Keeping kids entertained during the summer can mean a lot of things – for us, it includes a mix of day trips, of ‘free time’ playing with friends, and summer camp. City of Edmonton summer Daycamps are high-quality, educational and fun experiences for children in Edmonton – and the best part? There are hundreds of camps available for local children and youth.
Available for children between two and a half to seventeen, camp activities include everything from fine and visual arts, sports, science, history and outdoor skills. With so many options, where do you start?
Using MyRecGuide, parents can target Daycamps throughout the city to make the whole, ‘getting there’ even easier. Camps can be chosen based on close proximity to work or home, or through the popular camps located at city attractions, like recreation centres, river valley parks or through the neighbourhoods across Edmonton.
In addition to choosing camps based on location, parents can create a personalized summer Daycamp guide, sorting camps by age, location and theme, creating a customized listing of camps, making it easier to tailor the guide to the child’s interests.
Using our customized guide, we found 166 local camps that were in the locations we desired, for the specific ages of our children. To narrow this number down even further, we could choose specific themes of summer camps, or find one in our own neighbourhood.
Our Favourite City of Edmonton Kids Camp Picks
Jurassic World | Journey back in time to when dinosaurs ruled the world! We’ll explore the University of Alberta Paleontology Museum examine real dinosaur fossils experiment with preserving our own tracks and even create our own mini volcano. We’ll make our own small ‘meteoroids’ and analyse the effects of their impact the ground. To finish up the week we’ll go to Jurassic Forest to experience life-sized dinosaurs as they move and rumble!
Rock Paper Scissors | In this one-of-a-kind program participants will create their own colorful characters and scenes. Then using stop motion technology video cameras lap top computers and their imagination they’ll bring things to life in their own Blockbuster stop motion film! Early drop-off and late pick-up available.
Splashy Art Camp | Register today in this splashy week of fun. Participants’ creative energies are maximized with various visual and performing arts activities. Then it’s off to the swimming pool to refresh those creative juices. This camp is sure to keep the kids ‘cool’ in and out of the pool.
Little Top Circus | Come clown around at this neighbourhood camp filled with circus adventures! Participants will play crazy carnival games, sing silly songs, make creative crafts and end the week with a parade! Come one, come all!
With so many different themes of camps to choose from, and the fact that camps are available throughout the city of Edmonton, you’re bound to find a program that’s going to get your children active, and interested. Find your custom camp guide more at www.edmonton.ca/daycamps.