Summer Day Camps

What better way to spend school holidays than by experiencing the Saskatchewan Science Centre for the entire week! We offer both 4 and 5 day camps during summer vacation, February break, and spring break. Please go to our Frequently Asked Questions.

What will my kids do at a Science Centre Camp?

They'll have a lot of fun! Science Centre camps are active camps - kids spend plenty of time outdoors, running around in the building, playing, and of course, they spend some time learning too! Each camp has different themes and activities but rest assured - they'll come home happy and tired at the end of the day. Plus, each week ends with an amazing outdoor water fight. Read more below to see the camp themes.

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Summer Day Camps

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Camps are for ages 6-8 and 9-11, and we've got four great themes to pick from to have the best summer ever!

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A typical day at one of our summer camps includes several different science activities and experiments scattered throughout the day. This includes time for snacks and recess, exploration on the exhibit floor, a science challenge, and a larger activity that might include an IMAX film, a visit to Candy Cane Park, making liquid nitrogen ice cream, a guest speaker, or something else super fun.

All 9-11 camps go dragon boating on Wascana lake each Wednesday, and every camp ends with water games and a family show where parents and guardians are invited to see what happened at camp. Many of our camp leaders are High Five trained, and we maintain a strict 1 to 6 ratio of staff to campers to ensure each camper has a great experience. At our day camps, the schedule is just a suggestion, and our leaders are encouraged to let the kid's engagement lead the way.

Themes

The Camp of Wonders

Ready, set, wonder. The Camp of Wonders is a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery. We will ask questions like “where is the longest zip line?” “Why don’t humans have tails?” “Are all planets round?” and “how much wind does it take to fly a kite?” It will be a wonder-filled week of science.

Activities Include:

  • Making geysers and kites
  • A Fresh Air Scavenger Hunt - looking for things that filter our air
  • Measuring sugar from a variety of food and drinks
  • Learning about geometry by making crop circles
  • Earthquake Shake - testing structures against our earthquake table
  • And many more!

Symphony of Science

Explore the science of music and sound. This day camp is sure to be a toe-tapping, finger snapping good time. Music not your forte? Don’t worry; this camp will look at everything from sound effects to echolocation and beyond!

Activities Include:

  • Making instruments
  • Creating and starring in a music video
  • Exploring how music affects mood
  • Lip Reading - noise cancelling head phones offer a hilarious challenge
  • And many more!

Contract Your Science Muscles

Inspiring curiosity and ingenuity is our goal. This week of camp will be full of health and fitness science that will tap into real world learning. Campers will give their brains a workout and explore topics like sports, healthy living, and biological systems.

Activities Include:

  • Fulcrum Frisbee
  • Fuel Up - creating a board game all about how we need food for fuel
  • Making edible skin
  • Yoga
  • Rumble Bots
  • Catapult Sports - creating catapults that shoot mini basketballs into a hoop
  • And many more!

Fact or Fiction

Fake news or not? This week of camp will be full of scientific facts. Campers will learn how to do research and ask questions to find facts for themselves. We will address some common science myths and use our imaginations to spark scientific inquiry. Campers may even find out why this year’s flu didn’t go viral.

Activities Include:

  • The five second rule put to the test with bologna and a bacteria incubator
  • Cats always land on their feet ... right?
  • Vaccination Doge Ball
  • GOOGLE APOCALYPSE - there's no internet here! campers will have to use the scientific method on this role playing day to keep civilization going without easy access to information
  • And many more!

Schedule

July 3-6 (4 day camp)

  • Symphony of Science for ages 6-8
  • Camp of Wonders for ages 9-11

July 9-13

  • Camp of Wonders for ages 6-8 (SOLD OUT)
  • Symphony of Science for ages 9-11

July 16-20

  • Contract Your Science Muscles for ages 6-8 (Only 1 spot left!)
  • Fact or Fiction for ages 9-11 (only 5 spots left!)

July 23-27

  • Fact or Fiction for ages 6-8 (SOLD OUT)
  • Contract Your Science Muscles for ages 9-11

July 30 - August 3

  • Contract Your Science Muscles for ages 6-8
  • Camp of Wonders for ages 9-11

August 7-10 (4 day camp)

  • Camp of Wonders for ages 6-8 (SOLD OUT)
  • Symphony of Science for ages 9-11

August 13-17

  • Symphony of Science for ages 6-8
  • Fact or Fiction for ages 9-11

Cost

Prices do not include GST - please be sure to add gst for any payments via cheque.

5 day camp:
Members $210 Non-members $250
4 day camp:
Members $170  Non-members $210

Include a healthy boxed lunch from Skye Cafe & Bistro for only $10+tax a day! (You will still need to provide two snacks a day.)

Questions?
Call Peg at 306.791.7943 or 1.800.667.6300 (ext 3)
Or email bookings@sasksciencecentre.com

Please note that registration is not complete until you receive your booking confirmation. Contact Peg at 306.791.7943 or bookings@sasksciencecentre.com for any other questions.

Download Registration Form Here


Science Celebration!

A Satellite Day Camp in Prince Albert

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Dates: August 21-24

Ages: 8-13

Come check out the first ever Saskatchewan Science Centre Day Camp in Prince Albert! Since summer is nearly over, we took all of our best activities from our own Science Centre Day Camps and combined them into one awesome traveling camp! Campers will design their own periscopes, engineer a bridge that must survive and earthquake, and even determine if crop circles were made by humans or aliens. This camp is supported by the Community Initiatives Fund.

Kids will participate in 4 days of fun science activities. On the last day there will be an activity where the parents/guardians are invited to participate in an activity, and there will also be lunch provided on this last day.

Location: 309 3rd Avenue NW, Prince Albert

Cost

Prices do not include GST - please be sure to add gst for any payments via cheque.

Members $170  Non-members $210

Questions?
Call Peg at 306.791.7943 or 1.800.667.6300 (ext 3)
Or email bookings@sasksciencecentre.com

Please note that registration is not complete until you receive your booking confirmation. Contact Peg at 306.791.7943 or bookings@sasksciencecentre.com for any other questions.

Download the PA Registration Form Here

These camps are made possible with support from:

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are electronic devices permitted at the camps? 
To avoid damage or loss, please leave all electronic devices at home. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

What should my child bring/wear? 
Please ensure that your child is dressed to be able to participate indoors, as well as outdoors. Campers will go outside in most weather conditions, and should come prepared to spend time outside in all conditions. However, if the weather is deemed unsafe, we will not complete activities outside. The only other supplies your child will need are two snacks for morning and afternoon breaks, and a lunch. Please ensure that all food packed is nut-free.

What time are drop off and pick-ups? 
Campers can be dropped off between 8:30am and 9:00am. Please arrive after 8:30am as we do not have an earlier drop off time. Pickup is between 4:30pm and5:00pm.

 

Please have a look at our Day Camp Info Sheet for answers to other questions, including our photo ID policy, Behaviour Contract usage, and cancellation policy. 

Contact Peg at 306.791.7943 or bookings@sasksciencecentre.com for any other questions.

This project has been made possible [in part] by the Government of Canada.
Ce projet a été rendu possible [en partie] grâce au gouvernement du Canada.