CJ'13 Event Information

So you're thinking about the Canadian Jamboree? Well that's great! A week full of fun, friends, and camping await! What more could you want!? But before you consider signing up for what is sure to be the best part of your summer, you must ask yourself, are you ready? Are you ready to travel back in time? To be part of prehistoric adventures? To become an explorer? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Canadian Scout Jamboree is most certainly for you!

Travel to the four worlds where you will discover exciting activities to challenge you and your Patrol. Be prepared to hike near glaciers, dig for bones, raid the castle, and dive for buried treasure! The challenging and exciting CJ'13 program combines some of the best activities from previous Jamborees, with several new ones that are sure to become favourites.

  • Aside from all the activities that will keep you busy all day, there are loads of events lined up for the evenings! Live concerts will fill the air with music, performances will rock the fields with laughter, and contests in the X-Centre are sure to keep the energy alive all week!
  • Be sure to pick up a copy of the Newsasaurus, the CJ'13 official camp newspaper, to find out what is happening around camp. Who knows, you may even see yourself in the paper!
  • Visit the Trading Post to get all your CJ'13 souvenirs and to make sure you get one of the popular Albert the Albertosaurus plush toys.
  • You definitely don't want to miss the badge trading area. Here you can find that one badge to complete your collection or trade for an elusive ghost badge.

Join thousands of Scouts at Camp Woods on the shores of Sylvan Lake, Alberta for a week of fun and excitement that you'll never forget. Not to mention all the new friends you'll make! Scouts will be coming from all corners of Canada and the world to experience this once and a lifetime event.

Oh yeah, bring a leader or two with you – they'll have just as much fun as you will!


Are you prepared to travel back to the time of our mascot Albert, the Albertasaurus? Be prepared to enter four worlds of wonder as part of the wild program at CJ '13.

The challenging and exciting CJ'13 program combines some of the best activities from the past and a bunch of new ones for every participant to enjoy.

  New Program Information Available. Find out more »


Participant Registration Fee:

Before Jan. 31, 2013: $650* per participant (unit youth and Leaders)
*Registration must be received and fees paid in full by Jan. 31, 2013 to qualify for this rate.

After Jan. 31, 2013: $750 per participant (unit youth and Leaders)

Offer of Service (OOS) Registration Fee: $300

Detailed Fee Breakdown »

Online registration is open. Register today!

Refunds: Full refunds will be issued until January 31, 2013. Participants withdrawing after January 31, 2013 will be assessed a $50 National Jamboree cancellation fee.

Cancellation policies for Council fees vary. Contact your council for more information.

Fee refunds will be made to the Group the unit is affiliated with, addressed in care of the contact Leader.

Registration Fee Covers: food, activities, campsite, and transportation from the airport (Calgary or Edmonton) or Edmonton train station to the Jamboree site and for off-site events.

Additional Costs: Participants are responsible for transportation costs to and from Alberta, additional accommodation (if required) and all camping equipment. Councils may have a small additional fee for the Council Contingents.

Schedule of Events

Ready for some fun? Here's how the week will unfold:

Saturday, July 6 Arrivals;
Opening Ceremony: 7 PM – 8 PM
Sunday, July 7 Spiritual Observance: AM;
Program Activities Begin: PM
Monday to Friday Program Activities: 9 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday, July 12 Closing Ceremony: 7 – 8 PM
Saturday, July 13 Departures
New! Join us for Cub Scout Day July 10, 2013: Click here for more information »
New! Visitors Days are July 9 and July 11: Click here for more information »


CJ'13 Cookbook Now Available: Download the Cookbook »
Participants Menu Now Available: Download the Menu »


The Canadian Scout Jamboree 2013 (CJ'13) will take place at Camp Woods (Northern Lights Council) on the south shore of Sylvan Lake, Alberta (near Red Deer). The camp is approximately 10 kilometres west of the resort town of Sylvan Lake and strategically placed between Calgary and Edmonton. It is situated in a natural region that offers a wide range of opportunities for recreation and program.

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From Edmonton and Calgary:

  1. From Highway #2 take Highway #11 west from Red Deer to Sylvan Lake
  2. Go past the first two Sylvan Lake entrances to 60th street
  3. Turn right on 60th street and continue north to township road #390 (highway 11a)
  4. Go west on township road #390 to Range Road #21 (follow the camp signs)

Air Transportation

For individuals (Patrols under 10 total) booking with Air Canada we have two booking codes, one for Edmonton and one for Calgary:

Edmonton Air Canada QC7JVFR1
Calgary Air Canada QXA6WME1

Groups wishing to book 10 or more at one time with Air Canada must call 1-888-567-4160 for travel within Canada.

Groups wishing to book with WestJet must call 1-888-493-7853.


Welcome to CJ'13, Scouts Canada's 12th Canadian Scout Jamboree!

Latest News

Packing Tips

Sylvan Lake and Camp Woods have not been affected by the recent flooding in Alberta. Plans are full speed ahead for CJ’13. The area is experiencing high volumes of rain, though, so bring your rain gear and good ground cover for under your tent.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary.

Attention all Chief Scout recipients

Scouters – do you have youth attending CJ'13 who received their Chief Scout Award this year? If so, our National Youth Commissioner, Kaylee Galipeau, and Chief Commissioner, Andrew Price, would like to personally congratulate them.

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CJ'13 Blog
Stay up-to-date throughout CJ'13 by following the CJ'13 Blog!

All Volunteers have now been contacted. If you have not heard from the CJ team please contact the Scouts Canada Help Centre or 1-888-855-3336.
Media Centre
Photos, video and news from CJ'13. Visit the Media Centre for more!

Trading POst
Propane is available onsite. Orders must be submitted by May 30.