Mini Camp

Welcome, Bienvenue, Tawâw!

CISV Saskatoon will be hosting our first mini-camp of the year based on the theme, “Welcome!” What does “welcome” mean to you? What makes a welcoming community? How can we become more welcoming in our day-to-day lives? Whether you are new to CISV, or you’ve been involved for many years, we would like to welcome you to our mini-camp! Here are the details:

Who: Youth aged 10 and up.

What: A weekend camp in beautiful Beaver Creek. Expect exciting indoor and outdoor activities and awesome youth-led discussion!

When: November 23-25. Drop-off at 7 pm on Friday and pick-up at 12 pm on Sunday.

Where: Salvation Army Beaver Creek Camp, 15 km south of Saskatoon and east of highway 219.

$100 CISV Member
$60 CISV Member Sibling
$125 Non-Member **
No charge for adult supervisors

** CISV membership is $75 per family (or $25 per individual) per year. If you don’t have a 2018 membership, you can purchase a 2019 membership now and get the member rate for this Mini Camp.

We are also looking for adult volunteers (aged 21+ with a criminal record check) and kitchen volunteers. Please contact us if you are available to help out!

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.