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2017 Science Summer Camp Offerings

 Faculty of Science Summer Camps

 Other Science Summer Programs

For your participants grade in their next school year (2017)


Need to Know:

  • All camps are designed for campers entering the following grades in their next school year (2017).
  • With our diverse range of camps, there is something for everyone. No experience required for any camps!
  • Please see our Registration Information or Frequently Ask Questions section for more information.

Camp Hours

  • Full-Day: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
  • Morning Half-Day: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Afternoon Half-Day: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Campers have the option of registering in two half camps known as a combo camp for a full day experience. Space is limited within combo camps. Campers registered in combo camps will not need parents to be present at lunchtime transition.

Going into Grades 1-2 (Minis)

Cyber Minis (Half-Day - Morning) 

Let your imagination run wild. In this introductory computer camp, you will be introduced to creative computing, problem-solving, video games, and much more.

*Limited Combo Camps with Minecraft Minis Available*

**Camp will not take place on the holiday Monday, August 7. Special pricing applies.

  • July 10-14 (Morning), Price: $150

  • July 17-21 (Morning), Price: $150 (FULL)

  • Aug 8-11**(Morning), Price: $120 (FULL)

Minecraft Minis *NEW* (Half-Day - Afternoon)

 

Learn the basics of Minecraft on the computer, complete fun challenges, and work as a team to build your own world.

*Limited Combo Camps with Cyber Minis Available*

**Camp will not take place on the holiday Monday, August 7. Special pricing applies.

  • July 10-14 (Afternoon), Price: $150 (FULL)
  • July 17-21 (Afternoon), Price: $150 (FULL)
  • Aug 8-11**(Afternoon), Price: $120 (FULL)

Nature Minis *NEW* (Half-Day - Afternoon) (FULL)

 

Discover the world around you in this fun introductory nature camp. Learn about animals, plants, rocks, bugs, fossils and more. Visit cool museums, and explore the outdoors with activities.

*Camp will not take place on the holiday Monday, July 3. Special pricing applies.*

*Limited Combo Camps with Sci Minis Available*

  • July 4-7* (Afternoon), Price: $120 (FULL)
  • July 24-28 (Afternoon), Price: $150 (FULL)
  • July 31- Aug 4 (Afternoon), Price: $150 (FULL)

Sci Minis (Half-Day - Morning) (FULL)

Explore the wonderful world of science. Each day, you will discover different science topics and learn how science shapes the world around us. Participate in cool, hands-on activities and experiments, and see fascinating demonstrations.

*Camp will not take place on the holiday Monday, July 3. Special pricing applies.*

*Limited Combo Camps with Nature Minis Available*

  • July 4-7* (Morning), Price: $120 (FULL)
  • July 24-28 (Morning), Price: $150 (FULL)
  • July 31- Aug 4 (Morning), Price: $150 (FULL)

Going into Grades 3-4 (Juniors)

Cyber Juniors (Half-Day - Morning) (FULL)

Solve technological challenges while learning computing fundamentals through problem-solving activities, computer animation, video game creation, and programming basics.

*Camp will not take place on the holiday Monday, July 3. Special pricing applies.*

*Limited Combo Camps with Minecraft Juniors Available*

  • July 4-7* (Morning), Price: $120 (FULL)
  • July 31- Aug 4 (Morning), Price: $150 (FULL)

Minecraft Juniors (Half-Day - Afternoon) (FULL)

Take the next steps with Minecraft. Learn more about the game, compete, and complete fun challenges with a group.

*Camp will not take place on the holiday Monday, July 3. Special pricing applies.*

*Limited Combo Camps with Cyber Juniors and Robotics Juniors Available*

  • July 4-7* 
    (Afternoon), Price: $120 (FULL)
  • July 24-28, (Afternoon), Price: $150 (FULL)
  • July 31- Aug 4 (Afternoon), Price: $150 (FULL)
  • August 14-18 (Afternoon), Price: $150 (FULL)

Robotics Juniors *NEW* (Half-Day - Morning) (FULL)

 

Learn the basics of robotics using Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots. Complete fun challenges, and build cool robots.

*Limited Combo Camps with Minecraft Juniors Available* (SOLD OUT)

  • July 24-28 (Morning), Price: $150 (FULL)
  • August 14-18 (Morning), Price: $150 (FULL)

Designing with Computers (All Girls) (FULL)

Explore technology using computers to design art and graphics, create interactive programs, and animate on the computer. Solve puzzles, and experience the diverse world of computing.

  • July 17-21, Price: $275 (FULL)

Dino Juniors 


Did you know that Alberta is home to some of the richest deposits of dinosaur fossils in the world? Explore the prehistoric past with our world-famous paleontologists. Build your own fossils, learn about fossil preservation and excavation, analyze dinosaur trackways, and visit our exclusive fossil collections.

  • July 17-21, Price: $275 
  • August 14-18, Price: $275


Nature Juniors 


Love nature? Learn about biology and earth science topics like insects, animals, plants, rocks, and minerals. Explore campus, observe science in the river valley, and visit our museums and collections while learning about a variety of nature-focused science topics.

*Camp will not take place on the holiday Monday, August 7. Special pricing applies.

  • July 10-14, Price: $275 
  • August 8-11*, Price: $220 

Sci Juniors 

Sci Kids

Discover all about different areas of science through hands-on activities, experiments, and challenges. Experience a wide range of topics of science and find your passion.

*Camp will not take place on the holiday Monday,  August 7. Special pricing applies.

  • July 24-28, Price: $275 
  • August 8-11, Price: $220* (FULL)
  • August 21-25, Price: $275 (FULL)

Space Juniors 


A great way to launch into the out of this-world field of space science. Learn all about the solar system, space rocks, space exploration, robotics, and more. 

 

  • July 10-14, Price: $275 (FULL)
  • July 31-Aug 4, Price: $275 
  • August 14-18, Price: $275

Going into Grades 5-6 (Explorers)

Computing Science Explorers (FULL)

Intro to Games

Learn how to make animated programs and interactive games on the computer to share with others. Discover the world of web design, program robots in action, and create cool 3D designs. 

  • July 10-14, Price: $275 (FULL)
  • July 24-28, Price: $275 (FULL)
  • July 31-Aug 4, Price: $275 (FULL)
  • August 21-25, Price: $275 (FULL)

Forensic Explorers 


Do you love mysteries? Learn how science can help solve mysteries and crimes. Understand what makes you unique by studying fingerprints, handwriting, hair analysis. Collect and record evidence at a mock crime scene, combine science techniques with your deduction skills to crack the case.

*Camp will not take place on the holiday Monday, July 3. Special pricing applies.*

  • July 4-7*, Price: $220 (FULL)
  • July 31 - Aug 4, Price: $275


Minecraft Explorers (FULL)


Anything you imagine, you can build. Minecraft newbies and experts alike will learn about custom blocks and circuits, science in Minecraft, farming, pixel art. Work together to solve challenges, and build your own community within Minecraft.

*Camp will not take place on the holiday Monday,  August 7. Special pricing applies.

  • July 17-21, Price: $275 (FULL)
  • July 31 - Aug 4, Price: $275 (FULL)
  • August 8-11, Price: $220* (FULL)
  • August 21-25, Price: $275 (FULL)

Robotics Explorers (FULL)


Program a robot, and learn how to control its sense of touch, vision, movement, and hearing. Using Lego EV3 technology, teams of two will work together to accomplish challenges that test their use of logic and creativity. 

*Camp will not take place on the holiday Monday, July 3. Special pricing applies.*

*Camp will not take place on the holiday Monday, August 7. Special pricing applies.

  • July 4-7*, Price: $220 (FULL)
  • August 8-11*, Price: $220 (FULL)


Sci Explorers *NEW* (FULL)


Calling all future scientists. Do you like chemistry, biology, psychology, physics, or other areas of science? Learn about different subjects each day by performing hands-on activities and experiments in this interdisciplinary science camp.

  • July 10-14, Price: $275 (FULL)
  • July 17-21, Price: $275 (FULL)
  • August 14-18, Price: $275 (FULL)

Space Explorers 


Explore space science concepts through activities in hands-on rocketry, meteorites and crater impacts, spectral analysis, the power of the sun, astronaut safety, space landers, and robotics. 

  • July 17-21, Price: $275
  • July 24-28, Price: $275

Going into Grades 7-8 (Challengers)

Computing Science Challengers (FULL)

  Upgrade your computing skills. Using a variety of tools, software, and computing languages, you will learn about the diverse world of computing science. Students will be challenged by computing concepts such as computer programming, 3D design, and animation. Interact with emerging technology such as Arduinos, create your own web page, and much more.  

*Camp will not take place on the holiday Monday, August 7. Special pricing applies.
  • July 24-28, Price: $275 (FULL)
  • August 8-11*, Price: $275 (FULL)
  • August 21-25, Price: $275 (FULL)


Game Design Challengers 

Introduction to Games

Design and build your own video game by learning how to use game design tools such as Scratch, Kodu, Game Maker, Twine, and more. Create artwork, design characters, learn about storytelling in games, program interactive elements, and create a game to take home.

  • July 17-21, Price: $275 (FULL)
  • July 31 - Aug 4, Price: $275 (FULL)
  • August 14-18, Price: $275

Minecraft Challengers 


Want to learn how to use Minecraft in different and creative ways? Take your skills to the next level by learning about creating custom mods using the Blockly computing language, developing your own games in Minecraft using custom characters, and much more. 

*Camp will not take place on the holiday Monday, July 3. Special pricing applies.*

  • July 4-7*, Price: $220 
  • July 10-14, Price: $275 (FULL)
  • July 24-28, Price: $275 (FULL)
  • August 14-18, Price: $275 (FULL)

Space Challengers 

Space Challengers

Get up close with meteorites from our collection, build and design your own model rockets, test virtual rockets with Kerbal Space Program, practice working at mission control, and much more. Learn about space science through opportunities in hands-on exploration, discovery, and critical thinking.

*Camp will not take place on the holiday Monday, July 3. Special pricing applies.*

*Camp will not take place on the holiday Monday, August 7. Special pricing applies.

  • July 4-7, Price: $220 
  • August 8-11*, Price: $220


Going into Grades 9-11 (Innovators)

Computing Science Innovators (FULL)


Will you be the next computing science innovator? Learn more about computing science by through hands-on programming, 3D design, Arduinos, and more. No computing experience necessary.

*Camp will not take place on the holiday Monday, July 3. Special pricing applies.*

  • July 4-7*, Price: $220 (FULL)


Game Design Innovators (FULL)


Interested in designing interactive computer games? Design and create interactive stories using ScriptEase II, Kodu, Game Maker and other tools. These student-friendly tools allow campers with or without programming experience to create games. Learn about game development concepts and character design, use 3D design tools, and much more.

  • July 10-14, Price: $275 (FULL)