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Take Flight Pro D Workshop (SD68)
Dates:
February 11, 2021
Location:

Beban Park Social Centre

Age Range:
6-12
Description:

Take flight with our Air themed program!

Learn about the air all around us, build amazing flying contraptions, and best of all, expect the return of our wind tunnels!

Activities include some outdoor components if the weather permits.

This camp will run rom 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM, with outdoor time during recess and lunch (rain or shine).

Prices:

$60

Wonders of Water Pro D Workshop (SD68 & SD69)
Dates:
February 12, 2021
Location:

Beban Park Social Centre

Age Range:
6-12
Description:

Explore the Wonders of Water!

Learn about the molecular structure of water and its various states.  Then keep exploring with water in different applications like awesome bubble creations, salt water, and more!

Activities include some outdoor components if the weather permits.

This camp will run rom 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM, with outdoor time during recess and lunch (rain or shine).

Prices:

$60

Sorry! This camp is full!
2 Day LEGO Robotics Pro D Workshop (SD 68)
Dates:
February 11, 2021 and February 12, 2021
Location:

Beban Park Social Centre

Age Range:
6-12
Description:

Ready for TWO full fun days of LEGO?

Build LEGO creations then program them to move using drag and drop programming!  We will provide your child with access to LEGO Education kits, a laptop to code with, and two trained Outreach Educators to guide them with building!

Activities include some outdoor components if the weather permits. This camp will run from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM, with outdoor time during recess and lunch (rain or shine).

Prices:

$120

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VMAC Presents Saturday Morning Science – STEM Exploration!
Dates:
Saturday January 23, 2021 - Saturday February 13, 2021
Location:

Beban Park Social Centre

Age Range:
6-12
Description:

Spend your Saturday Morning trying out fun STEM activities!

VMAC Air Innovated has generously sponsored this 4-week series for children to explore chemistry, physics, math, and more!

With the help of our Outreach Educators, children will check out microscopes, build foam rockets, learn about fractals and amazing math shapes, and conduct some sweet candy chemistry experiments on our last Saturday before Valentine’s Day!

COVID-19 safety measures will be in effect.

Prices:

$40

Program full!
ONLINE Chemistry & Physics Series (Feb-March) 9 AM Start
Dates:
Mondays February 1,8, and 22, 2021 Mondays March 1, and 8, 2021
Location:

Online via Zoom

Age Range:
Grades 3-5
Description:

This is a 5-week online program that targets specific learning outcomes for students in grades 3,4, and 5. This series will cover Chemistry and Physics topics and PLOs.

Come get energized with our chemistry and physics focused term. We will be exploring what makes up matter by crafting 3D molecules, and mixing and separating solutions while observing the chemical changes in them. Experiment with thermal energy and the different ways it is transferred between matter.

Students will take part in weekly online (Zoom) sessions with our Outreach Coordinator.  Sessions will run between 45 minutes to 1 hour, and it is strongly recommended that a parent/guardian stay in the room to support the student with the activities and/or technical issues.

Class sizes will be small (up to 5 students), and families will need to gather and provide most of the materials and equipment for activities.  A comprehensive list will be provided to families prior to the start of the program.  Any specialized materials will be provided for local contactless pick-up the week before the program starts.

Prices:

$100

Program full!
ONLINE Chemistry & Physics Series (Feb-March) 10:30 AM start
Dates:
Mondays February 1,8, and 22, 2021 Mondays March 1, and 8, 2021
Location:

Online via Zoom

Age Range:
Grades 3-5
Description:

This is a 5-week online program that targets specific learning outcomes for students in grades 3,4, and 5. This series will cover Chemistry and Physics topics and PLOs.

Come get energized with our chemistry and physics focused term. We will be exploring what makes up matter by crafting 3D molecules, and mixing and separating solutions while observing the chemical changes in them. Experiment with thermal energy and the different ways it is transferred between matter.

Students will take part in weekly online (Zoom) sessions with our Outreach Coordinator.  Sessions will run between 45 minutes to 1 hour, and it is strongly recommended that a parent/guardian stay in the room to support the student with the activities and/or technical issues.

Class sizes will be small (up to 5 students), and families will need to gather and provide most of the materials and equipment for activities.  A comprehensive list will be provided to families prior to the start of the program.  Any specialized materials will be provided for local contactless pick-up the week before the program starts.

Prices:

$100

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

Cost: $60/student per day (taxes waived)

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!