Entering Grade 1 Camps

Early Minds

Begin to discover the wonders of science! This camp gives students entering Grades 1 and 2 in the Fall an early start to science and engineering. Spend a week exploring through hands-on activities that includes performing an owl pellet dissection, learning about chemical reactions, building simple machines and electrical circuits, and traveling back in time to learn about dinosaurs and fossils. Early Minds in Motion campers will have the opportunity to explore science and engineering through games, stories and experiments. 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 that activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only. Grade refers to the grade your child is entering in the fall. Both Early Minds A and B are the same camp.

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 you'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 Big Hill Springs Provincial Park outside of the city. Required: check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Includes: instructor, transportation.

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.

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 the described activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only.

Multi-Racquet Camp

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. 

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 9, 23 and August 7.