Whether you need childcare during spring break or looking for some family fun activities, Calgary has a lot of options! Check out these great events and camps with links to read more or register for camps!
Sunridge Shopping Center Spring Break
Monday, March 23: Face Painting and Glitter Tattoos
Tuesday, March 24: Circus School – Learn to Hula Hoop, Use Diablo Sticks and Plate Spinning
Wednesday, March 25: Balloon Artists
Thursday, March 26: Cookie Decorating and Storytelling with a Disney Princess
Friday, March 27: Magic Show and Henna Art Tattoos
Spring Ralley in the Alley – Heritage Park’s Gasoline Alley Museum
You can try your hand at the executive auto-golf course or run the bases in the On the Ball game. Maybe you’d like to relax and do a little fishing at the indoor pond or complete the early bird treasure hunt.
When: March 20 – 29, 2020
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Gasoline Alley Museum, Heritage Park
Address: 1900 Heritage Dr. SW, Calgary, AB
Cineplex March Movie Breaks
Each weekday during the week of spring break, March 23 – 27, 2020, there will be FOUR March Break Family Favourites showing at participating theatres. (Be sure to check your local theatre before you go.)
When: March 23 – 27, 2020
Time: Generally around 11 am – check before going
Where: Select Cineplex theatres in Calgary
Toys R Us
Toys R Us has something planned for every day of March break, from March 23 – 27, 2020! Events run from 1 – 3 pm…Hey, CSSD! The Cross Iron location has these events running from April 13 – 17, 2020.
When: March 23 – 27, 2020
Time: 1 – 3 pm, while supplies last
Where: Participating Toys R Us locations
Explore Creativity with DIY Crafts and Painting
Your budding artists will love the Maker’s Camps at Pinnovate! Children ages 5 and up are taught painting and crafting techniques while being guided by one of the studio’s resident artists. A unique and personalized DIY art project will be brought home each camp day. Don’t worry if you did this camp last year, this year’s project lineup is all brand new.
Camps will be running for 3 weeks, March 23-27, March 30-April 3rd, and April 13th-April 17th. There is a maximum cap of 15 campers per session. The Weekly cost is $260 for camp 9:00 am-12:00 pm.
Good to know: Lunch is included in the camp fees and includes gluten-free and vegan options.
Register Here: https://ca.verlocal.com/pages/payment_page?listing_id=46756
Fun at the YMCA
The YMCA camps are a fun smorgasbord of kids’ activities including sports activities, swimming, songs, art, games and both indoor/outdoor play. Some camps even include formal swimming lessons. Spring break camps are running at all eight YMCA locations in Calgary from March 23-27 and April 12-17 so, regardless of where you live in the city, you can be sure to find a location reasonably close by. Plus, free before and after camp care (beginning at 7:30 am and ending at 5:30 pm) is available for children ages 3 to 13 years old who are attending YMCA day camps.
Good to know: The YMCA camps are also available on a daily basis to accommodate the needs of families who might not want to commit to a full week of day camp.
Hip Hop Dance
Learn the art (and history) of Breaking, Popping, Locking, Hip Hop, Choreography and House at centrally located PULSE Studios. Spring break camps are being offered for kids ages 8-12 years and 12 years and up from March 23 – 27 only. The dance camp week ends with a studio sharing, where friends and family are invited to see a showcase of the campers and what they learned during their time at the studio. Before and after care are being offered (for an additional fee) beginning at 8:00 am and ending at 5:15 pm.
Register Here: https://www.pulsestudios.ca/spring-dance-camps
Tumble, Bounce and Gymnastics
Burn some Energy at Kyle Shewfelt Gymnastics’ where your 4-12-year-olds can participate in a full line up of gymnastics (structured circuits and free time), crafts, snacks, games, scavenger hunts, and dancing! There are plenty of care options available between March 23 – 27, including full days, half days, and even single days (single day availability is limited). Complimentary before and after care is available beginning at 8:30 am and ending at 4:30 pm.
Good to know: Special early bird pricing is available until March 1. Also, additional children from the same family receive a 5% discount.
Science Center Experiments Camp
TELUS Spark is a wonderful facility inspiring all things ‘science’. With fun camp themes like ‘All About Animals’, ‘Spark Science Superheroes’, ‘Mission Projectile’, ‘Budding Botanists’, ‘Fashion Design’ and ‘Lego and Clay Stop Motion Animation’, your kids are sure to feel inspired by the fascinating hands-on activities and experiments they’ll get to try. In addition, campers also receive supervised gallery exploration time as well as admission to a Dome Theatre show. Complimentary before and after camp care is available beginning at 8:00 am and ending at 5:00 pm. Camps are offered during the March 23-27 break as well as the April 13-17 break.
Good to know: If you are a Gold or Ignite Member, you can receive 10% off your camp fees!
Zoo Keeper Camps
The Calgary Zoo is offering spring break camps for children in grades one through six, and working parents will appreciate the extended before/after camp times beginning at 7:30 am and ending at 5:00 pm (additional fees do apply for both of these options). Their programming line up includes natural world themed activities, games, crafts, stories, interpretive programs and animal visits (all camps include an opportunity to meet &/or touch a smaller animal).
Good to know: Want a break from making lunches? Don’t miss selecting the ‘lunch option’ when you register. It’s available for $74.75/week. Also, don’t forget, Engage and Inspire Members receive a 10% discount off of camps.
Sportball is a high-energy program that includes fun and exciting games along with skill-based sports play. This is a perfect program for active kids, ages 3-9 years, or kids who are easily bored. Preschoolers learn sports-skills appropriate for their developmental ability, while school-aged kids are offered a program that encourages natural athleticism. Coaches always work to keep the mood fun, supportive and non-competitive. Sportball is offering half-day, Multi-Sport camps throughout the city for spring break.
Good to know: If you aren’t sure about the program, or just want to learn more, you can register your child for a FREE trial class through their website.
Register Here: https://www.sportball.ca/calgary/program-schedules/calgary/
Camps for Kids Grades 1-12 at SAIT
There is literally something for everyone at SAIT’s Spring Break camps. Whether your camper is interested in sports, literacy, science or superheroes, kids from grades 1-6 are sure to have a blast at SAIT’s themed camps. For kiddos who love learning in a hands-on way, there are also STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) camps that incorporate experiments, coding and more. For kids in grades 7-12, there’s even a camp where aspiring welders can learn to use a MIG welder to learn a variety of techniques that will help them to create the skeleton of a dinosaur!
Good to know: Complimentary before and after care is available from 7:30-9:00 am and 4:00-5:30 pm. There is also a lunch program available at an additional cost.