Spark Science With Virtual Summer Camps

Virtual Summer Camps

Science is calling, this is not a drill! Science is waiting to be discovered at Spark's virtual camps!

Put some science into your kid's summertime! From dinosaurs to DNA, Spark science has summer camps for all kinds of online science fun. TELUS Spark Science Centre has teamed up with TELUS to bring you and your kids another summer of top notch virtual camps. Each camp is loaded with a combination of interactive content, and self-guided activities; campers will get unique opportunities to engage in group sessions with Spark's expert science camp leaders, along with guest speakers in the science industry.

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

  • 1 week of daily themed activities and fun
  • Up to 2 hours of live interaction with camp leaders and guest science experts
  • Up to 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.

Virtual Summer Camps are open to anyone across the globe!*

*Please note, all live programming will take place in mountain standard time (MST).

Thanks to Spark's Virtual Summer Camp sponsor, TELUS for bringing these camps to life.

Camp Prices

Spark Camp Programs

  • Ages 5-10 & Ages 8-11

Space Explorers Go to Venus!

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

Time to start the count down to some actual rocket science. Campers will soar to new heights in the exploration of space, as they learn about this solar system. Venus is the star of this interplanetary adventure, as Venus continues to make the 2021 earthbound headlines.

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

Ages 5-7 on Weeks:

- 1 (July 5-9)

- 3 (July 19-23)

- 5 (August 3-6)

- 7 (August 16-20)

Ages 8-11 on Weeks:

- 2 (July 12-16)

- 4 (July 26-30)

- 6 (August 9-13)

- 8 (August 23-27)

BOOK CAMP
  • Ages 5-7 & Ages 8-11

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.

Requirements: Some parental participation.

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

Ages 5-7 on Weeks:

- 1 (July 5-9)

- 3 (July 19-23)

- 5 (August 3-6)

- 7 (August 16-20)

Ages 8-11 on Weeks:

- 2 (July 12-16)

- 4 (July 26-30)

- 6 (August 9-13)

- 8 (August 23-27)

Recommended supplies:

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

BOOK CAMP
  • Ages 5-7

Nature Explorers

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

All Weeks

BOOK CAMP
  • Ages 8-10 & Age 11-13

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

Ages 8 to 10 on Weeks:

- 2 (July 12-16)

- 6 (August 9-13)

Ages 11 to 13 on Weeks:

- 4 (July 26-30)

- 8 (August 23-27)

BOOK CAMP
  • Ages 8-10 & Ages 11-13

Build Your Own World

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

You're invited to world of Minecraft. Campers will get to dive into world-building through collaborative and individual projects. Non-Minecraft activities will include chances to meet real-life builders, engineers, and cube-art creators.

Requirements – a computer capable of running Minecraft Education (link here), 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

Extra video content available for exploration between the live sessions

Ages 8-10 on Weeks:

- 1 (July 5-9)

- 3 (July 19-23)

-5 (August 3-6)

-7 (August 16-20)

Ages 11-13 on Weeks:

- 2 (July 12-16)

- 4 (July 26-30)

- 6 (August 9-13)

- 8 (August 23-27)

BOOK CAMP
  • Ages 8-10 & Age 5-7

Jurassic Spark

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

Dig deeper at Jurassic Spark! Dinosaurs are more that fossils hidden in the earth. Campers will get to explore these pre-historic creatures, their environment, and the clues they left 65 million years ago. This camp is perfect for mini-dino experts, palaeontologists, and future biologists.

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

Ages 8-10 on Weeks:

- 1 (July 5-9)

- 3 (July 19-23)

- 5 (August 3-6)

- 7 (August 16-20)

Ages 5-7 on Weeks:

- 2 (July 12-16)

- 4 (July 26-30)

- 6 (August 9-13)

- 8 (August 23-27)

BOOK CAMP

Game on! The Science of Sports

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

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 is enough, but a backyard 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

Ages 8-10 on Weeks:

- 1 (July 5-9)

- 5 (August 3-6)

Ages 11-13 on Weeks:

- 3 (July 19-23)

- 7 (August 16-20)

BOOK CAMP

Thanks to Spark's Virtual Summer Camp sponsor, TELUS for bringing these camps to life.

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