Child and Youth Summer Programs Each year the FCSS team gears up for a summer of fun and excitement as we organize and facilitate summer activities across the County for children 5-18 years old. These programs offer a gamut of affordable age appropriate activities for kids and youth during July and August each year. During this time, we welcome an additional eight members to the FCSS family consisting of: Four Program Leaders. Together with the guidance of our Summer Programs Coordinator, this team organized and executed our programming County wide.
Leaders in Training
In addition to the FCSS Program Leaders, FCSS welcomes each year four Leaders in Training. The Leaders in Training (L.I.T.) program gives youth ages 14-17 years the chance to develop leadership skills and gain valuable experience while having fun as part of our FCSS Summer Programs Team. These young leaders assist in planning, organizing and facilitating Summer Program activities for younger children alongside of FCSS Summer Program Leaders, under the supervision of the Summer Programs Coordinator.
Preschool camps have been held since 2010. These programs are geared towards children who are 4-6 years of age, coming out of preschool and kindergarten (fully potty trained). Regular outdoor activities and community outings are included, as well as one field trip per week.
Lamont County Summer Camps
These regular camps are offered to children from grades one to six and run for two weeks in July and two in August in the towns of Bruderheim and Lamont. Each week offers regular “in community” days consisting of outdoor activities and fun as well as two offsite fieldtrips. Fieldtrips include trips to Millennium Place, Fort Edmonton Park, Telus World of Science, St Albert Splash Park and Laser Quest.
Bus to Camp Program
The "Bus to Camp Program" provides free busing to children from Andrew and Chipman to the Mundare camp, and from Lamont to the Bruderheim camp.
If you are using the Bus to Camp program please be on time! The bus leaves on time and will not wait for you. There will be no supervision at the bus stops until the bus arrives. Parents are responsible for their children. The bus times may be altered on fieldtrip days (Tuesdays & Thursdays), but notification will be sent home with your child.
Girls Only Sleep Over
This is a two day program offered at the Alliance Church for girls only. Participants have the opportunity to have fun and engage in a variety of team activities, games and crafts. The evening consists of a talent show, movie, popcorn and usually a lot of giggling.
Kids Overnight Camp
This unique outdoor experience is offered to children from grades one to six. This is a three day excursion to Long Lake Provincial Camp Ground. Reportedly one of our most fun programs, these days are packed with loads of games and activities.
Teen Overnight Camp
Each year we offer an additional trip to Long Lake but for Youth in grades 7-12. This camp also includes an added full day of paintball at Xcaliber for all participants and leaders to enjoy.