Spark Science Virtual Camps

Virtual Spring Camps

Eureka moments are waiting to be discovered at Spark's virtual camps!

Time to have some fun this spring! With the current state of the pandemic, TELUS Spark science centre wants to make sure kids can still have some online science fun! So, Spark has teamed up with TELUS to bring camps to you! Each camp is loaded with live interactive content and at-home self-guided activities for approximately 4 hours per day. Campers will also get the unique opportunity to engage in group sessions with expert camp leaders, guest speakers in the science industry, and more!

What do you get when you book an online Spark camp?

  • 1 week of daily themed activities and fun
  • 2 hours of live interaction with camp leaders and science guest experts
  • 2 hours of self-guided activities
  • Daily videos

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

Special thanks to Spark's Virtual Spring Camp sponsor, TELUS for bringing these camps to life.

Camp Prices

  • $60 for 4-day camps (March 29 - April 1, 2021)
  • $75 for 5-day camps (April 5 - 9, 2021)
  • 10% discount for members 

Spark Camp Programs

  • Ages 5-10

Space Explorers Go to Venus!

Live Session Times: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (MST)

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.

Included:

2 hours of live online interaction with Spark staff per day

Exclusive themed programs

Interviews with experts

Additional video content available for exploration between the live sessions

BOOK CAMP
  • Ages 5-10

Little Inventors

Live Session Times: 9 a.m. -10 a.m. & 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (MST)

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.

Included:

2 hours of live online interaction with Spark staff per day

Exclusive themed build challenges

Meet and build with experts

Additional video content available for exploration between the live sessions

Recommended supplies:

Paper and something to draw with, cardboard recycling, glue or tape, K’nex, Lego, or other building kits

BOOK CAMP
  • Ages 5-10

Nature Explorers

Live Session Times: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (MST)

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 other organizations. This camp will feature activities about ecosystems, plants and the great outdoors!

Requirements: access to an outdoor space (weather dependent) and some parental participation.

Included:

2 hours of live online interaction with Spark staff per day

Exclusive activities and projects that take you outside

Meet nature guides and curious critters

Additional video content available for exploration between the live sessions

BOOK CAMP
  • Ages 7-12

Science, She Loves Me

Live Session Times: 11 a.m. -12 p.m. & 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. (MST)

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!

Included:

2 hours of live online interaction with Spark staff per day

Exclusive themed programs

Interviews with experts and science mentors

Additional video content available for exploration between the live sessions

BOOK CAMP
  • Ages 7-12

Build Your Own World

Live Session Times: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. (MST)

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. Some parental participation is required to set up software.

Included:

2 hours of live online interaction with Spark staff per day

Daily build challenges, puzzles and maps to explore in Minecraft

Access to in-game social spaces and collaborative projects

Additional video content available for exploration between the live sessions

BOOK CAMP
  • Ages 7-12

Science and Sports

Live Session Times: 10 a.m. -11 a.m. & 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (MST)

Spring 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.

Included:

2 hours of live online interaction with Spark staff per day

Exclusive daily physical challenges and games

Meet science and sport experts

Additional video content available for exploration between the live sessions

BOOK CAMP

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