Camp Descriptions

2022 CAMPS Notification [updated June 23, 2022]: Due to unforeseen constraints, we are unable to run our Phenomenal Physics Camps for this summer 2022. This was a difficult decision and we wish to offer our sincere apologies for any inconvenience to those planning on participating in our summer camp activities. Thank you again for your interest in our camps! We look forward to meeting you in 2023. 

Have any questions? Please check our FAQ page for more information, or contact us at camps@phas.ubc.ca / 604-822-0596.

Fun with Physics Camp

Age: Going into Grades 2-4 in the fall (completing Grades 1-3 by July 2022)
Dates: July 18 – July 22, July 25 – July 29
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Price: $275 Register Now

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 molecular structure through crystals, electricity through building simple LED flashlights and mini-robots, and pressure through rocket building and fluids. 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 2022)
Dates: July 18 – July 22, July 25 – July 29
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Price: $325 Register Now

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 how energy is generated and will discover the concepts of pressure and motion through activities. The week includes one 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 2022)
Dates: *this camp is not running in Summer 2022
Time: NA
Price: NA

This camp is ideal for students interested in learning more about our universe. Students will view the stars in a planetarium, observe the sun using a solar telescope, and learn the requirements of good rockets and landers through hands-on activities. They will study and build their own telescopes, explore the science of our solar system and beyond (exoplanets)! 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. Back to Top

Physics and Computer Science Camp

Age: Going into Grades 8-10 in the fall (completing Grades 7-9 by July 2022)
Dates: *this camp is not running in Summer 2022
Time: NA
Price: NA

This camp is run in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science. For the computer science component, students will explore the fundamentals of coding, and control a microcontroller through programming. The physics component will include the building of complex electrical circuits, designing items to be printed using a 3D printer, visiting university laboratories, and an introduction to particle physics. This week includes two pool sessions, daily outdoor games, guest speakers, laboratory visits, and the fabulous physics show. Back to Top

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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