Kelowna Camps

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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.

2017 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 3-5

Protons:

Grade 6-8

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.

Mini Eng

Quarks:

Grade 1-2

Electrons:

Grade 3-5

Protons:

Grade 6-8

Acquire some of the basics of physics, challenge your inner engineer and collaborate with others in jam-packed design competitions in either civil, mechanical or electrical avenues! Come build and design with us! Past activities have included building and programming LEGO Mindstorms, coding with scratch, building bottle rockets and much more!

Mad Scientists

Quarks:

Grade 1-2

Electrons:

Grade 3-5

Protons:

Grade 6-8

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!

Girls only! Week

(S.T.E.A.M.)

Quarks:

Grade 1-2

Electrons:

Grade 3-5

Geering Up holds a Girls Only! week every summer to encourage girls in discovering and exploring their love of science and engineering. This year we are premiering our STEAM camp during Girls Only Week. Girls Only week is a special opportunity for Kelowna girls to explore science in a girls only environment. Studies show that girls participate more in a single gender science environment. We hope our Girls Only camps build the confidence and interest necessary for girls to thrive in the coed classroom in September.

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.

*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!