NS3’s Summer Science Camps

NS3 Summer Science Camps are designed to challenge your ingenuity, stimulate your imagination, get your hands dirty and your feet wet, and share the joy of discovery.


2019 Summer Camps coming in March 2019


Typical Schedule

9:00am Drop-off and free play

9:30am Activity

10:30am Snack and recess

11:00am Activity

12:00pm Lunch and outdoor time

1:00pm Activity

2:00pm Activity

2:45pm Storytime

3:00pm Pick-up

3:00 – 5:00pm Optional Stay and Play
(pre-registration required)



Camp Details

All camps run 9am-3pm and are indoor/outdoor. Camps are held at NS3’s Science Studio. Each camp will have 2-3 camp counselors on site. Students must bring hats, sturdy hiking/walking shoes (no flip flops!), sunscreen, water bottles, snacks and lunch!

NS3’s Science Studio is located in Rm 105 of the Island ConnectED K-12 building at 4355 Jingle Pot Rd, Nanaimo


Now available here. The early bird discount is available until June 2nd and will be applied at checkout.

Stay and Play

After-camp care from 3-5pm. $8 per day per child. Pre-registration is required. Register separately for each day needed (you don’t need to register for the whole week). Stay and Play will be cancelled if there are no registrants one week before prior to the start of camp. 

Camp Policies

Participation: At NS3, we offer a variety of activities to support learning and exploration for all children. If you have questions about whether a program is right for your child, please contact us. We are committed to working with families to reduce barriers to participation wherever possible.

NS3 reserves the right to expel any participant, without refund of fees, who behaves inappropriately, is disruptive to other participants, volunteers or staff, or becomes a danger to themselves or others.

Cancellation, Withdrawal and RefundsNS3 reserves the right to cancel a program one week prior to the start date, and will refund all fees for a cancelled program. Programs cancelled less than one week prior to the start date due to unforeseen reasons (including but not limited to weather conditions or site safety) will be rescheduled or fees will be refunded as credit towards another program. Withdrawal with refund must be requested in writing more than two weeks prior to the program start date. Any withdrawals or changes will be subject to a $10 administrative fee. There are NO REFUNDS given for withdrawals requested less than two weeks prior to the first day of a registered program or at any time during the program. Pro-rated refunds are NOT available for days absent from a registered program.

Punctuality: NS3 will not assume responsibility for children before or after camp or after Stay&Play.  A $25 late pick-up fee may be charged. Repeated late pick-ups can result in cancelled participation without refund.

Images/MediaPhotos and videos taken during summer camps are used for NS3 promotional materials, publications and advertisements. Please note, we never publish children’s names. Parents/guardians may request no photos or videos be taken of their children.


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