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Summer Sun, Something to be Done

July 3, 2019

As summer dawns, the school-age kids are back in the house. For working parents, this can be overwhelming, and even expensive with the upwards cost of childcare. Luckily, Southern Alberta has a lot to offer. There are camps for nearly any level of activity. Here, we’ve broken down a few of those camps and what’s included:

VRKADE virtual reality summer camp

VRKADE Inc. was started in Lethbridge, Alta. and now has locations across Western Canada. As Canada’s very first VR summer camp, VRKADE has the unique opportunity to bring the education to the children. Hosted in July, the camp will feature weeklong immersive classes including history, biology, science, astronomy, STEM and VR moviemaking. It will provide children the opportunity to learn and engage in a new and innovative way, all while staying in the city itself. 

Lethbridge College and University of Lethbridge summer camps

The university and college have an excellent and diverse schedule for their summer camps. Kids have a ton of options from these two institutions, including a young women’s yoga practice, and classes in video game creation, sports, technology, science, leadership, engineering, computer coding and more.

Lethbridge Sports Council sports camps

There are a variety of sports camps to choose from this summer, including gymnastics, volleyball, martial arts and synchronized swimming. This is a great opportunity for kids to get exercise, learn a new skill, and perhaps even pick up a new passion. 

Christian summer camps

Crowsnest Lake Bible Camp and Southern Alberta Bible Camp SABC, are two bible camps in Southern Alberta dedicated to growing a Christ-centred community in our youth.

Crowsnest camp is a free summer camp near the crowsnest pass with weeks dedicated to varying age groups. This camp encourages outdoor activity and teaches kids about faith, friendship, outdoor survival, hiking, archery and more. 

SABC is another Christian bible camp with options for financial aid for those who have concerns about cost. The camp also has varying age groups and activities, and engages children with sports, social games, and even photography. 

These camps are uniquely engaging and offer busy, fulfilling weeks. You can read more on their individual websites to learn about their mission values. With these, and many more in mind, we hope you have a fun and fulfilling summer that keeps the kids busy, and gives you the time you need to enjoy (and survive) the next two months.