I absolutely loved summer camp as a child and although we were religious. I never attended religious summer camps.
As a parent, when I set out to find camps for my child, I was surprised to find out the religious summer camps far outnumbered the secular camps.
So I’ve put together a list of secular camps for kids in Alberta to enjoy.
This camp has a special place in my heart because it’s my childhood camp and one of the summer camps I sent my daughter to. It’s located just 45 mins from Edmonton and is on Lac St.Anne.
It focus is on the outdoors and giving kids those outdoor experiences that can’t be experienced in the city.
Outdoor experiences for kids Gr. 1 – Gr.12. Different themed camps to cover a ton of kids different interests. From zip lining & canoeing to horseback riding & Archery and so much more. You can individualize your experience by choosing a camp option that best suits you.
For more information check out their website by clicking on the title link above
Badland Science Camp @ Tyrell Museum
Camp fYrefly (Edmonton & Calgary)
LGBTQ Camp for kids
Camp he ho ha
Camp for Kids and Adults with disabilities giving them the opportunity to experience a summer camp with all of the support they need.
ACCA Youth Camp
This is a camp with a unique focus on co-operatives and how they run. While you preteen or teen is having a blast just outside Nordegg. They are also learning about how a co-operative works and what it means to be part of a co-operative. K attended this camp twice. The program progresses as the kids age and there is a grad banquet after attending the camp in a lower level for at least one year.
Sylvan Lake Hockey Camp
Specialized hockey camp for kids.
Centre for Outdoor Education – Summer Adventure Camp
Wild Horse Mountain Ranch
Horse back riding camp for people who love horses and want to learn all the ins and outs of riding and horse care.
Tim Horton Children’s Camp
Camp for economically disadvantaged children aged 9-12. This camp has opportunities for kids throughout Canada and you can attend camp in any province. But the location in Alberta is in Kananaskis Country. It’s called Tim Horton Children’s Ranch. Experience life in the Canadian Rockies. Explore local trails on horseback.
For more information on any of the above camps, check out their website by clicking on the title link above!
Here’s to summer camp, new adventures, new friends and independence!
~If you know of any other secular overnight summer camps, please leave me a comment as I am always excited to add to my list or if any of the above camps are not truly secular and you wish to let me know please do so in the comments section as well!