Sea to Sky Guide Camp 2020

Event Date: July 12 - July 19, 2020    |    Event Time: Arrive 3:00 p.m;  depart 1:00 p.m

Event Location: Camp Vanier/Camp Cooinda, Cold Lake Alberta

Sea to Sky Alberta Council Guide Camp


When?  July 12-19, 2020

Who?    Open to girls registered in Guides in the 2019/2020 year from Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Yukon. Girls should have completed at least one year in Guides and birth date range should be 2008-2010.  Girls should be comfortable to be away from home and able to live in a tent for one week.

Where?               Cold Lake, AB


Canoeing, Crafts, Wilderness STEM, Airplanes and more! Guides will spend two half days working on their canoeing skills, participate in aviation-themed STEM activities, enjoy paddleboarding, kayaking, being a real mermaid, as well as a variety of land based classic camp activities to choose from. The last day of camp will be spent at the Cold Lake Air Show where we will get to see some incredible aircraft in action!


Lifesaving Program Option: Sea to Sky Campers will have the option to partake in the Canadian Swim Patrol (Rookie, Ranger, Star) or Bronze Star Lifesaving qualifications as part of their daily camp programming. Please see for more information on these programs. (limited to 10 campers total for both programs, so register early if you are interested!).   Girls will spend the mornings doing the course, and afternoons canoeing, at waterfront, or other programming options.


Prerequisite:  All girls must have a completed boat test entered into IMIS prior to camp start.

For the Lifesaving program Option, camper must have achieved a minimum of Swim Kids 7, or be able to swim 50 m continuously for these options.


Registration closes April 29 @ 4:30 PM.  Registration is on a first come first serve basis. 


Cost:      $250 + GST (+$50+GST for Swim Patrol, +$125+GST for Bronze Star), transportation for busing will also be in addition to the camp fees ($85+GST). (Cost is being subsidized by Alberta council; Actual camp cost = $470/person)

Note: Northern transportation assistance is available to youth from the Northwest Territories and Yukon to attend an Alberta Council sponsored event / camp.


Rangers who are 16+ are welcome to attend to assist at the waterfront (minimum qualification Bronze Cross) or as general supervision.


Adults will have their transportation and camp costs covered.


Want more information or want to join the fun as an adult supervisor?  Contact Tonya at [email protected]

More information on Canadian Swim Patrol

Rookie Patrol

Swimmers continue stroke development with 50 m swims of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Lifesaving sport skills include a 25 m obstacle swim and 15 m object carry. First aid focuses on assessment of conscious victims, contacting EMS, and treatment for bleeding. Fitness improves in 350 m workouts and 100 m timed swims.  

Ranger Patrol

Ranger Patrol features development of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke over 75 m each, a 100 m lifesaving medley and timed 200 m swims.

Star Patrol

Star Patrol demands good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment. Participants develop lifesaving and first aid skills; further refine front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke over 100 m each; and complete 600 m workouts and 300 m timed swims.

Bronze Star

Bronze Star (10-12 hr.): excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills individually and in partners. Candidates learn CPR and develop the lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifeguard. Includes a timed 400 m swim.

*note that campers who chose Lifesaving program options will be at the waterfront for 5 half days, and will also get their 2 half days canoeing*


Sorry, registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact Tonya Wolfe at or [email protected] for more information.