Welcome to TOPP KIDS Summer Camp!
If you are returning to us from previous summers, we are so thrilled to see you again! If this is your first time joining in the fun, welcome to the family! We are so excited for all the memories that will be created together this summer!
TOPP KIDS Summer Camp is open to school-aged children aged 5-12 years. We provide children & families with a safe & reliable program that embodies exactly what summer is all about: FUN! We are a fully accredited summer camp with highly qualified staff who are committed to the safety and well-being of your children while focusing on making memories every day that your child will be talking about until next summer rolls around! Our team of educators is committed to being your child’s individual positive role model and mentor and they are excited to build meaningful relationships with you and your TOPP KID.
Our daily schedule is designed to provide a balance of planned and spontaneous activities that are sure to keep children engaged. Our diverse and dynamic range of activities is catered to the needs, interests, and qualities that are unique to every child in the program. From life skills like cooking to outdoor games and physical literacy, STEAM projects like robotics and coding, to arts and expression projects, and weekly field trips, community adventures or visitors. We offer a full range of opportunities for children to Play, Grow, Laugh, & Learn!
Summer Camp Dates:
Registration Opens: March 18th, 2021
TOPP KIDS Summer Camps begin: July 5th,2021
Leadership Camp: July 20th – 23rd, 2021
TOPP KIDS Summer Camps end: August 30th, 2021
Closure Dates: July 1st, 2021 – Canada Day – Stat. Day
July 2nd, 2021- Camp Prep Day
August 2nd,2021 – Heritage Day – Civic Holiday
August 30th & 31st- Back to School Prep
TOPP KIDS Summer Camps are held at the Willow Ridge Community Center (680 Acadia Drive SE).
Partnerships & Enhancements
TOPP KIDS Summer Camps work with the community and host a variety of community partnerships that enhance the program. Partnerships like SYSCO, Mount Royal University, Bow Valley College, Engineering for Kids, Clay For Kids, the City of Calgary, Between Friends and many more! We are constantly finding new ways and new partners to add value to our programs.
Check out more of our Program Highlights here.
In 2018, we introduced our first overnight Leadership Camping Trip! Every year since our Junior Leaders from grades 3 to 6 head to camp for a 4 day, 3-night stay (subject to space and registration)! This is an absolutely amazing trip where our Jr. Leaders have the opportunity to create lasting memories and instill lifelong leadership and life skills. We are beyond excited to continue this tradition again this year at our new location: the Island Lake Retreat Centre!
The annual 4 day, 3 night Camping trip for our grade 3 + campers has become a valuable part of our leadership program. Check out the photos below to see a sneak-peek of our amazing camp location.
Perks of Island Lake:
– we have the entire building solely to ourselves
– nestled on 55 acres of lakefront land
– private hiking trails & lookouts over the lake & Crowsnest Pass
– indoor plumbing & showers (need we say more)
– industrial kitchen for our kids to cook in
– real mattresses provided (no need for foamies)
– Games room with foosball, ping pong, board games & instruments overlooking the lake
– Outdoor basketball court
– Soccer field & tons of open green Space
– Private Dock
– Kayaking and so much more!
Check out more about the camp below and on our Leadership Program page.
Summer Camp Registration
Registration for Summer Camps will be sent to existing TOPP KIDS Families in March and then open to the public in April. Registrations are first-come, first-serve, and siblings will be prioritized. Children entering the grade one year in 2021/2022- age 12 are eligible to attend camps.
Wait-listed families will be contacted as soon as spaces become available.
At TOPP KIDS, we celebrate family, community, inclusion, and fun! We can’t wait for another summer sharing these experiences with you and your children!
Check out our this year’s camp in 2020! <— Updates for 2021 COMING SOON!
SUMMER CAMPER PACK 2020 (PDF) CANCELLED FOR 2020
SUMMER CALENDAR 2020 (PDF) CANCELLED FOR 2020
SUMMER CAMP BOOKLET 2020 (PDF) CANCELLED FOR 2020
SUMMER CAMP LEADERSHIP BOOKLET 2020 (PDF) CANCELLED FOR 2020
Interested in Volunteering or becoming a camp member?
You might be a practicum student, parent or family member or even a past participant. We have options for the entire community to be involved.
Fill out an application on our Volunteers Page.
Curious about or COVID-19 Procedures?
Check out our policies and procedures HERE.