Spark Summer Camps

Summer Camps

The science must go on!

Hold up, safety first! TELUS Spark has re-imagined the summer camp experience to ensure the safety of campers and staff members is a priority. All campers are required to wear masks indoors, one-way pathways are in effect, and dedicated bathrooms have been assigned just for campers. Read more about what Spark is doing to keep you safe here.

Camp Prices

$252 for 4-day camps $315 for 5-day camps.

Camp Programs

Superhero Science

Ages 5-7

Calling all aspiring superheroes - this camp is for you! Discover the science behind nature's superpowers and learn about the powers we already have. This camp blends science challenges and creative exercises to explore what makes us each uniquely super-powerful.

Dates
July 6-10 - SOLD OUT
July 13-17 - SOLD OUT
July 20-24 - SOLD OUT
Aug 17-21 - SOLD OUT
Aug 24-28

Price
$315

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Planes, Boats, and Cars

Ages 5-7

Exploring the science that make planes, boats, and cars work! Campers will immerse in a classroom completely transformed into a city with roads, buildings and even a mini Bow River to discover the engineering behind transportation.

Dates
July 13-17 - SOLD OUT
July 20-24 - SOLD OUT
July 27-31 - SOLD OUT
Aug 10-14 - SOLD OUT
Aug 17-21 - SOLD OUT

Price
$315

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Creative Crossroads

Ages 5-7

Watch creativity explode at the crossroads! Take the opportunity to try a little bit of everything from science and technology to art and creativity! Campers will get hands-on to build towers with real tools and create with unconventional paintbrushes. Innovation at its finest!

Dates
July 6-10 - SOLD OUT
July 27-31 - SOLD OUT
Aug 4-7 - SOLD OUT
Aug 10-14 - SOLD OUT
Aug 24-28 - SOLD OUT

Price
$315
$252 (Week Aug 4-7)*

*Price reflects 4-Day week due to Civic Holiday

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Wizarding World

Ages 8-10

Missing your Hogwarts invitation letter? Use science to explore your first year's wizarding classes! Get hands-on with chemistry in a potions class and explore biology while learning how to care for magical creatures! Campers will build, craft and discover the elements of the wizarding world that are all around us.

Dates
July 6-10
July 13-17 - SOLD OUT
July 20-24
July 27-31
Aug 4-7
Aug 10-14

Price
$315
$252 (Week Aug 4-7)*

*Price reflects 4-Day week due to Civic Holiday

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Girls Heart Science

Ages 8-10

Explore the contributions of women in science through skill-building activities and connect with real scientists! Spark recognizes and 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.

Dates
July 6-10
July 13-17
July 20-24
Aug 4-7
Aug 10-14

Price
$315
$252 (Week Aug 4-7)*

*Price reflects 4-Day week due to Civic Holiday

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Science Olympics

Ages 8-10

Tokyo is about 8,000 km away from Spark, but that doesn't mean we have to miss the olympic experience! Campers will compete in Spark's science Olympics and participate in an opening ceremony, electroplate their own medal, and experience sports from around the world.

Dates
July 20-24
July 27-31
Aug 4-7

Price
$315
$252 (Week Aug 4-7)*

*Price reflects 4-Day week due to Civic Holiday

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Jurassic Spark

Ages 8-10

Dig deeper at Jurassic Spark! Dinosaurs are more than fossils hidden beneath the dirt. Campers will explore the lives of these incredible pre-historic animals, their environment and the clues they've left from over 65 millions years ago - perfect for mini dino-experts and aspiring biologists!

Dates
Aug 10-14
Aug 17-21
Aug 24-28

Price
$315

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Wizarding World: Triwizard Training

Ages 10-12

Rumour has it, the Triwizard tournament is returning to the wizarding world - and it's time to start your training! Campers will work in teams to solve each day's challenge using science, teamwork or magic...if you can.

Dates
Aug 4-7
Aug 10-14
Aug 17-21

Price
$315
$252 (Week Aug 4-7)*

*Price reflects 4-Day week due to Civic Holiday

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Rockets and Space

Ages 10-12

Launch, learn, and repeat! Campers will ignite imagination boosters and enter an orbit of curiosity as we investigate what it'll take to launch rockets and maybe one day reach Mars. Get ready to launch different types of rockets, meet real local rocketeers, and plan out a mission!

Dates
July 6-10
July 13-17
July 27-31
Aug 17-21
Aug 24-28

Price
$315

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Robots + Code

Ages 10-14

Experienced coder or not, this camp is designed for you! Campers will dive into the basics of coding instructions, how to wire electronics, and apply these skills on electronic projects like building a real robot! Meet local experts, learn how to use a multimeter. Plus, Spark will kit you out with your own take-home goggles!

Dates
July 6-10
July 13-17
Aug 4-7
Aug 10-14

Price
$315
$252 (Week Aug 4-7)*

*Price reflects 4-Day week due to Civic Holiday

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Building the Basics

Ages 10-14

Interested in building beyond Legos? Campers will build real skills with real tools while taking safe risks as they build bridges, furniture, towers, or wherever their imaginations take them! Campers will also learn practical skills like how to write and record their projects in the 1-Pallet-Challenge! Plus, Spark's challenging campers to find material solutions to build a cardboard boat strong enough to keep their camp leader afloat!

Dates
July 20-24
July 27-31
Aug 17-21
Aug 24-28

Price
$315

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Summer Camp FAQs

    • What are summer camps all about?

      Spark's week-long camps focus on themed hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Art activities, exploring exhibits, Dome Theatre shows, live science demonstrations and outdoor adventures. The days are all about the process; we get a little messy, but we learn new skills and take some exciting risks along the way to build confidence. Play is essential for healthy growth, so we mix organized games and free play time into every day at camp.

    • Do I have to pay for parking when picking up and dropping off my child?

      The first 30 minutes of parking is free for parents and caregivers dropping off and picking up campers. Simply activate a free 30-minute parking session during pick-up and drop-off hours at the ParkPlus terminals near the front doors. If you plan to stay at the Centre beyond pick up and drop off hours, parking is a $10 flat fee for the day. All Spark Members receive free parking.

    • Can I pick up my child early?

      If a parent/guardian requires taking their camper out early for any reason, just let the camp leaders know in the morning at drop-off. When you arrive for early pick-up, please check in with the front desk staff who can help you locate your child’s camp.

    • What is your policy on agressive behaviour?

      Spark works hard to ensure that camps are an amazing experience for all campers. Part of that commitment requires that we ensure no child disrupts the enjoyment or safety of the other campers through ongoing aggressive behaviour, bullying, the use of inappropriate language or other disruptive actions. Spark actively monitor these behaviours and, after appropriate steps are taken with the parent, Spark may request a camper cease coming to camp. At Spark, we embrace a no-bullying policy for the benefit of the staff and visitors.

    • What should my child bring/wear?

      Please ensure that your child is dressed for the weather forecast. We often run programs outdoors if the weather permits and we always include an outdoor recess in the Brainasium. Please dress for a bit of mess as well; we suggest you bring an extra set of clothes for younger campers in case your child gets their clothing wet while experiencing activities at water tables. You won't need to send any supplies with the campers, other than two snacks (for morning and afternoon breaks) and a lunch. When packing a lunch and snacks for your child, please ensure that they are peanut-free.

    • What if my child is under the recommended age for the program?

      Spark wants to ensure that all campers get the most out of their experience. Spark camps are designed and tested to be challenging enough only for the specified age range. Spark is happy to allow campers to attend any camp, provided they turn the minimum age required by the first day of camp. Campers under 5 years old tend to find full day camps too challenging. Spark encourages parents of kids under 5 to check out the half day camp options at some of the other camps in the city.

    • What happens on the first day?

      Bring your completed form(s) with you and know which camp your camper is in. We have many camps that run concurrently and more than one camp theme for the same age groups, so knowing where you are headed helps speed up the morning sign-in process. When you arrive, there will be signs and staff to help you find your Campers camp room. There you will meet your child’s camp leaders and they will assist you in signing in your camper.

    • Are electronics permitted at camps?

      Spark kindly requests that all electronic devices, including mobile phones, iPods, tablets, cameras, and gaming consoles, be left at home to avoid loss or damage.

    • Can I send someone else to pick up my child?

      Parents/guardians are required to have documented the name, phone number and relationship of who will be picking up their camper on the sign in/out sheet. You can add an alternate pick-up for your child by calling or emailing us from a number/email address that we have on your Camper’s file, or by adding someone to your camper’s file in the morning when you are dropping them off. Camp staff will not allow an adult that's not listed on your camper’s file to take the camper home. Picture ID is required for all adults picking up campers at the end of every single day.

    • Can I modify the lunch menu or skip a day's lunch option?

      Spark's prepaid lunch options are offered as a full-week package with no modifications or substitutions.

      When sending lunches, please be aware that fridge and microwave facilities are not available and that many of our campers have nut allergies, mainly to peanuts. Although we cannot guarantee a peanut-free facility due to the public nature of our centre, for the safety of our campers, we ask that you avoid sending lunches that contain peanuts.

    • Do I need to arrange transportation for camps at other locations or around the city?

      Should a camp include an off-site location, Spark will arrange all off-site transportation for the campers, and the cost of that is included in your registration fee.

    • Where should we drop campers off upon arrival?

      A camp staff or volunteer will greet parents and campers on the first day of camp and help you locate your camper’s room. After you know your way during the rest of the week, parents and campers can follow signs, which will lead them to the Learning Centre or other instructional space.

    • What time do camps start and end?

      Summer camp hours are 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. with complimentary before (8AM-9AM) and after (4PM-5PM) care.

    • When should we arrive?

      Spark suggests an 8:50AM arrival to check in and find your room. Camp staff will be able to assist you with sign-in promptly at 9:00 a.m.

      Between 8:45 and 8:55 a.m., campers will be moving to their camp rooms and your sign-in may be delayed. Spark offers complimentary care from 8AM - 9AM. Campers can be dropped off any time in that window.

      Please allow a bit of extra time for drop-off on the first morning as collecting forms and confirming information can slow things down – we thank you in advance for your patience.

    • What if I'm late picking up my child?

      Please be prompt and contact us should there be any circumstance that causes you to be delayed. TELUS Spark offers complimentary after care between 4PM-5PM. If a camper is not picked up by 5:15PM, and we are unable to contact a guardian, child services will be contacted.

    • When do you require payment?

      Payment in full is required at the time of booking. Refunds are available for cancellations up to two weeks prior to your camp start date, but a $25 administrative fee will apply.

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