Vasa Camp

 


SKANDIA LODGE NO. 549    Pigeon Lake Instituted 11/24/1929

Contact Us At The Vasa Camp Email

 





 The Order is named for Gustav Vasa, who liberated the country in the 16th century and became the first King of modern Sweden.

 

 

Vasa at the Lake

 

 



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Vasa Lodge 549 

Scandinavian Heritage Society

Vasa Order

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 Vasa Summer Camp 2015


This summer, camp will be held from 

Sunday, July 5th to Saturday, July 11th 

at Vasa Park, Pigeon Lake. This year’s Camp Directors are LeAnne and Lincoln McLeod

vasacamp2014@gmail.com 


Camp registration forms have been sent out and the deadline to register is June 1st, 2015. Please make sure to fill out all three forms:

  • Registration Form - 4 pages
  • Permission Release Form (FOIP) - 1 page
  • Release and Waiver of Liability - 2 pages

If you need information about registration, or did not get your forms, please contact Elaine Dougan at dougans@yahoo.com


The maximum of campers this year will be 64. Depending on the number of campers, some late registration forms may be accepted.


Youth between the ages of 6 and 14 are invited to attend.  Join us for a week of fun-filled activities including culture, dance, crafts and recreation.  As an added bonus, you get to stay at the lake, enjoy three home cooked meals a day and meet new friends.


We are looking forward to a great week this year 


 

Our goal is to have all children learn about their Swedish culture and heritage and to promote brotherhood and understanding. The children also have the opportunity to meet new friends and members.

 Our program includes:

 Swedish Dancing

 

 

 Swedish Language



 Arts and Crafts



 Swimming


 and lots of other outdoor activities. 

 

The children will be staying in cottages donated by our own members and every cottage will have its own den parent. Each camper will be served three meals a day at the Clubhouse plus many nutritious snacks and a canteen. The children are under the supervision of adults and counselors at all times.

For more information on camp, or to apply for a counselor or dishwasher position, contact the camp directors, LeAnne and Lincoln McLeod 

 





ABOUT VASA ORDER OF AMERICA, SKANDIA LODGE #549

  The Vasa Order of America is a cultural fraternal organization for people of Swedish or Scandinavian descent with lodges throughout Canada, United States and Sweden. Skandia Lodge #549 is the local lodge in Edmonton, which was organized in 1929.  Monthly meetings provide an opportunity to socialize and to learn about Sweden.  Several activities are held every year to promote and preserve the Swedish culture and traditions.  Vasa Park on Pigeon Lake is the site of a midsummer celebration, a Pea Soup and Pancake Brunch, several summer socials, and a Cultural Heritage Camp for Children.  Vasa members can compete for university scholarships, as well as participate in sports competitions with other lodges within the province.   Active groups associated with Skandia Lodge #549 include Ladies's Auxiliary, the Past Chairmen's Club, the childrens club and the Vasa Pioneers No. 12, an activity club.

For further information on SKANDIA LODGE #549: Please call Greg Brodeur at (780) 619-8988


  LeAnne and Lincoln McLeod will be Camp Directors for Vasa Camp 2014. Camp week begins Sunday July 5 2015.

  

Contact us if you would be interested in volunteering this year!


 

 


Also your suggestions to help make camp more enjoyable and run more smoothly are greatly appreciated. New ideas are welcome and will be taken into consideration by the organizers of camp this year.

 

 

Pictures From Vasa Camp 

*click image to enlarge