Foothills Camp and Retreat Centre

A Place Where You Belong

Summer Camp



Summer Camps 2022

Registration for summer camps 2022 is open

Junior Camp: July 3-10 (Ages 9-12)

Canoe Camp: July 10-14 (Ages 12-18)

Waterfront Camp: July 10-14 (Ages 12-18)

Horse Camp: July 10-15 (Ages 12 and up)

Teen Camp: July 24-31 (Ages 13-16)

Canoe Camp: July 31-August 5 (Families and all ages, parents must accompany minors under 12)


Foothills Camp and Retreat Centre is a non-profit Christian camp owned and operated by the Alberta Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. We are happy to accept campers of any race, religion, or nationality. Our summer youth camp program, which runs from June to August, features the Christian teaching of salvation according to the Gospels.

It is our goal to provide every camper with an experience that supports social and physical growth in a positive Christian atmosphere. The program is designed to assist campers in developing life skills and self-confidence by promoting sportsmanship, emphasizing teamwork, teaching responsibility and building self-esteem. Foothills Summer Camp is staffed with carefully-selected Christian young adults, sensitive to the needs of the individual camper. All counselors are first aid trained and certified. Foothills Camp and Retreat Centre is located on the Little Red Deer River, and provides a variety of natural settings, as well as excellent facilities. It is the perfect place to experience a variety of activities and to embark on an unforgettable journey. Memories created at Foothills Summer Camp will ensure that this will be a summer that lasts forever!

Foothills Summer Camp is a perfect choice for first-time campers, or the camper wanting a concentrated camp experience. Campers may attend one or more of the eight camp choices (Camp for the Visually Impaired, Adventure Camp, Horsemanship Camp, Sherwood Forest 1, Junior Camp, Sherwood Forest 2, Teen Camp, Sherwood Forest 3). Campers express their creativity in the large craft building, splash in the pool, enjoy the water sports experience, challenge themselves on the high ropes course, care for the horses, try their hand at Archery, BMX, Adventure, or Rocketry, and also enjoy campfires, outdoor games and activities.

Foothills Camp and Retreat Centre maintains high standards of healthful living. Our kitchen staff prepares tasty, nutritious vegetarian meals. Foothills Camp and Retreat Centre is also a tobacco-free, drug-free, and alcohol-free zone!


Summer Camp Program

Foothills Camp offers a variety of exciting activities, group recreation and experiences. All of our camps (with the exception of Sherwood Forest and horsemanship camp) are designed to allow the camper to customize their experience by selecting activities of their choice. Activity selection is generally divided into four periods consisting of a mix of activities (BMX biking, archery, swimming, etc.), crafts, and life adventure classes. Activity classes are assigned on a first-come first-served basis and many are limited in size, so be sure to register soon for your activities.

CLICK HERE for more details about the various activities offered.


A typical daily schedule is as follows:

7:30 am – Wake Up

8:10 am - Flag Raising

8:25 am - Breakfast

9:35 am - Camp Council

10:15 am - Activity 1

11:25 am - Activity 2

12:35 pm - Lunch

1:30 pm - Rest Period

2:25 pm - Activity 3

3:35 pm - Activity 4

4:45 pm - Cabin Activities

5:30 pm - Supper

6:45 pm - Group Recreation

7:45 pm - Flag Lowering

8:00 pm - Campfire

10:30 pm - Lights Out


Sherwood Forest Camp

Spend your week in the exciting Sherwood Forest tree houses where new discoveries and endless challenges lay around every corner. The days will be spent participating in team challenge activities, developing wilderness skills, completing crafts, and engaging in recreational activities. Those in Sherwood Forest join the rest of the campers for the unforgettable camp fire program each evening.



  • Bible
  • Everyday clothes--shorts & t-shirts, long pants, sweats, jacket & sweaters
  • Changes of underwear & socks
  • Pajamas
  • Modest swimsuit (one piece or two piece & t-shirt for girls), beach towel & hat
  • Toothbrush & paste
  • Soap, shampoo, towel & washcloth
  • Sunscreen & bug spray
  • Long pants and sturdy shoes with heels required for horseback riding
  • Brush or comb
  • Sleeping bag / bedding
  • Pillow
  • Cash for store purchases (all cash is deposited and kept in the camp bank)
  • Water bottle
  • Pen/pencil, writing paper
  • Flashlight
  • Recyclable camera
  • Laundry bag
  • Rain gear
  • Dressier clothes for church
  • A friend to share the fun!

Note: All personal belongings should be marked with the camper’s name.



Cell Phones, Personal stereos, TV’s, Video games, valuables, jewelry, weapons, fireworks, alcohol, tobacco & drugs.



Registration for all camps commences at 4:00 pm on Sundays.



Check-Out time is from 8:45 – 9:00 am on Sunday.