Home on the Range Overnight Camp
Program runs Monday through Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Calling all ranch hands! Immerse yourself in the lifestyles and activities of settlers and ranchers at the turn-of-the-century as you spend the week at Heritage Park. Each day, you may be called to help with chores at the ranch, learn to become a teamster or apprentice in a trade. Once the work is done, you might listen to traditional Blackfoot stories inside of a tipi, perform a play in the Canmore Opera House, or take part in a barn dance.
At night, your bunk house will be in the restored Burns' Barn, home of the Repsol Heritage Education Centre. Although providing a rustic feel, the barn includes modern facilities, heating and washrooms. Hearty meals and snacks are provided.
Home on the Range is a chance for campers to gain an appreciation of the past, and of the present, as they leave technology behind, slow down and enjoy the simple activities and pleasures of days gone by.
- Explore the Park
- Cook bannock in a First Nations Encampment
- Take part in a drama production
- Sing songs around a campfire
- Attend an authentic barn dance with live fiddle music
- Sleep in the Burns Barn bunkhouse, home of the Repsol Heritage Education Centre
The Home on the Range overnight camp has a feeof $535.00 +GST.
How to Register
Registration information will be available in January 2019.
Participants will be loaned historically appropriate costumes. Additional information will be forwarded once registration is confirmed. $50 will be charged if the loaned costume is not returned in good condition on the final day.
Footwear is the responsibility of the parent or guardian. If available, preferred footwear for boys and girls includes lace-up leather shoes or boots in brown or black leather, or a plain leather slip-on shoe. No sandals, sneakers or flip-flops please.
Food will be provided for the Home on the Range overnight immersion program and is included in your fees. Your child’s dietary information will be collected once registration confirmation has been made.
For the safety of your child, we ask that you please advise Heritage Park of any medical conditions your child may have at the time of registration. This includes allergies to dust, dander, animals, etc., as participants may be taking a horse-drawn wagon ride and will be exposed to animals.
An informed consent form will be included in your registration package. This must be completed, signed and returned to Heritage Park a minimum of two weeks before camp starts.
Withdrawals and transfers
A $100 administration fee will be retained, for any camper who withdraws three weeks or less before the start of their camp program. Transfers are permitted up to one week before the start of camp, and are subject to availability. No refunds or transfers will be permitted once the camp has begun. Heritage Park requires a minimum of seven participants per camp. In the event that a camp does not fill to minimum requirements, Heritage Park reserves the right to cancel the camp. In such cases, fees will be refunded in full to the camp registrants.
Thank you for your interest in our Heritage Park Summer Camps. If your preferred camp date is unavailable, please contact us by phone at 403.268.8618 or by email to be added to our waitlist.