SciX Summer Camp (Grades 3-8)

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It has been two summers since we last saw you and we're so excited to announce that we will be offering in-person camps for students going into grade 3 to 8 from August 9 to August 27, 2021!

We are now accepting registrations online. Space is limited to ensure safety protocols are met, so make sure to sign up now! 

Science Explorations Summer Day Camp are in-person, week-long camps during the month August. Campers explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics through hands-on and exciting experiments as connected to the Ontario Science Curriculum. Camps are developed and taught by undergraduate/graduate science or engineering students, Teacher Candidates, or Ontario Certified Teachers. Our camps take place at the York University Keele campus from 9:30am to 3:30pm every day.

Summer 2021 Camps

Grade 3 to 5 Camps

Junior Scientist

Date: August 9-13, 2021 || August 23-27, 2021 || Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm
Course Fee: $325.00

Every day is different! Join us for a week of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) where your Junior Scientist is immersed in different scientific properties and participate to explore the fun, thought-provoking, and interdisciplinary nature of STEM. Through many interactive hands-on activities and workshops, our program engages students’ creativity and scientific thinking processes. This camp curriculum is different from our Junior STEM Exploration camp. Activities include:

  • Microscopes 101;
  • DNA Bracelets;
  • Unbreakable Bubbles; 
  • Survival Raft, and much more!

Junior STEM Exploration

Date: August 16-20, 2021 || Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm
Course Fee: $325.00

Every day is different! Join us for a week of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)  where participants will come together to complete hands-on activities designed to inspire creativity and critical thinking skills through the investigation of different scientific properties. This camp curriculum is different from our Junior Scientist camp. Activities include:

  • Erupting Volcanoes;
  • Catapult Creation;
  • Secret Codes;
  • Polymer Worms, and much more!

Grade 6 to 8 Camps

Scientist-in-Training

Date: August 9-13, 2021 || August 23-27, 2021 || Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm
Course Fee: $325.00

Every day is different! Join us for a week of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) where your Junior Scientist is immersed in different scientific properties and participate to explore the fun, thought-provoking, and interdisciplinary nature of STEM. Through many interactive hands-on activities and workshops, our program engages students’ creativity and scientific thinking processes. This camp curriculum is different from our Senior STEM Exploration camp. Activities include:

  • Neurosurgery;
  • Beef Liver Enzyme Analysis;
  • Space Shuttle Challenger;
  • Blood Typing, and much more!

Senior STEM Exploration

Date: August 16-20, 2021 || Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm
Course Fee: $325.00

Every day is different! Join us for a week of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) where participants will come together to complete hands-on activities designed to inspire creativity and critical thinking skills through the investigation of different scientific properties. This camp curriculum is different from our Senior STEM Exploration camp. Activities include:

  • Dissection activity;
  • Mousetrap Car;
  • Blood Clotting;
  • Rollercoaster design, and much more!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your COVID-19 policies?

We have new COVID-19 safety measures for our in-person programming, including:

  • reduced staff-to-student ratios of 5:1;
  • daily COVID-19 screening before coming onto campus;
  • daily participant temperature checks;
  • enhanced cleaning procedures of high-touch areas and camp rooms by York University Facility Services and Camp Staff;
  • conducting experiments and activities outdoors as much as possible, weather permitting;
  • contactless drop-off and pick-up procedures;
  • masks are mandatory at all times while indoors; and
  • social distancing is required at all times.

How do I register?

Online :  All registration is to be completed online using our online system.

No before-camp or after-camp care is currently being offered due to the additional cleaning procedures required to operate camp safely.

 

Where are you located?

Now easily accessible via the TTC York University subway station!

SciX camps are located on the York University Keele Campus at Keele and Steeles. Exact room location is provided in the Welcome Package after registration.

Do you offer Before and After Camp Care?

All of our camps are one week in length. Camp runs Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

No before-camp or after-camp care is currently being offered due to the additional cleaning procedures required to operate camp safely.

What does the daily schedule look like?

A typical day consists of 2 to 4 experiments and activities. There are three 30-minute breaks for students to use the washrooms, have a snack, and enable camp staff to implement camp room cleaning procedures.

Lunch is not provided, and will be held outdoors, weather permitting. 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.

Can my child bring electronic devices?

Please note that we encourage campers to leave all electronic game devices at home, as we are not responsible if they are lost. If your child carries a cell phone with them, we ask that it be put on vibrate during camp hours.

Do you offer financial assistance?

We offer Financial Assistance for Science Engagement Programs, when funding is available. For more information, please click on the appropriate links or email explore@yorku.ca.

Now accepting applications. Applications will be assessed on a first come, first serve basis, depending on funding availability.

Who is supporting this program?

A proud network member of:

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Actua provides training, resources and support to its national network of members located at universities and colleges across Canada in the delivery of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education outreach programming. Each year, these members engage over 225,000 youth in 500 communities nationwide. Please visit Actua at www.actua.ca.

What is your refund policy?

Cancellations made 14 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 14 calendar day deadline. No refunds will be given for days when a participant is absent and missed days cannot be made up.