FortWhyte Alive offers a wilderness summer camp setting, within city limits. We provide a fun, safe environment for positive outdoor experiences. Our enthusiastic staff and volunteer counsellors have the energy, creativity, and empathy to create an incredible week packed with outdoor adventure for your camper.
2018 summer camp registration will open for FortWhyte Alive Members on Tuesday, February 27th at noon. Registration for non-members on Thursday, March 1st.
To guarantee access to early, members-only registration, memberships must be purchased on or before Wednesday, February 21, 2018. To purchase a new membership or renew an existing membership, please visit our online store, visit us in-person or call 204-989-8355 (ext 205).
*Please note that only the Family membership category qualifies for camp discounts and early registration.*
All FortWhyte Alive camp programs follow a different, daily, nature-based program theme. Each section will have slightly different, age-appropriate approach to their themes. Games, crafts, outdoor activities, and interactions with FortWhyte Alive’s exhibits combine to make a fun program that teaches campers about nature and culture -- education follows enjoyment at camp!
The theme for July 2018 camps is Tweet, Tweet, Bird's the Word and the theme for August 2018 camps is Water: Follow the Flow.
Kinder Camp, Rabbit Rangers, and EcoQuest all offer unique activities and programs that are adapted to be age-appropriate for their campers. Fox Bay’s themes are nature-based, but also tied to activities such as Stand-up Paddleboard instruction.
Kinder Camp (Pre-school & K, must be 4 years)
Kinder Camp is the perfect introduction to a summer camp experience for pre-school kids. Each day, campers will explore a new nature theme through hikes, crafts, and games. Kinder Campers do not participate in swimming. Please note that Kinder Camp is a full day camp.
FortWhyte Alive Members: $165/week
Rabbit Rangers (Grades 1 to 2)
Rabbit Rangers provides full days of “natural” fun. Swimming, games and arts and crafts, are a part of each session! Weather permitting, each week will have a voyageur canoe ride!
FortWhyte Alive Members: $190/week
EcoQuest (Grades 3 to 5)
Summer camping at its best! The EcoQuest program offers campers a taste of adventure, in addition to our regular line-up of nature-based program themes. Activities such as swimming, canoeing, archery, and crafts are included in each session.
FortWhyte Alive Members: $190/week
Fox Bay (Grades 6 to 8)
Adventure awaits! Mountain bike on FortWhyte’s trails, explore the past in the tipis, canoe, kayak, and learn to live close to the land! In the month of July, campers learn the fundamentals of Stand Up Paddleboard and will receive Paddle Canada Certification. August is adventure camp! Campers will learn enhanced paddling techniques and wilderness survival skills. Please note that all campers registering for Fox Bay must be able to ride a bike.
FortWhyte Alive Members: $235/week
Summer Day Camp 2018
July 9 to 13
July 16 to 20
July 23 to 27
July 30 to August 3
August 13 to 17
August 20 to 24
August 27 to 31
Not able to commit to a week-long camp? Single day experiences are designed for the week following the August Long Weekend. Campers are welcome to sign up for one or all camp experiences. All days include swimming.
Single Day Experiences
Dates: August 7-10, 2018
Ages: 6 to 11 years
Cost: FortWhyte Alive Members: $45/day; Non-Members: $50/day
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Information For Parents
For further information on:
Drop-Offs and Pick-ups
Healthy Bagged Lunch Option
Nuts and Nuts Policies
Garbageless Lunches and Snacks
Clothes and Belongings
please see our Parent Guide.
Due to the popularity of our summer camps, FortWhyte Alive cannot guarantee the availability of specific spaces as noted above. We will do our best to accommodate your campers, however, we cannot increase our numbers once a camp is full. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.