4-H Alberta Camp 2018

Camp Location - Directions  |  Carpooling  |  Pick Up/Drop Off Times  |  Packing List  |  Rain or Shine  |  Swimming  |  Questions

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Welcome to 4-H Alberta Camp 2018! Thank you for registering for one or more of our camp sessions. We are confident that your child(ren) will enjoy themselves tremendously as they participate in a variety of creative and exciting leadership and teamwork challenges, games, songs, sports, arts, and recreational experiences.

 

Camp Information

The program you are registered in* is:

Camp Name

Dates of Camp

Camp Location

Camp Directors

Drop Off Times

Pick Up Times

Junior Camp

July 8-12, 2018

4-H Centre

Josh Barnett; Breanne Bali; Jenna Eddleston

11:15am – 12:00 pm**

12:15pm-1:00pm***

South Region Junior Camp

July 10-14, 2018

Camp McCoy

Carson Jorgensen; Jessica Shewchuk

11:15am – 12:00 pm**

12:15pm-1:00pm***

South Region Intermediate Camp

July 15-19, 2018

Camp McCoy

Carson Jorgensen; Jessica Shewchuk

11:15am – 12:00 pm**

12:15pm-1:00pm***

Combined Camp

July 15-19, 2018

4-H Centre

Josh Barnett; Jenna Eddleston; Jaycee Reimer

11:15am – 12:00 pm**

12:15pm-1:00pm***

Peace Region Junior Camp

July 21-25, 2019

Camp Artaban

Josh Barnett;

Jaycee Reimer

11:15am – 12:00 pm**

12:15pm-1:00pm***

Intermediate Camp

July 22-26, 2018

4-H Centre

Breanne Bali; Jenna Eddleston; Carson Jorgensen

11:15am – 12:00 pm**

12:15pm-1:00pm***

Junior Camp

July 29 – August 2, 2018

4-H Centre

Breanne Bali; Jaycee Reimer; Jessica Shewchuk

11:15am – 12:00 pm**

12:15pm-1:00pm***

AIM Camp

August 5-10, 2018

4-H Centre

Breanne Bali; Jaycee Reimer; Jessica Shewchuk

11:15am – 12:00 pm**

12:15pm-1:00pm***

Northeast Region Junior Camp

August 9-13, 2018

Moose Lake Camp

Josh Barnett; Jenna Eddleston

11:15am – 12:00 pm**

11:00am-12:00pm***

Northeast Region Intermediate Camp

August 13-17, 2018

Moose Lake Camp

Breanne Bali; Josh Barnett; Jenna Eddleston

3:15pm-4:00pm

1:00pm-2:00pm

Combined Camp

August 12-16, 2018

4-H Centre

Carson Jorgensen; Jaycee Reimer; Jessica Shewchuk

11:15am – 12:00 pm**

12:15pm-1:00pm***

 *If you are registered for more than one camp, you may receive multiple emails. You can check the online registration system to confirm that your camper is approved for the camps they are registered in.

** Lunch served after drop-off

***Late Breakfast served that morning, snack available as they leave

 

Camp Location – Directions:

4-H Alberta Centre

The 4-H Alberta Centre is located on Range Road 21, off of Highway 13.

Coming from Edmonton - Head South on AB-2 for approximately 57KM. Take exit 482B – merge onto AB 13 W toward Ma-Me-O-Beach/Winfield: Continue on AB-13 for approximately 37KM; Your destination will be on the right (Range Road 21)

Coming from Calgary - Head North on AB-2 for approximately 225KM; take exit 482B onto Ab-13 W for approximately 37KM. Your destination will be on the right.

South Region Camp - Camp McCoy

Located in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park

Coming from Medicine Hat – Drive east of Medicine Hat on Highway #1 for ~24km. Turn South onto Highway 41/Buffalo Trail – drive approximately 34km to Elkwater Townsite. Go through village site, heading west on 4th avenue (near lake). Turn left/south onto Lakeview Drive. Camp McCoy is at the end of the drive, past the YMCA Camp Elkwater.

Peace Region Camp – Camp Artaban

Camp Artaban is located on Lac Cardinal near Peace River and Grimshaw.

Coming From Grimshaw – Travel North on Highway 2 for 3.2km; turn left onto township rd 840 for 3.8km; The road will gradually curve left and then turn right at the Camp Artaban sign at the end of the road.

Coming From Manning – Travel south on Highway 2 for 79km. Turn right onto Township rd 840 for 3.8km; The road will gradually curve left and then turn right at the Camp Artaban sign at the end of the road.

Northeast Region Camp ­– Moose Lake Camp

Moose Lake Camp is located on Moose Lake, the Provincial park, at Moose Lake Pentecostal Church Camp – 61025 Range Road 74

Coming from Bonnyville – Head to Highway 660 W for ~22km, turn south onto Range Road 74.  proceed onto Range Road 73A and follow signs for the Camp

 

Carpooling

If you have signed up for the carpool list, a separate email will be sent to you. You will be responsible for making all arrangements with other families and to coordinate the necessary arrangements yourself. You will only be included in the carpooling list if you selected that option during registration.

 

Pick Up/Drop Off Times:

Campers can get very anxious if they are not picked up with other campers. If you are delayed more than 10 minutes, please call the camp as soon as possible so that a message can be given to your camper and the camp directors.

If you are going to be dropping off your camper late, please call the camp to let them know of your approximate arrival time.

You must sign in and sign out your campers when dropping them off and picking them up. When you arrive, please park your car and come inside the registration area to sign our forms. A counsellor will escort your child to their room and play get-to-know you games with them.

 

Packing List:

We recommend that you do not send campers with expensive clothing or belongings. We would encourage you to check out some second-hand stores for clothes that campers don’t mind getting paint/dirt on. To limit the amount of Lost and Found items, we would recommend that their names be written on the tag of their clothing in sharpie (for instance, on the laundry direction tag).

Lost and Found: 4-H Alberta is not responsible for lost items or items left behind at the end of the sessions. We strongly urge you to label your clothing and belongings, and check the Lost and Found (“Dobby’s Socks”) for any items your child may have left behind. Items will be held at the 4-H Centre, or the regional offices (for the regional camps) for 3 weeks after the end of each session, and then donated to local charities. We do not have the capacity to hold onto unclaimed items after three weeks.

Prohibited Items:

  • No cigarettes, vapes, alcohol, drugs (camper will be sent home if items are brought to camp with them – prescription drugs that are doctor prescribed are okay);
  • No knives or weapons;
  • No hairdryers, hair straighteners, curling irons (will blow the breakers);
  • No perfumes or aerosol deodorants;
  • No jewelry, money, or anything of significant value (no expensive cameras, cellphones, mp3 players, etc.);
  • No permanent markers;
  • No candy or food (unless provided to kitchen staff due to food intolerances/allergies) (these items will bring unnecessary pests to the living quarters, may affect another camper(s) who has serious food allergies, may cause jealousy).

Required Items:

-  Closed toe shoes (ideally sneakers/runners)
-  Rain boots
-  T-shirts
-  Sweater
-  Jacket and Rain Jacket
-  Shorts
-  Long Pants
-  Socks/Underwear
-  Pyjamas
-  Bathing suit
-  Sunscreen
-  Hat
-  Bug Spray
-  Re-fillable waterbottle (with name on the bottle (can use masking tape)
-  Flashlights
-  Toiletries
-  Sleeping Bag or Bedding/Pillow
-  Towel
-  Clothing for Banquet (a dress shirt, a casual dress, etc.)
-  Required prescription medications with instructions, in a ziplock bag
-  AIM Camp Specific Item: 80’s workout clothing (or your best rendition)

Optional: The Camp theme this summer is The Magical Wizarding World of 4-H Camp, so you may pack any Harry Potter inspired items that would help your camper get into the theme of camp. Please note that wands will be provided at the camp.

 

Rain or Shine

Camp keeps running during rainy days – if the weather is inclement, then campers may be brought inside for “Rainy Day Activities”. It is important that campers be sent to camp with rain gear, so that camp can keep running in the rain.  If weather is severe, campers will seek shelter immediately.

 

Swimming

We will have a NLS certified camp director at your camp, however, many of the lakes in Alberta have been experiencing blue/green algae, or less severe algae that still causes swimmers itch. As such, your camper may not have the opportunity to go swimming. None of our facilities have pools. Your camper will still go canoeing, but if there are water quality issues we do not allow canoeing to occur due to the risk of tipping. We have many other activities planned to compensate for the lack of swimming at camp, including water games.

 

Questions

If you have any questions about the camp program that your child(ren) are you registered in, please do not hesitate to contact me Katelyn Strang – email is the preferred option, as I am away at programs throughout the summer months.

We are very excited about welcoming your campers to 4-H Alberta camp and can’t wait for a summer of magic!