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Yes, Camp Evergreen exists to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and to facilitate physical, mental, emotional and spiritual growth in children and youth. Surrounding kids with God’s creation (nature) creates a unique environment where kids are allowed to have fun and be themselves. Our goal is to give your child the best week of their summer!
There are two formal bible study times each day, 15 to 30 minutes long, and aim to relate Bible stories to everyday life. Other activities throughout the day aim to demonstrate God’s work in our lives as well. We place a high regard on equality, fairness and maintaining a positive learning environment for children to grow in Christ.
Approximately 40% of our campers do not attend church, and we always take this into consideration when planning activities. No camper will be pressured, forced or coerced into making any faith decisions at camp. We try our best to ensure that no one feels that their choices or those of their family are bad; instead we teach what we believe and show the kids that Jesus loves them.
The camp is owned by the Camp Evergreen Mennonite Brethren Ministries, Sundre society, a non-profit and registered charity. We have our roots in the Alberta Mennonite Brethren Conference and still maintain close ties requiring over half of the board to attend an MB Church.
All of our staff are Christians and 75% of them have attended Camp Evergreen previously, giving them an understanding of Evergreen’s values of being a place to belong. Prior to the arrival of campers, staff complete training where they learn how to lead and teach, ensuring that they understand and work towards the same goals within their cabins.
During the summer, we have Designated Medical Personnel on site at all times. You will have the opportunity to meet our DMP during registration. The DMP is trained in First Aid and CPR.
All of our out-trips (Charge, Trails Away, Adventure and Roughin’ it) have appointed First Aiders and have cell/radios for contact with our main lodge which is less than 1 km away.
The Sundre Hospital is 15 minutes away should there be an emergency.
Pack medications separately and label them with your child’s full name. You will be asked to give any medications (prescription and otherwise) to the Designated Medical Personnel during check in. It is helpful if you also enclose a photo of your child with their medication.
If your child has a history of wetting the bed, please let us know beforehand so that we can be prepared. Only the Program Team and the child’s cabin leader will be informed. In the instance that a camper does wet their bed, the cabin leader will change and clean the bed in a discreet manner so as to not embarrass the child.
Please inform us ahead of time if your child has a food allergy or is vegetarian/vegan so that our cook can be prepared to accommodate any food restrictions. Our camp is nut aware and ready to accommodate any nut allergies.
We try to integrate children with mild delays into our camp setting; a child who functions on their own in a school setting will often function well at camp. We do not, however, accept applications for children functioning more than two years behind their peers emotionally or socially.
We have had positive experiences with children with ADD, ADHD, FAS/FASD and on the Autism Spectrum, but every child is unique and may not be suited to this environment. Children with ODD may struggle at camp.
If a child has a greater chance of succeeding at camp with the accompaniment of an Aide, we invite the child’s Aide to join us free of charge. Please let us know if an Aide will be attending when you register your child.
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There is not a pool at Camp Evergreen, but we like to play in the nearby Fallen Timber Creek. Don’t forget your swimsuit or trunks!
We offer a wide variety of delicious and balanced meals which vary according to age groups. We usually have fruit or veggies included at snacks.
There are 8 to 10 campers in each cabin, with 2 cabin leaders.
There is usually a 1 leader for every 5 campers in our overnight camps.
Yes, simply write the friend’s name in the cabin mate request section on the registration form.
The Moose Junction General Store offers everything from deodorant to skittles.
Based on your chosen camp, you will be staying in one of the following accommodations:
We have three amazing, remote sites on the Camp Evergreen property set-up for Out-Trips. The sites are equipped with outhouse facilities, and campers will have the opportunity to return to the main site for showers. Campers will stay in groups with leaders either in:
Campers in our Developing Leaders programs will stay in groups in:
The cabins are in close proximity to washroom facilities and have bunk beds for your stay. Our lodge has full washroom facilities as well.
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No, we encourage children to spend time with each other and to gain new experiences through the activities offered at camp.
No, please leave these at home. Electronics can distract and take away from the camp experience.
No, unfortunately we cannot accommodate pets.
No, alcohol and drugs are prohibited.
Parents are welcome to phone the main office at any time to see how their child is doing. Likewise, children are welcome to phone home at any time. However, we discourage this as it can increase their homesickness, especially if calling at bed time. Parents can also email their kids while they’re at camp, including photos, colouring pages, etc. – firstname.lastname@example.org
No, for two reasons:
Yes, we always welcome volunteers. However, having parents at camp can sometimes be distracting for the kids.
We ask that all camp fees are paid in full 4 weeks before the beginning of your chosen camp.
We believe every child and youth should be able to have the life-changing experience of camp. We also know that camp is a significant investment for families and there may be financial barriers to affording camp fees. That’s why we offer three ways to make camp more affordable:
Campership Aid is built on the belief that no camper should be refused access due to financial circumstances, and we do our very best, with the support of generous donors, to honour each request.