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Day Camp FAQ

What is the age range of campers who come to the Cross?

When do day camps run?

Where are you located?

Is your nature camp really a nature camp?

If my son is 8 and my other child is 11 can they attend the same week of camp?

Will my child be exposed to wildlife?

What is the cost for a full week of day camps?

Can my child keep extra gear overnight at the ASCCA?

For more information see our Parent Info Sheetfor this year’s camp.

What is the age range of campers who come to the Cross Conservation Area?

Day Camps are run in three groups. One aged 6-8, one aged 9-12, and our Leadership amp are for 13-15 year olds. Age groups are split to ensure that campers are getting the most out of their experience by being challenged at a level that is appropriate to them. It also provides more opportunities for the kids to form friendships as they can share similar school and life experiences.

 

When do day camps run?

Day Camps run in both July and August. The number of weeks in each month and age group is dependent on the year. Specific dates will be listed closer to the summer.

 

Where are you located?

We are just southwest of Calgary. Click here for full map and directions.

 

Is your nature camp really a nature camp?

Yes. We are located in a wonderful natural setting and we use it whenever possible. The goal of our camp is to run most of our activities outside where the hands-on learning can really take place. Kids enjoy the experience more when they get to see things first hand and when their nature facts are presented in the form of games that they can share with their friends elsewhere. We believe that kids will start to appreciate the natural world more by spending more time in it. Many of our activities can continue outside rain or shine.

If my son is 8 and my other child is 11 can they attend the same week of camp?

This is addressed based on the Day Camp Coordinator’s discretion. We of course want to accommodate you as best as possible but do not want to take away from the experience of the other campers with too much of an age difference.

 

Will my child be exposed to wildlife?

Yes. Wildlife is frequently seen during day camps at a safe distance.  It is usually the most memorable part of the camp. The staff are trained in Wildlife safety and will not take the campers into any situations that may be harmful for the campers or the wildlife. The guest speakers will also sometimes bring in wildlife guests for the campers to get a closer look at the animal world.

 

What is the cost for a full week of day camps?

Day Camps are $175per week (prices subject to change) or $140/ Aug 4 day camp. Leadsership week is $175/week.

Can my child keep extra gear overnight at the ASCCA?

Yes. Cubby holes are provided and campers can leave extra clothing overnight. However, there is no lock up so valuables should be left at home.

area wildlife + plants

Nodding Onion
Allium cernuum

Habitat: Found on dry banks and rocky hillsides.  Commonly found in prairie regions throughout central and southern Alberta.

Description: The Nodding Onion has pinkish-lavender flowers hanging from long stalks.  The plant is recognized easiest by the distinct bend at the end of the stalk.  The leaves are grass-like and circular.  The plant emits an onion-like odour when it...

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