2024 Summer Camps
2024

Summer Camps

Make this summer an active and scientific one for your young explorers!

Spark Members get 10% off all Spark Science camps. Become a Member

Welcome to a summer of science-filled adventures at TELUS Spark Summer Camps!

Curiosity knows no bounds as campers roll up their sleeves for hands-on activities and skill-building fun. From thrilling journeys to far-off places through Infinity Dome shows to being a part of explosive science connections in live demonstrations and exploring the galleries with Spark camp employees.

What is included in a Summer Camp at Spark?

  • A week-long camp filled with daily activities and fun! 
  • Registration for one child.  
  • Hands-on STEAM activities.   
  • Supervised exploration of TELUS Spark galleries.   
  • Admission to an Infinity Dome show.  
  • Complimentary before and aftercare (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM).

Book Camps 

Spark Members get 10% off all Spark Science Camps.

Summer camps for ages 9-12

  • PREMIUM CAMP
  • AGES 9-12

Tech and Textiles

Get ready for a collision of robots and high fashion! In this one-of-a-kind science experience, campers will learn how to code and craft the future of tech-savvy couture. Beyond looking FABULOUS, they'll learn how technology can enhance lives. No coding experience is required! During the week, campers will receive their very own Circuit Playground Express Base Kit that they will learn to set up, code, and create a wearable fashion item to take home! 

Available to book:
July 2 – 5, 2024 | $345 +GST (4-day camp)

July 15 – 19, 2024 | $415 +GST

July 29 – August 2, 2024 | $415 +GST

August 12 – 16, 2024 | $415 +GST

  • ENHANCED CAMP
  • AGES 9-12

Make it Go!

Engines revving, and the adventure begins! Campers will step into the role of engineers within their race car teams, as they build their own Gravity Go-Kart. From learning how to electroplate their very own personalized racing trophy to gaining real skills around safe and effective power tool use, these campers will barely have time for a pit stop as they race from one activity to the next. By the end of the week, not only will your camper’s team get to test drive their very own gravity-fueled go-cart, but they’ll also have gained a new appreciation for vehicle mechanics, physics, and the power of collaboration.

Available to book:
July 8 – 12, 2024 | $385 +GST

July 22 – 26, 2024 |$385 +GST

August 6 – 9, 2024 |$315 +GST (4-day camp)

August 19 – 23, 2024 | $385 +GST

  • ENHANCED CAMP
  • AGES 9-12

A Spark in the Sustainable Kitchen!

Tackle 21st-century challenges in a flavourful way! This camp will provide your child with the skills and insight to make their kitchen sustainable while whipping up delicious recipes. From learning how to turn food scraps into soup stock to exploring the science of acids and bases through pickling, this camp is designed to make young minds and tastebuds explode with excitement!

Available to book:
July 8 – 12, 2024 | $385 +GST

July 22 – 26, 2024 | $385 +GST

August 6 – 9, 2024 | $315 +GST (4-day camp)

August 19 – 23, 2024 | $385 +GST

Is your camp fully booked? Secure your spot on the Spark Summer 9-12 Camp waitlist today!

Summer camps for ages 8-10

  • AGES 8-10

Mars Masters

Dreaming of life on Mars? In this camp, young adventurers will learn essential terraforming skills! Campers will master the art of safe landing, construct shelters, set up hydroponic systems for food growth, maintain communication with Earth, and understand the critical role of temperature and pressure in survival on the Red Planet!

Available to book:
July 2 – 5, 2024 | $295 +GST (4-day camp)

July 15 – 19, 2024 | $365 +GST

July 29 – August 2, 2024 | $365 +GST

August 12 – 16, 2024 | $365 +GST

  • AGES 8-10

Feed our BRAINS!

Step into the year 3032, where Calgary is crawling with giant mutant bugs and hungry zombies! In this futurist fantasy, campers will not only learn survival skills but thrive in this dynamic urban environment. From igniting fires from scratch to designing zombie traps and learning the art of camouflage, this camp promises to keep young minds busy, creative, and ultimately prepared for anything the future may throw their way!

Available to book:
July 2 – 5, 2024 | $295 +GST (4-day camp)

July 15 – 19, 2024 | $365 +GST

July 29 – August 2, 2024 | $365 +GST

August 12 – 16, 2024 | $365 +GST

  • AGES 8-10

Girls love Science: Leading on the Edge

Dive deep into the world of women and non-binary trailblazers who are pushing the limits of scientific exploration! From plunging to the ocean depths to enduring the extremes of the Antarctic, this camp celebrates these fearless scientists who have made remarkable contributions to STEM fields. Engage with real-life science mentors, forge lasting friendships, and join a community dedicated to making the world a better place.

Available to book:
July 8 – 12, 2024 | $365 +GST

July 22 – 26, 2024 | $365 +GST

August 6 – 9, 2024 | $295 +GST (4-day camp)

August 19 – 23, 2024 | $365 +GST

  • AGES 8-10

CodeQuest

Get ready to turn gaming dreams into reality! Dive into a world of creativity where campers design and construct their dream adventure game, from avatars to epic boss fights. Campers will explore cool graphics, coding techniques geared toward game design, and learn about the latest Virtual Reality excitement. 

Available to book:
July 8 – 12, 2024 | $365 +GST

July 22 – 26, 2024 | $365 +GST

August 6 – 9, 2024 | $295 +GST (4-day camp)

August 19 – 23, 2024 | $365 +GST

Is your camp fully booked? Secure your spot on the Spark Summer 8-10 Camp waitlist today!

Summer camps for ages 7-8

  • AGES 7-8

Vet-Ventures

Campers are in for a wild journey with Spark’s Vet Ventures camp! These junior veterinarians will dive into the exciting world of veterinary care, tending to furry, feathered, and scaly friends. Through engaging activities and interactive workshops, they’ll gain practical skills. From examining X-rays to designing ideal diets based on an animal’s needs, these future vets will discover the full spectrum of animal care from tip to tail!

Available to book:
July 2 – 5, 2024 | $295 +GST (4-day camp)

July 15 – 19, 2024 | $365 +GST

July 29 – August 2, 2024 | $365 +GST

August 12 – 16, 2024 | $365 +GST

  • AGES 7-8

Lil’ Engineers

Get ready to build, build, build! Young campers will dive into the world of construction, experimenting with everything from simple machines to gravity–defying towers. Lil’ Engineers will get hands-on experience, deconstructing and reconstructing the everyday world around us. By week’s end, campers will use their newly acquired skills to design and build their very own cardboard arcade game to take home!

Available to book:
July 2 – 5, 2024 | $295 +GST (4-day camp)

July 15 – 19, 2024 | $365 +GST

July 29 – August 2, 2024 | $365 +GST

August 12 – 16, 2024 | $365 +GST

  • ENHANCED CAMP
  • AGES 7-8

Jurassic Spark: Sea to Sky

Travel back to the Cretaceous period when Alberta existed as an inland sea teeming with the pre-historic life the oceans had to offer. Uncover our ancient aquatic history and the fascinating plants and animals that ruled from Sea to Sky.

Campers will enjoy a thrilling day with a real paleontologist, mastering the art of casting a copy of a dinosaur bone that they can take home. Ideal for the budding paleontologist, this camp offers an exciting journey into the wonders of our prehistoric past!

Available to book:
July 8 – 12, 2024 | $385 +GST

July 22 – 26, 2024 | $385 +GST

August 6 – 9, 2024 | $315 +GST (4-day camp)

August 19 – 23, 2024 | $385 +GST

  • AGES 7-8

Discoveryland Designers

Explore the secrets behind theme park magic in this captivating camp! Venture behind the scenes into the fascinating world of theme park design. From sculpting the next award-winning midway treat of popcorn or tinkering with the physics of a rollercoaster, this camp amps up the fun, fuelling camper's dream of creating their very own theme park!

Available to book:
July 8 – 12, 2024 | $365 +GST

July 22 – 26, 2024 | $365 +GST

August 6 – 9, 2024 | $295 +GST (4-day camp)

August 19 – 23, 2024 | $365 +GST

Is your camp fully booked? Secure your spot on the Spark Summer 7-8 Camp waitlist today!

Summer camps for ages 5-6

  • Ages 5-6

Storybook Science

Budding scientists, get ready to build, test, and explore the amazing science hidden in your favourite stories and fairytales! Grow a better beanstalk than Jack or make a golden, bouncy egg through cool chemistry! Campers will discover that your curiosity and cleverness are the real keys to your own “happily ever after”.

Available to book:
July 2 – 5, 2024 | $295 +GST(4-day camp)

July 15 – 19, 2024 | $365 +GST

July 29 – August 2, 2024 | $365 +GST

August 12 – 16, 2024 | $365 +GST

  • Ages 5-6 

Let’s Get Messy 

Little explorers will dive headfirst into discovery in this Spark camp! From experimenting with ooey-gooey science in the lab, to making costumes out of newspaper and creating their own Jackson Pollock-style paintings, this camp celebrates the joy of hands-on learning and a bit of delightful messiness!

Available to book:
July 8 – 12, 2024 | $365 +GST

July 22 – 26, 2024 |$365 +GST

August 6 – 9, 2024 |$295 +GST (4-day camp)

August 19 – 23, 2024 | $365 +GST

  • Ages 5-6

Astro-Nuts!

Enjoy an out-of-this-world adventure for space superfans! Discover what it takes to become an astronaut, how airplanes and lifts work, and what makes up the stars and planets we see from Earth.
Campers will also create mini rockets and design their very own alien species!  

Available to book:
July 2 – 5, 2024 | $295 +GST
(4-day camp)

July 15 – 19, 2024 | $365 +GST

July 29 – August 2, 2024 | $365 +GST

August 12 – 16, 2024 | $365 +GST

Is your camp fully booked? Secure your spot on the Spark Summer 6-6 Camp waitlist today!

Order's up! A Spark Camp lunchbox is ready to order.

Spark's in-house kitchen has created a delicious nutrient-packed lunch to fuel any camper's belly. A happy belly makes for a healthy mind ready to absorb science! Each lunchbox is made fresh daily by the Spark Eatery with something new each day. Order lunches for the whole week, or for a day – there are always choices!

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

Price

$15.50 per day

Spark Summer Camp FAQs

    • What are Spark Camps all about?

      Spark’s week-long camps focus on themed hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math activities, exploring exhibits, Infinity Dome Theatre shows, live science demonstrations and outdoor adventures. The days are all about the process; things may get a little messy, but new skills are learned and exciting risks are taken along the way to build confidence. Play is essential for healthy growth, so organized games and free play time are mixed into every day at camp.

    • How do I know if Camp programs at Telus Spark are a good fit for my child?

      At Telus Spark we theme our camps around Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math topics and design fun and hands on experiences that your child can learn through. An affinity for these topics is a good start but Spark makes sure that the programs appeal to a wide variety of interest and learning needs.

      2-3 hours every day is also spent in the galleries and outdoor spaces. Please note that these spaces are considered busy public spaces and as such will require more of your child than other camps that operate in private spaces away from the public. Therefore, there are two main guidelines all children, regardless of age, need to be able to follow in order to remain safe and have fun in our camps. Those guidelines are:

      1. They need to be able to follow the verbal instructions provided to them by their camp leader. This includes following the behaviour expectations set for them at the beginning of the day and throughout the day at camp.

      2. They need to be able to stay with their group at all times.

      Repeated incidents that show that a child is not able to follow one or both of these guidelines will lead to a conversation with their guardian about their ability to remain at camp. These conversations are focused primarily around safety. If it is clear that remaining at camp is not a safe choice for a camper or those around them, that camper may be asked to leave or go home early.

    • 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 45 minutes of parking is free for parents and caregivers dropping off and picking up campers. Simply activate the free 45 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 $7 flat fee for the day. Spark Members receive free parking.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 a camper’s room. For the rest of the week, parents and campers can follow signs to the Spark Learning Centre or other instructional spaces.

    • 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?

      Summer camp hours are 9:00 - 4:00 p.m. with complimentary before (8:00 - 9:00 a.m.) and after (4:00 - 5:00 p.m.) 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 to Summer camps?

      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 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. If a camper is not picked up by 5:15 p.m., 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.

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

      Spark's prepaid lunch options are offered as a 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.

    • What is the refund/cancellation policy?

      If a cancellation occurs less than two weeks before the scheduled camp, a refund may not be applicable. However, in specific cases, such as illness or unforeseen situations, please reach out to Spark directly to discuss potential solutions. All refunds will be issued in the form of a Spark Gift Card unless the Management team decides otherwise.

    • When is payment required?

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

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