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.
"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
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!
Thanks everyone for such an amazing summer!
We had a blast and can't wait for 2017!
Planning is already underway and we will have announcments in the coming months!
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!