Entering Grade 2 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!!

Mini U Spring Break Camp!

Summer has arrived this spring break! Mini University is excited to offer you the best of our summer programming during Spring Break. Engage your mind and body through a variety of fun activities offered by Mini University’s most popular camps including LEGO®, science, dance, art, gymnastics, racquet sports, swimming and more. Campers will also participate in a wide range of indoor games and sports in Active Living’s professional facilities every day. You don’t want to miss out on this exciting new opportunity to get active this spring break!

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.

Packs and Pixels: Outdoor Photography Camp

In a flash we’ll have you thinking about how to capture amazing photographs. We’ll explore for the first four days 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.This camp prioritizes safety and fun by spending every day outside, rain or shine!

Required: basic digital camera (fully charged basic digital camera), USB stick

Climb On!

Defy gravity and reach new heights. You’ll spend half the day climbing 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.

Required: bike in good condition, helmet that fits properly, swimsuit and towel (no swimming or biking on day 1)

MegaVenture

This camp is all about variety! Daily adventures may include hiking, biking, swimming, bouldering or wall climbing, rafting down the Bow River, playing games and visiting kid-friendly places— all within the city limits. This camp prioritizes safety and fun by spending every day outside, rain or shine!

Required: A bicycle that is in good condition, a helmet that fits properly, a swimsuit,  and towel (no swimming or biking on day 1)


Tour de Calgary 101: Bike Camp

It’s like the Tour de France for kids, but way more fun – and in Calgary! You will spend the day biking along Calgary’s extensive pathways, visiting kid-friendly places around the city, swimming, and playing games. This year the program has been divided into three levels for campers to choose from based on their cycling ability and interest. Make sure to choose the program based on skill level.

101 is for cyclists looking to ride between 3-10 km a day.

If you want to do more riding please check out Tour de Calgary 201 or 301!

This camp prioritizes safety and fun by spending every day outside, rain or shine!

*please note: we are unable to accommodate campers who are cannot bike the distances listed above.

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.Xbox One Kinect® and Wii U® is a registered trademark which do not sponsor, authorize or endorse this program.

Broadway Bound

Encore! Encore! Our performing arts camp returns this summer for your future Broadway star! At our intensive two-week camp, young performers will practice their dancing, singing and acting skills in a supportive and encouraging environment. We will also give campers a look behind the scenes to learn about costume, make up, and set design. On the last day of camp, our future stars will stage a final performance that family and friends are invited to attend. Each day is balanced with a wide variety of physical activities such as swimming, gymnastics, and games.

Design Camp

Aspiring to be an architect or urban visionary? Budding builders and young city planners can explore their visions of architecture and city life in this design camp developed and led by 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. We’ll seek inspiration right here in Calgary on a field trip, using our city as a full-scale laboratory to explore local landmarks and observe beautiful buildings. The young designers will present their designs to their community of family and friends on Friday afternoon. Get out your thinking caps and join us for a week of fun!

 Design 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.

Dinos Football Camps

The primary goal of this skills camp is to instruct the fundamentals of football in a safe, fun, and rewarding environment. All participants will receive individual skill analysis, instruction and coaching.

The Sr. Football Camp is now being offered as a 4 Day Camp from August 3-6, 2017.  The price has been reflected in this upon registration.

NEW CAMP OFFERING!

Dinos Quarterback Skills Camp

For the first time the Dinos Football Program will be hosting a Quarterback Skills Camp at McMahon Stadium on July 15-16 (S17YDFB404).  This unique football camp will provide position specific coaching to help develop quarterbacks and allow them to excel at their position as they continue to enjoy the great game of football with their current teams.  Led by the Dinos Offensive Coordinator and Quarterback Coach Ryan Sheahan, quarterbacks attending this camp will be coached and drilled to improve footwork, accuracy, pocket management, throwing mechanics, defeating defensive coverages, and strength & conditioning.  With a combination of field skill work with Dinos football players & assistants, as well as classroom work on the whiteboard and game film review; this quarterback camp will serve as the perfect tool to help young athletes excel at one of the toughest positions in all of sports. 
Quarterbacks who excel at this camp will be offered a unique reward as well.  They will be invited to attend the Dinos Football High School camp in August at no charge!  The August camp will be by “invite only” for Quarterbacks this year; so what a great opportunity to come and showcase your skills!

Registration for this will be open on May 1, 2017!  Stay Tuned!

Registration for S17YDFB401 will open May 1, 2017!  Stay Tuned!


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

Dinos Soccer Camps

Come and enjoy the world’s most popular sport while learning ball mastery, game play and passing techniques. With current and former Dinos soccer players coaching you every step of the way, your technical and tactical skills are guaranteed to improve!

Ages (Players born in)
U8 - 2009-2010
U10-2007-2008
U12-2005-2006
U14-2003-2004

Please register in the age group that you player will going into for the 2017 season.

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

Prices have been changed on the website to reflect the number of days of the camp due to Holidays. 

PLEASE NOTE:

S17YDSB501 and S17YDSG501 is a 5 Day Camp and the Price has been adjusted accordingly to $250.00.

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 2013 Women's CIS National Champions and consistently ranked Men's track team. 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.

Kreative Kids

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

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. Small crews will storyboard, script, build. design, capture and add sound effects, titles, voices and music, culminating in your own action packed, dramatically inspired comedy (or whatever you choose your movie to be about!) Participants will also learn how to market their films by creating a website, social media posts and movie posters.

Mini Black Belts

Hi-yah! Engage your child’s mind and body this summer at our martial arts camp! This camp is designed to improve concentration, coordination and self-discipline in a safe and encouraging environment. Campers will learn how to safely execute moves and self-defence 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. Karate chop!

Mini Brick Builders

LE-GO of that video game controller and let’s get building! The campers will complete a variety of challenges and design their own buildings, bridges, vehicles, spaceships, planes and anything else their imagination can conjure up! Plus, campers entering Gr. 5-8 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. 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? Our 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! Enroll in Mini U’s version of General Studies and broaden your child’s horizons!

Mini Musicians

Allegro! Forte! Well done, Maestro!  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 Sport

On your marks, get set, go! Campers will get the chance to play a variety of indoor and outdoor sports like 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 and squash. In addition to this, campers will discover how to live a balanced lifestyle in our health and wellness activity class. Campers entering Gr. 4-8 will get to skate around at Lloyd’s Roller Rink and those entering Gr. 2-3 will hit the lanes for an afternoon of bowling.

Mini U Winter Break Camp!

Summer has arrived this winter break! Mini University is excited to offer you the best of our summer programming just before the holidays. 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, skating 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!

Multi-Racquet Camp

U of C Racquet Camps are fun and interactive day camps led by experiecned instructors. Kids will get exposure to racquet sports through drills and games, while learning skills and techniques.

Science Trek

3, 2, 1, LIFT OFF! 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 at 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.

Squash Camp

Squash is a fun fast paced game that will keep your kids active all summer long. This week long camp will allow your child to learn and practice skills in a social enviroment. Drills and games are tailored to each participant's ability whether they are new to the sport or trying to develop their skills. Not only will your child get to play squash every day, throughout the week kids will have the opportunity to enjoy fun outdoor activities promoting social interaction and team building.

Tennis Camp

Our week long tennis camps involve fun and challenging games and drills for beginner to intermediate players. Our outdoors tennis courts let participants soak up the sun while they learn and develop tennis skills as well as participate in other social outdoor activities.

Thrill of the Catch

Go out on a reel adventure and discover the thrill of fishing. Each day we’ll travel to a new lake or pond around the city or in Kananaskis Country. You’ll learn how to identify fish species, discover the best places to find fish, and we’ll teach you some 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 and learning, even if you don’t catch a fish.This camp prioritizes safety and fun by spending every day outside, rain or shine!

Required: fishing rod and small tackle box (more information in the checklist)

Outdoor Spring Break Camp

Meet new friends and have LOADS of fun snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in Kananaskis. In this 5-day camp, 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, geocache and build shelters instead of being on snow. Every day is jam-packed with activities. Grades 2-8 camps available. Includes: instructor, equipment, passes, permits, transportation. Required: weather-appropriate clothing and indoor footwear.

Outdoor Winter Break Camp

Take a week over winter holidays to have fun and play in the snow. Enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in Kananaskis, and go climbing, bouldering and swimming in Calgary. 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, geocache and build shelters. Grades 2-8 camps available. Includes: instructor, equipment, passes, permits, transportation. Required: weather-appropriate clothing and indoor footwear.

Dinos Hockey Camps

Sharpen your skills through fun and small game play with the help of seasoned University of Calgary hockey coaches and players.

Ages (Players born in) 
Novice 2009-2010
Atom 2007-2008
Pee Wee 2005-2006
Bantam 2003-2004
Midget 2000-2002

Please register in the age group that you player will going into for the 2017-18 season.

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

Please be advised that there has been Date and Price Changes due to a Scheduling Conflict.

The Dinos Women's Hockey Program will be running a 4-day Camp from August 8-11, 2017 (Please See Price Corrections within Registration).

The Dinos Men's Hockey Program will be running 3 5-day Camps from August 14-18, 21-25 and 28-September 1.

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 of 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, and Racquet Camp. It is not available to campers in Oval Speed Skating Camps or Dino's Boy's Hockey.

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, and Racquet Camp. It is not available to campers in Oval Speed Skating Camps or Dino's Boy's Hockey.

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 two week camps on Monday July 10, 24 and Tuesday August 8.