Free summer camps for Alberta kids impacted by floods

Scouts Canada and the Calgary Foundation are giving kids impacted by the flooding in southern Alberta last June a chance to go to camp this summer.

Calgary Foundation donations fund free Scouts Canada camps

Alberta children and families who were impacted by flooding last June are being invited to free summer camps by Scouts Canada.

The camps are funded by a grant from the Calgary Foundation, which raised nearly $3 million in donations to help flood victims.

"Stress on kids is tough and the best way to handle that stress or reduce the negative effects on the kids is to help them be as normal as possible in their summer. Going to camp is part of that normal," said Calgary Foundation president Eva Friesen.

Three camps are being offered: a family weekend for five to six year old children with their parents at Camp Garder near Calgary, and two overnight camps at Camp Impeesa near Pincher Creek for ages eight to ten, as well as 11 to 14 year olds.

Parents can apply to register their children by calling 1-888-726-8876 or by visiting the Scouts Canada Chinook Alberta website.