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About

Camp Tamarack strives to provide an inclusive and barrier free outdoor camping experience through accessible, fun-filled and innovative programs. Our safe and positive environment nurtures personal and social growth by allowing individuals to connect to nature and develop physically, socially, spiritually and emotionally. Through this we hope to enhance the quality of life of all participants and create positive opportunities to discover one’s potential.

Camp Tamarack's History

  • 1976

    The idea of developing a wilderness camp for the use of people with disabilities in northern Alberta and northwestern B.C. was formulated by the Grande Prairie Shrine Club.

  • 1977

    Members of the GP Shrine Club began the task of obtaining crown land from the Government of Alberta. The ecology of this land would remain as undisturbed as possible.

  • 1979

    The idea of developing a wilderness camp for the use of people with disabilities in northern Alberta and northwestern B.C. was formulated by the Grande Prairie Shrine Club.

  • 1985

    The Shrine Club turned over the control of the project to the Camp Tamarack Association. That summer saw the first programs of Camp Tamarack.

  • 2008

    An additional 57 acres was aquired, expanding the land to the south and east where you can find the native Tamarack trees.

  • 2010

    We purchased 4 teepees each with a diameter of 24 feet.

  • 2014

    Installation of Adventure Course (Zipline, Giant Swing, Low Ropes and Initiatives)

  • 2017

    Addition to Adventure Course, Climbing Tower Installed

  • NOW

Camp Tamarack is now widely known as a reputable summer program for people with and without disabilities. It has also evolved from a Day Camp, to an overnight camp with the capacity to sleep up to 55 participants in cabins and 40 plus in Teepees. The facilities are available to renters all year round.

The camp is also accredited by the Alberta Camping Association which represents organized camps in Alberta that meet high standards of good practice & safety.

5-ah - Director

5-ah joined Camp Tamarack on April 1, 2022. Since joining the team she has been busy getting camp ready for the 2022 Summer Camp season.

Head shot of Lynnell

5-ah and her family love the outdoors and she can be found biking her kids to school in all kinds of weather. As a kid she and her family could be found at provincial and national level Orienteering events, and Manitoba Pioneer Camp on Lake of the Woods.

She brings her experience of youth programming on cruise ships, gross motor skill development programs in England and Australia as well as a kids specialist snowboard instructor in to her work. Before having kids, 5-ah ran her own health and leadership coaching company, bringing a valuable set of skills to grow Camp Tamarack’s impact in our community.

Her family moved to Grande Prairie in 2018, and have really enjoyed building connections in their community.

 

Board of Directors

President – Turk Taylor
Vice President – Ken Belke
Secretary/Treasurer – Dennis Fedeyko

Board of Directors
Gord Sears
Gord Taylor
Dave Middleton
Dale Gagne
Dale Williams
Leo Reding
Geoff Atkinson
George Winia

Mason White

 

 

Tips to find us:

From Grande Prairie:

Follow Highway 40 to the South until taking a left on Road 668.

Then take a right on Range Road 62.

You should find us on the left about a mile later.

If you see the ‘Camp Tamarack RV Park’ it means you’ve gone too far!

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Beware, extensive construction work in undergone on Highway 40 at the connection with Road 668! If the Highway is closed, we advise you to come from Grande Prairie using Resource Road to reach Road 668 and then Range Road 62.