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New Summer Camps for Mount Royal Kids

Mount Royal Kids, part of the Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension, is now in its 21st year and keeping things new and exciting.

MRU kids enjoying the summer science camp
Mount Royal Kids trying out experiments at the summer science camp.

Because kids’ tastes are notoriously fickle, Mount Royal Kids develops new camps every summer to stay up-to-date with their latest interests while keeping the tried-and-true camp favourites.

This summer’s new day camps include Camp Glee, which will delight the inner Gleek in every 13 to 17 year old with fun, high-energy show choir numbers featuring singing, dancing and stagecraft and Tech Academy for teens and tweens, which will offer cool, project-focused science, computer and Lego robotics programs for 9 to 14 year olds.

And for the first time, Mount Royal Kids is collaborating with other areas within the University to present two exciting new programs.

New and improved

For starters, Cougar Gym Highlights, offered in association with the Mount Royal Cougars, includes basketball, badminton, squash and volleyball for the 9 to 14 age group. It has been well-received with a number of camps already full.

At the end of August Mount Royal Kids is also offering inVenture, a Dragon’s Den-type camp working with the faculty and students of the Bissett School of Business, for 13 to 17 year olds.

Guided by the Bissett Students’ Group, campers will select a social issue to tackle through business innovations.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi, formerly a Bissett instructor, will be one of the adjudicators judging the students’ business plans at the end of the session. He will be joined by other high-profile guest judges.

Registration for this special new camp opens at the end of May and is limited to 20 spots.

Fan favourites

Meanwhile, the ever-popular CATS camps (science, computers and arts) are filling up quickly, as are the Harry Potter-themed Magical Adventures, both for 6 to 9 year olds. For the older crowd, the Reel-to-Reel film school is popular, as are all of the sports-themed camps.

In another innovation, Mount Royal Kids is partnering with the BookStore to offer a specialty clothing line for campers, parents and staff. The proceeds from sales of these T-shirts, hoodies and caps will go toward the bursary program, which allows underprivileged kids to attend Mount Royal Kids.

To enrol your child, please contact Continuing Education Registration at 403.440.3833. For more information, call the Mount Royal Kids office at 403.440.6001 or visit Mount Royal Kids online.

Karen McCarthy, May 19, 2011