Faculty of Science

Science Rocks

The Faculty of Science offers Science Rocks! Summer camps every year in July and August. Designed especially for kids going into Grades 4, 5, 6, and 7 for the upcoming Fall. These camps are great fun and an awesome learning opportunity for campers!

‌‌Register for Science Rocks! Camps


We have some sponsored spots to offer indigenous youth at a greatly reduced cost. Priority will be given to those students who receive an invitation from their school district. These registration forms must be received by May 31st.

If you did not receive an invitation, have indigenous status and are interested in one of these subsidized spots, please add your information to our waitlist. We will notify you after June 1st if any spots are still available and payment can be made at that time.

Indigenous camper waitlist‌

To register for any of our camps at the regular cost, please visit our main registration page. If you have any questions, please contact us at sciencerocks@ufv.ca.


Each camp week will be organized around a central theme. Each day one or two activities will focus on that week's theme.  Over the course of a given week, campers can expect to experience activities from Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Computer Science.  Many of the weeks will also include activities from Geography and Kinesiology.

CAMP 1: Patterns, Puzzles and Pedigrees! (July 2-5)

Abbotsford Campus: Each day one or two of the activities will focus on math, mystery and genetics! (Please note that this is a short week, price discounted by 20%) This camp is partially supported by a grant from the Canadian Mathematical Society.

CAMP 2: Turbo Power! (July 8-12)

Abbotsford Campus: Each day will include one or two activities focusing on the theme of speed, flight, power, forces, and energy! 

CAMP 3: Light 'em Up! (July 15-19) - CAMP FULL

Abbotsford Campus: Each day one or two of the activities will focus on things that glow, interesting behaviours of fire and light or even safe explosions!

>> BREAK: JULY 22-26

CAMP 4: Light 'em Up! (July 29-August 2)

Chilliwack CEP Campus: Each day one or two of the activities will focus on things that glow, interesting behaviours of fire and light or even safe explosions!

CAMP 5: Patterns, Puzzles and Pedigrees! (August 6-9)

Chilliwack CEP Campus: Each day one or two of the activities will focus on math, mystery and genetics! (Please note that this is a short week, price discounted by 20%) This camp is partially supported by a grant from the Canadian Mathematical Society.

CAMP 6: Turbo Power! (August 12-16)

Chilliwack CEP Campus: Each day will include one or two activities focusing on the theme of speed, flight, power, forces, and energy!


We have a limit of 24 campers/week, for a camper to instructor ratio of 8:1. In addition to the leader-facilitators, one or more UFV Science Faculty members will be on site at all times.


Lunch and a camp t-shirt are included with camp fees. Discounts for multiple camps apply for a single camper attending multiple weeks or multiple siblings attending the camps.

Please note that Camps #1 and #5 are short weeks: price discounted by 20%.

Single Child Pricing
# of CampsDomestic StudentInternational Student*
One $275 $325
Two $500 $600
Three $750 $900
Four $1,000 $1,200
Five $1,250 $1,500

 

Sibling Discount Pricing Examples
# Siblings# CampsDomestic StudentInternational Student*
Two One $500 $600
Two Two $1,000 $1,200
Three One $750 $900

 

*International refers to campers who do not have Canadian citizenship or a Canadian permanent resident document.


The camps will be held on both Abbotsford and Chilliwack campus and will be run both indoors and outside, dependent on weather and activity.

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Typical Schedule for Camps 1-6
TimeActivity
8:30-9:00 am Arrive / Free Time
9:00-9:15 am Group Activity / Game
9:15-9:45 am  Science Activity
9:45-10:00 am  Activity or Demo
10:00-10:15 am  Snack Break / Free Time
10:15-11:30 am  Lab Time
11:30-12:00 pm  Activity
12:00-1:00 pm  Lunch / Free Time
1:00-1:30 pm  Activity
1:30-2:00 pm  Science Activity
2:00-2:45 pm  Gym Activity / Outside Activity
2:45-3:00 pm Snack Break / Free Time
3:00-3:30 pm Science Activity
3:30-3:50 pm Activity
3:50-4:00 pm Wrap up / Review / Pack up
4:00-4:30 pm Pick up / Free Time

 


View photos from our previous years on UFV's Flickr account:


View additional documents and links to learn more about Science Rocks!2019 Waitlist Form



We wish to recognize the generous donations from our sponsors:

And grants from:

 

Be sure to check out our various Sponsor Level options or consider sponsoring a child! ‌2019 Sponsorship Package

‌For more information, please contact Deanna McIntyre, Annual Giving Officer at 604-847-5447 or by email at deanna.mcintyre@ufv.ca.

Contact Us

Email: sciencerocks@ufv.ca

Robin Endelman, Co-ordinator
Phone: 1-604-504-7441, ext 4779
Toll free within Canada: 1-888-504-7441, ext 4779

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