Spark Science Spring Camps

2021 Spring Camps

Week-long science extravaganza for ages 5-10

IMPORTANT NOTE: Spark prioritizes the safety of all campers, volunteers, and staff members. With the changing environment, Spark will be closely monitoring the most up-to-date restrictions and development by the Government of Alberta to make informed decisions about in-person spring camps. If Spark is required to cancel in-person spring camps, full refunds will be provided. A notice will be sent out to all registrants two weeks prior to the start of camp with more information.

A week-long science extravaganza

Campers, roll up your sleeves and get ready for a whole week of in-person science activities that trains your brain and gets you moving! Campers ages 5-10 will travel to far off places through Spark's HD Digital Dome Theatre, skip, hop and jump in the Brainasium, make explosive connections to science, technology, engineering, art and math through live science demonstrations and more! The days are all about the process and play. After all, play is essential for mind growth!

What do you get when you book a Spring Camp?

  • 1 week of daily activities and fun!
  • Skill-building educational programs
  • HD Digital Home Show viewings
  • Live Science Demonstrations
  • Outdoor play in the Brainasium
  • TELUS Spark Camp t-Shirt
  • Opportunity to meet guests and experts in science
  • Complimentary before and after care (8 a.m. - 9 a.m. & 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

Camp Prices

WEEK 1 | March 29 - April 1

  • $252 +GST

WEEK 2 | April 5 - 9

  • $315 + GST

Member Deals

Spark members get 10% off all Spark Science Calgary Camp prices.

Wizarding World

Ages 5-7

Rated in the top camps, year after year, this magical experience combines superpowers with the best of biology and chemistry. Campers will explore the science behind the magic that exists in all of our favourite wizard stories. Create fire, make potions and explore fantastical creatures in this unique exploration of the not-so-dark arts of science.

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Space Explorers Go to Venus!

Ages 5-7

All aboard the rocket to fun! Campers will soar to new heights in this exploration of space as they learn about what’s in space, how we travel there, and what it might be like in the future. This is an otherworldly experience that you won’t want to miss. This year, the focus is on Venus, the planet making the headlines in 2021.

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Spy School

Ages 5-7

Think Batman meets Spy Kids. Campers will use their keen senses and deciphering skills to learn the art of espionage. In this week-long exploration of all things spies, campers will put their brains to work as they master their disguise, design their own gadgets, and solve 007-level mysteries. Parents, don’t blame the science centre if your kids start to crack the home safe!

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Girls Heart Science

Ages 8-10

It’s go time on the fun front, with a giant dash of science. Launch a rocket, train a pet robot, make gifts of potions or creams, and build friendships in the name of making the world a better place. After all, that’s what a science centre is all about. This camp may be all about girl power, but at its heart it is about empowering everyone. Campers anywhere on the gender spectrum are welcome.

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Surgeon School

Ages 8-10

Have you ever dissected a heart? Campers will discover the tools and world of medical sciences in this week-long adventure through basic anatomy, medical skills, the strange and wonderful phenomenon of the human body, and even microbiology! From prosthetics to DNA extraction, explore innovation in medical fields and the scientists behind the surgical inventions that have changed the world.

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Jurassic Spark

Ages 8-10

Dig deeper! Dinosaurs are more than fossils hidden under the dirt. In this week-long adventure, campers will go back in time to explore the lives of these incredible prehistoric animals, and into the future to investigate the clues they have left behind over millions of years. This camp is perfect for mini dino-experts and kids who love to unravel mysteries.

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Order's up! Your lunchbox is fresh and ready.

Leave lunch to Spark! Spark has crafted a delicious lunchbox jam-packed with nutrients to fuel your camper's belly all week long while keeping your hands free. Happy belly, healthy mind! Each lunchbox is made fresh by Spark's in-house chef with a dash of science and a pinch of wow. Plus, there's something new each day. Order weekly or daily – the choice is yours!

Adding a lunchbox option is available at checkout. Meat or vegetarian options available.

Price

$11 per day

Spring Camp FAQs

    • What considerations and restrictions are in place with COVID-19?

      TELUS Spark Summer Camps and COVID-19 FAQs: How is TELUS Spark Summer Camps reducing the risk of transmission of Covid-19? TELUS Spark Summer Camps will be adhering to the government’s Guidance For Day Camps that will allow us to safely operate.

      This includes (but is not limited to):

      Reduced group sizes to an average of 10 campers.

      Staff members, parents or guardians and children will not be allowed to attend if they are sick, even if symptoms resemble a mild cold (refund policy developed to match).

      Parents and guardians will be required to check the temperature of their children daily before coming to camp. Staff members will be conducting active symptom screening of each child every day with the parent or guardian as they drop off their children.

      Camp groups will be separated and physical distancing within each camp group will be practiced. Each camp group will have their own designated classroom for the week.

      Shared spaces and materials will be cleaned and disinfected before and after use.

      Drop off & pickup procedures that stagger times, and are re-located when needed to ensure social distancing and remove bottlenecks for parents.

      Sign in & out procedures will be updated to touchless systems and require times for contact tracing purposes.

      There will be full-camp washroom breaks scheduled to avoid mixing between camps groups, increased cleaning of washrooms, and 20-second hand washing reminders.

    • 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.

    • 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 theParkPlusterminals 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. As of October 2019, all Spark Members receive free parking.

    • 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. Spark cannot guarantee a peanut-free facility due to the public nature of the centre. For the safety of campers, Spark asks that you avoid sending lunches that contain peanuts.

    • Can I pick up my child early?

      Sure! If a parent/guardian requires taking their camper out early for any reason, please 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.

    • Do we need to arrange transportation for camps at other locations around the City?

      No. 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.

    • Can I get a refund?

      Refunds are available for cancellations up to two weeks prior to your camp start date, but a $25 administrative fee will apply.

    • Where should we drop campers off upon arrival?

      When you arrive at the front entrance, 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 is your policy on aggressive behaviours?

      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. We actively monitor these behaviours and, after appropriate steps are taken with the parent, Spark may request a camper cease coming to camp. At TELUS Spark, we embrace a no-bullying policy for the benefit of 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 time do camps start and end?

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

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

      Spark works 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 Spark's full day camps too challenging, so it is encouraged for parents of kids under 5 to check out the half day camp options at some of the other camps in the city.

    • When should we arrive?

      Spark suggests an 8:50 a.m. 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. TELUS 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 happens on the first day?

      Bring your completed form(s) with you and know which camp your camper is in. Spark 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.

    • 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.

    • Are electronic devices permitted at the 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.

    • What if my child gets sick before the first day of camps? Middle of the camp week?

      If your child is sick before the first day of camps a full refund will be provided.

      If your child gets sick in the middle of the camp week please stay home and a pro-rated refund will be provided.

Reserve a camp today!

Don't miss you chance! Camps fill up quickly. Reserve a camp spot today and gear up for an exciting week-long of science! (Week 1: March 29 - April 1) (Week 2: April 5-9)

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