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Preschool Family Time (January-February 2022)
Dates:
January 22, 29, Feb 5 & 12, 2022 9-10 AM
Location:

Nanaimo Science Studio @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
3-5 with parent participation
Description:

Spend your Saturday Morning with your preschooler discovering science, engineering, technology and more! 

Let’s learn about different seasons!  Children will learn about the meteorological changes that we see in winter, spring, summer and fall, and explore how plants and animals change from season to season.

Vaccination passports will be checked for all adults taking part in this program as per public health orders.

Parent participation required! 

COVID-19 safety measures will be in effect.

Prices:

$40

Feb 7 Pro-D (SD68): Beautiful Botany!
Location:

Beban Park Social Centre

Age Range:
5-12
Description:

Grow your love of plants!

Campers will learn all  about the marvelous kingdom of plants. They will explore photosynthesis and chlorophyll, and learn all about how trees grow.  We will spend time outdoors surveying trees and exploring  (rain or shine) – please come wearing appropriate outerwear!  We will cap off our day with a take-home terrarium build!

Prices:

$60 taxes waived

Feb 8 Pro-D (SD68): Peek into Paleontology!
Location:

Beban Park Social Centre

Age Range:
5-12
Description:

Do you dig dinosaurs?  Join us for an adventure through geological time as we explore fossils, dinosaurs, ancient lands and more!

We will spend time outdoors for timescale and dino-size activities – please come wearing appropriate outerwear!

Prices:

$60 taxes waived

Feb 7 and/or 8 Pro-D (SD68): Introduction to LEGO Robotics (WeDo)
Location:

Science Studio @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
5-12
Description:

Ready to dive into LEGO Robotics?  This full-day camp will have students explore how to make LEGO move, sense, and make sounds!

Working with LEGO WeDo sets, students will build creations, learn basics of programming with drag and drop coding, and use their imagination to create new builds!

This session is available either as a single day booking (February 7 or 8th) or sign up for both dates!

Prices:

$60 taxes waived

Feb 11 (Aspengrove) or 18 (SD69) or 22 (NCS) Pro-D: Peek into Paleontology!
Location:

Science Studio @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
5-12
Description:

Do you dig dinosaurs?  Join us for an adventure through geological time as we explore fossils, dinosaurs, ancient lands and more!

We will spend time outdoors for timescale and dino-size activities – please come wearing appropriate outerwear!

Prices:

$60 taxes waived

March 4 Pro-D (NCS): 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 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

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

April 19 Pro-D (NCS): Stop & Go!
Location:

Science Studio @ Country Club Centre

Age Range:
5-12
Description:

This camp is great for kids who love to be creative and build!  Our morning will be spent creating things that go – from hex bot mazes, to Rube Goldberg machines – the challenge is keeping things moving!  We will slow things way down in the afternoon with children creating their own stop-motion movies – merging still images into a fun animation!

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

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
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

5-Day camps are priced at $300 per week (taxes waived).
4-Day camps are priced at $250 per week (taxes waived).
Individual Day Camps are $65 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).  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.

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!