Put Pioneer on your Christmas list!

The operation of a camp requires many pieces of equipment, from the large to the very small. And they all add up. Each area of camp has created a Christmas wish list of needed items complete with a price point and a link to where you can purchase the item, just like a catalogue or a registry. Would you consider being the Santa Claus to our Campers this year and donating something from our Wishlist?


Check back here regularly for a list of items you can contribute this Christmas to help make next year even better at Pioneer Camp Alberta.


Each week leading up to Christmas will focus on a different area of camp:

  • Week of November 28: Out Trips
  • Week of December 5: Barns
  • Week of December 12: Kitchen
  • Week of December 19: Maintenance

How Do I Donate?

There are a few ways you can donate items from the catalogue

  1. Purchase the item using the link provided.
    Have it shipped to Pioneer Ranch under your name: YOUR NAME, Box 600 Rocky Mountain House AB, T4T1A4.
    In the Shipping Notes, write your name and address so we can fill out a gift in kind form for you (you get a tax receipt!)
  2. Purchase the item using the link provided.
    Drop it off at camp yourself or at one of our drop locations in Calgary or Edmonton.
    Include your name and address on a note attached to the item when you drop it off so we can process a tax receipt for you.
    Calgary: 47 Bennett Cr. NW Calgary AB, 780-514-1051
    Edmonton: 10716 60A Ave NW Edmonton, 780-977-9579
  3. Donate online the dollar amount listed beside the catalogue item you want camp to purchase using the “general fund designation”.
    Be sure to include a note in the comment section specifying the item!

*Whichever method you choose, please be sure to attach your store receipt, name and address so that we can issue you a tax receipt!

Week 1: Give to Out-Trips at Pioneer Camp Alberta

  1. Stove Fuel
    MSR Isopropyl Fuel, 16oz/450g, $14,
  2. Trekking Poles
    Mountainsmith Rhyolite 6061 Trekking Poles, $50
  3. Sleeping Bags
    Mountain Handwear Bozeman -9, $170
  4. Tents
    MSR Elixir 4 tent V2, from Breathe Outdoors – $540

Week 2: Give to Barns at Pioneer Camp Alberta

    1. Feed:
      Feed Horse Step 5 Main 18kg, $29.29
    2. Fence Rails:
      16’ Treated Rails (3.5”x16’), $21.99 each
    3. Fence Posts:
      Dowelled Fence Posts Pointed (3.25”x7’ and 4.25”x7’), from $7.49 each
    4. Riding Helmets:
      Tipperary Sportage Low Profile Helmet, $129.95
    5. Horses:
      Suggested Donation, $175
    6. Wall Tents with Frame:
      Wilderness Hunting Tent and Frame

      • Tent and Frame Size: 10×12 and 3 Rafter Frame
      • 5’ Sidewalls
      • Choose tent configuration: Front screen door, back window, and 2 side windows (add on for $220)
      • Frame made of Steel
      • Add 1 Frame Bag – Recommended for 3 Rafter Frame (additional $35)
      • Total= $1, 675.00


Week 3: Give to Kitchen at Pioneer Camp Alberta

  1. Frying Pans:
    Winco 14” Fry Pan (8 desired), $58.23 each
    Call HESCO at 780-429-2727 ask for Claude or Brandon to contribute
  2. Muffin Pans:
    Winco Muffin Pans (4 desired), $89.89 each
    Call HESCO at 780-429-2727 ask for Claude or Brandon to contribute
  3. Braizer pan:
    Magnum Braizer Pan 14” (4 desired), $112.33 each
    Call HESCO at 780-429-2727 ask for Claude or Brandon to contribute
  4. Convection Oven:
    Vulcan Convection Oven (1 required – lodge) $4999
    Call HESCO at 780-429-2727 ask for Claude or Brandon to contribute

Week 4: Give to Site Maintenance at Pioneer Camp Alberta

    1. Hammers:
      STANLEY 16 oz. Fiberglass Hammer, $7.98
    2. Wrenches:
      Mastercraft Master Combination Wrench Set, 60-pc, SAE/Metric, Nickel-Chrome Plating, $129.99
    3. Sockets:
      DEWALT 1/4-inch, 3/8-inch, and 1/2-inch Drive Polished Chrome Mechanics Socket Set (200-Piece) includes Combination Wrenches, Hex Keys, Nut Driver Bits and Ratchets and Sockets, $199
    4. Drill/Driver Sets:
      MAKITA 18V (3.0Ah) LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless (2-Piece) Combo Kit (with 2 Batteries, Charger and Case); $278
      Milwaukee Tool M18 FUEL 18V Li-Ion Brushless Cordless Next Generation Hammer Drill Impact Driver Combo Kit (2-Tool), $398

If you would like to meet with us and talk about donation options or to hear more about our various projects/needs, please contact:

Ruth Lewis – Executive Director – [email protected]
Rachel Schmidt – Lodge Summer Director – [email protected]
Kevin Rempel – Ranch Summer Director – [email protected]

Cheques can be mailed to:

Pioneer Camp Alberta
Box 660
Sundre, AB
T0M 1X0
Please indicate in the memo line which site and which items you are donating towards. (Examples: “Pioneer Lodge: Truck,” “Pioneer Ranch: Riding Lawn Mower”, “Barns: Saddles”)