Mini Camp

Next Minicamp: May 24-26 in Cypress Hills

You won’t need caffeine from your tea to get pumped for this minicamp! May minicamp will be hosted in beautiful Cypress Hills, and if that isn’t exciting enough CISV Calgary will be joining us! That’s right, our bi-annual Cowgatoon (Saskatoon and Calgary) regional minicamp is back! This is great opportunity to make friends outside our chapter and grow your connection to CISV Canada. Our theme is “What’s the tea?” which is slang for what’s the gossip? We chose this theme as we will be getting to know the Calgary Junior Branchers and it is the year of Conflict Resolution in CISV. So come out for a funfilled weekend of games, educational activities and plen-tea of tea puns.

Who: Youth aged 10 and up.
What: A weekend camp in beautiful Cypress Hills. Expect exciting indoor and outdoor activities, awesome youth-led discussion!
When: We will be organizing rides to Cypress Hills as it is a bit further from home than our typical minicamp. Drop off will be at 2:30pm on Friday May 24 at the Co-op on Betts Ave.
Where: Camp Shagabec (Maple Creek No. 111, SK S0N 1N0), Cypress Hills

$110 CISV Member
$70 CISV Member Sibling
$135 Non-Member **
No charge for adult supervisors

** CISV Membership is $75 per family (or $25 per individual) per year.

What is a Mini Camp?

Mini Camps are local weekend camps for children and youth aged 8+ who are interested in building friendships in a fun and caring environment, and learning how to make a difference in their communities and the world. These camps are a great introduction to CISV and an amazing way to spend a weekend.

What do you do at a Mini Camp?

Participants explore one or several of CISV’s educational themes: diversity, human rights, conflict and resolution, and sustainable development. Indoor and outdoor activities are a mixture of games, sports, art, drama, music, nature activities, guest speakers, discussions, and team building activities. Mini Camps are run by adult leaders, but in line with CISV’s ‘learning by doing’ approach, activities at Mini Camp are often planned and lead by youth from CISV Saskatoon’s Junior Board.

Where are Mini Camps?

Most are at Salvation Army Beaver Creek Camp but the May one is often held in Cypress Hills. The Salvation Army Beaver Creek Camp (also known as Brightwater) is located 15km south of Saskatoon, just east of highway 219. Drive past the Beaver Creek Conservation Area and look for a sign on the left hand side. It has separate boys and girls cabins, fully winterized, each with clean, comfortable sleeping facilities and washrooms. There is a fully equipped kitchen, large dining room and auditorium. Showers are limited. All of the buildings are smoke free.

What should I bring?

Sleeping bag and pillow (mattresses are supplied)
Weather-appropriate clothing (expect to be outside)
Running shoes
Slippers for indoors
Water bottle
Fruit or cookies to share

Can I volunteer?

Yes! Adult volunteers (21+) are always needed to help facilitate the weekend, from cooking duties and general supervision, to getting involved in the activities and participating. It’s an energizing and rewarding way to spend a weekend. Please note criminal record checks are required for those that wish to stay overnight. Contact us to help out and be part of the fun.

For families unable to meet the registration fees, funds may be available from Creative Kids Saskatchewan.