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April 14 Pro-D (Aspengrove): Spring has Sprung!
Location:

Science Studio @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
5-12
Description:

Flowers are growing, birds are returning, and bugs are buzzing – all signs of spring!

This biology-themed camp will have young learners celebrate the return of plants, animals and insects, and create a take-home “bug hotel” to encourage pollinators to your garden!

Prices:

$60 taxes waived

May 5 Pro-D (SD68): Things that fly!
Location:

Science Studio @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
5-12
Description:

What’s that in the sky? A bird, a plane…

Explore the world of flight – from animals that have conquered the skies, to understanding the physics of how things escape the pull of gravity – all while having fun!

Prices:

$60 taxes waived

May 6 Pro-D (SD68): Things that swim!
Location:

Science Studio @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
5-12
Description:

Let’s take a deep dive into science!

Explore the marine world, with its diverse fishes and other creatures that inhabit our seas and oceans. Then discover how human have been able to build immense ships and incredible structures in open water.  This biology/engineering combination is one that is sure to get young scientists’ feet wet!

Prices:

$60 taxes waived

May 20 Pro-D (NCS): Things that swim!
Location:

Science Studio @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
5-12
Description:

Let’s take a deep dive into science!

Explore the marine world, with its diverse fishes and other creatures that inhabit our seas and oceans. Then discover how human have been able to build immense ships and incredible structures in open water.  This biology/engineering combination is one that is sure to get young scientists’ feet wet!

Prices:

$60 taxes waived

Full!
May 24 Pro-D (Aspengrove): Top Secret Mission!
Location:

Science Studio @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
5-12
Description:

Calling all agents!

Join us for this fun, STEM-filled camp where children will be challenged to crack codes, send secret messages, and use their wits to figure out clues!

Prices:

$60 taxes waived

June 3 Pro-D (SD69): Things that Fly!
Location:

Science Studio @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
5-12
Description:

What’s that in the sky? A bird, a plane…

Explore the world of flight – from animals that have conquered the skies, to understanding the physics of how things escape the pull of gravity – all while having fun!

Prices:

$60 taxes waived

High School Geology: Rock Cycle, Rock Classification, Mohs’ Hardness Scale, Mineral “mining”
Dates:
TBA
Location:

Nanaimo Science Studio @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
6+
Description:

Students will learn about the rock cycle and learn how to differentiate between igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.  They will have the opportunity to learn about Mohs’ Hardness Scale and perform hardness testing, leading to sorting a series of rocks that are of different hardnesses.

A discussion of mining in BC will invite students to consider the costs and benefits of this resource-based economy.

Students will then enjoy a river sand sifting activity and learn about different mineral crystallography using the minerals found in this activity, observe the minerals under (digital) microscopes and explore other minerals with an online database (on tablets provided by Nanaimo Science) – these will all be done with individualized equipment.

Mineral hardness testing will be done in pairs, but with social distancing still in place (unless students are part of the same bubble, as determined by guardians).

Applicable to Science/Earth Sciences/Science for Citizen PLO’s for Grades 11 & 12.

Prices:

$35 per participant.

This program may be paid using allotment fees by arrangement with Nanaimo Science.

High School Biology: Diffusion, Osmosis and Cell Membrane lab
Dates:
January 14, 2022 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:

Nanaimo Science Studio @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
6+
Description:

This workshop will introduce students to the concepts of diffusion, osmosis and the transport of materials across cell membranes.

Diffusion will be demonstrated through various modes (gas, liquid) followed by a hands-on exploration of membrane permeability. Once these basic concepts have been introduced, a cell-wall osmosis experiment will be presented to students to work on (individually or in pairs if permitted by parents) where they will observe, measure and test solution transfer across a membrane. This experiment will be a hands-on “lab” with individualized equipment.

Applicable to Science/Biology PLO’s for Grades 8 to 12.

Prices:

$25 per participant.

This program may be paid using allotment fees by arrangement with Nanaimo Science.

Chemistry & Physics – Grades 5-7(Mondays)
Dates:
Mondays 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 21 & March 7 2021
Location:

Science Studio @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
Grades 5 - 7
Description:

We are teaching indoors for our Chemistry & Physics series starting in January 2022 for Distributed Learning and Homeschool students!

Our science programs provide children with hands-on learning opportunities, experiments, demonstrations, and simulations to help illustrate different chemistry and physics concepts.

Topics covered will include: Atoms and elements; chemical and physical changes and reactions; solutions, mixtures, soaps/fats and pH; light and sound energy, properties of light; Newton’s Laws; and a focus on electricity and magnetism.

Prices:

$150 for 6 weeks of classes

Chemistry & Physics – Kindergarten-Grade 2 (Mondays)
Dates:
Mondays 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 21 & March 7 2021
Location:

Science Studio @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
Kindergarten to Grade 2
Description:

We are teaching indoors for our Chemistry & Physics series starting in January 2022 for Distributed Learning and Homeschool students!

Our science programs provide children with hands-on learning opportunities, experiments, demonstrations, and simulations to help illustrate different chemistry and physics concepts.

Topics covered will include: Introduction to matter and states of matter; chemical and physical changes; solutions, salts, soaps and pH; types of energy and energy transfers; an introduction to Newton’s Laws and gravity; simple machines and an introduction to electricity and magnetism.

Prices:

$135 for 6 weeks of classes

Typical Daily Schedule
9:00am
Drop-off and free play
9:30am
Introduction
9:45am
Activity
10:00am
Snack (outdoor time dependent on location)
10:30am
Activity
12:00pm
Lunch (outdoor time)
12:45pm
Activity
2:45pm
Clean-up and pack-up
3:00pm
Pick-up time
Safety Policies

Ratios are no more than 10 campers to 1 Camp Leader. Camp Leaders work in pairs, additional Leaders and volunteer teenagers do not count towards our ratios.

Camp Leaders have had criminal records checks, and must be fully vaccinated. At least one of each pair of leaders will have active first aid certification.

All participants must be in good health to take part in programs. Please contact us if your child is sick.

Questions may be directed to info@nanaimoscience.org

Prices

5-Day camps are priced at $328 per week (taxes waived).
4-Day camps are priced at $263 per week (taxes waived).
Individual Day Camps (when offered) are $70 per day (taxes waived).

Stay & Play

For certain programs, “Stay & Play Time” time will be available.  This optional time will be from 3-5pm. at an additional cost of $20 per day per child.  Pre-registration is required online. Registration is available by the day, you do not need to register for the whole week.

Please note:

  • Stay & Play is only open to children registered in the program offered that day.
  • Limited spaces are available.
  • Stay & Play will be cancelled if there are no registrants one week prior to the start of camp.
Program Policies

Participation: At Nanaimo Science, 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.

Nanaimo Science 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 Refunds:

Customer cancellations or changes must be requested in writing.  Any change will be subject to a $25 administrative fee for each child/registration.
Cancellations/withdrawals requests submitted 14 days or more prior to the program start will be eligible for a full refund, less the administrative fee.
Cancellations/withdrawals requests submitted 7-13 days prior to the program start will be eligible for a 50% refund, less the administrative fee.
Cancellations/withdrawals requests with less than 7 days notice will not be eligible for any refund.
There are no pro-rated program fees for days absent from a registered program.
Nanaimo Science reserves the right to cancel a program one week prior to the start date, and will refund all fees for a cancelled program.

Punctuality: Nanaimo Science will not assume responsibility for children before or after camp or after “Stay & Play” if a child has been pre-registered for “Stay & Play” (when available).  “Stay & Play” is only available for week-long camps during the Summer.  A $25 late pick-up fee may be charged. Repeated late pick-ups can result in cancelled participation without refund.

Images/Media: Photos and videos taken during summer camps are used for Nanaimo Science 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.
Please also be aware that because we will use Google Drive and Google Photo to store photos, and because Google stores data outside of Canada, the photos would be subject to Google’s data management and privacy policies, not protected by Canadian privacy legislation,  and may be accessed by the foreign government/s in accordance with its/their laws (see this site for more information).

Hey Parents!

Nanaimo Science offers a wide range of activities aimed at children from infancy to Grade 7.  Check out our school break camps, Pro-D day camps and workshops, and Homeschool supports!