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Due to health guidelines related to COVID-19, we need to have a limited number of people in our building this summer, therefore only a small number of campers will be able to be onsite at Foothills Academy. The rest of the programs will be delivered online via Zoom (FAQ for Online Programs). We will follow all the guidelines for Day Camps as outlined by the Government of Alberta.

Online Program Options:

Each program is 90 minutes and takes place at the same time (either 10:00 AM or 1:30 PM) for one week Monday to Friday.

All programs are for Campers entering Grades 4 - 8

  • Camp Foundations Program*
  • Amicus Club Programs with Social Coaching - Art, Music, Cooking, Science & Engineering

Note: An Amicus Foundations program must be completed the same week as or prior to taking an Amicus Club program. Foundations can be taken more than once. The curriculum will change every two weeks.

children doing online recreation program

Amicus Foundations Program
Time: 
10 - 11:30 am
Ages: Campers entering Grades 4 - 8
Financial Assistance: Programs are eligible for FSCD Funding and Bursary Funding.  

Get engaged with group fun, social skills and all of the fun that is always a part of Amicus. This morning program engages direct social skill lessons, integrated with interactive, peer connection based activities.

Dates Cost
June 29 - July 3 $120
July 6 - 10 $150
July 13 - 16 $150
July 20 - July 24 $150
July 27- July 31 $150
August 4 - August 7 $120
August 10 - August 14 $150
August 17 - 24 $150

 

Club Programs with Social Coaching
Time: 
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ages: Campers entering Grades 4 - 8
Financial Assistance: Programs are eligible for FSCD Funding and Bursary Funding
Note: Amicus Foundations must be completed the same week as or prior to taking an Amicus Club program. 

Explore your interests in a club of your choice - make art, music, food, engineering or science projects a fun part of your day with your friends at Amicus Clubs. Of course we will be socially coaching throughout the program and supporting our campers in their social skill learning and growth.

Dates Club Option 1 Club Option 2 Cost
June 29 - July 3 Art Music $120
July 6 - 10 Art Music $150
July 13 - 16 Science Engineering $150
July 20 - July 24 Science Engineering $150
July 27- July 31 Cooking Music $150
August 4 - August 7 Cooking Music $120
August 10 - August 14 Engineering Art $150
August 17 - 24 Engineering Art $150

How will Online Programming work for Camp Amicus?

At the program start time, your child will log on to a private Zoom session (with a unique ID, and password) for daily programs, social skills, and social coaching in small groups. If your child has never used Zoom before, that is okay. We will be in the Zoom Rooms early (15-20 minutes) in the first week to help people get set up and understand how to use their video and audio, reactions, or the chat function.

Each group will be limited to six participants and two leaders so we will maintain our usual 3:1 participant to counsellor ratio. Each session will consist of a social skills lesson, a program themed activity, a wrap-up and debrief. We are purchasing, quarantining, and sanitizing while organizing all of the program supplies and will be doing contactless pick-up at Foothills Academy. The only things we will not be in the package are scissors, paper and something to write with (pen, pencil, marker). Additional information (including Zoom link and password) will be provided in your “Here We Go!” e-mail about one week before programs begin.

In-Person Camps:

  • Camps are offered Monday to Friday from approx. 9 - 4 (exact times will be staggered a bit to avoid congestion)
  • Please note that there will be no overnight camping or field trips at any of the in-person camps. 

Day Camp (entering Grades 4 - 8):

Based out of Foothills Academy in Calgary, our Day camp brings a whole new set of adventures to camp Our days are spent developing social skills with direct instruction in the morning and supporting this learning through real-world experiences though clubs, choice programs and all of the creative and silly things that happen at camp.

  • Program spaces are extremely limited at this time (6-12 campers per week)
  • Camps are one week length
  • All Day Camps are eligible for FSCD funding and bursary.
Day Camp Dates Grades Entering Cost
June 29 - July 3
(no camp July 1st)
4 - 6 $280
July 6 - 10 4 - 7 $350
July 13 - 17 7 - 9 $350
July 20 - 24 4 - 6 $350
July 27 - 31 4 - 6 $350
August 4 - 7 6 - 8 $280
August 10 -14 5 - 8 $350
August 17 - 21 5 - 8 $350

Teen Camps

Teen Day Camp (entering Grades 7 - 9)

Program spaces are extremely limited at this time (6-12 campers per week)
Dates: July 13 - 17
Cost: $350 - eligible for FSCD & bursary

Welcome to a whole new kind of day camp experience at Camp Amicus. Our new teen day camp is for two small cohorts of teens (6 per cohort, 12 participants total), with social skills focused on the transition into and out of Junior High School.

Counsellor-In-Training (entering Grade 11/12) - FULL

Dates: June 29 - July 3 & July 6 - 13
Week 1 - Skill Development & Week 2 - Using skills in action in small group
Cost: $1,000 - eligible for bursary

Our NEW Counsellors in Training Program is geared towards our oldest campers who have the goal of becoming a camp counsellor at Camp Amicus or other camps. The first week is spent learning and perfecting individual skills under the guidance of our CIT Coordinator. The second week is spent in a group with campers, putting these skills into action and getting coaching to enable our CITs to be successful as camp counsellors.

POLARIS - FULL

Our teen leadership programs are centred on the development of independence, post-secondary education and self-sufficiency. The first week of this program is spent working on group dynamics and teaching skills in preparation for the next stages of our campers' lives. The second week of programs is based out of Foothills Academy. Morning sessions focus on personal development and job preparedness. The afternoons are spent developing an individual's skills for future success.

  • POLARIS 1 (entering Grades 7-9)

Development of skills in a group for leadership and independence.
Dates: August 10 - August 14 & August 17 - August 21
Cost: $900 - eligible for bursary

  • POLARIS 2 (entering Grades  10 - 12)

Development of skills in a group for leadership and independence.
Dates: July 27- July 31 and August 4 - August 7
Cost: $900 - eligible for bursary

Due to the limited number of spaces that we can provide for in-person programming, registration will be given on a priority basis.

Priority for in-person programs:

How will priority be assessed?

All families who meet the above criteria will be given priority for in-person program spots. Within the group of families who meet the above criteria, we will allocate in-person spots on a first-come/first-serve AND equitable distribution of in-person camp spots. Those families who do not meet the above in-person program eligibility will be considered for program places after we meet the needs of the families that meet the above eligibility.