Portage College has a 12-apartment residence for accommodating students. 12 apartments with 2 bedrooms in each apartment and in each bedroom there are 2 twin beds, so 4 people/apartment. Two of the apartments are handicap accessible and they have 2 double beds in the rooms. We can therefore accommodate up to 48 people in this facility, depending on registrations. Room assignments for participants will be organized by Camp administration based on registrants.
NB. As of April 15 there are only 4 rooms available to us so room reservations will be on a first come-first served basis. It is our hope that more rooms will be made available as we get closer to the camp.
Each apartment has a kitchen that you are welcome to use. It has a fridge/stove, table & chairs however no dishes or small appliances. Because it is a dormitory style and not a hotel, there are things you will need to supply yourself.
1. Bedding for a twin bed (a single bed for one person);
2. Towel & Toiletries;
3. If you plan on using the kitchen, bring your own dishes, eating utensils, cook ware, food, etc.
Across the street from Portage College is the St. Paul Lodge. If you prefer your own room for privacy, click here to access their website and you can book your own room directly with them. They are offering a rate of $60/night (Sgl Occupancy) or $70/night (Dbl Occupancy) plus taxes & fees (2022 rates). Let them know you are with Camp Calvin. They can be reached at 780-645-2202 or firstname.lastname@example.org. They will hold a block of rooms for CC but will release them 3 weeks before the start of camp. Cancellation policy is 7 days.
For the first time, and to help cut down costs to attend Camp Calvin, we are offering the option to be billeted in homes of the residents of St. Paul. This will be for sleeping & showering only, no meals included. We will match you up with suitable residents.
Camping ~ On Site
There is camping available right at the college. This is great news as we are able to keep our fiddle community together but there are a few things you need to know:
-This is dry camping, there are no services/hookups.
-You will be camping on a gravel parking lot so no mud to contend with if it rains. Sadly though, there are no grassy areas so those that are tenting will have no choice but to reserve in the campground located 0.5 km from the College.
-You will have access to washroom facilities (sinks & toilets) during the day, however the facility will be locked up at night therefore no washroom access throughout the night.
-There is no access to showers. However, the St. Paul Aquatic Centre is located a short block & half south from the College and is open from 7 am to 9 pm and showers can be had there for $2/person.
-No campfires allowed.
-A charge of $50 / 5 nights will be added to your registration fees.
Camping ~ Off Site
If you are a camper and looking for camping options, there are two serviced campgrounds located in the Town of St. Paul. Information on both campgrounds can be found on the reservation page by clicking on the links below.
- Overnight Trailer Park Campground (4800 - 55 st) Located just .5 kms (5-min walk) from Portage College is the Overnight Trailer Park. If you're looking for a campground with hookups or if you are tenting, click here to reserve your spot.
- Iron Horse Trail Campground (4012 - 53 ave) Located a short drive from the College is a bigger campground offering a few more services. Click here to reserve your spot.