Camp Info

Learn all about camp and what you'll need before visiting. Including a little bit about us, medical info, required forms, how to get here, financial assistance, what to pack, and all your FAQs answered. 

Faith

Our Mission is to...

ENCOUNTER JESUS, EXPERIENCE TRANSFORMATION, AND ENGAGE OTHERS. Our vision is for people who engage with us to reach into their own community by loving God and loving their neighbours.

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Amenities

With over 300 acres nestled on the banks of the Red Deer River, Salem Acres boasts incredible views. Along with a beautiful location we have a dining hall, 10 cabins, a chapel, a paintball field, an archery range, a climbing wall, a campfire, a soccer field, a volleyball court, a playground, a tuck shop, and much more. 

Medical Info

ALL MEDICATION IS TO BE IN THE ORIGINAL PACKAGING, AND PLACED IN A RE-SEALABLE BAG WITH THIS FORM AND GIVEN TO THE CAMP FIRST-AIDER.

 

Medication of any kind is NOT permitted to stay with a participant while they are at Salem Acres. ALL MEDICATION IS TO BE PICKED UP FROM THE FIRST-AIDER by the participant (or a parent/guardian if the participant is a minor) on the last day of camp.

 

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION: If any prescription medication is taken on a regular or semi-regular basis, the parent/guardian is responsible for ensuring that it is sent in the original prescription packaging in a re-sealable bag.

OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATION: We do not stock over-the-counter medication for minors. Please provide any medications (including Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Antihistamines etc) for the participant that you anticipate they may need while at camp in a re-sealable bag with this form.

If such medical attention is required, every effort will be made to notify the parent/guardian (if the participant(s) is a minor) or another emergency contact person as indicated in the registration form.

Food Allergies: We are able to accommodate most food allergies at camp. When you register or fill out the volunteer form please fill out in detail what food allergies or sensitivities you have.

 

When you arrive please come to the kitchen and introduce yourself to the kitchen staff and confirm that they know your allergies/sensitivities before the start of camp. 

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Required Forms

Even if you've filled out all the information in your registration you will need to fill out the informed consent forms before coming to camp

Getting Here

Salem Acres Bible Camp
21442, Highway 590
near Elnora, AB

We are located on the north side of Highway 590, 70 kilometres east of Highway 2 at Innisfail.

From Calgary: We are about 19kms east of the stop sign at Highway 21 on the left at the top of the Red Deer River hill. If you end up at the river you have gone too far, turn around and take your second right. Travel time is approximately 2 hours.

From Red Deer and Edmonton: We are about 19kms east of the stop sign at Highway 21 on the left at the top of the Red Deer River hill. If you end up at the river you have gone too far, turn around and take your second right. Travel time is 1 hour from Red Deer and 2.5 hours from Edmonton.

From the East of the Red Deer River: take Highway 56 (South from Stettler or North from Drumheller). Turn West onto Highway 590. Cross the river at the McKenzie Crossing and take the second driveway on your right.

From the West of the Red Deer River: Take Highway 21 and turn east onto Highway 590. The driveway will be on your left at the top of the hill going down to the McKenzie Crossing.  If you go down the hill and cross the river, you've gone too far.

Bus

A bus pass for Salem Acres may be purchased when completing your child's registration. Please go to our registration system to register your child and arrange for busing if you need it. Registration "Check-In" will happen at the bus pick-up location, so please ensure that you have downloaded all necessary forms and waivers, and have them with you. PLEASE ARRIVE HALF AN HOUR PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TIME to allow time for "check-in" to help keep us on schedule.

CALGARY LOCATION 

Meeting Place: There is one pickup/dropoff location in Calgary, the Deerfoot Mall/City parking lot by the iFly. 

811 64 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3Z8

Check-in Time on Sundays: 2:30 p.m.

Return from Camp on Friday: 5:30 p.m.

Round Trip Fee: $40.00 per camper

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Financial Assistance

Don't Let Price Hold You Back!

 

At Salem Acres, we believe that every kid should have the opportunity to come to camp. That's why we are always looking for ways to help families come to camp by offering payment plans, early-bird discounts, family discounts, bring a friend bonus, being a new camper bonus, and camper subsidies.

Camper subsidies impact 67+ kids every summer

Our subsidy fund is completely funded by donations given to Salem Acres by those who have enjoyed their time at Camp and want to share the experience with others. We want to use our funds to help as many children come to Camp as possible. We want to help you with the amount it would take to get a child to Camp. The more you are able to pay, the better! The intent of our subsidy fund is to help those with financial needs.

What to Bring

Please bring the following items and ensure they are all labelled with the camper's name:

 

  • Clothing for warm days and cool nights, including long pants for evenings around the campfire

  • 1 complete change of clothes that can get wet & dirty during games

  • Bible

  • Jacket

  • Hat

  • Rain gear

  • Water bottle

  • Swimsuit/towel

  • Shower towel, toothbrush, and other personal toiletries

  • Sunscreen and insect repellent

  • Proper footwear for hiking and sports

  • Shoes to wear in the river (must be a pair that cannot fall off i.e. runners)

  • Sleeping bag and pillow

  • Notebook and pen

  • Medications (ex: Epipen, etc. Please see our Medical Info section above for more details)

  • Clothing for theme nights (email will be sent with more info)

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Optional Items:

  • Life jacket (Salem Acres provides life jackets for all campers who need them)

  • Dress or nice clothes for banquet night

  • Flashlight & spare batteries

  • Daypack

  • Camera (you will NOT be allowed to have your phone to use as a camera), musical instrument, etc.

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We ask that all campers and staff dress modestly and appropriately while at Salem Acres Bible Camp, so please pack accordingly.

 

 

DO NOT BRING:

Personal electronic devices (iPods, Video Games, cellphones, etc), pets, tobacco products, alcohol, drugs, junk food or extra snacks (unless on a restricted diet), money or other valuables, short shorts/skirts, halter tops or bikinis

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