This summer, Calgary Quest is offering weekly camps for Campers of all abilities. Camps will run at Calgary Quest School, 3405 Spruce Drive SW, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily from Tuesday June 27th – Friday Aug 11th (with the exception of July 3rd and August 7th)
Our Camp Counsellors are supportive, creative and share a love of summer fun! Here at Quest, we want to provide a safe and enjoyable camp experience for all Campers of all ability levels.
Camp Registration will open on February 17th
Camp Registration will close at 8:00am on Monday May 29th.
Learn – We believe in empowering young minds
Our activities offer a meaningful, inclusive and fun environment that will foster positive peer relationships and lifelong friendships.
Connect – We believe in meaningful activities
By supporting and encouraging our young campers to express their individual interests and ideas, Campers will feel valued, accomplished and empowered.
Grow – We believe in creating community
By creating a safe, community based environment, we will provide a hands-on experience that campers will enjoy and they will leave with lifelong memories
2023 Camp Overview
Quest Adventure Camp
We offer a fun, 7-week inclusive camp experience for Campers of ALL abilities. We provide the necessary adaptations to meet the specific needs of each individual. Our camps will operate on a staff to Camper ratio of 1 to 3, with Campers divided into age and ability appropriate groups. Activities are adapted, based on ability levels, to maximize enjoyment and help each Camper challenge and improve their individual potential. Those who require one-on-one support are welcome to participate with the assistance of their own Personal Aide(Personal Aides must be provided by the family, Quest does not offer 1 on 1 support).
Weekly Field Trips
All campers will have an opportunity to take an adventure! We will have one day each week, dedicated to a different field trip. These field trips will be tied to the weekly theme of the Summer Camp. Camp fees are inclusive of transportation and any Field Trip entry fees.
Before & After Care Program
We understand that regular camp hours do not always fit well with every family’s schedule. To help families organize their time, we offer before and after care to provide a safe place for our Campers outside of scheduled camp hours. Campers are given the opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities including outdoor play as well as activities indoors out of the sun. Campers are able to choose from a variety of non-directed fun activities during Before and After Care, as well as Camp Counselor guided activities such as: story-telling, art, science activities, construction with recycled materials, activities in the gym or outdoors and quiet time.
Before Care is provided from 7:30 am to 9:00 am and After Care from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm each day of Camp. Fees are $30 per day for before care and $40 per day for after care.
Please Note: Before and After times for Summer Camp are not the same as Before and After times for Calgary Quest School. Campers should not arrive earlier than 7:30 am and must be picked up by 5:30 pm.
Our enthusiastic, creative and caring staff consists of Calgary Quest School Instructional Assistants and current university students studying in related fields (teaching, disability studies, community rehabilitation, kinesiology, psychology, sociology, medicine), or people with experience working with children with disabilities.
Camps for All Ages (6 – 19)
All Ages Camps are designed for campers of all abilities between the ages of 6-19. Themes for our inclusive camps include:
Nature and the Great Outdoors (June 27 – June 30 – 4 day camp) – $440
Explore the great outdoors and learn how to safely navigate our natural world! Get ready to get dirty as we go on nature walks, make art from materials found in our environment, and learn about safe camping practices.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (July 4 – July 7 – 4 day camp) – $440
Campers will explore movement from walking to scooter boards, bicycles, cars, buses, trains and planes. We will explore transportation from old stagecoaches to steam engines. During the week, Campers will also have an opportunity to construct airplanes and participate in the weekly field trip.
Artists in Motion (July 10 to July 14) – $550
Learn a variety of art forms including, tie-dye, jewelry making, painting on canvas, music and the fun of movement. Exploring a variety of techniques will result in unique works of art to take home to treasure and wear.
Amazing Animals and Insects (July 17 to July 21) – $550
Explore pets, wild animals and insects! Learn about different animals and insects, their different habitats and the importance of animals and insects in our lives. This camp is packed with animal themed games and activities!
Culinary Exploration (July 24 – July 28) – $600
Campers will learn baking fundamentals including measuring, proper food preparation, kitchen safety and sanitation, cake decorating, bread making and much more! Campers will get to enjoy the thrill of baking and send their taste buds on a culinary journey by trying foods from around the world.
All Things Sports!! (July 31 to August 4) – $550
Be active and let’s play SPORTS! Take a turn at trying several different sports and being part of a team! Every day we will be tackling the basics of a new sport including bocce ball, baseball, soccer, kickball and ball hockey! Note that modifications to all sports to meet the individual needs of our Campers will be part of every experience.
Imagination and Discovery (August 8 to 11 – 4 day camp) – $440
Explore the world around you! By allowing the campers to explore their world and tap into their imaginations and senses using sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. Our senses will be heightened through the use of real and imaginary activities. Campers will have the opportunity to make their own sensory and calming tools and more!
Last day to apply: May 29, 2023 at 8:00am
If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact the camp manager at email@example.com, or at 587-998-2118.
Step 1: Complete our online Application form. Application link will be available on February 17th. Campers who are not students at Quest School will need to provide supporting documents, such as IPP, psycho-educational assessment, or letters of diagnosis.
You will be asked to select the dates you are interested in on the application. Please note that this is an expression of interest only; it is not a guarantee or reservation of these dates. You will also be able to indicate if you will need Before and After Care at camp.
There is a $40 administrative fee to apply.
Step 2: Your application will be assessed to determine if we are able to safely support your child at QAC. We aim to be as inclusive as possible, but the safety of our staff, campers, and the public is our top priority.
For campers who are not students of Quest, the camp manager will contact your child’s teacher to get their insights on how to best support your child. You will be asked for this contact information on your application form.
Step 3: The camp manager will inform you of the status of your application. If we are able to admit your child, you will be invited to complete your registration by visiting our online registration page, where you will be able to select your desired dates and make your payment. You are encouraged to complete this step as soon as possible after receiving your invitation, as spaces are not reserved.
Step 4: In June, you will be asked to complete a short online permission form, and medication questionnaire, to provide up-to-date information on your child’s medication.
Step 5: Get ready to join us for an amazing summer experience!
(1) Cancellations received before the registration cut-off date (May 29), will receive a full refund of camp fees. The $40 application fee is non-refundable.
(2) Cancellations received after the cut-off but before June 12th will receive a 50% refund of camp fees. The $40 application fee is non-refundable
(3) If you have to cancel after June 12th, please email firstname.lastname@example.org These refunds will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
For Summer Camp employment opportunities please contact Jackie Ervin at email@example.com