Ahhh, summer. Those long, hazy, lazy days are so much fun! This is when kids have lots of free time to spend outdoors, play with friends and have 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!
With time off school, summer is a great time to kick back and relax. But it’s an even better time to embrace your passion! Tucker Hockey is one of the leading hockey schools in Calgary, training and inspiring hockey players from ages 4 to adult. If you have a hockey lover in your house, Tucker Hockey is offering summer camp-style, one-hour hockey sessions during the month of August, for all skill levels. Read more about it here.
This summer, Cobb’s Adventure Park wants to keep your kids active, busy, and having fun in a country environment right in Calgary! If your family has ever visited Cobb’s Adventure Park, you’ll know all about the amazing activities that kids love. Summer camps at Cobb’s Adventure Park give kids a chance to enjoy all of the Cobb’s attractions, plus play camp games, create crafts, and do science experiments. This year, keep your kids active and engaged, creating wonderful summer memories! Read more about it here.
They are the creepies, the crawlies, and the cold-blooded: reptiles are fascinating creatures! If your kids are looking for an interesting experience this summer, consider summer camps with Calgary Reptile Parties. Calgary Reptile Parties is not only fun and entertaining, but they offer an educational experience with cold-blooded animals. Kids get to meet creatures like bearded dragons, geckos, and snakes, and even tarantulas or scorpions. They might even hang out with a boa constrictor! Read more about it here.
We all know the importance of staying physically active and the lifelong benefits of being physically literate. Attack Sports wants to ensure that young athletes have the opportunity for quality sports training. By allowing kids to explore and participate in multiple sports, they can reach their full potential and discover their personal sporting passions. This cross-training prepares athletes for a life of strength, skill, and the joy of whatever sport they choose because there is less chance of early burnout and injury. Read more about it here.
MRU Kids welcomes more than 2,000 campers and 80 staff to a variety of summer camps, delighting both parents and kids with their emphasis on high-quality care and a fun, innovative, and culturally inclusive environment. MRU Kids offers camp options for families with kids ages 5 – 14 years old and include complimentary before and after-care. If you’re hoping to make your life even easier, you can purchase lunches for the week, as well! Read more about it here.
Lights, camera, action! The curtain will rise on summer camp fun this year with the Calgary Young People’s Theatre. These camps are perfect for kids and teens who want to dive into drama, express themselves, and showcase their creativity. No experience is necessary and the camps are lead by experts in the field. Professional theatre actors, directors, and playwrights will teach your kids how to act, improvise, create a play, and more, and help them have a fabulous time doing it! Read more about it here.
LEGO® has come a long way from building simple houses and cars, with today’s motorized machines, art mosaics, and robotics added to the mix. In addition to developing robotics proficiency and technical know-how at a Bricks 4 Kidz camp, kids continue advancing their classroom and social skills. 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! (Get a discount code for registering in June!) Read more about it here.
Parents want their kids to acquire skills that will help them throughout their lives and would love to see their video game passion put to good use! The Calgary Game Developers Academy focusses on teaching Calgary’s youth how to use 3-D software and tools with a S.T.E.M.-based curriculum. A summer camp at CGday™ offers game design camps that will teach productive and useful life skills, such as teamwork, networking, and creativity. Read more about it here.
Laser City Summer Day Camps keep kids busy, active, and having FUN over their summer break, offering summer day camps for both mini paintball and laser tag. A day (or more!) at a Laser City camp offers a safe, fun place for kids to spend some time engaging in a special activity and making new friends. That will help parents greet summer with excitement and enthusiasm! (Especially when you find out that snacks, meals, and drinks are included!) Read more about it here.
Jump, flip, roll, or swing! Gymnastics is a brilliant all-round sport to enhance your child’s physical literacy. The strength, coordination, flexibility, and body awareness that is central to gymnastics transfers to any other sport or activity and contributes to a vital, interesting life. But kids don’t care about all that! They just want to have some fun. Kyle Shewfelt Gymnastics Summer Camps will give your kids a week filled with enjoyable, interesting activities and you’ll love that they’re having a great time and staying active. Read more about it here.
Music: our lives would never be the same without it! Music can light a fire in our soul or calm the proverbial savage beast. Musica Academy, Yamaha School of Music, knows that children of all ages are drawn to music and they have an amazing creative potential just waiting to be developed. This summer, you can help enhance your child’s creativity and give them a great time with Musica Academy summer camps. Read more about it here.
Summer is a time for dancing, swimming, and playing sports. Or how about engaging in art, creating comics, and discovering Harry Potter? If your kids need an outlet this summer, Trico Centre for Family Wellness summer camps can help you choose what summer fun suits your kids best! When it’s time to PLAY, children ages 3 – 14 will love these amazing camps. With 12 to 15 active and engaging summer camps every week, in either half- or full-day options, you’ll find the perfect one for your child. Read more about it here.
EdgeMakers’s STEM Learning Lab offers a wide variety of summer camps in Calgary. STEM Learning Lab encourages student involvement in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Kids get to play, create, and explore, offering an education that will be naturally incorporated into their life. When you connect the school curriculum to the real world in practical and meaningful ways, you spark life-long learning. Once you begin, the possibilities for fun and discovery are endless! Read more about it here.
Some kids can’t stop grooving, moving, and feeling the beat! This summer, take that beautiful energy in your kids and channel it into dancing with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks summer camps. They will spend a week being active, having fun, and developing their creativity! Decidedly Jazz Danceworks is Calgary’s largest recreational dance school and they’re passionate about what they do. They encourage their dance students and campers to experience how jazz music shapes movement and feeling, to explore the connection between personal expression and collaboration, and to enjoy the movement. Read more about it here.
Do your kids tend to get a little wild during their summer holidays? The Calgary Zoo not only knows what that’s like, they also want to join in! Whether your child is as young as four, a teen entering Grade 9, or somewhere in between, they can have an awesome summer experience at the Calgary Zoo. The amazing summer camps at the Calgary Zoo will encourage kids in their quest to learn about and explore their world. These 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 about the zoo’s amazing collection of animals and the habitats in which they live. Read more about it here.
Kids love to get in the kitchen, and this summer they can learn to cook with Poppy Innovations Summer Camps. They will have fun with food while learning about healthy living, and as parents, we know that these skills will help them throughout their whole life! Poppy Innovations aims to build healthy communities by empowering and supporting kids and their families through “edible education.” They offer interesting, hands-on summer camps, for either a full day or a full week, plus an evening gardening club. Read more about it here.
We all like to think that summer should be two months of non-stop outdoor play, making the most of the warm weather and time off school. But when Mom and Dad need to be hard at work, where can kids go for fun and fitness? Repsol Sport Centre will help your kids thrive by giving them the active summer they need! Repsol Sport Centre Sport Camps offer kids aged 4-14 incredibly fun and active days, under the leadership of qualified, active instructors. Camps include water action as part of their daily activities and CoreSPORT and SPORTainment for a two-pronged approach leading to amazing experiences for your kids! Read more about it here.
Is your child more interested in the design of the playground than going down the slide? Sounds like you may have a future architect, planner or landscape architect on your hands! Enrol your design enthusiast into a Design Camp — a summer camp run by the University of Calgary’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape – and they will learn what it takes to design the future of Calgary. One camp will be based out of the School’s new downtown City Building Design Lab just steps away from City Hall, Olympic Plaza and the new Central Public Library and the other at the University Campus. Read more about it here.
Music is a universal language; regardless of your age, language, or ability, you can find joy in the world of music! Now your children can develop their own musical appreciation and skills with Chinook School of Music day camps. Designed for ages 3-12, Chinook School of Music’s day camps fuel a love of music in an active and stimulating learning environment. No previous experience is required, and children will experience an inspiring and creative week of music.
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When school lets out for the holidays, give your child a chance to go back in time at a Heritage Park day or overnight summer camp! Available for children aged 6-14, all Heritage Park summer camps are hands-on and fun-filled. They give kids a unique taste of how things used to be. Campers, dressed in a period costume, journey back in time to discover train, horse, and wagon travel, learn their lessons in a one-room schoolhouse and even do a few chores around the ranch. Your kids will gain a personal perspective on history and all that fresh air and space to play is a recipe for happy kids and easy bedtimes! Read more about it here.
Are your kids interested in engineering, arts, sports, or dance? How about skating, hockey, or photography? If you’re looking for something interesting and inspiring to keep your children occupied and entertained during their school break this summer, we found it! Cardel Rec South’s specialized day camp programs for kids aged 3 through teenager may be just the thing for your child! In addition to making new friends and having tons of fun, your child will leave these camps with increased knowledge and skills. Don’t tell them that they’re learning this summer; they’ll be having too much fun to notice! Read more about it here.
Remember the joy of wrapping your hair up in a towel, clutching your hairbrush, and singing Don’t Stop Believin’ in the mirror? Remember making forts out of couch cushions? Give your kids some of their own funny and exciting memories this summer! When school lets out it’s time for children to do what they do best: explore, have fun, make new friends and get creative. Quest Theatre Summer Drama Camps celebrate the organic, ridiculous and brilliant creations of your child! Kids ages 6-14 can explore the world of live performance with experienced artists who love to share their passion for theatre. Read more about it here.
Calling all kids! Get off your screens and avoid summer boredom with the Youth Singers of Calgary Performing Arts Summer Camps! The Youth Singers of Calgary have planned some awesome summer performing arts camps that will have your child singing, dancing, making new friends, and laying it down on stage. These camps, for kids from grade one to eight, are for ANY experience and ability, so if you’re interested, you’re in! Campers will experience a variety of popular styles of music and dance as they take part in choral and choreography sessions. Read more about it here.
This summer your kids, ages 6 -12, can experience a summer camp that’s out of this world, with Alien In-Line Skating! Alien In-Line is well-known for its presence in Calgary schools, introducing and refining the sport of in-line skating. Kids love it and look forward to gym class even more than usual when Alien is at their school, and now kids can attend a week-long summer camp to keep the fun going! Summer camps with Alien teach in-line skating, but they’re for all kids who want to skate. Read more about it here.
There’s something about horses that have enchanted us for centuries. The majesty they represent and camaraderie they provide are irresistible to many people, and even in this digital age, some things don’t change! Alborak Stable Inc., located in the foothills of the Rockies only 30 minutes west of Calgary, offers exceptional horse-based summer camps. Alborak boasts facilities for raising and training horses for the Olympic disciplines and is inviting your kids for an unforgettable week-long experience! Read more about it here.
This summer, give your kids an adventure they’ll remember all year long! There is a growing epidemic of kids choosing technology over outdoor play. Most parents love to see their kids step away from the screen and get outside because good things happen when kids play so WinSport offers exciting and active summer camps for kids aged 3 to 16. WinSport’s camps aim to build athleticism and a foundation of fundamental movement skills by providing children with intentional and exceptional instruction. Plus, they’ll have heaps of fun and come home tuckered out! Read more about it here.
Leighton Art Centre Summer Camps – for kids aged 6 to 14 – offer a hands-on connection to art, nature and Alberta’s heritage over 8 individual weeks during July and August 2019. Each week campers will be inspired to create in a wide variety of art forms, while exploring the natural Alberta Foothills setting through nature hikes and outdoor games and activities. Read more about it here.
Do your little monkeys start to swing from the chandeliers when they have too much time at home? Save your light fixtures (and your sanity!) and let them jump, swing and tumble their way through a fun-filled summer at the Calgary Gymnastics Centre! Camps and evening programs are offered in July and August for kids from 18 months to 17 years. Your child(ren) will have a blast with experienced and dedicated coaches and programs are offered at both the West and the North locations. Participants will learn new gymnastics skills, play cooperative games, create crafts, and make lots of new friends! Read more about it here.
Pinnovate DIY Studio is Calgary’s family-friendly crafting destination. They have a wide range of DIY crafts and activities for all ages and interests, whether you’re planning a night out, some family time, or a birthday party. This summer your kids can have their own crafting experience as they create something amazing at the Pinnovate Painting and Maker and DIY Summer Camp! Plus, Family Fun Calgary readers get a discount code!
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What if you could choose a camp that offered your children creativity, new friends, useful skills, and delicious creations? Lambert Academy of Sugarcraft has Kids Cake Decorating Camps where all this is possible. The three day Cake Camp (or one of the Cookie Camps) is a fun decorating camp that kids ages 9 to 14 years will love. Cake decorating offers a great opportunity for kids to learn essential kitchen skills, including food safety and cleaning up after themselves. Kids will learn that the kitchen is a fun and inspiring place to be as they develop self-confidence in practical skills and new activities and learn how to work with others. Read more about it here.
Calgary parents know and love Pedalheads Summer Camps. Many Calgary kids have done everything from learning bike safety to getting rid of their training wheels through a Pedalhead program. But did you know that Pedalheads is more than learning to ride a bike (as exciting as that moment is!)? Registration is now open for Pedalheads, and you can choose from bike camps, mountain bike camps, and even sports camps. Plus, the half-day camps are now longer (even for the little ones) with extra care options available to give parents more options for work, errands, or just taking a “brake”! Read more about it here.
What makes a memorable, idyllic summer? Usually, it’s time spent playing outside, trying new experiences, challenging yourself, and seeing where imagination can take you! You can give your child wonderful, life-long summer memories this year with Camp Cadicasu Summer Camps! Overnight summer camps at Camp Cadicasu offer a sanctuary in nature with exciting and practical activities. Your kids will go back to the basics while they head off exploring in the forest, building shelters, and learning how to build a fire without matches. Camps focus on activities that help kids connect with nature and build community. Read more about it here.
Your kids are constantly on the move, so why not give them a place to use that energy? Kids naturally tumble and roll and bound through life, so let them have a wonderful time being kids, somewhere that is not in your house, and sign them up for a Tuck-N-Tumble Gymnastics Camp! Gymnastics promotes both physical well-being as well as self-esteem and self-confidence. It’s a sport that many young children are naturally drawn to and it helps build a solid physical foundation for every child. Balance, strength, and flexibility are the amazing side effects of a fabulous week at summer camp! Read more about it here.
Words, stories, and books. Of course, these are valuable assets for everyone. But there are some people who cherish books and stories and treasure the power of words like it’s their life breath. If you have a young writer in your household, you know what I’m talking about and you need to know about YouthWrite Summer Camps! YouthWrite Summer Camps are about wordplay, writing, and creative expression. Participants will learn the craft of writing, not only the mechanics of language but also the power of a story, and will have fun doing it! Read more about it here.
Do you have a child who wants to keep dancing over the summer? With individualized instruction and experienced dance teachers, H/W School of Ballet offers a satisfying and rewarding dance school experience. By challenging and cultivating each young dancer who walks through their doors, dancers are empowered and motivated to meet their goals. Now, the H/W School of Ballet is offering summer camp programs where you can introduce your little dancer to their first plié or help them become even more accomplished dancers than they already are. Read more about it here.
Kayben’s summer day camps for kids aged 6 – 12 years old offer a week of natural play, fueled by imagination, where building and creating come first. Your kids will go back to nature and experience those beautiful summer days outside, making their own fun. If it rains, there will be some alternate activities planned, but many outdoor activities will still take place. Guided by Kayben’s enthusiastic and trained staff, these lucky kids will interact with the farm’s animals, listen to nature, play, and even contribute to the farm! Read more about it here.
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