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 2017.

 

WHEN ARE CAMPS TAKING PLACE?

The 2017 Camp season will be taking place from July 4 to August 25, 2017. To check out our current Summer Camp Schedule, please visit the camp schedule page.

 

WHAT ARE THIS YEARS THEMES?

During the summer of 2017, Science Venture will be offering the following summer camp themes (click the camp types for more details):

+ STEM-u Camps

  • Junior Scientists (gr. 1)
  • Undergrads (gr. 2)
  • Grads (gr. 3/4)
  • Masters (gr. 5/6)
  • PhDs (gr. 7/8/9) *New for 2017

+ Maker Camps

  • Mini Makers (gr. 1/2)
  • Mega Makers (gr. 3/4)
  • Master Makers (gr. 5/6) *New for 2017
  • Ultra Makers (gr. 7/8/9)
  • Code Makers (gr. 3/4 & gr. 5/6)
  • Coder Girl (gr. 3/4 & 5/6)

+ Speciality Camps

  • Behind the Scenes! (gr. 3/4 & gr. 5/6)
  • Ocean Explorers (gr. 3/4 & gr. 5/6) *New for 2017
  • History Bytes (gr. 7/8/9) *New for 2017

+ Space Camps

  • Cosmic Curiosity! (gr. 3/4/5 & gr. 6/7/8)
  • AstroLAB (gr. 3/4/5 & gr. 6/7/8)

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 Monday, April 3, 2017 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 2017 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.