Camp Amicus Overnight Camp

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Come and join the adventures at overnight camp at Goldeye Center in Nordegg this summer! Our days start polar bear dips in the morning (optional) followed by breakfast. Our days are full of fun, laughter and learning. Overnight camp is a great place to gain independence skills and self-reliance. Programs are developed to build self-determination within our campers by providing choice programs, free time, and the opportunity to work on different skill development areas.

Activities Offered: Social Skills, Swimming, Rock Climbing, High Ropes, Archery, Horseback Riding, Canoeing, Kayaking, Arts and Crafts, Music, Campfire (S’Mores) and MORE!

Bus transportation is provided from Calgary and Red Deer

Our overnight camp is held at the beautiful Goldeye Centre; west of Red Deer in Nordegg, Alberta.

2018 Overnight Camp Schedule

SessionAge GroupDatesCost
ON1 - FULL10 to 14July 1 - July 6$900
ON2 - FULL10 to 14July 8 - July 13$900
ON3 - FULL9 to 12July 15 - 20$900
ON4 - FULL13 to 16July 22 - 27$900

Group of happy campers

Intake Process

New campers: If your child has not participated in an Amicus or Social Skills program through Foothills Academy Society, an intake must be completed prior to registration.

 

Why Send Your Child to Camp Amicus Overnight Camp?

  • A camp program for children with Learning Disabilities/ADHD operating since 1982
  • A 3:1 camper to counsellor ratio with leadership staff and a Camp Manager to support campers and staff
  • Camp Amicus offers a social skills program designed specifically by a registered psychologist for campers with LD/ADHD
  • It offers fun, non-competitive camp activities
  • Programming reinforces age appropriate social skills in a safe and supportive environment
  • Mature, caring counsellors plan activities to ensure that campers build confidence and self-esteem while having a great time!
  • Great camp activities – swimming, rock climbing, horseback riding and more!

What will the campers be doing?

Campers will have opportunities to learn appropriate social skills, peer relations and problem solving. But the biggest emphasis will be on having lots and lots of fun! There will be activities such as swimming, horseback riding, canoeing, rock climbing, games and more! Camp Amicus is accredited by the Alberta Camping Association.

To get an idea of what happens at camp, check out our Camp Amicus Blog with daily descriptions and lots of photos from last year. 

Start the Intake Process now.

Quotes from Parents of Camp Amicus Participants:

“It is one of the few camps I can send my daughter to where she will be accepted for who she really is and interact with other campers, not just camp leaders.”

“We chose Camp Amicus because of its social program and so our son could be in an accepting environment with similar like peers. He loved his counsellor and felt very safe and accepted and was excited to go most days. We were so happy to see him smiling, laughing and having fun in the pictures. His self-esteem has improved greatly over the past two weeks and is noticeable at home. It is amazing how just a few weeks in a supportive and caring environment with other kids like himself can make such a difference. I can definitely say he is a happier child since going to camp.”

Camp Amicus gave my son the opportunity to be his authentic self and fit in with the other campers. He did not have to worry about not fitting in. It was such a relief for me to know that he was spending his time with qualified counsellors who really “get” my son. Thank you so much!

“My son came home full of confidence and cheer. He makes friends there that he keeps in touch with.”

” We feel overnight camps help build self-confidence and self-reliance, and we feel that the counsellors were well trained and supervised well, making sure that all the kids had fun.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Intake Process

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2014-united-way-logo-update We would like to thank United Way of Calgary and Area for their support of the Camp Amicus programs.

Thank you to all the generous donors who have contributed to the Camp Amicus Bursary Fund: The Prosser Foundation, Raymond James Canada Foundation, B’Nai Brith, and Children’s Hospital Aid Society and many individual donors. With their support, we try to keep Camp Amicus financially accessible to all eligible campers.


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