AGES 12-19 | 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 Camp Ranch, Rocky Mountain House
Zao (pronounced Z-ay-oh) is an unforgettable experience! Three different adventures, intertwined in God’s incredible creation help us write the amazing story of our most unique camp! Campers will choose one of the following tracks to focus on in their time with us, but will also have a track mix-up time to try the other ones.
 
  • Ride:  Build a relationship with a horse assigned to you for the week. Learn to do ground work, care for and ride your horse and discover what horses can teach you about yourself and the world around you!
  • Paddle:  Discover amazing community and adventure 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:  This is a fine arts (photography, painting, sketching) experience like no other! The Visual Arts are the tools on this quest to capture the beauty and reality of life around us. Zoom is all about taking time to stop and focus in on a particular fine arts skill or piece of creation, to notice details and to capture them in a visual medium as a way of story-telling. Days are spent exploring and honing the various techniques of photography, painting and sketching. Evenings are spent sharing work, stories and laughter.
 
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 on the land, and lots of learning. Whichever track you choose, Zao is an adventure in living fully, facing challenges and truly loving. Zao means to live!

 
(Riding Limited to 40 campers, the Paddle and Zoom streams are limited to 20 campers each.)

 
Location:  Pioneer Camp Ranch, Rocky Mountain House
This two week camp is all about deep friendships, skill development, 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 spend five days off-site on a small group Wilderness Out-Trip that will create an opportunity to grow in many new ways and challenges. They will then return to site to share the stories and try new things.

  • 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.

  • Location:  Pioneer Camp Ranch, Rocky Mountain House

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

 
This twelve 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 Wilderness Out-Trip that will create an opportunity to grow in many new ways and challenges.

 
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 backpacking, river canoeing or horseback riding.

 
You will play hard, work hard and learn a lot during this time at Pioneer Camp. 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 twelve 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 Camp Ranch, Rocky Mountain House

Shefa (pronounced Safe-a): Continuing the progression of Junior Skills Zao (pronounced Z-ah-oh), we have three different adventures, all intertwined in God’s incredible creation to help us write the amazing story of Shefa! Campers will choose one of the following tracks to focus on in their time with us, but will also have a track mix-up time to try the other ones.

 
This camp is focused on the next step of horsemanship, canoeing (moving water) and artistic expression.

  • Ride:  Spend at least half your day at the barns, this 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.
  • Paddle:  Discover amazing community and adventure 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:  This is a fine arts experience (photography, painting, sketching) like no other! The Visual Arts are the tools on this quest to capture the beauty and reality of life around us. Zoom is all about taking time to stop and focus in on a particular fine arts skill or piece of creation, to notice details and to capture them in a visual medium as a way of story-telling. Days are spent exploring and honing the various techniques of photography, painting and sketching. Evenings are spent sharing work, stories and laughter.
 
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 on the land, and lots of learning. Shefa means “abundance” and this camp is about living life abundantly!

 
(Riding Limited to 40 campers, the Paddle and Zoom streams are limited to 20 campers each.)

  • Location: Pioneer Camp Ranch, Rocky Mountain House

During this five 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 day-long 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 Camp 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 16–19. 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!

 
NEW FOR 2018 – WIT included as a track in LIT!  We will be running our WIT (Wranglers in Training) Program as a track within LIT! Participants will learn all about Faith, life and leadership, and also focus on Horsemanship as we explore what it means to use horses as a way to connect kids with God. As a WIT participant you will spend your internship time at the barns planning and running a week long horsemanship program.

 
LIT applications are a request to participate in 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 us at ranchsummerdirector@pioneercamps.ab.ca.