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Camp Warwa is a non-profit organization that has been providing unforgettable outdoor experiences for youth since 1980. We run year-round outdoor education programs for schools and groups, summer camps, day camps, family camps, spring break camps, and leadership programs. Our site is located on a 23-acre paradise on Lac Ste. Anne, just an hour west of Edmonton. Camp Warwa gives all of our campers the opportunity to Build Memories that last forever. We believe in the power of Nature, Adventure, and Friendship. Camp Warwa is a registered charitable organization (BN 124220849 RR0001).

Rent Our Space

Are you looking for a unique venue to host your event? From family reunions to staff retreats, we offer both indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as overnight accommodations and meal packages to fit your needs! Note: rentals are limited to our off-season when we are not hosting our outdoor education programs and summer camps.

To Learn about our Dining Hall, click here for more information!

Camp Warwa would like to acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting grounds, gathering place, and travelling route to the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

History of Warwa Building Names

Warwa Hall – the new dining hall. 

Stash – first building built on site, built from a provincial park standard built in 1983.

Shop – the maintenance shop Built in 1991.

Pavillion – with the stash the first building on site, originally designed to have a dining hall attached with the same design premise.

Hosler Hall – Named in recognition of Camp Director Ian Hosler on his retirement in 1997.

Shrubbery – Named after Ian Hosler – Camp name Shrub – where he lived for most of his time at camp after it was built.

Begin Lodge – Named in recognition of Paul Begin, long standing board member, President and active member of CPC Edmonton South.

Simpson Lodge – Named in recognition of George Simpson, longtime board member & President and active member of CPC Sherwood Park.

Lister Lodge –  Named in recognition of Scott Lister, who was a camp staff and Camp Director for a total of 9 years.

CPC Edmonton South Pavilion – Named in recognition of the CPC Edmonton South Club, who made a significant donation towards the building.

Rosie’s Roost – Named after Rosie, the first camp dog, owned by Lorna Hughes. A timber frame building with no metal fasteners used in the main frame of the building.

Robin’s Nest Treehouse Named after Robin Dunstall who built it.

Dunstall Lodge – Named after Robin Dunstall, who was the maintenance coordinator from 1990 – 2017.

Nomer’s Nook – Named after long time staff member Naomi McIlwraith, (camp name Southwind) but affectionately known as “Nomer”  Originally applied to the orange trailer staff residence that was where the Shrubbery was and then was moved to be paired with the Tin Palace.  Name now applied to the health centre.

Retired Building Names

Fish Tank – original director’s house trailer on the lake – named after Kelly Swart, Assistant Camp Director and camp name Fish – now not in use as the trailer was replaced.

Lacombe Lodge – Named after missionary Father Lacombe.  Original orange trailer camper residence – site of asst director’s.

Thompson Lodge – Named after explorer David Thompson Original orange trailer camper residence – site of west staff accom

Henday Lodge – Named after explorer Anthony Henday.  Original orange trailer camper residence.

MacKenzie Lodge – Named after Explorer Anthony Henday.  Original orange trailer camper residence. Site of Simpson Lodge

Tin Palace – Original orange trailer staff residence (paired with Nomer’s Nook) Site of new cabin