Super Camp – Ages 12 – 16

Photography - Music - Sports

The Sports for Kids Super Camp is for kids 11 to 16 years old. The participants will be divided as equally as possible into groups of similar age. No experience is required for any part of the Super Camp.

This camp is a trifecta of photography, music, and sports lead by extremely qualified professionals (Biographies below). The camp runs July 6 - 10 from 9:00 to 4:00 with an option of early drop off from 8:00 - 9:00am and late pick up from 4:00 – 5:00pm. Kids will participate in dodgeball and group games during the early drop off and late pick up hour. The kids will spend 9:00-10:45 in one of the activities then have fifteen minutes of free time before rotating to the next activity. The next activity will go from 11:00 to 12:45. 12:45 will be lunch and then free time, park time, outside time, and or social time. At 2:00 the last activity will begin and then finish at 3:45. There will be three groups rotating through the photography, music, and sports clinics each day.

Lance Burns - Photography

Do you use a phone or a camera to take pictures? Would you like to learn excellent skills on image composition and editing? This camp explores the art of digital photography. Through this camp, students will learn camera skills, explore digital editing techniques and use artistic expression; all while creating compelling and well composed photos. Kids will gain an understanding of their smartphone, or camera, features – what they are and when to use them. This program is led by Lance Burns who is a professional photographer and teacher for more than 20 years. His unique approach to teaching photography will keep the kids engaged and excited about their new-found passion for taking pictures!

Phones or cameras will be used to take compelling photos. A phone, device or camera is not provided and kids must bring them from home.

Kevin Dabbs - Music

Are you ready to ROCK? Do you want to learn how to write, play and produce your own hit pop song? Kevin Dabbs is a professional musician/singer and award-winning teacher. His main instrument is the drums, and so with a heavy emphasis on rhythm and groove, Kevin will take students through the entire process of music-making, from composing and playing/performing to recording, mixing and mastering. Students will deconstruct tunes from the likes of Billie Eilish, AC/DC, The Beatles, Ed Sheeran and Queen, in order to understand how to create their own chart-busting hits from the ground up. This is a hands-on musical journey that will see students playing everything from full drum kits, xylophones and ukuleles to bongo drums, boom-whackers and bass guitars! Students will then move to the production side of the studio, recording, mixing and mastering their musical compositions. Everyone goes home with a Billboard Top 100 Hit! Let’s DO THIS!!

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Steve Gould - Sports

The sports portion is designed to be inclusive for all athletic abilities. There will be a myriad of activity focused on unique and traditional sports. The camp will introduce the kids to Volleyball, Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, European Handball, Dodgeball, and Wildball. A mixture of fun warm up activities, challenges, and games will be included.

Steve Gould is a gifted athlete who competed in six different collegiate sports. Steve will be leading the sport portion of the Super Camp. He has been a professional instructor in a number of sports for over 30 years. Steve has developed, facilitated, and instructed numerous clinics on teaching and instructing sports, active games and tennis, for the City of Edmonton, YMCA,  Hockey Night in Canada, and Tennis Alberta. In January of 1990, while completing his degree in Recreation Administration, Steve established Ace Tennis Academy. In September of 1990 Steve started Sports For Kids.

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