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Tweens & Teens Only Guide 2017

Parenting doesn't stop after elementary school - and neither do we! Calgary's Child Magazine is here to support families through these fun, challenging, and exciting years of growth. This listing is provided for your reference only. Please research carefully and choose the company that meets your family’s needs best. CCM

CAMPS, CLASSES & PROGRAMS

ABSOLUTE DANCE INC.

Phone: 403-210-0188

Email: directors@absolutedanceinc.com

Website: http://absolutedanceinc.com

Absolute Dance is Calgary’s leading studio in dance and fitness. Recreational and competitive high quality training in Hip Hop, Acro, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Jazz, and Tap. Teen fitness-based programs include Barre Fitness, Cardio Kickboxing, Acro Yoga, TRX, and Zumba. We pride ourselves on our enthusiastic and qualified teachers and great customer care. Come check out our new state of the art facility, and help us celebrate 20 seasons of dance and fitness inspiration!

ALBERTA COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN (ACAD), CONTINUING EDUCATION

Email: coned@acad.ca

Website: http://acad.ca/continuing-education

ACAD is the home of budding artists, entrepreneurs, designers, and makers. Learn from professional artists and designers who enjoy helping young people explore their creativity and develop new skills.

ALIKI’S ART HOUSE ART CAMP/CLASSES

Address: 551 Northmount Drive NW

Phone: 403-667-7020

Email: info@alikisarthouse.com

Website: http://alikisarthouse.com

Learn to draw, paint, sculpt, and create mixed media art like a pro from the pros! Aliki’s Summer Camps are not just kids’stuff; tweens and teens will be engaged in sophisticated and fun projects with just the right balance of classical and modern techniques and concepts. By learning the fundamentals of drawing, sculpting, or painting, tweens and teens gain the confidence and the skills to express their own creativity and style with ease.

BYTE CAMP

Email: dave@bytecamp.ca

Website: http://bytecamp.ca

We help to empower your kids with the confidence and skills to be Creators and Innovators in New Media (and we have fun, too!).

CALGARY TORPEDOES WATER POLO CLUB

Email: joincalgarytorpedoes@gmail.com

Website: http://calgarytorpedoes.com

Water polo is the perfect sport for boys who love to swim, build character and discipline, and who enjoy fitness in a fun, competitive environment.

CALGARY ZOO

Address: 1300 Zoo Road NE

Phone: 403-232-9300

Website: http://calgaryzoo.com

If your tw/een is in Grades 7 to 9 and is passionate about the environment, zoology, and natural history, we’ve got exciting opportunities for them to explore animal behavior and wildlife conservation. From Zoo Academy to Zookeeper camp, we offer weeklong camp programs that will get them learning about zoo keeping, animal husbandry, veterinary science, environmental education, conservation, and biology all in the best classroom ever: the zoo!

CAMP CADICASU

Phone: 403-851-8124

Email: info@cadicasu.com

Website: http://cadicasu.com

Camp Cadicasu is a traditional co-ed overnight camp in Kananaskis Country. We have three specialty camps available just for tweens and teens, in addition to a Leader-in-Training program. Camp is the perfect place to meet new friends, learn leadership skills, and have exciting adventures in the woods. We create a safe space to unplug from modern society and reconnect with nature.

CAMP FISH’N AROUND - YOUTHS CAN FISH 2

Phone: 403-719-0723

Email: youthscanfish2@shaw.ca

Youths Can Fish 2 Society is a local volunteer-based charity that provides youths from low income/poverty status family situations an opportunity to experience sponsored summer camps to learn fishing, conservation, survival skills, and Canadian studies. Get to know us through our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter! Drop us a line at youthscanfish2@shaw.ca.

CHINOOK SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Phone: 403-246-8446

Email: chinookstudio@gmail.com

Website: http://chinookschoolofmusic.com

Summer 2017: CSM is pleased to offer Musical Theatre Camps for ages 6 to 9 featuring drama, choreography, improvisation and singing July 17 to 21 or August 14 to 18. POP Vocals and Ukulele camps: Sing and play your favourite songs, learn microphone techniques, staging and performance etiquette July 17 to 24 or August 21 to 25. Private lessons in piano, voice, guitar, drums, violin, ukulele and more. Call today or register online.

INJANATION

Email: programs@injanation.com

Website: http://injanation.com

The Power of Play. InjaNation offers something for everyone through camps that develop the participants’physical, cognitive, and emotional skills through movement and creativity.

JUNIOTECH KIDS ACADEMY

Email: inbox@juniotech.com

Website: http://juniotech.com

Our dearest junior techs out there! Looking for something unique and original, yet something smart to learn, show off, and brag about?

LONG & MCQUADE MUSIC LESSON CENTRES

Address: 225, 58 Avenue SE

Phone: 403-252-8506

Email: calgarysouthlessons@long-mcquade.com

Website: http://long-mcquade.com/lessons

Address: 3404, 5 Avenue NE

Phone: 587-296-6648

Email: calgaryeastlessons@long-mcquade.com

Address: 10 Royal Vista Drive NW

Phone: 587-794-3196

Email: calgarynorthlessons@long-mcquade.com

Several summer programs and camps such as “Rock Skool,”“Glee Club,”“Rock Drumming,”“Preschool Piano Party,”“Fiddle Camp,” “School of Pop,”and more are available at select locations. Contact our lesson centres for details and availability. We have a wide variety of carefully-chosen professional instructors offering year-round music lessons in most any instrument. Instruments also available for rent and purchase.

SCHOOL OF ROCK - CALGARY

Email: calgary@schoolofrock.com

Website: http://calgary.schoolofrock.com

School of Rock Calgary offers one- and two-week summer rock music camps.

STEM LEARNING LAB

Email: info@stemlearninglab.com

Website: http://stemlearninglab.com

Robots, Minecraft, and pirates - oh my! Get creative in our hands-on STE(A)M summer camps and build your own tech mashups.

THE CITY OF CALGARY: NATURE LEAD YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Address: Ralph Klein Park - 12350, 84 Street SE

Phone: 403-268-3800

Website: http://calgary.ca/lead

Address: Inglewood Bird Sanctuary - 2425, 9 Avenue SE

Calling all students 11 to 15 years old! Want to develop your leadership skills, meet new friends, and make a difference? Join our free Nature LEAD youth program. Earn your certificate by completing themed modules and nature-related practicum experience. Summer sessions run July 11 to 14 and August 15 to 18 from 9am to 3pm. Register at calgary.ca/lead.

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY SUMMER CAMPS

Email: active@ucalgary.ca

Website: http://ucalgary.ca/camps

With Calgary’s widest selection of quality summer camps, the University of Calgary is sure to have the perfect camp for your child!

WESTSIDE CONCERT CHOIR

Address: 616 Wilderness Drive SE

Phone: 403-271-7925

Email: jczaja@shaw.ca

Website: http://westsidechildrenschoir.com

The Westside Concert Choir offers non-competitive traditional choral music programs for girls and boys in Grades 3 through 12. The two divisions rehearse once a week and perform four times each year. There are no auditions and no fundraising. Call for information on fees and registration. Financial assistance is available.

YOUTH CENTRAL - YOUTH VOLUNTEER CORPS OF CALGARY

Website: http://youthcentral.com/youth-volunteer-corps/

The Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) program began in 1993 and is Youth Central’s largest program. The purpose of YVC is to provide meaningful team-based volunteer opportunities to young people between the ages of 12 and 18 in partnership with over 150 community agencies and events.

YOUTHWRITE

Email: info@youthwrite.com

Website: http://youthwrite.com

For kids who love to write…just about anything!©Alberta’s premier writing camps - over 20 years of the write stuff!

FUN FOR TWEENS & TEENS

CALAWAY PARK

Phone: 403-240-3822

Email: calaway@calawaypark.com

Website: http://calawaypark.com

Calaway Park invites your family to enjoy endless fun at Western Canada’s Largest Outdoor Family Amusement Park. Enjoy 32 rides, 23 games, live stage shows, a 3D theatre, and tons of treats! Unlimited rides, shows, attractions, and parking are included for one easy daily admission price. For more information on special events and discount tickets, visit calawaypark.com.

CALGARY PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA - CPOSSIBILITIES

Phone: 403-571-0849

Website: http://calgaryphil.com/concerts-tickets/cpossibilities

Are you ages 14 to 29 and love music? Cpossibilities concert tickets are exclusively available to club members and a guest for only $15 a ticket. Joining is easy and membership is free! Register online and every month, you’ll receive an email letting you know about tickets available for cpossibilities members.

REPSOL SPORT CENTRE (FORMERLY TALISMAN CENTRE)

Website: http://repsolsportcentre.com

Junior (8 to 12 years) and Senior (13 to 17 years) Lifeguard Clubs help kids stay healthy and active in a fun and social learning environment.

SHAKERS FUN CENTRE

Phone: 403-236-2213

Email: info@shakerscalgary.com

Calgary’s largest year-round facility is an incredible place to visit for some fun! Enjoy the following activities: Mini-Golf, Laser Tag, Go-Karts, Rock Wall, Inflatable Village, Bowling, and Arcades. No general admission charge makes it easy to choose the activities that are right for you!

THE CITY OF CALGARY RECREATION - CALGARY AFTERSCHOOL

Address: Various Locations

Website: http://calgary.ca/afterschool

After-school programs are offered for free. The goals of the program are to develop self-esteem, develop positive relationships, and assist children and youth in becoming successful adults. Learn more on the website. And for those ages 12 years+ looking for volunteer opportunities, visit calgary.ca/volunteers. Volunteering gives you an opportunity to meet new people, gain new skills and experiences while being active.

TRICO CENTRE FOR FAMILY WELLNESS

Email: guestservices@tricocentre.ca

Website: http://tricocentre.ca

Friday nights are Youth Night: From 4 to 6pm, youth 10 to 17 years old can drop in for supervised floor hockey, dodgeball, basketball, and more.

YMCA CALGARY

Email: info@ymcacalgary.org

Website: http://YMCACalgary.org

The YMCA is a fun and active place for youth to learn to be independent, make good choices, be socially responsible, and become a leader with other positive, healthy youth.

YOUTH NIGHT, SOUTHLAND LEISURE CENTRE

Website: http://calgary.ca/leisurecentres

Fridays, 7:30 to 10pm. Join in the Sport Hall for youth-exclusive sports including basketball, badminton, dodge ball, soccer, and more! Weekly planned active activities also available. If swimming is your thing, admission includes access to public swim in the waterpark.

EDUCATION & TUTORING

CALGARY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Phone: 403-260-2600

Website: http://calgarylibrary.ca

Join Youth Read this summer and Win! For all of the details, visit calgaryyouthread.ca.

ENGAGED EDUCATORS CORP.

Address: #50, 1331 - 44 Avenue NE

Phone: 403-283-3278

Email: info@engagededucators.com

Website: http://engagededucators.com

Our one-on-one, direct instruction programs include reading, basic math, study skills, comprehension, and vocabulary as well as critical thinking skills and essay writing. We customize our programs to the individual student. How may we assist you and your student? Call now for your free, no obligation assessment.

FOOTHILLS ACADEMY - ESTELLE SIEBENS COMMUNITY SERVICES

Phone: 403-270-9400

Email: info@foothillsacademy.org

Website: http://foothillsacademy.org/community-services

Open year-round to the general community, we offer a variety of programs and services for individuals affected by Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD in Calgary. For tweens and teens, we offer Amicus Recreation programs during the school year and Camp Amicus in the summer; remedial tutoring (Read/Write and Math); psycho-educational assessments; counseling and psychological intervention groups (Survive and Thrive in Jr. High and Girls Only!). For parents, we offer monthly Parent Workshops. Financial assistance is available.

ROOTS 2 STEM

Email: info@roots2stem.ca

Website: http://roots2stem.ca

Roots 2 STEM provides hands-on experiential excitement with programs for ages 9 to 17.

RESOURCES & SUPPORT FOR TEENS

CALGARY COUNSELLING CENTRE

Website: http://calgarycounselling.com

We hear you. We know it’s hard being a teen. We know you often feel misunderstood and alone. We are here to be an ear, a guide, a sounding board. We’re not going to tell you what to do. That’s not our job. But we will give you advice if you ask. And no matter what, we will always care about you. We will always be a welcoming place where you can be yourself - exactly the way you are. And we’ve got great ideas that work on figuring this stuff out. We’re a place to be heard. Give us a call, we’ll listen.

CALGARY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Website: http://calgarylibrary.ca/volunteer

Make a difference in someone’s life. Share your skills and passions as a Calgary Public Library volunteer and help your community thrive. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities for adults and teens, and fill out an application form today.

CHINOOK DENTAL STUDIO

Phone: 403-252-1404

Email: info@drlisamallett.ca

Website: http://chinookdentalstudio.ca

Looking for a knowledgeable, well-trained, and caring dental team to take care of your oral health? Look no further! All ages will be entertained playing on our iPads or watching television while receiving their dental treatment and learning about good oral health. Join our ‘Cavity Free Club’and enter to win monthly draws for fun, exciting prizes! Open early mornings, evenings, and Saturdays. We direct-bill your insurance, and always accept new patients.

CONNECTEEN

Website: http://calgaryconnecteen.com

Need to talk? Talk on your terms. If you need support, we’re here for you. If you’re worried about someone overhearing you, or it’s too hard to say out loud, you can write it down in chat, email,or text.

DENTAL CARE FOR CHILDREN

Address: Southport Clinic: 314, 10601 Southport Road SW

Phone: 403-278-8000

Email: info-southport@dentalcareforchildren.ca

Website: http://dentalcareforchildren.ca

Address: Sunridge Clinic: 102, 3393 - 26 Avenue NE

Phone: 403-457-3311

Email: info-sunridge@dentalcareforchildren.ca

Dental Care for Children is a Paediatric dental office that has specialized in caring for infants, children, and special needs patients for over 40 years. Dr. Farida Saher, Dr. Carmen Cymbalisty, and Dr. Leonard Smith, along with our friendly, educated, and knowledgeable staff, aim to provide our patients and their parents with the ultimate dental experience (even in a latex-free environment!). We also offer treatment under general anesthesia, when necessary. The recommended age for a child’s first dental visit is before their first birthday. Our goal is to educate all caregivers so your children never have dental decay! Prevention is the Best Treatment!

DR. ANDREW D. CHEN AT MARDA LOOP BRACES

Phone: 587-353-5667

Email: info@mlbraces.com

Website: http://MLBraces.com

Share your beautiful smile! Dr. Andrew Chen is a Certified Orthodontic Specialist who has been helping people share their smiles confidently for over 12 years. Visit our family-friendly orthodontic office featuring our LEGO® creations, Kidz door and Harvey, and our Hippopotamoose mascot! There’s no referral needed, and you’ll enjoy feeling fully-informed after your private consultation. It’s just one of many reasons why “Spectacular Smiles Start With Marda Loop Braces!”

GROUP CALGARY ORTHODONTICS

Address: Market Mall Professional Building (Dr. Claude Boutin; Dr. Greg Barnett; Dr. Lorne Kamelchuk)

Phone: 403-284-5202

Website: http://groupcalgaryortho.com

Address: Mission Centre Building (Dr. John Huynh)

Phone: 403-228-5006

Our two locations offer diagnostic imaging and techniques that promote personalized treatments. We specialize in Speed, Damon, Incognito* braces as well as Invisalign. Our commitment is to earn your trust, with the goal of giving our patients a beautiful smile to show off! We take pride in the relationships we build and the results we provide. We look forward to meeting you! *Available at our Mission office.

 

HARFIELD ORTHODONTICS

Address: #900, 10655 Southport Road SW

Phone: 403-800-3471

Website: http://hortho.ca

Now your teen can straighten their smile without putting their life on hold! With Invisalign®, there are no brackets or wires to get in the way. With removable aligners, your teen can eat their favorite foods and brush and floss normally. The result? A beautiful, more functional smile, without all the fuss. Low down payments, flexible payment plans, evening appointments, and no referrals necessary. Book your complimentary consultation today.

ICON ORTHODONTICS

Address: 216, 555 Strathcona Boulevard SW

Phone: 403-242-4111

Website: http://iconorthodontics.com

Dr. Colby Gage is a certified specialist in Orthodontics in southwest Calgary. We specialize in 3-Dimensional Imaging and offer advanced office and clinical technologies. Come and see why Beautiful Smiles Begin Here.

ONCE UPON A CHILD

Address: 4625 Varsity Drive NW

Phone: 403-543-1068

Email: info@onceuponachildvarsity.com

Website: http://onceuponachildvarsity.com

Calgary’s hot spot for great deals on new and gently-used kids stuff! We carry a great selection of tween/teen clothing up to size 16! Denim, leggings, hoodies, and more - all in their favorite brands! We also make selling their gently-used stuff a breeze - there is no appointment necessary, and we pay you the same day!

THE CITY OF CALGARY RECREATION

Website: http://calgary.ca (search ‘volunteer’)

There are many volunteer opportunities available this summer! Meet new people, gain new skills, and gain new experiences! Feel good about giving back to your community! For ages 12+.

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