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Phenomenal Physics Summer Camps 2014

These activities are tentative and subject to changes as we are still in the development and testing phase for camp projects. Please note while there will be changes each year due to different instructors and leaders, the main itinerary of these summer camps does not change significantly from year to year. Camps will run during the period July 7 - August 1.

Haven't received your confirmation or welcome emails? We have encountered some issues with our emails and some of them might have gone into spam folders. If you did not receive a registration confirmation email or our camp welcome emails, please double check your spam folders. If you are unable to locate the emails, please contact us at camps@phas.ubc.ca as soon as possible.

Fun with Physics Camp - grade 2-4

Astronomy Camp - grade 4-6

Advanced Physics Camp - grade 5-7

Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy Camp - grade 8-10

Cancellation Policy

Fun with Physics Camp

Age: going into Grades 2-4 in the fall (completing Grades 1-3 by June 2014)

Dates: This camp will run twice: July 14-18, July 28-Aug 1, 2014

Time: 9 am to 4 pm

Price: $200

This camp introduces students to topics such as light, sound, electricity and force and motion through demonstrations and hands on activities. Activities include building rockets, boats and airplanes. Learn about molecular structure through crystals, electricity through building simple LED flash lights and mini robots, waves with musical instruments and fluids with tornado tubes! Daily outdoor games and *two pool sessions are also included. The week ends with a physics show complete with ice cream made from liquid nitrogen.

* Pool availability during will be affected by the Special Olympics. Alternative activities might be provided to replace the pool/scuba sessions.

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Astronomy Camp

Age: going into Grades 4-6 in the fall (completing Grades 3-5 by June 2014)

Dates: This camp will run twice: July 7-11, July 21-25, 2014

Time: 9 am to 4 pm

Price: $250

This camp is ideal for students interested in learning more about our universe. Students will simulate life on Mars by creating Martian habitats, view the stars in a planetarium and explore the properties of rockets. Students will study and build their own telescopes. Students will also discuss weightlessness and experience it during their swimming and scuba diving session! Expert astronomers from UBC's Department of Physics & Astronomy will talk about exciting new discoveries in astronomy. The week includes *two pool sessions, daily outdoor games and the physics show and ice cream party.

* There will be no scuba diving and pool session for the July 7-11 camp due to UBC's hosting the Special Olympics. Alternative activities will be provided to replace the pool/scuba sessions.

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Advanced Physics Camp

Age: going into Grades 5-7 in the fall (completing Grades 4-6 by June 2014)

Dates: This camp will run twice: July 14-18, July 28-Aug 1, 2014

Time: 9 am to 4 pm

Price: $250

This camp covers similar topics as Fun with Physics but with more advanced activities such as building a dimmable tricolour LED flashlight, visiting the anechoic chamber, and completing motion detector activities. Students will be challenged to build cardboard boats that float in the *pool, learn about how energy is generated, and will experience concepts of pressure and buoyancy through a scuba diving lesson! The week includes two *pool sessions, daily outdoor games, visits of UBC’s research labs, and a fabulous physics show.

* Pool availability during will be affected by the Special Olympics. Alternative activities might be provided to replace the pool/scuba sessions.

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Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy Camp

Age: going into Grades 8-10 in the fall (completing Grades 7-9 by June 2014)

Dates: This camp will run twice: July 7-11, July 21-25, 2014

Time: 9 am to 4 pm

Price: $250

This camp covers advanced concepts in chemistry, physics, and astronomy. The chemistry day is run in collaboration with the Department of Chemistry; students will use university labs to conduct chemistry experiments and study chemical reactions. The physics component will include the building of complex electrical circuits, construction of boats and telescopes, visits to university laboratories, and introduction to particle physics. In the astronomy component, students will learn about the latest advancement in astronomy and cosmology, and experience weightlessness while scuba diving. This week includes *two pool sessions, daily outdoor games, guest speakers, laboratory visits, and the fabulous physics show.

* There will be no scuba diving and pool session for the July 7-11 camp due to UBC's hosting the Special Olympics. Alternative activities will be provided to replace the pool/scuba sessions.

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Camp Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your child's reservation before two weeks prior to the start of the camp, we will refund your payment minus a $25 administrative fee. We will not give any refund for cancellations after this time.

 

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