• Welcome to CHANGE Adventure Camp

    Experience outdoor play, activities for children and families that focus on interaction with nature and the development of new knowledge and skills
    • Discover Adventure

      Adventure starts outside your door, without a device, or phone, or game console just pure nature.

    • Family Fun

      At Adventure Camp Families will be able to play, cook, and explore nature together.

    • Knowledge and Skills

      Hiking, Exploring Nature, Cooking Classes and Lunch preparation, Relay Races, Trivia Games, Obstacle Courses, Fort Building, Yoga, Geocache

  • Adventure Camp TV

    Global Edmonton & The CHANGE Adventure Camp have partnered to create the “Adventure Camp” TV show.

    Filming is Currently Underway – May to July 2017

    Check Dr Doug’s Interview on Global and Watch a Sneak Peek of the Show

    Thank-you to the Children selected to be ‘Adventure Camp Kids’ and their Parents.

    If you have questions or ideas for the Adventure Camp TV please send them to  changeadventurecamp@gmail.com

  • Submit Your Adventure Ideas

  • Pledge your Support

  • Our Camps

  • We provide Class Field Trips, Summer Camp, and Family Adventures

  • Summer Camps

    Week-long nature experience which focuses on discovery, exploration and health.

    Main Activities include: Search and Explore, Survival 101, Cooking skill development, Edible Plants, Fishing?, Chef contests, Obstacle Course, Fort building, Nature Time, Guided Walks, Common Birds and Plants, Explore the Edible Forest, Camping 101, Water Safety and Kayaking/Canoeing, Gardening, Camp Fires, Parcour, Relay Races, Nature Yoga, Sleep Under the Stars, Geocaching

    During the Summer of 2017, we will be holding 8 weeks of Sponsored camp in 4 locations across Edmonton

    July 4-7, 2017 – McDougall School

    July 10-14, 2017 – McDougall School  

    July 17-21, 2017 – Lion’s Log Cabin in Spruce Grove

    July 24-28, 2017 – Lion’s Log Cabin in Spruce Grove

    July 31 – Aug 4, 2017 – Rundle Park in Edmonton

    August 8-11, 2017 – Rundle Park in Edmonton

    August 14-18, 2017 – University Botanical Gardens

    August 21-25, 2017 – University Botanical Gardens

    In addition, we will be hosting camp at Prairie Gardens and at the University of Alberta.

    • Ages:
      9-12
    • Times:
      Monday to Friday 9 AM to 3 PM
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  • Weekend Family Camps

    How can I get my kids to put down their electronics, come out of their rooms and have fun outside? CHANGE Adventure camp is a good start. Reconnect, Revive, Restore! Reconnect your family with nature, Revive your relationships and Restore healthy living as a family. The weekend family camp blends family activities with healthy living.

    Main Activities include: Search and Explore, Survival 101, Cooking skill development, Edible Plants, Fishing, Chef contests, Obstacle Course, Fort building, Nature Time, Guided Walks, Common Birds and Plants, Explore the Edible Forest, Camping 101, Water Safety and Kayaking/Canoeing, Gardening, Camp Fires, Parcour, Relay Races, Nature Yoga, Sleep Under the Stars, Geocaching

    We are excited to be working with the Central McDougall Community to develop the family camp model for their community!

    • Times:
      Starting Fall 2017 - One Evening per Month - Dates Coming Soon
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  • Field Trips

    Experience play outdoors and activities for children that focus on interaction with nature and food, having fun and promoting good nutritional habits.

    Main Activities: Hiking, Exploring Nature, Cooking Classes and Lunch preparation, Relay Races, Trivia Games, Obstacle Courses, Fort Building, Yoga, Geocache

    • Grades:
      4-7
    • Times:
      Weekdays from 9 AM – 2 PM
      Overnight field trip 9 AM – 2 PM next day
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  • Would You Like to Send a Child to Camp?

  • Meet Our Leaders

    • Serena Humphries
      Research Associate

      Serena is a Research Associate in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. Serena is a health services and policy researcher with diverse methodological training in health research methods, including program evaluation, qualitative and quantitative research methods.

       

    • Doug Klein
      Family Physician

      Dr. Doug Klein is family physician and researcher with the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta in Canada. Dr. Klein co-founded Edmonton’s MOVE program. He has strong connections to primary care physicians in Alberta. Passionate about health promotion and the benefits of nature, he can often be found outdoors with his wife and three children.

    • Matt Kallio
      Exercise specialist

      Matt is a Fitness Enthusiast and Basketball Fanatic.  Professionally, Matt is an Exercise specialist working as a manager at the Edmonton Oliver PCN. He Co-founded the MOVE Program in Edmonton and was previously an instructor at McEwan University.

    • Lorian Taylor
      Dietitian

      Lorian is a dietitian and researcher who is currently working at the University of Alberta. Lorian’s research focuses on finding ways to help individuals eat healthier, and be more active. She conducted and published some of the first studies examining healthy eating and physical activity behaviors of individuals at high risk for diabetes (prediabetes). As a child and teen, Lorian spent many summers at camp and is very familiar with the lasting impressions and impact camp can have!

    • Darren Nichols
      Emergency Physician

      Dr Nichols is a Family Medicine Emergency physician. He is previous ultramarathoner and passionate about healthy families and communities.  He interested in socially accountable medical education and health care. 

    • Felicia Ochs
      Wellness Coordinator

      Felicia Ochs is the Wellness Coordinator for Parkland School Division #70 in Stony Plain, Alberta.  She received a Master’s degree in Education in 2006, is a Sivananda certified yoga instructor, and spends most of her free time swimming, running, or having dance parties in the living room with her three young daughters.

  • Some of our Special Partners

  • About Metabolic Syndrome Canada

    Metabolic Syndrome Canada is one of the major partners behind CHANGE Adventure Camp

    To improve the long term health of Canadians through effective diet and exercise lifestyle intervention.

    The CHANGE Program, Canadian Health Advanced by Nutrition and Graded Exercise, will become a model of care for the reversal of metabolic syndrome, resulting in cost-effective, lifestyle intervention based prevention and treatment of chronic diseases across Canada.

    Founded in 2011, Metabolic Syndrome Canada is a not-for-profit organization of leading health experts, focused on the prevention and reversal of metabolic syndrome through evidence-based, diet and exercise programs. Metabolic Syndrome Canada is committed to having the evidence-based CHANGE Program adopted by primary care health teams across Canada by working with government, industry and supporters to effectively improve the health of Canadians.
    Website: www.metabolicsyndromecanada.ca

    • When you realize that your health and well-being can be affected by your food choices, the connection is extremely powerful.

      Gail Hall, Food Writer, Educator and Owner of Seasoned Solutions
    • We are seeing a whole generation who do not know how to cook, eat properly, or be active. 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 life-long.

      Dr Doug Klein, Family Physician
    • Mommy, I love nature, we must be kind to her.

      Stellan Greenwood, Age 5
  • Contact Us

    Contact us to donate, be involved or just get more information. We are currently planning Family Adventures in 2017, and Summer Camps for 2017. Field trip will be coming in the Fall of 2017.