Kids Connect

Students in grades four through seven can access homework help, participate in recreational activities, practice social and life skills, and get to know other children in their neighbourhoods in a safe, structured and positive environment. Staff have grade-appropriate educational activities for students who do not bring their homework. Kids Konnect runs in the following locations:

  • Bethany Chapel – Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:00 pm
  • Rosscarrock – Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:00 pm
  • Shaganappi Village – Mondays 3:30 – 5:00 pm

To register, call (403) 543-0555.

Tutoring Program (Shaganappi)

This program, based in Shaganappi, connects children and youth with positive peers, teaches life skills and problem solving, and aides participants in developing effective/functional social and community skills. Students will have help identifying their academic areas of weakness with staff and will develop individualized study programs that meet their academic needs.

To register, call (403) 543-0555.

Spring & Summer Camps

Summer in the City

Closer to Home’s Summer in the City day camp serves families experiencing financial barriers, language barriers and who may have limited knowledge of, or access to community resources and/or socio-cultural barriers to community integration. The camp provides children in grades 1 to 6 with opportunities to learn important values and life skills including self-confidence, teamwork, communication, inclusion, discipline, respect, education and fair play. Kids participate in recreation and group activities, and also get the chance to go on field trips (past camps have gone to the Calgary Zoo, Glenbow Museum and more).

To register, call (403) 543-0555.

Girl Power

This spring break camp is designed to build mental health capacity in young girls from ages 9-12. In using a variety of activities staff will teach skills such as problem solving and self-care. Participants will learn the importance of self-care and loving yourself for who you are. Through various activities and meaningful conversations, the girls will learn how to recognize what self-care skills they already have and how to continue to build on them. In developing their self-care tool box, the girls will be able to recognize situations that are causing them stress and engage in the self-care needed to ensure their mental health is taken care of. This will promote positive mental health and allow the girls to face challenges with a tool box full of activities to overcome them.

To register, call (403) 543-0555.