DiscoverE

Saturday Camps

Registration for Fall 2018 Saturday Camps is now open!

Fun at DiscoverE continues into the school year with our Saturday Camps. We run our Saturday Engineering and Science Camps and Saturday Technology Camps on the University of Alberta's North Campus in the Fall and again in the Winter. All our camps our designed to get all youth excited in STEM, while our all-girls camps are focused specifically on encouraging female mentorship.

DiscoverE previously offered Saturday Girls Clubs (GEM and GCC). These clubs were an excellent way to engage young girls in STEM and provide positive role models through our instructors, who were current undergraduate women from across campus. We are continuing our amazing girls-only programs, but we are adding all-gender programming as well. The content of the all-girls section is exactly the same content that is presented in the all-gender section, so please do not enroll in both.

Camp registration for Fall 2018 closes Friday, September 28th
Camp registration for Winter 2019 will open on Monday, December 3rd at 12:00pm and close on Friday, January 25th.

The registration cost is $250 per camp. Bursaries are available.

Camps meet for three hours on ten consecutive Saturdays at the University of Alberta's North Campus. For campers that would like to participate in both morning and afternoon camps, lunch time supervision will be provided.

All of our camps will showcase projects and programs that your children will not have seen in past DiscoverE camps or clubs.

Saturday STEM Camps

These camps are an opportunity for participants to experience the excitement of science, engineering, and math through fun and interactive hands-on activities and challenges. Participants will develop problem-solving and practical skills required to be successful in engineering and science. Saturday STEM Camps will also feature visits from experts in science and engineering fields and tours of laboratories on campus when applicable.

Saturday Tech Camps

Participants will engage in hands-on activities and projects with various software, hardware, technical and computer programming languages. Previous coding or technical experience is not necessary, as participants will build on technology fundamentals throughout the program. University students will provide one-on-one mentorship, and facilitate visits by computing science experts.

Fall 2018

Saturday STEM Camps

Grade 4 to 6, Discovering Engineering

Each week, participants will learn about different engineering fields, and complete projects related to these disciplines. Participants will be visited by mentors working in these fields and will have the opportunity to visit facilities and labs on campus that employ these concepts in real life!

Grade 7 to 9, Groundbreaking STEMineers

Each week we will choose a different inspiring engineer or scientist and participants will complete projects and learn about the impact these STEM pioneers have had on our world today! This program features different engineers and scientists than last year's club!

Saturday Tech Camps

Grade 4 to 6, Graphic Design

This camp is project based. Participants will learn how to design across many different design programs.

Grade 7 to 9, Game Design

Participants will use Stencyl to create their own video game. Stencyl is a drag and drop programming system.

Fall Schedule

Camp runs from September 29th to December 8th. Due to the statutory holiday, there will be no camp on October 6th.

 

 Saturday STEM Camps

 Saturday Tech Camps

   Grade 4 - 6
 Grade 7 - 9
 Grade 4 - 6
Grade 7 - 9

 9:00am - 12:00pm

 Discovering Engineering (All Girls)
 Groundbreaking STEMineers (All Gender)
 Graphic Design (All Gender)
 Game Design (All Girls)

 1:00pm - 4:00pm

 Discovering Engineering (All Gender)
 Groundbreaking STEMineers (All Girls)
 Graphic Design (All Girls)
 Game Design (All Gender)


Winter 2019

Saturday STEM Camps

Grade 4 - 6, Structural and Civil Engineering

Participants will gain a much better insight into these streams of engineering and complete hands-on projects in each area. Participants will be visited by mentors working in these fields and will have the opportunity to visit facilities and labs on campus that employ these concepts in real life!

Grade 7 - 9, Chemical, Material and Environmental Engineering.

Explore these three exciting engineering disciplines and go more in-depth into each specialization. Participants will be visited by mentors working in these fields and will have the opportunity to visit facilities and labs on campus that employ these concepts in real life!

Saturday Tech Camps

Winter tech camp details coming soon!

Grade 4 - 6, Tech in Business – Level 1
Grade 7 - 9, Tech in Business – Level 2

Winter Schedule

Camp runs from January 26th to April 6th. Due to the statutory holiday, there will be no camp on February 16th.

 

 Saturday STEM Camps

 Saturday Tech Camps

   Grade 4 - 6
 Grade 7 - 9
 Grade 4 - 6
Grade 7 - 9

 9:00am - 12:00pm

Structural and Civil Engineering (All Girls)
Chemical, Material, and Environmental Engineering (All Gender)
Tech in Business, Level 1 (All Gender)
Tech in Business, Level 2 (All Girls)

 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Structural and Civil Engineering (All Gender)
Chemical, Material, and Environmental Engineering (All Girls)
Tech in Business, Level 1 (All Girls)
Tech in Business, Level 2 (All Gender)