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Programs

Each program is tailored to have an emphasis on a specific interest. We aim to stay within our base of knowledge while working with the community at large to offer additional programming to continue to grow and offer dynamic program options. We hope that each child that attends can find a program that is suitable for them to discover their potential and be the best person they can be. Through planned programs with experienced leaders we offer many choices for your camper to try something knew or improve upon their pre-existing skills.

Please note:

unless otherwise stated, all camp programs are overnight.  We have staff members available in each cabin overnight and additional staff available 24 hours day, if additional support is required.

Cabin Choices are Female, Male and Gender Inclusive (all gender cabin)

 

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NEW Kayak Adventure

Age: 8-12

$620

July 28 - August 2, 2024

Registration Open

Taking it a step up from our Adventure Camp. Campers will spend each morning developing their Kayaking skills (instruction provided by Wapiti White Water Kayakers). Preparing them for a trip down the Wapiti River on the Thursday.

For campers born between 2012 and 2016

While lifejackets are provided campers must be comfortable in water.

This program is limited to 10 Campers

NEW Mountain Bike Adventure 2

Age: 8-12

$620

July 28 - August 2, 2024

Registration Open

Taking it a step up from our Adventure Camp. Campers will spend each morning developing their mountain biking skills (instruction provided by Nitehawk). Preparing them for a full day of fun on Thursday at Nitehawk on their mountain bikes.

For campers born between 2012 – 2016

Please note: Campers need to be able to ride without training wheels for this program

Operation M3: Boy's Camp

Age: 8 - 14

$225

October 11 - 14, 2024

REGISTRATION Opens in September 2024

In this program, camper’s will learn life and wilderness skills that will empower them, challenge them, and grow their confidence. Camper’s will have the chance to use the climbing tower, giant swing and learn wilderness skills as part of this program.

Using adventurous and innovative programming in a camp setting, our goal is to allow participants to feel welcome and discover something new about themselves.  Our trained staff will work in small group settings to ensure each campers connects with someone and has the opportunity to find where they belong in our community.

For Campers born between 2010- 2016

This is Me: Girls Retreat

Age: 8-14

$225

October 11 - 14, 2024

REGISTRATION Opens in September 2024

During this program, campers will grow in their confidence as we tackle topics such as body confidence and healthy friendships, in a setting filled with adventure. Camper’s will have the opportunity to use the climbing tower, giant swing and learn wilderness skills as part of their program.

Using creative and innovative programming in a camp setting, our goal is to allow participants to feel welcome and learn something new about themselves.  Our trained staff will work in small group settings to ensure each campers connects with someone and has the opportunity to find their voice in our community.

For Campers born between 2010-2016

Teen Leadership Retreat

Age: 14-18

$250

May 24 - 26, 2024

Registration Open

The goal of our Teen Leadership Programs is to develop confident and competent community and camp leaders. The skills that will be developed over the weekend will open doors for students seeking part time work and increase potential opportunities for future employment with Camp Tamarack.

Each participant will also be invited to join us for a week at camp as a volunteer Jr. Teen leader, where they will take on the role of a camp leader for the duration of the week. All participants should be prepared to actively participate in these programs. Their level of participation directly relates to the amount of knowledge and skills they will develop.

Participants will be covering topics including effective communication, problem solving, conflict resolution, what it means to be a leader, goal setting, team work and more, in the context of camp, the workplace, and life. We will develop these skills by partaking in role playing, games and activities, discussions, reflection, debriefing and small projects.

While this year will still focus on the same skills we are changing up the program so their is more time spent learning through games and activities and significantly less time sitting in the classroom.

The teens will work together or creating the Teddy Bear Picnic event for our Primary Campers.

For those that have participated in our program before this is a great opportunity to use your skills and share your experiences with the group. You can even lead a session on a topic you are interested in

Volunteer week: Primary Day/Overnight Camp August 6th -9th, 2024

Some of our junior leaders may also invited to volunteer additional weeks

Please note: all teen leaders must provide non-family references to volunteer.

For Campers born between 2006-2010

NEW Teen Chill Adventure

Age: 12 - 16

$510

July 14 - 19, 2024

Registration Open

NEW Teen Art and Photography Adventure

Age: 12-16

$510

July 14 - 19, 2024

Registration Open

NEW Teen Kayak Expedition

12-16

$675

July 14 - 19, 2024

Registration Open

NEW Teen Mountain Bike Adventure

12-16

$620

July 14 - 19, 2024

Registration Open

Our Teen programs will be the ultimate experience with a new challenge presented to campers each day.  These challenges will allow teens to develop skills in communication, initiative and leadership. They will also have the opportunity to experience our camp programs including archery, giant swing and the adventure course.

Teens will choose from 1 of 4 streams: Chill, Art and Photography, Kayak Expedition and Mountain Biking.

Chill: For teens who would prefer a more relaxing week, the schedule will contain our traditional camp activities as well as unstructured time to socialize, read, play camp games, or arts and crafts.

Art and Photography: Over the week teens will have the opportunity to develop Art in Nature: Through painting, drawing, photography and nature itself. They will also have the opportunity to enter the Roberta Bondar Summer Camp Photography Challenge.

Mountain Biking: Each morning campers will head to Nitehawk to work on their down hill mountain biking skills, preparing them for a very fun and full day Mountain Bike adventure on Thursday. Afternoons and evenings will be full of adventure and fun at Camp

Kayak Expedition: Each morning campers will work on their skills at the Water Basin at Nitehawk, preparing them for a 2 day/ 1night river trip starting on the Thursday. (limited to 10 campers)

Afternoons and evenings will be back at camp, filled with fun, adventure and prepping for their overnight trip. (this program is limited to 10 campers)

Coaching is provided by Wapiti White Water Kayakers

For Campers born between 2008 – 2012

Stage and Studio

Age: 8-15

$510

July 28 - August 2, 2024

Registration Open

This camp is an introduction to the basics of the creative arts with a focus on creativity. Campers will have a chance to participate in an open and supportive environment where they can write, design and create projects of their choice. The week will end with a talent show and project display for family members of our campers.

Each day will be interspersed with exciting activities that campers enjoy such as swimming, campfires, games and more!

For campers born between 2009 – 2016

Wild-Ventures

Age: 8-12

$510

August 18 - 23, 2024

Registration Open

Wild-ventures provides an opportunity to experience the outdoor natural wilderness.Campers will have the opportunity to go hiking, learn outdoor survival skills, tracking and more.

The campers will build a shelter over the week. They will learn important knots, how to make it stable and how to water proof it. On the last night campers will get a chance to sleep in their shelters or in the tee pees.

For campers born between 2012 – 2016

Sci-Ventures Camp

Age: 8-12

$510

August 18 - 23, 2024

Registration Open

Adventure Camp with a science twist! Have you ever wanted to try all those crazy backyard experiments? This is your chance to get messy, and mix up your own concoctions to create messy explosions and bubbly eruptions. Plus, you get the opportunity to try out all our camp activities and games.

For Campers born between 2012 – 2016

Primary Day Camp

Age 4-6

$220

August 6 - 9, 2024

Registration Open

Primary Overnight Camp

Age 4-6

$370

August 6 - 9, 2024

Registration Open

An opportunity for the little ones to try out summer camp like our Adventure Camp, the possibilities for FUN are endless! We adapt our programs to suit the needs and abilities of our younger campers. This group of campers have the opportunity to climb and use our giant swing and participate in daily arts and crafts, group games and water-based activities.  Snacks and Lunch are provided.

Day Camp – Our tradition of a giant slumber party will continue on the Thursday night of camp with all of our campers invited to join us.  Daily drop off is between 8:00 and 9:00 am and Pick up is between 5:00 and 6:00 pm.  (Friday between 4:00 and 5:00  pm)

Note: Early drop off begining at 6:30 am is available for an additional fee of $50

Overnight – For our youngest campers who are excited to stay overnight! All Meals and snacks are provided
Drop off will be Tuesday Morning with pick up on Friday afternoon. (Limited spaces)

For Campers Born in 2018-2020

Please note: Campers must be 4 before camp starts 

Adventure Camp 1

Age: 8-15

$510

July 7 - 12, 2024

Registration Open

Adventure Camp 1, 8-8

Age: 8-15

$510

July 7 - 12, 2024

Registration Open

Adventure Camp 2

Age: 6-10

$510

August 11 - 16, 2024

Registration Open

Jr Ultimate Adventure

Age: 6-10

$570

August 11 - 16, 2024

Registration Open

Just like a “Choose Your Own Adventure” Book, the campers are provided with opportunities to learn new skills and try new activities. Our schedule is booked full with fun activities from the giant swing to the Climbing Wall, swimming and more. The possibilities are endless!

Check out our Adventure 8-8 program!

We know some of our older campers might not be comfortable staying overnight and we would like to provide an opportunity for them to attend adventure camp while missing as little as possible. Morning drop off will be at 8 am (Except Sunday) and evening pick up will be after our evening activities between 7 and 8 pm. Friday Morning you can drop your camper off at 8 am to say final good byes to their new friends, and enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast before you pick them up between 10 am and 11 am.

Sunday drop off with be in the afternoon as per the guardian handbook

Jr. Ultimate 

Jr. Ultimate has all the fun of Adventure Camp with an opportunity for our younger campers to get a taste of Mountain Biking and Kayaking.

  • Mountain Biking Trail Riding, Skill improvement and opportunities to ride features. Instruction provided by Nitehawk.
  • Kayaking – 1/2 day at nighthawk in the water basin. Instruction provided by Wapiti White Water Kayaking

Adventure 1/Adventure 8-8 for campers born between 2009-2016

Adventure 2 and Jr Ultimate for campers born between 2014-2018

Try It Day Camp

Age: 6 - 12

$275

July 1 - 5, 2024

Full - Waitlist

A great way to start out and try camp. Your camper will experience all that camp has to offer and have choice within their day as well. With everything from Archery to Climbing and more. This camp includes an optional Sleep Over or Camp Out (weather dependent) on the final night of the session. Snacks and Lunch are provided. Early Drop Off (beginning at 6:30 am) is available for an additional fee of $50.

For Campers born between 2012-2018

 

Adult Camp - Overnight Option

Age: 18+

$385

June 25 - 28, 2024

Registration Open

Adult Camp - Day Option

Age: 18+

$255

June 25 - 28, 2024

Registration Open

Adult Camp provides the opportunity for adults living with exceptionalities to come together and enjoy life at camp. Our activities offer a variety of low and high energy levels, and gets everyone moving and making new friends. We always enjoy our end of week celebration with a banquet dinner and dance.