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Geering Up Summer Science Camps in KelownaGeering Up is amping up the S.T.E.M. again this summer in Kelowna! Come join us for an action packed week-long summer day camps. 

Geering Up camps are all about making Science Technology and Engineering hands-on and exciting. Each day is a dynamic mix of hands-on activities, demonstrations, tours, mentors, and design challenges. Our camps are taught by experienced university students with a passion for their field of study. In addition to all of this, we ensure each camper spends, at least, one hour of each day participating in active games outside.

Looking for accommodation during your camp? UBC’s Okanagan campus offers a variety of accommodations for students, families, and groups!

2018 Camp Descriptions

The activities done at camp are different each year. Our team of Instructors plan the curriculum at the end of June. We don’t send out exact schedules, as our camps are fluid and our instructors tailor each week to the campers. The table below should give you a good idea of the activities we do in each camp!

We bring in mentors or go on a field trip at least once for each camp, and our camps include a wide range of science and engineering topics. We avoid repeat activities that have occurred in the recent past to avoid kids experiencing the same camp year to year – so every summer, get ready for a brand new week of science and engineering!

**Note: Each camp theme is repeated once. Registering your child in the same theme but in different weeks will result in them experiencing the same camp material.

 

Camp

Grade*

Description

S.T.E.A.M

Quarks:

Grade 1-2

Electrons:

Grade 3-4

Protons:

Grade 5-7

Science Technology Engineering Math and ART = STEAM! Time to put your creativity hat on, and unleash your inner artist. Throughout the week we’ll examine how art and design interweave with the science and engineering in our day-to-day life. Join us at the crossroads of Art and Science, for a hands-on week of creativity and learning.

Maker

Quarks:

Grade 1-2

Electrons:

Grade 3-4

Protons:

Grade 5-7

Geering Up’s “Maker”-style camps are back with a focus on design and technology. Potential activities include coding with Scratch, Lego Mindstorms design challenges, working with Arduinos, designing rockets, building mobile cardboard structures, and more!

Mad Scientists

Quarks:

Grade 1-2

Electrons:

Grade 3-4

Protons:

Grade 5-7

Spark the curiousity of your inner researcher and discover how cool Biology and Chemistry can be! Come put on your lab coat and goggles for a week full of discoveries. Past activities have included dissections, chemistry experiments, lab tours and much more!

Codemakers

Quarks:

Grade 1-2

Electrons:

Grade 3-4

Protons:

Grade 5-7

Geering Up is proud to be participating in Codemakers, a national program powered by Actua and Google. Actua’s network members at post-secondary institutions across Canada will empower 100,000 youth with critical computer science skills and prepare them for their future roles as innovators in technology.

*The grade level for each camp is the grade the camper is entering in September.

Codemakers

Geering Up is proud to be participating in Codemakers, a national program powered by Actua and Google. Actua’s network members at post-secondary institutions across Canada will empower 100,000 youth with critical computer science skills and prepare them for their future roles as innovators in technology.

 

Other Camps Opportunities at UBC Okanagan

UBC Okanagan hosts a variety of camps every summer, from Heat Sport Camps to Summer Scholar Programs. We encourage you to check out what else is offered on campus!