Early Learning at MacEwan

MacEwan Explorers Summer Camp

Summer Camp | July to August 2019

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MacEwan Explorers Summer Camp offers exciting, week-long adventures for children ages six-10 years old. Each action-packed day begins with a hands-on educational experience, designed to spark imaginative learning, followed by an afternoon of art activities, games, singing and even swimming! A combination of indoor and outdoor activities are sure to engage your child’s inner explorer! All our camps are led by professional educators who are passionate about creating playful, innovative experiences for mighty learners.

What’s Included

Camp registration includes 1-2 visits to MacEwan’s Sport and Wellness Centre to go swimming. A daily afternoon snack will be provided. Hot lunches are available at an additional cost of $50 per camper—just select the option at registration.  

Explorers will also receive a special souvenir t-shirt to remind them of their summer camp adventure!


Limited spots are available! Register online by May 15 to take advantage of the early bird rate of $240 per camp. After May 15, the regular rate is $270/camp.


MacEwan Explorers camps take place at various classrooms, labs and locations throughout MacEwan University from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Camps are open to the public.

Children at MacEwan Explorers Summer Camp

2019 camps

Investigating the Past

July 15-19 | Ages 6-9

Dig deep into history! Explore paleontology with a visit to the Royal Alberta Museum where we’ll participate in a fossil excavation, uncover plant materials and examine tooth casts and bone fragments from mysterious ice age animals. Learn what it takes to be an archaeologist—discover the tools of the trade through a scavenger hunt, work in a lab to examine artifacts, and investigate the past through a site excavation! You’ll even create a unique artifact of your own to take home.

This camp is supported by the Faculty of Arts and Science.


Scientific Discoveries

July 22-26 | Ages 6-9

Discover your inner scientist through a week of hands-on, minds-on activities across the science spectrum! Investigate aquatic ecosystems, study bugs and meet cool creatures, like hissing cockroaches, face-to-face! We’ll explore chemistry in a real science lab, do experiments that generate chemical reactions, and make tasty ice cream using nitrogen. Interactive coding activities will introduce campers to computer science. We’ll learn about honey bees (and try delicious honey made by MacEwan’s very own bees), plant flowers, participate in hands-on hydroponics activities and create a mini garden to take home.

This camp is supported by MacEwan’s Faculty of Arts and Science and Spruce Permaculture.


Community Superheroes

August 12-16 | Ages 7-10

Take action for a cause! This camp is full of fun activities designed to empower explorers to be the change! Discover your superpower, create a superhero cape and use your unique talents and abilities to make a BIG difference in your community! Campers will work together to identify local challenges and come up with creative solutions, using tools like lego! We’ll dive into social entrepreneurship and turn a good idea into a product with a purpose! We’ll raise money for a local charity by selling our product at a real life pop-up market that we’ll work together to plan, promote and set up on campus! Parents are invited to join us on the last day for a special presentation. 

This camp is supported by the Social Innovation Institute, School of Business and Roundhouse.



If you have any questions about MacEwan Explorers day camps, please contact Kristy Charlesworth at charlesworthk2@macewan.ca or 780-497-5172. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made 14 or more days prior to the start date of the camp will be refunded the camp fee less a $40 administration fee. Cancellations made less than two weeks prior to the start of the camp are not eligible for a refund.  To request a refund, please contact Kristy Charlesworth at charlesworthk2@macewan.ca.

If you wish to switch your child to a different MacEwan Explorers camp than what they are currently registered in, please contact Kristy Charlesworth at charlesworthk2@macewan.ca or 780-497-5172. Transfers are subject to availability and will be accepted up to 14 days before the start date of the camp.

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