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.

Fivah - Executive Director

Fivah joined Camp Tamarack on April 1, 2022. After a successful 2022 season she has been working hard to get ready for an even better 2023!

Head shot of Lynnell

Fivah 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, Fivah 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

Atkinson, Geoff -President

Longson, Barry -Vice President

Taylor, Turk -Past President

Fedeyko, Dennis – Secretary/Treasurer

Belke, Ken -Director

Hammond, Jim – Director

Juniper, Lindsey- Director

Lieverse, John- Director

Reding, Leo- Director

Sears, Gordon-Director

Taylor, Gordon -Director

White, Mason -Director

Willman, Andrea -Director

Winia, George- Director

Ible, Lynnell- Executive Director

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!