Camp Amicus Day Camps

Outdoor Adventure Camp

Day camp activities in the morning, and adventures off site in the afternoon.

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Welcome to Outdoor Adventure Camp, the newest day camp at Foothills Academy Society. Designed for those who love outdoor adventures and trying new things! 

If your child loves to get outside, be active and try new wilderness sports, this program is for them! In this camp youth in grades 7-10 will learn social skills, spend time in the mountains and learn to canoe, hike, climb and more while also experiencing a classic camp experience.

A Day in the Life at the Outdoor Adventure Camp

Starting with Day Camp, Campers will arrive and sign in at Foothills Academy Society at 9:00 am. They will then spend the morning playing games, building friendships and learning social skills until they leave on their daily adventure at noon. In the afternoon, campers are bussed to various adventures around the city and out to the mountains. They will spend time hiking to waterfalls in Bragg Creek and Canmore, learn to climb at Bolder Climbing Community, learn to canoe at the Glenmore Reservoir and more! At the end of the day, campers will be transported back to Foothills for regular pickup at 4:00 pm. 

2024 Schedule:

Program Grades Dates Dates Cancelled Cost Registration Status
Outdoor Adventure Camp 1 7 - 9 July 29 - Aug 2 - $800 FULL: Registering to waitlist
Outdoor Adventure Camp 2 8 - 10 Aug 6 - 9 August 5, Holiday $640 FULL: Registering to waitlist
Outdoor Adventure Camp 3 7 - 9 Aug 12 - 16 - $800 FULL: Registering to waitlist

Camp Goals:

The goals of Camp Amicus are to increase the campers’ self-esteem, learn social skills, have a ton of fun and make lasting friendships!

We implement social skills lessons throughout the course of the camp during explicit lesson periods and throughout the rest of the day with low-ratio social coaching when the campers are engaging in regular camp activities. Real ­life situations provide opportunities for practice and reinforcement of the skills learned.


Intake Criteria

Youth entering grades 7 to 10 can attend Camp Amicus Day Camp. All campers must meet our Intake Criteria and complete the Intake Process prior to registering in camp.

Location

This camp takes place at Foothills Academy and various locations depending on the day trip location. Details will be sent to you following confirmation.

Before and After Care: 

Before and After Care is offered from 8 am - 9 am and from 4 pm to 5 pm each day, the cost is $25/week for each (ie. if you use both Before and After Care, the charge is $50 per week). 

Dates and Time:

Camps take place Monday to Friday for two-week periods from 9 am to 4 pm. Day camp is not offered on statutory holidays, and the fee is adjusted accordingly.

Cost:

See the schedule above for each camp. The fee is eligible for FSCD funding. We are able to bill FSCD directly for camp fees.