Camp Nakamun is a summer camp and year-round retreat destination.

We host kids, youth and family camps in the summer, and welcome groups of all sizes to join us year-round for a few days to get away from the busyness and every day schedules of life.

Why Nakamun Exists

Our mission is to encounter God, enrich relationships, and experience creation.

Camp Nakamun exists to be an inviting, innovative, and growing summer camp, retreat ministry, and host facility. Our desire is to connect with communities and partnerships with our churches to reach children, youth, and adults with the message of Jesus Christ.

We are a non-profit charitable organization owned by the Western Canadian District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. We operate in accordance with the statement of faith, principles and directives of the Christian & Missionary Alliance of Canada.

What We Do

At our heart, we are summer camp! 7-8 jam packed weeks of camps with options for kids with all different kinds of interests.

We also host year-round groups, creating a welcoming and hospitable environment for them to feel relaxed and at home.

Our Location

We are located an hour NW of Edmonton. Not too far away, but just far enough to make it feel like you’re getting away!

Our main site is rests on the north side of Lake Nakamun.

Multiple Sites, one Mission

Up the road from our Main Site is our North Shore property and our Nakamun Ranch.

Our North Shore property is also home to our Nakamun Outdoors program. This is for kids that love being outside. Camping in tents, cooking over the fire, chopping wood, throwing axes and shooting arrows are all part of this experience.

This land also holds our Paintball fields.

We transport both Outdoor and Paintball campers to this site. Registration still takes place at the main Nakamun site.

Just 1/2 mile North of our Main Site is our Nakamun Ranch. Starting in 2016, we began running our Horsemanship and Ranch camps completely on their own at the ranch.

We have a new indoor riding arena and 5 cabins nestled in the spruce trees. Plans are in the works for a dining facility. Staying at the ranch means more time with the horses, just what our Horsemanship campers have been hoping for!

Horsemanship Camp registration takes place at the Nakamun Ranch.

Our Story

The story of Camp Nakamun really begins with the assignment of Jessie Hyde, from Ottawa, to do mission work for the Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination in this area, first in Fort Chippewa, then later in Onoway.

In connection with local ministries, the need for a vacation bible day camp and summer camp location was discussed. After running camps around the Lac La Nonne area, land came up for sale on the north side of Lake Nakamun. This was in 1947, and the price tag was $2500.

Children and Family Camps ran over the years, and in 1990, our multipurpose Lodge was built. This allowed ministry to expand even further year-round with school groups coming for band camp and church groups for retreats.

Leadership team

Getting Here

NOTE FOR 2021: Construction for the 2 miles directly North of Camp Nakamun. Watch for the detour signs.

Google will usually give good directions to camp. However, go the Busby/Dunstable route if you want to avoid gravel roads. The best way to get to Nakmun from Edmonton is to head North on Hwy 44. Turn west at Hwy 651, go through Busby, then after about 20 km turn south at Dunstable school. After 7 km the road will curve to the west. Nakamun’s entrance is on the right.

Winter Office Hours: (Tuesday to Friday)

9:30-12:00 / 1:00-4:30

The office is closed on Mondays.

CALL: 780-967-5585


Join our Year-round team

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    Join Our Team

    We are looking for a person to fulfill the role of Executive Director.  Click here for all of the information.


    Along with our summer program, we run year-round for churches, school groups and organizations looking for a place to get away.

    We are open year-round, and next extra staff for various times and seasons.

    We are looking for people eager to help us work towards our mission of encountering God, enriching relationships, and experiencing creation.  Every role at Camp Nakamun is vital in helping us work towards this goal.

    Be sure to check back here regularly for job postings.


    Seeking a new Executive Director.  Click here for information

Leadership FAQ

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    Who owns Camp Nakamun?

    Camp Nakamun is a charitable, non-profit organization owned by the Western Canadian District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance.

    The camp operates in accordance with the statement of faith, principles and directives of the Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination of Canada.