Experience the great outdoors at our overnight camp this summer!

Campers will experience daily social skill lessons, archery, sports, low ropes, games, art, wilderness adventure and so much more! It is an incredible opportunity for your campers to disconnect, try something new, and build meaningful friendships. Overnight sessions are 5 days long. Campers leave from Foothills Academy by bus on Monday and return by bus to Foothills Academy on the Friday of each week. See you out there!

Intake Criteria:

Children and youth entering grade 4 to grade 12 can attend Camp Amicus Overnight if they meet our Intake Criteria and complete the Intake process.

2024 Schedule

Overnight Camp Grade Dates Dates Cancelled Cost Registration Status
Overnight Camp 1 4 - 6 July 2 - 5 July 1, Canada Day $1,000 Limited spaces Remaining
Overnight Camp 2 5 - 7 July 8 - 12 - $1,250 FULL: Registering to waitlist
Overnight Camp 3 7 - 9 July 15 - 19 - $1,250 FULL: Registering to waitlist
Overnight Camp 4 9 - 11 July 22 - 26 - $1,250 Open
Overnight Camp 5 8 - 10 July 29 - Aug 2 - $1,250 Open
Overnight Camp 6 10 - 12 Aug 12 - 16 - $1,250 Limited spaces remaining


Camp Amicus Overnight Camps are 5 days packed with fun and adventure. Camps depart on Monday and return end of day on Friday. The camp focuses on teaching and reinforcing social skills in a fun and safe environment.

We incorporate explicit and intentional social skill lessons every day at camp. Campers learn specific social skills such as entering and exiting conversation, interpreting body language, using humour, understanding different perspectives, self regulation and so much more through fun and engaging activities. After learning these skills, campers have the opportunity to implement and practice them during their time at camp. In addition, the 5 days spent away from home naturally builds independence and problem solving skills in all of our campers. With a variety of activities offered each day, there is something for every camper at Amicus overnight camps!

With only 30 campers and a 3:1 ratio of campers to counsellors, participants are able to get the individualized attention that they deserve and need.

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! 


Pioneer Camp Lodge (Sundre)
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Activities Offered:

Daily social skill lessons, archery, sports, low ropes, games, art, wilderness adventure, horse riding, swimming, canoeing, rock climbing and more!


Bus transportation is provided from Calgary. Campers will be picked up and dropped off at Foothills Academy.


Please see the schedule above. The fee is eligible for FSCD funding. We are able to bill FSCD directly for camp fees. If you are in need of financial assistance to attend Amicus overnight camps, please visit our Financial Accessibility page here

Registration Process:

If your child has never attended an Amicus program before, please complete the Parent Intake Form to begin the process. Once it is determined that your child is eligible to participate in the Camp Amicus program, you will be sent registration forms. Returning camper families will be sent an email with a registration link. The completed registration form and a $100 deposit are necessary to secure your child's spot in the camp.

My son has difficulties attending other camps that don't cater to or understand children with ADHD. Camp Amicus allows him to be with other kids with the same issues so he doesn't stand out. The social skills are also very important because children with ADHD often struggle with how to make and keep friends. It is a very important part of his summer. — Camp Amicus Parent