Pika (8-10 Years Old)
Bighorn (11 - 14 years old)
This is the first time they’ll sleep under the stars, make new friends around a fire they’ve built, and track the footsteps of majestic wildlife. In this introduction to our wilderness adventure summer camp, your child connects with nature and their peers in a whole new way.
Once your Pika arrives at Camp Impeesa, he or she will join their ‘patrol’—the group and camp counsellor they’ll stick with for most activities throughout the week. And then the adventure begins! From spotting frogs at the pond to capturing the flag in the forest, highlights for this kids camp include fun and challenging activities such as:
- Arts & crafts
- Flying Squirrel
Pikas love the sense of adventure and skill-building they experience in our wilderness; parents love knowing their kids are taken care of by trained staff who follow scouting safety policies and share a passion for outdoor education. Plus, your camper will be raving about the healthy, kid-friendly food that fueled all of those adventures.
Grizzly (15 - 17 years old)
It’s hard to describe the sense of achievement and wonder that comes from hiking to the summit of Table Mountain, but Bighorn campers will try time and again as they relive their youth camp experience at Camp Impeesa.
At every turn, Bighorn campers take in the raw, natural beauty of our wilderness surroundings as well as their growing skills as outdoor enthusiasts and team players. Focused on adventure, challenge and navigating the wilderness, Bighorn is a summer camp that offers both traditional and exciting new camp activities to suit your child’s age and interests, including:
- Tomahawks and survival
Bighorn campers become true backcountry adventurers as they go on an overnight backpack trip, canoe to an offsite location for a campfire-cooked meal, and enjoy the spectacular prairies and peaks from the summit of Table Mountain.
What does it feel like to fall asleep under a billion stars next to the friends you’ve bonded with hiking into the backcountry, jumping into the lake and building fires at sunset? The achievement, the teamwork, the high adventure challenge in true wilderness—this is what gives Grizzly campers the summer camp experience they crave.
Grizzly campers have the chance to explore their unique outdoor passions at a higher level while continuing to develop their leadership and wilderness living skills. Highlights include a multi-night backpacking trip or a more challenging horseback day ride and full-day hike, and planning and leading an afternoon program for the younger Pika and Bighorn campers.
Of course, Grizzly campers have plenty of time to enjoy their favourite guided youth camp pursuits, including:
- Advanced climbing techniques
- Wilderness Skills
Nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains south of Crowsnest Pass and Pincher Creek offers a rare chance for teens to immerse themselves in nature and outdoor education.