Notice: Changes to Programs due to COVID-19

In light of the updated Reopen Saskatchewan plans from the provincial government announced May 27, we are very excited to announce that St. John Bosco Wilderness Camp will be running limited camps this summer. Due to the short notice and ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, our slate of program offerings is reduced and programs will be adapted to meet all Saskatchewan Health Authority recommendations.

This year, we will only be able to offer our senior out-tripping programs for Saskatchewan residents only. Due to our limited ability to safely distance groups at main camp, we will regrettably not be able to accommodate junior or intermediate campers nor out-of-province campers. We hope to be able to resume our usual programs next year.

Camper registrations are now open, with dates and fees available on our summer programs page. If you are interested in working at camp this year, please see our jobs page for more information.

PS: The pandemic has put Bosco in a difficult financial situation. If you are able to help us pay the bills and keep camp going, please consider making a donation today. Direct e-transfer donations can be made to payments@johnboscocamp.com. Charitable donation receipts are available for donations over $30. For other ways to donate, please see our donations page.

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Do you love the outdoors?

Our camp is an exciting wilderness adventure!

Nestled on the shores of Zeden and Ispuchaw Lakes in Narrow Hills Provincial Park, Saskatchewan, St. John Bosco Wilderness Camp operates primarily as a summer camp for youth ages eight through seventeen. The focus at camp is having fun, learning and living in the outdoors.

Facilities

Ages 8 – 17
Swimming
Naturelore & Discovery
Canoeing
Sports & Orienteering
Group Initiatives & Hebertism
Archery

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St John Bosco camp has been part of many people's lives since 1958, and with the exception of 2020, Bosco has hosted summer camps every year since. Due to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and not running camps in 2020 as well as reduced capacity groups for 2021 camp has been under financial strain. Now with the wildfire threat camp is at great risk.

Please help us keep camp alive and donate whatever you can. Donations over $30 are eligible for a charitable donation receipt. If you would like more information on donation options please contact a board member, or click the link below.

johnboscocamp.com/contact-us/donations/
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St John Bosco camp has been part of many peoples lives since 1958, and with the exception of 2020, Bosco has hosted summer camps every year since. Due to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and not running camps in 2020 as well as reduced capacity groups for 2021 camp has been under financial strain. Now with the wildfire threat camp is at great risk. 

Please help us keep camp alive and donate whatever you can. Donations over $30 are eligible for a charitable donation receipt. If you would like more information on donation options please contact a board member, or click the link below.

https://johnboscocamp.com/contact-us/donations/

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Sent 🙂 Wishing you all the best up there!

Challenging all Bosco alumni to donate!

Camp Update:
1. Our number one priority is to keep all of our Campers & Staff safe.
2. We are happy to announce that we are resuming our 2021 summer programs as of this Friday.
3. Currently, we are hosting 10 Wildland Firefighters more may be coming in the following weeks.
4. We are currently doing some fire mitigation & prevention at camp (as seen in the photos).
5. For questions or concerns please contact us at pr@johnboscocamp.com.
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Due to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and not running camps in 2020 as well as reduced capacity groups for 2021 camp has been under financial strain. Now with the wildfire threat camp is at great risk. Please help us keep camp alive and donate whatever you can. Donations over $30 are eligible for a charitable donation receipt. If you would like more information on donation options please contact a board member, or click the link below. johnboscocamp.com/contact-us/donations/

Non of you will remember this but 1977 saw the same thing and Bosco came back in a new surrounding with all the areas moved to spaces that still had trees standing. What is incredible yet again is that the chapel has obviously been surrounded by fire and not touched. It brings back memories. Bosco will survive this and carry on as it has done before.

Thinking of you all and keeping you in our prayers! Glad to hear you can resume your summer, all the best to you!

Dammmmn looks so much different with no tree around mikes. Had to be done!

Makes me sad to see all the trees gone, but it was a necessary step as a lot of them were standing dead and posing a building hazard as well as a fire hazard, still I will shed a tear 😢

Such mixed feelings. ❤️💔❤️ On one hand, so glad to see that the buildings are safe. On the other hand, heartbroken to see the surroundings so bare. It looks so strange.

Kelly Davies did Jaxon return?

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Update on the current forest fire situation in Narrow Hills Provincial Park:
1. All of our Campers and Staff are safe.
2. Camp has been evacuated and is closed until further notice.
3. At this time we have not cancelled the remainder of the 2021 camps. We are closely monitoring the situation and will provide updates regarding future camps as more information is available.
4. We will be posting updates as information becomes available.
5. For questions or concerns please contact us at pr@johnboscocamp.com.
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Have been thinking of you… stay safe! Hoping things turn around for you soon.

Thank you for all you have done to keep everyone safe.

Oh no what next! Be safe.

Stay safe

Please stay safe ❤️

Oh my. Ashley Austman isnt that where you just were?

Stay safe !

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Meet Our Directors

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Bernie Vossen
Camp Manager
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Layton Willick
Camp Director - 2021

Office Address

The camp office can be reached year round:

St. John Bosco Wilderness Camp
PO Box 3002
Saskatoon, SK
S7K 3S9

Phone/Fax Toll Free: 1-844-SJBOSCO
(1-844-752-6726)

Email: info@johnboscocamp.com

Please direct comments regarding the website to webmaster@johnboscocamp.com.

Summer Address

SJBWC can be contacted directly during the summer months only:

St. John Bosco Wilderness Camp
PO Box 217
Smeaton, SK
S0J 2J0

Phone: 1-306-426-2227

Camp Manager: Bernie Vossen
manager@johnboscocamp.com