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Tweens & Teens Only Guide 2018

Parenting doesn’t stop after Elementary school - and neither do we! Calgary’s Child Magazine is here to support families through these fun, challenging, and exciting years of growth. From support to resources, parties to getaways, and camps to classes, we’ve got options that your tweens and teens will actually like!

This listing is provided for your reference only. Please research carefully and choose the company that meets your family’s needs best. CCM 

CAMPS, CLASSES & PROGRAMS

ABSOLUTE DANCE INC.

Phone: 403-210-0188
Email: directors@absolutedanceinc.com
Website: http://absolutedanceinc.com

Absolute Dance is Calgary’s leading studio in dance and fitness. Recreational and competitive high quality training in Hip Hop, Acro, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Jazz, and Tap. Teen fitness-based programs include Barre Fitness, Cardio Kickboxing, Acro Yoga, TRX, and Zumba. We pride ourselves on our enthusiastic and qualified teachers and great customer care. Come check out our new state of the art facility, and help us celebrate 20 seasons of dance and fitness inspiration!

ALBERTA COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN (ACAD), CONTINUING EDUCATION

Phone: 403-284-7640
Email: coned@acad.ca
Website: http://acad.ca/summercamps

ALIKI’S ART HOUSE ART CAMP/CLASSES

Address: 551 Northmount Drive NW
Phone: 403-667-7020
Email: info@alikisarthouse.com
Website: http://alikisarthouse.com

Our art camps are not kids’ stuff; projects are sophisticated, specialized, and fun with the right balance of classical and modern techniques designed with tweens and teens in mind. Maximum of 10 to 12 students are led by professional artists who hold a B.F.A. Students gain an art education along with confidence in their ability to express their own creativity and style with ease. Students socialize and mentor each other in a comfortable environment.

BUTTERFIELD ACRES FARM

Address: .5km north of Country Hills Boulevard on Rocky Ridge Road (3 minutes west from Stoney Trail NW, Exit 43)
Phone: 403-239-0638
Email: farmfun@butterfieldacres.com
Website: http://butterfieldacres.com

Headed to vet school, or a career with animals?  Get some great first hand experience at Butterfield Acres! Summer camps with some amazing animals. Fresh air, delightful animals, pure fun…on Calgary’s doorstep! Meet old friends; make new friends. Healthy, happy junior farmers enjoying summer out on the farm. Butterfield Acres - consistently a Calgary’s Child Parents’ Choice Award winner.

BYTE CAMP

We help to empower your kids with the confidence and skills to be Creators and Innovators in New Media (and we have fun, too!).

CALGARY SOCIETY OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS (CSIF)

Phone: 403-205-4747
Email: production@csif.org
Website: http://csif.org/workshops/camps

July and August summer camps for budding young filmmakers! Participants will spend five days learning the basics of movie-making through collaborative and hands-on workshops where they will get to write, direct, shoot, and edit a film. Upon completion, their film will be premiered at a public gala screening at CSIF.

CALGARY ZOO

Address: 210 St. George’s Drive NE
Phone: 403-232-9300
Website: http://calgaryzoo.com

If your tw/een is in Grades 7 to 9 and is passionate about the environment, zoology, and natural history, we’ve got exciting opportunities for them to explore animal behavior and wildlife conservation. We offer weeklong camp programs that will get them learning about zoo keeping, animal husbandry, veterinary science, environmental education, conservation, and biology all in the best classroom ever: the zoo!

CAMP CADICASU

Phone: 403-851-8124
Email: info@cadicasu.com
Website: http://cadicasu.com

Camp Cadicasu is a traditional co-ed overnight camp in Kananaskis Country. We have three specialty camps available just for tweens and teens in addition to a Leader-in-Training program. Camp is the perfect place to meet new friends, learn leadership skills, and have exciting adventures in the woods. We create a safe space to unplug from modern society and reconnect with nature.

CAMP FISH’N AROUND - YOUTHS CAN FISH 2

Phone: 403-719-0723
Email: youthscanfish2@shaw.ca

A local, volunteer-based charity providing low-income youths the opportunity to experience sponsored outdoor camps in the best possible learning environment so they can cast their dreams! Learn conservation, fishing, survival skills, and Canadian history. Transportation provided by camp charter bus only. If you know a youth living in low income who could benefit from a fishing camp experience, please have them contact us. Volunteer opportunities also available.

CAMP IMPEESA

Phone: 1-888-726-8876 Ext 1
Email: prairiebookings@scouts.ca
Website: http://campimpeesa.ca

Our weekly summer camp is six days/five nights off the shores of Beaver Mines Lake, looking up to Table Mountain. Send your child to camp for as little as $500 with group rates and early-bird pricing where they’ll experience outdoor skills like canoeing, hiking, climbing, tomahawk throwing, and ziplining! Special weeks for horseback riding and mountain biking. Just 2 hours 30 minutes south of Calgary; we also offer bus transportation.

CAMP KASOTA WEST

Address: Sylvan Lake, AB
Phone: 1-403-275-3636
Email: campkasotawest@gmail.com
Website: http://campkasotawest.com

Camp Kasota West, located on the shores of Sylvan Lake, is a residential camp for children and youth. Trained counselors provide programming including archery, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, crafts, campfires, discovery hour. Specialty programs: Sailing and Counselors-in-Training. Transportation from Calgary provided. The camp is accredited by the Alberta Camping Association and the United Church. For more information and to register online, visit the website.

DECIDEDLY JAZZ DANCEWORKS (DJD)

Phone: 403-245-3533
Email: djd@decidedlyjazz.com
Website: http://decidedlyjazz.com

DJD summer dance camps are designed to instill a love of dance in your child! With an emphasis on fun and celebration, students are encouraged to explore challenges, demonstrate creativity, expand movement vocabulary, build confidence, and develop friendships with other students. DJD summer dance camps are where your child will want to spend their summer!

EN L’AIR ACADEMY OF DANCE AND CIRCUS

Phone: 587-969-3904
Email: info@enlairacademy.com
Website: http://enlairacademy.com

Summer Dance, Acrobatic and Circus Camps for beginners to advanced levels! Learn Jazz, Hip Hop, Break Dance, Acro, Aerial Silks, Lyra/Hoop, and more! Pre- and post-care options available! Prices as low as $180 for a full day, weeklong camp with our early-bird rates!

FLIP FACTORY

Phone: 403-265-2656
Email: info@flip-factory.com
Website: http://flip-factory.com

Action-packed camps for preschoolers and youth! Day camps feature unique activities including circus, gymnastics, stunts, and more! Preschool camps feature a fun theme and Youth Camps end the week with a performance. Flip Under the Big Top is a weeklong intensive circus training camp, open to youth and teens that culminates with two style performances with proceeds donated to KidSport. Drop-in classes offer fun fitness for the whole family all summer long!

HERITAGE PARK HISTORICAL VILLAGE

Adventures in Science Day Camp is for ages 11 to 14 and takes place July 16 to August 10. Explore technology through history! Discover more about the world around you by looking at how things were done in the past. Home on the Range is an overnight camp for ages 11 to 14 and takes place July 2 to August 24. This program will let young pioneers experience the Park from sunup to sundown for five days.

JUNIOTECH KIDS ACADEMY

Our dearest junior techs out there! Looking for something unique and original, yet something smart to learn, show off, and brag about?

LONG & MCQUADE MUSIC LESSON CENTRES

Address: 225, 58 Avenue SE
Phone: 403-252-8506
Email: calgarysouthlessons@long-mcquade.com
Website: http://long-mcquade.com/lessons
Address: 3404, 5 Avenue NE
Phone: 587-296-6648
Email: calgaryeastlessons@long-mcquade.com
Address: 10 Royal Vista Drive NW
Phone: 587-794-3196
Email: calgarynorthlessons@long-mcquade.com

Several summer programs and camps such as “Rock Skool”; “Glee Club”; “Rock Drumming”; “Preschool Piano Party”; “Fiddle Camp”; “School of Pop” and more are available at select locations. Contact our lesson centres for details and availability. We have a wide variety of carefully-chosen professional instructors offering year-round music lessons in most any instrument. Instruments also available for rent and purchase.

MRU KIDS

Phone: 403-440-6001
Email: mrukids@mtroyal.ca
Website: http://mru.ca/MRUKids

MRU Kids has been offering high-quality summer camps at Mount Royal University for children (ages 5 to 8) and youth (ages 9 to 14) since 1990. Our programs include sports, science, technology, arts, music, and field trips along with free before- and after-camp care. Our campers enjoy daily swimming, an optional lunch program, outdoor activities, and lots of fun!

SCHOOL OF ROCK

Phone: 587-353-7685
Email: calgary@schoolofrock.com
Website: http://schoolofrock.com

School of Rock Calgary offers five-day rock boot camps. 

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY SUMMER CAMPS

With Calgary’s widest selection of quality summer camps, the University of Calgary is sure to have the perfect camp for your child!

YOUTH CENTRAL - YOUTH VOLUNTEER CORPS OF CALGARY

The Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) program began in 1993 and is Youth Central’s largest program. The purpose of YVC is to provide meaningful team-based volunteer opportunities to young people between the ages of 12 and 18 in partnership with over 120 community agencies and events.  

YOUTH SINGERS OF CALGARY

Phone: 403-234-9549
Email: yscadmin@youthsingers.org
Website: http://youthsingers.org

This summer, get ready to Gleek Out! at the Performing Arts Youth Centre. Sing, dance, and act in a weeklong show choir experience, guided by talented performing arts professionals. Learn the music, write the script, add the dance moves, record a CD, dress in costume, and star in a showcase performance at week’s end. Try something new - no experience necessary. Before- and after-care is available.

YOUTHWRITE

Phone: 1-780-996-4962
Email: info@youthwrite.com
Website: http://youthwrite.com

For kids who love to write… just about anything!© Alberta’s premier writing camps - over 22 years of the write stuff! Join us at Winter WordPlay (a January writing weekend) or YouthWrite summer camps (every July in Edmonton or Kamp Kiwanis near Bragg Creek). Young writers work with acclaimed Albertan and Canadian authors in a variety of disciplines: fiction, poetry/songwriting, video-game writing, screenwriting/playwriting, journalism, illustration/graphic novel writing, etc. with extracurricular guests, hijinx, and wordplayful fun!

FUN FOR TWEENS & TEENS

CALAWAY PARK

Phone: 403-240-3822
Email: calaway@calawaypark.com
Website: http://calawaypark.com

Calaway Park invites your family to enjoy endless fun at Western Canada’s Largest Outdoor Family Amusement Park. Enjoy 32 rides, 23 games, live stage shows, a 3D theatre, and tons of treats! Unlimited rides, shows, attractions, and parking are included for one easy daily admission price. For more information on special events and discount tickets, visit calawaypark.com.

CALGARY PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA - CPOSSIBILITIES

Are you ages 14 to 29 and love music? Cpossibilities concert tickets are exclusively available to club members and a guest for only $15 a ticket. Joining is easy and membership is free! Register online and every month, you’ll receive an email letting you know about tickets available for cpossibilities members.

CALGARY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Phone: 403-260-2600
Website: http://calgarylibrary.ca

Check out our Ultimate Summer Challenge for exciting events and activities for kids and teens! For details, visit calgarylibrary.ca/summer.

CITY OF CALGARY RECREATION - CALGARY AFTERSCHOOL (THE)

Address: Various Locations
Website: http://calgary.ca/afterschool

After-school programs are offered for free. The goals of the program are to develop self-esteem, develop positive relationships, and assist children and youth in becoming successful adults. Learn more on the website. And for those ages 12 years and up looking for volunteer opportunities, visit calgary.ca/volunteers. Volunteering gives you an opportunity to meet new people and gain new skills and experiences while being active.

REPSOL SPORT CENTRE

Junior (8 to 12 years) and Senior (13 to 17 years) Lifeguard Clubs help kids stay healthy and active in a fun and social learning environment.

SHAKERS FUN CENTRE

Phone: 403-236-2213
Email: info@shakerscalgary.com
Website: http://www.shakersfuncentre.com

Calgary’s largest year-round facility is an incredible place to visit for some fun! Enjoy the following activities: Mini-Golf, Laser Tag, Go-Karts, Rock Wall, Inflatable Village, Bowling, and Arcades. No general admission charge makes it easy to choose the activities that are right for you!

TRICO CENTRE FOR FAMILY WELLNESS

Friday nights are Youth Night: From 4 to 6pm, youth ages 10 to 17 can drop in for supervised floor hockey, dodgeball, basketball, and more.

YOUTH NIGHT, SOUTHLAND LEISURE CENTRE

Fridays, 7:30 to 10pm. Join in the Sport Hall for youth-exclusive sports including basketball, badminton, dodgeball, soccer, and more! Weekly planned active activities also available. If swimming is your thing, admission includes access to public swim in the waterpark.

EDUCATION & TUTORING

ATLAS LEARNING ACADEMY

Address: Airdrie, AB
Phone: 403-912-1133
Email: enrolment@atlaslearningacademy.com
Website: http://atlaslearningacademy.com

Atlas Learning Academy strives to create a learning environment that encourages students to be confident individuals by offering developmentally-appropriate instruction, diverse teaching styles, more one-on-one teacher/student time, and encouraging students to reach their highest potential. Our modest school size allows us to develop close connections with our Atlas families and to provide a safe and caring environment where students can express their individual ideas and personality.

CALGARY OLYMPIC MATH & COMPUTER SCHOOL

Phone: 403-397-8289
Email: coms@olympicmathschool.ca
Website: http://olympicmathschool.ca
Phone: 403-383-6703

Inspiration through Olympic Math and Computer Programming (Grades 1 to 12), we provide specially-designed math courses and computer programming courses to all levels of kids and teens during the summer season. We are fostering math and computer programming top students and champions for Calgary Elementary Math competition, Calgary Jr. High Math contest, Alberta High School Math contest, till Canadian, American, and international High School Math contests, without losing much fun.

EDGE SCHOOL

Phone: 403-246-6432
Email: info@edgeschool.com
Website: http://edgeschool.com

Edge School is a unique learning community, a place for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 to pursue their personal best through a program that integrates academics, athletics, and character building. Our small class sizes allow our teachers and coaches to spend quality time with each student-athlete. Our staff are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of each student. In turn, our students become community leaders ready to make a difference in the lives of others.

FOOTHILLS ACADEMY - ESTELLE SIEBENS COMMUNITY SERVICES

Open year-round to the general community, we offer a variety of programs and services for individuals affected by Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD in Calgary. We offer Amicus Recreation programs during the school year and Camp Amicus in the summer; remedial tutoring (Read/Write and Math); psycho-educational assessments; counselling and psychologist-led small groups. For parents, we offer monthly Parent Workshops. Financial assistance is available.

ROOTS 2 STEM

Roots 2 STEM offers weeklong summer camps focused on fun, hands-on learning in our 4,000 square foot ‘Lab of Discovery.’ Exciting programs this year include: robotics, coding for girls, aeronautical engineering, Mars exploration, Star Wars, space camp, app development, photography, special effects and graphic design. Our experienced engineering instructors will help your child learn new skills and build their confidence in science, technology, engineering, math, and the arts.

RESOURCES & SUPPORT FOR TEENS

CALGARY COUNSELLING CENTRE

We hear you. We know it’s hard being a teen. We know you often feel misunderstood and alone. We are here to be an ear, a guide, a sounding board. We’re not going to tell you what to do. That’s not our job. But we will give you advice if you ask. And no matter what, we will always care about you. We will always be a welcoming place where you can be yourself - exactly the way you are. And we’ve got great ideas that work on figuring this stuff out. We’re a place to be heard. Give us a call, we’ll listen.

CONNECTEEN

Need to talk? Talk on your terms. If you need support, we’re here for you. If you’re worried about someone overhearing you, or it’s too hard to say out loud, you can write it down in chat, email, or text.

GROUP CALGARY ORTHODONTICS

Address: Market Mall Professional Building (Dr. Claude Boutin; Dr. Greg Barnett; Dr. Lorne Kamelchuk)
Phone: 403-284-5202
Website: http://groupcalgaryortho.com
Address: Mission Centre Building (Dr. John Huynh)
Phone: 403-228-5006

Our two locations offer diagnostic imaging and techniques that promote personalized treatments. We specialize in Speed, Damon, Incognito* braces as well as Invisalign. Our commitment is to earn your trust, with the goal of giving our patients a beautiful smile to show off! We take pride in the relationships we build and the results we provide. We look forward to meeting you! *Available at our Mission office.

ONCE UPON A CHILD

Calgary’s hot spot for great deals on new and gently-used kids stuff! We carry a great selection of tween/teen clothing up to size 16! Denim, leggings, hoodies, and more - all in their favorite brands! We also make selling their gently-used stuff a breeze - there is no appointment necessary, and we pay you the same day!

VOLUNTEER

CALGARY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Make a difference in someone’s life. Share your skills and passions as a Calgary Public Library volunteer and help your community thrive. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities for adults and teens and fill out an application form today.

CITY OF CALGARY RECREATION (THE)

There are many volunteer opportunities available this summer! Meet new people, gain new skills, and gain new experiences! Feel good about giving back to your community! For ages
12 and up.

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