Our camps, retreats, and unique summer programs allow youth from all three age groups to continue to develop their skills and grow year round.
Superhero Retreat – Ages 10-14 years. Discover your inner super hero and learn how to combat your inner villain. We offer youth the skills to cast aside their kryptonite as they work with older teens and adult mentors to reveal their true strengths and unique personalities. Hosted at the beautiful Camp Chestermere, this overnight camp has everything from kayaking and archery to art projects and slime creation! This intense 24 hour experience is so impactful that many of our youth return year after year.
YELL Youth Retreats
YELL Youth Retreat – Ages 13-18 years. Each year our YELL youth group embarks on a new adventure! Our youth retreats provide an opportunity for our teens to bond and share an experience they will never forget. Adult mentors provide an atmosphere of healthy risk taking and personal growth while guiding the youth in developing healthy relationships with their peers.
Past retreats include Rock the Ranch in 2013 and 2015 at the picturesque Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch. Youth have an incredible whirlwind weekend with horseback riding, canoeing, and more. In 2014 we were gifted with an amazing trip to Jasper where youth experienced staying in a genuine hostel, white water rafting, a gondola ride, a visit to a conservation centre, and breakfast on top of a mountain!
Teen Empowered U
Teen Empowered U – Ages 14-18. Are you a teen who’s ready to change the world but you just don’t know where to start? Let us help you get started by empowering you in this interactive, experiential retreat! Brought to you by the Empowering Minds team, this intense two and a half day retreat can change your life! Gain confidence, motivation, resiliency, and trust with specially trained mentors. Hosted at Camp Chestermere and with generous funding from FCSS, this is an opportunity that just can’t be missed!
Community Circus Camp
Community Circus Camp – Ages 8+. Learn to juggle, unicycle, walk the tight rope, and more! Professional Circus performer, Flyin’ Bob, is in the house for 3 days to teach youth over 15 circus skills. You’ll be amazed and the confidence and self-esteem that can be gained in such a short period when youth discover their new talents and perform for an audience. Youth learn patience, perseverance, team work, and respect, all while having a ridiculous amount of fun! An audience of over 100 people came out to watch the final performance of last year’s campers. Synergy is excited to announce the addition of several pieces of circus equipment to our organization to allow performers to continue to practice their skills throughout the year.
Summer Programming – Synergy offers unique opportunities for youth during the summer months. Summer programs and field trips are open to a variety of ages and provide adventures locally and in the Calgary area.
Langdon Summer Drop In
Langdon Summer Drop In – This free program is available to youth ages 10-14 years. Stop by Langdon Field in July and August to hang out with our amazing mentors, play games, play sports, create works of art, and make new friends!
Where and When does all this fun go down?
Click below to check the calendar for the next Synergy Retreat date!