Saturday Camps

 

Winter Saturday Camps have been Cancelled

We regret to inform you that due to COVID-19, the last three sessions of Saturday camps have been cancelled. This includes March 21st, March 28th and April 4th. Safety is our number one priority and we hope that everyone stays safe during this difficult time.

There are many resources available to continue learning about STEM at home. Check out the the links below to have some fun and engaging activities at home! For more education resources, download this app or check out this Google resource. Also, we will be regularly posting more resources and activity ideas on our social media!

Grade 4-6 Future Earth

Want to learn more about renewable energy? Check out this website to learn all about alternative energy sources! After that, you can DIY your own wind turbine. All it requires is some paper, thumb tacks, scissors and a pencil!

Grade 7-9 Mechanical Engineering

Do you have some extra straws lying around? Instead of putting them to waste, put your mechanical engineering skills that you've learned to the test by making a straw roller coaster! Do you have other craft material lying around? Check out this website for a whole list of easy-to-follow activities!

Grade 4-6 Pathways to Python and Grade 7-9 Power of Python

Did you know DiscoverE has a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)? Check it out for two FREE courses! Here is a list of other websites that offer a variety of coding activities and challenges:

Saturday Camps

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 at the University of Alberta's North Campus. There will be no camp on October 12th due to the Thanksgiving long weekend and February 15th due to the Family Day long weekend. 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.