Lone Prairie Camp was excited to announce on Feb. 11 that we had begun collecting $0 deposit RSVPs for Summer Camp 2021 in light of overnight camps having officially made it on Alberta’s “Path Forward” roadmap. We continue to carefully monitor the Alberta COVID-19 restrictions and despite recent setbacks, the Alberta government has been keeping the door open for summer events, emphasizing that by early June “we should be at, or approaching, potentially two-thirds of the adult population having been vaccinated.”
Although we recognize that the future continues to be uncertain, we also recognize that many campers and parents are eagerly anticipating when we all will be allowed to resume more normal activities. Lone Prairie Camp has offered life-changing summer camp experiences since 1933 and we will do all in our power to offer those again this summer with appropriate COVID-19 risk mitigation measures. Although no specific overnight camp guidelines have yet been published, our discussions with AHS indicate that overnight camp guidelines would likely be very similar to last summer’s day camp guidelines and structured around cohort/cabin groups.
If we are allowed to proceed with summer camps, it may potentially be with reduced capacity, so we encourage you to complete our online RSVP form as soon as possible. Stay tuned for updates by following us on Social Media (see links at the bottom of this page) and/or subscribing to our email newsletters.
In light of the current COVID-19 situation, we would like to highlight the following updates to our cancellation policies:
- Summer Camp & CLT: LPC will provide a full refund of camper/CLT registration fees if we need to cancel registrations due to government restrictions. If possible, camp weeks will be officially cancelled a minimum of 2 weeks before the start date.
- Rental Groups: If a rental group’s size exceeds the government recommendations on the start date, LPC will credit the group’s rental deposit as credit towards a future rental booking within 2 years. Any rental deposits received after March 12, 2020 are fully refundable if government COVID-19 restrictions require the cancellation of the rental booking.
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From registration to the stories after an exciting week at camp, the participant’s safety and parent’s peace-of-mind are our top priorities at Lone Prairie Camp. We seek to meet or exceed government requirements as well as the extensive standards established by the Alberta Camping Association.
In addition to role-specific qualifications (for example a boating license, zipline training, etc), most staff participate in week-long training that includes sessions ranging from ADHD to bible study preparation & delivery to Emergency First Aid. In order to protect the minors whom we serve, all staff of Lone Prairie Camp (paid and volunteer) need a current Criminal Record Check (CRC) with Vulnerable Sector Search (VVS) on file with the camp office before their start date.
Lone Prairie Camp does our best to provide special accommodation for people with medical and/or religious dietary restrictions. Participants are responsible for contacting the camp office regarding such restrictions at least two weeks prior to their stay at camp. Cooks may request that specialty items (such as lactose free margarine, soy milk, or gluten free bread) are provided by the individuals who need such items. To address concerns regarding cross-contamination, our facility has a designated celiac toaster & cutting board and all utensils and cooking surfaces are sanitized prior to celiac sensitive food preparation.
Lone Prairie Camp is not a nut-free facility, however use of nuts is very limited. Products containing peanut butter will only be available during older camps (ie. grade 7 and up) and only when no campers have indicated a severe allergy.
Lone Prairie Camp desires that each child has the opportunity to experience camp. We are therefore committed to accommodating medications and medical conditions if they can be handled with minimal risk to the individual, other participants & staff and it does not unreasonably tax our staff. Medical conditions will therefore be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Please note that given our rural setting, much of our property and many of our building are not wheelchair accessible.
For LPC run camps for minors, all medications will be collected from participants upon arrival. Participants will be given access to self-administer medications at the prescribed times.
Possession or use of illegal drugs, cannabis (including edibles) and/or alcohol on Lone Prairie Camp property is strictly forbidden due to safety concerns and out of respect for the other individuals onsite. Use of tobacco products (including vaping) will be limited to designated areas with proper disposal units and away from high traffic areas.
For further information, please see LPC’s full Drug & Alcohol Policy.
Because we are unable to screen the temperament and medical histories, LPC does not allow guests to bring pets.
Lone Prairie Camp is a Christian co-ed camp and expects campers and staff to wear appropriate clothing. We believe that the following guidelines are in keeping with Biblical instructions of decency, not offending others and striving to help each other be pure and without blame (Luke 17:1, Romans 14:19-21, 1 Corinthians 10:31-33). Campers not following these guidelines will be asked to change clothes.
- Clothing may not display inappropriate language or innuendo
- No underwear, cleavage, midriff or crack visible
- Shorts are to be at an appropriate length, the shortest being mid-thigh. Tight fitting clothes such as spandex, leggings, tights, yoga pants, etc. should not be worn without another piece of clothing that cover to the mid-thigh
- Swimwear must be a modest one-piece for girls & no swim briefs (eg. Speedos) for the boys
Lone Prairie Camp affirms that God has entrusted stewardship of this planet to humankind (Genesis 1:28) and that it is our responsibility to take this task seriously. We have thus undertaken the following towards minimizing our environmental impact and modelling eco-stewardship to our campers and staff:
- Onsite compositing program
- Recycling program for paper, plastics, metals & glass
- Energy-efficient lighting (florescent & sodium-vapour)
We will seek to honour cabin mate requests as follows: Campers must be eligible to be in the same camp and the cabin mates MUST request each other. Lone Prairie Camp will NOT put more than 3 cabin mates in one cabin – except by special request via email for first-time campers. Note that choosing cabin mates is optional and many campers do not make this request. We seek to place similar age groups together.
While registering, you will have the opportunity to indicate cabin mate requests. If you need to make changes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizing cabin groupings requires substantial time and attention to detail. We will honour any requests confirmed over 3 business days prior to the event.
Summer Office Hours
During the summer, the Lone Prairie Camp office is closed between camps (usually Friday 4:15pm until 2pm on Sunday). The office phone is not continually staffed during camps, but phone messages are checked regularly.
Off-Season Office Hours
Sept-June, the Lone Prairie Camp office is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.