Town of Canmore

Day Camps

There are no spring break camps scheduled for 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Preliminary information about summer 2021 camps is below. Online registration for summer 2021 camps begins on March 29 here

Big Fun Camps 

The Town of Canmore is pleased to provide quality day camps for children and youth in our community.

Our commitment is to ensure your child has a safe, rewarding and memorable day camp experience. Through carefully planned itineraries, we will provide meaningful and age-appropriate activities that take into consideration Canmore and our local resources.

Big Fun camps run from July 5 to August 27, 2021, Monday - Friday, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please note that we are not offering pre- or post-camp care, and all programs are designed for weekly registration (no daily registration is available). 

Day camps will use the following locations for their home base:

  • Scout Hall and Family Resource Network Building (for children ages 5 and 6)
  • Canmore Recreation Centre (for children ages 7-11) 


Big Fun will follow all the necessary safety precautions as outlined by the Province of Alberta, and will include:

  • Daily temperature checks and health screening
  • Most activities will be held outside, weather permitting
  • Cohorts cannot mix with other cohorts, nor can they be within the same space at the same time. 
  • Cohorts are named Chipmunks, Ravens, and Grizzlies. A cohort may consist of A and B groups so as to remain under the 50-person cohorts as outlined by the provincial guidelines
  • Each cohort will have an indoor space specific to its group.
  • Within a cohort, activities will be adapted to encourage physical distancing between participants
  • Rigorous cleaning and health and safety protocols
  • Risk mitigation and COVID-19 response plans in place 

Register here

Specialty Camps

We are offering specialty half-day mountain biking camps through our partner, Trail Sports. Camps begin on July 5, 2021 and offer programming for kids ages 6-15. 

Register here

Big Fun Camp Schedules

Group Schedule for this Week Schedule for Next Week
Chipmunks A
Chipmunks B
Ravens A
Ravens B
Grizzlies


Waivers
All children must complete an Acknowledgement of Risk waiver. This can be completed online here prior to the day of camp.
Age Categories
Big Fun: Offered for children/youth ages 5 - 11 (participants must meet the age guidelines by December 31, 2021)

Specialty Camps: Offered for children/youth ages 6 - 15 (participants must meet the age guidelines by the first day of camp)

Children with Special Needs
We encourage children with disabilities and/or special needs to participate in our program. Please inform the Child and Youth Coordinator at 403.678.8933 of your child’s needs prior to registering to ensure a positive day camp experience.
Financial Assistance 
Financial assistance is available through the Affordable Services Program. To apply for the program visit the Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) office which is located in the Canmore Civic Centre at 902-7th Ave. You can also call the FCSS office for more information at 403.609.3743. Eligible individuals will be provided with an Affordable Service Program Identification card. Each child will be provided with one complimentary week of summer Big Fun Day Camp. Learn more about Affordable Services here

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amilies with an Affordable Services card should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register for camp. 

Contact Information
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On site cellphone: 403.996.0444 


Big Fun COVID-19 FAQs 

What safety measures will you have in place during camps?
The safety of our community continues to be our number one priority. We have a comprehensive COVID-19 response plan that includes policies to keep our program participants and staff members safe. Our summer camp staff are being trained on these policies.

We continue to closely monitor the regulations provided by Alberta Health Services and we are doing everything we can to provide a safe environment for your children, in alignment with provincial guidelines.

Big Fun will follow all the necessary safety precautions as outlined by Alberta Health Services, and will include:

  • Daily temperature checks and health screening
  • Most activities will be held outside, weather permitting
  • Cohorts cannot mix with other cohorts, nor can they be within the same space at the same time. 
  • Cohorts are named Chipmunks, Ravens, and Grizzlies. A cohort may consist of A and B groups so as to remain under the 50-person cohorts as outlined by the provincial guidelines
  • Each cohort will have an indoor space specific to its group.
  • Within a cohort, activities will be adapted to encourage physical distancing between participants
  • Rigorous cleaning and health and safety protocols
  • Risk mitigation and COVID-19 response plans in place 
Will kids have to be 2 meters apart during camp? How will you enforce this?
Current Alberta Health Services guidelines do not require children within a cohort to stay 2 meters apart or to wear masks; however, social distancing practices will be encouraged and considered when designing room set-up, lunch breaks, games and activities.
What action will be taken in the event of an outbreak or spike in cases leading up to or during summer camps? 
If there is a spike in cases, in Alberta or the Bow Valley, making in-person camps inadvisable, Alberta Health Services will be contacted for guidance. Families will be advised accordingly. 
What action will be taken if a camp participant shows signs of illness? 
For the safety of everyone, it is important that we check program participants for signs of infection. Camp participants will be screened for symptoms daily before entering the program site. If a camp participant shows any signs of illness, they will not be allowed to attend camp. Daily screening will help us ensure we have the most up-to-date records and will give us the opportunity to communicate with families so that they are aware of what to do to help prevent the spread of infection.
What action will be taken if a camp participant shows symptoms of COVID-19 or tests positive for COVID-19? 
If a camp participant or staff member, or anyone in their immediate family, shows symptoms of COVID-19, they will not be allowed to participate in the program and will be asked to test themselves for COVID-19.

If a camp participant or staff member, or their immediate family, tests positive for COVID-19 or discloses they have COVID-19, the Town of Canmore will immediately contact Alberta Health Services for guidance. Families will be advised accordingly.

If a participant starts to show symptoms of COVID-19 while in the program, a parent or guardian will be contacted to arrange pick up. The participant will be isolated under the supervision of a staff member. 



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