COVID-19 Summer Camp FAQ

How has COVID-19 affected the camp?


Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we are restricted to the number of people we can have onsite and wait for the government to provide us with information about when we might be able to fully reopen again. We have a small staff on site who are following physical distancing guidelines as they go about their daily tasks to keep operations running and animals cared for during this time.


Is summer camp going ahead?


Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to hold overnight camps at Pioneer Camp this summer. Sadly, this means that we must cancel all our summer camp sessions at Pioneer Alberta.


This will be the first time in 69 years that Pioneer Alberta has not run our camps and we are going to miss everyone in more ways than we can express. But we aren’t without hope. Camp staff are resilient, love challenges and are used to figuring out Plan B when Plan A seems suddenly impossible.

What is the cancellation policy?


In view of cancelling camp, we have several fee-reversal options available:


Donation: If you are able to turn your registration fees into a full or partial donation, this would be a significant help to us in this very difficult season. We are committed to opening camp next year. OR


Defer Fees to 2021: You may leave your fees with us for the 2021 season. OR


Full Refund: You may request a full refund of fees paid to date.


If any portion of the payment was made by a Third Party (eg. Child Services, local church, grandparent, family friend, etc.), please have them contact us to discuss which of the above options they would prefer.


In order to manage our finances during this period, we will be issuing refunds by June 30th.


Our Office will be contacting camper families to discuss their preferred option.

Are you renting out your cabins to families?


Yes! We do have cabin rental opportunities available for families at our Pioneer Lodge, Sundre and Pioneer Ranch, Rocky Mountain House sites. Visit our page for more information.

I want to work at camp this summer, should I apply?


No. We are not taking applications at this time.

I want to volunteer at camp this summer, should I apply?


Yes! We have volunteer opportunities available throughout the summer. Visit our page for more information.


How can I support camp through this difficult time?


Make a Donation: COVID-19 has caused us significant financial loss. If you are financially able, you may consider making a donation to Pioneer Camp Alberta. That will help us continue to provide summer camp in the years ahead. Donations can be made online through our website.

“May the Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” (Numbers 6: 24-26)


“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
(Jeremiah 29:11)


This document is updated: July 7, 2020 and subject to change

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