PD day camps

We offer fun and creative day camps on professional development (PD) and non-instructional school days. Your kids will take part in activities, sports, games and arts. They’ll take occasional trips to local parks and use the different areas of our facilities.

Benefits of our PD day camps

Our PD day camps provide an interactive learning environment where kids build friendships and memories while developing:

  • Independence.
  • Resiliency.
  • Confidence.
  • Cooperation.
  • Cognitive skills.
  • Communication, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • A sense of identity and community.

Spring & summer registration dates

Registration for spring & summer programs, classes and day camps:

  • Feb. 22 - Summer day camp schedule preview
  • March 5 - Summer day camp registration
  • March 7 - Program and class schedule preview
  • March 12 - Program and class registration
  • March 14 - Certification registration

Ensure your Live and Play account is ready on registration day by logging in and verifying your information is up to date. Get ready to register.

Registration will open:

  • 6 a.m. — Online (virtual waiting room opens at 5:30 a.m.).
  • 8:30 a.m. — By calling the Customer Service Centre at 403-268-3800 (option 1).
  • During business hours — At any City-operated Aquatic & Recreation or Arts facility.

Types of PD day camps

You can register online, in person at our Recreation facilities, or by calling

About our PD day camp leaders

Our day camp staff are selected based on their experience, ability to relate to children and leadership skills.

Their certified in Intermediate First Aid and CPR, High Five® Principles of Healthy Child Development and receive additional City of Calgary training.

What are PD day camps like?

We start our camps with fun icebreakers so kids can meet each other and their leaders. A day at our camps is filled with activities that will help your child learn more about themselves, others and the world around them. 

Drop-off is at the same location each morning at 9 a.m. Breaks are offered throughout the day to recharge, have lunch or eat snacks. Participants must be picked up by 4 p.m. each day. Late pickups may be charged a late pickup fee. If you will be late, call 311 to be transferred to the facility to inform day camp staff.


Come prepared

On the first day of the program, please bring a signed permission form. Make sure you understand the requirements regarding medication.

For each day of the program, please bring:

  • A healthy lunch and snacks that don't require heating.
  • A refillable plastic or metal water bottle.
  • Any necessary medication or medical equipment (such as an epi-pen).
  • Weather-appropriate clothing like gloves, hats, boots, footwear, sweater/jacket, etc. 

Leave all valuable items and personal electronics at home. We are not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items.

Inclusion for campers with disabilities

For your child to have their best day camp experience, please tell us of any needs that could impact their participation when you register. If your child requires more support than we can provide, a day camp supervisor will request that you provide a support worker or aide to attend camp with your child.

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