Local Summer Day Camps for Kids

May 17th, 2012 by rca_admin Leave a reply »

Kim Firmston sends the following info about local summer day camps for kids. Thanks Kim!

Summer day camps abound in this city. Some are really, really good too. But what if you want quality programing for your child AND something local? Luckily there is a plethora of excellent Day Camps to be found right in the Inglewood/Ramsay area.

4Cats Arts Studio

4Cats Arts Studio (1222 9th Ave. SE.) has half day camps for children from ages 3 to 15 years all summer long. If your kid likes mixing it up with paint, clay, and ink, this is the perfect place for them. Camps range from $175.00 – $250.00 depending on the subject and one time workshops cost $15.00 -$ 25.00. Check them out at www.4cats.com/Inglewood or call (403) 206-0110 for more information.

Park ‘n Play and Stay ‘n Play

Park ‘n Play and Stay ‘n Play is a free drop-in child care program run by the City of Calgary for 3-5 year olds (parent attending) and 6 and up (not parented). This year they can be found at the Inglewood Community Hall – 1740 24th Avenue Southeast from Jul 30– Aug 3

(See the City of Calgary’s website for more information on this program).

DramAntics Theatre Camp

DramAntics Theatre Camp located at the Alexandra Centre in Inglewood at 922 9 Avenue SE (upstairs in the Rose Room). For the week of July 30 – Aug. 4, kids aged 9-16 will write a play, create the set, make the costumes, become the actors, and put it all on stage at the Calgary Fringe Festival on the day of Sun Fest. The cost is $235.00 for the week for local residents ($260.00 – Non-Residents).

To register call 403-269-5588, e-mail info@alexandracentresociety.org, or drop in at The Alexandra Centre during office hours.

Reality Is Optional Kids’ Writing Club Day Camp

Reality Is Optional Kids’ Writing Club Day Camp is camp the way you want it. Children ages 7-17 will spend a week playing with their WORDS by doing commercials, five second movies, genre writing, poetry, role playing games, word art, and anything else they can dream up. Offered by the Alexandra Writers Centre Society, this camp is found in the lower level of the Alexandra Building at 922 9 Avenue SE.

Week one runs Aug 7-10 (4 days) and costs $70.00.

Week two runs Aug 27 – 31 (five days) and costs $85.00.

Or your child can registerfor drop in for $20.00 per day on either of those weeks.

To register or for more info visit www.alexandrawriters.org and look under what we offer, then go to courses or call 403-264-4730.

For more information on the Reality Is Optional Kids’ Writing Club go to www.realityisoptional.weebly.com

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, located at 2425 9 Ave S.E, runs week long Nature Discovery Camps all summer for kids aged 6-12. Kids will discover, investigate and explore nature as they learn how to become stewards of the parks systems.

Pre and post care is available for a fee, call 403-268-3800 to register.

Fort Calgary

Fort Calgary (750 – 9th Avenue SE) has full day and half day camps throughout the summer for kids aged 5-13 focused on Alberta history. Kids will get to dress in period costumes and learn about the NWMP or what it was like to be a settler in early Calgary.

For more information visit, www.fortcalgary.com or call 403-290-1875.

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