Pioneer Ranch

Pioneer Camp Alberta
Rocky Mountain House, AB
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of Canada
About Pioneer Ranch

We are part of a network of nine InterVarsity camps across Canada operating under the names Circle Square and Pioneer Camp. Everything we do at Pioneer Camp is for the purpose of helping children and youth grow spiritually, mentally, socially and physically in a fun-filled and safe place of adventure and challenge. We invite campers to consider what the Bible has to say to them, about their relationship with God, and each other.

“Through exploring God’s creation Pioneer Camp Alberta seeks to demonstrate: Christ’s love, grow disciples, and cultivate leaders for the sake of the Kingdom.”

Two amazing sites! One at Sundre, AB and the other at Rocky Mountain House, AB. Both are well-established camps offering a warm and welcoming environment for campers in the summer and for rental groups from September to June.

In addition to summer camps, both locations provide a wide variety of affordable, seasonal activities with bookings available September through June for conferences, retreats, family getaways and school outings. Whether you are riding on a horse, conquering the sport climbing wall or enjoying a high-energy campfire time, Pioneer Camp will deliver incredible memories.


Pioneer Camp Ranch is located on Crimson Lake, 16 km northwest of Rocky Mountain House. Guests stay in cozy cabins along the shores of the lake.

The central Ranch House has a large dining room, kitchen, and three meeting areas. The North Lodge, an additional meeting area, is located next to the Ranch House. Guests stay in cabins with bunk beds. Most cabins are one large room with bunks along the walls. Winterized cabins are insulated and heated with gas stoves. Summer cabins are insulated and heated with a wood stove. All cabins have electricity

Rentals are available from September to June. Our total capacity is 160 people (depending on program requirements).

Activities Offered: Archery, Campfire, Canoeing, Climbing Wall, Evening Program, Games Equipment, Hiking, Horse Care, Horseback Riding, Indoor Games, Initiative Task Course, Orienteering, Outdoor Camping Skills, Pony Rides, Skating (winter), Sledding (winter), Sleigh Rides, Snowshoeing (winter), Swimming: Lake (Ranch, seasonal), Team Building Program, Wagon Rides, Wide Games.

Program Details
  • Accommodation - Bunk/Cabins
  • Accommodation - Bunk/Dorms
  • Accommodation - Tents
  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Backpacking
  • Campfires and Singalongs
  • Camping Skills
  • Canoeing
  • Challenge Course
  • Co-Ed (mixed gender)
  • Day Camp
  • Environmental Awareness & Ed'n
  • Female ONLY
  • Food Services Provided
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Leadership Programs
  • Male ONLY
  • Nature Walks
  • Orienteering
  • Out-Tripping
  • Overnight Camp
  • Shower Facilities
  • Snowshoeing
  • Spiritual Perspective / Focus
  • Subsidy Available
  • Summer Camp Program
  • Survival Skills
  • Swimming
  • Target Sports
  • Three Season Facility Rentals
  • Trail Riding
  • Waterfront/Lake
  • Year-Round Facility Rentals

Office Contact

  • Box 660
  • Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1A4
Phone:(403) 845-6777

Camp Address

  • 403048 Buster Creek Road
  • Clear Water County
  • Rocky Mountain House, AB

Find Us

From the town of Rocky Mountain House:
Go west on highway 11 – David Thompson Highway (8 km). Turn right (north) towards Crimson Lake Provincial Park (sign) on Highway #756. Continue through the S-curve in the road (do NOT turn at the Crimson Lake Provincial Park sign) and turn left at the Pioneer Camp Ranch Camp sign (#403048 Buster Creek Road) Follow the gravel road into the camp.
Follow the gravel road into the camp