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Inquiry Summer Camps!
Dates:
Weekly from July 12th - August 23rd, All camps run 9am-3pm
Location:

Island ConnectEd School | 4355 Jingle Pot Road, Nanaimo, BC

Age Range:
8-12
Description:

Inquiry Summer Camps are perfect for kids aged 8-12. Camp themes vary by week, please see each week specifically to see if it is right for your child.

July 12-16: Space Camp!
July 19-23: LEGO Robotics
July 26-30: Tech Camp!

August 9-13: Building Bonanza!
August 16-20: LEGO Robotics
August 23-27: Tech Camp!

Prices:

5-Day camps are priced at $300 per week (taxes waived).
4-Day camps are priced at $240 per week (taxes waived).

Curiosity Summer Camps!
Dates:
Weekly from July 5th - August 30th, All camps run 9am-3pm
Location:

Island ConnectEd School | 4355 Jingle Pot Road, Nanaimo, BC

Age Range:
6-8, or All Ages
Description:

Curiosity Summer Camps are perfect for kids aged 6-8. Certain weeks we will tailor programs to include content for ages 6-12, please see each week specifically to see if it is right for your child.

July 5-9: LEGO (Ages 6-8) / Nano Camp (Ages 6-12)
July 12-16: Jr. Building Bonanza! (Ages 6-8)
July 19-23: Grossology! (Ages 6-12)
July 26-30: Jr. Space Camp! (Ages 6-8)

August 3-6: LEGO! (Ages 6-8) / Girls Camp – Women in STEM (Ages 6-12)
August 9-13: Jr. Tech Camp! (Ages 6-8)
August 16-20: Creepy, Crawly, & Critters (Ages 6-8)
August 23- 27: Catch a Wave! (Ages 6-12)
August 30- Sept 3: LEGO! (Ages 6-12)

Prices:

5-Day camps are priced at $300 per week (taxes waived).
4-Day camps are priced at $240 per week (taxes waived).

VMAC Presents Saturday Morning Science
Dates:
Saturdays 10am-noon
Location:

Country Club Mall Pop-Up Studio | 3200 North Island Highway, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 1W1

Age Range:
5-10
Description:

VMAC Air Innovated has generously sponsored multiple 2-4 week series on Saturday mornings! Themes vary between sets. COVID-19 safety measures will be in effect. Click the register link to see what themes are currently available and learn more!

Prices:

$10/child/week, generally $20-$40 per series.

Homelearners – Butterfly World field trip
Dates:
June 7 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:

 Butterfly World 1080 Winchester Rd, Coombs

Age Range:
6+
Description:

Explore pollinators and the roles insects play in our world!

This program will involve a private visit of the Butterfly World greenhouse, followed by an outdoor lesson in the picnic area.  Students will discover the importance of pollinators to the world, explore insects with microscopes, and build a bug box to take home, which will help attract mason bees to your yard!

WANDERING SCHOOL III – Grade 5/6/7 (MONDAYS)
Dates:
Mondays - April 10 to May 17, 2021 12:30 - 2:00 PM
Location:

Various location throughout Nanaimo

Age Range:
Grade 5/6/7
Description:

Join us for our Wandering School III Earth Sciences, occurring Mondays starting April 10, 2021!  These outdoor sessions will be held at different local parks and places each week, with curated activities based on the environment and species in each location.

This 6-week series will have learners develop a greater understanding of landforms, sustainable energy, erosion, biomes and space!  Students will have a chance to explore the night sky with an evening class (April 26th) and discover the unique geology at Saysutshun/Newcastle Island (May 17th families welcome to join us for this adventure!)

Prices:

$165 for 6 weeks of classes including transportation to Saysutshun/Newcastle Island for the student.

Program full!
Wandering School III – Grades 3 & 4 (Mondays)
Dates:
Mondays - April 10 to May 17, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:

Various location throughout Nanaimo

Age Range:
Grades 3 & 4
Description:

Join us for our Wandering School III – Earth Sciences, occurring Mondays starting April 10, 2021!  These outdoor sessions will be held at different local parks and places each week, with curated activities based on the environment and species in each location.

This 6-week series will have learners develop a greater understanding of landformssustainable energy, erosion, biomes and space!  Students will have a chance to explore the night sky with an evening class (April 26th) and discover the unique geology at Saysutshun/Newcastle Island (May 17th families welcome to join us for this adventure!)

Prices:

$165 for 6 weeks of classes including transportation to Saysutshun/Newcastle Island for the student.

Program full!
Wandering School III – Kindergarten – Grade 2 (Mondays)
Dates:
Mondays - April 10 to May 17, 2021 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Location:

Various location throughout Nanaimo

Age Range:
Kindergarten to Grade 2
Description:

Join us for our Wandering School III – Earth Sciences, occurring Mondays starting April 10, 2021!  These outdoor sessions will be held at different local parks and places each week, with curated activities based on the environment and species in each location.

This 6-week series will have young learners develop a greater understanding of weatherseasonswater and space!  Students will have a chance to explore the night sky with an evening class (April 26th) and discover the unique geology at Saysutshun/Newcastle Island (May 17th families welcome to join us for this adventure!)

Prices:

$135 for 6 weeks of classes including transportation to Saysutshun/Newcastle Island for the student.

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

To help ensure social distancing, Nanaimo Science is:

  • offering smaller class/camp sizes
  • increasing the ratio of Leaders to children for greater supervision
  • removing all shared items and providing individual activities for children
  • instituting rigorous hand-washing, cleaning and sanitizing
  • planning outdoor time and a balance of learning and recreation that will help children ease back into educational activities
  • Children must be healthy to attend all activities with Nanaimo Science – any child exhibiting signs of sickness, fever, or cough/sneezing will be sent home, as will their siblings.

Please check out our full Nanaimo Science Safety Plan for all details.  Policies may vary slightly due to different locations for camps.

Students must wear masks at all times while indoors during camp and other Nanaimo Science Activities.  All Nanaimo Science staff members will also be wearing masks.

Questions regarding our COVID-19 practices and Safety Plan may be directed to Outreach@nanaimoscience.org

Prices

For full day programs such as March Break Camps: $60/student per day (taxes waived)

For other programs please see the price listed in their information blurb.

Stay & Play

For certain programs, “Stay&Play Camp” time will be available.  This optional time will be from 3-5pm. at an additional cost of $15 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: 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. 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.

Withdrawals/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: 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). 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.

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!