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“Fantastic Flight” & “Splendid Space” (K-3)
Dates:
Jan 16 or Jan 19 and Jan 23 or Jan 26
Location:

Nanaimo Science @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
Kindergarten - Grade 3
Description:

Pair Fantastic Flight & Splendid Space for a comprehensive program on space and flight in January!

Prices:

$15 per workshop

“Amazing Aeronautics” and “Life in Space” (Gr. 4-7)
Dates:
Jan 16 or Jan 19 and Jan 23 or Jan 26
Location:

Nanaimo Science @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
Grades 4-7
Description:

A pair of workshops in January on Amazing Aeronautics and Life in Space will provide students with a both the physics behind flight and rocketry and discover some of the challenges that astronauts and scientists face in their experiences with space.

Prices:

$25 per workshop

“Evolution & Genetics” and “Sensational Senses” plus “Body Science – Sexual Health with Kerri Isham” (K-3)
Dates:
Jan 30 or Feb 2, Feb 6 or Feb 27, and Feb 13
Location:

Nanaimo Science @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
Kindergarten - Grade 3
Description:

We will focus on bodies in February: combine Evolution and Genetics with Sensational Senses to gain greater understanding of how our bodies work. Join us also for our guest session Body Science – Sexual Health with Kerri Isham for content on private parts and appropriate physical contact.

Prices:

$15 per workshop

“Microorganisms, Viruses and Immunology 2-week series” and “Body Science – Sexual Health with Kerri Isham” and “Med School” (Gr. 4-7)
Dates:
Feb 9 & 16, Feb 13, Feb 23 or Feb 27
Location:

Nanaimo Science @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
Grades 4-7
Description:

In February we will turn to an exploration about our bodies, first with a session on DNA and Evolution, followed by a special 2-week series on Microorganisms, Viruses and Immunology. A “Med School” workshop will focus on the tools doctors use to diagnose patients and care provided in treatment. We are also pleased to have Kerri Isham join us for Body Science – Sexual Health workshop focused on bodily changes during puberty and personal hygiene important during these times.

Prices:

$25 per workshop

“Energy Transfers & Thermal Energy 2-week series” and “Magnets and Electricity” (K-3)
Dates:
Feb 16 & 23 and March 6 or 9
Location:

Nanaimo Science @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
Kindergarten - Grade 3
Description:

Our final program offerings of the semester will be on energy with a 2-week series on Energy Transfers and Thermal Energy, followed by a session on Magnets and Electricity in February to March!

Prices:

$15 per workshop

“Electricity and Magnetism” (Gr. 4-7)
Dates:
March 6 or 9
Location:

Nanaimo Science @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
Grades 4-7
Description:

Our final offering of the semester will be a workshop on Electricity and Magnetism in early March.

Prices:

$25 per workshop

“Cool Chemistry” STEM Exploration Camps (daily, all-ages)
Dates:
June 27-30 (Aspengrove), July 18-22 (daily camps, choose the dates that you need!)
Location:

Nanaimo Science @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
6-12
Description:

Join us for a day, a few days, or the full week!  This week’s theme is “Cool Chemistry!” Kids will take part in a variety of chemistry activities depending on the day they attend. From learning about the states of matter, to how soaps are made, kids will enjoy mixing solutions and checking out reactions!

Daily outdoor time during lunch/recess and additional fun activities will help round out our days.

Families can register for whichever days they need  – content will be related, but not carried-over or repeated during this week!

Prices:

$70 per day

“Super Space” STEM Exploration Camps (daily, all-ages)
Dates:
June 20-24 (Aspengrove), Aug 8-12 (daily camps, choose the dates that you need!)
Location:

Nanaimo Science @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
6-12
Description:

Join us for a day, a few days, or the full week!  This week’s theme is “Super Space”. Kids will learn about our solar system, constellations, and phases of the moon. They’ll explore the International Space Station and work on building a model of the Canadarm!

Daily outdoor time during lunch/recess and additional fun activities will help round out our days.

Families can register for whichever days they need  – content will be related, but not carried-over or repeated during this week!

Prices:

$70 per day

Creepy Crawly Critters Camp (week-long/daily, all-ages)
Dates:
July 18-22 (week-long) or Aug 2-5 (daily version)
Age Range:
6-12
Description:

We will be exploring the Kingdom of Animals!  Learn about all sorts of creatures, including insects, birds, mammals, and more!   Campers will enjoy pond dipping for macroinvertebrates, craft creature homes, and explore animal adaptations.

Daily outdoor time during lunch/recess and additional fun activities will help round out our days.

Prices:

$328 for full week, or $70 for daily camp

Hands-on Science Camp (week-long, all-ages)
Dates:
July 11-15, or Aug 8-12, 2022
Age Range:
6-12
Description:

Is your kid a engineer in the making? This camp will be filled with building challenges, learning about how to plan and construct different structures, and testing out a variety of building materials!

Daily outdoor time during lunch/recess and additional fun activities will help round out our days.

Prices:

$328

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 [email protected]

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!