Foothills Camp and Retreat Centre

A Place Where You Belong

Summer Camp







CAMP 2019




ADVENTURE CAMP JULY 21 - 28 6-10 $280
SHERWOOD FOREST 1 JULY 21 - 28 9-12 $310
JUNIOR CAMP JULY 28 - AUGUST 4 10-13 $290
TEEN CAMP AUGUST 4 - 11 13-17 $290
SHERWOOD FOREST 3 AUGUST 4 - 11 10-14 $310


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 ten camp choices. 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, along with enjoying campfires, outdoor games and activities.

Foothills Camp and Retreat Centre maintains high standards of healthful living. Our kitchen staff prepare tasty, nutritious vegetarian meals and we do not serve caffeinated beverages. 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. Each camper customizes an activity program to their own preferences.

All of our camps (with the exception of Sherwood Forest, Horsemanship and Wakeboard Camps - see below) are designed to allow the camper to customize their experience by selecting activities of their choice. Activity selection is generally broken down into the following: Four class periods consisting of a mix of active activities (ie: BMX Biking, Archery, Swimming, etc.), Crafts, and Life Adventure Classes. Activity classes are assigned on a first-come first-serve basis, and many are limited in size, so be sure to register for your activities soon.

CLICK HERE for more details about the various activities offered.

A typical day is as follows:
7:30 am - Wakeup
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

Horsemanship Camp (Limit 10)
This camp is intended for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge and skill with horses. Spend four days learning about horses and improving your riding ability. Our trained instructors will work with each camper to ensure they leave a stronger rider than when they came. NOTE: Applicants should have a knowledge of basic skills such as catching, leading, tying quick release knots, grooming, saddling, bridling, walking and trotting the horse.

Watersports Camp (Limit 16)
Spend four days of fantastic watersports. Our instructors will teach you to wake-board like never before! A pro-coach will be there to help you build your skills. Other water sports included.

Sherwood Forest Camp (Limit 20)
Spend your week in the exciting Sherwood Forest tree houses where new discovery and endless challenges lay around every corner. The days will be spent in team challenge activities, wilderness skills, crafts, and recreation. Those in Sherwood Forest join the rest of the camp for the unforgettable camp fire program each evening.