Age 13 - Age 17
Dates TBD
1:00 pm
Nordegg

Youth choose two adventures from 5 options (in two routes) to have the opportunity to learn, lead, and develop an assortment of outdoor and adventure specific skills while in the heart of David Thompson Country.

Registration opens November 1st, 2022 at 9:00 AM.

  • Where: Camp Alexo
  • Location: Nordegg
  • When: 1:00 pm
  • Days: 10 days long Tuesday - Thursday
  • Registrations: Tuesday
  • 1:00 pm - Collicutt Centre, Red Deer
  • 1:00 pm - No Frills Parking Lot, Innisfail
  • 3:15 pm - Lou Soppit Community Centre, Rocky Mountain House
  • Pick Ups: Thursday
  • 4:00 pm - Collicutt Centre, Red Deer
  • 4:30 pm - No Frills Parking Lot, Innisfail
  • 2:15 pm - Lou Soppit Community Centre, Rocky Mountain House

Phoenix Adventure Camp is designed for teens looking to try new things, gain skills in outdoor pursuits, and build friendships that will last a lifetime. Each youth will get to choose (based on availability) two expeditions of interest, each lasting 4 days in length. For a full description of expedition options, please see below.

Rock Climbing

This four day introduction to Rock Climbing is a great opportunity to explore the Rocky Mountains and David Thompson Country.  Participants should be willing to partake in climbing excursions. The group will camp in tents overnight along Lake Abraham.  The campers will be ‘challenged by choice’ and have the opportunity to climb at cliffs such as Windy Point and Cavalcade.

PLEASE NOTE: Participants in this excursion should be ready for an intensive, 4 day rock-climbing excursion.   You should be physically active before participating in this program. Group will complete day hikes if the weather does not permit climbing.  If you have any concerns prior to registering, please contact the Youth HQ at (403) 342-6500

Horseback Riding

We travel down into the heart of the West Country to reach our Horse Camp. Located approximately 80 km south of Nordegg, our riders will truly experience nature at its finest. Learning to care for, saddle, and ride horses through breathtaking scenery. Youth will camp alongside the horse camp for three nights.

River Canoeing

This is an introduction to river canoeing. It includes one day of lake instruction, a half day on a still section of the river, 1 night camping on the river, a safety orientation, river orientation, and other various educational pieces. Also, all participants will take part in safety drills on the lake where they will tip the canoe and learn skills to deal with a tipped canoe with leader assistance. Two certified Canoe Instructors will accompany the youth on the trip.

Backpacking

Participants will take part in hiking one Large trail in the west country. Participants will learn about properly packing their pack, set-up and take-down of camps, ‘No Trace’ Camping philosophy, and various other skills. Participants will need to be prepared for various weather conditions as it can be scorching hot to snowing, even in the summer in this area.

PLEASE NOTE: Participants in this excursion should be ready for a 4 day remote backpacking excursion.  You should be physically active before participating in this program.  Individuals with back, knee, ankle or other conditions may not be appropriate for this excursion.  If you have any concerns prior to registering, please contact the Youth HQ at (403) 342-6500

Cycling

Riders will be transported via bus to their start point on the beautiful HWY 93 in Banff National Park. The group will cycle between 25 and 60 km per day, cycling back down HWY 93 and HWY 11 until they return to their destination at Camp Alexo. While camping at stunning locations within Banff National Park and the Heart of David Thompson Country.

HAVE A QUESTION?

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Phone: 403-342-6500