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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You do not need to live in New Brighton to enjoy these summer camps! They 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!
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.
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!
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.