The Rocky Mountain Rotary Club is providing two bursaries for each of the summer camps being offered by the Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation.

Monica Beckett, educational program coordinator for the Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation, says the club has generously provided two fully-paid bursaries for each camp for youth who otherwise couldn't attend.

Cochrane FCSS is helping distribute the bursaries based on need and can be contacted by email at or by phoning 403-851-2250.

Those living outside of the Cochrane region can directly contact the foundation at

There's a total of seven weeks of camp this summer, starting with Great Grasslands for those ages 6 to 9 from July 4 to 8.

The foundation resumed camps last year and has three entirely new themes this summer to explore. Other camp themes include Wild About Wetlands and Outdoor Leadership. Both the Great Grasslands and Wild About Wetlands camps are for youth ages 6 to 9, and the outdoor leadership camps are for those ages 9 to 13. 

"There are only 12 campers in each camp, it's quite an intimate group, so we really have a great amount of time to get to know each other and build friendships and play outside."

The younger camps get to know about the wetlands and grasslands ecosystems, and it's taken a step further in the outdoor leadership camps by turning that understanding towards themselves.

"Just like there's diversity in the grasslands, there are unique strengths within different people. Just like an ecosystem is connected and requires a lot of different parts, so are we connected in our community, and who are the people that are going to support us in our strengthens so that we can offer the things that we're uniquely gifted to offer."

All camps cost $150 and run Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

You can get more details here.

GRPF summer camps