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Between Friends welcome honoured guest to Summer’s End Celebration

Between Friends closed out its summer programming schedule by hosting their annual Summer's End Celebration at Between Friends Camp Bonaventure on August 18th. The rain clouds held off just long enough, making for a beautiful evening shared by families and friends. The 2016 Summer's End event was sponsored by the Big Hearted Mavericks. Tom Jackson – Canadian singer/songwriter, actor and philanthropist was our special guest for the evening, treating those in attendance to a private concert on the newly renovated deck at Between Friends Camp Bonaventure. Before grabbing his guitar to play a few songs for the crowd, Jackson even stood under ...

Seeing Green – A Therapy Garden

A little over a year ago our friends at Agrium proposed the idea of having a therapy garden down at camp. We had heard how horticultural therapy benefits people of all ages and abilities, but also how it is growing in popularity as a programming option for people with disabilities. When the idea was first presented to Katie (Program Manager) and I, we were so excited. Over the next few weeks we had so many ideas of the programming possibilities a garden would provide. Having little to no expertise in gardening myself, we recruited the help of a Horticultural Therapist. After meeting with Janet Melrose, Calgary’s Cottage Gardener, our excitement ...

Why Summer Camp?

Summer camp seems like a ritual that is very much a part of many people’s experience.  My own upbringing included a mix of day camp and overnight camp experiences, and though I didn’t attend camp every year, the memories of when I did attend remain vivid.  Camp was where I first tried archery and found out that I wasn’t half-bad.  I did get homesick, but after a day or two, that subsided into excitement over canoeing, marshmallow roasting and campfire songs. Some might think that summer camp is an extra, not needed when there are opportunities through school, sports and individual lessons.  However, the camp experience provides a unique ...

Camp Bonaventure

Between Friends Camp Bonaventure *Camp Bonaventure is an Alberta Camping Association Accredited Camp Important Update: We have made the difficult decision to cancel Camp Bonaventure and offer two alternative summer options that are more likely to be able to run safely this summer.  Rec & Respite: We hope to provide small group summer programming that will provide families with fun and much needed relief this summer. These small respite groups would be all day, in-person, and located at safe community sites.  Click HERE for more informationVirtual Options/Opportunities: We are looking into providing virtual opportunities ...