Calgary: 2017 Camps

Calgary’s Exciting 2017 STEM Summer Camps have arrived!

STEM Learning Lab offers hands-on, creative summer camps that enable all participants to tinker with technology and have fun while they learn new  skills and make new friends!

Check out our exciting Summer Camp Roster:

Click here for ages 5-8

Click here for ages 8-14

Click here for ages 10-16

*Our camps run from 9:00-3:00 daily. Before and After Care are available for a drop in fee of $5.00.

Scroll down for details.


Summer Camps for Ages 5-8

Full STEAM Ahead! Clay, Play and 3D Art Summer Camp
Ages 5-8
Tuesday, July 4th – Friday, July 7th (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Location: 7615 17th Avenue SW, Calgary

This fun, hands-on summer camp offers an extraordinary, design-oriented children’s art studio that focuses on developing and improving children’s fine motor skills and increasing their creative expressiveness and artistic capabilities by exploring the art of clay modeling and clay animation. Campers will also learn about origami and will 3D printing with toothpaste! This engaging and creative camp fosters creativity, curiosity and collaboration.
https://full-steam-clay-play-3d-art-summer-camp-jul-4-7.eventbrite.ca

 

Outdoor Science and Adventure Summer Camp
Ages 5-8
Monday, July 10th – Friday, July 14th (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Location: 7615 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Our little scientists and adventurers will have a great week as they play games, make a bug research station, go on nature and listening walks, build a teepee and even make smores! Activities may include building your own volcano, doing oil and water experiments, learning about light, and creating giant bubbles! Campers will learn about the basics of GPS and mapping as they explore the outdoors, do bud research, play games and do various crafts. This camps fosters curiosity and sparks a passion for science while building social and spatial skills.
https://outdoor-science-adventure-summer-camp-jul-10-14.eventbrite.ca

 

Little Engineers and Makers Summer Camp
Ages 5-8
Monday, July 17th – Friday, July 21st (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Location: 7615 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
In this program, our little campers will express their creativity as they design, create and build their things in their world from using high and low-tech solutions. Campers will engage in playful challenges like (a) making their own life-size animals and bring them to life using simple technology, and designing and (b) building the tallest tower using different resources and tools. This camp fosters pre-engineering skills like creativity, problem solving, and design through hands-on play.
https://little-engineers-maker-summer-camp-jul-17-21.eventbrite.ca

 

“We Do Bots” Summer Camp! (with Lego WeDo Robotics)
Ages 5-8
Monday, July 17th – Friday, July 21st (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Location: 7615 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
In this camp, our little campers will play and learning with Lego WeDo Construction kits.  They will work as young scientists, engineers, and mathematicians to build robots that engage different core elements of coding and simple machines, while solving simple challenges. In one project, campers will explore and compare bugs and robots so they can create their own “Bug Bots”. This highly engaging camp builds early STEM and spatial skills. This camp builds art and spatial skills as while fostering a love of science, exploration and nature.
https://we-do-bots-lego-summer-camp-jul-17-21.eventbrite.ca

 

Young Explorers: Pirate Treasure Summer Camp
Ages 5-8
Monday, July 31 – Friday, August 4 (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Location: 7615 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Have you ever wanted to be a pirate? Join us to travel the world and seek buried treasure! Discover basic geography as we learn about the world around us. Explore latitude and longitude (why is it hotter at the equator?), learn how to use a map, and search for gold in a pirate scavenger hunt!
https://young-explorers-pirates-summer-camp-jul-31-aug-4.eventbrite.ca

 

Full STEAM Ahead “Art, Drama and Tech Mash-Up” Summer Camp
Ages 5 – 8
Tuesday, August 8 – Friday, August 11 (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Location: 7615 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Do you love art, drama, and making things? Come create a unique production in this four-day camp! Using STEAM (STEM + Art), incorporate technology into your own art, costumes, and music. At the end of the week, bring all your creations together in a short play for family and friends!
https://diy-drama-summer-camp-aug-8-11.eventbrite.ca

 

Junior Coding and Digital Stories Summer Camp with Scratch Jr. 
Ages 5 – 8
Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 18 (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Location: 7615 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Do you like creating stories and games? Come learn to code your own! Using ScratchJr, build your own scenes and characters and bring them to life through interactive stories and games. Learn the basics of problem-solving and coding through visual programming blocks. Best of all, since ScratchJr is a free app, you can keep working on your project at home even after the camp is over!
https://coding-creations-scratchjr-summer-camp-aug-14-18.eventbrite.ca

 

Jr. Robot Academy – SOLD OUT!
Ages 5 – 8
Monday, August 21 – Friday, August 25 (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Location: 7615 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Do you love robots and have a sense of adventure? Join us to build and program your own robot! Work with your friends to make your robot play games, complete quests, and overcome obstacles. Learn valuable problem-solving skills while designing your robot to meet each challenge.
https://jr-robot-academy-summer-camp-aug-21-25.eventbrite.ca

 

Summer Camps for Ages 8-14

Minecraft Mania: Coding and Gaming Summer Camp – SOLD OUT!
Ages 8-14
Tuesday, July 4 – Friday, July 7 (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Location: 4330 16 Street SW, Calgary
Calling all Minecraft enthusiasts! Do you love video games and playing with friends? Come create your own castle and challenge your friends in a quest for survival! In our week-long summer camp, build your world and overcome obstacles with limited resources. Design and customize your very own character and build redstone circuits to learn about electricity. Take the fun off-screen with real-life building and games, and try your friends’ creations at the end of the week in the ultimate gaming tournament! No experience necessary.
https://minecraft-mania-summer-camp-jul-4-7.eventbrite.ca

 

Bot Buddies: Build and Code Your Own Robot – SOLD OUT!
Ages 8-14
Tuesday, July 4 – Friday, July 7 (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Location: 4330 – 16th Street SW, Calgary
What if you had a robot who listened to your every command? This summer, create your own in our week-long camp! Design, build, and program a humanoid robot to tackle an environmental challenge or dance to your favourite song. Your new friend can respond to your voice, have a conversation, see colours, and even recognize your face! Learn about coding, electronics, and engineering while designing your ideal bot buddy.
https://bot-buddies-summer-camp-jul-4-7.eventbrite.ca

 

Hackers Unite! “Code Your Own Video Game” Summer Camp – SOLD OUT!
Ages 8-14
Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14 (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Location: 4330 – 16th Street SW, Calgary
Don’t just play a game. Build one! In this week-long camp, learn valuable coding skills to create your very own game. Use Scratch, Python, Swift Playground, or MIT App Inventor to build an app, music program, arcade game – it’s up to you! Unleash your creativity as you learn the basics of computer science and transform your vision into real games and apps.
https://hackers-unite-summer-camp-jul-10-14.eventbrite.ca

 

Creepy Creatures: Bugs and Robot Mash-Up Summer Camp
Ages 8-14
Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21 (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Location: 4330 16 Street SW, Calgary
What do you get when an insect meets a robot? A hexapod! Learn about insects, coding, design, and robotics to build your own creepy creature! Will you make it attack, dance, or talk? It’s up to you! Discover how to code monstrous moves and program your robot to respond to voice and colour. Amaze your family and friends when you showcase your crawling creation in a filmed dance-off at the end of the week.
https://creepy-creatures-summer-camp-jul-17-21.eventbrite.ca

 

Robot Wars and Games Summer Camp – SOLD OUT!
Ages 8-14
Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28 (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Location: 4330 – 16th Street SW, Calgary
Do you love robots and have a passion for adventure? Then this is the perfect camp for you! Build, wire, and program your own robot to compete in various games and even to do battle! You will customize your robot to complete an obstacle course, win a soccer game, and even challenge another robot in an ultimate robot fight! Learn valuable skills in coding, problem-solving, and engineering while designing your robot to meet every challenge.
https://robot-wars-games-summer-camp-jul-24-28.eventbrite.ca

 

Hackers Unite! “Code Your Own Video Game” Summer Camp
Ages 8-14
Monday, July 31 – Friday, August 4 (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Location: 7615 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Don’t just play a game. Build one! In this week-long camp, learn valuable coding skills to create your very own game. Use Scratch, Python, Swift Playground, or MIT App Inventor to build an app, music program, arcade game – it’s up to you! Unleash your creativity as you learn the basics of computer science and transform your vision into real games and apps.
https://hackers-unite-summer-camp-jul-31-aug-4.eventbrite.ca

 

Robot Wars and Games Summer Camp
Ages 8-14
Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 18 (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Location: 7615 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Do you love robots and have a passion for adventure? Then this is the perfect camp for you! Build, wire, and program your own robot to compete in games and battles. Customize your bot to complete an obstacle course, win a soccer game, and even challenge another robot in an ultimate robot fight! Learn valuable skills in coding, problem-solving, and engineering while designing your robot to meet every challenge.
https://robot-wars-games-summer-camp-aug-14-18.eventbrite.ca

 

Mindstorm Alien Invasion Summer Camp
Ages 8-14
Monday, August 21 – Friday, August 25 (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Location: 7615 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
An alien invasion is imminent! It is time to prepare your Bot for Battle! Using Lego Mindstorm Robots, you will design, build, and program your very own alien defence robot. Participants will learn valuable skills in coding and programming, the engineering design process, and building mechanics as they create to a robot that will be able to see and shoot aliens to save our planet! In this creative engineering camp, the future is in your hands!
https://mindstorm-madness-summer-camp-aug-21-25.eventbrite.ca

 

 

Summer Camps for Ages 10-16

Minecraft Mania: Coding and Gaming Summer Camp
Ages 10 to 16
Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28 (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Location: 4330 – 16th Street SW, Calgary
Want to create your own game within Minecraft? Take your skills to the next level and build your own customized Minecraft world with real Java code! In our week-long summer camp, learn to create ‘mods’ that control how your Minecraft game behaves and responds. Battle zombies and creepers on your own terms by crafting custom code with software from Code Kingdoms! While no Minecraft experience is required, this camp is recommended for students with prior coding experience or strong computer skills.
https://minecraft-modding-summer-camp-jul-24-28.eventbrite.ca

 

Minecraft: Modding Through Coding Summer Camp – SOLD OUT!
Ages 10 to 16
Monday, August 21 – Friday, August 25 (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Location: 7615 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Want to create your own game within Minecraft? Take your skills to the next level and build your own customized Minecraft world with real Java code! In our week-long summer camp, learn to create ‘mods’ that control how your Minecraft game behaves and responds. Battle zombies and creepers on your own terms by crafting custom code with software from Code Kingdoms! While no Minecraft experience is required, this camp is recommended for students with prior coding experience or strong computer skills.
https://minecraft-modding-summer-camp-aug-21-25.eventbrite.ca

 

Important information:

Camps begin at 9:00 am and end at 3:00 pm. All campers should bring a nut-free lunch and snacks along with a water bottle. We will enjoy outside playtime in the mornings and afternoons (weather permitting), so please dress accordingly.

Need to drop off your child early or pick them up later? No problem! We now offer care for all participants before and after camp hours:

  • Early drop-off: $5.00 per morning (between 7:30-9:00 am)
  • Late pick-up: $5.00 per afternoon (between 3:00-4:30 pm)

 

           
            

 

Our summer camps are open to students from all schools and are offered in partnership with Rundle College Society. We extend our warmest thanks to the Rundle community for their continual support and collaboration.