Reservations Open February 3, 2021!
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Reservations Open February 3, 2021!
Willey West Campground originally was a ferry landing on the south shore of the North Saskatchewan at the end of Buck Creek Road in the 1940’s. The name Willey West comes from the campgrounds three founders’ names combined, Theo Westling, William Roos and Bruce Cropley. May long weekend in 1989, was the campgrounds first official operational day.
Situated along the shores of the North Saskatchewan River, Elevated Experience Camping at Willey West Campground is located in Central Alberta and only 6 kilometers east of Drayton Valley on the Cowboy Trail Highway 22 which offers stunning mountain-like scenery and picturesque views.
Situated on the shores of the North Saskatchewan River, Elevated Experience Camping offers seasonal camping annually from May – September. For the 2021 camping season, Elevated Experience Camping will be open April 30, 2021 – October 3rd, 2021. Whatever your style or level of camping, each spacious campsite offers an outdoor wilderness experience with its towering trees, picturesque scenery, free roaming wildlife, endless flowers, edible, and forging.
We offer fully serviced, partially serviced (Power only 15 and 30 amp) non-serviced sites, pull-thru, tenting only campsites mobile water and sewage service (additional fee) group camping sites and glamping sites with queen size beds, television, air conditioning, mini fridge, patio deck and outdoor sitting, full size BBQ and much more.
All campsites and day use areas are pet friendly (on leash). Our sites are enclosed by trees for privacy and all sites are a short walk away from our hot showers, flushable toilets, outhouses, playground, and a day-use area located directly on the North Saskatchewan river. Our amenities will accommodate everything from a pup tent to a 45-foot motorhome with multiple slides.
Fully stocked with everything you probably forgot.
Made for kids of all ages. Play all the games you grew up with & school your kids with the original video games.
Rent a board game or ten (Yeah! they are daily rentals) for those rainy camp days, participate in our activities for kids, youth and families or play at our amazing playground.
Large Outdoor Game Rentals
Large scale fun for everyone.
On-Site Boat Launch
Launch your boat into the North Saskatchewan River from our campground.
Sasquatch Trail/Walking & Hiking Trails
NEW for 2021. Interpretive Sasquatch Trail that takes you through the hills and valleys surrounding Willey West Campground.
Day Use Area
Enjoy the day with us and enjoy the amenities with friends and family.
9 Hole Mini-Golf
Who doesn’t love a game of mini-golf?
Yoga with a twist! Baby goats and yoga; what could be more fun?
This is a true life-saver when you’re packing up to go home Sunday morning.
Late Night Pizza Delivery
We have late night Freshly made on site pizza delivery available Thursday/ Friday/ Saturday and long weekends.
On-Site Sani Dump
No having to drive into town to dump!
We ensure the ultimate elevated camping experience for campers and customers. There is 24-hour crew service and support, 24-hour Camp Manager on-site, hourly maintenance and cleanliness checks , 24-hour security surveillance throughout the campground.
The Vision & Mission
Our vision is to provide an elevated camping experience to 20,000 people in the next 5 years.
How we plan to do this is by helping people fall in love with the outdoors every time they camp with us.
Why Elevated Experience Camping?
People love the outdoors however; most want the modern amenities to make their stay more comfortable. At Elevated Experience Camping we have created solutions to elevate traditional camping amenities and experiences for all levels of camping enthusiast.
Jason and Carmen married in a small ceremony in Fort Edmonton Park with their 4 children.
Carmen worked as a Manager for a non-profit organization specializing in supporting high risk youth
Jason’s love for people took him into a profession as an Edmonton Transit Operator receiving several accommodations for excellent customer service.
Carmen and Jason adopt a 9 year old boy from Alberta Childrens’ Services
Jason and Carmen’s adoption granted and both take time off their busy work schedules to spend time with the kids. The summer was filled with adventures camping all across Alberta. This sparked a new interest and passion for Carmen and Jason.
Jason approached Carmen on looking for a business opportunity where they could work together and develop a legacy for their children.
Carmen and Jason adopted a second 9 year old to complete their blended family.
Carmen changed careers and started to see opportunities to bridge her passion for social work with other areas of interest including business, social and economic development.
Jason has an opportunity to volunteer at Willey West Campground.
Carmen and Jason learn of the opportunity to potentially become owner operators of Willey West Campground.
Jason and Carmen complete extensive research around camping trends and talk to both the community of Drayton Valley and Willey West campers on what they want in a camping experience.
Carmen and Jason are awarded Willey West Campground.
Elevated Experience Camping Inc. is Incorporated.
Elevated Experience Camping Inc. starts building collaborations and partnerships to support the vision of Carmen and Jason.
Elevated Experience Camping Inc. starts the process to create a non-profit entity to the business to support social innovation and build community.
Elevated Experience Camping officially becomes the owner operators of Willey West Campground.
Elevated Experience Camping officially opens to the public operating Willey West Campground.
Elevated Experience Camping Society is incorporated and the Board of directors is formed.
Jason and Carmen purchase a Food Trailer and Gift it to Elevated Experience Camping Society to start a program called Operation Sasquatch. The program is to support at risk youth with Employment opportunities.
Carmen and Jason Create a Legacy fund through Drayton Valley Community Foundation to support continued and future initiatives.
Elevated Experience Camping’s recycling program presents a cheque to Beehive Support Services for $2474.00 to support employment opportunities for Persons with Disabilities.
Elevated Experience Camping is awarded Modeste Creek Campground, to start operations 2022.
Carmen Roberts-kowalchuk is Alberta Woman’s Entrepreneur Feature Entrepreneur.
Elevated Experience Camping Society is awarded a grant through Family and Community Support Services for start up costs for Operation Sasquatch.
Operation Sasquatch Employment program for at-risk youth officially begins.
CBC interviews Carmen, Jason and youth from Operation Sasquatch.
Carmen and Jason Roberts-Kowalchuk are awarded The town of Drayton Valley RV Park Effective May, 2021