Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Counsellors are assigned to a cabin of campers with other volunteers/staff. As a team everyone works together to help create a supportive, fun and safe community for the campers.  Volunteers participate in the activities with campers, supervise their campers, and assist their campers with their personal care as needed.  Overall the volunteers role is to ensure that their campers have the best camp experience possible.

If you are interested in volunteering with Easter Seals Camp Horizon please %3Dgnou%21bm%60rr%3C%23r3%23%3Fdl%60hm%3D.gnou%3F our Coordinator, Resources or call us  at 403-949-3818 ext. 28

Camp volunteers must complete a volunteer application form and provide a police record check (including vulnerable sector check) valid within the past year. Camp orientation and volunteer training are provided; accommodations and meals are included.


Peer Retreat: March 17-19, 2017

Peer Retreat is new weekend camp offered for young adults ages 20-30 who have physical disabilities. With less of a focus on camp activities, Peer Retreat is a chance for young adults to hang out, have in depth discussions, and build friendships that will last a lifetime.


Spring Sleepover: March 24-26, 2017 

For campers with physical/developmental disabilities ages 7-17 and one sibling or friend.  This camp is ideal for new or young campers who have never attended our Light Up A Life summer camp and is a great opportunity to sample what camp is all about. Register early, as this weekend will fill quickly. 


Horizon Mentor Experience

Participants: Individuals with special needs aged 18-50 

Cost: $400

HoME is for those campers who have always wanted to help out at camp in a higher leadership capacity but need help with personal care or some direct guidance throughout the day. This program involves learning skills for effective volunteering and hands-on mentoring of younger campers with special needs. HoME is perfect for campers who have been coming to Camp Horizon for years and want to give back. 

What You Can Expect

  • Training in appropriate and effective ways of interacting with campers
  • Being placed in a cabin of campers that you will be assisting for the week
  • Mentoring and building relationships with campers, helping with activities, and encouraging campers

2017 Dates: 

HOME I July 2 - 7

HOME II July 9 - 14

HOME III July 16 - 21

HOME IV July 30 - August 4

HOME V August 6 - 11

Please note: HoME is an application based program. It requires an application form to be completed by your camper. Upon receipt of their application, interviews will be conducted to be sure that this is the program best suited to them.


Fall Sleepover & Teen Retreat: TBD

Fall Sleepover - For campers with physical/developmental disabilities ages 7-17 and one sibling or friend.

Teem Retreat - For campers with physical/developmental disabilities ages 15-25. 

Spring Sleepover: March 24-26, 2017

For campers with physical/developmental disabilities ages 7-17 and one sibling or friend.


ATB Christmas in Kananaskis (Christmas Camp): December 23-26

Our 30+ year tradition of magic continues when we host 60 adults with disabilities for Christmas. It is a festive, joy filled experience that represents the spirit of Christmas. This camp is completely based on the support of our amazing volunteers and is truly an incredible experience for everyone. If you are interested in joining our volunteer team for Christmas Camp:

please fill out this application.


Volunteer with Easter Seals

Did You Know Part 2

15% of the world identifies as having a disability According to the World Health Organization, 15% of the world’s population (an estimated 1.1 billion people) identify as having some form of disability. This represents the world’s largest minority, and the only minority group that any of us can become a member of at any time.