Elevated Experience Camping
Imagine roasting marshmallows around an open fire with the glow of the moon above you and the sounds of owls and other night creatures all around.
Picture spending a night out in nature, getting away from the craziness of everyday life, enjoying the company of friends and family .
If you love the outdoors, the smell of campfires and the clear crisp air as you stare at the clear starlit sky and want to take some time to relax, then camping is the perfect activity for you.
If you are new to camping…..Let us convert you to the Elevated Experiences of camping.
Carmen and Jason Roberts-Kowalchuk owners of Elevated Experience Camping Inc. proudly operate Willey West Campground, a family-friendly camping facility that offers a total of 100 sites for your camping enjoyment.
Situated along the shores of the North Saskatchewan River, Willey West Campground is located in Central Alberta and only 6 kilometers east of Drayton Valley with picturesque views.
Willey West Campground is seasonally open for campers May- September yearly with a 24 hour Caretaker on-site, while hiking trails throughout the campground are accessible all year round.
The park-like setting is surrounded by towering trees, a variety of birds, wildlife and flowers.
Willey West Campground offers an on-site boat launch which provides great access to river boating, canoeing and paddling, fishing and swimming.
There is always something fun and exciting to do while visiting Elevated Experience Camping.
You will find many fun filled all-ages activities like:
- Interactive Hiking Trails
- Discovery Activity Kits For All Ages
- Bike Rentals
- Retro Arcade
- Weekly Child & Family Programming Activities
- Water Activities
- Giant Outdoor Game rentals,
- Goat Yoga & so much more.
It’s About A Change
Raising a family of 6 children and 4 dogs has taught us a lot about the need to establish mechanisms in your life where you just sit back and reconnect with the simpler things in life. Camping was always our simpler way of life and although we have many magical memories of our camping adventures there were always nuances we saw that we felt could be done better. We are here to fill that gap!!! We want camping to be the escape from your busy life, and the place you make unforgettable friends and memories.
We know what campers want!!! We get it, a simpler life but with a twist. Yes we have all become accustomed to having our needs met right at our fingertips, but while camping???? Whether you want to enjoy the basics of camping or prefer the finer amenities that current life offers, rest assure, Elevated Experience Camping will be able to provide you the perfect camping experience.
It’s About Comradery
Help and hospitality are about building relationships of trust between people. Relationships are the foundation of communities. Elevated Experience Camping builds collaborations and partnerships that support social and economic development. We believe in our communities and we believe in people.
We have partnered with several organizations within the Drayton Valley/ Brazeau County area to help support our vision of Elevating a camping experience. Some of our partners include:
- BeeHive Support Services
- T-Bone Butchers
- Drayton Valley Public Library
- Eagle Point Blue Rapids Parks Council
- Ponderosa City
- West Central River Boat Association
It’s About “Goat” Yoga
What is Goat Yoga? It is about different things for different people. We have heard it described as “calm”, “therapy”, “zen”, and just plain “happiness.” However, there is one recurrent description…”unexpected.”
Unexpected certainly describes the path to Goat Yoga.
Goat Yoga is Animal-Assisted Therapy in a natural setting with an unexpectedly (there’s that word again) smart, social, and profoundly cuddly animal. It’s not a cancer cure, but it IS an unbelievable distraction from politics, work, stress, sickness or depression.
Goats are not trained to participate in Goat Yoga classes. It is believed in letting goats be goats, and doing (within reason) what they want. They might jump on your back, stare into your soul, burp in your ear, or give goat hugs (trust me, it’s a thing).
Most often they’ll just lay down on your yoga mat and snuggle up next to you…just as you perfect your pose.
It’s About Taking The Lead
From our very first day, we’ve always tried to make decisions that our customers can be proud of. Not only are we taking camping experiences to a different level, we are embedding ourselves in the social and economic development of our surrounding communities. We believe in our success and we believe in making a difference (both big and small, they all count).
Let’s Be Friends
Some people collect coins. We collect people. Not in a creepy serial killer kind of way. We love connecting with real human beings and building real commadary with people. So, if you have room for one more friend, here’s where you can find us…