COVID-19 UPDATE | WE ARE OPEN JUNE 1, 2020! BUT THERE ARE A FEW NEW RULES
We're happy to let you know that we will open June 1 for the 2020 camping season, however, we will be following the rules set forth by AHS to ensure the safety of our campers and crew members. For June 1-30, 2020 Elevated Experience Camping restrictions include:
- Maintain Personal Distance (2 meters)
- Gatherings up to 50 people permitted in green space area
- Shower house closed June 1-30
- Outhouses open during peak times
- Cook House currently restricted
- Day use area and boat launch closed to the public June 1-30
THE GOOD NEWS?
You can still enjoy campsite delivery of the following amenities:
- Convenience store items, ice cream, firewood and ice.
- Discovery kit rentals
- Playground is open (campers are responsible for self sanitizing)
- Large yard games and board game rentals
- Community libraries
- Late night pizza delivery
- Sunday pancake breakfast
- Bike Rentals
- Yoga programs (Goat Yoga, Kid Yoga & Family Yoga) Click for schedule & pricing
For an up to datel list of AHS restrictions and recommendations please contact Elevated Experience Camping at 780-542-5821.
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Elevated Experience Camping has partnered with T-Bones Specialty Foods to offer our guests an amazing food package delivered to your campsite on the day of your arrival.
We’ve taken the stress out of grocery shopping for your camping trip.
The Campers Special Includes:
- 4 New York Striploin
- 6 – 6oz Beef/Pork Burger Patties
- 6 Jumbo All Beef BBQ Wieners
- 1 Pound of Bacon
- 1 Dozen Eggs
- 1 Package of Breakfast Sausage (8)
- 1 Litre of Salad (Potato or Dill)
To place your order, simply add it to your cart when registering for your camping trip, OR call 780-542-5821 at least 72 hours before your arrival.
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 from May 1st – September 30th annually. 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 berries and forging. We offer fully serviced, partially serviced (Power only 15 and 30 amp) non-serviced sites, pull-thru, mobile sewage service (additional fee) group camping sites and new for 2020, 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 short walk away from our hot showers, flushable toilets, bathrooms, playground area and amenities and will accommodate everything from a pup tent to a motorhome.
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 two for those rainy camp days, participate in our activities for kids and parents 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.
Explore 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 pizza delivery available 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 and onsite security and motion sensor, 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 to opportunities 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.