Spark Science 2024 Spring Camps
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Spring Camps

Science is like magic, but the best part is science is real!

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Spark Spring Camps offers an exhilarating spring break for campers eager to explore the wonders of science and technology!

Campers will enjoy interactive experiments, creativity-inspiring exhibits, and venture into distant realms with films in the Infinity Dome theatre. Guided by knowledgeable staff, campers will explore galleries, creating lasting connections and fostering a love for exploration and learning.

What is included in a Spring Camp at Spark?

  • Four full days of daily activities and fun!
  • Skill-building educational programs.
  • A chance to meet Flint the robo-dog!
  • Infinity Dome theatre demonstrations.
  • Live Science shows.
  • Outdoor play in the Brainasium.
  • Spark Camp T-Shirt.
  • Opportunity to meet guests and experts in science.
  • Complimentary before and after care (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM).

Spark Spring Camps are now sold out!
Secure your spot on the Spark Summer Camp waitlist, email [email protected].

Spring Camps

  • AGES 5-6

Dig It

Welcome to a 4-day exhilarating adventure of exploration and discovery at Spark’s Dig It! Campers will embark on a journey into the captivating world beneath their feet as they delve into geological wonders, create dazzling crystals, and uncover the mysteries of the Earth and beyond. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the world of geology and have a blast doing it!

Available to book:

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  • AGES 5-7

Tiny Town

Your child becomes the mastermind of an entire city in this exploration of urban planning and engineering! From designing green spaces to constructing a mini amusement park, they'll enjoy bringing their miniature metropolis to life. This camp explores the basics of architecture and fosters a love for creating inclusive spaces.

Available to book:

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  • AGES 7-8

Seven Seas Science

Ahoy, landlubbers, ever pondered what it takes to be a pirate? Your child will embrace the open ocean and plunge into the science, technology, math, and engineering behind piracy in this camp. Campers will chart a treasure map, unravel the connection between magnets and a compass, and explore the biological advantage of sporting an eye patch. Heave ho and register your child to set sail on this faraway adventure!

Available to book:

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  • AGES 8-11

Medieval Masters

From the tales of legendary knights, your child will discover the influence of science, technology, engineering, and math found in their storybooks. Young minds will explore the technology within a trebuchet, the fabrication strategy behind shields, and the physics of archery. Through science-fuelled design challenges like constructing a castle, and transforming popsicle sticks into formidable siege towers, campers will emerge as mini medieval masters!

Available to book:

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  • AGES 9-12

Movie Makers

Your child will enjoy hands-on experiences like costume design to stop-motion animation, blending your child’s love for science with the enchantment of cinema! Campers will uncover the secrets of movie special effects, experiment with foley sound effects, and learn the colour theory of lighting in this unforgettable camp adventure!

Available to book:

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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

$14.50 per day

Spark Spring Camp FAQs

    • 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.

    • What are Spark Camps all about?

      Spark’s 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.

    • 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 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.

    • 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 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 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 time do camps start and end?

      Spring and summer camp hours are 9:00 a.m.- 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?

      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.

    • 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.

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