Youth Camps

Summer 2020 Camp Schedule

For summer 2020 MacKenzie is offering 10 youth camps, including Art Camp, Fishing Camp, and – by popular demand – 2 Intermediate Camps and 2 Junior-Intermediate Camps! All are open to children and youth of all genders and offer a great range of activities:

  • June 30-July 4: Leadership Training Camp (14-17 years)
  • July 7-11: Intermediate Camp 1 (10-13 years)
  • July 14-18: Junior-Intermediate Camp 1 (7-13 years)
  • July 1418: Science Camp (10-13 years)
  • July 21-25: Intermediate Camp 2 (10-13 years)
  • July 21-25: Gone Fishin’ (10-13 years)
  • July 28-31: Junior Camp (7-10 years)
  • August 4-8: Junior-Intermediate Camp 2 (7-13 years)
  • August 4-8: Art Camp (10-13 years)
  • August 11-15: Teen Camp (13-16 years)

(See below for more details or download the 2020 MacKenzie Camp brochure.)

Online Registration opens February 1, 2020.

All camps are open children and youth of all gender identities. Registration includes a non-refundable cancellation fee of $50. Registration closes two days prior to specified start date. A $20 discount applies when you register a second member of the family.

You can also volunteer your time and skills and earn a discount on your camper’s registration fees. Download the Volunteer Application Form.

MacKenzie Camp offers a no-questions-asked 3-tier fee structure. The Tier 1 fee is for families who wish to help cover the “hidden costs” of great camping, especially maintenance and administration. Tier 2 is the actual cost per camper of 4-5 days of programming and meals. Tier 3 is a reduced fee that we can offer thanks to donors who want as many kids as possible to experience camping.

Here’s a list of what (and what not) to bring.

  • LEADERSHIP TRAINING CAMP (ages 14-17) June 30- July 4 (Cost: Tier 1 $450; Tier 2 $397; Tier 3 $315) Capacity: 30 campers.
    Counsellors-in-Training (CITs) are MacKenzie Camp’s junior leaders. This mandatory training week is a chance to develop leadership skills, plan activities, and learn the basics for working at MacKenzie (including climbing wall certification) while enjoying everything that camp has to offer. At the end of the week, all campers are interviewed and their skills assessed. Depending on availability and camp needs, they may be asked to volunteer in the summer in return for an honorarium. Check-in 9 am on June 30, departure 2-3 pm on July 4.
  • INTERMEDIATE CAMP 1 (ages 10-13) July 7-11 (Cost: Tier 1 $450; Tier 2 $397; Tier 3 $315) Capacity: 43 campers.
    What a great way to start off the summer: good times, good friends, and good food. Park your apps at home – you won’t be needing them! Check-in 2 pm on July 7, departure 2-3 pm on July 11.
  • JUNIOR-INTERMEDIATE CAMP 1 (ages 7-13) July 14-18 (Cost: Tier 1 $450; Tier 2 $397; Tier 3 $315) Capacity: 28 campers.
    This is a camp which older and younger siblings can attend together. Great times and great memories! Check-in 2 pm on July 14, departure 2-3 pm on July 18.
  • SCIENCE CAMP (ages 10-13) July 14-18 (Cost: Tier 1 $450; Tier 2 $397; Tier 3 $315) Capacity: 43 campers.
    Feeling experimental? Then come and fire off a rocket! Dig up the past! Close in on the moon and stars with a telescope! Get some impact with a home-made meteorite! Check-in 2 pm on July 14, departure 2-3 pm on July 18.
  • INTERMEDIATE CAMP 2 (ages 10-13) July 21-25 (Cost: Tier 1 $450; Tier 2 $397; Tier 3 $315) Capacity: 43 campers.
    Here’s a camp that’s all about having a great time, eating great food, and making new friends! Check-in 2 pm on July 21, departure 2-3 pm on July 25.
  • GONE FISHIN’ (ages 10-13) July 21-25 (Cost: Tier 1 $450; Tier 2 $397; Tier 3 $315) Capacity: 12 campers.
    This camp is all about fishing, including setting up your gear, bait, fly-tying, casting, and a trip to the Kingfisher Interpretative Centre. Check-in 2 pm on July 21, departure 2-3 pm on July 25.
  • JUNIOR CAMP (ages 7-10) July 28-31 (Cost: Tier 1 $285; Tier 2 $255; Tier 3 $200) Capacity: 43 campers.
    There are lots of great experiences here for both first-time and returning campers: swimming, wide games, low ropes, climbing wall, nature walks, and crafts. Check-in 2 pm on July 28, departure 2-3 pm on July 31.
  • JUNIOR-INTERMEDIATE CAMP 2 (ages 7-13) August 4-8 (Cost: Tier 1 $450; Tier 2 $397; Tier 3 $315) Capacity: 28 campers.
    Junior-Intermediate Camp is a way for older and younger siblings to get together for some great times and memories. Check-in 2 pm on August 4, departure 2-3 pm on August 8.
  • ART CAMP (ages 10-13) August 4-8 (Cost: Tier 1 $450; Tier 2 $397; Tier 3 $315) Capacity: 28 campers.
    Get creative at this new camp: make cellphone movies, invent (and play) musical instruments, and do some paddle-painting! Check-in 2 pm on August 4, departure 2-3 pm on August 8.
  • TEEN CAMP (ages 13-16) August 11-15 (Cost: Tier 1 $450; Tier 2 $397; Tier 3 $315) Capacity: 43 campers.
    A great week of night games, theme days, and fun activities only offered to our oldest campers. Weather permitting, even an overnight canoe trip on Mabel Lake. Check-in 2 pm on August 11, departure 2-3 pm on August 15.

Remember – thanks to generous donors, Mackenzie can offer camperships to help kids get to camp, whatever their financial circumstances.