Entering Grade 3 Camps

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!

Energy Engineering

How can you power a city’s homes and vehicles using only renewable energy? This fun filled week will have you investigating different forms of renewable energy such as, hydro, wind, thermal and solar power in order to design and build an energy efficient metropolis. Campers will work in teams to learn about electricity and circuitry to design their own innovative and energy efficient city that generates its own power to light up houses and transport vehicles. Campers will also have the opportunity to experiment with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robotics. 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. Energy Engineering Camps are for students entering grades 3 – 9 in the Fall. Come join us and get excited about engineering as a future career! Get those circuits firing as you build, design and power 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 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. Campers will learn to work in teams and use 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 and be 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! Get your thinking cap out and become a scientific mind 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 and be 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 join us and get excited about engineering as a future career! 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 and be 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.

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. 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. 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.

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.

Climb On!

Defy gravity and reach new heights all week. 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. 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.

MegaVenture

Spend a week trying a variety of activities in this super-fun outdoor camp. Daily adventures may include hiking, biking, swimming, bouldering, wall climbing, playing games, visiting kid-friendly places and rafting down the Bow River—all within the city limits. 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, rafting equipment, wall climbing equipment. If a bike is needed for more than one day, overnight storage is available.

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

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.

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

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.





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

Dinos Soccer Camps

Kick it into high gear with a Dinos Soccer Camp!  Tackle better ball mastery, offensive and defensive technique, and game-play strategy.  With instruction by current and former University of Calgary players and coaches, your technical skills are sure to show a roaring improvement on the pitch.
All participants will receive a Dinos Seasons Pass, camp T-shirt and daily prizes.

Ages (Players born in)
U8 - 2010-2011
U10-2008-2009
U12-2006-2007
U14-2004-2005

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

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.

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. 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. 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.

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.

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.

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. 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! This year, Mini Musicians is bigger and better! The camp is now two weeks long and 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 ukuleles, 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. Please note that the described activities are subject to change and are presented as examples only.

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 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!

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!

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. 

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.

Squash Camp

Squash your kid's boredom with a great game that will keep your kids active all summer long.  Your child will learn and practise skills in a social environment. Drills and games are designed to fit each participant's ability, wheather they are new to the sport or trying to develop their skills.  Not only will your child get to play squash every day, they 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 - 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.

Outdoor Spring Break Camp

Meet new friends and have LOADS of fun snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in Kananaskis. In this 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. Required: weather-appropriate clothing and indoor footwear. Check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Includes: instructor, equipment, passes, transportation. 

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

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.

Ages (Players born in) 

Novice 2010-2011                                             Atom 2008-2009                                            Pee Wee 2006-2007
Bantam 2004-2005                                           Midget 2001-2003

Please register in the age group that you player will going into for the 2018-19 season.

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


Tour de Calgary 101 - Bike

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.

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.