Between Friends Camp Bonaventure
*Camp Bonaventure is an Alberta Camping Association Accredited Camp
Between Friends’ Camp Bonaventure is fun outdoor summer day camp for children and youth ages 4-17 years old, with and without disabilities. Camp Bonaventure is located in SW Calgary at Riveredge Park, near Sandy Beach.
Each summer at Camp Bonaventure is full of excitement, friendship and fun. Campers experience positive social interactions while engaging in healthy lifestyle activities. This inclusive setting can be adapted to all ability levels. Through Camp Bonaventure, campers build self-esteem while developing a sense of independence and accomplishment. They are encouraged to challenge and develop their abilities through activities such as canoeing, sailing, swimming, arts & crafts, horticultural therapy, and many other exciting activities and adventures.
Campers are grouped by age* to encourage interaction with their peers and to facilitate age-appropriate programming. Activities are customized to all ability levels to maximize enjoyment and help participants challenge and grow their individual potential.
*Camp Bonaventure Age Groups:
Minnows: 4 – 5
Chipmunks: 6 – 7
Otters: 8 – 9
Badgers: 10 – 11
Wolverines: 12 – 13
Coyotes: 14 – 15
Grizzlies: 16 – 17
Camp Bonaventure can accommodate campers with a 1:2 to 1:6 ratio with most groups organized into a 1:4 counselor to camper ratio. We use information collected on participant profiles to assist us in structuring ratios within our groups and in providing additional volunteer support as required.
If your camper requires a 1:1 support ratio, they are welcome to attend camp with their private support aide. If you are unsure if your camper will require a private support aide, please contact your Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC). If you are unsure who your CEC is please call the main line at 403 269 9133.
Between Friends will ensure that every child and youth with a wish for the thrilling adventure of attending Camp Bonaventure is granted the opportunity. If required, we offer further fee assistance and payment plans. To discuss your alternatives, please contact Cienna at CLavery@betweenfriends.ab.ca.