Junior Youth Camps (9-14)

2019 Junior Youth Camps (9-14)



Junior Youth Camps (9-14)

For children and youth 9-14 years of age (or aged 8 and entering Grade 4)
Groups divided according to age
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Complimentary pre- and post-camp care from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Please note that camp descriptions represent programming possibilities only. In order to facilitate the best instruction possible, instructors are given the opportunity to alter camps to suit their groups. Therefore, the following descriptions present only a sample of the potential activities offered. Not all activities described will necessarily be offered in each session. Please note that ALL of our camps go swimming for one hour every day.

Reel-2-Real Film School (9-14)  director's cut logo        

Light, camera, action! This new camp provides hands-on opportunities to make movies. Under the guidance of the Director's Cut imaginators, campers produce a mini motion picture, newscasts, a claymation piece and a movie trailer, gaining valuable experience and skills they can build on while having fun with new friends. Campers plan, shoot and edit footage while learning the elements of filmmaking in this two-week camp.

This camp is offered at MRU Kids by the Director's Cut creative crew. The Director's Cut engages our campers in collaborative, hands on digital media literacy opportunities that promote 21st century presentation and communication skills.

Dates CRN Price
July 15 - July 26 70233 $680
July 29 - Aug. 9* 70234 $612
Aug. 12 - Aug. 23 70235 $680
*No camp Aug. 5    

Dynamic Gamers (9-12)

Game on! Campers learn the techniques and strategies involved in motion-control gaming and tabletop board games in an inclusive and non-competitive environment.They get a behind-the-scenes look at video games by developing their own using backgrounds, animated graphics, music and sound effects. Playing classic abstract board games reinforces strategic decision making and creating board games using recycled material is an exercise in creativity and environmentalism. And daily pool and climbing wall time burns off any excess energy.

Dates CRN Price
July 8 - July 12 70225 $375
July 22 - July 26 70185 $375
Aug. 19 - Aug. 23 70226 $375


Youth Science Academy (11-14)

Campers get hands-on experience conducting fun-filled experiments in biology, chemistry, engineering and physics. test out beaker expertise and explore science skills in this one-week camp that features a revamped curriculum. Campers catapult their way into engineering by creating roller coasters and more! They explore the laws of nature with our thrilling physics lessons and take part in the interactive exhibits at the TELUS Spark museum.

Dates CRN Price
July 8 - July 12 70227 $340
July 22 - July 26 70228 $340
July 29 - Aug. 2 70121 $340
Aug. 12 - Aug. 16 70139 $340

Academie Artiste Drawing and Art History (9-14)

Campers unleash their inner artists in this week-long camp that features drawing techniques created by the masters of the art world from the Renaissance to the present. Creating their own masterpieces, they use inspiring techniques utilizing drawing pencils, willow charcoal, chalk pastels and more. They explore the inspiring exhibits at the Glenbow (Calgary's Art & History Museum) and the Academie Artiste show highlights the masterpieces campers make during this week-long exploration of creativity.

In order to get the full Academie Artiste experience, we suggest taking this camp along with the painting and sculpting section.

Dates CRN Price
July 2 - July 5* 70129 $300
July 15 - July 19 70130 $375
July 29 - Aug. 2 70131 $375
Aug. 12 - Aug. 16 70141 $375
*No camp July 1

Academie Artiste Painting and Sculpting (9-14)

Create visual masterpieces with various artistic painting and sculpting styles in this one-week camp. Learn how to blend and shade paint to add texture. Delve into the expressive world of sculpting using classic and modern materials.  Under the guidance of Mount Royal Riddell Library and Learning specialists, campers will learn basic 3D printing techniques and exhibit their creations in our Academie Artiste art show.

In order to get the full Academie Artiste experience, we suggest taking this course along with the drawing and art history section.

Dates CRN Price
July 8 - July 12 70132 $375
July 22 - July 26 70137 $375
Aug. 6 - Aug. 9* 70138 $300
Aug. 19 - Aug. 23 70140 $375
*No camp Aug. 5

Canadian Natural Junior Innovators (9-12)

Problem solving and innovation are the key words in this one-week camp. Canadian Natural Junior Innovators encourages youth to develop creative ways to solve community-based problems using technology and innovation. Under the guidance of Mount Royal Riddell Library and Learning specialists, they explore the expressive world of virtual reality and how to break codes that conceal secret messages, and to decipher image puzzles.

Dates CRN Price
July 15 - July 19 70222 $340
Aug. 6 - Aug. 9* 70177 $272
Aug. 19 - Aug. 23 70083 $340
*No camp Aug. 5

Junior Leaders (9-13)

Is your child interested in contributing to the community? This engaging camp supports youth as they develop leadership and communication skills while learning about teamwork and active strategies to diffuse challenging situations. They delve into community service and contribute to the community by doing good deeds. And as campers learn about leadership styles, they identify their own strengths and challenges.

Dates CRN Price
July 15 - July 19 70221 $340
July 29 - Aug. 2 70156 $340
Aug. 12 - Aug. 16 70067 $340

Tech Academy (9-14)

Go behind the scenes in this innovative technology-focused program. Campers get a well-rounded techno-education in this two-week camp. They build and program a Lego Mindstorms Robot in addition to learning how to display a sequence of images using animation techniques, coding and web development. Campers have access to the MRU climbing wall to ensure the action never stops.

Please note: Campers need to bring their own USB stick to save their work.

Dates CRN Price
July 2 - July 12* 70133 $612
July 15 - July 26 70134 $680
Aug. 12 - Aug. 23 70136 $680
*No camp July 1