Active Kids Summer Camps 2016 : Page 2

S ummer camp is an important experience in a child’s life to discover, explore, create and play. Camp can open their minds to new ideas while building useful skills for the future. Most important, the spirit of play is seen throughout our camp programming, letting kids be kids while they make new friends and explore what they love to do! the campus, our different program areas and the university experience. Our instructors are specialized in their fields and passionate about what they teach. From varsity coaches to student teachers, our staff love what they do! Helpful tips ► Look through the guide with your child – there may be a new camp that is perfect for them! ► Choose a camp that your child is interested in – they will learn more and be more engaged. ► Try something new! We have so many unique camps with activities your kids might not have tried. They could find a new passion! The university experience At the University of Calgary, we have 11 different camps that offer more than 70 diverse and unique programs designed with your kids in mind. From sports to science, the arts to the great outdoors, we have a summer camp for everyone. University of Calgary Summer Camps are the perfect way to introduce your child to BY TYPE OF CAMP: This guide is divided into the following sections: Design Camp ..............................18 Budding builders and young city planners can explore architecture in this design camp led by graduate students in the Faculty of Environmental Design. Minds in Motion ...........................4 These camps make science come alive! Girls-only science camps are also offered. Vet Camp ....................................18 Get hands-on experience working with live animals, showcasing the variety in a veterinarian’s day! Mini University ............................ 5 Whether your child enjoys sports, the performing arts, science, art or building with LEGO®, we offer camps for everyone in your family! Director’s Cut .............................19 Kids get the reel experience of making their own movies and stop-motion films. Dinos Sports .................................8 The best coaching available to your young athlete, with an emphasis on individual skill development. Computer Camps .......................20 Learn how to make your own video games this summer, or delve into the ins and outs of electronics for young inventors. Cochrane Gymnastics Camps ..... 9 Kids will flip for these exciting camps! Build strong basic skills in our gym at the Spray Lake Sawmills Recreation Centre in Cochrane. Youth Triathlon...........................21 Trained coaches teach young athletes proper swimming, biking and running techniques. Aquatic Camps ...........................10 Dive into our Red Cross Summer Series and spend a week training to be a Lifeguard, Assistant Lifeguard, Swimming Instructor or Assistant Swimming Instructor. Feature: Kids step up fitness......22 U of C campers hit Heart and Stroke Foundation’s step-counting targets according to study. Outdoor Camps ......................... 12 This summer, go outside and play! Our experts from the Calgary Outdoor Centre introduce your kids to a variety of fun outdoor adventure. CAMPS BY GRADE.......................23 Check Page 23 for a full list of the camp selection charts divided by grade. Racquet Camps ..........................17 Swing, toss, serve, swerve, run and have fun on the court this summer! Learn proper technique and tricks of the trade. CAMPS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER.........................................24 Check Page 24 for a full list of camp selection charts divided by week. 2 Illustrations by Twyla Dawn Yacyshyn SUMMER 2016 Register Now! www.ucalgary.ca/camps or phone (403) 220-7749

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