Edmonton Area

Edmonton Area

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For more information about these properties, or for assistance with your booking, please email
ANY-PropertyBookings@girlguides.ca.

Sandy Lake is one of two Edmonton Area camps, and is located at Sandy Beach, 60km northwest of Edmonton. This camp is open year-round for bookings.

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Address:

190 Lakeshore Drive
Summer Village of Sandy Beach, Alberta
T0E 1V0

General Camp Information

  • 20 hectares site with 2 indoor camping buildings, and 4 tent sites with cook shelters
  • Each site contains outdoor picnic tables, benches, and an outdoor fire pit. Firewood available
  • All sites have year-round outdoor latrines
  • Site uses water that is trucked in, groups need to be mindful of water usage
  • Grey water disposal units available on each tent site
  • Geocaching course and marked hiking trails
  • Additional shared fridge for tent sites available in Cottage
  • Large wheelbarrows are in the Cottage (the first building on the left side of the main trail to site #4) to transport equipment to and from site
  • Access to lake and O.W.L.S. nest is across the road from the camp approximately 25m down the road at 217 Lakeshore Drive
  • Garbage is to be bagged and placed in the containers, in the garbage shed outside the gate
  • Groups are required to take home recycling
  • Additional specialized equipment available for use on site or for pickup in Edmonton. See information on the ANY Property Bookings web page and use the Equipment Booking Request form to reserve

Site Map

Check-in/Check-out times:

Check-In: 3 p.m.

Check-Out: 2 p.m.

Each site rental is required to fill in the Check-Out form. This must be completed within 24 hours of departure.

Orientations

It is a requirement of the camp rental agreement for all groups that someone be in attendance at the camp who has had this orientation session. There is no charge to attend the orientation. Pre-registration is required. To register, email ANY-PropertyBookings@girlguides.ca. Additional costs may be involved for private orientations outside of the set dates.

During the session, participants tour all the sites at the facility and are shown various emergency and maintenance procedures relating to buildings or equipment. Camp cooks (kitchen staff) are required to have the orientation if you are renting Trefoil House.

Camp orientation is valid for a period of five years, and is recorded on your iMIS record if you are a member of Guiding.

Orientations start at 3 p.m. Guiders to meet at Hilltop House (dress for the weather). The orientation takes an hour to an hour and a half.

The following orientation dates are available:

  • August 28, 2022
  • September 27, 2023
  • November 27, 2023
  • February 26, 2023
  • April 23, 2023
  • June 25, 2023

Full Property Booking Costs

Edmonton Area Guiding Rates:
Overnight booking rates: $10 booking fee + $800/night

Out-of-Area Guiding rates:
Overnight booking rates: $15 booking fee + $1100/night

Sites

Trefoil House (overnight and day capacity: 38)

Area Guiding group rates:

Overnight Booking Rates: $10 booking fee + $15/person/night rental ($285/night minimum)

Out-of-Area Guiding group rates:

Overnight Booking Rates: $15 booking fee + $18/person/night rental ($342/night minimum)

  • 15 bunk beds in main bunk area. 5 separated areas each with 3 bunks each with mattresses and personal equipment storage area
  • 2 rooms with 4 single beds each with mattresses.
  • Main area for crafts and games with tables, chairs, and couches.
  • Retractable screen
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Separate loft lounge area with couches and chairs
  • Wheelchair accessible building
  • Wheelchair accessible indoor flush toilets and year-round latrines
  • Year round running water in building
  • Kitchen with commercial refrigerator, chest freezer, commercial gas range, microwave, sanitizer, cooking equipment, dishes, and utensils.
  • Picnic tables on a large, covered deck
  • Natural Gas BBQ on site

Trefoil House Floor Plan

Hilltop House (overnight and day capacity: 10)

Area Guiding group rates:

Overnight Booking Rates: $10 booking fee + $10/person/night rental ($50/night minimum)

Out-of-Area Guiding group rates:

Overnight Booking Rates: $15 booking fee + $12/person/night rental ($60/night minimum)

  • Four rooms each with two beds with mattresses plus two cots
  • Year-round outdoor latrines
  • Main area for crafts and games with tables, chairs, and couches
  • Indoor water available from May long to September, weather permitting, must be turned on in Trefoil House mechanical room
  • Water can be obtained from Trefoil house in the winter
  • Site has a large water storage jug for drinking water
  • Kitchen with refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, cooking equipment, dishes, and utensils

Hilltop House Floor Plan

Site 1 - Bluebell (overnight and day capacity: 36)

Area Guiding group rates:

Overnight Booking Rates: $10 booking fee + $8/person/night rental ($96/night minimum)

Out-of-Area Guiding group rates:

Overnight Booking Rates: $15 booking fee + $10/person/night rental ($120/night minimum)

  • Large open grassy area. Nearby lake vista
  • Groups need to bring their own tents
  • Cook house with refrigerator, wood burning stove, tables, chairs, cooking equipment, wash basins and drinking water jugs
  • Year-round outdoor latrines
  • Outdoor water tap available from May long to September, weather permitting, must be turned on in Trefoil House mechanical room.
  • Rain collecting barrels for dishes and other washing
  • Site has a large water storage jug for drinking water
  • Four raised wood-burning patrol grills

Site 1 - Bluebell Floor Plan

Site 2 - Clover (overnight and day capacity: 36)

Area Guiding group rates:

Overnight Booking Rates: $10 booking fee + $8/person/night rental ($96/night minimum)

Out-of-Area Guiding group rates:

Overnight Booking Rates: $15 booking fee + $10/person/night rental ($120/night minimum)

  • Large open grassy area on a rolling hill.
  • Groups need to bring their own tents
  • Cook House with refrigerator, wood burning stove, tables, chairs, cooking equipment, wash basins and drinking water jugs
  • Outdoor water tap available from May long to September, weather permitting, must be turned on in Trefoil House mechanical room.
  • Rain collecting barrels for dishes and other washing
  • Site has a large water storage jug for drinking water
  • Four Outdoor patrol wood burning cooking pits
  • Two Adirondacks shelters

Site 2 - Clover Floor Plan

Site 3 - Butterfly (overnight and day capacity: 36)

Area Guiding group rates:

Overnight Booking Rates: $10 booking fee + $8/person/night rental ($96/night minimum)

Out-of-Area Guiding group rates:

Overnight Booking Rates: $15 booking fee + $10/person/night rental ($120/night minimum)

  • Private open grassy area surrounded by trees
  • Groups need to bring their own tents
  • Cook House with refrigerator, wood burning stove, tables, chairs, cooking equipment, wash basins and drinking water jugs
  • Year-round outdoor latrines
  • Outdoor water tap available from May long to September, weather permitting, must be turned on in Trefoil House mechanical room.
  • Rain collecting barrels for dishes and other washing
  • Site has a large water storage jug for drinking water
  • Four raised wood-burning patrol grills
  • Three Adirondacks shelters

Site 3 - Butterfly Floor Plan

Site 4 - BlueJay (overnight and day capacity: 36)

Area Guiding group rates:

Overnight Booking Rates: $10 booking fee + $8/person/night rental ($96/night minimum)

Out-of-Area Guiding group rates:

Overnight Booking Rates: $15 booking fee + $10/person/night rental ($120/night minimum)

  • Large private grassy area surrounded by trees
  • Groups need to bring their own tents
  • Cook House with refrigerator, wood burning stove, tables, chairs, cooking equipment, wash basins and drinking water jugs
  • Year-round outdoor latrines
  • Outdoor water tap available from May long to September, weather permitting, must be turned on in Trefoil House mechanical room.
  • Rain collecting barrels for dishes and other washing
  • Site has a large water storage jug for drinking water
  • Four raised wood-burning patrol grills
  • Three Adirondacks shelters

Site 4 - BlueJay Floor Plan

Equipment available for rent

A variety of equipment to enhance your programming is available on site or for pick-up in Edmonton. Please note that booking confirmation for equipment will depend on availability. Please submit the Equipment Request form to reserve this onsite equipment for your unit or event.

Archery

There is a flexible range at Sandy Lake. The range is available for bookings from April to October for Guide-aged girls to adults. To book please fill out the Equipment Booking Request form on the ANY council property booking web site. A Qualified Archery Leader (QAL) is required to run an archery program and book the equipment. Please provide their name at time of booking. If you do not have access to a QAL, you can request one from the core team of QALs through property bookings. The Edmonton Area Archery Coordinator will contact you to discuss the range times, age, experience of the girls, and any program-related themes that can tie into your archery program. A typical time block for a group of 15 girls will be 1.5 – 2.0 hours in length, plus set up and take down of the range. We do not rent our archery equipment to anyone outside of Edmonton Area Guiding units and leaders. There is a $3.00 fee for each participant that will be transferred from the Guiding unit’s or District’s Centralized Banking account, along with the campsite rental fees.

Snowshoes

Snowshoes are located in the Cottage (the first building on the left side of the main trail to site #4). Instruction guide containing information, games and history information is provided on site. There is a $70 fee per pair of snowshoes for any damage or loss. Groups who want to use the snowshoes need to have an amenable agreement between other groups on site for times of equipment use. The $1.00 fee for each participant that will be transferred from the Guiding unit’s or District’s Centralized Banking account along with the campsite rental fees.

O.W.L.S. Nest (Outdoor Wonder and Learning Station) Nature Centre

The O.W.L.’s Nest Nature Centre is located at 217 Lakeshore Drive. Approximately 25m North on the beach road. The Nature Centre is a place to promote awareness of, and engagement in, the natural world. It contains self-led activities and supplies designed to help units discover the many wonders of the outdoors. Participants will experience hands-on exploration through the activities, games, and resources. Some activities require a small amount of preparation or supplies ahead of time, while many don’t require any supplies at all. The kits are stored in marked bins stacked on shelving in the Nest, and are clearly labeled. Please return items to their proper place for others to enjoy. There is a $1.00 fee for each youth participant that will be transferred from the Guiding unit’s or District’s Centralized Banking account along with the campsite rental fees. The O.W.L.S. nest is only available to Guiding and Scouting groups.

Payments

Payments and cancellations

Guiding groups will provide their Unit’s or District’s Centralized Banking account number at time of booking. This will be used to process the rental fees which will be processed the Friday following the date of rental. Groups must submit the Check-Out form within 24 hours of leaving the site so that any changes can be reflected and the proper amounts are charged. If attendance numbers are not received, the group will be charged the maximum capacity of campers for that site. Any additional cleaning required by the Facilities personnel will by charged out at $35 per hour and will be included with your fee transfer.

To cancel your booking you must forward written notice via email to the Property Booking Coordinator at any-propertybookings@girlguides.ca.

Should camp be cancelled 60 or more prior to the date of camp:

  • The booking fee will not be refunded.
  • No other penalty will be given

Should camp be cancelled between 60 to 30 days prior to the date of camp:

  • A fee of 50% of the total original booking will be charged
  • If alternative renters are found by the original renter, no fee will be charged.

Should camp be cancelled within 30 days prior to the date of camp:

  • A fee of 100% of the total original booking will be charged
  • If alternative renters are found by the original renter, no fee will be charged.

Changes CAN be made to your booking before the cancellation date with written notice to the Property Booking Coordinator.

Scouting and Non-Guiding Groups: Final fees are due within twenty-one days following your camp. Any overdue accounts will be assessed a 5% late charge, and any future bookings will be released.

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