About Teen Time

At Teen Time, we are committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment where young people can learn, grow, and have fun! As a registered charitable, non-profit, non-denominational, Christian organization, we focus on promoting physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual development through recreational programming, social interactions, and the teaching of scriptural principles.

Mission

Real people bringing faith, hope and love to youth through relationships and mentorship.

Vision

Teen Time is a club with a purpose. This purpose is to introduce individuals to Jesus Christ, so that they may know Christ as their Lord and Savior. To establish programs that would provide opportunity for Christian growth and discipleship, the programs are that which carries forth the purpose of the organization.

Statement of Faith

At Teen Time, we strive to create an environment where all individuals feel valued and supported, fostering a sense of belonging while promoting the message of Christ. As a non-denominational Christian organization, we strongly believe that ‘where love is felt, the message is heard’.

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Our History

Wally & Rosie Sczebel founded Teen Time in 1964 as a recreational program for youths. What began as a small group of youngsters gathering regularly, grew to a club with its own sports teams, intramural program and annual Easter drama/musical production.

Incorporated as a society and registered as a charitable organization in 1969, Teen Time established its first summer camp in 1967 at Moose Lake, Alberta, and has since expanded to offer more camps including riding camp and paintball camps.

In 1974, the current camp location near Dapp, Alberta, was purchased, enabling Teen Time to host hundreds of youth aged 7 to 17 for summer camps.

Land Acknowledgement

Teen Time of Edmonton acknowledges that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route to the Cree, Saulteaux (So-toe), Blackfoot, Métis,Dene (De-nay) and Nakota Sioux (Sue). We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

Summer By The Numbers

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28,000+

Hours Worked

By Our Amazing Staff

600+

Campers

Enjoy Our Ranch

14,000+

Meals Served

In Our Dining Hall

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Teen Time Ranch

Our ranch is situated on the picturesque shores of a semi-private lake, surrounded by 350 acres of beautiful natural landscapes. It boasts a charming two-story lodge facility and cozy summer cabins, making it an ideal location for a serene getaway.

The property also boasts:

  • Outdoor Amphitheatre

  • Indoor & Outdoor Riding Arena & Barn

  • Sandy Beach on a Clean Lake

  • Chapel

  • Indoor Amphitheatre

  • Paintball Course

Check Out Our Facilities
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Our Year Round Team

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Josh Arcand

Executive Director

Josh (Pookie) has been a part of the Teen Time community since 2008, and after discovering his passion for working with youth, pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Theology with a Major in Youth Ministry. Serving as the executive director since 2017, he cherishes the opportunity to connect with and mentor the young people involved with Teen Time.

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Andrew Sparky

Camp Facilitator

More than 30 years ago, Sparky became a youth camper at Teen Time and has been a devoted member ever since. He now takes on multiple roles including capturing camp memories through his camera lens, providing first aid care, and being a compassionate support system for campers with special needs.