Camp Little Buffalo is an annual five-day summer leadership camp for youth. It provides programs and activities designed to improve team-building, problem-solving, and personal development.
Camp Little Buffalo was established in 1996 by the Grande Prairie RCMP with assistance from Catholic Family Services, PACE and various supporting agencies.
The aim of Camp Little Buffalo is to develop self-esteem, assertiveness, communication, decision-making, consequence realization, goal-setting and problem-solving in the youth that have been identified in the former Peace Country Health Region as being at risk.
Requirements for Camp Little Buffalo
Youths must be referred by either a community organization (such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters), schools, or from counseling agencies. Parents or guardians cannot refer the youth to Camp Little Buffalo.
There is no cost to the youth or to his/her family to attend Camp Little Buffalo, however, there are a limited number of openings each year. The youth must be between the ages of 11 and 13, live in the former Peace Country Health Region, and be able to physically participate in all of the below noted outdoor activities.
Camp Little Buffalo offers a variety of programs and activities such as:
- Police Dog Presentations
- Technical Search and Rescue Presentations
- Information Sessions on self-esteem and other character-building attributes.
Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police serve as the mentors at Camp, with the goal of helping youth to develop a positive relationship with police.