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Summer Camps Calgary

When school lets out, it’s time for pioneer play!

Send your kids on an educational adventure like no other where they'll go back in time to experience the life of a pioneer child and discover the fun and history of the west! Heritage Park’s summer camps create wonderful memories for your child and make for a perfect holiday gift! In 2023, we're offering three summer camps:

Prairie Explorers Day Camp

Frontier Artists Day Camp

Home on the Range Overnight Camp

2023 Summer Camps Brochure

Read on below to learn more about these camps and register!

Heritage Park summer camps

2023 Summer Camps - Registration Now Open

Prairie Explorers Day Camp: Ages 6-11

Travel back in time and explore Heritage Park as a pioneer kid! Wear a historic costume and participate in games and activities to see what life was like over 100 years ago. Enjoy five days of unique experiences that you won’t find anywhere else!

 

  • Collect eggs from the hen house!
  • Make ice cream from scratch!
  • Ride a real steam train!
  • Play with old-fashioned toys!
  • Step into the pasture with our ranch animals!

 

Campers will be divided into groups based on age. Activities may vary for each group to ensure age level appropriateness.

Dates and Times

9:30 am to 4 pm

Each camp is 5 days in duration (Monday to Friday) with the exception of the July 4-7 and Aug. 8-11 camps. These are 4 days in duration (Tuesday to Friday).

  • July 4-7 (short week due to Canada Day statutory holiday)
  • July 10-14
  • July 17-21
  • July 24-28
  • July 31-Aug 4 
  • Aug. 8-11 (short week due to Heritage Day statutory holiday)
  • Aug. 14-18
  • Aug. 21-25

Price

5-day Prairie Explorers Day Camp: $315
4-day Prairie Explorers Day Camp: $252
 

Pre-care and After-care

Pre-care is available from 8:30 - 9:30 am for a fee of $45/week per participant.

After-care is available from 4 to 5 pm for a fee of $45.00/week per participant (Or $85.00/week per participant if both pre-care and after-care are required).

Pre-care and/or after-care require registration prior to camp start date.

Payment

Full payment is required at time of registration. Visa and Mastercard are accepted online.

Email Confirmation

A confirmation of your camp dates will be sent within three weeks of registration. If you do not receive your confirmation within this time, please email [email protected]

A more detailed camp information package, including behaviour policies, a participation waiver and a medical form will be sent closer to the start of camp.

Costumes

As part of the unique and historical experience of our camps, all campers are loaned a historically accurate costume that must be worn each day of camp. 

All pieces must be returned and in good condition on the last day of camp or you may be charged a damage fee.

Cancellations and Transfers

If you need to cancel your registration, Heritage Park will issue a full refund (minus a $100 administration fee) provided you cancel at least three weeks prior to the start of the booked camp. No refunds will be issued after that time.

Transfers will be permitted up to two weeks before the start of the camp, subject to availability.

We are unable to pro-rate the cost of camp if your child needs to miss any day(s).

Questions? 

Email Berrit Larsen, Education Program Specialist at [email protected] or call 403.268.8616

 

Register


Frontier Artists Day Camp: Ages 12-14

Explore Heritage Park through the eyes of a frontier artist. Wearing a historic costume, take part in art and nature activities to experience the life of Indigenous peoples and pioneers in the early west. 

  • Sketch nature and wildlife at the Bissett Wetlands!
  • Try needle-felting and dyeing using natural materials!
  • Learn the art of Métis beading!
  • Visit an antique printing press and make your own art print!
  • Display your favorite creation at an art exhibition!

Dates and Times

9:30 am to 4 pm

Each camp is 5 days in duration (Monday to Friday) with the exception of the July 4-7 and Aug. 8-11 camps. These are 4 days in duration (Tuesday to Friday).

  • July 4-7 (short week due to Canada Day statutory holiday)
  • July 10-14
  • July 17-21
  • July 24-28
  • July 31-Aug 4 
  • Aug. 8-11 (short week due to Heritage Day statutory holiday)
  • Aug. 14-18

Price

5-day Frontier Artists Day Camp: $315
4-day Frontier Artists Day Camp: $252

Pre-care and After-care

Pre-care is available from 8:30 - 9:30 am for a fee of $45.00/week per participant.

After-care is available from 4 to 5 pm for a fee of $45.00/week per participant (Or $85.00/week per participant if both pre-care and after-care are required).

Pre-care and/or after-care require registration prior to camp start date.

Payment

Full payment is required at time of registration. Visa and Mastercard are accepted online.

Email Confirmation

A confirmation of your camp dates will be sent within three weeks of registration. If you do not receive your confirmation within this time, please email [email protected]

A more detailed camp information package, including behaviour policies, a participation waiver and a medical form will be sent closer to the start of camp.

Costumes

As part of the unique and historical experience of our camps, all campers are loaned a historically accurate costume that must be worn each day of camp. 

All pieces must be returned and in good condition on the last day of camp or you may be charged a damage fee.

Cancellations and Transfers

If you need to cancel your registration, Heritage Park will issue a full refund (minus a $100 administration fee) provided you cancel at least three weeks prior to the start of the booked camp. No refunds will be issued after that time.

Transfers will be permitted up to two weeks before the start of the camp, subject to availability.

We are unable to pro-rate the cost of camp if your child needs to miss any day(s).

Questions? 

Email Berrit Larsen, Education Program Specialist at [email protected] or call 403.268.8616

 

Register


Home on the Range Overnight Camp: Ages 12-15

Live like a true pioneer in our overnight camp program. You will have so much fun that you won’t want to leave, and for 5 full days you won’t have to! You and your new friends will be immersed in the past from sunrise to sunset…and beyond! Go behind the scenes of Heritage Park in a way few people ever experience. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime!

  • Sleep in the Burns' Barn bunkhouse!
  • Tour Heritage Park after dark!
  • Cook on a wood-burning stove!
  • Hammer steel at Flett's Blacksmith Shop!
  • Feed the farm animals!
  • Sing-along at the campfire!

Dates and Times

Home on the Range begins at 9 am on Monday

Home on the Range ends on Friday at 4 pm

Each camp is 5 days in duration (Monday to Friday) with the exception of the July 4-7 and Aug. 8-11 camps. These are 4 days in duration (Tuesday to Friday).

  • July 4-7 (short week due to Canada Day statutory holiday)
  • July 10-14
  • July 17-21
  • July 24-28
  • July 31-Aug 4 
  • Aug. 8-11 (short week due to Heritage Day statutory holiday)
  • Aug. 14-18

Price

5-day Home on the Range Overnight Camp: $598 + GST
4-day Home on the Range Overnight Camp: $478 + GST

Payment

Full payment is required at time of registration. Visa and Mastercard are accepted online.

Email Confirmation

A confirmation of your camp dates will be sent within three weeks of registration. If you do not receive your confirmation within this time, please email [email protected]

A more detailed camp information package, including behaviour policies, a participation waiver and a medical form will be sent closer to the start of camp.

Costumes

As part of the unique and historical experience of our camps, all campers are loaned a historically accurate costume that must be worn each day of camp. 

All pieces must be returned and in good condition on the last day of camp or you may be charged a damage fee.

Cancellations and Transfers

If you need to cancel your registration, Heritage Park will issue a full refund (minus a $100 administration fee) provided you cancel at least three weeks prior to the start of the booked camp. No refunds will be issued after that time.

Transfers will be permitted up to two weeks before the start of the camp, subject to availability.

We are unable to pro-rate the cost of camp if your child needs to miss any day(s).

Questions? 

Email Berrit Larsen, Education Program Specialist at [email protected] or call 403.268.8616

 

Register


 

Calgary Summer Camp Contact Information

Education Department
[email protected]
403.268.8618

Heritage Park Historical Village
1900 Heritage Drive SW  
Calgary, AB Canada T2V 2X3

 

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