DiscoverE

Saturday Camps

Registration for Fall Saturday Camps is Now Open!

Fun at DiscoverE continues into the school year with our Saturday Camps. Our Saturday Camps run on the University of Alberta's North Campus between September and April, with one session in the Fall and one session in the Winter. All of our camps are designed to get youth excited about STEM and to foster mentorship.

The registration cost is $275 per camp. Bursaries are available.

Camps meet for three hours on ten consecutive Saturdays (excluding Thanksgiving weekend) 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

In our STEM camps, participants engage with a variety of concepts relating to science, technology, engineering and math through fun and interactive hands-on activities and challenges. Participants will develop practical skills and gain experience with problem-solving, all while completing fun activities that encourage a lifelong interest in STEM fields. Our Saturday STEM Camps also provide mentorship opportunities, inviting experts from science and engineering fields into the classroom and providing tours of laboratories on campus when applicable.

Saturday Tech Camps

In our Tech camps, participants engage with various software, hardware and technical components of modern computers and programming languages. Previous coding or technical experience is not necessary, as participants will build an understanding of technology fundamentals throughout the program. For those with previous experience, there is lots of opportunity to grow their knowledge base and practice their skills. University students will provide one-on-one mentorship, and facilitate visits by computing science experts.

Fall 2019

Saturday STEM Camps

Grade 4 - 6, Space and Astronomy

Participants will explore the wonders of Space and learn about how different fields of Science and Engineering contribute to fields like space exploration and astronomy. Participants will engage with hands-on projects that enable them to learn and experience fields relating to space and astronomy.

Grade 7 - 9, Innovative STEM-ineers

Each week, participants will learn about an important figure in a STEM field and explore how their research shaped or re-shaped scientific understanding. Participants will engage in the theory behind scientific discoveries and will attempt to re-create the experiments that led to innovations in STEM fields.

Saturday Tech Camps

Grade 4 - 6, Coding Basics: Scratch

Participants will use block based coding in the program Scratch to design and create programs and games that utilize programming logic to accomplish a task. Participants will learn about the different aspects of coding logic, and will engage with Scratch to use their knowledge creatively.


Grade 7 - 9, Amazing Arduino 

Participants will use arduinos to complete a variety of tasks. They will learn about the physical side of computers using a programmable microcontroller and the software side of computers through coding programs in the coding language C++.

Fall Schedule

Camp runs from September 28th to December 7th. Due to the statutory holiday, there will be no camp on October 12th, 2019.

 

 Saturday STEM Camps

 Saturday Tech Camps

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

 9:00am - 12:00pm

Space and Astronomy (All Girls)
Innovative STEM-ineers
Coding Basics: Scratch
Amazing Arduinos (All Girls)

 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Space and Astronomy
Innovative STEM-ineers (All Girls)
Coding Basics: Scratch (All Girls)
Amazing Arduinos