Top Summer Camps in Calgary

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Published Apr 28, 2017

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Top Summer Camps in Calgary


Look no further than these camps below for a fun summer camp for children of all ages in Calgary!


Summer day camp at Butterfield Acres features tailored activities for your child's stage of development, attention span, motor skill development, physical endurance and social skills. Kids will learn all about animals in the fresh air of a countryside environment. 

Families can join in on the hoedown on the final day of camp to celebrate an awesome week!  

 


At Chinook School of Music students of all ages enjoy lessons in piano, guitar, voice, violin, cello, flute, drums, Music Kids, and theory. Their instructors are dynamic, creative and passionate about teaching.

Summer day camps are offered in a variety of fun options such as music, art and dance. 





Okanagan Hockey Group

Okanagan Hockey Camps have had hundreds of former and existing NHL players attend over the years as players or as on ice instructors.  Week long programs are offered for players 5-17 in four different locations.

They have developed three specific streams of hockey training: development, advanced development, and specialty programs. All Camps consist of a targeted balance of on-ice training, off-ice training, skills sessions, and other off-ice activities.




Ultimate Dance Company

A full week of fun and a chance to explore all forms of dance including Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Musical Theatre, Creative Movement crafts and more!

Full Day and Half Day available, Camps open to any level of dancer!





Designed and created by teachers, architects and engineering professionals, their hands-on curriculum introduces children to concepts of engineering, architecture and mechanics using LEGO bricks. Lessons from math, science, language arts and social studies are integrated and discussed. Themes such as Transportation, Space, Invention, Robotics and more provide variety and ensure a high level of interest and enthusiasm amongst their students.





SummerACT offers an exciting arts-infused learning experience for children ages 7-13. Their SummerACT instructors provide hands-on instruction in drama, creative movement, and music, giving children the opportunity to immerse themselves in creative discovery, fun, and learning. It's the perfect way to eliminate summer boredom, improve artistic skills, and experience the thrill of performing on a real stage. 






McKenzie Towne Summer Camps are in its 10th year - offering fun and dynamic summer activities for children ages 5-12. They take pride in engaging your children, expanding their horizons and letting them be kids! Camps run from June – August , with 7 different themes. 





The summer dance intensive at Free House Dance is a bold immersion into the world of dance. This camp is for dancers who yearn to go deeper into their dance education. Students can explore choreography, improvisation and dance history. Dancers will also be introduced to yoga, musical theatre, hip hop and West African dance.
Free House Dance also offers camps for less experienced dancers - check the options out here.  




Atlantis Programs Inc. and Pedalheads® provides innovative and effective learn to bike and swim programs for kids 2-12 years old. Since 1986 they have taught children to ride and swim, using our own teaching methods, combined with small classes and exceptional instructors. 

Summer camps are offered around Calgary. Click here for more information. 





Clay for Kids

Clay for Kids offers the opportunity to hand-build clay projects, paint pre-fired bisqueware, and learn how to throw clay on the pottery wheel. Children aged 5-13 will use their imagination to create projects out of clay such as Minecraft, Monster High, Hello Kitty, and Ferb. Projects will be fired in our kilns and will be a permanent keepsake and reminder of their learning experience at Clay for Kids.




BigRock Aikikai

Aikido is a dynamic modern Japanese martial art, created in the 20th century and based on centuries of martial training. Aikido founder, Morihei Ueshiba, formulated a martial Way that merges effective technique with a mind set on peace. The power of an attack is controlled and redirected not confronted. The intent is not to destroy an attacker but rather to extinguish the violence.

BigRock Aikikai camps are led by chief instructor Steve Erickson, 5th Dan, who has trained in Aikido since 1985. 




Genesis Centre

The Genesis Centre aims to support community-based recreation, sport, cultural and social organizations that enrich the quality of life and character of the broader community through a facility that is financially self-sustaining and professionally managed.

Their summer camp offerings range anywhere from computer animation and design courses to toddler time play, to all day sports camps!




Calgary Aquabelles

The Aquabelles have a long standing history of excellence in all aspects of synchronized swimming. Summer camps are open to new and interested girls, aged 6 years and older, wanting the experience of synchronized swimming.

The minimum swimming requirements, are that they must be comfortable in deep water (without a PFD), be able to submerge while holding their breath, and able to tread water for 20 seconds.

Week-long camps will be held through July and August, in full or half-day programs.


If you want a camp that will grow your kids' curiosity, encourage them to think in new ways, build their self confidence, dance like no one is watching, discover more about themselves, and practice yoga, Rise n' Shine Education's Consciouse Creative Kids Camps will do the trick!

Partnering with Yogart and Kmotion, they have 8 weeks of fun planned for your child, hosted by LMP Studio, with each week presenting a new theme.




Reptile Parties

Reptile Parties is thrilled to return for a 4th year of summer camps! Campers will receive a full week immersed in the world of reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids.

Feed a turtle, hold a tarantula, and come face to face with the resident iguana Yoshi! Daily crafts, indoor and outdoor activities, and dozens of cold-blooded friends await you in this fun and educational week long experience!




Quest Theatre

The Quest Theatre staff knows how to harness the imagination of young people, sharpen their expressive tools, skyrocket their self-esteem and give them a summer experience they won’t forget! 1 and 2-week programs are available, depending upon age and interests. After a week (or two) of discovery, and rehearsal, the final presentation heightens the experience by adding the personal discoveries inherent in the “performance” aspect of live theatre.





Excel Basketball Academy

EBA was established in 2014, providing camp services to children who wanted to improve their basketball skills as well as develop as individuals. Basketball fundamentals are key to player development and long term growth as a player. Developing players as leaders on their teams and in the community is also key to EBA's success. Community partnerships ensure that any child who wishes to participate is not refused, helping build strong kids and communities through basketball. Serving ages 6-17 years old.



Summit Kids

This innovative arts & recreation program resides at West Hillhurst Community Centre in north central Calgary. Summit leaders ensure that kids are safe, having fun and engaged in interesting activities. Typical program plans include sports and recreational activities both outdoors and in the gym, arts & crafts, challenge activities, building with equipment and endless opportunities to learn through play.  



Dig in and get messy with Amaze Arts & Science camp. During this fun filled week children will be experimenting the creative process by exploring a wide range of materials and methods including collage, watercolour painting, printmaking and paper mache sculptures. 






Camp Bonaventure is ran by Between Friends. Their programs provide unique opportunities for individuals with disabilities to have social interaction with peers who may or may not have a disability. Their camp creates a summer full of excitement, friendship and fun! 

Camp Bonaventure is available to children and youth with and without a disability from the age of 4 - 17 years old. 



We have a large variety of half day and full day camps to choose from, for everyone from the active child to the artistic child. Our programs are designed to be quality-based, well rounded, educational, reasonably priced and most of all—SAFE and FUN.

Trico Centre is proud of our day camp tradition of providing a safe and high quality camp experience.



Kyle Shewfelt Gymnastics has a place for everyone.  Their aim is to instill a life long love for being physically active and are committed to growing the grassroots movement of the sport.  

This summer, Kyle Shewfelt Gymnastics is offering 8 weeks of fun themed camps for ages 4 - 12.  




Send your kids on a wild adventure this summer, with a camp experience they’ll never forget. Summer camps for preschoolers to high schoolers help kids discover some of the planet’s most incredible things. You’ll be impressed with how much your kids learn as they enjoy activities, games and animal encounters.






Enjoy a fun-filled activities that will fuel a sense of wonder and excitement! Each day will present a new challenge or adventure. Book multiple dates for the ultimateTELUS Spark camp experience.






Here's to a happy, safe, and fun summer! 

Don't forget- You can always check back for updated listings. We try our absolute best to be the hub for finding all available summer camps and things to do with your kids.

With so many amazing camp providers in Calgary, we still wanted to mention a few others who have had soaring review from kids and parents alike:

Chinook
School of Music

Bricks 4
Kidz

Debate
Camp

Pedalheads®
Bike Camps

Okanagan
Hockey Camps

Alberta
Pioneer Camp

Repsol
Sport Centre

Avant-Garde
Music Studio

Music Makers
(2 locations)

Butterfield Acres
Farm

Mad Science of
Southern Alberta

Crossings
Dance

Ultimate
Dance Company

Stryker
Sports

Kindermusik
by Kaelie

StageCoach
Theatre Arts

Calgary Game
Developers Academy

Leighton
Art Centre

Calgary Jewish
Community Centre

Young Rembrandts
Art Classes

Evolve
Camps

Arts Commons
SummerACT

McKenzie
Towne Council

Invitation
to Dance

Free House
Dance Plus

Infinite Creations
Dance Studio

Youth Singers
of Calgary

Genesis
Centre



Do you know of an amazing camp that should be on our lists? Camp schedules can be added for free, or you can email us at community@chatterblock.com to let us know :)


Written by Robyn Neufeld

Robyn is the Community Manager for ChatterBlock. She loves kids, games, laughing, and most importantly blanket forts. She's an avid crossfitter, and eager to tell everyone about it. She is always seeking adventure and this often leads to impromptu road trips. Sometimes she writes funny things on twitter - check it out at @robyn_neufeld 

Want to chat about something she's written? Send her an email at robyn.neufeld@chatterblock.com. 

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