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Absolute Dance is Calgary’s leading studio in dance. We offer recreational and competitive high-quality training in Hip Hop, Acro, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Jazz, and Tap from tots to adults. Our summer adventure camps are perfect for boys and girls, both new to dance and well-versed, as they explore a variety of movement, music and adventure. Centrally located, we pride ourselves on our enthusiastic and qualified teachers, and great customer care.
Explore the world of live performance with experienced artists who love to share their passion for theatre. Wild ideas, ridiculous characters, and silly voices all welcome! Campers spend time indoors and outdoors letting their imaginations run wild, then perform their theatrical creations at the end of camp and gain confidence, communication tools, and friends along the way. Located at cSPACE in the Marda Loop area. Ages: 6 to 15
Art for all and all for art! Learn to draw, paint and sculpt from professional artists in a friendly environment. Our Summer Camps and Weekly Classes are specialized, educational and fun. We create opportunities for everyone to discover, experience and develop new art skills plus improve their concentration, problem-solving and perseverance. Artists-in-training gain greater self-confidence in their abilities along the way. Sibling and multi-camp discounts are great for families.
AUArts Summer Teen Courses and Kids Camps. A supportive environment with new creative activities, idea exploration, and hands-on learning. Nurture your teen’s creativity with one of AUArts studio-based summer art and design courses in Animation, Cartooning, Drawing, Fashion and more. Watch your child’s imagination grow as they learn to express themselves through art in one of AUArts theme-based kids camps including Cartooning, Space Quest, Unicorn Magic, and more!
CYPT is pleased to announce that our popular Summer Drama Camps live are back in-person, and as dramatically wacky as ever! This summer we are offering half day camps, full day camps, two week camps and teen intensives in stage combat, stage make-up, improv, and musical theatre. We have locations in north, south, and west Calgary locations with affordable prices. Visit our website today!
Come sing with us… more than music… a place to be you! Come sing with the Cantaré Children’s Choir! Boys and girls aged 6 to 18 are invited to join one of our four award-winning ensembles, led by Catherine Glaser-Climie. Concerts, tours, retreats, and much more. We offer a combination of online and in-person instruction to provide an exceptional music experience.
Private Lessons: At CSM, students of all ages enjoy lessons in piano, guitar, voice, violin, cello, flute, ukulele, drums, saxophone, and theory in studio, online, and in home settings. Music Kids for early childhood: Music Kids is Chinook School of Music’s early childhood music program for ages 6 months to 5 years. Our modern approach to music education incorporates singing, movement, and instrument play. Year-round group programs and summer day camps for children aged 3 and up.
DJD summer dance camps are designed to instil a love of dance in your child! With an emphasis on fun and celebration, students are encouraged to explore challenges, demonstrate creativity, expand movement vocabulary, build confidence, and develop friendships with other students. DJD summer dance camps are where your child will want to spend their summer!
Growth through Theatre Arts! At Dramavita Studio Theatre we deliver quality drama classes, in a caring environment. We provide a place where people of all ages can experience growth in developing resiliency skills that encourages mental and physical well-being. We create opportunities that inspire the passion of enthusiasm and fosters appreciation for the value of collaboration and of connecting with others. Contact: email@example.com or check out our website: dramavita.ca.
Are you looking for a summer program that keeps your child busy, active and engaged in a safe and friendly environment? Make summer awesome with our July summer dance camps! Shake off that cabin fever and join us for the perfect combination of dance, music, and crafts. There’s something for everyone as we explore dance styles including jazz, ballet, hip hop, acro, and musical theatre. We have created a summer camp program that is sure to excite, while allowing your child to grow and enhance their skills! For ages 4 to 6 and 7 to eleven. Registration opens in March. Contact us or check our website for more detail.
With all safety and sanitizing protocols still in place, Keyboard Academy is able to continue with our in-studio one-on-one instruction from both locations. Virtual classes may also be available in some cases. We offer private lessons in piano, keyboard, organ and accordion for ages 6 and up. Our “Beginners 8 Week Trial Program” is also a great way to get started. Call for more information, locations or to register. Now’s the perfect time to have music in your life!
Share the joy of dance through full-day programming in a fun, engaging class atmosphere. Classes start from 2 ½ years old in our Storybook Ballet Class. Taught by former professional dancer instructors, including Alberta Ballet superstar Yukichi Hattori, students receive training in a variety of styles including ballet, contemporary, character, stretch, and strength! H/W is also proud to bring exciting special guest teachers that have reached the highest levels in their respective dancing fields. Don’t miss this great opportunity to deepen your love and understanding of dance while having a great time and making new friends. Calgary’s Top Choice Winner for best ballet school in 2021.
Kodály Music Explorers program for children ages 3 to 7 offers a fun-filled approach to your child’s music development. Using the child’s own instrument, the voice, children learn songs, rhymes, and musical games to acquire knowledge, skills, and a love of music. You will be thrilled at how quickly your child can progress and parents have tons of fun, too!
Looking for something for your kids to do? Always wanted to learn to play an instrument? Interested in getting back to playing? Flute lessons are a great way to develop musical skills at any age. Lessons are available in 30-, 45-, or 60-minute slots.
Music lessons for every age, level, and style. At Long & McQuade, we believe every person is capable of acquiring the skills and knowledge required to make playing a musical instrument a rewarding activity. We have a wide variety of carefully-chosen professional instructors offering year-round music lessons and a variety of summer programs. In-studio and online video lessons available.
Do you want to learn how to play in a band? School of Rock offers a wide variety of summer music camps for kids and teens ages 5 to 18. It’s an experience they’ll never forget. Fill your child’s day with learning how to play music, explore rock instruments, fun games and activities, and much more. Our music camp students ultimately end the music camp by performing a live show. Two great locations to choose from. South: 403-460-7625 or West: 587-353-7625. Book online: schoolofrock.com/music-camps.
For over 42 years, StoryBook Theatre has been entertaining families from all over Calgary with our award-winning professional, quality shows. We also provide a year-round Theatre School for children ages 6 to 18, which is designed to develop acting skills, self-confidence, teamwork, and stagecraft abilities. Our Summer Theatre School Programs include one-week long Summer Theatre Camps and our popular Summer Spotlight program.
An award-winning field trip destination - explore Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, a landmark attraction in Calgary’s East Village. Studio Bell is more than a museum! With five floors of exhibitions, historic musical treasures, fun interactive activities, and regular live performances - including daily demonstrations on the famed Kimball Theatre Organ. For more information, visit the website.
The company that has created more than 1000 shows with children in schools throughout Alberta in the past 40 years is now doing summer camps in Calgary. Spend a week with Trickster Theatre this summer creating an original theatrical production. We welcome all children from ages 6 to 12 to join our Trickster Artists. Visit trickstertheatre.com to learn more and sign up today!
Vin Gogh Paint and Sip Studio is the place for painting parties! We host parties for both kids and adults. You will get a step-by-step painting session with an experienced artist. You can choose your favourite painting from our painting gallery. Our painting sessions are generally two hours long. Guests can bring in their own cake and pizza. We have wine for the adults. You will get to take home your original artwork! Create and connect with friends for your next celebration.
Sing, dance, act! SHOWBIZ KIDS is a fun and engaging musical theatre summer camp with the Youth Singers. Weeklong full-day camps for Grades 2 to 8. Campers will take part in choral, choreography, and theatre sessions. They’ll write a script, experience a number of popular styles of music and dance, learn about character development, participate in a professional recording session, and end the week performing in a mini-musical. SHOWBIZ KIDS week-long half-day camps for Kindergarten to Grade 2. Campers will explore music and self-expression in theatre arts through listening, movement/dance, games, imaginative characterization, and singing. All camps are led by professional artistic instructors.
Between Friends offers programming for individuals with disabilities to connect, grow and belong. Our flagship program, Camp Bonaventure, is an inclusive summer day camp for children and youth aged 4 to 17 with or without disabilities. Camp provides a safe space for campers to be who they are and make long lasting friendships. Campers are encouraged to have fun, grow and develop their skills through activities such as canoeing, sailing, swimming, arts and crafts, and many other exciting activities. We are excited to be expanding and are offering two locations this summer: Sandy Beach Park and a new north location! Can’t wait to see you there!
We are passionate about supporting children and families in finding peace, calm, dignity, and understanding in their lives. We are strength-focused. We believe in being creative and cost-effective, while holding to high standards. Along with the services you might expect from a psychology practice (assessment, counselling, behavior/developmental therapy, gifted learners), we offer various programs. Programs include our outdoor camps, six-week family program, mind-body transformation, educational consultation, and more. Check us out!
Arts & recreation – in the city & near the city! WHCA Calgary & Rainbow Falls Chestermere. Fun in the sun with swim options available all summer long.
Creating confident young women in your community. Bethel 23 Job’s Daughters is a youth leadership group for girls ages 10 to 20 years. We help girls grow and learn life skills, such as leadership, teamwork, community service, public speaking, and self-confidence in a supportive environment and become leaders of tomorrow. We encourage fun, friendship, leadership, love of family and country, community service, scholarship opportunities, and self-confidence.
School's out for summer at Camp JCC – we're open to everyone! Children ages 3 to eleven will enjoy a variety of themed, general, and specialized half- and full-day camps. We also have a Counsellor in Training program for teens aged thirteen to fifteen. All camps include fun indoor and outdoor activities, plus swimming in our pool. Pre/post-camp and lunch programs are also available.
It’s time to get out and have fun! With a variety of affordable programs available, you’re sure to find a fit for every family member. Explore our day camps and new activities, make friends, and develop new skills and interests in a safe, non-competitive environment. Choose from sailing, swimming, fitness and strength, visual arts, golf, outdoor programs and more! Plan your family’s next class early and register at calgary.ca/register.
Conveniently located in Kensington! This interactive culinary centre provides a fun, active, hands-on environment with cooking activities that focus on natural ingredients and a really big “yum” factor.
Fort Calgary Summer Camps offer art- and science-based experiences inspired by the site’s history and unique location, which spans 40 acres of natural land on the Bow and Elbow rivers and neighbours on urban destinations like St. Patrick’s Island.
Community experts, scientists, artists and storytellers help campers connect with nature and explore stories of our past and present. All camps include behind-the-scenes museum tours and excursions to surrounding neighbourhoods.
Summer is here! Juvenescence presents our Summer Care for Children aged kindergarten to 12-year-olds. We are proud to provide our families creative activities where children can explore their interests through play and recreation. Summer Care is a great way to meet new friends and explore all the fun Calgary has to offer. Join us for a summer full of sun, fun, friends, and adventure.
Kids U is an award-winning daycare and preschool that accepts infants and children up to kindergarten-age. We offer parents a safe, clean, caring environment with a strong educational program, based on the latest in brain development research. Our learning environments encourage the wonderment of play, physical movement, and social interaction. Our educational approach integrates right brain, left brain, and movement learning into a program designed to build strong, healthy, whole-brain children. There are seven locations in Calgary and one in Strathmore.
Lycée International de Calgary is the city’s premier private French school (preschool to Grade 12). We are the only school in Calgary to teach the French Ministry of Education and Alberta Education curricula, offering students a unique bilingual education. No prior French experience needed to enroll in our preschool, Kindergarten, and French Language Intensive Program (Grades 1 to 2).
Polyglots Summer Camps offer a fun, playful way for children to learn French and Spanish. Whether your child is new to the language or is already enrolled in immersion or bilingual programs, they’ll have fun at Polyglots. Children will learn about different countries, cultures and traditions as they make art, play games, read stories, and do STEM activities. As they play, they will learn and practice words and phrases in the target language. We have 6 weeks of day camps available for children ages 5 to 11. Previous knowledge in the language is NOT required. We are here to learn while having fun!
Our Summer Kids Club Programs are open to any child in the city; they do not need to attend River Valley School. Our Little Kids Camps are for ages 3 to 5 (children must be toilet trained). Our Big Kids Camps are for students moving into Grade 1 to 6 in the fall of 2022. Campers are immersed in indoor and outdoor play, and fun that challenges them to question, explore, and create! Weekly activities include creative arts & crafts, ‘wonder-ous’ STEM activities, a variety of sports and athletics, free play, outdoor water games in our beautiful river-side green space, and much more! Sign up today!
EAT. SLEEP. CAMP. REPEAT. Let’s fill your child’s summer with adventure and fun! Our sport and curiosity summer camps for campers kindergarten to Grade 6 are powered by the Curiosity Lab at Rundle. Our camps include LEGO®, dance, tech wizards, kindergarten prep, soccer, rugby, multi-sport, and much more! The best part? You can build your own schedule as our camps are all half-day (the exception is KinderCrew). Come for the morning, the afternoon, or both! Your full-day camper can choose to stay for lunch and creative play in between camps at no additional charge.
With our Science Explorers and French Immersion Summer Camps, campers can expand their minds - exploring science, language, and culture through educational hands-on activities. Campers will learn while having fun with new friends and experienced instructors, and make memories to last a lifetime. The French Immersion Summer Camps will see children embark on a voyage through culture and language through a variety of interactive activities. The main objective is to develop confidence in oral and written French within an immersive environment and a unique blend of fun activities.
Join us down at Stampede Park for a week of summer fun! Campers will learn about Stampede traditions, explore Indigenous culture, and try their hand at some favourite cowboy activities! Campers will experience Canadian culture, and through our partnership with the Centre for Newcomers, cultures from around the world! For more information, visit calgarystampede.com/summercamp.
STS is offering a variety of week-long day camps that are sure to have children ages 4 to seventeen excited, engaged, and energized over the summer months. Whether it’s exploring the outdoors on our beautiful 220-acre campus, creating, imagining and inventing in the Innovation Lab or honing sports skills in the Sports Centre, there is an enriched learning experience for everyone to say “yes” to. Participants will be able to pursue their passions while enjoying all that our incredible campus has to offer. Bussing options available.
It’s time to get back to normal. Learning should be fun. Educating preschoolers for 32 years. We offer an enriched, approved learning program including art, music, play and Intro-French. Registration ongoing, space permitting. Private tours are available.
Trellis Society offers summer day camps through July and August that run Monday through Friday, 9am to 4:30pm, with pre- and post-care available. Each week has an exciting theme that will be explored through games, activities, and crafts! Camps are offered at four of our Club locations (Bowness, Penbrooke, Pineridge and Renfrew), and are for children from preschool through Grade 6.
Get out and roar! Register today for the highly popular UCalgary Summer Camps. With so many different camps to choose from, including business, design, STEM, arts, aquatics, sports, outdoor camps and more, there's something for everyone from ages 4 to 17.
Fabulous, full-day summer camps for ages Kindergarten to Grade 6 for eight weeks. Our days are full of arts and crafts, games, activities, and amazing field trips. Free pre- and post-child care available. Reasonable weekly rates and professional transportation. We are a government, licensed, accredited program with low child-to-adult ratios. Our qualified staff are trained in child care, first aid, and have obtained a police check. We are commuter-friendly. Hope to see you soon.
Skate, swim, dance, climb, create, connect, and explore. Come in from the cold for family fun at Vivo with a wide variety of unique and innovative programs and activities for parents and children alike. Get active, get healthy, and do it together! Visit vivo.ca and discover your passion today!
YMCA Calgary is committed to helping our city’s children be healthier and more connected so they can reach their full potential. We operate six health and wellness facilities, six licensed child care centres, two outdoor camp sites, and over 60 community-based locations serving all quadrants of the city. We deliver programs, services, and opportunities to help the Calgary community connect with others, build lifelong skills, and keep active and healthy. Spaces and programs vary by location and available amenities. Users are encouraged to visit their local branch or reach out to a member of our team to discuss their specific needs; including accessibility and inclusion requirements.
YW Calgary Family Resource Network programs focus on supporting the whole family. This includes providing parents with skills and knowledge to strengthen family relationships and improve child and youth development by building resilience and fostering well-being. YW Calgary provides access and referrals to programs in collaboration with our Family Resource Network partners for families with young children and teens. Find a full listing of programs on our website.
It’s true! The best memories are made at the farm! Give your children more meaningful experiences and wonderful, significant memories they can share with their own children one day… Butterfield Acres Farm Summer Camps for 4 to fourteen-year-olds build memories, friends, love and respect for animals, self-confidence, and a can’t-wait-‘til-next-summer attitude! Many parents have told us over the years that Butterfield Acres Farm Camps are the best camps in the city! So, you’re in the right place if you want an active and exciting, vibrant and engaging, well-organized, and authentic farm camp as part of your child’s summer experience.
Join Reptile Parties on their twelfth year of summer camp adventures! Convenient locations in both NW and SE Calgary. Offering different themes and animals each week, campers will meet a variety of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and some special guest warm-blooded friends as well! Camps are open for kids from Kindergarten to the end of Grade 6. Give your kids a week they will never forget with Reptile Camp.
Granary Road offers camp every week of the summer starting in July and running to the end of August! That’s 8 weeks of thrilling over the top fun and excitement, including behind the scenes access to the farm, aquaponics, mini-golf and so much more. Sign the kids up for Granary Road Scholar Week Camp $299 per week plus GST. Before and after Camp Care is available.
The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is firmly committed to delivering high quality conservation education programming paired with the creation of lifelong memories and the highest safety standards through our camps. Guided by the experience of highly skilled and passionate leaders, participants will engage in an immersive experience that builds a connection with the natural world, compassion and understanding for wild animals, and an awareness of the challenges and solutions for sustaining them.
A local, volunteer-based charity providing youth living in low-income situations, the opportunity to experience sponsored outdoor summer camp to cast their dreams! Learn conservation, fishing, survival skills and Canadian history. Transportation provided by camp charter bus only. If you know a youth living in low income who could benefit from a fishing camp experience, please have them contact us. Volunteer opportunities are also available.
Program is well-rounded and provides the ideal starting point for children to learn about riding and horses. Mini riding show for parents with awarding of rider ribbon.
Camp Cadicasu is a traditional overnight camp in Kananaskis Country for children ages 7 to 16. We have specialty camps available just for tweens and teens in addition to our Leader-in-Training program (for 16-year-olds). Activities at Cadicasu include hiking, archery, arts & crafts, yoga, earth skills, campfires, shelter building, and much more. We create a safe space where people of all different backgrounds can come together to connect with each other and nature.
Camp Kasota West, located on the shores of Sylvan Lake, is a residential camp for children and youth. Trained counsellors provide programming including archery, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, crafts, campfires, discovery hour. Specialty programs: Sailing and Counsellors-in-Training. Transportation from Calgary provided. The camp is accredited by the Alberta Camping Association and the United Church. For more information and to register online, visit the website.
YMCA Calgary operates an overnight summer camp and outdoor education program site at Camp Chief Hector YMCA. Operated year-round, Camp Chief Hector YMCA provides nature-based programming to youth. Campers get to immerse themselves in nature and gain leadership skills through facilitated programs such as archery, canoeing, low ropes courses, and so much more. These outdoor spaces and overnight camps allow YMCA Calgary to deliver programs, services, and opportunities to help the Calgary community connect with others, build lifelong skills, and keep active and healthy.
We at Champion's Creed know that your child will be busy having the best summer ever! We have amazing camp themes like Nerf Ninja, Minecraft or Superheroes which include 2 x 45 minute MMA lessons as well as exciting theme based crafts and outings throughout the week. Our week-long summer camp program starts at 9am to 4pm. Pre/post care options are also available. Come for a tour to check out our facility to learn more or to purchase your child's week of summer camp.
Join us this summer at our new facility for 8 weeks of gymnastics fun! Summer camps for kids ages 6 to twelve run for 4 or 5 consecutive days as a full day camp, or half day weeklong camps in the morning or afternoon. Full day camps include a free fun Friday lunch. Pre & post care available. New facility is located at 6404 6A Street SE (by Hotel Blackfoot).
Come see for yourself how Master Rim’s TaeKwonDo can help you and your child enhance self-esteem and physical conditioning in a safe, fun, and disciplined environment! Canadian National Team Head Coach, Master Rim, and award-winning instructors will help your child to enhance real-life skills. More than that, the students will learn how to deal with strangers and bullies as a form of self-defence. Find out why our school is recognized worldwide for world-class martial arts education!
Pedalheads is a learn-to-ride bike camp known for taking kids from training wheels to two wheels. We combine a fun group setting with specialized equipment, tailored cycling lessons, and incredible instructors to build confidence and get some of the most tentative kids biking on their own. We also offer advanced bike lessons that focus on road safety, including exciting trail riding camps. Camps are located across the Calgary region. Find a location nearest you. Week-long camps: all day, half day, 1 & 1.5 hr tot classes, and private lessons. Spots will be limited so be sure to register early!
Make this an active and unforgettable summer for your kids ages 2 to fourteen and register now. There is no shortage of fun, adventure, and sport discovery on land and in the water with multisport camps. Athletes interested in a single sport experience have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of these sports coached by our Sport Partner experts.
The Royal City Soccer Club, a registered non-profit community organization, is proud to host our 30th annual grassroots summer soccer camps - No. 1 in Canada! Uniquely designed to offer a soccer focus in the morning and a leisure swim with other organized activities in the afternoons to all children aged 5 to thirteen, the camp operates during all weeks in July and August, 2022. Check us out at royalsoccer.com or call 1-800-427-0536.
Our fun, educational camps provide children and youth entering Grades 1 to 12 the opportunity to focus on an area of interest and explore it in-depth. We aim to educate, empower, and excite young minds! Registration opens April 11 at 9am.
With 350,000 square feet of space and over 15,000 weekly users, the Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre (SLSFSC) is a tremendous facility for all members of the community and surrounding area. SLSFSC includes three NHL Size Ice Surfaces, Jayman BUILT Aquatic Centre, and many spray features that will give your children hours of entertainment!
Trico Centre for Family Wellness wants your family to get active and have fun! Whether it’s in the fitness centre, the gymnasium, or one of our rinks, you’ll always have something to do. Come swim with us in our wave pool – and make sure you slide down the waterslide! We offer many children’s programs, including skating, swimming, dance, gymnastics, sportball and more, teaching children fundamental movement skills and how fun it is to be active. We offer activities and day camps for all ages – registration is still open!
WinSport’s purpose is to inspire human potential through the spirit of sport and it’s something that is woven into all of our year-round, award-winning programming. We are pleased to bring you outdoor summer camps this year in Mountain Biking and Outdoor Adventure. Our programs are offered based on existing and evolving COVID-19 guidelines. We will adjust our operations as required to ensure a safe experience for our program participants and Team Members. Stop Watching. Start Playing.
We’ve missed you! YMCA Calgary is pleased to announce that we have reopened our indoor climbing walls at the Shane Homes, Shawnessy and Saddletowne YMCAs. Look for registered climbing programs as well as open climb. Waivers are available online and are required.
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