Ahhh, summer. Those long, hazy, lazy days are so much fun! This is when kids have lots of free time to spend outdoors, playing with friends and having new adventures. But moms and dads often don’t get as long a break as our lucky kids, so we need to find safe and fun places for them to spend part of their time. Happily, Calgary offers many great options. But, we know that busy moms and dads also don’t have a whole lot of free time for researching summer camps, so we’re creating this terrific resource to shorten your search for great camps!
Are you looking for a sports-based camp that is a bit out of the ordinary? Then enrolling them in a BigRock Aikikai camp is the perfect option! Kids 5 – 12 will learn the martial art of Akido and have lots of fun. All skill levels are welcome, including children with no previous martial arts experience.
If your 6 – 15 year old loves nothing more than to show their stuff on their scooter or skateboard, then Evolve’s Calgary Summer Camps will be the perfect fit! Participants will receive skilled instruction by qualified coaches and tour a different Calgary skatepark every day. There will be lots of other activities and best of all, bus transportation is included!
Does your teen love movies? Then let them learn what the filmmaking process is all about by letting them make their own! These camps will introduce youth to the process of how movies are made, from script to screen. The participants will write, direct, shoot, and edit their own film! Upon completion of the five day camp, the students’ film will be premiered at a gala screening at the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers where participants, their friends and family and the public are invited to attend!
Inventor. Mad Scientist. Tinkerer. If any of these describe a kid you know, then the Mindfuel Invent-O-Rama summer camp is perfect to take their experimenting to the next level. Based on a solid, science-based curriculum, boys and girls aged 9 – 15 will take their idea, create a prototype and business model and even learn how to pitch it to a panel of friendly judges!
Are your kids fascinated with anything to do with history? Then sign them up for the Glenbow Museum’s summer programming! The sessions run all summer long and there are a variety of options to choose from, including learning about the Blackfoot culture, exploring the museum’s collection of artifacts and even learning about Medieval knights! All programs are taught by qualified Museum Educators.
Summer Animation Camps for Kids (ages 8-14) and Teens (ages 13-18) at the Quickdraw Animation Society teach kids to bring their own stories to life through animated movement, using both classical and animated techniques. Creative kids and teens will experience the thrill of being able to express themselves through such a popular medium – no drawing skills necessary!!
From multi-sport camps for kids aged 4-12 or single-sport camps (think Swimming, Dive, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Fencing and more) for kids 6-14, Repsol Sport Centre summer day camps are chock full of physical fitness, fun and adventure. Add in the fabulous facility and free pre- and post-care and you can see why these camps are a great choice for busy and active families!
Breathe Parkour is putting on summer camps for kids aged 6-15 (any skill level welcome) at both their Calgary locations. Campers will have a blast getting fit, learning new skills and gaining confidence with unique parkour activities, skill building games, fear [conquering] activities, fun themed days and the chance to try out skills from all 8 of the studio’s levels!
Parents want their kids to not suffer from the dreaded “Summer Brain Drain” but kids just want to have fun! The solution is TELUS Spark camps! There are many options to choose from and sessions run during July and August. Campers will be active and engage with lots of different and exciting activities that appeal to a wide range of interests.
At Kayben Farms, summer day camps for kids aged 6-10 include farm fresh fun like caring for animals, taking nature walks and learning about native flora and fauna… plus lots of time for active play in the Sunshine Adventure Park. Campers will even get to work as a team to help build a permanent addition to “Natural Playground” part of the play park!
With day camps for kids aged 6 to 14 and overnight camp available to pioneers between 11 and 14 years old, Heritage Park camps combine history with fun on the farm, new friends and lots of time spent in the fresh air. This summer, give your kids a taste of how things used to be!
The SW and NE locations of Calgary Gymnastics Centre both offer fun- and activity-filled gymnastics summer camps, workshops and classes for kids 18 months+. Programming is offered all throughout July and August, and your child(ren) will have a blast with experienced and dedicated coaches!
With themes like sports, art, dance, drama, science and more, Cardel Rec South’s camps are for kids aged 3 through teenaged who want to make new friends, learn new stuff and have lots of fun this summer!
Bricks 4 Kidz summer camps get your kids doing so much more than just playing with LEGO®, but they’ll be having way too much fun to notice how much they’re learning! Summer camps are held at the Bricks 4 Kidz Creativity Centre and many community facilities for kids aged 5+.
Engineering for Kids summer camps are offered for kids aged 4-7 and 7-14 and take place at a number of community associations and recreational facilities across Calgary, all summer long. Taught by engaging and enthusiastic university students, these camps will have your kids expanding their minds by learning more about engineering and technology!
Arts Commons offers fun 2-week Musical Theatre day camps for kids aged 7-13. With dedicated instructors providing hands-on instruction in drama, creative movement, and music, kids who love to act and/or who want to get involved backstage will all get to immerse themselves in creative discovery, fun, and learning!
Your kids can stay active, outdoors and busy learning new skills with Heroheads Multi-Sport Camps, Pedalheads Bike Camps, and Pedalheads Mountain Biking Camps. There are many camp options and Calgary locations to choose from, but register early for best selection!
WinSport offers exciting and active summer camps for kids aged 4 to 16. Choose from Summer Camp (formerly Sport & Adventure), Mountain Bike, Hockey, Ringette, Outdoor Adventure and Athletic Development themed camps; there’s something for every kiddo. Plus, campers get to enjoy the fantastic WinSport amenities like the challenge course, Skyline Luge, archery, lacrosse, the climbing wall and mini golf!
Royal City is the #1 grassroots soccer day camp program in Canada. Their camps are designed to offer a soccer focus in the morning, followed by a leisure swim and camp activities in the afternoons, for kids aged 5-13. Half day programs are available and early drop off and late pickup times don’t cost extra!
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.