Camper Questions

Q: Where is Camp Impeesa?

Impeesa is located along the shores of Beaver Mines Lake in the Castle Mountain Wilderness Area about 2.5 hours south of Calgary, AB.

Q: What does Impeesa mean?

The name ‘Impeesa’ means ‘the wolf that never sleeps’ and was the nickname give to Baden-Powell by the Matabele warriors in Africa.

Q: Who comes to Camp Impeesa?

We have Scout and older campers from all across Alberta. They can be from the same troop or company or come as individual scouts.

Q: What activities can I do at camp?

We have a wide range of program activities for campers to choose from. Following the Canadian Path our campers decide what they want to do during a week at camp. See our Activities page for a list of some of our specialty areas.

Q: How is the food?

Camp meals are an important part of daily life here at camp. Our onsite camp cook and kitchen staff provide home cooked meals with numerous healthy options. Campers sit together family style in our Tillicum Dining Hall. Special and Out Trip meals happen in and around camp, usually over a campfire.

Q: What if I get sick or don’t feel well?

All of our camp staff are trained and certified to provide for all of our camper health needs while at camp. We have on site equipment and supply and access to medical care if needed.

Q: Can I take a shower at camp?

We have a central washhouse and we schedule shower times during the session for all campers. It is important in staying healthy at camp that campers have the opportunity to clean up and remember a swim in the lake is not a substitute for a nice hot shower.

Q: Where will I stay at camp?

Our campers sleep in our summer camp tent village in spacious prospector style wall tents. These tents are shared between 6 -8 campers of the same gender. During overnights, campers pack backpacking tents or sleep under the stars.

Q: Can I call home?

At camp we encourage campers to focus on the adventures of the day and hold onto all those memories of camp to share with family and friends when they return home. Camp staff are here to help at times when campers are missing loved ones at home.

Q: Can I be in the same tent as my friend?

Yes! Parents can indicate if campers are coming with siblings or friends and we will do our best to accommodate requests.

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