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Summer Camps

Camps That Are So Fun Kids Will Forget They're Learning

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak and school closures, we've decided to cancel our science camp this year. Please check back next year as we'll be running the camp again at that time.

Science-Themed Summer Camps

Learning through fun doesn’t have to stop in the summer! Science Matters is proud to host our annual science-themed summer camps for children aged 5 to 12-years-old.

Just like our preschool follows a STEAM learning principle, our summer camp kids will also get to reap the same benefits. STEAM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math is a fun way to incorporate real, usable skills that foster creative and critical thinking.

Still located in the NW, the summer camp can be found at the Bowness Community Association. Here we have over 5,000sq feet of indoor space and a large outdoor green space for the kids to play. Our Calgary summer camps are broken into two age categories. The youngest is for children in Kindergarten to Grade 3, with the second for youth in grades 4 to 6.

Each group of 10 will have one staff member and at least one volunteer. The groups will have a maximum of 20 children with two staff members and two or more volunteers. All groups will be organized by colors with each child given a color-coded T-Shirt to wear during the week. At the end of the summer camp, the shirt is theirs to keep.

Each week will follow a different five-day program. Every day the focus will be on one of the five aspects of STEAM education. For example, Mondays might focus on science, Tuesdays on technology, and so on.

Little girl on the playground in preschool

What Sets Our Summer Camp Apart

Cute little boy playing outside

As a science-themed summer camp in Calgary, our campers will enjoy a variety of STEAM learning activities throughout the week. All of our staff have undergone HIGH FIVE program training, which follows the five principles of healthy early childhood development.

In addition to providing a fun, educational summer camp, we also offer reasonable rates and longer hours than many camps.

At the end of every summer camp, there will be a free of charge group photo taken. We will also host a little farewell party for our campers.

As a science-themed summer camp in Calgary, our campers will enjoy a variety of STEAM learning activities throughout the week. All of our staff have undergone HIGH FIVE program training, which follows the five principles of healthy early childhood development.

In addition to providing a fun, educational summer camp, we also offer reasonable rates and longer hours than many camps.

At the end of every summer camp, there will be a free of charge group photo taken. We will also host a little farewell party for our campers.

Daily Schedule

Daily schedule timeline

Fees & Schedule

For each of these weeks, we will designate the different age groups by T-Shirt colour. For example:

Red Shirts: K – Grade 3

Orange Shirts: K – Grade 3

Yellow Shirts: K – Grade 3

Light Blue Shirts: 4 – Grade 6

Green Shirts: 4 – Grade 6

Dark Blue Shirts: 4 – Grade 6

Four Young Schoolboys leaning towards the cameras in summercamps

We’re offering an early bird sign up savings of 10% off the entire purchase if families sign up before March 31st, 2020. Registrations after this date will be subject to the full fee.  Subsidy is available through BowWest Community Resource Center for qualifying families

2020 CALGARY SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE:

July 6th to July 10th

$250

Aug 4th to Aug 7th

$200

July 13th to July 17th

$250

Aug 10th to Aug 14th

$250

July 20th to July 24th

$250

Aug 17th to Aug 21st

$250

July 27th to July 31st

$250

Aug 24th to Aug 28th

$250

Camp Activities

INDOOR

Science: Kid-friendly science experiments with adult supervision. (Bending water, vinegar volcano, writing invisible messages, are some examples. We will also help the kids make their own lava lamp and foamy slime.)

Technology: Make a simple circuit, screen free coding, make your own battery operated robot.

Engineering: Who can build the strongest bridge, cardboard box cars, tallest/strongest paper towers.

Art: Painting (water paints, acrylic, pastels), FIMO clay (make and bake), science-themed crafts.

Math: Comparing weights, measurements, various math challenges (appropriate to an individual child’s ability).

OUTDOOR:

Science: Elephant toothpaste, vinegar rockets, giant bubbles.

Technology: Make a solar-powered car, mini drones, remote control cars.

Engineering: Obstacle courses, water walls, make your own zipline.

Art: Splatter painting, wind chimes, make art with natural materials.

Math: Mental math races, jumping math mazes.

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

Parachute games, scavenger hunts, dino dig, water tables, outdoor bingo, ball games, bean bag toss, one legged race, potato sack jumping races.