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Groups & Facility Rentals

With nearly a mile of beautiful Sylvan Lake frontage, a host of exciting outdoor activities and a range of accommodations in the semi-wilderness, Camp Woods’ group cabin rentals offer the perfect backdrop for your group's camping retreat.

In addition to renowned fishing, sailing and swimming, your group has access to all Camp Woods’ gear and activities, including the 35-foot Aspire Challenge Tower. Please note that activities identified as standard are available to all groups. The camp ranger will set up a schedule for standard activities after your group arrives at camp. Premium activities

Our four rental villages have become popular year-round overnight camps for Scouting groups, youth groups, church groups, and other like-minded organizations.

*Please note that Camp Woods is not a public campground.


Camp Woods: An Outdoor Education Paradise in Sylvan Lake

Natural outdoor learning opportunities abound at Camp Woods, a beautiful and thoughtfully constructed school campground setting spanning nearly a mile of Sylvan Lake frontage.

Teachers appreciate the chance to let their outdoor education plans come to life in our semi-wilderness camp—outfitted with all the supplies you need to fill their days with experiential learning and adventure. Our villages—which feature kitchens, halls and heated school cabin rentals—make it easy for any size group to eat, sleep and play in comfort.

Students love the array of outdoor skills and watersport activities, and, of course, the thrilling 35-foot Aspire Challenge Tower!

4 Seasons at Camp Woods


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Develop your aim and technique as you set your sights on the bull’s-eye. Archery is always one of the most popular outdoor activities at Camp Woods.

Aspire Challenge Tower

Promoting confidence and team building is what kids camp is all about. Our 35-foot climbing tower allows children to learn both in a safe, fun-filled setting.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Summer camp just wouldn’t be the same without canoeing and kayaking. Kids can get out and explore the lake while enjoying a fun form of exercise.

Compass, Orienteering

Campers learn how to navigate with confidence using only a compass and map. For anyone interested in outdoor activities, this is a great skill to know.

Cross Country Skiing

Kids who start cross-country skiing at a young age often do it for life, as it combines the best of fun, fitness and a healthy outdoor lifestyle.

Field Sports

Located in the heart of Camp Woods, MacEwan's Landing is an ideal venue for summer camp activities such as soccer, badminton and orienteering.


Spark your children’s interest in outdoor activities as they learn the basics of lighting a campfire. This is a ‘surefire’ confidence builder and a lifelong skill.

Low Ropes

Encouraging balance, problem solving and communication, this kids camp activity is a safe way for participants to develop multiple skills in a single setting.

Obstacle Course

Participants challenge their coordination as they navigate a series of obstacle course elements, including: low ropes, tires, cables and walls. There’s also a group teeter-totter.

Pellet Gun Target Range

Learn the basics of target shooting in a safe, instructive environment. This is great way to develop confidence and introduce participants to the safe handling of firearms.


Survival skills are an essential component of camp activities, and this course introduces camp kids the basics of knots, ropes and lashing to create common camp structures.


Sailing and summer camp at Sylvan Lake go hand in hand. This large lake provides room for maneuvering so kids can really enjoy the sport.


Strap on your snowshoes and get ready to explore. No matter how deep the snow is, this is one of the top kids camp activities in winter.

Tomahawk Toss

Line up the target and let your tomahawk fly. Kids love this summer camp activity, as it teaches focus and accuracy. It’s also a whole lot of fun!

Winter Ice Activities

Sylvan Lake becomes a winter playground, offering kids a chance to participate in unique outdoor activities such as curling, broomball and skating.

Please note the following may affect activity availability:

  • Camp program staff availability, our camp ranger is not responsible for operating program.
  • Other rental groups on site during your stay
  • Periods of maintenance or upgrade to equipment
  • Weather – a number of our programs are weather sensitive but we do play rain or shine

All activities will be booked when you arrive at camp on your first day. Please contact the program staff to find out what will be available during your stay.

We do not guarantee program activities and your fees do not cover any specific program area.

Questions & Booking: Please contact the Prairie Service Centre: Email 403-283-4993 x1