Entering Grades 7 to 9 Camps

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.

Sky Science

Come open your mind to the world above us. Fire off rockets, voyage into space, design flying machines and observe gravitational forces through exciting, hands-on activities and challenges. Campers will also have the opportunity to experiment with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robotics. From aviation to outer space, sky science will take you on an expedition from the ground up. 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. Sky Science camps are for students entering grades 3 – 9 in the Fall. 3, 2, 1 Blast off!!!

**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.

Climb On Outdoors: Teen Programs

We have two levels of teen outdoor climbing programs this summer.
101 spends the first day inside on the climbing and bouldering walls learning the basics.  On the last 2 days, you will climb popular beginner routes in and around Kananaskis Country.
201 spends all three days in the mountains rock climbing.
Both programs are instructed by ACMG guides.

Please see speicifc programs for prerequisites. 

Mountain Biking Expedition: Teen Program

Kananaskis has some of the best mountain bike terrain in the world! Whether you are new to the sport or keen to develop your skills, you will have the time of your life! Through a combination of cross-country and freeride skill development, you will learn about and practice body positioning, gearing, cornering, and maneuvering on trails. Trail selection, bike maintenance, and outdoor skills are also introduced. This expedtion is operated out of a base campsite where riders return each night.

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

Rafting Expedition: Teen Program

Go whitewater rafting and spend three days on one of the most popluar whitewater rivers close to Calgary! Learn about paddle strokes, water safety, river reading, and navigation through rapids from an experienced raft guide. We'll be heading to the Red Deer River for our whitewater excitement. Note: river choice is subject to change based on water levels at the time.

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)

Krank Factory 101: Mountain Bike Camp

Get stoked and kick up some dust on awesome trails this mountain bike season!
Krank Factory 101 will introduce you to the fundamentals of mountain biking, braking, balance, gearing, and basic obstacle riding. The first session will be spent on a local Calgary trail. The last four sessions will be spent on a variety of trails outside of the city.
Note: riders must be very comfortable riding a bike and eager for off road surfaces. A mountain bike in good condition (with gears), a helmet that fits properly is required for this camp

Soar and More: Teen Program

Interested in flying? Learn about the exciting world of windsports including hang gliding, paragliding, and traction kiting. Through classroom and practical instruction, participants learn the basics of how to fly each of these crafts. the amount of time spent on each activity is wind-dependant and participants must be at least 5 feet tall and weigh 90 pounds. No experience necessary.

Tour de Calgary 301: 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.

301 is designed for strong cyclists who want a challenge and are able to bike up to 20 km on some of the days. 

If this sounds too challenging please check out Tour de Calgary 101 or 201

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

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

Keiki Longboard

Get outside and ride the city’s pathways on a longboard this summer! All levels will go on rides to visit cool Calgary locations and participate in games and activities such as swimming. Instructors will put an emphasis on safety, etiquette, the rules of the pathway, and equipment maintenance. Two levels run each week and will operate in part together. Groups will be divided up based on ability when necessary

101 is for new riders (very limited to no riding time)
201 is for riders (longboard/skateboard) who have taken 101 or are comfortable on a longboard and are capable of pushing, and making turns   
301 is for competent riders who have taken 201 or are comfortable with pushing, breaking, and turns and eager to learn new skills. 

Note: we have a class set of longboards, elbow and knee pads, and helmets. They are available to riders to use for the week. These boards can purchased at the end of camp as well (based on availabilty). Protective gloves are required.

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)


Veterinary Camp

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

Active Gamers

Get in the game and get moving this summer! At our cutting-edge active gaming camp, campers will play the hottest new motion control games for Xbox One Kinect® and Wii U® gaming systems. Gamers will also play new and classic strategy games with other campers in a non-competitive and encouraging environment. Campers will learn about classic video game elements and drag-and-drop programming using rapid game development apps. This camp features a field trip to play laser tag and a trip the university’s Virtual Reality Lab! Each day is balanced with a wide variety of physical activities such as swimming, and games.Xbox One Kinect® and Wii U® is a registered trademark which do not sponsor, authorize or endorse this program.

Backpacking Expeditions: Teen Programs

We have two backpacking trips running this summer. 101 is a three day introduction to backpacking and 201 is a five day extended expedition for those who want a challenge! Please look at the individual events for more information and prerequisites.

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.

Canoeing Expeditions: Teen Programs

We have two canoe trips running this summer. 101 is a three day adventure on the Red Deer River upstream of Drumheller, Alberta and 201 is a five day extended expedition on the North Saskatchewan River near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. See specific events for more information and prerequisites.

Canoeing Expedition 201 used to be call Teen North Sask Extended Expedition.

Claymation

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. 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.

DC Pro Advanced Film Making Workshop

Young filmakers will collabortatively create a 15-20 minute short films in this Director's Cut Camp. They will create a concept, storyboard & script using advanced digital screenwriting tools, lighting kits, advanced camera techniques, boom microphones and 1080 HD cameras.

DC Pro Advanced Stop Motion Workshop

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

Design Camp

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 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.

Programming Notes:

A Senior Girls Basketball Camp will take place from July 17-20, 2017 in the Red Gym at the University of Calgary (S17YDBG201).  It will be open for Girls from Grade 9-12, and there will be 50 spots available!  The cost of this camp will be $200 and will run from 6pm-9pm from Monday to Thursday.  Registration for this camp will be open on May 1, 2017.

A Boys and Girls Shooting Camp will take place on July 22 and 23, 2017 in the Jack Simpson Gym at the University of Calgary (S17YDBS100).  It will be open for Boys and Girls from Grade 6 to Grade 12 and will cost $125.  The camp will run from 9am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday.  Registration for this camp will be open on May 1, 2017.

Dinos Fencing Competitive Training Camp

The 2016 Dinos Fencing Competitive Training Camps are starting on February 20th and we have a lot to offer! The camps are open to everyone of all skill levels. We will be focusing on conditioning, footwork, bouting, and tactics. Foil and epee in both dry and electric will be offered. Participants will be required to bring their own equipment. Minimum age is 14yrs. However, anyone younger can attend upon approval of the area programmers and coaches.

Paricipants will have to bring thier own lunch, or time will be provided to go to the food court on campus.

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 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

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.

Dinos Volleyball Camps

You’ll get in shape for the volleyball season with jump training and strength sessions, advanced team play and tactics as well as development of your individual skills. Off the court, you’ll improve your fitness level and get nutrition strategies for peak performance.

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

PLEASE NOTE:

S17YDVB101 and S17DVG101 are listed to reflect a 5 day Camp - the price is $295.00.

Electronics for Young Inventors Level 1

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

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

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

Restricted to students age 13-16.

Camps offered by Continuing Education

Electronics for Young Inventors Level 2

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

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

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

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

Restricted to students age 13-16.

Camp offered by Continuing Education

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, HD cameras and the latest digital equipment and hardware to film and edit your next big blockbuster.  Participants will storyboard, write a script, learn all about camera angles and cinematography, before filming and editing their movies. Participants will also design web pages, social media feeds, posters and trailers to advertise their upcoming movies.  Family and friends will enjoy a red carpet film festival on Friday afternoon and participants will receive a chaptered USB key with their film on it.

Get into Kayaking: Teen Program

Learn to Kayak in this 3-day beginner teen day camp. An introductory pool class gets you warmed up for an afternoon of skill development on the river. Then, off to the Bow River for a day of moving water skills. Finish off with a tase of whitewater on a full day run from Ghost Dam to Cochrane (west of Calgary). Prerequisite: The ability to swim 50 m

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. Participants will also learn to market their music by designing web pages, social media feeds and posters to  share their videos with the world!

Kananaskis Explorers

Now you can try out some of the best summer mountain activities. We’ll spend one day rafting in Calgary on the Bow River, and the other four days in Kananaskis Country—mountain biking, hiking, canoeing and more. 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, and the ability to ride it (not on the first day).

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.

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.

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. The camp also features a field trip to the University of Calgary’s Human Performance Lab!

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 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 Musketeers

En garde! Discover the art of fencing this summer from 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, 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. Each day is balanced with a wide variety of physical activities such as swimming, gymnastics and games. Instruction brought to you by Epic Fencing

Mini Pro Golfers

Fore! Tee up and 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!

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.

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.

Physics Camp

Come adventure into the wild world of Physics! From investigating atoms to exploring galaxies, this camp will have you discovering the wonders of Physics! During this fun filled week you will learn about astronomy, mechanics, electricity and magnetism through exciting hands-on experiments and group challenges! You will also get the opportunity to go on a field trip to the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory! Participants will get a chance to work in University of Calgary classrooms and laboratories and be taught by those in the fields of Science and Education. Physics camps are for students entering grades 4 – 9 in the Fall. Put on your Einstein wig and come join us this summer!

**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

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.

Stay Safe and Babysitting Camp

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

Teen North Sask Extended Expedition

Please see Canoeing Expedition 201 for current listings

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)

Video Game Development Level 1

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

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

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

Restricted to students age 13 - 16.

Camp provided by Continuing Education.

Video Game Development Level 2

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

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

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

Restricted to students age 13 - 16.

Camp provided by Continuing Education.

Video Game Development Level 3

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

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

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

Restricted to students age 13 - 16.

Camp provided by Continuing Education.

Wilderness Survivor

Do you think it would be fun to learn how to survive in the wild? Here’s your chance to get outside and learn hands-on in the great outdoors under the watchful eyes of our experienced instructors. Each day we’ll head out to the Kananaskis area to learn how to safely build fires and shelters, be bear safe, and much more. The last two days are spent on a group overnight trip to try out your newly-acquired skills.

Reminder: the last two days of this camp are an overnight outside of the city. Dates and times for the parent meeting are camp specific, please see camp description. Food is not included but menu planning will be discussed at the parent meeting

World of Watersports

Dive right into a variety of watersports including canoeing, rafting, recreational and river kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding. Every day is different with a new location to see, in and outside of the city, and new activities to try. What better way to spend summer days than having fun in the water, meeting new people, and learning new skills

Please note: campers will be in the pool first thing on the first day of camp so please be ready to swim!

Required: be ready to get wet every day! Bring shoes that can get wet (no flip flops), swim suit and towel, and a change of dry, warm clothes.

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!

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.

Dinos Swimming Camps

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

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

Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard with Standard First Aid


Two certifications, one course! Take your first steps towards becoming a Red Cross lifeguard with this combo course.

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.