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Camp Kannawin

Camp Kannawin is a children summer camp, owned and operated by the Presbyterian Church in Canada. We are located on the north-west side of Sylvan Lake neighbouring Jarvis Bay Campground. We are the only Presbyterian camp in the Province of Alberta. For over 75 years, kids of all different ages have come from across the province to Camp Kannawin to have a fun and high quality camping experience. Across our 7 acres of land we have 9 sleeping cabins, a large main building with a fully equipped kitchen, a large dining hall, and a large hall in the lower level. Camp Kannawin’s history is out in the open for everyone to enjoy, as each cabin group has had the opportunity to paint a plaque with their fellow cabin mates to leave their mark on Camp Kannawin forever. Camp Kannawin would not be what it is today without everyone’s kindness and generosity. Camp Kannawin hosts various children’s and family summer camp programs throughout June and July. We also offer our entire property for rental during the year, the large area is perfect for weddings, conferences, retreats, family reunions, and much more.
Feel Free to Explore the Website to discover what all Camp Kannawin has to Offer!

our beliefs

why choose us

Camp Kannawin aims to offer a safe and inviting camping experience to all people, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or ability. We do this by following our Mission and Vision Statements, along with following the Presbyterian Church in Canada's Leading with Care policy.

Mission and Vision Statement

Leading with Care

Our Story

summer 2022

Rates & Dates

Family Camp

June 30th - July 3rd
Our Family Camp is for all ages and families of any size.
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July 3rd - July 8th
Our Trailblazers Camp is for ages 13 to 15.
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July 10th -July 15th
Our Lionhearts Camp is for ages 7 to 9.
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Arts & Adventure

July 17th - July 22nd
Our Arts & Adventure Camp is for ages 9 to 11.
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July 24th - July 29th
Our Pathfinders Camp is for ages 10 to 12.
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Day Camps

July 4th - July 8th or July 25th- July 29th
Our Day Camps are for ages 6 to 10.
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What to Bring

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Supporting Camp Kannawin

Camp Kannawin is a registered non profit organization and we rely on the financial support from generous people, businesses, churches, and anyone else in order to provide high quality, fun, and safe camping experiences for all. Donations are what allow us to keep Camp Kannawin’s buildings to the best conditions and ensure that we are doing our part to give back to the communities that support us.
If you would like to donate to Camp Kannawin, you can use the following methods.
If you donate to Camp Kannawin a Tax Receipt will be issued to you at the end of the year, via mail or e-mail.

Interac E-Transfer

Interac e-Transfer is a simple, convenient, and secure way to send and receive money directly from one bank account to another. All you need is access to online or mobile banking through a participating financial institution, and you can send money to Camp Kannawin without sharing any personal financial information. It's a great alternative to cheques and cash.
If you have any questions about how to set this up, please contact your financial institution as each bank is different.
The information needed for the E-Transfer can be found below.

You can send the E-Transfer to the following E-mail Address :[email protected]
You will not need to setup a question, as E-Transfers are automatically deposited.
*If possible please include in the message of the transfer your: Full Name, Mailing Address, Phone Number and E-Mail Address and indicate this is a donation to receive a tax receipt


Tithe.ly is a simple, secure, and quick way to donate to Camp Kannawin. You can donate using your MasterCard, Visa, or American Express. You can setup the donation to go through once. every week, every two weeks, or once a month. You can change the amount, frequency, and cancel this at any time.
To donate through this method click the button below.

Canada Helps

The Canada Helps Portal is another easy and secure way to donate to Camp Kannawin. You can donate using Visa/Visa Debit, MasterCard/MasterCard Debit, American Express, or even PayPal. You can set this up to be a one time or monthly donation, and you can also dedicate your donation in memory or honour of someone.
To use this method click the button below.


We will never stop you from mailing a Cheque to us as a way to donate to Camp Kannawin.
If you would like to send a cheque as a way to donate to Camp Kannawin you can send it to the following address:

Camp Kannawin
Box 9240
Sylvan Lake, AB Canada
T4S 1S8

Campership Fund

Our hope is that finances will never prevent children, youth, and families from being able to access our Summer Programs. We designed the Campership Fund just for this reason, the Campership fund is a way for individuals, businesses, and other non-profits or churches to ensure people can access our programs by donating to the fund so we can distribute the money to those that require it.
If you would like to sponsor a camper or donate towards our Campership fund please fill out the form below.

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