Faculty of Science Summer Camps

Registration Information

Registration Information

Registration will open February 1st, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Click here or Register Now to access our secure online registration system when open. For additional information about registrations, contact us at scicamp@ualberta.ca.

The only payment type accepted using this system is credit card. We will not take cheques and we will not take registrations over the phone.

Cancellations and Refunds

Notice of all cancellations must be received in writing by e-mail to scicamp@ualberta.ca and are subject to the following conditions:
  • Cancellations received one or more working weeks prior to start of your camp is subject to a $25.00 administration fee.
  • Cancellations received less than one week prior to start of your camp will not be refunded.
  • There is a “no show, no refund” policy in effect.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations once a camp is in progress, except in case of illness or injury, in which case a doctor’s note will be required.
  • In cases of illness or injury, a full refund will be paid, less the $25.00 administrative fee and a prorated fee for camp days attended, when accompanied by a doctor’s note.
  • If the event is cancelled by our office, a full refund will be issued.

General Information

Drop-off and Pick-Up

Camps start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. Drop-off lasts 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Pick-up takes place from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Pick-up and drop-off supervision is included in camp fees.

Note: If your camper is expected to be late, call the summer camp coordinator at (780) 492 6688.
Note: Pick ups after 5:00 p.m. will incur a late fee of $5.00/minute for the first 5 minutes and $2.00/minute thereafter.

Sign-In and Sign-Out

For safety reasons, your child must be signed into camp every day; you may not “drop” your child off. Please contact us if someone other than you is authorized to pick up your child and is not listed during registration. In the event of an emergency, we want to have the most accurate information.

Parking, Location, and Public Transit

Click here for information about parking, our location, and about LRT/Bus Pick-Up.

Lunch

The first half hour of lunch break is taken inside the Central Academic Building (CAB) lower level. Campers must provide their own lunch everyday. However, campers will be escorted to the Students Union Building (SUB)  everyday if they need to purchase lunch. After the first half hour, campers will be taken outside to play before going back inside for afternoon activities.

For the safety of campers with allergies, please DO NOT bring nuts or nut products to camp. 

Note: The Faculty of Science is not responsible for vending machines and lost purchases. Vending machines are not under our control, however we can take campers to buy snacks or food prior to the start of lunch.


Policies

Disclaimers

The Faculty of Science and/or the University of Alberta ("University"), their agents, officials, officers, directors, employees, volunteers, contractors, servants or representatives are not responsible for any death, injury, loss or damage of any kind suffered by any person while participating in Science Camps and all related activities.

Our Commitment to Quality

We strive to make the camp experience as rewarding as possible for your child, and take great care in preparing a positive science experience for all participants.

Instructional Quality

Being directly affiliated with the University of Alberta, you can be assured that our camp program will meet the high standards of this university.

To ensure a quality experience, we limit the number of students in our camps and provide at least three camp leaders for each camp

Safety and Behaviour

Science Camp leaders are in the classroom at all times to supervise and mentor campers, and ensure every camper's safety and well being. Our instructors are provided with formal first aid training.

To ensure a quality experience and the safety of our campers and staff, we will contact parents/guardians if participant behaviour becomes a problem. We may ask parents/guardians to pick up the camper early if negative behaviour continues. Acts such as bullying, misbehaviour detrimental to the camp experience, damage to property, physical harm to other campers or staff are not acceptable at camp. If this behaviour is deemed serious and continuous, we will phone the parent/guardian and ask them to remove the camper and withdraw from camp for the remainder of the week.

Valuables

Bringing valuables like music players, electronic games, cell phones, etc. to camp for use during lunchtime, before and after camp is at the discretion of the parent/guardian and the Faculty of Science is not responsible for loss or damage to camper’s valuables.