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.

Aspen - Camp Director

Josie, known as ‘Aspen’ around camp, joined Camp Tamarack last year as staff. However, in the past, Aspen had attended Camp Tamarack as a Parent Volunteer when her boys were in Beavers and Cubs.

Aspen and her family truly love the outdoors! They have spent most of their years camping in local campgrounds, and campgrounds throughout Alberta exploring and adventuring. Aspen’s husband of 22 years is local Forester, their older son is working towards his Bachelor of Science in Forestry, and their younger son has plans to enter the field of Environmental and Conservation Sciences.

Aspen and her family have lived in Grande Prairie for the last 17 years and are proud to call it home. Her children grew up being part of Scouts Canada, and attended school within the Grande Prairie Public School District. Aspen spent many years volunteering within the schools her boys attended, which prompted Aspen to attend GPRC to study education. This was the start of her career in the Grande Prairie Public School District, where she continues to work today.

Aspen has also created and runs a small tutoring company that she is very proud of and loves to see the gains made by her students and staff alike!

“Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.” – C.S. Lewis

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