If you are starting to wonder what camps and other summer offerings for students will look like this year, check out the opportunities below.
- Foothills Academy & Camp Amicus
Camp Amicus is a unique summer camp program designed specifically for children and youth with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD. Our goal is to create a rewarding and successful summer camp for each child/youth. We provide a structured and supportive environment for children to learn social skills, build relationships and have fun! Mature, caring counsellors plan activities to ensure that campers build confidence and self-esteem while enjoying a true camp experience. We offer both overnight and day camp options as well as Teen Leadership and Counsellor-in-Training camps.
- Hyrs (High School Youth Researcher Summer Program)
Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:
- Currently registered in grade 11 at an Alberta high school located in or south of Red Deer to north of, but not including, Claresholm. Students in or south of Claresholm should apply to the University of Lethbridge. Students north of Red Deer should apply to the University of Alberta.
- A clear interest in pursuing a health research career
- A minimum of 85% standing in each of Math-20-1 or 20-2, Biology 20, and one other grade 11 science (transcripts or interim reports are required)
A maximum of 2 students per high school will be selected for the Alberta Innovates Heritage Youth Researcher Summer program. Students will receive a stipend of $3,000 for 6 weeks.
Visit the U of C website to learn about the application process, reference requirements and to complete your application.
Deadline for Student Applications: Friday, March 26, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. MT.
Deadline for Teacher & Non-Academic references is Friday, April 2, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. MT.
The Alberta Innovates HYRS program will run from July 2 – August 14, 2021.
- MEI International Summer 2021
MEI International has newly posted summer opportunities for summer 2021. Please review offerings and COVID-19 protocols. Please note that MEI course offerings are now aligned with Alberta curriculum standards.
While MEI is offering dynamic opportunities for students, please note that WCS shares these offerings with you but recognizes that decisions to participate are individual, familial decisions based on personal comfort and needs.
- Strathcona Tweedsmuir Summer Camp
*Coding, sports, Minecraft, web design etc. for ages 4 – 17
* Busing available to and from campus
- Strathcona Tweedsmuir Summer School Offerings
Grade 11: Biology, CALM, Physics, Social Studies
Grade 12: Biology, Chemistry, English, Math (30-1 & 30-2), Physics, Social, Sports Medicine
Please see the website for details on time & costs.
- Summer School Registration for Vista Virtual School
VISTA Virtual Learning Summer 2021 Registration Opens March 1, 2021. Please see the student criteria and registration process at https://www.vvschool.ca/grades1-12/programs/summer-school/
- WISEST Summer Research Program (SRP)
The WISEST Summer Research Program (SRP) encourages participants to explore a future in science, engineering, and technology fields.
2021 Summer Research Program Dates
July 5- August 13, 2021.
Student Applications: February 1- April 7, 2021
The goals of SRP are designed to provide students with the following opportunities to:
- Broaden awareness about less traditional fields of study and diverse career options.
- Engage with other participants who share similar interests.
- Learn about the techniques and types of research conducted in different STEM fields.
- Connect with and learn from successful professionals in the STEM fields.
- Develop key professional skills.
- Contribute to trailblazing research (in the lab or in the field).
- Become familiar with academic and university life at the University of Alberta.
The Summer Research Program (SRP) is unlike any other summer job that you could possibly imagine! For over 35 years, SRP has been giving students the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in university, and in the science, engineering, and technology fields. We encourage grade 11, female and non-binary students to apply for one of 40 placements in STEM fields. Young men who are genuinely interested in nursing, nutrition and human ecology are also invited to compete for the 2 to 4 placements available in these fields.