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Alberta summer camps

Find summer camps in the province of Alberta listed below

Kids that attend summer camps during July and August, tend do to better in school, but the benefits of attending summer camp go far beyond better grades. Alberta summer camps, from Calgary to Edmonton, will give your child the opportunity to try new activities and sports, gain self confidence, and build leadership skills within a positive and nurturing environment. 

Types of camps in Alberta

Alberta offers many different types of summer camps for kids aged 2 to 18. A traditional overnight camp experience is something every child should experience, and there are great options from Rocky Mountain House and Sundre to Halkirk and Ferintosch. 

For kids with a special focus, Alberta's cities of Edmonton, Calgary and Chestermere offer children both multi-activity and specialized programs in arts, dance, technologysports and horseback riding

How safe are camps in Alberta?

Camp safey is the highest priority for camp owners, directors and staff. For both day and overnight summer camps in Alberta, parents should expect first-aid trained staff and high staff-to-camper ratios (higher than a school environment). Click here for more on staff training and camp safety.

It's important to note that not all camps in Alberta are run the same, so be sure to ask questions before you register.

  • How are camp staff trained? What's the staff to camper ratio
  • How much of the day is structured, how much is free-play?
  • What will my child gain by attending your camp?

Regulation of summer camps in Alberta

The Alberta Camping Association (ACA) is a provincial organization represent organized summer and youth camps in Alberta.  Each member camp goes through the Standards and Accreditation program that includes a formal accreditation visit once every three years that covers all aspects of camp operations. 

Parents should be aware that camps are not required to be a part of ACA, and many non-member camps also offer excellent safe and well-run programs that meet or exceed standards.


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List of Alberta camps and programs

Special Needs Support: Mild    Specialized   
Pedalheads Bike Camps   
A premier cycling camp for kids aged 2 to 12 (from training wheels to trails) with locations throughout BC, Ontario, Alberta, Quebec, Washington, Colorado, and Illinois.

Alberta (17)

Sport: Cycling

  • Ages 2 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day
from $99/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed 99 2-12 0 Calgary, Edmonton, St Albert, Sherwood Park
InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Halkirk   
Circle Square Ranch is a children's summer camp providing adventure filled camp experiences. One of nine Inter-Varsity Camps across Canada, our programs include horsemanship, climbing, biking, swimming and so much more!


Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
from $410/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 410 6-17 1 Halkirk
Rivers Edge Camping Association   
A year-round group rental facility and traditional summer bible camp with good food, great people, and activities galore!

Water Valley

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 85
  • Coed
  • Overnight, family
from $395/week
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Coed 395 4-85 2 Water Valley
A superhero physical skills development camp for kids 4-9 including, 12 kinds of balls, paint archery bows, a balance beam, target tarps, a climbing wall, crawling nets, a ladder and daily obstacle courses.


Arts: Fantasy/superhero

  • Ages 4 to 8
  • Coed
  • Day
from $179/week
Day Coed 179 4-8 3 Calgary
InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta   
Pioneer Camp Alberta is a Christian summer camp with two beautiful locations in Alberta. Get ready for exploration, adventure,creation, challenge, growth, skill development, and of course, fun!

Rocky Mountain House; Sundre

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 19
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Overnight
from $249/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 249 5-19 4 Rocky Mountain House, Sundre
Royal City Soccer Camps   
Canada's #1 grassroots summer soccer day camps offer full day and half day sessions during July and August to boys and girls aged 5 to 13 years old.

Calgary; Red Deer; Edmonton

Sport: Soccer

  • Ages 5 to 13
  • Coed
  • Day
from $109/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed 109 5-13 5 Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton
Sports Camps Canada   
Our coed summer sports camps are geared toward kids ages 4-18 of all abilities and skill levels. From beginner to elite, there is a camp option for everyone. Improve Your Skills & Have SERIOUS FUN at Sports Camps Canada!


Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day
from $235/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed 235 4-14 6 Calgary
Lone Prairie Camp   
Offers onsite and offsite (hiking and backpacking) camping for ages 6 to 17, along with a weekend family camp.


Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 99
  • Coed
  • Overnight, family
from $125/week
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Coed 125 5-99 7 Ferintosh
Outward Bound Canada   
Est 1969. Inspiring, challenging journeys of self-discovery in the outdoors. Join an authentic, transformational adventure to see Canada at its finest, reach beyond your own boundaries, and tap in to your true potential.


Adventure (multi)

  • Ages 12 to 99
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $699/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 699 12-99 8 Kananaskis
Venture Academy Summer Program for Troubled Teens   
Supportive & therapeutic environment for struggling students. Assessment, educational support, life skills and outdoor activities. Earn school credit, acquire skills & stay safe!

Red Deer

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 13 to 18
  • Girls, Boys
  • Day, Overnight
Cost Varies
Day, Overnight Girls, Boys 0 13-18 9 Red Deer
Idea Lab Kids Calgary   
Idea Lab provides classes, camps ranging from Cooking, Robotics, 3D Art, Engineering and Science. At Idea Lab children learn through hands-on-activities utilizing Critical-thinking Skills and a great deal of IMAGINATION!


Education: STEM

  • Ages 3 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $30/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 30 3-14 10 Calgary