Summer Camps

All our summer camps take place at Bar Harbour, a secluded 100 acre site on the south east shores of Buffalo Lake, next to the summer village of White Sands located in the County of Stettler. We offer youth camping programs for ages 6 through 17. On arrival at camp, campers are placed in a cabin group and stay in a cabin with 5-9 other campers depending on the age group.


Campers participate in many different activities while at camp, depending on the age group. Waterfront, swimming, canoeing, sports, crafts, games, talent shows, dances, campfire, archery, and outtrips are just some of the things we do at camp.



New campers can be sure to make new friends and find positive role models in our staff. We include everyone. Campers who come back for another season often find many familiar faces in both campers and staff. Bar Harbour Camp is proud of our "community" and invites everyone to be a part of it!


Qualified Staff
Campers are always under the direct supervision and care of our qualified staff, many whom return year after year. In addition to our leadership team and camp counsellors, medical staff and certified lifeguards are onsite at all times.



Bar Harbour Camp continually maintains accreditation from both the Alberta Camping Association as well as the United Church Camping standards program.


A natural lakeshore setting on the largest lake in Central Alberta, acres of unspoiled land, dry cabins, hot showers, modern washrooms, large campfire area, outdoor chapel, sports field, nature trails, nutritious and balanced meal, Jolly Green Giant (indoor hall), medical facilities, and caring staff are just some of the features you'll find at Bar Harbour Camp.


We accommodate
Have special dietary or medical needs?  Feel free to contact the camp to discuss how we may be able to accommodate your needs.


The Legal Stuff for Refunds...

Sometimes life gets complicated and you may find that you can't attend camp after all. Please e-mail us at as soon as you are able. If you find that you need to cancel your registration our policies are that...      

  • Your $30 deposit is non-refundable.  
  • If you cancel more than three weeks prior to the start of your camp, we will refund the remaining balance of your paid registration.  
  • If you cancel more than 7 days, but less than 21 days prior to the start of your camp, we will refund half of the remaining balance of your paid registration.
  • If you cancel within 7 days of the beginning of your camp no refund will be issued. 

Summer 2019 Youth Camping Programs

Almost every age has two camp choices this season!

Rookie Camp: July 29-31 (Ages 6-9) Monday – Wednesday

Cost: $135.00

This is a great choice for our youngest campers. Together we will learn what camp is all about. Teddy bears and your favourite blanket are welcome to join you on this journey.

We will play games, do crafts, swim in the lake, and have great food! We’ll learn a little bit about God, too, and finish off our evenings with campfire songs. There’s lots of room to play and learn at camp.

Scamper Camp: July 31-August 2 (Ages 6-10) Wednesday – Friday

Cost: $135.00

A second chance for a short camp for younger children. Games, crafts, swimming, and great food. Yes, we do some God talk, too, and our evenings end with a great campfire. Invite a friend to join you.

Kid’s Camp: August 5-10 (ages 10-13) Monday – Saturday

Cost: $330.00

We begin on the evening of the August long weekend and will fit as much as we can into our time together. Games, crafts, swimming, archery, canoeing, Talent Show, God Talk, campfire songs … and more!

Kids 2: August 12-17 (ages 10-12) Monday – Saturday

Cost: $330.00

The Kids 2 camp is for ages 10-12 and includes all of your favourite activities!  Canoeing, swimming, games, archery, crafts, God Talk, campfire songs, talent show, and late night snacks.

Youth Camp: August 12-17 (ages 14-17) Monday – Saturday

Cost: $330.00

Mark your calendars for the Youth Camp!. We do all of the favourite activities that are part of our camp history…Canoeing, Swimming, Games (sometimes very late at night), God Talk, crazy songs around the campfire, Tarp Club… and don’t forget the talent show! We also take a canoe trip across Buffalo Lake and camp out at Boss Hill campground.

Middlers: August 18-23 (ages 12-14) Sunday – Friday

Cost: $330.00

On this last camp of the season, bring a friend with you and join us as we celebrate the end of Summer together. We’ll fit as much in as we can to make this a memorable week…archery, crafts, games, campfire, swimming, God Talk, talent show. We’ll have so much fun you’ll be so glad you joined us!

A note about water bottles: Water bottles are such an important thing to have with you at camp! This year, we are encouraging campers to bring their own water bottles. If you would like to buy a Bar Harbour Camp Water bottle, you will be able to do this for $5 when you register for camp. 

**Registrations received before May 1st, 2019 will be entered into a draw to receive a $50 discount on their registration fee. One for each camp.**


If you are unable to afford camp, but would like to come and join us, Camperships are available. Referrals are accepted from a Church, Social Services, Teacher, or Police Officer. 

You may contact us at for more details. 

What to Bring:

  • Pillow & Sleeping Bag
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap & shampoo
  • Towels
  • Sunscreen & Bug Spray
  • Clothes for each day
  • Sweaters & Jacket
  • Bathing Suit
  • Hat, Shoes, & Sandals-Very important
  • Flashlight
  • Water Bottle
  • Any required medications -- labeled with camper name and instructions for dispensation.

Feel free to bring: camera, ball glove, raincoat, rubber boots, old campfire blanket, pen, notebook, guitar, water shoes, or a book to read.

Please leave cell phones, iPods and electronic games at home. Campers are advised to mark all belongings as Bar Harbour will not be responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged articles