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 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.

Staff

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 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!

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. Campers will enjoy a trip to the Glenbow Museum and lunch at the park!

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!

To Register:

Last day to register: May 29, 2023 at 8:00am

(1) Download and complete the Intake Form. The completion of the Intake Form includes a one-time administration fee of $30. Please email Jackie to set a time to discuss the in-take or registration at Jackie.Ervin@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 intake forms can be submitted with intake fee payment at www.calgaryquestresources.com/qac-intake-fee

(2) Once it is determined that your child is eligible to participate in Quest Adventure Camps, you will be sent a link to the online registration form. Camp fees are due in full at the time of registration.

(3) Online registration opens on Friday February 17, 2022 at noon and is on a first come first serve basis. You will also be able to register for the Before and After Care Program during the registration process.

(4) Come to camp prepared to have FUN! We can’t wait to meet you!

Cancellation Policy:

(1) Cancellations received before the registration cut-off date (May 29), will receive a full refund of camp fees. The $30 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 $30 application fee is non-refundable

(3) If you have to cancel after June 12th, please email jackie.ervin@calgaryquestresources.com These refunds will be reviewed on a case by case basis.