Town of Canmore

Day Camps

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 Monday - Friday, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., not including stat holidays. 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 take place at the Canmore Recreation Centre.

pdf Camp Handbook 2022 (1.00 MB)

pdf Big Fun Day Camp Bead Program (434 KB)

All camp participants must fill out a Camper Information Form and an Acknowledgement of Risk before their first day of camp. 

Big Fun Camp Schedules

Group Schedule for April 4-8 Schedule for April 11-14
Chipmunks (5-6 years old) pdf Chipmunks: April 4-8 (99 KB) pdf Chipmunks: April 11-14 (99 KB)
Big Fun (7-11 years old) pdf Big Fun: April 4-8 (101 KB) pdf Big Fun: April 11-14 (99 KB)

Age Categories
Big Fun: Offered for children/youth ages 5 - 11 (participants must meet the age guidelines by December 31, 2022)

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 for Summer Big Fun Camps. 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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Contact Information
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Big Fun COVID-19 FAQs 

What safety measures will you have in place during camps?
Staff and campers should self-screen each day that they attend the camp, at the start of the day, using the applicable checklist for their age group.
We will be following the current AHS guidelines, which can be found here
Symptomatic campers are asked to stay home, and should a camper become symptomatic onsite, we will keep them apart from other attendees and arrange for them to return home immediately.
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. 

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Wesley First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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