Nurturing with Nature,
Achieving in Community since 1986.
Venturers operates year round, five days a week, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We are made up of eight groups with up to five participants per group.
Each team is assigned a Leader who provides mentorship, encourages opportunities for personal and social development and is responsible for the safety of the group.
Host sites are essential in providing a base for our activities and opportunities for participants to learn and practice work and social skills, experience and steward nature and contribute to the local community. Our supportive partnerships with other organizations and agencies also provide opportunity for daily social contact between participants, staff and community members. The Venturers are proud to work alongside the following:
In partnership with the Municipal District of Foothills, the Bear and Wolverine teams share their skills and time at residential camps and individual projects. The Bears work at Kamp Kiwanis and respond to individual community requests. Easter Seals Camp Horizon is where the Wolverines can be found carrying out assigned camp maintenance and in the Bragg Creek area hired by local acreage owners to Firesmart their properties.
Elbow Valley Fire Base
Based in beautiful Kananaskis Country, the Wolf and Lynx teams contribute to park maintenance and special projects. The Wolves perform a variety of activities including general trail maintenance, and background camp site firewood stock, etc. The Lynx team focuses on supporting local community through individual projects for hire. Here is a map of the Elbow Valley area http://www.kananaskiscountrycampgrounds.com/govmaps/elbowmap.pdf
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Medicine Hat participants travel daily 65 kms to Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park-Alberta. The Dire Wolf and Badger teams go to the townsite of Elkwater to carry out a variety of meaningful activities for Alberta Parks. It is a very supportive setting and participants feel very much a part of a team and the community making a difference to park users. As with all host sites, we help with the behind the scenes operations. Here is a map of Elkwater and area http://www.cypresshills.com/alberta/resources-alberta?task=document.viewdoc&id=59
Fish Creek Provincial Park
Fish Creek Provincial Park is one of the largest urban parks in North America. The park contains 19 hectares of mixed forest and open prairie. Venturers Cougar and Coyote teams work throughout the park performing various projects including trail maintenance, and park infrastructure repairs, example Flood 2013 restoration. They also work with the Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society installing and maintaining dedication benches. Here is a map of Fish Creek Prov. Park. http://www.albertaparks.ca/media/738464/fcpp%20map.pdf