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Our days are full of fun, laughter, and learning. Overnight camp is a great place to gain independence skills and self-reliance. In addition to teaching social skills, our programs are designed to build self-determination within our campers by providing choice programs, free time, and the opportunity to work on different skill development areas.

Intake Criteria:

Children and youth entering grade 4 to grade 11 can attend Camp Amicus Overnight if they meet our Intake Criteria and complete the Intake process.

2022 Schedule

Dates
Sun - Fri
Grades
Entering
Price Name Registration Status
July 3 - 8 4 - 6 $1,050 ON1 Full
July 10 - 15 9 - 11 $1,050 ON2 Closed
July 17 - 22 7 -8 $1,050 ON3 Closed
July 24 - 29 4 - 7 $1,050 ON4 Full - Accepting Waitlist
August 7 - 12 9 - 11 $1,050 ON5 Full - Accepting Waitlist
August 14 - 19 7 -9 $1,050 ON6 Full - Accepting Waitlist

Camp Amicus Overnight Camps are six days packed with fun and adventure. Camps depart on Sunday and return mid-day on Friday. The camp focuses on teaching and reinforcing social skills in a fun and safe environment.

We implement social skills lessons throughout the course of the camp during explicit lesson periods and throughout the rest of the day when the campers are engaging in regular camp activities. Real ­life situations provide opportunities for practice and reinforcement of the skills learned. Six days provide lots of opportunities to practice social skills and time away from home provides opportunities to gain independence. With a variety of activities offered each day, there is something for every camper and opportunities to try new things. 

With only 36 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, make friends, learn social skills, have a ton of fun and make lasting friendships! 

Location:

 Camp Amicus Overnight camp is held at Camp BB Riback in Pine Lake, AB located approximately 1.5 hours from Calgary.

Activities Offered:

Activities include rock climbing, high ropes, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sports, arts and crafts, campfire (S’Mores) and MORE! There will even be time on the motorboat for tubing, waterskiing or wakeboarding.

Transportation:

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

COVID-19 Vaccination Status:

For Overnight Camp, campers must be fully vaccinated (2 vaccinations). If your child has a MEDICAL EXEMPTION, we are able to accept a copy of that in place of a vaccination record.

Cost:

The fee for our one-week camps is $1,050 and is eligible for FSCD funding. We are able to bill FSCD directly.  

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