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!
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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.
Headed to vet school or interested in a career working with animals? Get some great first-hand experience at Butterfield Acres! There are 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.
Camp Cadicasu is a traditional overnight camp in Kananaskis Country. We have specialty camps available just for tweens and teens (11 to 15 year olds) in addition to our Leader-in-Training program (for 15 year olds). Choose from hiking, backpacking, yoga, earth skills, and martial arts. 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.
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.
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!
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.
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. For tweens and teens, we offer Amicus Camp and Recreation programs including our POLARIS Teen Leadership program; remedial tutoring (Read/Write and Math); psycho-educational assessments; counselling and psychologist-led small groups. Financial assistance is available.
Unleash your inner Pirate! Summer Sailing Camps are a fun, safe, and affordable way to learn to sail with nationally-certified instructors. Sailing Camps include on-land and water-based training. As a Community Sailing Club, we have many sailboats and opportunities for youth to continue sailing after their lessons. Join our Youth Team (largest in Alberta), participate in weekend regattas or Wednesday Evening social races. All youth programs and our calendar of year-round social and sailing events available at glenmoresailingclub.com.
Adventures in Science Day Camp is for ages 11 to 14 and takes place July 16 to August 10, 2019. 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, 2019. This program will let young pioneers experience the Park from sunup to sundown for five days.
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.
Tweens and teens will have a summer to remember at MRU Kids. Campers aged 9 to 14 can hit Calgary hot spots in Senior Field Trips; explore their wild side in Outdoor Adventures; or make a movie in Reel-two-Real Film School! There’s a camp for every kid, from art to sports to science. Our youth camps feature daily swimming, free before- and after-camp care, and an optional lunch program.
The Performance Program at School of Rock Calgary South is our hallmark music program, where most of our students enroll each year. It consists of a weekly group rehearsal where kids and teens learn by playing rock music’s most iconic songs with a band composed of their peers. Students are assigned songs and parts that are tailored to them based on their age, experience, and ability to learn new skills and concepts. Students then work through their parts in weekly private music lessons, refining the skills and concepts those songs introduce.
Vin Gogh is a unique art studio that serves food and beverages. We do paint events and parties for all ages! Private parties can be booked anytime. Saturday and Sunday mornings, we offer painting for all ages. Our Paint Your Pet events are very popular; we trace your pet onto canvas and teach you to paint eyes, nose, and fur. See our calendar online.
Looking for a unique experience you won’t find anywhere else? VRKADE offers superior virtual reality experiences, and the best customer service. We want you to have the best experience possible. As such, we have tailored our programs, birthday parties, and exclusive educational summer camps to fit your needs and create lasting memories. If it’s for a special occasion or just a family or group outing, visit our locations!
Keep your tween or teen active and unplugged all summer long! Youth ages 8 and up can visit all eight YMCA locations independently - no parent supervision required! If your tween or teen prefers a little structure, register for a multisport (with options), sport-specific, outdoor or overnight camp or a learn to swim, leadership, sport, or arts program. And don’t forget about our $4 Flames Friday Youth Nights and Free Calgary Flames YMCA Grade 6 Membership (valid until August 31, 2019). Visit ymcacalgary.org/programs.
Youth Central collaborates with over 100 organizations in Calgary to create hundreds of youth-approved service opportunities year-round for youth volunteers. The focus of each volunteer opportunity is to create meaningful, educational, and engaging projects. YVC is open to youth between the ages of 12 and 18.
We provide specially-designed math courses and computer programming courses to all levels of kids and teens during the summer season.
Edge School is a unique learning community, a place for students in Grades 4 to 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.
Kids 13 and older can come and ‘Wipe Out’ at North America’s largest indoor inflatable park, without parents! There is over 30,000 square feet, bursting with the most inflatable attractions under one roof including The Big Red ‘Wipe-Out’ Balls, Mechanical Bull, Meltdown Challenge, Multi-Sports Stadium, Dodgeball Arena, Volcano Climbing Wall Race, Giant Boxing Glove Wars, King of the Mountain Challenge, Multiple 30+ Foot Slides, Obstacle Courses, and More! Kids under the age of 13 require adult supervision. No cash.
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.
Are you between the ages of 13 and 29 and love music? Cpossibilities concert tickets are exclusively available to club members and a guest for only $15 a ticket.
Summer Youth Passports are back for 2019! Youth ages 12 to 17 can get active, have fun, and explore all that participating recreation facilities in Calgary have to offer in July and August. Try something different this summer!
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.
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.
carya’s youth programs focus on building a stable and responsive support network for youth and developing social and emotional skills that are critical to being a good friend, family member, and contributor to the community. We offer Groups, Seminars, and Counselling for children, youth, and their families. Fees are on a sliding scale. For more information, contact us.
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.
Our two locations offer diagnostic imaging and techniques that promote personalized treatments. We specialize in Speed, Damon, Incognito* braces, as well as Invisalign (*available at our Mission office). 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!
We are a family-centered psychology practice for children and youth ages 3 to 18. We offer child therapy for Anxiety, Depression, OCD, and other concerns. We provide psychological and educational assessments for ADHD, Learning Disability, Giftedness, Autism, Intellectual Disability, Sensory Impairments. Our written reports are reader-friendly with practical recommendations for home and school. We can provide documentation to support school enrollment, exam accommodations, individual program plans, and government programs.
Dr. Chow offers orthodontic services to children, teens, and adults. The ultimate goals are to give our patients a beautiful smile they can be proud of and a set of healthy teeth they can function with, so they can confidently welcome and conquer any endeavors they come across in the future. Want to know if orthodontic treatment is right for you and/or your loved ones? Schedule your complimentary and comprehensive orthodontic assessment with us!
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.
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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