Entering Grade 5 Camps

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Outdoor Winter Break Camp

Spend 3 days over winter holidays having fun and playing 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 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.