Family Lifeway’s Camp

Your family can live like it was 200 years ago!  This camp will provide families with the opportunity to observe and experience life the way it was prior to European contact in Alberta. 

Camp includes presentations and workshops with interactive and hands-on activities for the entire family.  Activities may include traditional skills, such as pottery production, stone tool making, traditional games, atlatl throwing, story telling.  Activities will be tailored to group interest and the ages of participating youth.

Campers will also visit the archaeological site and learn from an archaeologist about excavation and the amazing finds being uncovered at the Bodo Archaeological Site.  Other activities include a visit to an archaeology laboratory, participation in a mock archaeological excavation.  

In the evening, campers will also explore the Bodo Sand Hills to learn about the traditional plants that Indigenous people used for thousands of years (and still use) as sources of nutrients, to cure illnesses, and for ceremonial or spiritual purposes. Afterwards campers will cook bannock around the fire and enjoy it with saskatoon syrup! 

This camp also includes a field trip to a bison rubbing stone (weather permitting).

While off the beaten path, a couple days at the Bodo Archaeology Centre and Site is sure to please the whole family! 


Age Group: Families of all ages (minimum group size is 4)

Duration: Camp begins at 1:00 pm on the first day and ends at 4:00 pm on the second day

Price: $125/person for 2 days or $500.00/family (based on family of four)

Date Available in May through August - upon request.

Requirements: This camp includes snacks and all meals (supper on the first day, lunch on the second day & all snacks).  Accommodations are the participant’s responsibility.

Top your experience by spending the night in a tipi.  Be astonished by the quiet tranquility of the Alberta Plains while sleeping in a tipi under the stars. Tipi camping supply list is available upon request.


For more information please call 780-753-6353 or email