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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 to Red Deer, 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 safety 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 representing 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

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Pedalheads Bike, Swim and Sport   
Pedalheads offers bike, swim, and sport programs to families across Canada. Pedalheads helps kids develop life skills, confidence, and independence through fun, safe, and engaging instruction.
Alberta (24)
Sport (multi)

  • Ages 3 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $169/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed1693-120Calgary, St Albert, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove
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!
Calgary
Sport (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day
from $235/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed2354-141Calgary, Alberta
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!
Halkirk
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
from $410/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys4106-172Halkirk, Alberta
Lone Prairie Camp   
Offers onsite and offsite (hiking and backpacking) camping for ages 6 to 17, along with a weekend family camp.
Ferintosh
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 99
  • Coed
  • Overnight, family
from $130/week
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Coed1305-993Ferintosh, Alberta
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.
Kananaskis
Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping

  • Ages 12 to 99
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $779/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys77912-994Kananaskis, Alberta
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 Coed3954-855Water Valley, Alberta
Spirit of Math   
Does your child love math challenges? Spirit of Math’s summer camps focus on the core topics from our curriculum with an extensive range of fun & exciting summer camps designed to challenge students from grades 2 - 9.
Calgary
Education: Math

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day
from $275/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed2754-176Calgary, Alberta
Kids in the Spotlight   
Kids in the Spotlight is an evidence-based performing arts organization helping children and youth develop self-confidence, social skills, and harmonious relationships with family and friends.
Jasper
Education: Musical Theatre

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $500/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, family Coed5003-187Jasper, Alberta
Wildhorse Camp   
Camps for girls who LOVE horses! Our natural horsemanship programs are about learning leadership and life skills - through heart to heart horsemanship! Horse Focused and FUN!
Rocky Mountain House
Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian

  • Ages 11 to 17
  • Girls
  • Overnight
from $850/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Girls85011-178Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
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!
Calgary
Education: STEM

  • Ages 3 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $30/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed303-149Calgary, Alberta
InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta   
Pioneer Camp Alberta is a Christian summer camp with two beautiful locations in Sundre & Rocky Mountain House, AB. 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, family
from $299/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys2995-1910Rocky Mountain House, AB, Sundre, Alberta
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 11 to 18
  • Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
Cost Varies
sessions & dates
Overnight Girls, Boys011-1811Red Deer,

Events

May 31, 2019
InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Halkirk
Staff Training
May 31, 2019
Rivers Edge Camping Association
GrandCamp
June 28, 2019
Lone Prairie Camp
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June 29, 2019
Lone Prairie Camp
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