Welcome to Spark’s new virtual summer camps!

Summer is just around the corner. With the current state of the pandemic, Spark wants to make sure your kids can still have some science fun! So, Spark is bringing summer camps to you!

Enjoy daily camp content and activities for approximately 6 hours per day, including virtual group instruction time with our expert camp instructors. 

What do you get when you book an online camp?

- 1 week of daily activities and fun!
- Daily live interaction with camp leaders
- Daily videos
- Daily themed activities

A schedule will be provided for all camps upon registration. Parents or guardians must be present for the camps. Supervision is required.

Click here to read the virtual camps FAQ!

*Spark Members get 10% off all Calgary Camp prices.

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Calgary and Edmonton science centres are collaborating to bring your favourite camp elements online! Virtual camps are available this summer anywhere in Alberta and feature premium live content, social interactions with mentors, and self-led activities.  Each camp will feature 5 days of content (approximately 3-4 hours per day). 

Campfire Stories

TELUS Spark Camp | Calgary

  • One week | $60- $75 per camper

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Do you see stories on TV? In books? Can you tell a story using only shadows? How about adding your own noises? Let's explore storytelling through play! This camp is all about unleashing your creativity in diverse forms. Younger age groups will play with noise effects and animate scenes while older groups will play improv games and talk to a journalist who tells stories daily.

Every camp is one-week long and includes:

- Morning and afternoon live interactions with Spark staff and invited expert guests
- Structured activities for your camper to do at their own pace
- Up to 1 hour of additional video content sent to your inbox each morning

Ages 5 to 6 | Choose from one of the following weeks:

July 6-10
August 4-7
August 17-22

Daily live interactions at 9-10 am and 1-2 pm MST

Ages 7 to 10 | Choose from one of the following weeks:

July 13-17
July 27-31
August 10-14
August 24-28

Daily live interaction at 11 am - 12 pm and 2-3 pm MST

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Science, She Loves Me

TELUS Spark Camp | Calgary

  • One week | $60- $75 per camper

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Spark values the richness of human diversity and welcomes girls from all walks of life, identities, and lived experiences to feel a sense of belonging in this girl-focused learning environment. This camp includes daily exploration of women’s contributions to science, chances to interact with science mentors, and socialize with like-minded girls who talk science!

Every camp is one-week long and includes

Morning and afternoon live interactions with Spark staff, invited expert guests and science mentors
- Exclusive themed programs
- Up to 1 hour of additional video content sent to your inbox each morning

Ages 7 to 10 | Choose from one of the following weeks:

July 13-17
July 27-31
August 3-7
August 17-21 

Daily live interaction at 11 am - 12 pm and 2-3 pm MST

Ages 11 to 13 | Choose from one of the following weeks:

July 6-10
July 20-24
August 4-7
August 17-21 

Daily live interaction at 10-11 am and 3-4 pm MST

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Little Inventors

TELUS Spark Camp | Calgary

  • One week | $60 - $75 per camper

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Do head-scratching challenges get you tinkering? Let’s use our creativity to solve some big problems! This camp is all about the process of designing by trying and refining. Invent a solution to help Spark re-open and meet a real inventor. Challenges can be done with diverse materials from spaghetti to Lego, but a list of recommended supplies is below.

Every camp is one-week long and includes:

Morning and afternoon live interactions with Spark staff and invited expert guests 
- Exclusive themed build challenges
- Up to 1 hour of additional video content sent to your inbox each morning 

Recommended supplies:

- paper and something to draw with
- cardboard recycling (start saving ahead of camp)
- glue or tape
- K’nex, Lego, or other building kits 

Ages 5 to 6 | Choose from one of the following weeks:

July 13-17
July 27-31
August 10-14
August 24-28

Daily live interactions at 9-10 am and 1-2 pm MST

Ages 7 to 10 | Choose from one of the following weeks:

July 6-10
July 20-24
August 4-7
August 17-21

Daily live interaction at 11 am - 12 pm and 2-3 pm MST

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Build Your Own World

TELUS Spark Camp | Calgary

  • One week | $60 - $75 per camper

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This entirely digital camp features daily Minecraft map content and puzzles for you to explore. This isn’t a single player experience, though, since we’ll be world-building in collaborative and individual projects! Non-Minecraft activities will include chances to meet real builders, engineers, and cube art projects. 

Requirements – personal computer capable of running Minecraft: Education Edition, some parental participation is required to set up software.

Want to explore how to write code for gaming? Our partners at Telus World of Science Edmonton have a camp for you called Coding for Video Games 1.0!

Every camp is one-week long and includes:

Morning and afternoon live interactions with Spark staff and invited expert guests
- Daily build challenges, puzzles and maps to explore in Minecraft
- Access to in-game social spaces and collaborative projects
- Up to 1 hour of additional video content sent to your inbox each morning

Ages 7 to 10 | Choose from one of the following weeks:

July 13-17
July 27-31
August 10-14
August 24-28

Daily live interaction at 11 am - 12 pm and 2-3 pm MST

Ages 11 to 13 | Choose from one of the following weeks:

July 6-10
July 20-24
August 4-7
August 17-21

Daily live interactions at 10-11 am and 3-4 pm MST

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Spark members enjoy 10% off camp prices

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Science and Sports

TELUS Spark Camp | Calgary

  • One week | $60- $75 per camper

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Summer is a season to get up and move! This camp for all abilities has daily challenges that make you move, bend, and stretch. Campers will get the chance to meet athletes and talk the science behind sport and nutrition in an inclusive environment.

Requirements: Enough space to move – enough room to dance around it’s enough, but a back yard is better.

Every camp is one-week long and includes:

- Morning and afternoon live interactions with Spark staff and invited expert and sport expert guests
- Exclusive daily physical challenges and games
- Up to 1 hour of additional video content sent to your inbox each morning

Ages 5 to 6 | Choose from one of the following weeks: 

July 6-10
July 20-24
August 4-7
August 17-21

Daily live interactions at 9-10 am and 1-2 pm MST

Ages 7 to 10 | Choose from one of the following weeks:

July 13-17
July 27-31
August 10-14
August 24-28

Daily live interaction at 11 am - 12 pm and 2-3 pm MST

Ages 11 to 13 | Choose from one of the following weeks:

July 20-24
July 27-31
August 24-28

Daily live interactions at 10-11 am and 3-4 pm MST

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Outdoor Explorers

TELUS Spark Camp | Calgary

  • One week | $60 - $75 per camper

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Get outside, ask some questions and explore the answers in this nature-themed science camp. Kids will get the chance to interact live with nature experts from Spark and Parks Canada. This camp will feature activities about ecosystems, plants and the great outdoors!

Requirements: access to an outdoor space and some parental participation.

Every camp is one-week long and includes:

Morning and afternoon live interactions with Spark staff, invited nature guides and curious critters
- Exclusive activities and projects that take you outside
- Up to 1 hour of additional video content sent to your inbox each morning

Ages 5 to 6 | Choose from one of the following weeks:

July 13-17
August 10-14

Daily live interactions at 9-10 am and 1-2 pm MST

Ages 7 to 10 | Choose from one of the following weeks:

July 6-10
July 20-24
August 4-7
August 17-21

Daily live interaction at 11 am - 12 pm and 2-3 pm MST

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Camps from Edmonton's Science Centre

TELUS World of Science Camps | Edmonton

  • One week | $75 per camper

Check out more virtual summer camps from Spark's friends up North. 

Enjoy daily camp content and activities for 4-6 hours per day, including virtual group instruction time with our expert camp instructors.

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Right In Your Own Backyard

TELUS World of Science Camps | Edmonton

  • One week | $75 per camper

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Whether you live in the city or the country, backyards in Alberta are filled with all sorts of natural wonders! Join us Right in your Own Backyard as we escape our houses and explore the nature our outdoor spaces have to offer. Take virtual tours of yards from around Alberta, earn points through virtual nature scavenger hunts, enjoy virtual animal encounters with the science centre animals, and create objects that will attract new life to your own backyard.

Instructor Times: 9:00-10:30 am, 11:00 am -12:30 pm, or 1:30-3:00 pm

Highlights:

- Daily 90-minute online sessions with Camp Instructors
- Scavenger hunts through GooseChase app
- Virtual visits with the science centre animals
- Access to pre-recorded videos and exclusive independent activities

BOOK CAMP - AGE 6 TO 9

Greetings Earthlings!

TELUS World of Science Camps | Edmonton

  • One week | $75 per camper

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You are an alien from another galaxy and your ship has just crash-landed on Earth! You are now on a mission to find out more about this little blue planet and the beings who live on it.

Your Human Guide will introduce you to this planet through virtual games, teach you ways to communicate with Earthlings, help you share stories about your home planet, and encourage you to do some star gazing.

Instructor Times: 9:00-10:30 am, 11:00 am -12:30 pm, or 1:30-3:00 pm

Highlights:

- Daily 90-minute online sessions with Camp Instructors
- Earth exploration through GooseChase app
- Access to pre-recorded videos and exclusive independent activities
- Virtual visit with an Astronomy expert

BOOK CAMP - AGE 6 TO 9

House Hackers

TELUS World of Science Camps | Edmonton

  • One week | $75 per camper

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If you can dream it, you can build it!

The best way to discover is to design, create, and build using stuff you can find around your home! Use awesome tools to test your ideas, build creative contraptions, and complete daily design challenges. You’ll finish this camp with new maker skills and a passion for creation!

Instructor Times: 9:00-10:30 am, 11:00 am -12:30 pm, or 1:30-3:00 pm

Highlights:

- Daily 90-120 minute online sessions with Camp Instructors
- Hands on building and engineering tasks
- Daily design challenges
- Virtual tour of The Science Garage
- Virtual visit with a design expert
- Access to pre-recorded videos and exclusive independent activities

BOOK CAMP - AGE 6 TO 9

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Right in Your Own Backyard

TELUS World of Science Camps | Edmonton

  • One week | $75 per camper

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Alberta is full of plants and animals with some pretty incredible adaptations. Explore a world that’s hidden in plain sight as you explore your yard or local green space. Guided by your camp instructor, you will participate in virtual scavenger hunts, discover the reasons behind some strange animal and plant adaptations, create your own amazing creatures, and do virtual visits with the creatures living at the science centre.

Instructor Times: 9:00-10:30 am, 11:00 am -12:30 pm, or 1:30-3:00 pm

Highlights:

- Daily 120-minute online sessions with Camp Instructors
- Scavenger hunts and daily challenges through GooseChase app
- Virtual tour of The Nature Exchange with science centre expert
- Virtual visits with science centre animals
- Access to pre-recorded videos and exclusive independent activities

BOOK CAMP - AGE 9 TO 12

Mars Mission

TELUS World of Science Camps | Edmonton

  • One week | $75 per camper

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Do you have what it takes to survive on Mars?

As part of the first team of humans to live on Mars you must work to ensure that you can survive and thrive on this strange planet. Each day Mission Control will assign you a new task in science, technology, engineering and math. Complete these tasks to earn food, water and oxygen for your colony on Mars.

Instructor Times: 9:00-10:30 am, 11:00 am -12:30 pm, or 1:30-3:00 pm

Highlights:

- Daily 120-minute online sessions with Camp Instructors
- Hands on building and engineering tasks
- Virtual tasks completed through the GooseChase app
- Virtual visit from an Astronomy expert
- Access to pre-recorded videos and exclusive independent activities

BOOK CAMP - AGE 9 TO 12

Coding For Video Games

TELUS World of Science Camps | Edmonton

  • One week | $75 per camper

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This camp offers gamers the ultimate challenge: design and construct a video game using MakeCode programming!

Campers learn the basics including creating levels, adding characters, objects, behaviours, and sounds. They will be able to access their game online and continue improving it after camp is over. When campers aren’t working on games of their own, our instructors will provide game-based challenges using Minecraft EDU software.

Instructor Times: 9:00-10:30 am, 11:00 am -12:30 pm, or 1:30-3:00 pm

Highlights:

- Design your own video game
- Learn to code with MakeCode
- Use Minecraft to complete game challenges
- Virtual visit from video game design expert
- Access to pre-recorded videos and exclusive independent activities

Technology Required for this camp: Coding for Video Games virtual camps requires Windows 10 installed on a desktop or laptop computer.

BOOK CAMP - AGE 9 TO 12

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Girls - Full Steam Ahead!

TELUS World of Science Camps | Edmonton

  • One week | $75 per camper

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Do a deep dive into all aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) in this virtual science camp just for girls!

In this challenge based virtual camp, you will think outside the box as you test your skills in all things STEAM. Learn how Alberta women working in STEAM fields are making a difference every day.

Instructor Times: 9:00-10:30 am, 11:00 am -12:30 pm, or 1:30-3:00 pm

Highlights:

- Daily 120-minute online sessions with Camp Instructors
- Daily virtual challenges through GooseChase app
- Daily STEAM hands on challenges
- Virtual visits with Alberta women working in STEAM areas
- Access to pre-recorded videos and exclusive independent activities

BOOK CAMP - AGE 10 TO 14