Frequently Asked Questions

Why doesn't my password work?

We launched a new registration system in 2017 and have received lots of positive feedback thus far.  However, this is a new system and you will therefore need to create a new account.

Please note that our system will lock out your IP address after several failed login attempts. If this happens, please wait an hour and the lock should be removed automatically.

What qualifications do your staff have?

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.

How does LPC accommodate food allergies?

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.

How does LPC accommodate medications & medical conditions?

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.

What is LPC's Drug & Alcohol Policy?

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.

Does LPC allow personal pets?

Because we are unable to screen the temperament and medical histories, LPC does not allow guests to bring pets.

Does LPC have a dress code?

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

How does LPC implement eco-stewardship?

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)

Is your registration system secure?

LonePrairieCamp.com uses an HTTPS connection to secure information you submit through our website and access to submitted entries is restricted to staff who require such access.  Your payment information is handled by well established third-party companies (currently Stripe & PayPal).

How do I manage Cabin Mate requests?

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 registrar@loneprairiecamp.com

Organizing cabin groupings requires substantial time and attention to detail. We will honour any requests confirmed over 3 business days prior to the event.

What are Lone Prairie Camp’s office hours?

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.

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