Camps

WISDOM Camps are an important part of the WISDOM experience. Come be uplifted by spending time with like-minded families. We do our best to include all ages in the events of our camps, and all of our camps are designed to be taken in by the whole family.

Intermediate Photography Workshop - Edmonton

February 7, 21, 28 March 5
2-3:30 pm

Edmonton
For age 13+

In this intermediate photography class, students learn the fundamentals of photography, including depth of field, composition, lighting, and an introduction to shutter speed, aperture and ISO. They will further discuss the camera basics to get them even more familiar with the camera they own.
They will learn how to more effectively use their personal cameras, develop skills in composition and design, and further develop their creative instincts. Students are given time to practice and explore their learning in photography with hands-on experience.

Explore your passion in photography, allow your artistic skill to flourish, and develop necessary presentation skills.

Required: Students must bring their own camera (not a smartphone).

Parents may drop off their student or may attend and observe.

Event Date Friday, 07 Feb, 2020
Event End Date Thursday, 05 Mar, 2020
Registration Start Date Friday, 10 Jan, 2020
Spots available 10
Price $150 per student
Winter Wilderness Survival Foray - Calgary

Location: Fish Creek Park, Calgary

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you got stranded, in the winter, away from shelter? What would you do to survive? What kind of shelter will you build? What plants are edible and medicinal? How do you treat hypothermia? Come to our Winter Wilderness Survival Workshop and find out.

You will learn how to build a winter shelter (a snow hut or ‘quinzhee’), and discuss other examples of winter shelters. We’ll examine the shelters animals make in the winter and why some animals hibernate or migrate and why some don’t. We will discuss animal winter food sources and then go on a foraging walk to look for winter survival food and medicine. We’ll also learn how to do first aid for hypothermia. When you arrive, we will have a roaring fire going.

$55 per student, age 7 and up
Choose Group Registration for more than one child.

Event Date Saturday, 08 Feb, 2020
Registration Start Date Friday, 10 Jan, 2020
Spots available 23
Price $55 per student (parents free)
Winter Wilderness Survival Foray - Edmonton

Location: Chickakoo Lake Recreation Area

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you got stranded, in the winter, away from shelter? What would you do to survive? What kind of shelter will you build? What plants are edible and medicinal? How do you treat hypothermia? Come to our Winter Wilderness Survival Workshop and find out.

You will learn how to build a winter shelter (a snow hut or ‘quinzhee’), and discuss other examples of winter shelters. We’ll examine the shelters animals make in the winter and why some animals hibernate or migrate and why some don’t. We will discuss animal winter food sources and then go on a foraging walk to look for winter survival food and medicine. We’ll also learn how to do first aid for hypothermia. When you arrive, we will have a roaring fire going.

$55 per person, age 7+
Use Group registration for more than one student

Event Date Saturday, 22 Feb, 2020
Spots available 16
Price $55 per student (parents free)
Cross Country Race Day

Note Date Change

Cooking Lake - Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area
Waskehegan Staging Area

Bring the whole family and race with us!

Also open for Home School alumni and parents who would like to run: choose your distance of 1 – 5 kms.

Bring a picnic lunch and chairs and join us after the races for an afternoon of socializing and enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

Pre-registration is $10 per student participant. Walk-in is $15 and Parents are free.

Event Date Friday, 29 May, 2020
Registration Start Date Friday, 10 Jan, 2020
Price $10.00
Location Waskahegan Staging area Cooking Lake
Outdoor Rock Climbing Kananaskis (1)

Enjoy real-life rock climbing on the Wasootch Slabs in beautiful Kananaskis.  If some of the family prefer not to climb, there is a lovely trail for hiking.

Registration: $100 per family.

This is a day camp and we won't have overnight accommodation included.  See Details for campground suggestions.

Event Date Saturday, 13 Jun, 2020
Registration Start Date Friday, 10 Jan, 2020
Price $100 per family
Outdoor Rock Climbing Kananaskis (2)

Enjoy real-life rock climbing on the Wasootch Slabs in beautiful Kananaskis.  If some of the family prefer not to climb, there is a lovely trail for hiking.

Registration: $100 per family.

This is a day camp and we won't have overnight accommodation included.  See Details for campground suggestions.

Event Date Saturday, 20 Jun, 2020
Registration Start Date Friday, 10 Jan, 2020
Price $100 per family
History Camp - Metis Crossing

Metis Crossing in Northeastern Alberta,
along the banks of the North Saskatchewan River.

Explore the highway of the early explorers!

Come learn how the early First Nations and European cultures intertwined with each other in the Metis Nation. Metis Crossing is the first major Metis cultural interpretive center in Alberta. During the day we will learn traditional crafts, such as beading and weaving. We will also spend time hiking along the North
Saskatchewan learning about the traditional use of plants. We’ll learn about Metis culture in the activity centres in the Metis Crossing Cultural Centre.

Try out your hand at paddling a voyageur canoe and spend some time at the old Fort Victoria. In the evenings, we’ll be learning Voyageur songs around the campfire and trying out some of their jigs.

This is a largely out of doors experience. We will be camping at sites available for tents or RVs. Some RV sites are equipped with power. Services include showers, washrooms, picnic tables, and fire pits. There is firewood for sale.

Cost: Early bird -$265 per family
After April 24, $295.

Event Date Thursday, 25 Jun, 2020
Event End Date Saturday, 27 Jun, 2020
Registration Start Date Friday, 10 Jan, 2020
Price Early bird -$265 per family/$295 after April 24
Location Metis Crossing