UBC Vancouver Camps

Registration is OPEN for Camps 2019!!!

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.

Camp Information Package

Our Camp Information Package contains everything you need to know in order to have a great week at camp! This package is from 2018 and can provide some helpful information as to what to expect for 2019. We will be updating the information for the 2019 camps season soon!

We bring in mentors or go on a field trip at least once during 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! As the curriculum is the same week-to-week, please only sign up for one week of camp unless it is an A&B week!






Grade 1 MiniMinds is one of our general science & engineering camps. In the past, MiniMinds activities have included tactile slime, fluid dynamics with milk & food colouring, human body maps, and egg drop design challenges.

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, a nature walk in Pacific Spirit park, and the science behind bubbles.

A & B

Grade 4-5 Imagineers is our grade 4-5 general science & engineering camp offered in two sections: A-Week and B-Week.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, Engineering Physics lab tours, coding in Scratch, and building Lego Mindstorm robots.


Grade 6-7 Discoverers is a general science & engineering camp for Grade 6/7 students. In the past, Discoverers activities have included bottle submarines, breadboarding and circuitry, tours of TRIUMF, stomp rockets, and electroplating pennies.


Grade 2-3, 4-5, 6-7 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)! This is a creative design camp. Join us at the crossroads of Art and Science, for a hands-on week of creativity and learning. This camp endeavors to show kids how principles of design and science are interwoven.

High School

Grade 8-12 We have re-vamped our High School program! In the Applied Science Advancement Program, participants will learn about cutting-edge technologies and topics from leading UBC professors and students. They will have both lessons and hands-on experience in laboratory settings. Participants will work on a project throughout the week that applies what they have learned to solve a problem within the community. Not only is this great for a resume, but it will teach leadership, collaborative and entrepreneurial skills that are crucial for succeeding in University and beyond. High school students have the opportunity of becoming fully immersed in the University environment by staying in UBC residence throughout the week with our overnight camp option!

Maker Camp


Grade 4-6 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 concrete structures, and more!


Grade 2-7 CodeMakers is back bringing computer science to the next generation of BC youth! This camp will range from grades 2-7, depending on the week (check out the schedule!). We are also running a Computer Science Camp for HS in our ASAP Summer Program. Potential activities include working with Arduinos and Arduino-C, binary puzzles, cyphers and encryption, digital graphics, visual coding in Scratch, looking at data in Python, and more!

Girls Only Camps

Grades 1-12 Join us for more science and engineering in a Girls Only environment! Girls Only Camps will run from grade 1 to grade 12, depending on the week. Visit our Girls Only camp page for more details!

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



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.