• 3rd Annual Healthy Steps for CHANGE

    On October 6, 2018

    Join us for the

    1 Million Stair Challenge

     

    All funds raised support

    Alberta Families

    to Build Life Skills at

    CHANGE Adventure Camp

     

    Register as an individual or a team!

    Chance to Win Great Prizes

     

  • Support Healthy Steps for CHANGE

  • 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

  • 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, Gardening, Camp Fires, Parcour, Relay Races, Nature Yoga, Geocaching

    In 2018, Summer will be offering summer camps at:

    McDougall School – July 3rd – July 6th
    Science/Adventure Camp – Registration thru the University of Alberta. – July 9th to July 13th
    Lion’s log Cabin, Spruce Grove – July 16 to July 20
    Lion’s log Cabin, Spruce Grove – July 23 to July 27
    Lion’s log Cabin, Spruce Grove – July 30 to August 3
    Lion’s log Cabin, Spruce Grove – August 7 to August 10
    St. Bernadette Catholic School – July 30 to August 3
    St. Bernadette Catholic School – August 7 to August 10
    U of A Botanical Gardens – August 13 to August 17
    U of A Botanical Gardens – August 20 to August 24

    NEW THIS YEAR!!

    CHANGE Adventure Camp at Prairie Gardens – Dates Coming Soon

    • Ages:
      9-12
    • Times:
      Monday to Friday 9 AM to 3 PM
  • 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, Chef contests, Obstacle Course, Fort building, Nature Time, Guided Walks, Common Birds and Plants, Explore the Edible Forest, Camping 101, 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!

    In 2018,  Family Camp programs will be offered at Memorial Composite High School in Stony Plain and St. Nicholas for Jr. High (location to be confirmed) in partnership with Edmonton Catholic School Board.  Contact us for more information about these upcoming programs.

    • Times:
      Starting Fall 2017 - One Evening per Month - Dates Coming Soon
  • 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
  • In partnership with

    Global Edmonton/Corus Creative,

    We created Adventure Camp TV

    Highlighting

    Local Children Discovering Local Adventures

    Check out the Trailer

    View the 1st Episode!

  • 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.

  • Thank you to our Sponsors

    • 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.