Campers coming to Impeesa can expect some fantastic nights under canvas sharing experiences with fellow scouts. Our summer camp tent village provide a rustic and comfortable down time space and night time rest. Our tents are spacious and well ventilated and hang within a roofed wooden platform. They are tucked in under spruce and poplar giving shade and some protection from the weather. Sharing tent space with other campers allows for new friendships and strengthens bonds within the group. On our overnights we provide backpacking style tents that campers carry and setup together. We can explore the further reaches of the camp and surrounding mountains.
Hiking & Backpacking
Camp Impeesa sits at the base of Table Mountain as it towers over the lake. Campers and groups can plan a day to hike the 4.3 km to the summit with spectacular views of the prairies and peaks behind. Other day hikes in the area are available for all abilities. Summer campers spend a night or two backpacking on the surrounding trails practicing backcountry living skills.
Low Ropes Course
Our team challenge program gives participants the opportunity to work on specific needs of the group. We can help with getting your group to work together, problem solving, creating group unity, trust, conflict resolution and leadership. Each element of the course offers a number of fun and engaging activities to challenge the group. Our staff facilitators are trained to offer safe and practical program.
Canoeing, Kayaking, and Aquatics
Our waterfront sits on the edge of Beaver Mines Lake and its often a busy place as campers learn new canoe strokes or build rafts to race to complete a goal.
Camp Games & Campfire Program
Games bring all campers together for adventurous competition in the forest. We play a number games including the Animal Game and Capture the Flag. Our campfire program takes place almost every night and gathers our community to share in song, skit and thoughts from the day.
The Knots II activity will compliment Knots I and teach 4 more knots. However, due to the way program rotations are set up, there will be groups that have taken Knots II before Knots I. Because of this, both programs include a detailed section on types of ropes, their uses, and how to maintain them
Progressive adventure summer camps from basecamp to back-country trips ranging from 1 and 2-nights to 5-night are more. Experience a variety of shelters from cabins, wall tents, teepees, and yurts to 3 season tents, tarps, and survival shelters
Advanced pioneering, base camp development and survival training.
Integrate first aid courses, wilderness first aid, water first aid in to your programs. Impeesa is well suited for a wilderness first aid course.
Use of Table Mountain and the other backcountry trails in the area many which have trailheads very close to Camp Impeesa. Grow skills in navigation, wilderness first aid, geocaching, and satellite navigation. Participate in backcountry camping, scrambling, and hill climbing
Archery & Tomahawk
Archery is a classic camp activity and is always a favorite. Campers try to hit their first bullseye or pop balloons with our recurve or compound bows and then progress to our exciting 3-D wilderness archery course. The Tomahawk range provides a different opportunity to hone accuracy and aim. A light throw is all it takes to stick the hawk into the target.
ThunderBall Pit & Volleyball
Thunder Ball is a fast paced and all inclusive game for campers of all ages. It teaches hand-eye coordination, strategy and even tests memory. Our Volleyball court is located below our low ropes course and is a great activity for groups looking to burn off energy or take some time for some free play.
Climbing & Bouldering
Learn the basics of climbing including belay and get the body feel for what it would be like on solid rock. Camp staff facilitators are trained to operate, teach and support participants during this program.