• Summer Camp Recreation Rec Fee Assistance Program Kids Outdoor Fun
  • Summer Camp Recreation Girls Rec Fee Assistance Program Kids Outdoor Fun

Summer Camp Support

The Okotoks Family Resource Centre (OFRC) facilitates registration for summer camp for children living in the Foothills!

Do you want to send your kids to camp this summer?

Children ages 7-16 can enjoy a FREE 5-day, 4-night outdoor ranch experience, provided by Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch- a non-denominational, non-profit organization located in Bragg Creek. For more information on the camp, go to www.ourladyqueenofpeaceranch.com. The Okotoks Family Resource Centre (OFRC) is a referring agency.

Summer Camp Application Process

Parents can contact OFRC staff by phone at 403-995-2626 or email to discuss their child’s physical and emotional wellness and provide documentation of family income.

  • If family income meets eligibility criteria and child meets camper guidelines, parents are provided a link to the registration website for the camp and can register directly.  Children can be enrolled for any week serving their age group, pending availability.
  •  The camp will verify with OFRC staff that applicants have been screened for eligibility before confirming registration with parents.
  • Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis starting February 5th at 9 a.m.  Limited spaces fill quickly, so act soon!
  • Families must be able to transport their children to and from camp. 
Qualifying Income Guidelines

Parents must provide proof of family income that meets the following guidelines. Preferred proof is the 2016 Notice of Assessment from Revenue Canada, showing line 150 and/or line 236 for each adult in the family.  Proof of Income Support, AISH, or the approval letter from Alberta Child Health Benefits is also accepted. 

# of Persons

in Household

Adult to Child Ratios

Maximum NET

Household Income

2

1 Adult to 1 Child

$43,000

3

1 Adult to 2 Children or 2 Adults to 1 Child

$51,000

4

1 Adult to 3 Children or 2 Adults to 2 Children

$55,000

5

1 Adult to 4 Children OR 2 Adults to 3 Children

$58,500

6 and up

Maximum Income for Families larger than 5

$61,000

Camper Expectations and Exclusions

It is very important for families to understand that although the camp has great success with children, part of that success is determined by the camper’s ability to function in the camp environment.  Children with the following diagnosis or who are currently being assessed for the following cannot be accommodated at camp:

  • ODD/RAD
  • Autism/Asperger’s
  • Severe Allergies requiring epi-pens
  • Severe Depression (a suicide attempt within the last year)
  • Severe Anxiety (camp can be a detriment to them with all the new things)
  • Severe FASD (some have very limited communication and social skills in this category)
  • A child who has not yet been able to control the frequency of their crisis’, using violence/lashing out or running away as their coping mechanisms
  • A child whose medication has been recently changed and has yet to regulate within their system. 
How to Reserve a Camp Spot

Parents or guardians interested in sending children to camp must:

1. contact OFRC to discuss eligibility:

  • Telephone: 403-995-2626
  • Email
  • Walk-in: at 11 Cimarron Common (Okotoks Health and Wellness Centre) Monday through Friday 9 am - noon, 1 pm-4 pm

2. If approved, parents will be provided with a registration link and can complete registration online

Camping Schedule

Children can be enrolled for any week serving their age group, pending availability.

Week One: July 1-5, ages 10-12

Week Two: July 8-12, ages 7-9

Week Three: July 15-19, ages 14-16

Week Four: July 22 - 26, ages 12-14

Week Five: July 29 - Aug 2, ages 9-11

Week Six: August 5 - 9, ages 8-10

Week Seven: Augusts 12 - 16, ages 13-15

Week Eight: August 19 - 23, ages 11-13

Okotoks Healthy Family Resource Centre
Sun: Closed
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat: Closed
Okotoks Healthy Family Resource Centre

Okotoks Family Resource Centre

Sun: Closed
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat: Closed

Contact