Welcome to Camp Shagabec, Home of Fun Since 1938! 

COVID 19 NEWS - First, we just want to say that we are hoping you are well and staying safe. We will be making a decision (on whether or not camp will be open for the summer) on June 1st. We certainly hope that camp will run this summer as it will be more important now than ever, but, of course, our first concern has to be the well-being of our vast Shagabec family. Love to you all!

Registration - you should have received an email from our registrar (on March 28) confirming your registration for camp. If you didn't see the email, please check your "junk" folder.

We are a United Church Camp, but campers of all faiths and non-religious campers are welcome. We are located in the beautiful Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park in Southwestern Saskatchewan. During July and August we run seven weeks of age-specific camps, for children from five to eighteen.

CANADIAN TIRE MONEY: At Camp Shagabec we are so grateful for all the Canadian Tire Money donations that come our way year after year. With these wonderful donations we are able to purchase supplies for the Sports Shaq, Property and the Kitchen, etc... We are always on the look out for Canadian Tire Money, so please feel free to drop it off at camp during the summer or contact Kat Fletcher (403) 892 0777 and she will gladly take it off your hands! ;)

2020 News

Care Camp

Jan 1, 2020

Just a reminder: Care Camp begins at 10am on Saturday, May 16. Lunch will be provided. It is officially Alberta Shagabecers year to come out and help, but all are welcome to come help get camp cleaned up and ready for the 2020 season. Hope to see you there!

Next Camp Meeting

Jan 1, 2020

AGM and Spring Meeting: March 21, 2020. In Swift Current, First United Church at 9:30am.

News: Changes to the registration process for next year.

Apr 18, 2020

For the 2020 camping season, we will be changing some procedures in order to make things more fair for those registering for camp. We will no longer be accepting mail-in forms. On-line registrations will open at 12 midnight, Feb 1st. We will also be building a new camper cabin this year, which will allow us to increase camper enrolment. Thank you for your understanding, and we want to give our love to all campers who were not able to get into Shagabec this year.

Dates Have Been Set For 2020

Jan 1, 2020

Registration officially begins on February 1st, but the dates have been set.  PLEASE NOTE: Junior Scampers (unlike most of the other camps) will run from Monday to Friday this year (not Sunday to Friday).

2018 Year in Review

Jan 21, 2019

Camp Shagabec has had another record breaking year!  The number of campers keeps going up each year, and we are having to find new ways of accommodating them. The camp saw over 600 young campers over the course of this camping season and over 160 volunteer positions were filled. In addition, the camp had six full-time summer staff members (Alley Mackinnon of Medicine Hat, Heather Caswell of Bracken, Simon Bristow of Eastend, Krista Opheim of Lethbridge, and Dave & Kat Fletcher of Lethbridge) on for the entire summer to manage daily operations of the camp.  Camp Shagabec also hosted two wedding ceremonies this year, and we celebrated the 80th birthday of Shagabec with an open house tea. Although most of our campers and counsellors come from the nearby towns and cities, we do get some from BC, Calgary, Saskatoon, and even one annual camper from Halifax!

This year, two new staff cabins were built, and we also constructed a giant gazebo (which acts a craft centre and performance arts centre). We are currently raising funds to build a much-needed new camper cabin, and to renovate the washhouse site (built in 1970). The renovations to the washhouse will not only give it a necessary/sanitary upgrade, but it will also make the site wheelchair accessible. We do not want to pass the burden of site improvements on to the campers, so we are raising these funds separately, as a capital campaign. If you are interested in making a financial donation, we would certainly appreciate any and all assistance we could get in making these additions to camp happen.