This summer, Calgary Quest is offering weekly camps for Campers of all abilities. Camps will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily from June 28 to August 13 (with the exception of July 1 and Aug. 2). 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.
2021 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 the enjoyment and help each Camper challenge and grow their individual potential. Those who require one-on-one support are welcome to participate with the assistance of their own Personal Aide.
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 with the exception of the Culinary Camp (field trip fees support the purchase of food). These field trips will include such adventures as the Zoo, the Telus Spark Science Centre, Heritage Park, Hangar Museum, Granary Road, Fish Creek and many more. Field trip destinations will be dependent on COVID-19 requirements and limitations. 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.
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:
Trains, Planes and Automobiles (June 28 to July 2 – 4 day week)
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.
Nature and the Great Outdoors (July 5 to 9)
Explore the great outdoors and learn how to camp! Practice safe camping guidelines and take part in our fun survivor challenges. Activities will include lots of fun exploring, nature walks, and ponds, so be ready to get wet!
Colour My World (July 12 to 16)
Learn a variety of art forms including, tie-dye, jewelry making, painting on canvas, and/or mural art! Exploring a variety of techniques will result in unique works of art to take home to treasure and wear. Campers will enjoy a trip to the Glenbow Museum and lunch at the park!
Amazing Animals and Insects (July 19 to 23)
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 and a visit to Calgary ZOO!
Music and Movement (July 26 to 30)
Campers come and move to the beat and by the end of the week they will have the opportunity to learn a fun and easy choreographed dance! Explore the basics of rhythm
and tempo using a variety of percussion-like instruments. There will be lots of opportunity for moving and grooving to the music outdoors. Each camper will make their own
instrument to take home that will keep them interested in their love for music and movement.
All Things Sports!! (August 3 to 6 – 4 day week)
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. Campers will take a trip to one of Calgary’s pools!
Imagination and Discovery (August 9 to 13)
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!
For Older Campers (10 – 19)
These camps are designed for more age-specific Campers with a focus on building greater independence and improving life skills:
Culinary (July 5 to 9 for ages 15-19, July 26 to 30 for ages 10-14)
This camp is for older campers ages 15 to 19 or 10 to 14 who are interested in building greater independence in the kitchen. Campers will learn baking fundamentals including measuring, proper food preparation, knife skills, kitchen safety and sanitation, cake decorating, bread making and much more! Campers will get to enjoy the thrill of baking and take home their delicious creations
Taking Flight (July 12 to 23 – 2 week camp, ages 15 – 19)
This two-week camp is designed for older campers ages 15 to 19 who are interested in developing greater independence in the home and community. Our Taking Flight Camp is a great opportunity for campers to bridge current skills with lifelong learning, grow and practice new transitional skills that will help them be successful in future ventures. This camp seeks to equip participants with a better understanding of vocational skills, life skills, and personal interests and set goals for their future endeavors.
(1) Download and complete the Intake Form before registration starts. The completion of the Intake Form includes a one-time administration fee of $30. Please note, siblings, relatives and friends are all welcome to join Quest Adventure Camp with no intake fees. Please email Lisa to set a time to discuss the in-take or registration at Lisa.Norris@CalgaryQuestResources.com. Intake Criteria: The Camp registration is open for children from the age of 6-19 with any official mild to severe disability diagnosis by a medical doctor or licensed psychiatrist. You will need to provide a recent psycho-educational assessment (if you have one) or pediatrician’s report and the school IPP. Completed application forms can be submitted at www.calgaryquestresources.com/qac-intake-fee
(2) Once it is determined that your child is eligible to participate in Quest Adventure Camp, you will be sent a link to the online registration. The completed registration form and a $100 deposit are necessary to secure your child’s spot in the camp. This deposit will be deducted from the final payment of your fees.
(3) Online registration opens on February 27, 2021 at 12 noon and is on a first come first serve basis once eligibility is confirmed. You will also be able to register for the Before and After Care Program during the registration process.
(4) Pay deposit and required fees.
(5) Come to camp prepared to have FUN! We can’t wait to meet you!