New Summer Camps Opportunities at Red Deer College

Date posted: 
Thu, 04/13/2017
Summer Camps at RDC

Youth camps in game design, cooking and more available in 2017

Red Deer College will be filled with activity again this summer as youth of all ages come from across Alberta to participate in new activities.

Summer Camps will be offered from July 4 until August 25, and there are opportunities for youth in a wide variety of areas including sport, science, visual art, film, game design, trades, music, dance, cooking, theatre and animation. Day camps are offered for anyone wishing to return home every night, while overnight camps allow teens the chance to spend a week living in Red Deer College residences.

RDC’s summer camps are led by exceptional instructors who are experts in their fields and offer campers the opportunity to experience first-rate labs, studios and facilities.

Many of last summer’s camps are back by popular demand, with complete details available at The following new camps are being offered this year:

3D Game Design
July 16 – 22 | Ages 13 – 18
Developed for teens who have coding and game design knowledge, this camp will focus on the fundamentals of 3D game design. Participants will focus on the rules, challenges and interactions of making a video game fun to play. 

Film Camp
July 9 – 15 | Ages 13 – 18
The overnight filmmaking camp for teens has been repackaged for 2017 to focus on a new theme: the suspense genre. Participants will learn techniques and use industry-standard equipment to focus on suspenseful storytelling and bringing their scary movies to life. 

Junior Chefs – Baking
July 31 – August 4 | Ages 12 – 14
RDC’s cooking camps have expanded! In this camp, students will learn the science and chemistry behind the sweet world of baking.

Junior Chefs – Fuel for Life
August 21 – 25 | Ages 12 – 14
In this hands-on camp, participants will discover healthy cooking techniques to develop fresh, simple and nutritious meals.

Junior Wizards
July 24 – 28 | Ages 8 – 11
In this new science camp, youth will learn the secrets of magicians and how they use science and the power of the mind to perform safe and fun tricks.

Kings & Queens Running Camp
August 21 – 25 | Ages 12 – 18
This camp is designed for running enthusiasts interested in fine tuning their technique and form. In addition, participants will gain knowledge and skills in preparation, nutrition and mental discipline.

Makerspace & Codemaking
August 14 – 18 | Ages 11 – 15
In this next level of the popular Codemaker Techy and Robotics series, campers will use simple household materials to design, build and create useful items. Campers will be encouraged to problem solve and let their imaginations run wild.

Mini Kings & Queens Combo
August 8 – 11 | Ages 6 – 9
Through fun activities that support growth and athletic development, this new sport camp will introduce participants to basketball, volleyball, soccer and golf. Campers will learn the fundamental movements required in all four sports.

Musical Theatre Intensive + Performance
August 6 – 19 | Ages 14 – 18
This camp offers participants an opportunity to take part in two weeks of MusiCamp, which focuses on musical theatre skill building and personalized coaching in acting, voice and dance.

Super Science Powers
July 31 – August 4 | Ages 8 – 11
Participants will investigate the science behind their favourite superhero powers in this new camp. Super Science Powers will explore how superheroes and science combine forces to produce weather change, force and energy.

Trades Level I
August 14 – 18 | Ages 13 – 16
In this camp, a progression of the popular Trades Sampler camp, participants will be encouraged to expand their knowledge and passion for carpentry, electrical and welding. 

RDC’s 2017 summer camps are now open for registration. Spaces are limited and many camps fill quickly. For more information, visit or contact the School of Continuing Education at 403.356.4900.

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For additional information contact:

Joyce Howdle
Visual & Performing Arts Coordinator, School of Continuing Education

Barb Marsh
Be Fit For Life Coordinator, School of Continuing Education