Mini Camp

Next Mini Camp: Exploring our Roots

When: March 23 7pm to March 25 noon
Where: Beaver Creek Camp
Who: Youth aged 10-18. If you are 8-9, you may attend with a sibling of age, but keep in mind activities and discussions will be aimed at 10+.

We have a very special Mini Camp coming up. In collaboration with Canadian Roots Exchange, we are hosting guest Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth between the ages of 14 and 17 from Saskatoon and the Yukon on Saturday. With them, we will learn about Reconciliation and Indigenous issues through a series of engaging activities led by Sidney Shacter and her Youth Reconciliation Initiative team from Canadian Roots Exchange.

As part of the day’s activities, we will be showing Birth of a Family and Betty Ann Adam will be joining us to talk about the 60’s Scoop. Other activities will include learning about Treaty 6, an art activity to express Reconciliation, and a Métis dance.

Canadian Roots Exchange is a national organization of young Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who believe in a Canada where youth stand in solidarity to promote respect, understanding and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. The exchange programs, workshops, and events encourage Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth to share the history, teachings and daily realities of Indigenous communities in Canada.


CISV Member: $100
CISV Sibling: $60
Non-member: $125
Family Membership: $75

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 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.