Summer Camp

Camp Location and Map

Camp McCoy is located in southeastern Alberta in Cypress Hills Provincial Park, bordering the resort community of Elkwater Lake. Its’ unique geography boasts forested hills and lakes and is home to a variety of wildlife.


Camp McCoy currently has seven rustic cabins tucked into the hilly slopes of the camp, each with electricity and bunks.  The newly constructed hall boasts a state-of-the-art kitchen, a large dining area, and a crafts room, as well as shower rooms.

Summer Camps

Thank you for inquiring about Summer Camps.

Unfortunately Camp McCoy won’t be offering a summer camp this year as it has in the past. A declining enrollment of children per camp and an increasing amount of regulations placed on us by Government and our insurance company, we have been forced to look at alternative ideas.

Camp McCoy has invested 1.5 million dollars in upgrades over the last five years so our primary focus hasn’t changed. Our mission is to fill our camp with children throughout the summer months. The board of directors voted to rent Camp McCoy to any youth base group. The intent is to have youth groups rent the camp and bring their children and their chaperones and enjoy our facility.
The reality of doing business as usual was placing a huge strain on our volunteer board. To comply with all the regulations imposed upon us would require full time personnel. Unfortunately with declining numbers this has proved to be financially impossible.
If your children are involved in any youth group or organization, I would encourage you to propose this idea to that group in hope that they may seek further information about renting the camp. The ideal situation for us is that these groups would pick a certain date and then continue with the same date every year. The groups and families could then plan their activities around this date.
We sincerely apologise for this change in our approach to providing a summer camp experience to the youth of Southern Alberta and Southwestern Saskatchewan. This wasn’t an easy decision for the Board of Directors.
Camp McCoy is also available for other gatherings such as Family Reunions, School Groups etc.