Camps


Camp Ministry in the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton has a rich history. Many young people have discovered lasting friendships along with profound experience of the Catholic faith at one of our camps. We’re so excited that in 2022, a team of youth and camp ministry veterans are volunteering to offer youth an experience of camp ministry this summer at beautiful Camp Oselia on Wabamun Lake. We’re preparing three weeks jam-packed with epic games, sports, swimming, laughter, great food, learning about the faith, and prayer… all done while spending time in the beauty of God’s creation. Join us for:

  • Savio Week (youth entering grades 10-12 in September) Monday, July 25-Friday, July 29, 2022
  • Encounter Week (youth entering grades 4-6 in September) Monday, August 1 – Friday, August 5, 2022
  • Our Lady of Victory Week (youth entering grades 7-9 in September) Monday, August 22-Friday, August 26, 2022

Camp Oselia is located on the North shore of Wabamun Lake – you simply head west out of Edmonton Highway 16, turn south on Range Road 53, and you’re there. Grade 10-12 students may also volunteer as a junior counselor for one of the other weeks in the summer. The cost for a week of camp this year is $295 per camper per week, payable by cheque or by e-transfer.

Download the Information Brochure

REGISTRATION FORM: https://forms.gle/hyCEH9ohKX8dtZzd9

Do you have any other questions? Contact Mike Landry, camps coordinator at camps@caedm.ca. You can also leave a message for Mike at the St. Charles Parish office by calling 780-456-5399.


The Archdiocese of Edmonton own two camps: Camp Encounter, which is located an hour northwest of Edmonton and Our Lady of Victory Camp, located an hour northwest of Red Deer.

A consultation on the future of both camps began in 2018, leading to the creation of a business plan to redevelop the camps in the fall of 2019.

The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic interrupted the implementation of this plan and the work that needed to be done on both sites.

Although we are unable to reopen our own camps in 2022, we are excited to offer a modified camp program at Camp Oselia this July & August, with an eye to returning to our own facilities soon.

There are two ways you can help us Revamp the Camps:

Please pray and keep the faith!  We are trusting in the Lord to help us with our camp program!


Camp Encounter, Lac La Nonne, AB

Camp Encounter is a Catholic-Christian year-round camp located one hour northwest of Edmonton. It is situated on 100 acres of beautiful lakeshore and forest terrain. Rich in history, adventure, and education, we offer year-round programs including a residential summer camp, school programs, and weekend facility rentals.

http://www.campencounter.com


Our Lady of Victory Camp, Gull Lake, AB

OLVC, located northwest of Red Deer, offers week-long summer camps for youth run by young adults. Facilities include cabins equipped with bunk beds, serviced washrooms including showers, a chapel, a kitchen and complete dining facilities, and a large meeting hall. OLVC can accommodate up to 160 people and is available for rentals year-round.

http://www.olvc.ab.ca