Welcome to our parent's guide, a comprehensive resource designed to help you and your child get the most out of our summer camp program. From packing lists to health and safety, our guide provides everything you need to know to ensure a fun, safe, and successful summer camp experience.
We also have more information about camps schedules, activities, and food on our Camp Life page.
Getting To & From Camp
10:30am to 11:00am
Our drop off process goes as such:
- Campers are required to be signed in by an adult.
- Camper will be introduced to their cabin leader and cabin mates.
- Move into your cabin, unpack, and get comfortable.
- Once settled in, campers are encouraged to explore the rest of the ranch.
Parents are welcome to stay until just before lunch.
If you’ll be arriving late we ask that you contact the office so that we can inform the camp.
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Meet your camper in the parking lot, collect their luggage, and sign them out.
Although it may be bittersweet, it's time for them to say goodbye to the wonderful friends and leaders they've made during their stay. Please drive safely.
Remember to check the lost & found before leaving camp.
If you’ll need to pick up your child early please contact the office and let them know so they can inform the camp.
We are located on the shores of a semi-private lake, 1.5 hours North of Edmonton.
Detailed directions are available below to ensure a smooth trip.
Packing For Camp
What To Pack
Please mark all your child's belongings with their name or other special marking so your child and staff can make sure all their items go home with them!
- Enough Clothes for Duration of Camp
- Extra Change of Clothes on top of the basics
- Good Outfit for Formal Dress Up Supper
- Clothes to Get Dirty In or Play Paintball In
- Warm Jacket/Sweater
- Raincoat & Pants or Rain Poncho
- Rubber Boots
- Running Shoes
- Boots with Heel for Riding (e.g. Rubber Boots, Hiking Boots)
- Swimsuit & Towel for Swimming
- Hat & Sunglasses
- Sunscreen & SPF Chapstick
- Bug Repellant
- Reusable Water Bottle
- Prescription Medications
- Toiletries in a bag to carry it in
- Warm Sleeping Bag or Bedding (Sheets & Blanket)
- Bag of Cookies for Night Snack
- Money For Canteen
What Not To Pack
We ask that when you are packing for camp you leave the following items at home:
- Tablets, Laptops, Stereos, Handheld Gaming Devices or Portable Speakers
- Cell Phones
- Non-prescription drugs (Advil, Tylenol, etc.)*
- Alcohol & Drugs including cannabis
- Cigarettes, Vapes & E-Cigarettes
- Expensive personal items (e.g. Jewelry)Expensive clothing (e.g. $100 jeans)
*Due to safety concerns non-prescription drugs can not be sent to camp with your child. In the case of any minor illness non-prescription medication such as Tylenol, Cough & Cold, Antihistamines, Upset Stomach etc. will be readily available and provided by the first aid attendant. Please mark and sign your kids forms indicating which medications, if needed, can be given.
Teen Time of Edmonton is not responsible for loss, damage or theft. If you bring an item that needs safe keeping please speak to your cabin leader to have the item locked up.
Your child is welcome to bring their own paintball equipment, fishing rods/tackle, ball or even favorite board game to enjoy.
Please note that Teen Time of Edmonton is not responsible for any breakdowns, damage, theft or loss of any equipment they bring out. We will lock up any equipment they bring out for safe keeping. Paintball equipment etc. will be inspected to meet our safety standards.
Lost & Found
Please remember to check the lost & found during pick up.
If you get home and happen to notice that you are missing an item please contact Sparky at firstname.lastname@example.org
All lost items will be kept at camp for 2 week from the completion of each camp. Items not claimed or inquired about within the 2 week period will be donated to a local charity.
For sanitary reasons the following items will not be in lost & found.
- Bathing Suits & Swim Trunks
- Personal Hygiene Items & Toiletries
There are full bathroom facilities for boys and girls with flushing toilets, sinks and showers.
Please note that showers are not available at all times of the day, for example during meal times.
Visit our facilities page to learn more about what Teen Time Ranch offers.
When assigning cabins, campers are grouped by age and gender.
If you are looking for your camper to be grouped with a friend or sibling, please fill out the roommate request section on your registration form. Our goal is to accommodate all requested pairings.
Our canteen offers a variety of snacks and drinks such as chocolate bars, chips, and drinks priced at $1-2. Additionally, we have Teen Time branded items available for purchase, including T-shirts and Camp Photo USBs for $15 each.
If you would like to purchase items at our canteen we recommend you bring cash along.
The money will be held in the safe during the week to prevent loss or theft, cash remaining will be returned on the last day of camp.
Photo Memory USB
Capture your summer camp memories with our USB sticks featuring photos taken by Sparky.
Available for purchase at the canteen or sign out desk at the end of each camp for $15 during the following camps:
- Ranch Camp 1, 2 & 3
- Blitz Camp 1 & 2
- Super Camp
- Riding School
- Paintball 2
Contact Sparky if you’re looking for past summer photos (2002-2023).
Health & Safety
First Aid & Medication
During the summer, we have a designated medical personnel on site at all times. This person as well as all our staff are trained in First Aid, CPR & AED.
Please note that the nearest hospital is 30 minutes away in Westlock.
Any medications a camper requires will be administered by the first aid attendant. All medications will be logged and securely stored in first aid to be administered at the correct times throughout the camp’s duration.
All medications must state the campers name as well as dosage and time information. Send all medications in original containers, bubble packs, weekly pill organizers or another method that clearly labels medications. Note if medication needs to be refrigerated and make certain you have sent along enough medication for the duration of camp.
If your child requires an inhaler or epi-pen if possible please send 2 so one can be kept with your child’s cabin leader and one stored in first aid.
Allergies & Sensitivites
Food Allergies & Sensitivities
At Teen Time, we recognize that food allergies and sensitivities are a valid concern, and our staff are equipped to cater to most dietary needs including vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, etc. We kindly ask that all campers include any food restrictions on their registration medical forms.
Teen Time is Not A Peanut Free Camp
Although we do not cook with peanut products we can not guarantee a peanut free environment. A selection of peanut free items are available at the canteen. We ask that parents do not send their child with any snacks that include nuts.
Animal & Environmental Allergies
At our ranch we have horses, cats & dogs. If your child has mild to moderate animal or environmental allergies. Please send your child’s allergy medication along.
If your child has severe to life threatening allergies please be aware that Teen Time is a 30 minute drive to the closest hospital.
Safety At Camp
During some activities safety equipment is available and/or required, including but not limited to swimming, horseback riding, canoeing and paintball.
Please mark down your child’s swimming ability on the registration form.
Teen Time Accreditation
We are a long standing accredited member of the Alberta Camping Association.
All Are Welcome
We strive at camp to provide a wonderful, fun & safe environment for kids of all abilities. If your child has special needs* please let us know in detail on the camper medical information forms. You can also include a child informational letter so staff have an understanding on what works best for your child to have the best experience possible. Remember to send along all medication, medical needs or comfort items for your child.
If required we can also arrange for the occasional phone call home if that would help your child. We understand sometimes an electronic device helps your child be more comfortable. Please remember to send along a charger if you are sending a device with your child. Teen Time of Edmonton is not responsible for theft, loss or damages.
*We welcome anyone with special needs including but not limited to: Physical – Developmental – Behavioral/Emotional – Sensory Processing
If you have any further concerns regarding your child or wondering if camp is the right place for your child please do not hesitate to contact us.
Discover What Others Say!
Teen Time is really fun, and if you go there, you will make friends and have lots of fun.
It was fun, you should go!
It was really fun. The staff are amazing, the food is great.
If you haven't been, well, you are missing out on an amazing time! So many new friends to make! Counselors are the best! Teen Time rocks my summer! I have been 4 years and now plan on taking the BLAST program in April 2024 to be an assistant!! It is a rewarding experience for sure!!
My absolute highlight was cabin leading... My cabin was absolutely angels... I love all the blasters.
My daughter loves this camp! This was her second time there, and she just loves it so much. When I picked her up, she wanted me to see if there was any room in the other ones this year, so next year, we will be registering for two sessions.
Once we arrived at the ranch, things were set up and ready. We felt instantly welcome. I appreciated the opportunity to meet his group leaders and see the cabin he would be staying in. But the best indicator of how wonderful the camp was happened when we came to pick Hayden up - he wished he could stay at camp longer. Thank you Teen Time!
Loved the camp experience! Lots of fun activities, great counselors and staff!
Teen Time is awesome!
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Can I volunteer while my child is at camp?
We welcome any parent who would like to volunteer for camp while their child is attending. Please keep in mind that sometimes it can be a distraction for your child if you are present.
Can I contact or visit my child during camp?
Yes, you can contact your child at any time. We prefer to keep phone calls to important issues and emergency basis only as we have found phone calls home can increase homesickness and can seem unfair for children whose parents do not call.
In order to maintain the security of all people at camp we ask that parents not show up at camp unannounced outside of pick up and drop off hours. If you need to visit your child please contact the office so we can schedule a time.
My child wets the bed, can they attend?
We respect that children develop at different rates, and understand that accidents happen. If your child experiences bedwetting or daytime accidents, please pack their preferred method of containment, such as pull-ups, goodnites, or diapers, and ensure that all medications, if required, are properly labeled.
This information will remain confidential. Please indicate on your registration form if your child experiences bedwetting. In the event of an accident, we will wash your child's clothes, PJs, and bedding.
Do you have laundry services my child can use?
Regular laundry services are not provided. Please provide enough clothes for the camps duration plus an extra set. If your child has a bathroom related accident those clothes will be washed.
Is there transportation?
Currently, we are unable to provide transportation to the camp due to various constraints. However, personally bringing your child to the camp can ensure a positive start to their experience and help both you and your child feel comfortable as you discover the ranch together.