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 2018 Youth Camping Programs

Rookie Camp Ages 6-9

Monday, July 30 @ 6 p.m. – Wednesday, August 1 @ 1:30 p.m.

(Check-in begins @ 5 p.m.) 

Price: $120

Haven’t been to camp before? Or maybe you've been before but you're feeling a little nervous. Come and try camp out. This two night camp will include campfire, camp songs, great food, games, crafts, stories, swimming in the lake. Feeling a little shy? …bring a friend with you, you can share a cabin.

Scamper Camp Ages: 6-10

Wednesday, August 1 @ 6 p.m. – Friday, August 3 @ 11 a.m.

(Check-in begins @ 5 p.m.)

Price: $120

Come with a friend, or come by yourself…you are welcomeJ

We will play games, sing songs, swim in the lake, create some crafts and some great memories.

Kids Camp Ages: 9-12

Monday, August 6 @ 7 p.m. – Saturday, August 11 @ 11 a.m.

(Check-in begins @ 6 p.m.)

Price: $295

This week will be a great opportunity to be part of a camp community that will help you have fun. We are planning on: going swimming and canoeing; playing camp wide games and team games; having opportunities for your creative spirit through art or drama. 

Intermediate/Grad Camp Ages 14-17

Monday, August 13 @ 7 p.m. - Saturday, August 18 @ 11 a.m.

(Check-in begins at 6 p.m.)

Price: $295

Time to get moving! Throughout this week we will be living the best of camp with Archery, Water games, Team games, camp song, and great food... There's a talent show and a possibility of an overnight canoeing trip to Boss Hill. The usual campfire is a must at the end of the day.

Silver Camp Ages 50+

Wednesday, August 15 @ 7 p.m. – Saturday, August 18 @ 11 a.m. (Check-in begins @ 6 p.m.)

Price: $165 for three days

Silver camp...a camp for relaxation, friendships, and activities. By request, we are offering this camp for Elders. All meals provided. Programming will be offered, but optional. Some activities available: archery, canoeing, crib games, God talk (bible study camp style), charades. You can join activities that interest you, or simply visit with friends. We will be sharing camp space with youth aged 14-17 and will join them for campfire at night. Accommodations: cabins, bring your own trailer, or you can go home at night and join us again in the morning...your choice! Come camp with us!

Middlers Camp Ages 11-14

Sunday, Aug 19 @ 7 p.m. – Friday, August 24 @ 11 a.m.

(Check-in begins @ 6 p.m.)

Price: $295

Come and join us for a week of fun! During our week together, we will meet new friends and have opportunities to play games and sports, be creative,  learn the value of team work and being part of a caring community.

**Early bird discounts available until April 30, 2018.**


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
  • 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