• Healthy Steps for Change

  •  

    The 8th Annual 

    Healthy Steps for Change

    On October 7, 2023

     

    Thank You

    To All Participants, Volunteers and Sponsors

     

    Congratulations – Another Successful Year

    Grand Total 1,164,814 Stairs

    Donations – Over $16,000

    Donations Still Accepted

     

    All funds raised help Albertans

    build healthy living skills 

    at Change Adventure Camp!

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    FYI – Grandview Flight is 508 (including up and down)

     

  • Who We Are

    CHANGE Health Alberta is a registered charity committed to equipping kids and families with skills and knowledge for healthy living. Our community-based initiatives include summer day-camps, after-school clubs and evening family programs. Each of our initiatives include health-based meal preparation and physical activity in the context of fun and adventure.
    • Healthy Living Skills

      We believe in building the practical skills for healthy living. Together, we engage in Healthy Meal Preparation, Outdoor Physical Activity, Exploring Nature, Yoga and more.

    • Community

      We believe healthy living is something we need to do together, and we value building connections and community.

    • Discover Adventure

      We believe in the value of adventure – getting away from our devices and rediscovering a sense of wonder in engaging outdoors in nature.

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    Summer Camp

  • CHANGE Adventure Camp is a week-long day camp designed to equip youth with skills for healthy living in the context of fun and adventure. We will be providing the program for children ages 6-12. Camp begins at 9am (drop off is 8:30-9:00am) and ends at 4pm (pickup time is 4:00 – 4:30 pm).

    We have been fortunate enough to partner with the several community sites in Edmonton and Parkland County, who are allowing us to use their buildings as a “hub” for our CHANGE Adventure Camp. These partnerships will allow us to offer in-person camp activities with access to washrooms and an indoor space if the weather is not cooperating.

  • Camp Details & Locations

  • Parkland County Camps

    Day camp programs running from 9am-4pm daily at the location and dates listed below. Cost is $100 for five-day camps and $80 for four-day camps. Each day will be made up of fun activities focused on camp games, physical literacy and building social connections amongst the campers.

    July 3-7
    Duffield Community Hall
    Golden Spike Community Hall

    July 10-14
    Parkland Village Community Centre
    Graminia Community League

    July 17-21
    Holborn Community Hall
    Wabamun Jubilee Hall

    July 24-28
    Sandhills Community League

    July 31-August 3

    Clymont Community League

    July 31-August 4
    Westland Park Community League

    August 7-10
    Muir Lake Community League

    August 7-11
    Tomahawk Agra Centre

    August 14-18
    Parkland Village Community Centre

  • Remuda Horsemanship Camps

    Saddle up with Change Health and Remuda Horsemanship as we partner up to offer the best camp on four legs. Whether you are a beginner looking to get to know horses safely, or an experienced rider hoping to log some serious horse time this summer, we have a camp for you. 

    Camps will focus on learning communication, connection and trust as we work with the horses both on the ground and in the saddle. From grooming and saddling, to riding in the arena and out on the trail, throwing in some hilarious dad jokes and some fun competition, we will do our best to cover all things horsey. Bring a lunch, close toed shoes and a riding helmet if you have one, and saddle up with us for a couple days of fun.

     Camp begins at 9am (drop off is 8:30-9:00am) and ends at 4pm (pickup time is 4:00-4:30 pm). Camp cost is $200.

    Ages 7-10 years old
    July 3-4
    July 19-20

    Ages 11-15 years old
    July 17-18
    August 3-4

     

    Edmonton Area Camps

    Day camp programs running from 9am-4pm daily at the location and dates listed below. Cost is $100 for five-day camps. Each day will be made up of fun activities focused on camp games, physical literacy and building social connections amongst the campers.

    July 24-28 & July 31-August 4
    Parkdale Cromdale Community League

     

  • Register now by clicking the button below.

    (You may need to create a CampBrain account to complete registration.)

  • Safety & Staffing

    All Change Adventure Summer Camp staff are chosen because they genuinely want to have a positive impact on the lives of our campers. They are individuals who are kind, caring,
    compassionate and exemplify the values of Change Health Alberta.

    All of our staff undergo a thorough selection process including interviews, reference checks, and criminal reference checks. Our staff receive a thorough staff training including emergency
    procedures and how to ensure the safety of every camper. Most of our staff are postsecondary students and have experience in camping.

    Each location will have at least one staff who is certified in standard first aid and CPR-C and will have a comprehensive first aid kit to manage any injuries that arise.

  • In partnership with Global Edmonton/Corus Creative to showcase our Adventure Camp, check out the trailer or view our full-length episode!

  • Would You Like to Send a Child to Camp?

  • After-School Clubs

  • Change Adventure Club

    In partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area, we have been able to offer an after-school club.

    The Clubs go on adventures to various locations in the community. We focus on facilitating fun, healthy-meal preparation, interaction with nature, and physical activity.

    Main Activities include: Hiking, Exploring Nature, Cooking Classes, Relay Races, Obstacle Courses, Fort Building, and Yoga.

    • Grades:
      4-7
    • McDougall
      Thursdays until 5 pm
    • Delton
      Thursdays until 5pm
    • St Alphonsus
      Thursdays until 5pm
  • We currently offer Adventure Clubs at three locations in Edmonton.
    Please contact us if your child would like to get involved at one of these locations.

  • 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!

  • 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.

    • 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 a Treaty 6 settler living in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada. She is an educator who began teaching high school in Okinawa, Japan in 2002. This experience bridged her passion for public education reform, social justice and community development. Felicia is currently with Achieve Community Together and CHANGE Health Alberta, which focus on the Comprehensive School Health model and community engagement. 

  • 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 if you are interested in getting involved, partnering with us, or would like more information.