Summer camps for everyone

The University of Lethbridge continues to be a hub of activity throughout the summer months thanks to a variety of summer camp options available on campus:

Life, You, Mathematics and Computer Science (LUMACS)

LUMACS exists to encourage interest in and awareness of Mathematics and Computer Science as a part of everyday life. In addition to being important in almost every field of work, they play a huge part in cool things like movie special effects, in everyday things like how we talk with our friends, and in amazing things like space exploration. Just think how exciting it would be to help design a spaceship to visit Mars, or a new iPhone, or a program to help kids in Africa learn. And it's not hard, because we use math and computer science ideas every day – we just don't realize it.

Sport & Rec

Sport & Recreation Services camps offer elementary aged children and young adults the opportunity to learn and broaden their horizons acquiring fundamental skills in a variety of activities which range from wall climbing, swimming, gymnastics, hiking to sport specific and to our ever popular multi-activity camp. Your child has an opportunity to participate in all these different activities. All of our instructors encourage and promote social interaction skills, emphasizing cooperation and individual improvement rather than competition. Participants are grouped relative to their age and physical ability levels. This ensures all youth are learning and challenged in an appropriate way.

Conservatory of Music

The University of Lethbridge Conservatory of Music offers music instruction to musicians of all ages and levels. During the summer months, the Conservatory schedules programs that are exclusive to the summer semester. Make sure to add these to your summer plans: Rock On! – a rock camp for all musicians with 2 years experience (ages 9-18). This camp also includes a beginner guitar component; Let's Sing – a junior voice camp (for ages 6-8 or 9-12); Kindermusik Adventures – music and movement for 18m-3yrs and 3-5yrs; and our most intensive summer workshop, Southern Alberta Vocal Experience (SAVE), for ages 13-16 and 17-23. Check us out online, call us at 403-329-2304 or email at to find the program that's right for you.

Destination Exploration

Destination Exploration at the University of Lethbridge provides programs to encourage interest and participation in science for children grades one through nine. We offer Learning Quest Science Camps during Reading Week and throughout July and August. We also offer programs throughout the school year including our Bunsen and Beaker and Little Elements Science Clubs. Please call us at 403-382-7161 or visit our website at for more information.

Destination Exploration is a proud member of Actua. Actua provides training, resources and support to a national network of local organizations offering science and technology education programs. Actua members reach over 200,000 youth per year. Please visit Actua on the web at

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