This is a fun-filled 1 or 2 day camp for participants and their families and/or friends. Participants may sign up for a single day or both days. Each activity provides a chance to try an activity at a beginner level and receive basic instruction where appropriate. Equipment will be provided where indicated below. Please read the individual requirements for each activity. Smaller groups may be formed depending on levels. For white water rafting all participants must be able to roll onto their back in a lifejacket if they fall into the water.
August 17 & 18, 2017
August 17: Canmore Reservoir
August 18: Bow Valley Provincial Park Day Use Area Parking Lot & Kananaskis River
Where to Meet
August 17, 10am: Canmore Reservoir Parking Lot. Look out for the RMA Truck.
August 18, 10am: Bow Valley Provincial Park Information Centre Parking Lot. Look out for RMA Truck.
August 17: $40/per person
August 18: $80 per person
Sign up By
August 10, 2017
All Abilities. Family & friends of person with a disability welcomed to join and take part.
6 years +
Minimum # Participants Required
What to Bring
Hat, water bottle, sunscreen, lunch, snacks (nut free please). Day 1: swimsuit, towel, bike, helmet. Day 2: comfortable walking shoes, swimsuit, towel, warm clothes
What is Provided
For Paddlesports: kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, paddles, lifejackets. For Bike Ride: hand cycles. For Hike: Trail Rider (if required) hiking poles. For White Water Rafting: wetsuits, helmet, neoprene booties, fleece, rain jacket.
The schedule is as follows:
August 17: Paddlesports & Bike Ride
August 18: Hike & White Water Rafting
Descriptions of Activities
Includes the chance to try kayaking, canoeing, and stand up paddleboarding. All equipment will be provided including lifejackets. This will take place on Quarry Lake, a small lake located in Canmore. The lake is also suitable for swimming and there is a small sandy beach. All participants will have the chance to try each activity, if desired, and rotate equipment.
After lunch, participants are welcomed to join for a bike ride of the local trails. Groups will be formed depending on ability. Groups will be lead around the trails, allowing time for everyone to keep the pace. Some trails may include fun biking features. Hand Cycles will be provided if needed. Upon return, all participants will get the chance to try a hand cycle if desired.
Please note: we are unable to provide ‘regular’ bikes. If you want to join the bike ride, we recommend bringing or renting your own bikes for the afternoon.
A short, family friendly hike, allowing time for individuals and families to socialize.
White Water Rafting
After lunch, we will drive to the rafting location, where all participants will receive a safety briefing. A Professional River Guide will explain and demonstrates paddle, safety and emergency techniques. This rafting adventure is located on the Kananaskis River and is suitable for individuals who have never rafted before, with class 2 & 3 rapids.
Cancellation & Weather Policy
All Bookings require credit card payment (Visa or Master Card). Prior to participation, all adaptive guests (guests with disabilities) are required to complete the Health & Consent Form, & Waiver. All accompanying guests (those without a disability) must complete our Waiver prior to participation.