Youth and teens expand their horizons at RDC's Summer Camps

Date posted: 
Tue, 05/22/2018
Summer Camps at RDC

Red Deer College will soon welcome youth and teens from across Alberta, as they arrive on campus to participate in over 40 exciting and interactive Summer Camps.

Summer Camps will be offered from July 3 until August 24, and there are opportunities for youth in a wide variety of areas including sport, science, visual art, film, game design, music, 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 has a wide variety of camps this year for ages 4-18, covering a vast range of interests. One of the teen camps (ages 13-18) on campus includes SummerScapes, a visual arts workshop that gives teens a chance to work with professional artists and study the core subjects of drawing, painting, sculpting and ceramics. In Film Camp, superhero and action films will be explored, and the camp focuses on providing teens with hands-on experience in acting, as well as the directing, editing, sound and lighting techniques used in filmmaking.

Game Design is another teen camp that explores the basics of 2D-platformers and covers a variety of fundamentals to create a successful game, including coding, level design, character development, graphics and animation.

For those interested further in 3D Animation techniques, in Animation Camp teens can learn to use motion and rendering, movement, timing, weight and sculpting to bring their animations to life.

RDC also has a variety of youth camps this year, including URockGirl, which uses science and engineering to create fun hands-on projects like henna and mood bracelets. Mini Girls Codemaker is new to campus this year, and the camp teaches girls how to code their own interactive games and music using Actua coding software.

Other activity-based science camps include Natural Science Trek, which gives youth the opportunity to conduct experiments out in nature, like creating an exploding volcano or digging for dinosaurs. In Junior Wizard camp, science and the power of the mind are combined to learn magic tricks and techniques.

Among a variety of sports camps, Superhero Academy is brand new to RDC and is a fun-filled day for parents and children to learn movement skills and activities together.

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.

For a complete list of Summer Camps and to register, visit or contact the School of Continuing Education at 403.356.4900.

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For additional information contact:
Shelley Newman
Communications Strategist – Corporate

Brent Forster
Communications Strategist – Corporate