What You'll Discover

Our unique summer camp experience makes the most of everything Kimberley has to offer.

Located at 1,200 meters above sea level, yurt accommodations are shouting distance from the village area at the Kimberley Alpine Resort in City limits, and within sight of the Kimberley Conference Centre where meals, showers, daily yoga, and rainy day activities will be offered. Our Environmental Education partners will offer expert instruction on topics such as invasive species and animal migration.

Campers are a twenty minute walk from downtown Kimberley where they’ll experience Kimberley’s history at the Underground Mining Railway, hang out at Spirit Rock Climbing Centre, and get creative with Centre 64. Also within City limits campers will explore Canada’s largest urban park, the Kimberley Nature Park.

Hanging out in traditional territory of the Ktunaxa Nation, you will learn about the region’s First Nations from neighbours at the ʔAQ’AM community. As well, you will discover what life was like in the region’s first European settlement at Fort Steele Heritage Town.


Experiences

Cooking Class(es)

Campers will enjoy their creative side as they prepare meals both indoors and outdoors from the camp chef.

Fort Steele Heritage Town

Fort Steele Heritage Town

Experience the history of the area first hand while at Fort Steele Heritage Town through activities and tours of this historic site.

Home Sweet Home Gain an appreciation for the pioneer domestic life by actively participating in such activities as washing clothes on a scrub board, baking in a wood stove, churning butter, and making ice cream!

Pan for Gold Discover the history of the local Kootenay Gold Rush and the science of gold panning while panning though dirt from the famous Wildhorse Creek.

Interpretive Hikes

Interpretive Hikes

Working with area experts, campers will explore some of the 800 hectare (1800 acre) Kimberley Nature Park has to offer. Located entirely within the Kimberley City boundaries, its varied terrain and diverse ecosystems provide endless opportunities for recreation and education. Several dozen kilometers of multi-use trails, crisscross the forested hillsides, linking small ponds and panoramic viewpoints into a unique soft-wilderness educational experience.

Kimberley Underground Mining Railway

Kimberley Underground Mining Railway

Explore the Orpheum Theatre, the North Star Schoolhouse, the Miner’s Cabin and the Caboose as part of your adventure into history. Learn about life as a miner at the Underground Interpretive Centre as our miner guide describes hard rock mining and demonstrates some of the equipment used in the Sullivan Mine. A short walk from the train is the Sullivan Mine Powerhouse where a guided tour will feature the huge compressors and generators that powered the mine. Board the train again to learn more about Kimberley and enjoy spectacular scenery and glimpses of the occasional wild life as you travel back to camp.

Migration Map

Migration Map

As the first giant floor map to show all of North America, Wild Migrations was created to feature the migratory routes of 20 different North American species at risk. Through 10 interactive curriculum-linked activities and associated props, students will explore species migration, learn how animals are classified as at risk and be inspired to take action.

Presentations

In conjunction with various local organizations campers will learn about various events relevant to the area. Such as Invasive Species-what they are, their impact on the area, how to control them, Flora, Fauna and much more

Spirit Rock Climbing Centre

Spirit Rock Climbing Centre

Is an exciting and new climbing gym located on the Platzl. Programs include all equipment, trained staff to manage the ropes (belayers). No experience is necessary as the trained staff will assist in all areas. Ensured fun for every one of all ages and all experience levels.

Technology Activities

Technology Activities

Through the use of various free apps participants will explore their surroundings both during daytime and evenings through activities-such as Geocaching-as well as create a photo journal of their activities at camp.

The Arts

The expression of human creative skill and imagination, in a visual form such as painting, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power and the performing arts comprise dance, music, theatre, mime, and other forms in which a human performance is the principal product.

Trickle Creek Lodge

Trickle Creek Lodge

At Trickle Creek Lodge we will have access to the outdoor pool, the two outdoor hot tubs and the use of their BBQ. The surrounding grounds at Trickle Creek Lodge will allow for the use of multiple games/activities such as Bocce, Horse shoes, Disc Golf, Team Frisbee, Croquet, and many other wonderful and fun games and activities.

Wild Education Activities

Wild Education Activities

Feature interactive indoor and outdoor educational activities for youth that focus on wildlife, the environment and they develop the knowledge, skills on wildlife life cycles and how they interact with their environment.

Yoga

Yoga is more than physical exercise; it includes breath awareness, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures for health and relaxation. A great way to start the day!

Registration for the 2017 season is now closed