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. Our core experience is the out-trip, where campers have the opportunity to experience rustic wilderness travel and camping. Through these experiences, campers make lifelong friends and develop a new appreciation for God and nature.

St. John Bosco Wilderness Camp is an invitation to people to live, learn and share with each other in the natural environment that God has provided us with and to develop a greater awareness and responsibility towards it. Through this medium, campers are encouraged to grow physically, mentally and spiritually, realizing God in all aspects of life.

We are people experiencing people in God’s nature!

Aerial Tour of Camp

Reasons to Join Us this Summer

Canoeing, swimming, Naturelore, orienteering, discovery, sports, group intiatives and hebertism, archery, and wilderness crafts form the core of the in-camp activities. Campers use nature’s classroom with lots of hands-on activities to explore and learn.

Discover Nature


Swimming and Canoeing

Water Activities

Archery and Hebertism

Sports & Games


Naturelore & Discovery


Naturelore is a program designed to give campers hands-on experience in the natural environment. It is a chance to get to know how you fit into and what role you play in nature. You will become aware of the weather, plants, animals, and how you share this world with them. You can also work towards earning Naturelore badges.


Discovery is a program designed to instill in the camper a stronger appreciation of Christ and to learn more about themselves. Here campers do activities and share feelings that help to make new friends and to feel comfortable in their new environment. The Discovery leader is also responsible for leading evening liturgies where everyone can reflect on the day and for preparing Sunday Mass.

Wilderness Crafts

Explore your creative side through the use of natural materials. You will be guided by an instructor, but your projects are limited only by your imagination.

Water Activities


St. John Bosco Camp is in the ideal location to learn to canoe and enjoy what the water has to offer! At our Canoe Beach, under the watchful eye of certified lifeguards and instructors, you will be introduced to the fun and enjoyment of canoeing! You will be shown how to paddle a canoe, how to paddle a submerged boat, and how to play it safe on the water. We’ve even been known to throw a beach party and have canoe wars! You can also work towards earning canoeing badges.


The Swim Beach is always a lively hub of activity. Practice your swimming skills with certified lifeguards and swimming instructors during group swim lessons, and head down to free swim after canteen to play some games!

Sports & Games


A focus on fun rather than winning helps campers to bond with their group and develop leadership skills. On the second last day of camp, the infamous Bosco Games and Bosco Relay are held. The entire camp participates in this fun opportunity to demonstrate the skills learned during the last 10 days!


St. John Bosco Camp has its very own archery course where, under close supervision, you will be shown the skill of archery!  During the first couple of days, you will learn how to string and handle a bow, and the rules of the archery range. You will then shoot at targets and compete with friends!

Group Initiatives and Hebertism

Group initiatives are fun games stressing group dynamics, challenging the camper to work cooperatively with the other members of the group and develop their leadership and problem-solving skills. Hebertism takes these teambuilding skills further with the use of a low-ropes course.


Orienteering is the art of map and compass reading. After learning basic theory and practicing leap-frogging, bee-lining, and map and compass navigation, you will use these new skills on your overnight hike to find your way to your wilderness home. You can also work towards earning orienteering badges.

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


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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

Register for the upcoming camping season now!