Specialty Camps

art campOur Specialty Camps provide exciting opportunities for learning, skill building and fun! With something for everyone, Specialty Camps are a great addition to any child’s summer!

Camps

Performing Arts Olympics July 4-8
Grades 4 – 8
Did you enjoy watching the 2022 Winter Olympics? Join music teacher Mrs. G for the Performing Arts Olympics- where every arts athlete shines as they go for gold! The five Olympic ring colours here will be representing: Instrumental Music, Drama, Dance, Musical Theatre and Set Design. Enjoy games, creative challenges with a Closing Ceremonies where you will showcase your talents to an audience! 
Resident $180    Non-resident $207
Performing Arts Olympics Camp Info (PDF)

Trailblazers Exploration Camp July 4-8 and August 2-5
Grades 3-4
Increase your child’s physical literacy while discovering our natural backyard with a certified hiking guide. This week-long camp will take small groups of kids exploring- while introducing them to National Park values and etiquette. Don’t be fooled- the focus will be on the changing outdoor world around us, safety and of course fun! If you are looking for outdoor education, engagement and building self-confidence in your child- this is the camp for you!
July 4-8, Resident $180    Non-resident $207
August 2-4, Resident $144    Non-resident $166
Trailblazers Exploration Camp Info (PDF)

Good Sports July 11-15
Grades 4 – 6
If you like variety and are curious to try a new sport, Good Sports is for you! Participants will build their physical literacy skills with their peers in this action packed week. With climbing to tennis, softball to swimming- be a good sport and join in on the fun!
Resident $180    Non-resident $207

Go BeTween August 2-5 
Grade 6 
Tired of Summer Fun? Get a taste of our Youth Camp programs with a week of excitement and adventure, ending in an overnight campout and surprise trip. The best part? It is for Grade 6’s only! 
Resident $245   Non-resident $300

Wave Runners August 8-12
Grades 6-7
Explore our local waters from a new point of view! With the support of professional coaches from the Bow Valley Kayak Club, participants will learn about kayaking equipment; access, navigation and maneuvering of waterways, safe kayak exits and working towards running our first ever rapids! 
Pre-requisite: Although strong swimming is not necessary, participants must feel confident in deep water. Learning how to be upside-down in a kayak is essential in preparing for river-running. For insurance purposes all registrants must obtain a membership with the Bow Valley Kayak Club. Camp fees have been reduced to accommodate the membership fee. 
Resident $210    Non-resident $265

Camp Hours & Location

Monday – Friday, 9:00a.m. – 4p.m.   (includes lunch hour supervision)
Based out of the Banff Elementary School. 

In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3) and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. 

Registration

Registration will open on May 4 at 8:30a.m. for residents of Banff and on May 11, at 8:30a.m. for non-residents of Banff

Before you register: 

  • Please visit www.banff.ca/register and create an account for your family. 
  • Complete the necessary forms for your child:
    Program Waiver (PDF)
    Medication Form (PDF)- only if your child will be bringing medication to the program
  • Decide which dates you will need for each child you are registering
  • Have an emergency contact name and phone number, other than the child’s primary caregivers, ready to provide. 

To register:

  • When registration is open to you, please send a registration request to community.services@banff.ca
  • Include in your request:
    Your name
    Children’s names
    One or two phone numbers we can reach you during the daytime on weekdays
  • A Client Services team member will contact you to respond to your request as soon as possible

Registration requests will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Registration requests are not a confirmed registration. Registrations will be confirmed by Client Services once your waiver has been submitted, your registration is processed and receipt received.

Please review the Caregiver Handbook prior to the first day of program. 

For more information, please call 403-762-1251 or email community.services@banff.ca.

Be sure to check out our Summer Fun and Youth Camp programs, if you are looking regular day camp programming or programming specific to youth. 

Financial assistance is available to help Banff families in sending their children to our summer programs. Visit Here to Help for eligibility requirements.