PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

 

Camping is all about laughing, playing and growing together! Campers build self-confidence, friendships and memories as they have fun and work as a team. This program has been developed for teens and youths.

Our 4 day program will consist of different activities at Camp, there is something for everyone! Each activity is monitored by a team member who will help you to do the best that you can in whichever activity you select! Our activities are incredible, our facilities incomparable.

A youth who spends his or her summer at Step up Camp will be cared for by loving and energetic individuals. Our team are teen-centred and highly trained to give campers fun and support at camp. They help campers believe in themselves and embrace new friendships and adventures. Through group bonding and camp activities, they create an inclusive, caring community and assist every teenager as they take on new challenges.

 

Activity Centre

The Activity Centre is the home of our main offices. It also holds our gym and indoor climbing wall. On the upper level are two classrooms that make ideal meeting spaces for smaller groups. 


Gym

When you request the use of our gym, basketball hoops, volleyball equipment, a host of balls, hockey sticks and other sports gear are all made available to you for fun recreational times! 


Games Room

Located in Frontier Hall is the Games Room. The Games Room features ping pong, giant checkers, air hockey, and shuffleboard


Fire Pits

A visit to Rivers Edge is not complete without time around the campfire! We have two fire pits available on the main site; one near the inn and one by the cabins. Down at the lower site, right outside the chalet, we have an Open Air Amphitheater with lots of seating 'round the fire. Bet you can't wait to end the day eating s'mores and catching up with friends!


Chalet​ Fire Pit​                                                                                   Inn​ Fire Pit


Pool Ball
​A self-led activity.

A game, similar to pool and played in a long, high-walled table. Each player gets a number of balls to arrange however they want. Take turns trying to knock each other's balls into troughs at each end of the table.


Basketball
Self-led

Our outdoor pad with keep basketball     enthusiasts occupied in between activity blocks and during free time.


Field Games

Enjoy our open playing field with a spectacular mountain view  for soccer, bucketball, armagedon, epidemic, red rover, etc. 


Bubble Soccer Indoor/Outdoor

Bump your friends around in our zorbing balls at the most affordable rate in Alberta!


Archery

Ready… Aim… FIRE! You’ll love using our compound bows to send arrows whizzing through the air! No matter what your skill level is, enjoy the safety of practicing your bow skills in our secluded archery range, tucked away in the woods.


High Ropes Challenge Course

Looking for a little adrenalin while you're at camp? Then our high ropes challenge course is for you! Leap from a telephone pole, traverse across a rickety bridge, or test your physical strength and stamina on our 50-foot vertical playground! Use the support and encouragement from your group members to challenge your abilities and conquer your fears!


Trail Ride/Arena Lesson
Come and experience the beautiful hills of Water Valley, roam through open fields and navigate your way through streams and trees. With trails for both the beginner and advanced rider and over 300 acres of land to ride, the beauty of it all will forever catch your spirit.​ If our experienced instructors see the trail as unsafe, they'll take you on a ride in our arena.



RECA Ball
​A self-led activity.

Fit up to 40 people in our RECA Ball pit and let the continuous game of RECA Ball begin. Get hit below the knees and jump out of the pit until the next game starts. No matter what your skill level, you'll enjoy endless fun in our RECA Ball pit.


Slingshots
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Check out our new slingshot range down past the cabin area. Shoot tin cans, bottles, a kitchen sink and other targets.


Slip N Slide

Have heaps of fun sliding down one of Alberta’s longest slip N slides! Our 300-foot slide will get your heart pumping and your body moving! This is an activity you won’t want to pass up!


Wall Climbing

Take on the challenge of our indoor climbing wall. This skill will test your strength and grip as you try to reach the summit.


Snowshoeing

Strap on a pair of snowshoes and enjoy a slip-free hike! One more thing to cross off the bucket list! Shoes provided!


Orienteering
​​​Staff-led

This activity is designed to introduce anyone with little or no experience in orienteering to the basic rules and techniques in a low key and fun atmosphere. Our instructors will teach you the basics of orienteering and how to use a compass to navigate through our 15 station orienteering course nestled in the woods. See if you have the compass skills to complete the course in the time allotted.