Camp Harding is operated by the Anglican Diocese of Qu’Appelle. It is situated in the center block of the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park on the Saskatchewan side approximately 30 km Southwest of Maple Creek on Highway 21. It’s rambling hills, gorgeous vistas and lodge pole pine forest is an environment unique in Saskatchewan. One visit and you'll be hooked.
Camp Harding itself is in a secluded pocket of the Park. It has four old-style bunkhouses each able to sleep eight to ten, plus two smaller rustic cabins. There are washrooms and showers available on-site. The main building is a heated quonset which houses a fully equipped camp kitchen including a walk-in cooler, a large multipurpose space, and our adjoining craft room. There is also an outdoor chapel, a permanent basketball hoop, and a large fire pit area.
Francis and Friends Family Camp (Summer 2021)
This summer we are hosting our Francis and Friends Choose Your Own Adventure Family Camp. Written by Rev. Rich Nelson, the Francis and Friends program is a faith and nature resource which seeks to get families back outdoors, to strengthen family bonds and to fill you with awe and wonder. It is built upon the loving, inclusive teachings of St. Francis and St. Claire of Assisi and centers the Christian life in the Great Commandment to love God with all our Heart, Soul, Mind and Strength. For a fee of $20 per day families may reserve a place in the on-site program. See the following links for more information:
Francis & Friends Family Camp - https://quappelle.anglican.ca/...
Francis & Friends poster - https://quappelle.anglican.ca/...
Francis & Friends promo video - https://vimeo.com/185893792
Recommended Packing List - https://quappelle.anglican.ca/...
*Also see list of nearby attractions and amenities (below) to help you plan your time in Cypress.
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park is the first and only inter-provincial park in Canada. Rising up to 600 meters (1,970 ft) above the surrounding prairie, these hills and fescue grasslands represent the highest terrain between Labrador and the Rocky Mountains. For visitors, the steep rises, lush valleys and pine-scented breezes lend a mountain air to this prairie island.
Four distinct habitats and a climate more moderate than the prairies make this a park exceptionally rich in plant and animal life. Stately lodgepole pines embrace the higher elevations of the hills and grow nowhere else in Saskatchewan. Moose, elk, Nuttall's cottontail, white tailed deer, bobcat, red squirrel and mule deer make their home here and there have been rare sightings of cougar, as well.
In addition to the programs operated by the Diocese of Qu'Appelle there are a wide array of attractions and amenities including the following found right in the park:
General Store - (306)-662-4226 groceries, camping supplies, souvenirs
Cypress Hills swimming pool - 306-662-5411 (Park Office)
Mini Golf - (306)-662-2012 a fun and well-designed outdoor course
Loch Levin Marina - beach w/ volleyball and paddleboat/kayak rentals
Extensive Hiking trails - maps available at Park office
Horseback riding at Riding Academy- (306)-662-3512; hourly trail rides
Tree-O-Six Adventures - https://www.treeosix.com/cypress-hills w/ ziplines,rock climbing, parachute simulator, disc golf, and E-bike rentals
Stargazing at the Observatory - 306-662-5411 (Park Office)
The following are a short drive out of the park:
Go-Karts - https://www.chspeedway.com/ (8 min. from camp)
Grotto Gardens - https://grottogardens.ca/ (23 min.)
T-Rex Discovery Center - https://royalsaskmuseum.ca/trex (60 min.)
Fort Walsh National Historic Site - https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/sk/walsh/index (36 min.)
For more information on these and other nearby attractions go to cypresshills.com
The camp premises are open from the May long weekend to the September long weekend. When Diocese of Qu’Appelle sponsored camps are not in session the facility is available to rent to other charitable, spiritual, or educational organizations. Please note that the camp is not available to rent for weddings or family reunions.
For further information about booking Camp Harding contact Krista at 306-773-8871.
$150-200 /day (dependent upon group size and usage)
$100 Septic Pump Out Fee (applicable to groups of 20+ or to small groups staying longer periods)
$100-200 deposit due at booking (refunded upon the completion of your stay once payment is made and an inspection has been completed)
*The Board of Camp Harding wishes to support programs and charitable organizations which serve low income families, aid vulnerable populations, and/or work toward the goals recommended by the National Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Commission. If you think your organization would qualify please be in touch so that we may discuss a revised fee structure.
Camp Harding is very grateful for grant funding from the Anglican Foundation of Canada this year for a pending development project. More information and updates will be forthcoming. Please consider supporting their valuable ministry!