Fall Science Camp
As we face the possibility of disruption to the school schedule in September due to the labour dispute, we are mobilizing our resources to support families in our community by providing quality learning experiences if school is not in session.
While we can’t replace the needs for formal classroom learning, we will offer programs that enrich young minds and skill development opportunities.
Who are they for?
Our Fall Science Camps are intended for British Columbian families of elementary children affected by school closures. We will run three concurrent camps each week on school days, Monday–Friday, 9am–3pm. The three offerings are:
Kindergarten Science Camp
This camp is specially designed for kindergarten students (born in 2009 and entering kindergarten this school year). We are currently accepting 16 registrants per week.
Primary Science Camp
This camp is specially designed for primary students (born in 2007 & 2008 and entering grade 1 or 2 this school year). We are currently accepting 24 registrants per week.
Intermediate Science Camp
This camp is specially designed for intermediate students (born in 2004, 2005 & 2006 and entering grade 3–5 this school year). We are currently accepting 24 registrants per week.
What will children do?
Each camp will be led by one of our professional staff members and supported by our team of Science Facilitators, Curators and special guest presenters. Days will be composed of gallery and exhibit exploration, dynamic science demonstrations, hands-on extension activities in our labs and a week-long project that builds skills and broader understanding over the 5 days. Due to the rapid mobilization of these camp programs, the schedule will be subject to change but a general hourly overview will be provided.
How much will it cost?
Science World Members: $250 + tax for 1 week (5 days)
General Public: $275 + tax for 1 week (5 days)
What will happen when the school year begins?
If school resumes before your camp week begins, we'll provide a full refund. Reimbursement will not be granted for other cancellations. Pro-rated refunds are NOT available for days absent from a registered program. If school resumes in the middle of a camp week, free passes will be given to each registrant per day cancelled.
Summer Science Camp
Thank you to everyone that participated in our Summer Science Camps this year—we had tons of fun!
Make sure to bookmark this page for March 2015 when we'll post details about registering for our next Summer Camp season.
Want to Help?
Research has measured a significant loss in skills and knowledge among students who are not engaged in meaningful educational experiences over the summer months, and the effect is especially prominent for low income families who cannot afford to provide diverse enrichment opportunities for their children. Your gift will extend the work we've done with students throughout the school year with our after-school program, Super Science Club, to build their confidence and enthusiasm for science when they return to class in the fall.