DiscoverE

Edmonton Summer Camps

About Edmonton Camps

DiscoverE has delivered fun and engaging summer camps to youth in Edmonton since 1993. In 2016, we won the Metro Edmonton Community Choice Award for Summer Camps! Campers will learn science, technology, and engineering concepts through exciting hands-on projects and demonstrations. Our instructors are University of Alberta students who act as mentors in higher education. Some of our instructors were originally DiscoverE campers themselves!

Our Edmonton camps are run on University of Alberta's North Campus. Camp hours are from 8:30am to 4:00pm and early drop-off occurs from 8:00am to 8:30am while late pick-up is from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. All camps cost $275, except for camp weeks with a statutory holiday, which cost $225. Partial and full bursaries are available for youth in need. Our camps are designed for the stated grade ranges - please do not register your child in a camp outside their grade range. The grades listed indicate the grade completed as of June 2018.

On the last day of every camp, parents have the chance to come to campus and check out what their kids have been working on all week in our Open House!

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office. Please familiarize yourself with DiscoverE's camp policies.

Wrap Up the Perfect Gift

Print out this certificate (PDF), and tuck it in a new backpack or put it in a traditional gift box complete with colorful paper and a bow. No matter how it's delivered, imagine the delight when the gift is opened, and the child discovers that camp is in his or her future.

(Disclaimer: The Camp Gift Certificate simply indicates that together you are going to choose a camp that is the best fit for your child and your family or you have already registered for a summer camp. This certificate has no monetary value.)

Camp Schedule

Faded dots signify weeks when the camp is full. Current registration information can be viewed by holding your mouse over one of the dots on the schedule, or by calling our office at 780-492-8779.
  • Circles indicate when a camp is running.
  • For communities outside of Edmonton, see Remote and Rural Camps.

Camp Descriptions

Kindergarten
Grades 1 - 2
Grades 3 - 4
Grades 5 - 6
Grades 7 - 8

Kindergarten

New Scientists

Field of study: Science
Focus: General Science

Explore fascinating science through nature, playing, and learning.

Grades 1 - 2

Aquatic Discoveries

Field of study: Science
Focus: Aquatic and Marine Biology

Discover the underwater world! Campers will explore the biology of fish, aquatic organisms, and marine mammals.

eDiscoveries

Field of study: Technology
Focus: General Technology

Discover the electronic world! Campers will learn about simple logic used in programming, technology, and build simple robots.

Engineering Discoveries

Field of study: Engineering
Focus: General Engineering

Discover the world of engineering! Campers will learn about all the different fields of engineering and how engineering has shaped our world.

Scientific Discoveries

Field of study: Science
Focus: General Science

Discover the world of science! Campers will learn about scientists, and the different fields of study in science.

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Grades 3 - 4

AnatoME

Field of study: Science
Focus: Anatomy

Campers will learn about the amazing human body, how it works, and how body systems interact.

Buildings & Structures

Field of study: Engineering
Focus: Civil Engineering

Love to build? Campers will learn about structures and buildings, exploring architecture and industrial design.

Fabulous Flora

Field of study: Science
Focus: Botany

Campers will explore the magical natural world of plants. Campers will learn about growing plants, plant-based agriculture and the parts of plants.

Stop Motion Magic

Field of study: Technology
Focus: Film Production

Campers will gain hands-on experience with stop motion animation by making their own film!

Grades 5 - 6

Biomedical Engineering 5 - 6

Field of study: Engineering
Focus: Biomedical Engineering

Campers will learn about the innovative field of biomedical engineering, enhancing and assisting the human body through engineering!

The Science of Hogwarts

Field of study: Science
Focus: General Science

Calling all Potterheads! Learn about scientific principles that can appear like magic in this fun Harry Potter-themed camp.

Robotics 5 - 6

Field of study: Technology
Focus: Robotics

Campers will use our huge collection of Lego Mindstorms robotics kits to build and program robots to complete challenges.

Web DEsign

Field of study: Technology
Focus: Website Design

Campers will learn the basics of user experience design to design and build a website.

Grades 7 - 8

Biomedical Engineering 7 - 8

Field of study: Engineering
Focus: Biomedical Engineering

Campers will learn about the innovative field of biomedical engineering, enhancing and assisting the human body through engineering!

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Field of study: Science
Focus: Forensic Science

Campers will learn about the science of forensics to solve crimes!

Robotics 7 - 8

Field of study: Technology
Focus: Robotics

Campers will use our huge collection of Lego Mindstorms robotics kits to build and program robots to complete challenges.

Gaming Creatives

Field of study: Technology
Focus: Video Game Design

Campers will create art assets for a video game, including characters, graphics, and music.