Parent Dashboard

With our new registration system, we've developed a "Parent Dashboard" that allows you to see everything your camper is registered for at a glance! 

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Accessibility & Inclusion

Accommodations are available to registered campers with documented conditions who face barriers in the camp environment:

  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADHD)
  • Learning disabilities
  • Physical disabilities

Aide/Support Worker Guidelines:

  • Approval from the Program Coordinator to attend camp with your child;
  • Cleared Security Clearence with Vulnerable Sector Search and;
  • Must be 16 of age or older

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Members of the Between Friends I.C.A.N! program

Before- and After-Camp Care

Before- and after-camp care is on us! 

We are parents just like you, so we are happy to offer complementary before-and after-camp care for children and youth aged 3 - 14.
Campers will take part in introductions, creative play and interactive activities (i.e. camp songs, board games, storytelling, classic games, team building games, etc.) during before-and after-camp care.

  • Before-care: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
  • After-care: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Campers must be signed out by a parent or guardian. All campers must be picked up by 5:30 p.m. Otherwise, there will be a $5.00 fee for every fifteen minutes (or portion thereof) afterward. Parents and guardians who are repeatedly late for pickup will forfeit after care privileges. If children remain after 5:30 p.m. they will be brought to the MRU Camps office (EA 1016).

Camper Checklist

Here are all the things your camper will need to bring with them to camp: 

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen and bug spray

  • Water bottle

  • Nut-free lunch (unless enrolled in the lunch program)

  • At least two to four healthy snacks

  • Comfortable running shoes

  • Separate Pool Bag with Swimsuit and towel (if applicable)

  • Send a change of clothes with your child daily

  • Outdoor Adventures - Basic:
    Multi-geared bicycle & properly fitted helmet  *Bike storage is available on campus for the week of their program; must wear their MRU camps t-shirt for every trip

  • Youth Science Academy:
    lab-appropriate clothing (long pants, closed-toe shoes, hair tied back, no contact lenses)

  • Young, Junior and Senior Explorers:
    must wear their MRU camps t-shirt for every trip

  • Outdoor Climbing
    must wear their MRU camps t-shirt for every trip

  • Please leave ALL personal electronics, playing cards and valuables at home

Become a Partner or Donor

Through partnership and donations, MRU Camps' able to offer innovative and exciting opportunities to children and youth in Calgary and the surrounding areas. MRU Camps operates on a cost-recovery basis; therefore, partnerships within the community are essential in assisting with the marketing and promotion of our programs. These partnerships allow us to maintain the quality that our participants have come to expect.

Your contribution will allow us to:

  • purchase the most up-to-date equipment and supplies for our programming
  • develop new and innovative lesson plans for our programs
  • pay fair wages to our student-based staff
  • provide bursaries and scholarships to participants
  • provide enriching educational experiences for children and youth 3 to 17 years of age

To find out more about partnership opportunities, please contact us at 403.440.6001 or by email at

Bursary Program

Each summer we are able to send children and youth to camp with the generous support of our partners and donors. Last summer we provided tuition scholarships and lunches to 46 deserving children and youth throughout the city.
                                       Bursary program has been suspended until next year!

  How to Apply:

  • Complete and submit the 2020 Bursary Application Form with subject line MRU Camps RE: Bursary Application to
  • Due to the volume of applications we receive, we kindly ask you do not contact us regarding the status of your application. We will notify the status of your application via email.

  Please note:

  • The bursary application deadlines are as followed: TBD.
  • Approved bursary applicants will receive full or partial funding for the programming cost. Both full and partial funding include the coverage of the lunch program in full.
  • The bursary application is designed to be fair and are granted to those who would not be able to attend camp without financial assistance.

Lunch Program - Optional

MRU Camps and Dana Hospitality are pleased to offer healthy and hearty meals for our campers. 

MRU Camps had made every attempt to avoid nuts in its meals, however we cannot guarantee that lunch ingredients have not come into contact with nuts and nut products. We strongly encourage campers with nut allergies or other food allergies to bring their lunch from home. 

For questions about ingredients used in our lunch program, please contact Dana Hospitality Manager at 403.440.6328

Please do not sign up for the optional lunch program if your child is registered for a field trip camp or a camp with off campus trips.

Parking Information

You can park in Lot 5 on the EAST side of campus. The maximum allowable time for Lot 5 without paying is 30 minutes.

Please note: On June 30, 2017, for safety reasons Mount Royal University permanently closed two sections of Mount Royal Circle, an inner campus road that goes around our main building.

Parking map of campus - Suggests using the 30 minute free parking in Lot 5, which is on the north side of Mount Royal Circle


Payment Plan

Looking for a payment option? 

Payment plan option is now available for you! Payment plan will allow you to pay your camp tuition amounts on a bi-weekly basis instead of in full upon enrollment. Your payment invoices are due on June 15, June 30, and July 15.

Deposit plus a $3.00 processing fee is due upon enrollment and is non-refundable. 

***The original dates for payment invoices have been pushed back from June 15th, June 30th, & July 15th to help ease financial burden and uncertainty during this time.

Pool Time Requirements


Selected camps (please see below) will go swimming every day. Please pack a swim suit and towel in a seperate pool bag. Your camper may opt out of swimming and participate in alternate play, provided you have discussed this beforehand with the MRU Camps Administrative team. 

Note: All campers need to pass a height requirement (3 feet and 8 inches) before entering the pool. If they do not meet the height requirement they are kindly asked to wear a life jacket prior to entering the pool. Our staff to camper ratio is 1:8 and during pool time we have full staff coverage in all areas of the pool (i.e. divind board, life jacket station, shallow/deep end, change rooms, washrooms, and pool deck). In addition to MRU Camps staff we have 5 to 6 life guards on duty during pool time.


Swim Test:

  • Only applicable for campers who are keen on swimming in the deep end.
  • The swim test consists of a 25-yard swim, during which campers are asked to achieve the following: jump into the pool, submerge fully, return to the surface and immediately begin swimming without pushing off the wall. Swim in a horizontal position on top of the water using a forward crawl or breaststroke. 

The following camps will partake in swimming during summer: Jr. Sports Highlights, Sr. Sports Highlights, Zen Kids, MRU Minis, FUNdamentals, Discoverers, Leaders in Training, Mythbusters, Mathamagicians Corner, Outdoor Climbing (no swimming Thurs & Fri), Youth Science Academy, C.A.T.S., Maker Lab, MRU Juniors Club, and Podcasting Boot Camp. 

Program Expectations

Please note the following:

  • All campers must be the appropriate age for the camp by the first day of camp.
  • As part of the program, camps may leave their facility to walk to nearby green spaces and fields.
  • Children must be toilet trained, do not send your child in a diaper or pull up.
  • The program descriptions represents programming possibilitiies only. In order to facilitate the best instruction possible, Instructors are given the opportunity to alter programming to suit their groups under the guidance of the Program Coordinator and Program Supervisors. Therefore, the following descriptions present only a sample of the potential activities offered. Not all activities described will necessarily be offered in each session. Please note ALL of our camps do P.L.A.Y. (Physical Literacy and You) for one hour every day.

MRU Camps supports Mount Royal’s core values by fostering diversity and inclusiveness in a safe, respectful environment. We expect parents, campers and MRU Camps staff to treat each other with mutual respect.

At times, a behavioural issue may arise with a child. We will strive to resolve the situation and keep your child involved in activities whenever possible. On occasion, it may be necessary to give a child time away from an activity. In this situation, you will be notified by your child’s camp leader at the end of the day.

If the behaviour persists and can not be adequately resolved, or the situation is severe, you will be contacted immediately by an MRU Camps administrative staff. If the behaviour continues, your child will be removed from the camp and you will be contacted to pick them up immediately. If you are not available to pick up your child, your emergency contact will be required to do so.

Mount Royal University values positivity and respect. Any form of disrespect will not be tolerated. Disrespectful behaviour by parents or campers can lead to withdrawal from MRU Camps without a refund. 

Terms and Conditions

Refund Policy: All refunds (only applicable if tuition is paid in full) are subject to an administration fee of 15% of camp tuition. You must submit a written request for a refund no later than seven (7) business days before the camp start date.

Installment Payment Policy: 25% deposit of camp tuition plus a $3.00 processing fee is due upon enrollment and is non-refundable. 

Processing Fee: A $3.00 processing fee is added to all transactions paid with a credit card(s). The $3.00 processing fee is a one time payment.

Withdrawal Policy: Withdrawal from a camp may be requested on or before the official camp end date. No tuition refund will be issued. Written note from a physician may be required for an illness or injury related withdrawal.

To request or to withdraw from a camp, please submit the request in writing to MRU Camps Administrative Team at Include the following information: parent name, camper name, camper date of birth, phone number, address, email address, camp reference number (CRN), camp name, camp start and end dates.

Privacy: The information that you provide to Mount Royal University when you register for MRU Camps is collected under the Post-Secondary Learning Act and Freedom of Information and Protection Act in the Province of Alberta, Section 33(c). This information will be used for academic administration of Mount Royal support services, scholarships and financial aid awards, marketing and recruitment activities. Your personal information is protected and can be reviewed upon request subject to the provisions under the FOIP Act. The complete statement and further contact information is available at

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