Calgary Camps

Summer camp programs throughout the city

The city of Calgary is home to a variety of exciting summer camps, ranging from day camps for sports, to educational, to artistic pursuits, and everything in between. This includes camps in the Downtown West End, Crescent Heights, Mount Royal, Bridgeland, Riverside, Renfrew, Beltline, Eau Claire, and Mayland. Calgary parents, please note: there are many excellent online learning programs for kids, offered by camps across Canada during the coronavirus quarantine.

Attending summer camp is an ideal way for kids to break up the summer months, to extend their education, and make new friends who share their interests. Camp helps kids grow intellectually during the summer months so they stay active away from the discipline of school. Kids' camp has been shown to have many long-term benefits for personal development.  Read more

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  • Science (multi)
  • Day camp

STEM Camp is a weekly summer day camp at more than 50 locations across Canada where youth aged 5-13 engage in fun and amazing activities in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. 519-475-6600. stemcamp.ca Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $215/week
Day camp Coed2155-130Calgary, , Lethbridge, Science (multi)STEM CampSTEM Camp is a weekly summer day camp at more than 50 locations across Canada where youth aged 5-13 engage in fun and amazing activities in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. 519-475-6600. stemcamp.ca Calgary, , Lethbridge, Day camp Coed
  • Sport (multi)
  • Day camp

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! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $235/week
Day camp Coed2354-141Calgary, AlbertaSport (multi)Sports Camps CanadaOur 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, Alberta Day camp Coed
  • Sport: Cycling
  • Day camp, Program

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. Read more...

  • Ages 2 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $112/week
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1122-122Calgary, St Albert, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Spruce GroveSport: CyclingPedalheads Bike, Swim and SportPedalheads 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. Calgary, St Albert, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove Day camp, Program Coed

Kids & Company   

Calgary

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

A traditional day camp with daily adventures both on-site and off. Create important friendships, exercise both body & mind and explore the community around you! Check out our calendars to see what we've got planned! Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $60/day
Day camp openCamp Coed606-123Calgary, AlbertaTraditional (multi activity) Kids & CompanyA traditional day camp with daily adventures both on-site and off. Create important friendships, exercise both body & mind and explore the community around you! Check out our calendars to see what we've got planned! Calgary, Alberta Day camp Coed

Spirit of Math   

Calgary

  • Education: STEM
  • Day camp

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. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $275/week
Day camp openCamp Coed2755-154Calgary, AlbertaEducation: STEMSpirit of MathDoes 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, Alberta Day camp Coed
  • Sport: Cycling
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

Courses for ages 4 and up from the never-ever to advanced bicycling and summer day camps for kids. Professional, fun instructors ensure your bicycling skills improve so that you can safely ride your bike for any purpose. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 99
  • Coed
  • from $80/program
Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed804-995Calgary, AlbertaSport: CyclingSafer Cycling CalgaryCourses for ages 4 and up from the never-ever to advanced bicycling and summer day camps for kids. Professional, fun instructors ensure your bicycling skills improve so that you can safely ride your bike for any purpose. Calgary, Alberta Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Types of camps in and around Calgary

Camps today offer a spectrum of opportunities for learning, sports, engagement with various arts and more. Your choices are many! Here’s a look at the camp activities available around the city.

 
Calgary sports camps

Kids who love sports find a wide array of activities available at camps in Calgary. Click on your favourite sport below, to find camps offering a concentration on that game, or offering it as an activity.

  golf
  hockey
  soccer
  tennis

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Calgary educational camps

Extend learning beyond school — during summer or year round — at education camps throughout the city of Calgary. Some of the more popular subjects covered by camps are below:

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Computer and technology camps in Calgary

Kids can develop tech interests like coding and related skills at this type of camp. Find camps offering the following tech-related activities.

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Camps outside of Calgary

Towns, cities and regions surrounding Calgary have a different flavour than camps within the bounds of the city. That might mean a traditional overnight camp experience for your child(ren), a quieter setting, or unique adventures that are simply unavailable in an urban location.

Be sure to consider the following alternatives:

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Benefits of attending camp

Both parents and children may have trepidation about attending summer camp, but it's so much better for kids to be spending time in a camp than remaining alone at home. It's precisely the "breaking out of your comfort zone" that makes camp so valuable. As Rick Mercer says, at camp, "you do things you never thought you would ever do." The whole point of attending a summer camp in Calgary is to grow in ways you can't when you're sitting at home on your cell phone or in front of the TV.

Take a fuller look at a complete list of the benefits of attending a Calgary kids camp.

Finding the right camp

When searching for a Calgary summer camp, you should consider whether it is accredited by the Alberta Camping Association (ACA). This provincial organization visits camps regularly (at least once every three years) and checks compliance with standards in all areas ranging from finances to safety to environmental standards. That said, many great camps are not members of the ACA, offering well-run, safe programs.

Aside from that concern, there are other questions Calgary parents should bear in mind as they investigate summer camps and March Break camps:

You want to know how the camp protects kids’ and teens’ safety.  For example, how well are counselors screened? Are they required to get a police information check (aka a vulnerable sector verification)? Do counselors have training in TRACKS, a program specially designed to help camp counselors deal with conflict resolution and related issues?

You want to understand the camp goals and expectations. Many camps have specific learning or training goals (as with sports camps) that they set out to achieve over a session. With non-traditional camps, there may be an intensive learning or personal development aspect to the camp that requires kids to bring things to camp (anything from sports equipment to pre-requisite learning). Be sure you understand where the camp expects your child to start from, and where they will arrive in the end. 

Camp is all the more fun, when you are properly prepared. Please review our growing collection of advice on finding the best camp and preparing:

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