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Summer Camp SuperGuide 2020

There are so many camps to choose from in our city, province and surrounding provinces. From pre-schoolers to teens, half day, full day and sleep away. You are sure to find camps that suit your childs personality and interests. Read through all the camps information below to learn about some of the best camps out there!

DAY CAMPS

RESIDENT CAMPS

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DAYCAMPS:

Playmore Day Camp

Playmore Day Camp offers opportunities for cottage owners and Kenora residents looking at short term summer camp activities. The day camp is geared to children, four- 12 years, who experience the magic of camp and still return home each evening! They have the best of both worlds - a camp community which is built exclusively for kids and their own home which provides the security they need and quality time in the summer with their families. The success of our campers is centered on age-specific groups, experienced and well-trained staff, and our wide variety of activities. We provide activities like swimming, arts & crafts, archery, canoeing, kayaking, ropes course, sports, games, and group initiative activities. We also offer Friday lunch cook-outs and the occasional outing. Through hands-on activities, careful supervision and low counselor to camper ratios, Playmore Day Camp builds self-esteem, provides an excellent opportunity for individual growth and offers a safe and enjoyable summer alternative for children. We also offer a CIT (counselor in training) program for 13 ñ 15 year olds seeking advanced leadership programs within a day camp environment. Some sessions are full.

For further information, please contact the BB Camp office.


Assiniboine Park Zoo Camp

It's an Adventure they can get their hands on!

Summer Camp at Assiniboine Park Zoo is perfect for children 5 to 12 years of age who love animals, nature, art, and spending time outdoors. Campers will enjoy fun-filled summer days exploring the Park and Zoo and learning about animals and nature while making new friends.

Weekly camps in July and August alternate between two themes that give children the chance to experience the Zoo in a whole new way. This year's themes are:

  • The Lost Tales
  • The Magic of Nature

Daily activities include a hands-on animal experience, and a trip to either the Polar Playground at the Zoo or the Nature Playground in the Park. Each week, campers will also enjoy a behind the scenes Zoo experience, discover the benefits of animal enrichment, and a private chat with an animal care professional.

While there is so much to see and do at the Zoo, campers will also venture out into Assiniboine Park to explore the gardens, forests, Riley Family Duck Pond, and other attractions. Each day brings a new adventure!

Campers are divided into four age groups. The daily schedule and activities are tailored to be age-appropriate and encourage positive social interactions among campers. Register your child for one of the four age groups:

  • Cubs (age 5)
  • Polar Bears (age 6-7)
  • Jr. Keeper (age 8-9)
  • Jr. Researcher (age 10-12)

Space is limited and many weeks sold out early last summer. Registration now open. Register early to avoid disappointment!

Are you a Park and Zoo Member? Members enjoy unlimited Zoo admissions and save 10% on all camps and other education programs at Assiniboine Park and Zoo. Visit the Assiniboine Park and Zoo websites for more information.


Summer 2020 with Mad Science

Discover the draw of Mad Science in the summer at your local community center. Mad Science engages children in scientific explorations that are so much fun children will forget they're learning! Each of our camps are one week of hands-on science fun.

The following is a description of the camp themes:

Extreme Science Camp
Here at Mad Science weíre looking forward to bringing back our original Science camp. This is the camp that made summer an exciting time for our budding Mad Scientists. Each day has its own theme from Heat (with humongous solar balloon to solar ovens to cotton candy) to Ice (of course Dry Ice and to top it off we make ice-cream without a machine!) and Bugs; join us on a bug safari and the campers design a bug habitat. And on the final day we have a spectacular rocket launch...parents welcome. In addition, each camper will make his/her own rocket to take home and launch! (Under supervision, of course.) Recommended for children 6-12 years old.

Red Hot Robots Camp
At our camp Red Hot Robots, each camper will build their own robot and take it home at the end of the week! On top of that we will be looking at different aspects of robot ëlifeí such as learning to walk like a robot, articulating ëgrippersí to lift things and the concept of ëcentre of gravityí. In addition we will gain new understandings of the Mad Science workshops ëMachinesí, as well as circuits and electricity. This is a great camp for kids interested in these related subjects as well as games and activities associated with them. Campers must be at least 7 years or older for our Red Hot Robots camp because of the manual dexterity robot building demands.

Register online at our website.


Manitoba Children's Museum Summer Day Camps

The Children's Museum's Summer Day Camps are about fun experiences where kids are safe and empowered. Our goal is to help build kids' physical well-being, nurture their creative energy and develop their intellectual potential. Each day of our action-packed summer includes themed activities, play time in the galleries, movement and physical activity, quieter times at our learning centres, team building, small group activities and creative pursuits. There will also be visits from special guests and field trips.

Registration Details: 2020 Summer Day Camp registration is now open. Call 204-924-4014 for further information or register online.


Rady JCC Summer Day Camps
July 6 - September 4, 2020

Registration Opens February 19 (Members - In Person Only)
February 26 (Open to All)

  • Safe, Caring Environment
  • Camps for ages 3-teens
  • Free Pre & Post Camp Care
  • Integrated Camps
  • Low Camper/Counselor Ratio
  • Lunch & Snack Options
  • Daily Swimming
  • Inclusion Camps for Teens
  • Manitoba Camping Association Accreditation

NEW - Rady Rewards.Day Camp Dollars
Purchase 5 camps or more per family in a single transaction and receive a 10% voucher of the value of your purchase to be used towards additional Summer Day Camps registrations, Lunch Options, Drop Ins.

Shemesh Camps
Ages 3-5
Full and half day camps available with everything for the little ones. From arts and crafts to active games, swimming, story time, music and everything in between.

Ruach Camps
Ages 6-7 (Entering Grades 1 and 2)
Weekly Themes

  • The Rady Gallery
  • Cooking/Sports Fusion
  • Rady JCC Olympics
  • Taste of Rady
  • Mystery Camp
  • Science/Sports Mania Combo & More

Keshet Camps
Ages 8-12 (Entering Grades 3-6)
Camp Highlights:

  • Amazing Rady Race
  • Culinary Olympics
  • Dance Battle
  • Imagination Studio
  • The Next Star
  • Cake Wars & More

Adamah (Teen Leadership Camp for youth entering grades 7 & 8)
Session 1 July 13-24
Session 2 August 17-28

Inclusion Camps for Teens/Young Adults
Teen Plus Connection Camp July 13 - 24
Teen Plus Connection Camp Extra August 17 - 21


Manitoba Museum Discovery Day Camps!

Learning, excitement, exploration, and discovery happen every day during Manitoba Museum Summer Day Camps. Kids enjoy hands-on science and immersive history activities, tour our Ultimate Dinosaurs blockbuster exhibition, and go on field trips during their week-long adventure. From July 6 to September 4 (excepts the week of August 3-7), programs alternate so your kids can enjoy a single week of Museum fun or attend two in a row! The Museum Galleries are the greatest place for kids to experience Manitobaís history by discovering real artifacts and cool specimens. They uncover fossils and take to the high seas in the Nonsuch Gallery. Campers take off into space and explore our solar system and beyond in the Planetarium. And in the Science Gallery, they enjoy the fun and creativity of science and technology, and participate in hands-on science experiments.

We offer discounts for Museum Members and siblings, and arrangements can be made for early drop off or late pick up. Visit our website to register for our 2020 Summer Day Camps, or for more information please call 204-988-0626.


Red River College

Fun Learning for Kids / Flexible Learning for Parents

While your kids are having a blast at Red River College's summer camps, treat yourself to a part-time or online course and get where you'd like to be in your career, faster. With over 750 part-time and online courses, RRC offers busy parents like you a chance to gain new skills or sharpen existing ones on your own schedule. Flexible learning with RRC means that you can take classes during the day, evening, weekends and online. RRC maintains close partnerships with Manitoba's industries so you know that the skills you pick up are tested and will be useful in your career.

Whether you are looking to advance in your career, change to a new one or just gain skills that can help you along the way, Red River College prepares you for the future of work.

For more information or to register, visit our website or call
204-694-1789.


Canlan Ice Sports

Choosing a hockey camp for your child is a tough decision. Parents must consider variables such as cost, daily ice time, safety, quality of instruction, and the camps values. Canlan Ice Sports - Winnipeg camps are designed with all those qualities in mind! We aim to provide students with an on ice learning environment that is both fun and challenging. Your child will work with professionally trained instructors that strive to encourage students during lessons and teach in a friendly and positive manner. We are proud to offer a variety of camps and clinics for ages 4 and up during the summer months as well Spring Break, Winter Break and select In-Service days throughout the year.

What separates us from everyone else?

  • Indoor soccer pitch for off-ice field sports and activities
  • Lunch included with all day camps
  • Professionally trained and first aid certified instructing staff
  • Progression system that allows athletes variety and the opportunity to advance their development

For more information on selecting a Canlan Hockey Camp for your child, please e-mail Scott or or call him at 204-784-8888.


Royal Soccer

Benefits of Soccer Camp for Kids
The benefits of soccer camp for kids might seem obvious ñ healthy, physical activity. But at the Royal City Soccer Club, soccer camp is so much more. Boys and girls will learn life skills at soccer camp which extend far beyond the one or two weeks of their camp session. Kids will learn leadership and team building skills while gaining self-confidence that doesnít come easily in some environments. You donít have to be a great soccer player in fact, you donít need any soccer experience at all to attend our soccer camp. Whether your son or daughter wants to improve his/her skills or simply want to try soccer in a non-competitive, fun environment, our summer day camp is the right choice for you. While, yes, soccer is the focus for most soccer campsÖit is hardly the most important thing that is taught. The most important things taught at a soccer camp are personal development and life skills all while having the fun. After all, if your child is not having fun doing itÖwhat is the point.

The Royal City Soccer Club is excited to host our 28th year of summer soccer camps....#1 in Canada. Having hosted over 300,000 campers in over 100 locations across Canada, our grassroots soccer camps are the most popular in Canada. Our program is designed to promote personal development, team building and of course, FUN! Our camp program is uniquely designed to offer a soccer focus in the morning and a leisure swim with other camp activities in the afternoons. We encourage all boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 13 to register for full day and morning sessions. Each camper receives a camp soccer ball, t-shirt, medal, excellent camp ratios and much more. We also offer early drop off and pickup times fully supervised. Our camps operate during the months of July and August at 3 locations across Winnipeg. Call us for more information at 1-800-427-0536 or register online by visiting our website.


Dakota Community Centre's Kids Summer Day Camps are back!

Dakota Community Centre is pleased to introduce its new and improved Kids Summer Day Camp program for 2020. The week-long camps run during July and August and include a variety of sport and activity options. Hockey Development is designed for all levels and will get players prepared for fall tryouts. Other sport camps include Basketball, Volleyball, Multi Sport and Active Explorer inside the first-class Dakota Fieldhouse. These camps offer an emphasis on foundational skills as well as activities to round out your child's athletic abilities. For those looking for something a little different, try our Mad Science camp or explore your creative side with Art Camp. Video games arenít just for the basement as our E Sport camp teaches participants team play and game strategy while mixing in physical activities throughout the day. If you're looking for ways to keep your kids happy, healthy and active this summer, be sure and check out Dakota Kids Summer Camp programs or give us a call at 204.254.1010


WISE Kid-Netic Energy Coding Camp for Girls

Do you know a girl between the ages of 13-15 who would love to play with robots, design a virtual reality video game, or learn to code a micro:bit? WISE Kid-Netic Energy from the University of Manitoba will be offering two All-Girls Codemakers Camps this summer on the Fort Garry Campus in the Engineering Information Technology Complex (EITC). Dates have yet to be confirmed, but the cost is FREE thanks to CanCode funding via Actua. This week long day camp will immerse the girls in computer science/engineering, computational thinking, and digital skills. Follow us on social (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram), or visit our website for upcoming details and to register!


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RESIDENT CAMPS:

International Music Camp

Your child will have an experience like none other with an inspiring week at the INTERNATIONAL MUSIC CAMP (IMC) Summer School of Fine Arts this summer. Located in the beautiful and unique setting of the International Peace Gardens on the border between Manitoba and North Dakota, where they will be surrounded by shimmering birch trees and the incomparable prairie skies of the Turtle Mountains, your child will be immersed in a creative arts experience. Along with faculty and staff from all over the world who are eager to inspire students who come from just as far in six unique one-week sessions in music, theatre, dance, visual art and creative arts - 45 different program options in all - are offered at IMC's state-of-the-art campus every summer.

IMC's exceptional and caring artist teaching faculty provide campers instruction and inspiration leading to artistic expression and growth in every program. Major programs offered include Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Fiddle, Drama, Musical Theatre, Choir, Vocal Jazz, Dance, Piano, Guitar, Handbells, Garage Band, Music Composition, Visual Art, Digital Photography, Creative Writing, World Drumming, University Prep and more. There is something for everyone from grade 5 through adult.

The base tuition fee for one week is just $430 USD when registering before May 1st, and includes housing in modern dormitories, all meals and instruction for the week. Scholarships are also available - visit our website for more information. Passports and auditions are not required to attend. Start making memories and register for camp today!

Visit our Web site, call 204-269-8468 or e-mail us for more information.


BB Camp

Celebrating our 65th season on Town Island, BB Camp has been a magical summer place for thousands of children. Located 10 km south of Kenora, Ontario, on beautiful Lake of the Woods, BB Camp has created a program environment to foster the positive growth and development of its campers. An accredited member of the Manitoba Camping Association, and the Jewish Community Centres Association (JCCA), BB Camp offers options to youth from seven to 16 years of age and staffing opportunities beginning at 17. We offer the ultimate in an outdoor wilderness tripping and camp experience.

Campers develop a love for the outdoors, unleash their creativity and nurture positive self-esteem and respect for self, others and the environment resulting in a lifetime memories, traditions and skills. Activities like swimming, arts & crafts, archery, canoeing, kayaking, ropes course and zipline, a 32ft climbing tower, sports, mass games, group initiative activities, cook-outs, overnight camping and cultural programs keep campers unplugged, active and engaged.

For further information or rental group opportunities, please contact the BB Camp office at 204.477.7512. Some sessions are nearing capacity. Check out our website and Facebook page - BB Camp (Kenora) for more info about the coming season.


Camps with Meaning

Camps with Meaning specializes in providing a caring, safe, and fun environment where kids are challenged to try new things, build relationships, and grow in their faith. A variety of week-long programs are available for children and youth completing grades 1-12.

Our programs take place at two different locations: Camp Assiniboia (1/2 hour west of Winnipeg) and Camp Koinonia (Boissevain). Both camps provide wonderful opportunities to experience and explore the great outdoors through campouts and nature programming, as well as swimming, archery, camp wide games, and daily Christian worship and Bible teaching. On top of that, each camp has its own special activities and programs:

Camp Assiniboia offers both day camp and overnight programs. If your child loves getting their hands dirty, send them for fun times at Farm Camp Week caring for farm animals, digging in the garden, and making delicious food together. Other fun activities at Assiniboia include horses and a high ropes course!

Camp Koinonia offers a Junior High Canoe Out-trip Week, which includes an awesome 3 night canoe trip through Turtle Mountain Provincial Park. All campers at Camp Koinonia have the chance to learn how to canoe, scale the climbing wall and take a ride down our zip-line!

For more information or to register please visit our website or give us a call at (204) 895-2267.


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