Camps

 

2021 Summer Schedule

With the announced expectation that the province will reach an immunity rate of 64% by the end of June which could potentially mean no restrictions in Alberta, we are excited to release our schedule for Summer 2021! 

This summer’s theme is “into the unknown” which is appropriate for our collective journey through COVID, but also our spiritual journey as we commit our lives to Christ.  How the province will be in July and August is still a big unknown and while I am encouraged by the province’s projections, we know that projections aren’t 100% accurate.  With this in mind we are planning a slower start with 3 weeks of LTD camp (one week for each level).  We think that no matter the regulations we can find a way to do one LTD level at a time (about 30 students plus staff) for the first three weeks which hopefully is enough time for the overnight restrictions to be completely lifted. 

We anticipate that for most of the summer we will be able to run camp for regular numbers (150 campers plus 90 leaders) and will start making arrangements for that to happen. 

Registration will open on May 4th at 9am, but will be slightly different.  We don’t fully trust that there will be no restrictions by the summer (we sure hope so, but we’ll believe it when we see it), so we won’t be collecting any money so that it is easier for our campers, or us to change/cancel an event if we need to.  Registration will put people in order chronologically so that if we can have 150 or only 50 people on site, we can manage that more easily.  Sign up early to secure your spot. 

Family camp is going to coincide with our LTD level 3 week.  Because of the condensed schedule, a few things need to overlap and this is one of them.  If restrictions aren’t lifted in time, we will give LTD priority, but because families are in their own households, we believe that we should be able to create a fun and meaningful experience within the rules at that time. 

We will keep you updated as we know more, but this feels very exciting.  I had fully created a plan for no overnight camps this summer, so this feels so much better.  I am still holding my breath in hope that this will actually happen, but every announcement that the government makes is pointing in this direction. 

We will wait, hope, and pray in eager anticipation!

Steve Roadhouse

Executive Director

Conquer The Camp

September 19, 2020

Ages All Ages

Day Camps

10am – 4pm

Ages 7-14

$30 per day

Family Camping

July 31 – August 2

Advent Retreat

Nov 29 – Dec 1

Jr & Sr High Winter Camp

Jan 31 – Feb 2, 2020 Check-In @ 7pm – Pick-Up @ 1:30pm

Ages Grades 7-12

$125

Inter Winter Camp

Feb 28 – Mar 1, 2020 Check-In @ 7pm – Pick-Up @ 1:30pm

Ages Grades 4-6

$125

Scamper Camp

June 19-21

Ages 5 – 7

$155 – $310*

LTD Week

June 27 – July 3

Ages 14 – 18

Family Camp

July 18-23

Inter

July 25-30

Ages 9 – 12

$445

Junior Boys & Girls

August 3-6

Ages 6 – 10

$320

Junior Teens

August 8-13

Ages 12 – 14

$445

Tween

August 15-20

Ages 10-14

$445

Senior Teens

August 22-28

Ages 14 – 18

$475

Things to Leave at Home

  • Your cellphones, music players, and other technology
  • Alcohol, illegal drugs, etc.
  • Peanuts or snacks which may contain peanuts or other nuts

Frequently Asked Questions

Q

How do I get to camp?

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Driving directions as well as a google maps link are available on our directions page.

Q

Do we provide transportation to camp?

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No, transportation to camp is not provided.

Q

Is Gull Lake Centre a Christian Camp?

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We certainly are! We were founded in 1920 as a place to play and pray and that is still what we are doing today! Specifically, we are owned by the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada, but we happily welcome campers from all faith backgrounds and religions. The majority of our campers will come from some form of Christian faith background; however, we know that many of our campers will not have a Christian or any faith background and we are prepared to welcome them just as they are – with no expectation to change.
We have two chapel times each day – one in the morning, and one in the evening. One is usually shorter, 15-20 minutes and has a couple of fun songs and a story, and the other is a bit longer with more songs and a longer story/message. The songs and stories are age appropriate for each camp. We intentionally talk about God throughout the day as it comes up in conversation as well. We teach that there is a good, gracious, just, God who loves us and created us and wants to be in relationship with us as individuals and as a humanity. We use the Bible as the foundation of all of our teaching and the good news of Jesus as our focal point.
If you are interested in sending your child to camp, but aren’t from a faith background and want to make sure that this will be a safe and enjoyable place for your kid you can contact our director at steve@gulllakecentre.ca or call 403-782-2495. Steve will be happy to explain in further detail and answer any questions.

If you have any other questions you would like answered feel free to contact us directly.