PCA 2020

Winter Break Camps & PD Activities

Whether your kids are outdoors enthusiasts or like to keep busy and warm indoors, one thing is true: Parents are looking for all kinds of great ways to keep the kids busy over winter break.

Breathe Parkour

Programs are perfect for both kids who have never tried Parkour before, or those that have been with us for years, as they are more activity based than skill based. This year, because Christmas and New Years land on Wednesdays, we will just be offering individual day camps, rather than week-long programs. Each of our day camps, whether it be Winter or professional days, are just $65/day! https://www.breathepk.com/

Calgary Gymnastics Centre
Canada Olympic Park and on Country Hills Blvd.

Winter Camp Information:

  • Registration opens November 1, 2019
  • Options available for Ages 3 – 17
  • Winter Camp programming is available from December 16 – January 3

Winter Camp Options Include:
Winter Camp Full Day and Half Day (AM or PM ($40) and Full Day ($70) options)
Drop and Shop – (evening options available: $40)

Drop your little gymnast off for some gymnastics fun, and finish your last minute Christmas Shopping! https://calgarygymcentre.com

Calgary Public Library

  • Learn to code programs are really popular at the Library, from tweens to teens, we have a range of coding programs, that even show codes how to create their own video games! 
  • When the weather outside is frightful, make sure to pop into any Library location for our free daily Family Storytimes. All locations offer these every day - check your local library for times.
  • STEM learning is important for parents and loved by kids - check out our "Engineering for Preschoolers", Teen Tech Lab, and our new Lego League!

All programs and events are on calgarylibrary.ca/program

And don't forget - we offer FREE Child Minding during certain hours at Central Library if parents need a break to take a program or use the Library!

City of Calgary Recreation:

Calgary Recreation makse happy campers. Keep your child happy and active with their award-winning day camps and holiday programs. They offer a variety of fun, physically active and educational camps including swimming, sports, arts and more. Daily and weekly camps are available.

Holiday day camps are offered at Village Square Leisure Centre, Southland Leisure Centre, Calgary Soccer Centre and in Feb. at Glenmore Sailing School. Visit calgary.ca/daycamps for more information.

Keyboard Academy of Music

Their beginners trial program offers 8 lessons , loan of a Keyboard and a book which gives the parents an opportunity to offer their children lessons without a big expense. http://keyboardacademy.ca/

Glenbow Museum

They've always got great family-oriented activities in the Discovery Room, which is free with museum admission. Family Admission to Glenbow is $45 (for up to two adults and 4 youth – it’s a crazy deal). They've got all the info on Discovery Room activities here: https://www.glenbow.org/programs/discoveryroom/

Hoodoo Adventure Company Ltd. & Chute Lake Lodge Ltd

Families can take a wilderness style holiday in a cabin together! There are adventure camp activities for kids and adventure tours for parents and then activities for them to do together as well. https://www.chutelakelodge.ca/

Injanation: Winter Break & Professional Day Camps: $89, Includes Pre- & Post-care, lunch, and an athletic t-shirt. Days are  filled with turf games, obstacle courses and climbing, creativity sessions, and more! It’s a giant indoor playground for kids aged 5-14 years. Sibling Discounts are available. https://www.injanation.com/calgary-camps-programs/day-camp/

Pinnovate:

Join them over winter break for a fun filled morning of crafting and art! They will have a new project daily so sign up for more than one day to avoid cabin fever this winter break!! Lunch is served daily too. So your little one will have a crafty morning and come home fed! So no need to make them lunch later!! Bonus. December 20 - Christmas Ornaments December 23 - Stocking Stuffers December 27 - Harry Potter DIYs December 30 - Mini Mountain String Art January 2 - DIY Vision Boards. https://ca.verlocal.com/pages/payment_page?listing_id=42663

YMCA Winter Camps:

  • Multiple activities multiply the fun during the Y’s multi-activity camps.
  • Campers will play sports and traditional camp games, get artsy and enjoy a daily recreational swim. 
  • These fun camps will keep campers engaged, active and unplugged all day!

Note: Single-day (only), multi-activity camps will be offered at three YMCA locations (Gray Family Eau Claire (central), Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge (North), Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton (South)

Fees:    YMCA members:  $38/day Non-members: $45/day Before and after care is free for everyone! YMCACalgary.org

WinSport

WinSport offers PD Day ski and snowboard camps for level 1 (beginners) all the way up to level 7 (introduction to freestyle) as well as Holiday ski and snowboard programs for levels 1-4. There are 1 day, 2 day and 4 day camp options in December

For more information on all camp and program options this winter, visit Winsport.ca

2019 Professional Days

B-Line Bike Park: Cost is $90/day or $450/week. Camp is 9-4 with 8:30 drop off and 4:30 pick up. https://www.blinebikepark.com/

Breathe Parkour: Offer professional day camps! Our programs are perfect for both kids who have never tried Parkour before, or those that have been with us for years, as they are more activity based than skill based. https://www.breathepk.com/

Calgary Gymnastics Centre- offer full day PD Day camps at their NORTH (Country Hills Blvd) location. They cost $70 and run from 8:30 – 4:30 pm with complementary after care. https://calgarygymcentre.com

Calgary Zoo: PD Camps on Nov 1, and 22. Each day will have tours, games, conservation crafts and themes focused on different areas of the zoo. https://www.calgaryzoo.com

City of Calgary - Southland Leisure Centre: School’s Out PD Day Camps areonly available at Southland Leisure Centre calgary.ca/daycamps

Free House Dance: Professional Development Day camps:

November 1 - Skeletons & Fairies
November 22 - Nutcracker in a day

Both camps have full day (for ages 6-12) and half day (for ages 3-5) options. They’re super fun! We even have before and after care set up for the full day campers.  Prices are $50 for full day, $25 for half day. We do offer a discount if they sign up for both camps as well. https://www.freehousedance.com/

Glenbow Museum: They've always got great family-oriented activities in the Discovery Room, which is free with museum admission. Family Admission to Glenbow is $45 (for up to two adults and 4 youth – it’s a crazy deal). They've got all the info on Discovery Room activities here: https://www.glenbow.org/programs/discoveryroom/

Injanation: Winter Break & Professional Day Camps: $89, Includes Pre- & Post-care, lunch, and an athletic t-shirt. Days are  filled with turf games, obstacle courses and climbing, creativity sessions, and more! It’s a giant indoor playground for kids aged 5-14 years. Sibling Discounts are available. https://www.injanation.com/calgary-camps-programs/day-camp/

Poppy Innovations: Poppy Innovations offer kids cooking bootcamps for PD Days and school breaks.  The focus of the bootcamps is to learn fundamentals for healthy eating, cooking and kitchen safety skills as well as learn how to follow recipes. The camps offer a hands-on cooking experience where campers prepare recipes together and eat their culinary creations so Mom and Dad do not need to pack a lunch or snack for their kids.

Their schedule is available on the website at www.poppyinnovations.ca

Repsol: 

  • Price point is very reasonable: Member: $44.00 Non-Member: $48.00.
  • Price includes pre & post care: FREE PRE-CARE(7:30am–8:30am) and  POST-CARE (4:30pm–5:30pm)
  • Upcoming dates:

Sunwest Church: Join in the fun for the 3rd SunWest PD Day Camp of the year! In partnership with Camp Evergreen, we are excited to be putting on our second year of PD Day Camps with games, friends, crafts, stories about Jesus, camp staff and activities, somewhere to go when there’s no school…does it get any better?! https://sunwestchurch.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/285891

Pokemon PD Day Camp $10

Youth Singers: YSC Day Off (ages 6-12) is a performing arts PD day program for students in grade 1-6. Each day, you’ll work with professional choreographers, artists, and musicians to develop your skills in music, theatre, and dance. Every YSC Day Off is different — come to one, or come to all, and you’ll participate in different workshops, learn new skills, sing different songs, learn some new dance moves, and expand your theatre arts knowledge. https://www.youthsingers.org/

WinSport: WinSport offers PD Day ski and snowboard camps for level 1 (beginners) all the way up to level 7 (introduction to freestyle) as well as Holiday ski and snowboard programs for levels 1-4. Hockey and Ringette PD Day camps are available in December and include twice a day ice times as well as off ice activities. Hockey camps are for ages 5-12 and Ringette camps are offered for ages 5-11. Winsport.ca

Wymbin Yoga: Ages 5-12, split into 2 groups: Camp Wymbin (5-7) & Maker's Camp (8-12) Price: $65 for the day

Friday, November 1st - CRAFTY CARNIVAL
Friday, November 22nd - TRAVEL THROUGH TIME
Friday, December 6th- DAY AT THE BEACH/ BEACH GETAWAY
Friday, December 20th - PENGUINS & POLAR BEARS/ ARCTIC EXPLORATION
https://www.wymbinyoga.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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