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!
Does your child love science, technology, art and airplanes? This July and August The Hangar Flight Museum will offer three unique summer camps for kids aged 5-11 years old, based on the museum’s most popular school programs. They will give kids an up-close look at the museum’s fantastic collection, as well as a hands-on approach to learning about the dynamics of flight. If your kids are crazy about planes, these summer camps are perfect for them! Read more about summer camps at the Hangar Flight Museum here.
The Calgary Zoo offers amazing summer camps that will encourage kids in their quest to learn about and explore their world! The camps engage kids on every level and inspire in them a love of nature. Through age-appropriate crafts, songs, games, activities, behind-the-scenes experiences and tours, campers will learn so much about the zoo’s amazing collection of animals and their wild cousins! Whether your child is as young as four, is a teen completing Grade 9, or lands somewhere in between, they can have an awesome summer experience at the Calgary Zoo. Read more about the Calgary Zoo Summer Camps here.
Stryker Sports offers basketball and volleyball camps for kids ages 6 – 17. Whether your child is just beginning in the sport, or has some experience on the court, each child can learn more about the game, have fun, and thrive in this positive, sports environment. At Stryker Sports Summer Camps, your child will be kept busy and active, making friends and gaining expertise in areas that reach far beyond playing a sport. Read more about Stryker Sports Summer Camps.
Summit Kids has a fresh, relevant and innovative approach to caring for children. It seeks to be an environment that keeps children’s needs at the centre of everything they do. They promote a well-balanced, inclusive and holistic environment that is safe, fun and educational for our children that strives to create a strong sense of self-esteem. Summit Kids accomplishes this by promoting leadership, peer mentoring, modeling good choices and supporting positive life-long habits. Their Summer Camps are infused with the same values. Read more about Summit Kids Summer Camps here.
All of Cobb’s Adventure Park & Corn Maze’s summer camps are active and engaging and participants are sure to enjoy the activities that are designed to make full use of Cobb’s amenities. Summer camps at Cobb’s have individual theme weeks which include themed crafts, games, and exciting science experiments! Cobb’s summer camps are designed for ages 6-12 years old, and, with lots of activities planned for each day, these camps are terrific for kids who have lots of energy to burn.
Read more about Cobb’s Summer Camps here.
When school lets out it’s time for your child to explore, have fun, make new friends and get creative. Happily, there’s a great place where they can do all that! Quest Theatre Summer Drama Camps celebrate the organic, ridiculous and brilliant creations of your child! Kids aged 6-14 explore the world of live performance with experienced artists who love to share their passion for theatre.
Read more about Quest Theatre’s Summer Camps here.
Your kids are constantly on the move, so why not put all their energy to good use and sign them up for a TucknTumble Gymnastics Camp! Gymnastics promotes both physical well-being as well as self-esteem and self-confidence. TucknTumble is a member of the Alberta Gymnastics Federation and all camps are taught by experienced and certified staff. TucknTumble’s goal is to provide children with a fun and safe environment to learn gymnastics while promoting fitness.
Read more about TucknTumble Summer Camps here.
Your kids can go on an action-packed adventure (and still be home in time for dinner) with City of Calgary Nature Camps! Send your kids out to explore and get to know nature right in our own city. The City of Calgary’s nature camps connect children with the natural world through hands-on activities and outdoor play. Guided by experienced educators, campers will explore bugs, birds, plants and animals while gaining a better understanding of nature and their place within it. There are two locations for the camps: the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary and Ralph Klein Park. Read more about City of Calgary Nature Camps here.
A music-based summer camp is a wonderful opportunity for children to express their creativity, and Chinook School of Music’s Summer Camps lets kids either try something new that they haven’t tried before, or build on the skills they already have. Participants will make new friends as they learn music fundamentals in a group environment. Chinook School of Music offers several camp options grouped into ages. No experience is necessary for any of the camps.
Read more about Chinook School of Music Summer Camps here.
If you are looking for a summer camp that is incorporates a solid, child-development centered curriculum with a healthy dose of fun, then look no further than Kids U. Kids U summer camps take advantage of the warm summer months to get outside as much as possible through outings to the park, nature walks, games, and even some messy play! Kids U also creates a balance of activities that add up to a memorable camp experience for children ages 3 to 12.
Read more about Kids U Summer Camps here.
Alive Danceworks Summer Recreation Dance Camps are a great way for kids aged 3-13 to get some cool moves, gain confidence and meet new friends in a supportive and fun community. At Alive Danceworks Summer Camps, experienced staff will take campers on journey through all styles of dance, including Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Acro – and more. Dancers of all levels are welcome – no experience needed! During down-time, kids will enjoy fun, educational crafts and games.
Read more about Alive Danceworks Summer Camps here.
You do not need to live in New Brighton to enjoy these summer camps! New Brighton Summer Camps are open to all children ages 3-10 years. Each camp week focuses around a different theme and takes full advantage of the many amenities at the residents association.Plus, there is no fear of cancellations as the camps run rain or shine!
Read more about New Brighton Summer Camps here.
YMCA Summer Camps have been popular with Calgary’s children for many years! The Calgary YMCA has expanded their camp offerings with their *new* Sport Camps! They are great opportunities for kids to try out a sport that they haven’t played before, or sharpen their skills in one that they have. The choices include soccer, football, golf and a multiport option. See our post to find out which sports will be offered at which Calgary YMCA location.
Read more about YMCA Sport Camps here.
Get your children involved in learning about cooking healthy food and learning about where their food comes from with Poppy Innovations! There are several camp options in both a full day and half day format, as well as a NEW gardening club in partnership with the Calgary Farmer’s Market and Agrium! There will be lots of hands-on activities and best of all, lots of tasting involved!
Read more about Poppy Innovations Summer Camps here.
Are you looking for a sports-based camp that is a bit out of the ordinary? Then enrolling them in a BigRock Aikikai Summer 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.
Read more about BigRock Aikikai Summer Camps here.
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!
Read more about Evolve’s Skateboard and Scooter Camps here.
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!
Read more about CSIF Summer Camps here.
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!
Read more about MindFuel Invent-O-Rama Summer Camps here.
Are your kids fascinated with anything to do with history? Then sign them up for the Glenbow’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.
Read more about Glenbow’s Summer Programs here.
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!!
Read more about Quickdraw Animation’s Summer Camps here.
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!
Read more about Repsol Sport Centre Summer Camps here.
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!
Read more about Breathe Parkour Summer Camps here.
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 Summer 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.
Read more about TELUS Spark Summer Camps here.
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!
Read more about Kayben Farms Summer Camps here.
With day camps for kids aged 6 to 14 and overnight camp available to pioneers between 11 and 14 years old, Heritage Park Summer 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!
Read more about Heritage Park Summer Camps here.
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!
Read more about Calgary Gymnastics Summer Camps here.
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!
Read more about Cardel Rec South Summer Camps here.
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+.
Read more about Bricks 4 Kidz® Summer Camps here.
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!
Read more about Engineering for Kids® Summer Camps here.
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!
Read more about SummerACT at Arts Commons here.
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!
Read more about Heroheads & Pedalheads Summer Camps here.
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!
Read more about WinSport Summer Camps here.
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!
Read more about Royal City Soccer Camps here.
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