About Camps

What is a Science Venture camp?

During the months of July and August, Science Venture runs weekly day camps at the University of Victoria. Each camp group is lead by two university students, who deliver innovative, fun, and hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math programming. Campers get the opportunity to explore the university, meet researchers, and conduct experiments in real labs.  Programs are offered to youth entering Grade 1-9 in the Fall of 2018.

 

WHEN ARE CAMPS TAKING PLACE?

The 2018 Camp season will be taking place from July 2 to August 24, 2018. To check out our current Summer Camp Schedule, please visit the camp schedule page.

 

WHAT ARE THIS YEARS THEMES?

During the summer of 2018, Science Venture will offer the following summer camp themes: (click the camp types for more details): Additional Programs will be added shortly. 

+ STEM-u Camps

  • Junior Scientists (gr. 1)
  • Undergrads (gr. 2)
  • Grads (gr. 3/4)
  • Masters (gr. 5/6)
  • PhDs (gr. 7-9)

+ Maker Camps

  • Mini Makers (gr. 1/2)
  • Mega Makers (gr. 3/4)
  • Master Makers (gr. 5/6)
  • Ultra Makers (gr. 7-9)
  • Codemakers (gr. 5/6 & gr.7-9)
  • Coder Girl (gr. 3/4 & 5/6)

+ Speciality Camps

  • STEAM Studio (gr. 3/4 & gr. 5/6)*New for 2018
  • Mini Med (gr. 3/4 & gr. 5/6) *New for 2018
  • Text Bytes (gr. 7-9)

WHAT ARE CAMP HOURS? 

Summer camps run Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Extended hours are available for an additional $30/week, which allows parents to drop off as early as 8:00 am and pick up as late as 5:00 pm.

WHEN CAN I REGISTER? 

Camp registration opens Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 7:00 am.  Visit scienceventure.ca/register to setup your account today!

WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY? 

Due to non-recoverable costs, each registration includes a $50 non-refundable deposit. Given two weeks notice, we will refund the remainder of your registration. We will not provide any refund with less than two weeks notice. Exchange of equal value is possible, subject to availability.

What about students entering grades 10-12?

For students entering grades 10-12 in the Fall of 2018 we have our Junior Counsellor Leadership Program. For more information, please check out the volunteer page of our website.

WHAT TRAINING DO STAFF RECEIVE?  

All Science Venture instructors have:

  • First Aid and CPR certificate
  • Criminal Record Checks

Extensive pre-camp training includes: lab safety, WHMIS, earthquake safety, behaviour management, communication, and program design.

where can I get the camper package?

The camper package, available for families who have registered campers, is available here. This document provides useful information for your campers' week, such as what to bring, where to go and details about our end of week events.