Camp Descriptions

Welcome to our Camp Descriptions page. *2024 July camps are scheduled to run in-person on UBC campus.

We are busy creating *new content* so all of our campers from last summer can take the same camps again, with new lessons, concepts and activities.

Jan 29/2024: Camp Registration is now OPEN! See our Registration page HERE

Browse our camps, below, to get a sense of what we offer. Need more information? Read About Our Camps to see what we’re talking about! Have any questions? Please check our FAQ page for more information, or contact us at / 604-822-0596.

2024 Schedule

Fun with Physics Camp

Age: Going into Grades 2-4 in the fall (completing Grades 1-3 by July 2024)
Dates: We are running four camps this year: Fun with Physics 1 (July 2-5), Fun with Physics 2 (July 8-12), Fun with Physics 3 (July 15-19), Fun with Physics 4 (July 22-26)

Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Price: $240 for July 2-5 Camp; $275 for other weeks. Register

This camp introduces students to topics such as light, electricity, force and motion through demonstrations and hands-on activities. Emphasis will be on physics in our everyday life. Learn about speed, gravity, mass, momentum, flotation, solar cells and circuits! Daily outdoor games, a pool session and a tree walk tour is also included. The week ends with a physics show complete with ice-cream made from liquid nitrogen. Back to Top

Advanced Physics Camp

Age: Going into Grades 5-7 in the fall (completing Grades 4-6 by July 2024)
Dates: We are running two camps this year: Advanced 1 (July 2-5), Advanced 2 (July 8-12)
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Price: $300 for July 2-5 Camp; $325 for other weeks. Register

This camp covers similar topics as Fun with Physics but with more advanced activities such as building a dimmable tricolour LED flashlight and working with complex electrical circuits. Students will learn about energy, acceleration, gravity and the concepts of pressure and motion through activities. The week includes a pool session, a tree walk tour, daily outdoor games, a visit to UBC’s Engineering Physics robots lab (!), and a fabulous physics show. Back to Top

Astronomy Camp

Age: Going into Grades 4-6 in the fall (completing Grades 3-5 by July 2024)
Dates: We are running two camps this year: Astronomy 1 (July 15-19), Astronomy 2 (July 22-26)
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Price: $325 Register

This camp is ideal for students interested in learning more about our universe. Students will learn about the scale of our solar system, star elements, observe the sun using a solar telescope, and learn the requirements of good rockets and landers through hands-on activities. Expert astronomers from UBC’s Department of Physics & Astronomy will talk about exciting new discoveries in astronomy. The week includes a pool session and the physics show and ice cream party. Back to Top

Physics and Computer Science Camp

We are not running any Physics & Computer Science camps this year. For camp opportunities that explore coding and programming, please see UBC Geering Up Camps here for *All Girls* camps, UBC Statistics’ Girls in Data Science Camp (grades 8-12), and programs for elementary students and high school students.


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.