The ultimate list of sleep away camps around Edmonton

I grew up going to sleep away camp every summer at Sylvan Lake. There were many sleep away camps at Sylvan Lake at that time. I started off with going for one week at 6 yrs old and eventually worked my way up to being a camp counsellor. Some of my most favourite summer memories come from camp.

Sleeping in a cabin, camp fires, camp songs, shopping at the tuck shop (read what that’s all about here) and one year I won the award for being the most water logged because I was the first one in the water and the last one out. We canoed across Sylvan Lake with a reward of ice cream from The Big Moo to celebrate and it’s where I learnt how to swim. If it was still around today, I would offer my children the chance to go as well.   

Sleep away camps

Birch Bay Summer Camp – Available for ages 8-16yrs this is a week-long summer camp that runs throughout July and August. 
Located at 51505 Range Road 215 – Sherwood Park, AB 
More information here 

Camp Warwa – Offered to children ages 6-16yrs this camp runs July and August for a week “session” at a time. 
Located West of Edmonton at Lac Ste. Anne 
More information here 

Brightwood Ranch – Available to ages 6-16 yrs this camp runs during select weeks during July & August. 
Located out by Evansburg, AB a little over an hour West of Edmonton
More information here 

Living Springs Bible Camp – For grade 2-12 (going into) and offers camp weeks through July and August. 
Located a little over an hour South of Edmonton, past Wetaskiwin. 
More information here

Circle Square – Available for ages 6-17yrs. Focused on horseback riding and has a skate park.
Located South of Edmonton close to Halkirk,AB
More information here

Camp Nakamun – Available for children grade 1-12 on specific weeks throughout July and August. 
Located North West of Edmonton at Lac La Nonne Lake
More information here 

Gull Lake Centre – Available to ages 5-18 and even has a family camp!
Located on Gull Lake just west of Lacombe, AB.
More information here 

Teen Time Camp – Available for ages 7-17 yrs. Different age groups are assigned to certain week. 
Located North of Edmonton 1.5 hours away. (Past Westlock & Dapp) 
More information here 

Camp Mackinicholea – Available for children grades 1-9. Different age groups are assigned different weeks. 
Located North of Edmonton at Long Island Lake 
More information here 

Camp Caroline – Available for children grades 2-12 as well as a family camp. 
Located South of Edmonton, past Red Deer 
More information here 


Are there any sleep away camps that should be added to the list? Send me an email @ and I will add it to the list! 

2 Comments on The ultimate list of sleep away camps around Edmonton

  1. Bonnie
    at 11:31 pm (1 year ago)

    Is maskepetoon stoll running?

  2. Linda Mecready
    at 12:53 pm (11 months ago)

    Are any of these non-religious? I’m finding secular camps hard to locate.


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