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The Van-Es Camp and Conference Centre has a number of facilities that are used for both summer camps and conference rentals. We have modern meeting facilities, A/V equipment, Internet, on site catering or kitchen rental, indoor swimming pool and a hot tub, historic chapel, and miles of nature trails.

To inquire about space rental, please contact Randy Downing, Business Manager. Contact info can be found here. 


Van Es has two pricing seasons. Our 2023 Non-Summer Period ( October to May) and our 2023 Summer Period (June - September). Our 2024 rates have been set. Our 2024 Non-Summer Period (October to May) and our 2024 Summer Period (June to September). Click the period to see the fee brochure.



Seven rustic cabins for overnight accommodations of 65 people. There are bunk beds and room for a camp counsellor. There is a shower house near the cabins.

Cabin 4

Cabin 4 is a special, rustic accommodation with two private bedrooms and an ensuite bathroom.

Unity Lodge - Modern Overnight Accommodations + Conference Space






Our Unity Lodge was completed in 2014 and features 12 semi-private bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. It sleeps 28 and is wheelchair accessible. There is a common area with a fireplace, kitchen, and an adjacent meeting room.


Unity has a full residential style kitchen with a large island. It is fully equipped and suitable for making meals for groups of 20-28. Larger groups are encouraged to use Van Es's catering services. The great room has two large sitting or lounging areas with an adjoining coffee bar and a large gas fireplace that is flanked in floor to ceiling stone.


The board room seats 12 with nesting tables and chairs that can be configured as a board table or classroom style. There is a built in projector and sound system and a full wall of Whitey Board for use with dry erase markers.

Each bed in the Unity Lodge has a quilt that was made by the Unity Quilters. Bedrooms are warm and welcoming.

Harmony Centre + Pool

The Harmony Centre has two parts. On one side there is a large (1,386 sq. ft.) conference room and on the other an indoor pool, a hot tub, change rooms, washroom facilities.




It can accommodate up to 180 people in a theatre seating arrangement. The hall is separate from the 1,386 sq. ft. pool area. They are connected through the common hall and foyer. The pool is 1.5m at the deep end and .5m at the shallow end.



We can also supply a wireless microphone system with a pair of powered speakers. We also have a HDMI projector and an 8' x 8' screen for conferences.



Morning Star Hall: Modern Kitchen an Dining Room




Completed in the Spring of 2005, the Morning Star Hall is a 4,500 sq. ft. modern building that can accommodate up to 175 people for daily events. The facility is equipped with a 812 sq. ft. kitchen with commercial-grade equipment. The hall has sufficient tables and chairs, and a cozy fireplace.

We can supply firewood on request for use in the fireplace and are able to offer a wide range of table arrangements for conferences, meetings, meals and receptions. We can also supply a Sure wireless microphone system with a pair of powered Ev speakers.









We also have an HDMI-capable projector and an 8'x8' screen for conferences or meetings. On the patio you will also find picnic tables for those days when you'll want to enjoy the peaceful scenery with your desert or coffee break.




Built in 1950, the chapel provides seating for up to 200 people. The chapel serves as an ideal location for romantic weddings. It is a unique environment for worship and a quiet place of reflection.

This heritage building has a wonderful exposed timber frame interior. It is unheated, but there is a fireplace at the foot of the balcony. We supply firewood on request for use in the fireplace.

There are also A/V equipment available for use in the chapel. When music is required, we can provide a digital piano with a powered speaker.


Located just 20 minutes southeast of Edmonton on 100 acres of secluded, wooded land, Van-Es Camp & Conference Centre is naturally gifted with the natural backdrop you are looking for your wedding photos.

It is also an excellent space for creative walks when on break at a conference or retreat.

We have a number of hiking trails that go through a wildlife sanctuary and to South Cooking Lake, as well as a through trail to the town of South Cooking Lake and the Cooking Lake Sail Club.

In our main parking lot, we have space for a number of RVs, including a limited number of electrical hookups. There is also space for tenting.

Native plants and wildlife can be spotted throughout our facility.

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