White Rock Camps

White Rock Registration is now open!!!

Geering Up will be back in White Rock this summer with more exciting and engaging STEM activities! Come join us for more 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.

New location

This year our camps will be held at White Rock Elementary School! The address is 1273 Fir St, White Rock, BC. This is only a short distance from last year’s location.

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 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!

 

Camp

Grade*

Description

Explorers A & B

Grade 2 – 3 Explorers is our grade 2-3 general science & engineering camp offered in two sections: A-Week and B-Week. In the past, Explorers activities have included acid-base reactions with indicators, Quidditch, toothpick tower construction, design-crafted catapults and rockets, and the science behind bubbles.

Imagineers A & B

Grade 4 – 5 Imagineers is also offered in A-Week and B-Week, and is a general science & engineering camp. In the past, Imagineers activities have included a CSI-themed day full of the science behind crime scenes, building periscopes, a zip-line car design challenge, coding in Scratch, and building Lego Mindstorm robots.

Discoverers A & B

 Grade 6 – 7 Discoverers is also offered in A-Week and B-Week and is a general science & engineering camp! In the past, Discoverers activities have included bottle submarines, breadboarding and circuitry, homegrown crystals, stomp rockets, and electroplating pennies.

CodeMakers

Grade 3-4 and 5-7 CodeMakers is back this year and is a speciality camp focused on Computer Science! This camp will range from grades 3-7. Potential activities include binary puzzles, cyphers and encryption, digital graphics, and visual coding in Scratch.

Girls Only! Camp

Grade 2 – 5 Join us for more science and engineering in a Girls Only! environment! Offering a Girls Only! environment provides a safe space to encourage girls in discovering and exploring their love of science and engineering. Girls Only! camp will run for girls entering grade 2 to grade 5 at our White Rock location. This year, our Girls Only camps will happen in White Rock from August 7th – 10th.

*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.