Track and field is a classic summer Olympic Discipline, but to a kid, it’s just plain fun! There is something thrilling about multiple events taking place at the same time, cheering at the races, and challenging yourself at your favourite event. Calgary Track and Field Club (CALTAF) is hosting summer camps to bring the excitement of track and field to athletes ages 8 – 15.

The sport of track and field consists of various athletic events usually performed on a running track or in the field nearby. You’ll find foot races, including hurdles, jumping disciplines, such as high jump and long jump, and throwing sports, like shot put and discus. (The term athletics often refers to track and field events, but is also generally used to include cross-country races, road racing and race walking.)

The Calgary Track and Field Club (CALTAF) was founded in 1958, making it one of the oldest and most established track clubs in Alberta. They offer year-round developmental and competitive training programs for athletes of all ages, with top-level coaching, whether you’re just starting or you’re a serious competitor.

Calgary Track and Field Club Summer Camps (Family Fun Calgary)

The CALTAF summer camps are designed to introduce young athletes to the sport of track and field in an enjoyable, supportive environment. Kids ages 8 to 15 years can attend camps that provide a mix of technical practice, games, and fun summer activities.

The camps aim to develop fundamentals of the sport and a general level of fitness that will benefit kids in every part of their lives. The focus will be on using age-appropriate progressions through the basics of running, jumping, and throwing, as well as developing speed and agility. Of course, we are only a few months away from the Paris Olympics, so kids will get to explore Canada’s role in the Olympic Games and watch the world’s best athletes perform in the same events the kids are training in! Kids will also engage their minds with literacy work tied to the Olympics.

In addition to the track and field camps below, there is also an option for a Cross-Country Camp, at various locations. This camp runs August 19 – 23, 2024, from 9 am – 12 pm.

Glenmore Track: July 8 – 12, 2024

Full Day Option 8:30 – 3:45 pm
Early Bird: $499 until May 23, 9 pm
Regular: $520 until July 5, 9 pm

1/2 Day Option 8:30 am – 12 pm
Early Bird: $179.99 until May 23, 9 pm
Regular: $199.99 until July 5, 9 pm

Foothills Track: July 29 – August 2, 2024

Full Day Option 8:30 – 3:45 pm
Early Bird $499.00 until May 23, 9 pm
Regular $520 until July 26, 9 pm

1/2 Day Option 8:30 – 12
Early Bird $179.99 until May 23, 9 pm
Regular 199.99 until July 26, 9 pm

Help your kids enjoy life to the fullest this summer, with camps that provide active fun, laughter, and camaraderie. Calgary Track and Field summer camps are just what your kids need! Registration is now open, so sign up soon.

Calgary Track and Field Club Summer Camps (Family Fun Calgary)

Calgary Track and Field Club Summer Camps:

When: Foothills Track, July 8 – 12, 2024; Glenmore Track, July 29 – August 2, 2024; Cross-Country, August 19 – 23, 2024
Time: Full day, 8:30 am – 3:45 pm; Half day, 8:30 am – 12 pm; Cross-Country Camp: 9 am – 12 pm
Where: Glenmore Athletic Park: 5300 19 St SW; Foothills Athletic Park: 2431 Crowchild Trail NW
Website: www.caltaf.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/caltaf