Kids Summer Off at Adventure Camp

By Mckenzie Swanson

Looking for a fun way to spend your summer break? You’ve come to the right place because this summer you are guaranteed a wild encounter with the Change Adventure Camp. Offering week-long nature experiences all throughout the months of July and August, the Change Adventure Camp offers multiple activities including: cooking skill development, survival 101, chef contests, obstacle courses, fort building, nature yoga, and many other cool adventures.

Focusing on discovery, exploration and health, the main goal of these camps is to ensure a family with the life skills needed to live a long and active lifestyle. With camps being offered in various locations, such as McDougall School, U of A, and a few others, ages 9-12 are welcome to join any of the summer camps being held.

“We are seeing a whole generation who do not know how to cook, eat properly, or be active, “ states Dr. Doug Klein, a family physician and researcher at the University of Alberta. “Families spend more and more time on devices or in front of screens. We need to ensure all Albertan families have the kind of support they need to create new habits and skills that they can maintain lifelong.”

Starting in the fall, family camps will also be held with similar activities as the ones stated above to all families looking to reconnect, revive and restore their relationships and healthy living with nature. The weekend long camps will be offered at Memorial Composite High School in Stony Plain and St. Nicholas for Jr. High in partnership with the Edmonton Catholic School Board.

If this sounds like an adventure you want to cross off your summer or fall bucket list, then make sure you go visit http://campchange.ca/ to get more details. As a great quote I once heard states: “If happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventure should be a priority.”

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