March Break Science & Engineering Camp

March Break Science and Engineering Camp returns to York University from March 12 to March 16, 2018. Each day, participants in Grades 3-8 will be immersed in a variety of exciting and unique activities and experiments exploring elements of Science and Engineering.


Camp Descriptions

All curricula are developed and delivered by undergraduate and graduate students through hands-on, interactive, and innovative activities developed here in the Faculty of Science at York University.

Junior Science & Engineering (Grade 3/4)
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm || Course Fee: $295 || Before and After-Care Available
In this hands-on and interactive camp, Junior campers will explore the Ontario Science Curriculum by investigating different scientific properties and participating in many interactive hands-on activities and workshops! Campers will design their own robot Jitterbug, concoct a recipe for slime and delve into Forensic Science with invisible ink!

Intermediate Science & Engineering (Grade 5/6)
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm || Course Fee: $295 || Before and After-Care Available
Intermediate campers will investigate properties related to science and engineering, following the Ontario Science Curriculum, by designing and prototyping a rollercoaster, learning how to extract DNA , and exploring mechanical engineering by building a remote-controlled car.

Senior Science & Engineering (Grade 7/8)
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm || Course Fee: $295 || Before and After-Care Available
New technological marvels are discovered every day! Senior campers will construct catapults, explore structural engineering by building their own bridges, and discover the theory of evolution by investigating Darwin’s finches.



1. Online: Registration is $295/student. All registration is to be completed online using our online system. Your spot will be reserved upon receipt of payment.
2. After-Camp Care: We offer extended care from 5:00 to 6:00 pm for an additional $30 for the entire week.


Daily Schedule

A typical day consists of 2 to 4 experiments and activities. There are two 15-minute breaks (morning and afternoon) and lunch is between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm.

Lunch is not provided, and will be held indoors. We recommend using ice packs for your child's lunch, as we do not have the facilities to refrigerate lunches.

Allergies are an increasing concern, particularly nut allergies. We do implement a nut-safe lunch policy for the safety of our campers. We ask that you pack nut-free lunches for all campers.


Before and After Camp Care

All of our camps are one week in length. Camp runs Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, with free before and after camp care. Drop-off is from 8:00 am to 9:00 am, and pick-up is between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

Extended after-care from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm is available for a fee of $30 per week. We ask parents to arrive at extended after-care on time.

Before and after camp care is supervised, unscheduled time. Science magazines, books, puzzles, and games are available for campers.


Financial Assistance

We offer Financial Assistance for Science Engagement Programs, when funding is available. Applications for financial assistance are due on February 5, 2018.

For more information, please click on the appropriate links or email

Bursary Policy               Bursary Application Form

Refund Policy

Cancellations made 21 calendar days prior to the start of the program are eligible for a full refund, minus a $75 administration fee per child, per course. Refunds will be given upon written notice of cancellation. No refunds will be made after the 21 calendar day deadline. No refunds will be given for days when a participant is absent and missed days cannot be made up.