Campers can connect with peers and leaders in an inclusive environment, while creating adventures, building memories and relationships, making Camp Tamarack the place that kids want to be.
With the help of the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta, Camp Tamarack continues to make a difference in the lives of youth and adults in the Peace Country.
Serving youth from aged four to 99 of all abilities and backgrounds, by offering an inclusive, barrier-free summer camp experience for all.
“Our campers develop lifelong skills in leadership, independence, self-esteem, confidence, and social skills in a peer supportive and encouraging environment,” says Camp Director Cassie Bloy. “Campers continue to desire to return to our programs for a week of fun, exploration and learning. While at camp, they are a member of a fully inclusive community that prides itself on building a community, a sense of belonging, empowerment, adventure and inclusion.”
For mom Melissa O., the Camp Tamarack experience had a significant impact for her daughters, who may not have been able to attend without the help of the foundation.
“Both girls absolutely loved their time at camp,” she says. “They have helped the girls’ confidence and given them new experiences, that they may not have otherwise had.”
Michelle O.’s son had a similar experience in his first time at Camp Tamarack. “He had a wonderful time at Camp Tamarack and hasn’t stopped talking about being there since,” she says. “You have help him build up his confidence and self-esteem, he has become more independent.”
From day camps to overnight camps, to horse camps and adventure camps, Camp Tamarack offers something for everyone just south of Grande Prairie.
“Without the support of the Community Foundation, we would not always be able to offer the variety of programs, at the standard and meet and exceed the expectation of our clients that we do,” says Bloy. “With more campers, we need more staff, more accommodation, more food, and more resources, because of this support, we are able to continue to grow and improve year after year.”
It is with the help of the Community Foundation’s generous fundholders such as The Beattie Family Fund and Clyde and Mary Blackburn Family Fund that we are able to help support the youth of our community participate in such an amazing facility. It’s all because community matter.