Our double zip line runs across the end of the bay on the waterfront and provides an exciting experience to challenge youth to overcome self obstacles, trust and height awareness. We provide trained facilitators, operational and safety equipment for this program area.
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.
These activities can be done anywhere at camp and combined with the low ropes course. We can tailor these activities to the specific needs of the group. We use this program for get to know you activities, team challenge, reflection and processing and debriefing.
A scout woodsmen skill that gives way to campers’ full creativity. Here we teach the basics of knots, ropes, and lashing. Campers then combine rope with wooden poles to create structures that can support the group or to make camp craft items useful in other areas of camp.
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.
Back to primitive skills, fire is always a big part of camp. Here we get down to the bare bones of creating fire and all its components. Campers use different techniques to build and light a fire, challenging each other in rounds of friendly competition.
Compass, Orienteering, and GPS
These navigation programs are spread throughout the camp to give campers the chance to explore the edges of the area. They will learn the basics of using a compass and map reading then combining those skills to complete a task.
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.
Get to know the surrounding mountain environment through numerous nature based learning activities. Campers could be out tracking a fresh set of animal tracks, learning about rare plants found in the area, measuring tree canopy density and journaling about their experience.
Located at the end of a short hiking trail campers can spend some time in the mud looking for frogs, dragonflies and learning about pond ecology.
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
The Winter Backpacking program will teach Scouts nearly everything they need to know about winter camping. Everything from what to wear, what to eat, to where to camp, and how to make winter camping as enjoyable as summer camping.
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.