AGES 9-17 | CO-ED | GIRLS | BOYS

Overnight Camps for Teens & Leadership Training

 
 
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Teens & Leadership Summer Camps are full of energy and all the best that Pioneer Camp has to offer!  Programs are geared towards junior and senior highschool students with epic adventures and life changing experiences. We’ve got amazing facilities for you to explore horseback riding, out tripping, canoeing, wall climbing, archery, swimming, sports, and much more! You will also have the incredible opportunity to learn about God’s love and to discuss what a relationship with Him could look like.
We also run leadership training programs for teens who are wanting to grow in character and leadership ability as well as to learn how to make a difference for Christ in their home communities.

 
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This co-ed camp for youth, ages 12-14 is exactly how you want to kick off your summer! Breakaway is packed full of challenges and adventure! It provides many opportunities to laugh, share and have fun with friends – old and new. Activities include archery, horse-back riding, wall climbing, canoeing, swimming and wide-games. An overnight out trip adds to the fun and depth of relationships both with each other and the One who created us. During daily discussion times about the Bible, faith and life experiences, our staff will share their stories of following Jesus Christ, giving campers an opportunity to explore faith for themselves. This is an incredible opportunity to push through barriers and to grow in mind, body and soul.

  • Location:  Pioneer Ranch, Rocky Mountain House

ZAO is an unforgettable experience! Three different adventures, intertwined in God’s incredible creation help us write the amazing story of our most unique camp!

  • RIDE: Build a relationship with a horse assigned to you for the week. Learn to ride and care for your horse and discover what horses can teach you about yourself and the world around you!
  • PADDLE: Discover amazing community as you learn to paddle a tandem (2-person) canoe, first on Crimson Lake, then on the Mighty North Saskatchewan River. Through mountains and valleys, rapids and eddies, experience the thrill of moving water paddling with old and new friends in this exciting stream (pun intended!).
  • ZOOM: ZOOM is a fine arts experience like no other! Photography and Painting are the tools on this quest to capture the beauty and reality of life around us. Days are spent exploring and honing the various techniques of photography and painting. Evenings are spent sharing work, stories and laughter.

Whichever track you choose, ZAO is an adventure in living fully, facing challenges and truly loving. ZAO means “to live!” (Limited to 50 campers.)

  • Location:  Pioneer Ranch, Rocky Mountain House

This two week camp is all about deep friendships, challenging experiences, lots of laughter, and learning about God! Activities include daily Bible discussion time, horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, wall climbing, arts, and drama. After five days at camp, the girls will set out on a small group Wilderness Out Trip that will create an opportunity to grow in many new ways and challenges.

  • Location:  Pioneer Ranch, Rocky Mountain House
  • Ages 12-13 will spend their first out trip on one that has been specially designed to introduce them to the fun of out tripping (Details to be decided upon by the leaders of the camp).
  • Ages 14-17 will choose between backpacking, river canoeing or horseback riding.

During camp, staff members will share their stories of following Jesus Christ, giving campers an opportunity to explore faith.

“Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.” 1 Corinthians 16:13

This eleven day camp (ages 12-17) connects you as a growing young man with inspiring older men, encouraging you at this critical time in your life. You will learn many outdoor skills leading up to a four or five day out trip. 12 year olds have their out trip selected for them, 13 year olds will go on a backpacking out trip, and 14-17 year olds will be able to choose their own out trip from hiking, canoeing or riding. You will play hard, work hard and learn a lot during these two weeks at APC! More importantly however, you will gain wisdom and guidance from your peers and leaders on how to be better men, modeled after the greatest man of all – Jesus. Commit these eleven days to engaging in new skills and activities all the while exploring the man you want to become. There is no doubt that you will be transformed and leave a better man!

  • Location:  Pioneer Ranch, Rocky Mountain House

Continuing the progression of Horsemanship 1 & 2, this camp is focused on the next step of horsemanship. Spending at least half your day at the barns, program will focus on working with horses through groundwork, training, and theory. The other half-days will focus on mounted riding skills including control, correct positioning, training techniques and taking your horse further both in the arena and on trail rides. The fun continues with wide games, swimming, a chance to try the climbing wall, archery range or canoeing, all while focusing on spiritual development as we seek God’s character revealed to us in creation, Bible study and each other. There will be an overnight camp out horse trip on the land, and lots of learning. (Limited to 50 campers.)

  • Location:  Pioneer Ranch, Rocky Mountain House

This camp is an awesome, life changing, adventure at heart. This profound and inspiring program focuses on four key overall topics; Community, Servant-hood, Scripture and Worship.

Over the course of two weeks the Pioneer Youth Crew will develop in leadership skills by living in community with one another, going on a multiple night out trip, serving behind-the-scenes at camp, and through deep conversation. Through diverse ways of reaching the hearts of this cohort, we will introduce Scripture; have in depth conversation in a safe environment, periods of mentoring and will look at various forms of worship.

This program maintains an emphasis on being camper-lead with the guidance of three devoted staff; a Director, a male leader, and female leader. The first week of the program will concentrate on theory, personalities and the inner workings of the P.Y.C. community while the second week will focus outwardly in serving and being part of the wider camp environment. We seek to pour into Pioneer Youth Crew so they in turn learn how to pour into others- all while having a ton of fun! Acting as a precursor to our Leaders-In-Training program, this provides an excellent opportunity for those who are interested in serving at camp. (Limited to 14 campers.)

For more information about PYC, please email pyc@pioneercamps.ab.ca

This small but profound program highlights community, wrangler skill development, leadership and spiritual input – all in a few days! This program has been developed out of an interest voiced by young volunteers who love working with kids and horses.

The goal of the Wrangler-In-Training program is to develop young leaders who are committed to Jesus and who are passionate about leadership and Horseback Riding. The dream is that young leaders would be equipped to use their skills to work and volunteer as wranglers as they become of age to help run summer programs.

WIT applications are a request to participate in the WIT program. It does not guarantee a spot in the program. Teens are accepted into the program based on their application, and an interview. To apply, simply fill out the online application and follow the instructions listed. Once we’ve received your application, the WIT Director will be in touch for an interview and to confirm your acceptance.

We hope to see you there! (Limited to 5 campers per WIT camp.)

  • Location:  Pioneer Lodge, Sundre

Note: A deposit for the program is required at the time of registration, with the remainder of the fees to be paid upon acceptance into the program (various payment plans available). Should an applicant not be accepted into the program, the deposit will be refunded.

During this nine day co-ed camp, teens will have the opportunity to engage in a life-changing adventure! Activities include wide games, canoeing, horseback riding, and much more! A two day Amazing Race takes campers through both physical and mental challenges, allowing them to bond with their cabin mates and explore skills they never knew they had. With a focus on community, campers get to navigate their faith through large group Bible study and small group discussions, while hearing the witnessing stories of staff and their relationships with Jesus Christ. Past Plunge campers have made life-long, healthy friendships and often end up contributing to camp as young adults. This is a camp you don’t want to miss!

  • Location:  Pioneer Ranch, Rocky Mountain House

Learn to lead through hands-on experience within an exciting small group of staff and other LIT’s! Spanning three weeks, our Leaders in Training camp is for teens ages 16–18. Participants will grow significantly in character and leadership ability. Through Bible study, discussion, prayer, reflection, journaling, adventure, a backpacking out trip, skill development and much more, you will get to know more about yourself, God and life. You will be challenged, encouraged, and ultimately transformed!

LIT applications are a request to participate in the LIT and does not guarantee a spot in the program. Teens are accepted based upon their application, an interview and references. To apply, simply fill out the online application and follow the instructions listed. Once we’ve received your application, the LIT Director will be in touch for an interview and to confirm your acceptance.

Note: A deposit for the program is required at the time of registration, with the remainder of the fees to be paid upon acceptance into the program (various payment plans available). Should an applicant not be accepted into the program, the deposit will be refunded.

  1. Apply Online for LIT
  2. Get Reference Form

For more information about LIT please contact Ruth at lit@pioneercamps.ab.ca.