Day Camps
For ages 5-7, 8-10 & 9-11

PD Day Camps

Days off, or days of science?

Price

$74 (GST included)

Times

Camp: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Drop-off: 8:00 - 9:00 AM

Pick-up: 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Age Groups

Camps for young science minds between ages 5-11.

Parking

Free 30-minute parking for pick up and drop off (onsite registration required).

Hands-on, immersive moments of science discovery!

Make the days off from school brighter with a TELUS Spark Science Centre Camp! Campers will travel to far away places in the Infinity Dome theatre and forge lasting connections to science through live science demonstrations. Each camp has its own special theme and skill-building STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities.

UPCOMING CAMP DATES IN 2022:

- September 23

- October 7

- October 21

- October 28

- November 25

Spark members receive 10% off camp prices. Prices include GST.

Please note that all campers must be registered online no less than 24 hours before the start of the camp!

Exploration and play

Each camp includes time to explore and play in Spark's galleries and spaces.

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Infinity Dome theatre

Campers will be immersed in a unique 360-degree visual experience.

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Hands-on activities

Spark camps are bursting with engaging, hands-on science activities designed to expand curious minds.

Complimentary before and after care

Complimentary before and after care is included in registration, running from 8:00 - 9:00 AM and 4:00 - 5:00 PM.

PD Day Camps Menu

  • OCTOBER 7
  • AGES 5-6

Junior Weather Lab

Rain or shine, watch weather change happen (and transforming states of matter) in the Spark rain and ice laboratories!

  • OCTOBER 7
  • AGES 9-11

Stormy Weather

Ready to become the next big meteorologist? Build thermometers and anemometers for the ol' weather toolbelt in this unique experience.

  • OCTOBER 7
  • AGES 7-8

Weather Heroes

What does weather look like in a jar? Use real tools in this hands-on experience to play with colours and mediums, build a DIY spectroscope... and more!

  • OCTOBER 21
  • AGES 5-7

Rainbow Lab

Use real tools in this hands-on camp to play with colours and mediums, build a DIY spectroscope and experience the Spark rain lab!

  • OCTOBER 21
  • AGES 8-11

Stormy Weather

Ready to become the next big meteorologist? Build thermometers and anemometers for the ol' weather toolbelt in this unique experience.

  • OCTOBER 28
  • AGES 5-6

It's Alive!

Leaning on chemistry principles, tiptoe through the creepy and not-so-scary realms of Halloween science!

  • OCTOBER 28
  • AGES 7-8

The Art of Halloween

The Halloween season is a great inspiration for art and creativity! Use problem solving to explore chemistry and optical tricks (and treats).

  • OCTOBER 28
  • AGES 9-11

Dr. Frankenstein’s Lab

There’s a lot of science in the story of Frankenstein! Campers will embrace their inner mad scientists as they complete electrical circuits and real dissections.

  • NOVEMBER 25
  • AGES 5-6

First Day at the North Pole

This winter wonderland of a day camp is really a DIY engineering and design workshop, where campers turn into Santa's elves for some hands-on building.

  • NOVEMBER 25
  • AGES 7-8

Inside Santa's Workshop

Feeling festive? Santa's workshop morphs into a laboratory, where campers will lean on chemistry to make actual gifts!

  • NOVEMBER 25
  • AGES 9-11

Christmas Presents from the Lab

Santa goes digital! Imagine a maker’s space and a holiday workshop fused into one. This camp merges electricity, physics and digital programming into one exciting experience.

Spark's one-day fun-tastic science camps are designed to build real skills (using real tools, btw) and create lasting connections with science!

Each camp includes hands-on STEAM-related activities, an Infinity Dome show and time to explore Spark galleries. Please have the following details ready when you book:

  • Member ID (if applicable)
  • Camper's name
  • Alberta Health Care Number
  • Camper's date of birth
  • List of allergies, medical conditions, special needs
  • Emergency contact information
  • List of authorized individuals to pick up child from camp

Changes or cancellations:

A fee of $10 will apply for cancellations up to two weeks prior to your camp start date. There will be no refunds issued after that date.

More Information

    • What are Spark Camps all about?

      Spark's themed PD Day Camps focus on hands-on science, technology, engineering and art activities, as well as exploring the exhibits, watching Infinity Dome theatre shows, interacting with live science demonstrations and enjoying outdoor adventures. Campers may get a little messy, but that's how new skills are forged and confidence is built. Play is essential for healthy growth, so organized games are mixed in with free play time at every camp.

    • 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. The name provided much match the government issued ID presented by the person picking up the child. Add an alternate pick-up person by calling or emailing Spark from a number/email address that we have on the Camper’s file, or by adding someone to the camper’s file on the morning of drop-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.

    • 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 a free 45-minute parking session at the ParkPlus terminals near the front doors. Beyond this time limit, parking is a $10 flat fee for the day...but remember, all Spark Members receive free parking year-round!

    • 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 arriving for early pick-up, please check in with the front desk staff who can help locate your child’s camp.

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

      Should a camp include an off-site location, Spark arranges all off-site transportation for the campers. That cost is already included in your registration fee.

    • What is your policy on aggressive behaviour?

      Spark works hard to ensure that camps are an amazing experience for everyone, from staff to campers and other visitors. 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, may request a camper leave the camp altogether.

    • Where should we drop campers off upon arrival?

      A camp staff or volunteer will greet parents and campers and help locate the camper’s room.

    • What should my child bring/wear?

      Please ensure that your child is dressed for the weather forecast. Please dress for a bit of mess as well! An extra set of clothes for younger campers is also a good idea. Pack two snacks (for morning and afternoon breaks) and a lunch, too. When packing a lunch and snacks, please ensure that they are peanut-free.

    • What time do camps start and end?

      Camp hours are 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM with complimentary before (8:00 - 9:00 AM) and after (4:00 - 5:00 PM) care, which requires no extra sign up (it's built in and available if needed!).

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

      Spark strives to ensure campers get the most out of their experience. Camps are designed and tested to be challenging enough only for the specified age range. Campers under 5 years old tend to find Spark full day camps too challenging, so parents of kids under 5 are encouraged to check out the half day camp options at some of the other camps in the city.

    • When should we arrive?

      No later than 8:50 AM is recommended! Camp staff will be able to assist with sign-in promptly at 9:00 AM. Remember that complimentary care is offered from 8:00 - 9:00 AM and campers can be dropped off any time in that window.

    • What happens on the first day?

      Bring completed camp-related form(s) and try to remember the camp name! Many camps may be running concurrently across many age groups, so that knowledge helps speed up the morning sign-in process. Upon arrival, signs and staff will help guide the way.

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

      Please be prompt and contact Spark at (403) 817-6800. If a camper is not picked up by 5:15 PM, and Spark is unable to contact a guardian, child services will be contacted.

    • Are electronic devices permitted at the Camps?

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

    • 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 a camp start date, but a $25 administrative fee will apply.

Roll up your sleeves and get ready for a full day of science!

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