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Event Details – August 16, 2020

4-H Alberta - AIM Camp [ages 12-14]

Deadline: May 01, 2020 11:59 PM  
Start Date: August 16, 2020 11:00 AM End Date: August 20, 2020 1:00 PM
Location: Alberta 4-H Centre, WESTEROSE AB  

Program Description:


Which of these three piques your interest?

Healthy Living  |  Outdoor Explorer  |  Entrepreneurship  |  Creative Arts  |  Dramatic Arts

AIM is designed especially for you - choose your own path to discovery. Campers get the opportunity to customize their activity schedule and fill six activity periods with one of the following choices: creative arts, outdoor explorer, dramatic arts, healthy living, or entrepreneurship. After you have picked your activity area, we take care of the rest of your fun! You’ll be diving into an action-packed week of fun, learning new skills, growing your confidence, and making lifelong friendships. You’ll be participating in competitions with your small group, and laughing with your new friends through all the crazy challenges and surprises. Whether it be making a cardboard boat with your small group and putting it to the test on the waters, or slipping and sliding across a soapy tarp. Up next is a night game (navy seals, anyone?) or a campfire. Then, you head to bed to get some rest. The best part? You get to do it all over again the next day.

If you have a friend that you think would love this camp, then you’ll be able to invite them to join the fun after April 15th.

Who can Attend: Intermediate Members and Bring-a-Friend

About 4-H AIM Camp

4-H AIM Camp offers creative activities and programs to keep you engaged and active during the week.

The day consists of two activity periods (duration: two hours), one in the morning and one in the afternoon. These activity periods are filled with activities from your customized selection. You’ll be instructed in your activity area, where we stress self-improvement with emphasis on instruction, rather than competition. In addition to your customized activity schedule you’ll have the opportunity to try the following activities outside of your customized selection to ensure a well-rounded week: archery, low ropes, outdoor cooking, dance, arts and crafts, gaga ball, and sports.

Typical Day at Camp

A typical day at AIM camp looks like this:

 7:45 am  Wake Up
 8:00 am  Flag raising 
 8:15 am  Breakfast and clean- up
 9:00 am  Activity Period
11:00 am  Camp-wide specialty event
12:00 pm  Lunch
 1:00 pm   Rest hour
 2:00 pm   Small group meeting
 2:15 pm   Activity period
 4:15 pm   Alternative activity period
 5:15 pm   Free play/Showers
 6:00 pm   Dinner
 7:00 pm   Camp-wide specialty event
 8:00 pm   Snack
 8:30 pm   Camp-wide specialty event
 9:30 pm   Debrief
10:00 pm  Ready for bed

Our camp-wide specialty events change based on the week, but may include team competitions (past competitions include: derby racing, cardboard boat building), skit night, campfires, night games, a trivia night, colour war, theme meals, counsellor hunt, carnival, STEM experiments, a banquet and evening dance, drama presentation, dragons den presentation, and leadership and teamwork training,

Our alternative activity periods change based on the year, but typically include: archery, canoeing, low ropes, outdoor cooking, arts and crafts, sports, dance, fitness.

Activity Period

The activity period you choose for AIM camp will make up a large portion of the type of activities you will be participating in for the week. An example of the type of activities that you may participate in include:

Activity Selection: Creative Arts

Activities in creative arts may include: tie dying, painting and drawing, leather work, jewelry design, wood project, macramé and beading, clay modeling, traditional camp crafts.

Activity Selection: Dramatic Arts

Activities in dramatic arts may include: improv games, dance, set design and building, and drama production

Activity Selection: Outdoor Explorer

Activities in outdoor explorer may include: low ropes course, canoeing, hiking, survival skills and shelter building, archery, fire starting skills and building, outdoor cooking, and sleeping under the stars,

Activity Selection: Healthy Living

Activities in healthy living may include: instruction in proper food handling and food storage, how to use cooking tools and equipment, meal preparation (making nutritious and healthy meals from scratch), outdoor cooking, fitness activities including yoga, Pilates, and working out, and a colour run.

Activity Selection: Entrepreneurship

Activities in entrepreneurship may include: explore basic concepts and practices of marketing and business planning, basic forms of budgeting, developing and launching their own business, and presenting at the camp’s dragon den competition.

Meal Times

Meals are served buffet-style three times a day, with additional snack times. Our chefs create a variety of tasty but nutritious offerings. We accommodate guests with vegetarian, gluten-free, and lactose free diets. Our meal times include exciting table dismissals, theme meals, and maybe a jello-eating contest.

Please Note:

  • If you have a bunking request, please note that you may only list one fellow camper.

Registration Cost

AIM Camp Early Bird Registration (Deadline Dec 1 - Mar 1, 2020): $275.00

AIM Camp Registration (Mar 2 – May 1, 2020): $355.00

All registered 4-H members who are between the ages of 12 and 14 (born in 2005, 2006 and 2007) as of January 1, 2020 are eligible to attend this program.

Provincial Event Registration Policies

  • Online Registration opens at 12:00 am on the first day of registration and is available 24 hours a day until midnight of the registration deadline.
  • Registration is not considered complete until full payment is received.
  • All requests for late registration (after the Regular Registration Deadline) will be accepted at the sole discretion of the program lead and will be subject to an additional fee of $50.00 on top of the Regular Registration cost.
  • An administrative fee of $50.00 will be retained on all cancellations. Cancellations received less than 14 days before the event start date will forfeit the entire registration fee unless a delegate replacement is available or extenuating circumstances are at play.

Event PDF:    On line registration is OPEN
AIM Camp web page
Region: Provincial
Who can apply: Intermediate (12-14 years old)

For more information contact: Katelyn Strang, Phone: 310-0000 then 403-948-8509, Email: