Camps

Girls Applied Science and Engineering Club

Calling all psyched about science girls in grades 2-4! Need something fantastic to do on your Saturdays from 9am - 12pm? This is the place for you! Learn about science, engineering, and technology in a super fun, all girl environment. Instructors will lead you through several exciting sessions of hands-on projects that will leave you craving more science! Participants will get a chance to explore the University of Calgary, take part in a self directed community project and meet professionals working in the fields of science and engineering!!

Kids Applied Science and Engineering Club

Calling all psyched about science kids in grades 3-5! Need something fantastic to do on your Saturdays from 1pm - 4pm? This is the place for you! Learn about science, engineering, and technology in a super fun environment for boys and girls in grades 3-5. Instructors will lead you through several exciting sessions of hands-on projects that will leave you craving more science! Participants will get a chance to explore the University of Calgary, take part in a self directed community project and meet professionals working in the fields of science and engineering!!

Mini U Spring Break Camp!

Summer has arrived this spring break! Mini University is excited to offer you the best of our summer programming over spring break. Engage your child’s mind and body through a variety of fun activities offered by Mini University’s most popular camps including LEGO® building, arts & crafts, active gaming, swimming, yoga/zumba, racquet sports and more. Campers will also participate in a wide range of indoor games and sports in Active Living’s professional facilities every day. Your child won’t want to miss out on this exciting new opportunity to get active this spring break! Activities are presented as examples only and may change. 

Before Care (8:00-8:30am) W19YCBC102 and After Care (4:30-5:00pm) W19YCAC102 is now available for Spring Break Camp!

Early Minds

Start discovering science in everything around you! Dissect owl pellets, build simple machines, travel back in time to uncover the mystery of the dinosaurs and have fun learning about chemical reactions and electrical circuits. Campers will explore and investigate the exciting world of STEM through games, stories and experiments. This camp gives students entering Grades 1 and 2 in the Fall an early start to science and engineering. Participants will get a chance to work in University of Calgary classrooms and laboratories and be taught by those in the fields of Science, Engineering and Education. Get on your lab coats and get ready for some fun!

*Please note: Early Minds A, B and C are all the same camp. They all contain owl pellet dissections, fossil creation and the same activity themes, though the projects within each theme will vary. Staff are different in each camp.

Energy Engineering

How can you power a city’s homes and vehicles using only clean energy? This fun filled week will have you investigating how scientists and engineers are using technology to produce different forms of renewable energy such as, hydro, wind, thermal and solar power. Campers will use this knowledge to design and build their own innovative and energy efficient city through hands-on activities and group challenges. Campers will also have the opportunity to experiment with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robotics and get a chance to work in University of Calgary classrooms and laboratories while being taught by those in the fields of Science, Engineering and Education. Energy Engineering Camps are for students entering grades 3 – 9 in the Fall. Come get excited about engineering as a future career as you get those circuits firing while designing, building and powering a metropolis!

**Please note that activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only. Grade refers to the grade your child is entering in the fall.

Engineering 101

Ever wonder what it’s like to be an engineer? Come join Engineering 101 and be an engineer for a week! Spend a week learning about the design process, the exciting opportunities in engineering and experiencing what engineers do at the University of Calgary. This camp will explore many fascinating topics including the engineering design process, forming innovative solutions and experimentation with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robotics. From concept generation to prototype development, campers will learn to work in teams using creativity in exploring and solving problems that can make a difference in the world. Participants will get a chance to work in University of Calgary classrooms and laboratories while being taught by those in the fields of Science, Engineering and Education. Engineering 101 campers will also have the opportunity to meet and be mentored by Engineers working in the Engineering Departments at the University of Calgary. Engineering 101 camps are for students entering grades 3 – 9 in the Fall. Come join us and get excited about engineering as a future career as you get out your thinking caps and become scientific minds in engineering!

**Please note that activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only. Grade refers to the grade your child is entering in the fall.

Girls Applied Science and Engineering

Calling all girls! Come put your scientific mind in motion! From the elements below us to the world above, all-girls camps delve deep into the exciting fields of science, engineering and technology. Get a chance to combine your creativity with technical skills in this jam packed week of investigating scientific concepts and applying the engineering design process through exciting hands-on activities and challenges. Campers will also have the opportunity to experiment with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robotics and perform a dissection. Participants will get a chance to work in University of Calgary classrooms and laboratories while being taught by female instructors in the fields of Science, Engineering and Education. Girls Applied Science and Engineering camps are for students entering grades 3 – 9 in the Fall. Come get excited about engineering as a future career as you get on your lab coats and get ready for some fun!

**Please note that activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only. Grade refers to the grade your child is entering in the fall.

Natural Sciences

Investigate the world around you through an exploration of the natural sciences. This fun-filled week will have you looking at the world in a whole new way through hands-on activities and group challenges to foster and enrich inquisitive minds. Learn about chemical reactions, perform a dissection, extract DNA, and unravel the mystery beyond the lens of a microscope. Participants will get a chance to work in University of Calgary classrooms and laboratories while being taught by those in the fields of Science, Engineering and Education. Natural Sciences camps are for students interested in biology, chemistry and earth sciences entering grades 3 – 9 in the Fall. Get on your lab coats and get ready for some fun!

**Please note that activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only. Grade refers to the grade your child is entering in the fall.

Sky Science

Come explore the world above! Fire off rockets, design flying machines, explore gravitational forces, observe live demonstrations and travel to the University of Calgary’s very own Rothney Astrophysical Observatory. From aviation to outer space, sky science will take you on an expedition from the ground up through hands-on, interactive experiments and challenges. The young physicists will invite their community of family and friends on Friday afternoon to experience a project with them. 3, 2, 1, blast off!

Physics Camps are for students entering grades 4 - 9 in the fall.
**Please note that activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only. Grade refers to the grade your child is entering in the fall.

Technology

Just can't get enough tech? Spend a week learning about computer engineering and electronics through inventive solutions and exploration of computer software programs, circuit designs, robotics and application to real-life scenarios. Improve your problem solving skills in this super-fun environment full of hands-on activities and challenges!  Campers will also have the opportunity to experiment with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robotics and get a chance to work in University of Calgary classrooms and laboratories while being taught by those in the fields of Science, Engineering and Education. Technology camps are for students entering grades 3 – 9 in the Fall. Get ready to plug-in for a quest into the world of tech and gadgets that will leave you charged-up for more!

**Please note that activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only. Grade refers to the grade your child is entering in the fall.

Canoeing Expeditions - Teens

In 101, spend 3 days learning all about canoeing while paddling the Red Deer River upstream of Drumheller or the Bow River south of Calgary. Our guide will cover water safety, paddling strokes, river reading, navigation and how to pack for a multi-day trip. In 201, you’ll spend 5 days on the North Saskatchewan River near Rocky Mountain House learning canoe tripping skills, backcountry cooking, self-care and more. Required: check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Prerequisite: ability to swim 50m while wearing a lifejacket. Must attend pretrip meeting with a parent to discuss required items and cover meal planning (food is not included). Includes: paddling guide, all canoe/group gear, transportation.

Get into Kayaking - Teens

Learn all about river kayaking in this 3-day beginner camp for teens. An introductory pool class gets you warmed up for an afternoon of skill development on the river. Then we're off to the Bow River for a day of moving-water skills. Finish off with a taste of whitewater on a full-day run from Ghost Dam to Cochrane (west of Calgary). Required: check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Prerequisite: ability to swim 50m while wearing a lifejacket. Includes: river kayaking instructor, all kayak gear, wetsuit, transportation.

Stay Safe and Babysitting Camp

This camps teaches basic first aid and caregiving skills to youth 11-16 years old. Participants learn how to provide care to children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. The course also offers youth the skills to promote themselves as babysitters to prospective families.

Veterinary Camp

Ever thought of becoming a veterinarian? Do you have a love for animals big and small? Come to the University of Calgary’s Veterinary Medicine Camp out at the farm! This week long camp will introduce you to the many things vets do including hands on work with dogs and horses. Provided by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at their Clinical Skills Building in NW Calgary (11877 85th Street NW).

Active Gamers

Get in the game and get moving this summer! At our cutting-edge active gaming camp, campers will play the hottest new motion control games for Xbox One Kinect® and Wii U® gaming systems. Gamers will also play new and classic strategy games with other campers in a non-competitive and encouraging environment. Campers will learn about classic video game elements and drag-and-drop programming using rapid game development apps. This camp features a field trip to play laser tag and a trip the university’s Virtual Reality Lab! Each day is balanced with a wide variety of physical activities such as swimming, and games. Please note that the described activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only. *Please note there is no swimming August 19-23 and 26-30. Xbox One Kinect® and Wii U® is a registered trademark which do not sponsor, authorize or endorse this program.

Adapted Sport and Recreation

Come discover your abilities! This camp is centered around giving campers with physical disabilities the opportunity to explore various adapted sport, recreation and leisure activities. Different programs from the Calgary area will provide the opportunity for each camper to experience a trial of the adapted physical activity programming they offer throughout the year. Campers will get to challenge themselves physically through activities such as; sledge hockey, climbing, swimming, and a variety of wheelchair sports. Campers will also get to explore their creative side through dance, gymnastics and art. Our goal is to increase each camper’s confidence in their ability to participate in school and community programs. This camp is offered in partnership with the Vi Riddell Pediatric Rehabilitation Research Program.

Please note that this camp is not for those with cognitive impairments. If you have questions about your child’s eligibility or for more information, please contact:
apacamp@ucalgary.ca
(403) 955-2790

Be Fit For Life Physical Literacy Programming (U of C Daycare)

Physical Literacy programming for children registered at the main and west campus daycares. 

Blockbuster Film Making

It’s going to be a blockbuster summer at The Director’s Cut with our NEWLY designed film workshop. Use GO PRO ACTION cameras, 1080 HD digital cameras and the latest digital 360 VR equipment and hardware to film and edit your next big blockbuster. Under the guidance of REAL FILM MAKERS, Participants will storyboard, write a script, learn all about camera angles and
cinematography, before filming and editing their own action packed blockbuster. Participants will have access to green screens and have the opportunity to use 360 VR equipment as part of their cinematic experience. Participants will also create a commercial and movie trailer during the week.

Swimming and Hollywood A List activities will be included as per of our week. A red carpet, popcorn film festival will be hosted on Friday afternoon. Participants will be able to view their films in our private theatre.

Broadway Bound

Bravo! Encore! Our performing arts camp returns this summer for your rising star! At our exciting two-week camp, young performers will practice and expand on their dancing, singing and acting skills in a supportive and encouraging environment. Our backstage instructor will teach campers about make up, set and prop design. On the last day of camp, our future stars will stage a final performance that family and friends are invited to attend at the Reeve Theatre on campus. Campers will also attend two acting workshops and get to see a performance put on by Wagonstage, a local theatre group. Each day is balanced with a wide variety of physical activities such as swimming, gymnastics, and games. Please note that the described activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only.

Claymation @ 24 FPS

Unleash your inner Spielberg this summer at The Director's Cut Claymation workshop. Film making crews will work together with a REAL film maker to create a stop-motion animation film that is sure to rival the works of Hollywood's most talented (Paranorman, Wallace and Grommit). Film makers will develop stories, build mini sets and create clay characters. In production, they will use stop motion technology to capture their movie, then add sound effects, titles, voices and music. Participants will also learn how to market their films.

Swimming and Hollywood A List activities will be included as per of our week. A red carpet, popcorn film festival will be hosted on Friday afternoon. Participants will be able to view their films in our private theatre.

Congress Kids

Calling all kids of the congress! Get a chance to dig into the best of the University of Calgary Summer Camps. Each day a variety of activities are offered by University of Calgary Camps. Kids of the congress will get the opportunity to build lego, go climbing, dig for dino’s, play indoor/outdoor games and sports, be creative in the arts and so much more. Through active, hands-on, fun activities, this is the perfect chance to utilize the University of Calgary’s professional facilities. Bring your energy for this exciting opportunity to engage your mind and body!

For Kids Ages 6-12.

DC Pro Advanced Film Making Workshop

Young film makers will collaboratively with a seasoned local film maker to create a 15-20 minute short film in this Director's Cut Camp. They will create a concept, storyboard & script using advanced digital screenwriting tools, lighting kits, advanced camera techniques, boom microphones and 1080 HD cameras. They will use Final Cut X and engage with 360 VR equipment to create an immersive film experience.

Participants must have at least one year experience with film, or a Director’s Cut program. The workshop will also provide learning opportunities for film marketing, including webpage design,
social media engagement and movie poster photoshopping. Completed films will be entered in various youth film festivals.

DC Pro Advanced Stop Motion Workshop

Join our über talented stop motion animation artist in our brand new Stop Motion Animation Pro workshop. Learn how to design a stop motion animation film using professional materials for set and character design. Use professional stop motion equipment and post production equipment including After Effects and Final Cut X to deliver a Hollywood film of epic proportions.

Design Camp

Is your child's vision of building slowly surpassing this years Lego? Budding builders and young city planners can explore their visions of architecture and city life in this design camp developed and led by our bright and innovative students in the Faculty of Environmental Design. Working together, campers will delve deep into the world of planning, and uncover new design skills to help bring their creative ideas to life. Campers will work with a variety of materials to create architectural and urban designs while constructing scale models and collaborating with peers. Whether in the on-campus or downtown camp we’ll seek inspiration right here in Calgary using our developing campus or downtown as a full-scale laboratory to explore and observe beautiful buildings. The young designers will present their designs to their community of family and friends on Friday afternoon. Get out your creativity caps and join us for a week of fun!

 Design Camps are for students entering grades 2 - 10 in the fall.
 **Please note that activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only. Grade refers to the grade your child is entering in the fall.

Dinos Basketball Camps

The Dinos Basketball Camps are the perfect place to improve your skills, get active and compete against other players around Calgary. Participants will learn basketball fundamentals and techniques, conditioning methods and team-play tactics.

Please note that this program is delivered by Dinos Athletics and registered through UofC Active LIving.

Dinos Men's Basketball will be offering a high school evening camp the week of July 15 - July 19 and a shooting camp on July 27 - 28 (Saturday/Sunday). Registration for these programs is through the Men's Basketball team. Contact Dan Pearson at daniel.pearson1@ucalgary.ca for information and registration.

Dinos Football Camps

If you dream of huddling with the pros, get a head start at the Dinos Football Camp designed for beginners in the sport. The camp teaches the fundamentals of football in a fun and challenging environment. Get ready to blitz the competition with instruction by current and former University of Calgary players, coaches and area high school coaches. You are sure to learn a ton and have blast with other up-and-comers.

Dinos Football will be running camps at the Atom (non contact), Pee Wee, Bantam, and High school (contact, and position specific) levels.


2019 Football Summer Camp Information will be coming soon. Thank you for your patience.


Please note that this program is delivered by Dinos Athletics and registered through UofC Active Living.

Dinos Rugby Camps

The Dinos Rugby camps are the perfect place to improve your skills, get active and compete against other players around Calgary. Participants will learn rugby fundamentals and techniques, conditioning methods and team play tactics.

Please note this program is offered by Dinos Athletics and registered through U of C Active Living.

Dinos Soccer Camps

Dinos Sport Camps aim to provide all participants with a positive learning experience in a fun and memorable sport camp environment. Whether you are new to a sport, or have been playing for years; Dinos Sport Camps will help you to elevate your game. Our camps are designed to help you develop to the next level of play. Dinos Sport Camps offer a blend of sport-specific and general athletics development opportunities, allowing participants an opportunity to develop their athletic skills, tune their sporting technique, get ready for the upcoming season and have a great time in the process. Participants will develop both individual and team skills as they work on sport specific and general skill progressions through drills, games and scrimmages. Participants will gain confidence and improved fitness levels knowing they are learning their sport from current and former Dinos athletes and coaches. All participants will receive a Dinos season pass and camp t-shirt.

Kick it into high gear with a Dinos Soccer Camp! Camp participants will be given the opportunity to learn and develop both individual and team soccer skills including dribbling, passing and shooting. Introduction to these specific skills will be done though games, drills and scrimmages, which will be modified for each group to ensure a positive learning experience. Learn offensive and defensive techniques and game-play strategy. With instruction by current Dinos players and coaches your technical skills are sure to show a roaring improvement on the pitch.

Dinos men's and women's soccer are top contenders in Canada West competition. The women's soccer team competed at USPORTS national championships in 2018, finishing second in Canada West.
Soccer camps are an outdoor camp, all participants need to be prepared for inclement weather.

Ages (Players born in)
U8 - 2011-2012
U10-2009-2010
U12-2007-2008
U14-2005-2006

Please note that this program is delivered by Dinos Athletics and registered through UofC Active LIving.

Dinos Synchronized Swim Camps

This competitive swim camp will give each athlete the edge they need to start the new season on the right foot. The camp will consist of a technical focus directed to sculling and use of body, with "out of the box" creative development. Corresponding conditioning training is also a major focus.

Participants must meet the following criteria before they can register:
-Competitive experience in PAC or NAG
-Intent to swim at the at the 13-15 age group level in the fall of 2016

Dinos Track & Field Camps

Stand on the podium this year by enrolling in a Dinos Summer Track & Field Camp! Participants will be challenged both mentally and physically through many skill-specific drills in an competitive and encouraging environment, while training with other local athletes. Participants will experience first class coaching from the consistently nationaly ranked Varsity Men's and Women's track teams. This is the place to be if you want to pursue Track & Field at a higher level!

Please note that this program is delivered by Dinos Athletics and registered through UofC Active LIving.

Dinos Volleyball Camps

Kill it with your team this fall by registering in a Dinos Volleyball Camp this summer! Improve your level of fitness, learn skill-specific drills, explore game play opportunities, jump training and strength sessions, advanced team play and tactics as well as development of your individual skills. Off the court, you’ll improve your fitness level and get nutrition strategies for peak performance.

Dinos men's and women's volleyball are consistantly ranked in USPORTS top 10. Dinos women were 2018 Canada West Champions and competed at the USPORTS national championship.

Please note that this program is delivered by Dinos Athletics and registered through UofC Active LIving.

Please note that there is a discrepancy between the price of the volleyball camps listed in the summer camp brochure and the website. The brochure listed price is incorrect. The website price is the actual cost of the camps. Thank you.

Entrepreneurial Thinking in Action Camp

This isn’t your average summer camp! The Entrepreneurial Thinking in Action Camp offers a unique hands-on learning experience for students entering grades nine through twelve. We help participants develop their entrepreneurial leadership by delivering unique experiences that will activate their creativity, build their confidence, advance their teamwork, and grow personal resilience.

How do we do it? Over the course of the four days, participants will put their entrepreneurial thinking caps on and work in teams to develop a new business venture that aligns with their personal interests. They’ll get a chance to immerse themselves in innovative environments across the University of Calgary, and will work with experienced mentors, entrepreneurial students and world-leading instructors from the Haskayne School of Business that will guide them through the process. We’ll balance challenges with fun activities to ensure students are learning and playing. On the final day, we flip the script by working with an innovative Calgary business to deliver an active business challenge off campus that will challenge students to apply their newly developed entrepreneurial skills in a different context.

GeoVenture

Are you interested in the environment and our place in it? Discover how Geography is so much more than maps! Get outside for a geocaching adventure, be wowed by drones, sample tree cores and get creative with our stream dynamics simulations. Campers will get the opportunity to tackle real-world problems and learn about the forces that have shaped our planet. Discover the technology behind different mapping techniques like Google Earth and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Explore how cities are organized, why rivers flow, and how drones help map landscapes all in this interactive, hands-on atmosphere. Campers will invite their community of family and friends on Friday afternoon to experience a project with them. This is a Geo-adventure you won’t want to miss!

Geography Camps are for students entering grades 2 - 7 in the fall.
**Please note that activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only. Grade refers to the grade your child is entering in the fall.

Girls Technology

Calling all girls who just can’t get enough tech! Spend a week learning about computer engineering and electronics through inventive solutions and exploration of computer software programs, circuit designs, robotics and application to real-life scenarios. Improve your problem solving skills in this super-fun environment full of hands-on activities and challenges! Campers will also have the opportunity to experiment with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robotics  and get a chance to work in University of Calgary classrooms and laboratories while being taught by those in the fields of Science, Engineering and Education. This camp is for students entering grades 3 – 9 in the Fall. Bring your imagination and innovation for a quest into the world of tech and gadgets that will leave you charged-up for more!

**Please note that activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only. Grade refers to the grade your child is entering in the fall.

I Wanna Rock

Rock on with The Director’s Cut this summer! Or Rap, pop, country! Make your own music video, styled after your favourite artist. Our pro film makers will be here to mentor the how to’s behind making your very own music video, including cinematography, editing, camera angles and shooting techniques.This year participants will have the opportunity to work with Go PROS as part of their film shoot.

Swimming and Hollywood A List activities will be included as per of our week. A red carpet, popcorn film festival will be hosted on Friday afternoon. Participants will be able to view their films in our private theatre.

International Students' Success in Canada Children's Event

This event for children is available at no cost to parents who are attending the International Students' Success in Canada event on November 2. Children will get a chance to dig into the best of the University of Calgary Summer Camps with a variety of activities including Lego, science, art, active gaming and other fun games. These fun hands-on activities are a perfect chance to see what UCalgary Summer Camps are all about and keep your child entertained and engaged while you are at the event. Dinner will be provided for your child which will include pizza, veggies, fruit and drinks.

Keiki Longboarding

Spend a week riding the pathways to cool Calgary locations. We'll also participate in games and activities and even go swimming. Longboarding instructors will emphasize safety, etiquette, the rules of the pathway and equipment maintenance. Choose the program based on skill level. 101: new riders (very limited to no riding time). 201: riders (longboard/skateboard) who have taken 101 or can do the basics—pushing, balance and minor turns. 301: competent riders who have taken 201 or are comfortable with pushing, breaking, turns and are eager to learn new skills. Two levels of this camp will run each week and will operate in part together. Groups will be divided based on ability. Required: protective gloves and helmet. Check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Includes: instructor, longboarding equipment except for helmets (longboard, knee and elbow pads). Please note: longboards are available for purchase at the end of the week (based on availability).

Kinder Kamp

Ready, Set, Play! This is a full-day camp designed for kids who are about to take the first big leap into Kindergarten. The little Kinders will enjoy art activities, storytelling, games and fun lessons inspired by our other Mini University camps. This year our Kampers will be venturing out on a field trip of their own to Hide ‘n’ Seek indoor playground. Each day is balanced with a wide variety of indoor and outdoor physical activities such as gymnastics, dance, sports and games. Please note that the described activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only.

Kinder Kamp A and B are taught by different instructors with different lesson plans, so campers can have a new experience if they register for multiple weeks. Kinder Kamp A is not a prerequisite for Kinder Kamp B so you can register in either one.

Kreative Kids

Get ready for a brush stroke of genius! Our experienced art instructors will unleash your creative camper’s inner artist through drawing, painting and sculpture. They will also learn how to make digital art on the computer and take some photographs outside. On the last day of camp, family and friends are invited to an Art Exhibition to see the art the campers have made!  Plus, campers entering Grades 2 and 3 can find their muse at the Glenbow Museum and those entering Grades 4-8 can glaze a piece of pottery or a mug at Colour-Me-Mine. Each day is balanced with a wide variety of physical activities such as swimming and games. Please note that the described activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only.

Lego Animation

Get your Lego on at The Director's Cut Lego Stop Motion Animation workshop. Film making crews will work together with a REAL film maker to create a stop-motion animation film that is sure to rival the works of Hollywood's most talented (Paranorman and Kubo and the 2 Strings). Small crews will storyboard, build a script, design mini sets and then capture their film through art of stop motion animation. In post production sound effects, music, voice overs and titles will be added to complete and add sound effects, titles, voices and music, about!

Swimming and Hollywood A List activities will be included as per of our week. A red carpet, popcorn film festival will be hosted on Friday afternoon. Participants will be able to view their films in our private theatre.

Masters Speed Camp Canadian

Improve your speed skating skills and enjoy a great week training at the Olympic Oval. Camp includes one or two daily, on-ice sessions, speed skating instruction in long track, seminars and training exercises. The week will end with a mini competition. 

Masters Speed Camp International

Improve your speed skating skills and enjoy a great week training at the Olympic Oval. Camp includes one or two daily, on-ice sessions, speed skating instruction in long track, seminars and training exercises. The week will end with a mini competition. 

MediCamp

Sign up for a dose of fun, STAT! Discover the fascinating field of medicine through hands-on activities. At this intensive one-week camp, campers will do experiments, learn about a variety of healthcare professions and how the human body functions. That’s not all, they will also learn about nutrition, exercise, stress, and basic First Aid from two different specialized instructors. Each day is balanced with a wide variety of physical activities such as swimming, gymnastics and games. Please note that the described activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only.

Mermaid University

This is your chance to experience what it`s like to swim like a mermaid! This swim camp teaches movement, entries and mermaid games with and without tails.

Mini Black Belts

Hi-yah! Engage your child’s mind and body this summer at our martial arts camp! This camp is designed by our experienced instructor to improve concentration, coordination and self-discipline in a safe and encouraging environment. Campers will practice striking and grappling techniques with each other and learn how to safely execute moves and self-defense techniques inspired by a variety of martial arts that foster self-confidence, respect, and a healthy lifestyle. Each day is balanced with a wide variety of fun physical activities such as swimming, gymnastics, and games. Campers will also get to go to UNDRCARD Boxing Studio! Please note that the described activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only. *Please note there is no swimming August 19-23.

Mini Brick Builders

Let your imagination run wild and get building! The campers will complete a variety of challenges and design their own buildings, bridges, vehicles, spaceships, planes and anything else they can create! Plus, campers entering Gr. 4-8 will build and program their own robots using LEGO® MINDSTORMS®. Each day is balanced with a wide variety of physical activities such as swimming, gymnastics and games. Please note that the described activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only. *Please note there is no swimming August 19-23 and 26-30. LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO® Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this program.

Mini Camp Sampler

Does your child have a hard time picking which camps to do? No need to miss out on the fun! Our Mini Camp Sampler offers a chance to experience a wide variety of Mini University camps! Campers will get to participate in activities such as LEGO®, science, sports & games, art, music, martial arts, medicine, gymnastics, swimming and more! This is a great opportunity to discover new interests and broaden your child’s horizons! Please note that the described activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only.

Mini Musicians

Allegro! Forte! Well done, Maestro! Our up-and-coming musicians will put on a musical concert on the last Friday for their family and friends!  Forget about just memorizing sheet music, this camp is centered around developing a love of music through unique fun activities and improvisation. Campers will get to play a variety of instruments such as hand drums, xylophones, tone blocks, maracas, recorders and more! They will also get to collaborate with other campers to create their very own composition. Each day is balanced with a wide variety of physical activities such as swimming, gymnastics, and games. All musical instruments will be provided.

Mini Musketeers

En Garde! Prets? Allez! Discover the art of fencing this summer with our professional fencing coaches! Campers will learn the fundamentals of fencing including how to lunge, parry, and score an attack in a safe match environment. Haven’t tried fencing before? No worries, this camp is designed for beginners and we provide all of the safety equipment. It will be easy for your young fencer to sharpen their technique with one-on-one instruction in our smaller groups.Fencing gets even more exiting this year with our brand new wireless scoring system with its lights and sound! This will allow the campers to get more experience fencing and make it more fun! On Friday, the fencers will show off their new skills to their family and friends in a showcase! Each day is balanced with a wide variety of physical activities such as swimming, gymnastics and games.

Mini Pro Golfers

Fore! Tee up and hit a hole-in-one this summer at our popular golf camp! Fun and skill development will be par for the course every day when campers visit golf courses around the city with our three specialized instructors. Don’t own a set of clubs? No worries, Tiger! Mini University has a set of quality clubs you can rent for the week at an affordable price. Campers will learn the essentials of golf, such as driving, chipping and putting from a certified Canadian Professional Golfing Association (CPGA) Instructor. It will be easy for your golfer to sharpen their skills with one-on-one instruction in our smaller groups. Near the end each day, campers will return to campus and participate in a wide variety of physical activities such as gymnastics and team games. All skill levels are welcome! Please note that the described activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only.

Mini Sport

Go for gold this summer! Campers will get the chance to play a variety of indoor and outdoor sports and games such as swimming, basketball, handball, dodgeball, quidditch, soccer, flag football, kickball, ultimate frisbee and more (activities vary each week). Plus, they will get to play different racquet sports like badminton, squash and racquetball. In addition to this, campers will discover how to live a balanced lifestyle in our health and wellness activity class. Campers entering Gr. 2 and 3 will get to try rollerblading with Alien In-Line, the Gr.4/5's will get to go to UNDRCARD Boxing Studio and those entering Gr. 6-8 will get to play laser tag at Laser City! *Please note there is no swimming August 19-23 and 26-30.

Mini U 101

Ready, Set, Play! Our fun-loving little Mini’s will explore and discover their creativity through a variety of art activities, storytelling, games and fun lessons inspired by our other Mini University camps. Each day is balanced with a wide variety of indoor and outdoor physical activities such as swimming, gymnastics, dance, sports and games. This year, the Minis will go on an adventure to Hide ‘n’ Seek indoor playground! Please note that activities are presented as examples only. *Please note there is no swimming August 16-23 and 26-30.

Mini U Winter Break Camp!

Summer has arrived this winter break! Mini University is excited to offer you the best of our summer programming during the holiday season! Engage your child’s mind and body through a variety of fun activities offered by Mini University’s most popular camps including LEGO® building, arts & crafts, active gaming, swimming, yoga/zumba, racquet sports, gymnastics and more. Campers will also participate in a wide range of indoor games and sports in Active Living’s professional facilities every day. Your child won’t want to miss out on this exciting new opportunity to get active this winter break! Activities are presented as examples only and may change. 

Before Care (8:00-8:30am) W19YCBC101 and After Care (4:30-5:00pm) W19YCAC101 is now available for Winter Break Camp!

Multi-Racquet Camp


Summer Camps (July-Aug)
Badminton, Tennis, Squash, Racquetball, Pickleball in 1 Week

Why have your kids at home making a racket when they could be putting that energy into a whole variety of racquet sports! They will have the opportunity to learn the rules of each sport, while give them lots of time to play and practice. Not only will your child get to play a new racquet sport each day, they will get to enjoy fun, outdoor activities that promotes social interaction and team building. 

Physics 101

Come adventure into the wild world of Physics! From investigating atoms to exploring galaxies, this camp will have you discovering the wonders of Physics! This action packed week will have you learning about astronomy, mechanics, electricity and magnetism with exciting hands-on experiments and group challenges! Campers will get the chance to observe live demonstrations in the University of Calgary Physics Demo Lab by professionals in the field, as well as, go on a field trip to the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory! The young physicists will invite their community of family and friends on Friday afternoon to experience a project with them. Put on your best Tesla or Curie costume and come join us this summer!

Physics Camps are for students entering grades 4 - 9 in the fall.
**Please note that activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only. Grade refers to the grade your child is entering in the fall.

Science Trek

Ready, Set, REACT! Launch into the scientific fields of Criminal Science, Chemistry, Biology and Physics at our science camp! At our intensive two-week camp, campers will engage in a variety of experiments and challenges in professional laboratories in the EEEL building. Each day is balanced with a wide variety of physical activities such as swimming and games. Field trips to the Telus Spark Science Center for campers entering Gr. 2-5 and Weaselhead Nature Walk for campers entering Gr. 6-8 are sure to be a highlight again this summer. Please note that the described activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only.

Soar and More - Teens

Interested in flying? Learn about the exciting world of windsports including hang gliding, paragliding and traction kiting. Through classroom and practical instruction, participants learn the basics of how to fly each of these crafts. The amount of time spent on each activity is wind-dependent. No experience necessary. Required: check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Prerequisite: participants must be at least 5 feet tall and weigh 90 pounds. Includes: instructor, all gear, transportation. Program offered in conjunction with Muller Windsports.

Street Art

Go big or go home! This camp is for teens who want to learn how to take their drawing and painting skills to the next level! Our art instructors and guest street art instructors will share their creative process and help you develop your own to express yourself in a safe and supportive environment. They will walk you through the steps of creating a mural from conception to actualization and everything in between including: collaborating, brainstorming, sketching, drawing, designing and painting.

Tots on Treks

You're never too young to appreciate the outdoors! In this week-long camp, first-graders will be introduced to hiking, learn how to find critters and they'll discover some fun facts about nature. We'll do crafts, go swimming and visit fun Calgary locations—we’re even going on a bus trip to Griffith Woods Park. Required: check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Includes: instructor, transportation.

Young Entrepreneurs

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Come explore strategies for earning, saving, spending and investing wisely. In this interactive skill building and hands-on environment, campers will nurture their independence and develop life skills in leadership, team-play and responsibility. Have you ever wanted to turn your interests into a business idea? Learn how to craft a product and business plan that will allow you to think like an entrepreneur. On our field trip to a business in Calgary, you will have the opportunity to gather innovative ideas in a behind the scenes atmosphere from local professionals. The young entrepreneurs will pitch their products and business plans to their community of family and friends on Friday afternoon. Join us and come catch the spirit of entrepreneurship!


Business Camps are for students entering grades 4 - 9 in the fall.
**Please note that activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only. Grade refers to the grade your child is entering in the fall.

Youth Triathlon Summer Camp

A triathlon is a multi-sport endurance event consisting of swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances. This triathlon camp is offered by University of Calgary Triathlon Club, the longest serving Triathlon Club in Canada. Learn proper swimming, biking and running technique from highly trained coaches. Camp activities develop your aerobic and anaerobic systems to give you a good base for all sports. You will have fun with other youth at your level, with progression from start up, all the way to National Team level training.

To introduce this sport to campers and help them improve their transition times and their overall performance our coaches employ various, enjoyable techniques and activities. Come to challenge yourself this summer!

Requirements: Successful completion of skills in Level 6.
Swimmers develop front crawl (25m), learn back crawl (25m) and whip kick on back, learn stride dive and treading water, perform head-first sculling on back, and swim 75 meters continuously.
If you are uncertian about your child's ability, please contact me at zhuangh@ucalgary.ca

Electronics for Young Inventors Level 1

This two-week, 60-hour summer camp teaches students about electricity, computer programming, and interaction design. Students will discover the science behind everyday electronics, and how energy can be harnessed to process information, control machines and communicate with the outside world.

This is a lab-based, hands-on camp where students will learn to understand and safely create fun and creative projects by using an Arduino microcontroller, the C programming language and electronic components.

This camp will show students how to build circuits, write computer programs, and craft interfaces to produce amusing, helpful, or just plain crazy inventions! No previous experience with electronics or computer programming is necessary. Materials are covered in the course fees.

Participants must be turning at least 13 years of age on or before September 1, 2018 (no exceptions will be considered).

Camps offered by Continuing Education

Electronics for Young Inventors Level 2

This two-week, 60-hour summer camp builds on the basics of electricity, computer programming, and interaction design taught in Electronics for Inventors Level 1.

Students will apply new computer programming concepts and more complex electrical components to create new interactive projects using an Arduino microcontroller, the C programming language, and electronic components.

This camp will also guide students through the necessary steps to safely plan, design, test and produce their own uniqe electronic inventions.

Students entering this course should have some familiarity with the Arduino platform, or other experience with electronics and computer programming. Materials are covered in the course fees.

Participants must be turning at least 13 years of age on or before September 1, 2018 (no exceptions will be considered).

Camp offered by Continuing Education

Get into Fly Fishing - Teens

Southern Alberta is world-renowned for great fly fishing. This 3-day instructional camp will introduce you to casting techniques, proper fly selection, knot tying, how to read the water and all about fish habitat. Each day we'll head out to different locations in and out of the city limits. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, transportation, waders, PFDs, rods (if requested).

Krank Factory 101 - Mountain Bike

Get stoked and kick up some dust on awesome trails this mountain bike season! Krank Factory 101 is a week-long camp that will introduce you to the fundamentals of mountain biking, braking, balance, gearing, and basic obstacle riding. The first session will be at a local Calgary trail. The rest will be spent on a variety of scenic trails outside of the city. Required: mountain bike ready to ride, a helmet that fits, and a spare tube. Check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Prerequisite: riders must be very comfortable riding a bike and eager for off-road surfaces. Includes: instructor, transportation.

Packs and Pixels - Outdoor Photography

In a flash, we’ll have you thinking about how to capture amazing photographs. For the first few days, we’ll explore in and around Kananaskis Country and you’ll learn the ins and outs of your point and shoot camera. You’ll discover how to shoot a variety of different photo styles—action, macro, landscape, and portraits. On the last day, we spend the morning in the computer lab learning some basic editing tools and you’ll share your photos with the group. Required: basic digital camera, USB stick. Check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Includes: instructor, transportation.

Electronics for Young Inventors Level 3

This two-week, 60-hour summer camp teaches students about electricity, computer programming, and interaction design. Students will discover the science behind everyday electronics, and how energy can be harnessed to process information, control machines and communicate with the outside world.

This is a lab-based, hands-on camp where students will learn to understand and safely create fun and creative projects by using an Arduino microcontroller, the C programming language and electronic components.

This camp will show students how to build circuits, write computer programs, and craft interfaces to produce amusing, helpful, or just plain crazy inventions! No previous experience with electronics or computer programming is necessary. Materials are covered in the course fees.

Participants must be turning at least 13 years of age on or before September 1, 2018 (no exceptions will be considered).

Camps offered by Continuing Education

Rafting Expedition - Teens

Spend 3 days rafting one of the most popular whitewater playgrounds close to Calgary—the Red Deer River. A rafting guide will teach paddling strokes, water safety and how to navigate rapids as we tour downstream. In the evenings we'll set up camp and enjoy group meals and sleep in tents. Note: river choice is subject to change based on water levels. Camping is not at designated campsites and will not have toilet facilities. Required: check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Prerequisite: ability to swim 50m while wearing a lifejacket. Must attend pre-trip meeting with a parent to discuss required items and cover meal planning (food is not included). Includes: paddling guide, all rafting/group gear, transportation.

Tour de Calgary 101 - Bike

It’s like Tour de France for kids, but way more fun—and in Calgary. 101 is a week-long camp where young cyclists will bike 3–10km a day on the city's extensive pathways. We'll visit kid-friendly places, swim and play games. Prerequisite: confident riding a 2-wheel bike regardless of grade level. Required: bike. Check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Includes: instructor, overnight bike storage for the week. Want to ride farther? Consider 201 for competent cyclists who can ride 5-15km a day, or 301 for cyclists who love getting out for longer, often all-day rides that range from 5-20km a day.

Tour de Calgary 201 - Bike

Like Tour de France for kids, but way more fun—and in Calgary. 201 is a week-long camp where competent cyclists will bike 5–15km a day on the city's extensive pathways. We'll visit kid-friendly places, swim and play games. Prerequisite: confident riding a 2-wheel bike regardless of grade level. Required: bike. Check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Includes: instructor, overnight bike storage for the week. Is this the right program for you? We also have 101 for young cyclists capable of 3–10km a day, and 301 for cyclists who love getting out for longer, often all-day rides that range from 5-20km a day.

Tour de Calgary 301 - Bike

Like Tour de France for kids, but way more fun—and in Calgary. 301 is a week-long camp for young cyclists who love getting out for longer, often all-day rides that range from 5-20km a day. We'll travel on the city's extensive pathways, visit kid-friendly places, swim and play games. Prerequisite: confident riding a 2-wheel bike regardless of grade level. Required: bike. Check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Includes: instructor, overnight bike storage for the week. Is this the right program for you? We also have 101 for young cyclists capable of 3–10km a day, and 201 for competent cyclists who can ride 5-15km a day.

Mountain Biking Expedition - Teens

Camp for 3 days in Kananaskis and ride some of the best mountain terrain in the world. Through a combination of cross-country and freeride skill development, you’ll learn about and practice body positioning, gearing, cornering and maneuvering on trails. Trail selection, bike maintenance and outdoor skills are also introduced. This expedition is operated out of a base campsite to which riders return each night. Required: mountain bike. Check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Prerequisite: very comfortable riding a bike and eager for off-road surfaces. Must attend pre-trip meeting with a parent to discuss required items and cover meal planning (food is not included). Includes: mountain biking instructors, all group gear, transportation.

Video Game Development Level 1

This introductory course teaches students the programming, visual and game design fundamentals needed to build computer games.

Participants will utilize the Adobe Flash designn program to produce visual graphics and learn the ActionScript 3.0 programming language to create interactivity.

The game development process introduced in level one includes designing, writing, testing and debugging both the source coden and graphic elements of computer games.

Participants must be turning at least 13 years of age on or before September 1, 2018 (no exceptions will be considered).

Camp provided by Continuing Education.

Climb On!

Defy gravity and reach new heights all week. You’ll spend half the day wall climbing and bouldering indoors and the other half outside playing games, swimming, biking and visiting kid-friendly places in the city. You’ll get to try wall climbing, bouldering and slacklining. Prerequisite: you must be confident riding a 2-wheel bike regardless of grade level. Required: bike. Check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Includes: instructor, wall climbing equipment.

Video Game Development Level 2

This intermediate course builds on the programming, visual and game design fundamentals introduced in level one and introduces students to planning games and adapting programming concepts with increased independance.

Participants will use the Adobe Flash and Photoshop design programs to produce visual graphics and further learn the ActionScript 3.0 language to create interactivity.

The game development process the students will learn includes planning, designing, writing, adapting, testing and debugging both the source code and graphic elements of video games.

Participants must be turning at least 13 years of age on or before September 1, 2018 (no exceptions will be considered).

Camp provided by Continuing Education.

MegaVenture

Spend a week trying a variety of activities in this super-fun outdoor camp. Daily adventures may include biking, swimming, bouldering or wall climbing, rafting down the Bow River, visiting Bowness Park and canoeing on the lagoon— all within the city limits. Check out the individual descriptions as activities vary based on grade grouping. Prerequisite: you must be confident riding a 2-wheel bike regardless of grade level. Required: bike. Check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Includes: instructor, canoeing equipment, rafting equipment, wall climbing equipment, and transportation. If a bike is needed for more than one day, overnight storage is available.

Thrill of the Catch - Fishing

Go out on a reel adventure and discover the thrill of fishing in this introductory week-long camp. Each day we’ll travel to a new lake or pond around the city or in Kananaskis Country to learn basic fishing techniques. Some fishing holes can only be found by hiking to them, so be ready for a fun fishing trek. We’ll also play outdoor games and maybe swim in lakes when the group is not fishing. Our goal is to ensure that everyone is having fun, even if you don’t catch a fish. Please note: we can't guarantee that we will catch fish. No experience necessary. Required: personal fishing rod (spin cast reel), small tackle box. Check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Includes: instructor, transportation.

Video Game Development Level 3

This final course builds on the programming, visual and game design fundamentals introduced in levels one and two, supports students in planning and developing independant game projects, and introduces students to the necessary organizational and programming skills involved in sharing their games on the web and on mobile devices.

Students will utilize the Adobe Flash desigh program, ActionScript 3.0 language, and local servers to create and share their indepedently planned games.

The game development process the students will learn includes planning, designing, writing, adapting, testing, debugging, sharing and maintaining both the source code and graphic elements of video games.

Participants must be turning at least 13 years of age on or before September 1, 2018 (no exceptions will be considered).

Camp provided by Continuing Education.

Kananaskis Explorers

Spend a week sampling some of the best outdoor mountain activities in Kananaskis. We'll go mountain biking, hiking, canoeing and even rafting down the Bow River in Calgary. You'll learn skills while touring magnificent locations. Prerequisite: you must be confident riding a 2-wheel bike regardless of grade level. Required: bike. Check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Includes: instructor, activity-specific equipment, transportation.

World of Watersports

Dive right into a variety of watersports in this week-long paddling camp. We'll go canoeing, rafting, recreational/river kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. Every day is different with a new location to see, both in and outside of the city. There is no better way to spend summer days than having fun in the water, meeting new people and learning new skills. Required: check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Prerequisite: ability to swim 50m while wearing a lifejacket. Includes: instructor, activity-specific equipment, transportation.

Wilderness Survivor

Do you think it would be fun to learn how to survive in the wild? For the first few days we’ll explore the Kananaskis area with our experienced instructors and learn hands-on skills. We’ll learn how to safely build fires and shelters, be bear aware and much more. The last 2 days are spent on a group overnight trip to try out your newly-acquired skills and sleep in a shelter that you built yourself. Required: check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Prerequisite: attend pre-trip meeting with a parent to discuss required items and cover meal planning (food is not included). The pre-trip meeting will be held the Tuesday of your camp at 3:30 pm. Includes: instructor, all group gear, transportation.

Bunnies Sampler - Ages 4-6

This half-day program in Kananaskis is an introduction to the sport of cross-country skiing. It's designed to give kids a taste of the sport before committing to a full program. Bunnies is ages 4–6 and Jackrabbits is ages 7–14, and guardians are encouraged to join in. No experience necessary. Transportation and equipment rentals are not included. Includes: instructor.

Bunnies Ski Series - Ages 4-6

Spend Saturdays learning how to cross-country ski or developing your ski skills. Tailored specifically for the Kananaskis ski trails, this Bunnies program focuses on classic technique, going for skis and playing games. Choose from morning or afternoon lessons. We will spend most of our sessions in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park however, depending on snow conditions we hope to go to West Bragg Creek, Kananaskis Village, Canmore Nordic Centre, and even some Calgary Golf Courses. Depending on group size, kids are divided based on age and ability. Guardians are encouraged to join in. Bunnies is for ages 4-6 and all abilities are welcome. If you are older than 7, please check out the Jackrabbits program. No experience necessary. Transportation and equipment rentals are not included. Includes: instructor.

Jackrabbits Plus Ski Series - Ages 12-17

Spend Saturdays in Kananaskis developing your cross-country ski skills. This program is for skiers who have completed our Jackrabbits program or already know how to ski and are looking for a challenge. We'll spend time refining technique through games and drills, and then go on longer and faster skis. There will be about 5-10 km of skiing in most lessons. Jackrabbit Plus is for ages 12-17, however we're flexible if you feel this program is a good fit for your skill level. We have ski programs for all ages. Check out Bunnies and Jackrabbits for more options

We will spend most of our sessions in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park however, depending on snow conditions we hope to go to West Bragg Creek, Kananaskis Village, and even some Calgary Golf Courses (if we do go to a golf course we will choose one with a large trail system). Transportation and equipment rentals are not included. Includes: instructor.

Jackrabbits Sampler - Ages 7-14

This half-day program in Kananaskis is an introduction to the sport of cross-country skiing. It's designed to give kids a taste of the sport before committing to a full program. Bunnies is ages 4–6 and Jackrabbits is ages 7–14, and guardians are encouraged to join in. No experience necessary. Transportation and equipment rentals are not included. Includes: instructor.

Jackrabbits Ski Series - Ages 7-14

Spend Saturdays learning how to cross-country ski or developing your ski skills. Tailored specifically for the Kananaskis ski trails, this Jackrabbits program focuses on classic technique, going for skis and playing games. Choose from morning or afternoon lessons. We will spend most of our sessions in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park however, depending on snow conditions we hope to go to West Bragg Creek, Kananaskis Village, Canmore Nordic Centre, and even some Calgary Golf Courses. Depending on group size, kids are divided based on age and ability. Guardians are encouraged to join in. Jackrabbits is for ages 7-14 and all abilities are welcome. Jackrabbit Plus is for skilled and speedy skiers who are 12–17 years old. If you are younger than 7, please check out the Bunnies program. No experience necessary. Transportation and equipment rentals are not included. Includes: instructor.

Outdoor Spring Break Camp

Meet new friends and have loads of fun this school spring break. In this day camp, we'll snowshoe and cross-country ski in Kananaskis. We'll also visit cool Calgary locations, play tons of outdoor games, and go climbing, bouldering and swimming. If the weather is warm we'll hike and build shelters instead of being on snow. Every day is jam-packed with activities. Grades 2-8 camps available. Required: weather-appropriate clothing and indoor footwear. Check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Includes: instructor, equipment, passes, transportation.

Backpacking Expeditions - Teens

Head out to the mountains in Kananaskis with our backpacking guides for a multi-day trip of exploring and backcountry camping. Our guides will teach you route-finding, navigation, backcountry cooking, campsite management and animal safety. Backpacking Expedition 101 is a 3-day (2-night) introduction and Backpacking Expedition 201 is a 5-day extended trip for those who want a challenge. Required: check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Prerequisite: must attend pretrip meeting with a parent to discuss required items and cover meal planning (food is not included). Includes: backpacking instructor, all group gear, transportation.

Get Active! PD Day

Active Living is excited to offer your family a variety of activities on PD Days! Engage your child’s mind and body through a variety of safe and fun activities offered by Active Living including indoor climbing, gymnastics, gym games and active gaming. Your child won’t want to miss out on this exciting new opportunity to get active instead of sitting at home on a PD Day! Activities are presented as examples only and may change due to availability.

Before Care (8:00-8:30am) F19YCBC102 and After Care (4:30-5:00pm) S19YCAC102 is available for PD Day Programs

Dinos Hockey Camps

Lace up for an excellent hockey experience at a Dinos Hockey Camp this summer! Participants will benefit from technical training and be led by current and former University of Calgary players and coaches. Hit the ice to hone your individual skills and learn advanced team play and tactics. Step off the ice and put your training into overdrive with dry-land training, team building games an video sessions.

Goalies will get individual instruction, but will also be part of the player’s camp, which allows them to incorporate what they have worked on with the instructors.

Please register in the age group that your player will going into for the 2019-20 season.

Please note that this program is delivered by Dinos Athletics and registered through UofC Active Living.

Olympic Oval Power Skating

Get ready to ace evaluations! Improve your ability to play better hockey or ringette and work on your stride, agility, balance and coordination. Our instructors are current National Team and World Cup medallists. The Olympic Oval is home to some of the world's best skating experts!

Summer Speed and Masters Camp

Improve your speed skating skills and enjoy a great week of ‘summer camp fun’ at the Olympic Oval, including one or two daily, on-ice sessions, long track and short track speed skating instruction and indoor and outdoor games and activities. The week will end with a mini competition.

Top Blade Camps

Learn how to train, skate and compete like an elite athlete at the Olympic Oval, home of the "Fastest Ice in the World (TM)" and Canada's National Training Centre for the National speed skating teams. Athletes considering joining the Oval Program are strongly encouraged to attend the Top Blade Camps. The Top Blade High Performance Camps are designed to expose top-level provincial skaters to the training programs at the Olympic Oval. Skaters train with the best speed skating coaches in the country. It allows junior athletes an opportunity to experience what the National Training Centre has to offer. Junior athletes experience what National and National Development Team athletes train for every day. It is the launching pad for a high performance sports career in speed skating.

Dinos Swimming Camps

Our certified University of Calgary Swim Club coaches provide a technique-based program with a focus on all four strokes, starts and turns. Each day consists of two swim sessions (morning and afternoon).

Please note that this program is delivered by Dinos Athletics and registered through UofC Active Living.

Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard

The Canadian Red Cross Lifeguard program has been developed in accordance with rigorous Red Cross quality standards and will meet all provincial/territorial legislation requirements in addition to being aligned with the international lifeguard standards.

Red Cross Lifeguard

Red Cross Lifeguard is a two-step certification program designed to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills to become effective lifeguards.

Lifeguard and Swim Instructor Prep Camp

If you're thinking of becoming a lifeugard or swim instructor, this camp is for you: Swimmers will be introduced to lifeguard rescue and first aid skills. Have fun with rescue tubes and other lifeguard tools.  This camp will also provide you with an opportunity to review your swimming skills and gain added insight on your strokes.  Instructors will give an orientation to the Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor programs.  For those eligible, Step 1 of the WSI certification process can be attempted.

Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard with Standard First Aid

Please note that these courses are no longer being offered in tandem. Please check out the Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard course. https://www.ucalgary.ca/ActiveLiving/registration/Program/rcassistguard?path=Pool_Lifeguarding

Cochrane Summer Camps

Summer Camp Registration for Weekly Summer Camps begins on February 1, 2019!

Build strong basic gymnastics skills in a safe environment, at the U of C, Cochrane Gymnastics Facility located at Spray Lake Sawmills Recreation Centre in Cochrane.

Our focus will be primarily Gymnastic skills however we will incorporate games, fun, & fitness, crafts, scavenger hunt, nature walk etc. Preschoolers are welcome to register in either a morning OR afternoon camp any or each week, but not permitted to register in morning and afternoon during the same week.

Preschool camps are ages 4-5
Recreation camps are ages 6-17 - gymnasts will be divided into age groups upon the first day of camp as determined by the staff.
Trampoline camps are ages 6-17 - gymnasts will be divided into age groups upon the first day of camp as determined by the staff.
Aspire Teams, Performance Team and Competitive Camps are by invite only.

Themes for each week of camp will be lighlty incorporated into our programming.
Week 1 July 8-12 Stampede Week
Week 2 July 15-19 Parkour Camp
Week 3 July 22-26 Super Hero Week
Week 4 July 29-Aug 2 Amazing Race
*Week 5 Aug 6-9 (4 day camp) Circus Week
Week 6 Aug 12-16 Olympic Week
Week 7 Aug 19-23 Acro Camp
Week 8 Aug 26-30 Super Star Week


Don't forget to register for Fall 2019 which starts Friday, September 6th, 2019. Fall 2019 Registration Opens May 1, 2019.

Climb On Outdoors - Teens

Spend 3 days rock climbing at popular beginner routes in and around Kananaskis Country with ACMG guides. In 101, you'll have fun as you learn basic climbing skills like belaying, climbing calls and movement. In 201, you're already comfortable with the basics so you'll work on developing foot placement, hand positions and route reading. Required: check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Prerequisite for 201: Climb On Outdoors 101 or equivalent. Includes: ACMG guides, all climbing equipment.

Outdoor Winter Break Camp

Spend 2 days over winter holidays having fun and playing in the snow. Enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in Kananaskis. There is something here for everyone and you'll have great stories and new skills to share when you return to school. If there isn't enough snow to ski and snowshoe we will hike and build shelters. Grades 2-8 camps available. Includes: instructor, equipment, passes, permits, transportation. Required: weather-appropriate clothing and indoor footwear.

Summer Camp After Care

After Care (4:30-5:30 pm) is available to parents requiring supervised care for their child prior after Sign Out (4:30 pm). Campers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety activities including, soccer, floor hockey, basketball, scooters, free play, arts & crafts, reading, or watching a movie on the big screen! Before and After Care is available to campers registered in: Mini University, Outdoor Camp, Minds in Motion, Dinos Camp, Director’s Cut, Design Camp, Physics Camps, Young Entrepreneurs Camp, Geoventure Camp and Racquet Camp.

Summer Camp Before Care

Before Care (7:30-8:30 am) is available to parents requiring supervised care for their child prior to Sign In (8:30 am). Campers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety activities including, soccer, floor hockey, basketball, scooters, free play, arts & crafts, reading, or watching a movie on the big screen! Before and After Care is available to campers registered in: Mini University, Outdoor Camp, Minds in Motion, Dinos Camp, Director’s Cut, Design Camp, Physics Camps, Young Entrepreneurs Camp, Geoventure Camp and Racquet Camp.

Please note that there is no Before Care on the first day of camp as first day sign in is run during this time. Before Care is only available for Broadway Bound, Science Trek, Kreative Kids and Mini Musicians on Monday July 8, 22 and August 6.