation, and developing leadership skills through adventure based programming.  Camp highlights include initiative tasks, team building.  Youth will be organized into one of three levels based around their leadership.

     

    Level One is designed for youth just entering the world of leadership.  The program focuses on developing self-confidence, and taking lead of yourself.  The group will partake in a 24 hour experience on the shores of Abraham Lake in the beautiful David Thompson Country.

     

    Level Two is designed for youth who have either participated in level one the previous year, or have participated in some form of leadership group, or the Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment.  Learning skills essential to working as part of a team, youth will participate in a overnight hiking experience in the Kootney plains. 

     

    Level Three is designed for youth with a number of years leadership experience.   A tandem canoe trip down the North Saskatchewan River is the highlight of this trip.  Youth take the lead in level three, providing supports to the level ones, as well take leadership over the last day of the camp.  

     

    Cousellor in Training Program - May to August 2017

    Youth between the ages of 14 and 17 will have the opportunity to participate in the CIT program.  The CIT program is broken down into weekly sessions in Red Deer from May till June to learn the art of being a camp counsellor.  There is a CIT training weekend at Camp Alexo in late June and then youth partake as a leader for camps for kids 7-12.  

     

    Stay Tuned for More Information!

     

     

     

     


    Alexo History

    Camp Alexo has been "a place where memories are made" since 1984. Before we became an accredited, non-denominational summer camp the area had an intriguing history.

    Camp Alexo is situated on the former Alexo town site. Alexo is described as a ghost town of a former coal mining town that operated until 1955. It was named after the Alexo Coal Company, which operated a mine in the community from the 1920s to 1955. There is still coal underground, but geologists estimate that it would not be commercially feasible to extract it. It remains our goal to pass on these stories to our campers, because our history has played an important role in building our future.

    Many individuals and families feel a connection to this special place either from their connection to one of the numerous coal mining towns in the area, or from being a part of this extraordinary summer camp. Camp Alexo has provided so much for children because it has been brought to life by so many great people over the years!


    Camp Alexo is also an accredited camp with the ACA - Alberta Camping Association and a member of the CCA - Canadian Camping Association

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    Alexo, AB