Peace Country Wilderness Camps

What is Peace Country Wilderness Camps (PCWC)?

Peace Country Wilderness Camps provides faith-based wilderness horse camp experiences in the stunning Two Lakes and Kakwa region and along the banks of the Smokey River near Grande Prairie for kids and adults alike.

News & Updates

Read Our Newsletter

We have a eNewsletter! Read the most recent version here: https://mailchi.mp/2d8a83509cd8/pcwc-update-feb-revised 

 In Memory of Wade & Aubrey Balisky

We will forever be grateful for Wade & Aubrey. Life at PCWC will never be the same. We want to invite each of you who were touched by Wade & Aubrey through PCWC to leave a note on our Facebook page. Let’s remember together the great fun, deep love and constant support they gave to camp.

I was born into PCWC: life with the Balisky’s was the norm. Dad and Bob did everything together, and there are many precious memories I hold from the times I got to tag along, whether it was a camp meeting, moving horses or snowmobiling. I have scars and injuries I hold as a mark of the crazy adventures and lessons learned. I will forever hold dear the time I beat Wade at Stretch out at Sheep Creek! Wade staffed many of my Pack n’ Rides and I will always remember the beautiful singing, the crazy antics and the push to be wild. Aubrey is my younger cousin, and as we grew, we discovered how deep the family blood runs. I had her staff for me as a young LIT at the first camp I directed, and one morning we showed up to staff meeting coming from separate tents wearing the exact same clothes! Aubrey was a home girl and she loved the farm. When she married Wade, I turned the camp rodeo over to her and she took it to a whole new level! Always creative, forever dreaming, grateful to their Saviour. These two joined the mission to know God and make Him known. Camp and the rodeo flowed from and through their yard, there isn’t a horse, a piece of equipment or a volunteer that wasn’t touched by them. For all they gave, we say Thank You. 

-Amy Heyn

Wade, Aubrey, Jewel and Fleur Balisky went to be with Jesus after going down in their helicopter in the Eaglesham area late January 1st, 2021. Please pray for their surviving children Chevey, Remmington and Indya.

PCWC Rodeo 2020

This year’s rodeo has been cancelled due to COVID-19. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Camp Cancelled for 2020

Please refer to the announcement above. If you are able to help with farrier bills or summer pasture for 50 horses, please contact us. We look forward to seeing all campers next year!

Summer 2020 Directors

Camp Schedule of PCWC 2020

See schedule below for the camps of 2020. Please note that no camps will be taking place in 2020.

Ridge Riders

Ridge Riders #1

  • Directors: Riley & Moriah Emerson
  • Dates: June 27th – July 3rd

Ridge Riders #2

  • Directors: Jordan & Megan Squires
  • Dates: July 4th – July 10th

Ridge Riders #3

  • Director: Travis King
  • Dates: July 11th – July 17th

Ridge Riders #4

  • Directors: John Loge and Matt Johnson
  • Dates: July 18th – July 24th

Ridge Riders #5

  • Directors: Greg & Robin Berreth
  • Dates: July 25th – July 31st
Ranch Camp
  • Director: Todd Donaldson
  • Dates: June 27th – July 4th
Mountain Base

Mountain Base #1

  • Directors: Tyler & Candice Edey
  • Dates: July 4th – July 11th

Mountain Base #2

  • Directors: Ian Penner
  • Dates: July 11th – July 18th

Mountain Base #3

  • Director: Dan Zacharias
  • Dates: July 18th – July 25th
Mountain Adventure

Mountain Adventure #1

  • Directors: Kaehler & Bob Sterr
  • Dates: Aug 1st – Aug 8th

Mountain Adventure #2

  • Directors: Nathanael Sterr
  • Dates: Aug 8th – Aug 15th
Hiking Camp
  • Directors: Derek Syme & Scott Forbes
  • Dates: July 18th – July 25th
Adult Relax N' Ride
  • Directors: Dave & Jody Penner
  • Dates: July 25th – Aug 1st
Pack N' Ride

Unavailable in 2020. Please check back in 2021.