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Science Rocks! Summer Camp

2021 Update!

On March 8, 2021 the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training released a public statement based on the advice of Dr. Bonnie Henry that post-secondary institutions in BC should plan for a safe return to on-campus activities starting in the Fall 2021.

Consequently, UFV will continue to hold the 2021 summer semester in an online or remote format only. This directly affects our ability to hold any in-person activities on campus. After much deliberation with our Science Rocks! Advisory Committee we felt it necessary to cancel our summer camps again this year.

We know it is important to you to keep science alive in our community so please watch out for our NEW PROGRAM, Science Rocks! Days, arriving this fall! We are planning a number of one-day events throughout the year for kids to come onto campus and work in a university science lab! More details to come as fall approaches.

If you would like to receive email updates, please email us at sciencerocks@ufv.ca.


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!

Be sure to read some of our testimonials!

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. 3D Printing is also worked into many of our camps!

CAMP 1: Cryptography, Codes, and Crime Scenes!

Abbotsford Campus: Each day one or two activities will focus on math, mystery, problem solving and uncovering hidden secrets!

CAMP 2: Lasers, Light Sabers, and Lightening!

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

CAMP 3: Energy, Engines, and Explosions!

Abbotsford Campus: Each day will include one or two activities focusing on the themes of speed, power, forces, and even safe explosions!

CAMP 4: Cryptography, Codes, and Crime Scenes!

Chilliwack CEP Campus: Each day one or two activities will focus on math, mystery, problem solving and uncovering hidden secrets!

CAMP 5: Energy, Engines, and Explosions! 

Chilliwack CEP Campus: Each day will include one or two activities focusing on the themes of speed, power, forces, and even safe explosions!

CAMP 6: Lasers, Light Sabers, and Lightening!

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


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 short weeks are discounted by 20%.

Single Child Pricing
# of CampsDomestic StudentInternational Student*
One $275 $325
Two $510 $610
Three $765 $915
Four $1,020 $1,220
Five $1,275 $1,525

 

Sibling Discount Pricing Examples
# Siblings# CampsDomestic StudentInternational Student*
Two One $510 $619
Two Two $1,020 $1,220
Three One $765 $915

 

*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:



We wish to recognize the generous grants recevied from our sponsors:

Abbotsford Community Foundation Smart & Caring Community Grant

Canadian Mathematical Society Math Camp Grant

AND express our sincere gratitude to our donors for their kind donations to our program.

BC Greenhouse Growers

Optimist Club of Chilliwack

Williams Engineering Canada


Be sure to check out our various Sponsor Level options or consider sponsoring a child! 2020 Sponsorship Package

‌For more information, please contact Leila Fraser, Annual Giving Officer at 604-854-4513 or by email at Leila.Fraser@ufv.ca.

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

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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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