Science Rocks!

The Faculty of Science offers Science Rocks! summer camp every year in July- August. Designed especially for young people in Grades 4, 5, and 6 (campers going into Grade 4 or 7 are eligible). These camps are great fun and an awesome learning opportunity for campers. 2013 Science Rocks Photos


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Note: Camp 1 is Full

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‌‌ABORIGINAL CAMP: We have made arrangements with a number of different school principals to offer camp spots to their students by invitation.  If there are some camp spots open at the end of this invitation process, we will fill those spots from the waitlist.  Full payment due within one week of notification of camp spot availability. If payment is not received, the camper will lose their waitlist spot.

» 2014 Camp Information
» Camp Locations
» Student/Leader Ratio
» Discounts
» Typical Schedules
» Additional Documents
» Contact Us
» Application Submission
» Payment Details
» Waitlist Report 


2014 Camp Information

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Each camp week will be organized around a central theme. Each day one or two activities will focus on that week's theme.  Over the course of a given week, campers can expect to experience activites from Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Computer Science.  Many of the weeks will also include activities from Geography and Kinesiology.

NOTE: Lunch is included with Camp Fees

Camp 1: Mysteries and secrets!
July 7 - 11, 2014 (Abbotsford) - Cost $250 ($300 International)
Each day one or two of the activities will focus on mysteries and secrets coming in many forms.

Camp 2: Things that are gross!
July 14 - 18, 2014 (Abbotsford) - Cost $250 ($300 International)
Each day one or two of the activities will focus on things that stink, things that feel gross to touch, or things that are just plain yucky.

Camp 3: Turbo week!
July 21 - 25, 2014 (Abbotsford) - Cost $250 ($300 International)
Each day one or two of the activities will focus on the theme of speed and flight.

Camp 4: Fire and light!
July 28 - August 1, 2014 (Abbotsford) - Cost $250 ($300 International)
Each day one or two of the activities will focus on things that glow, interesting behaviours of light or even safe demonstrations using fire.

Camp 5: Epic: Amazing Activities!
August 11 - 15, 2014 (Chilliwack - CEP campus) - Cost $250 ($300 International)
For this week we plan to offer our most popular activities from all the Science Rocks! weeks.

Aboriginal Youth Camp
Aug 5 - 8, 2014 (Chilliwack - CEP campus) - Cost $25
For this week we plan to offer our most popular activities from all the Science Rocks! weeks. Please note this camp is offered at a greatly reduced cost.

NOTE: International refers to those who do not hold a Canadian passport and/or a CA permanent resident document.

Camps 1-5
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Drop-off is between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m.
Pick-up between 4:00 and 4:30 p.m.

Aboriginal Camp
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Drop-off is between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m.
Pick-up between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m.

Camp Locations 

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We are either indoors or outside depending on the weather and the activity.

Drop-off and pick-up locations are as follows:
Camps 1, 2, 3 and 4 in Abbotsford (University House for drop off and pick-up)
Camp 5 and Aboriginal Camp in Chilliwack (Atrium at the CEP Campus)
See Additional Documents for downloadable maps.

Student/Leader Ratios                                                          

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We have a limit of 24 campers/week, for a camper to instructor ratio of 8:1. In addition to the leader-facilitators, one or more UFV Science Faculty members will be on site at all times.

Discounts  

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Discounts for multiple camps apply for a single camper attending multiple weeks or multiple siblings attending the camps.

One        $250 ($300 for international)
Two       $450 ($550 for international)
Three     $675 ($825 for international)
Four       $900 ($1100 for international)
Five       $1125 ($1375 for international) 

Formula:  #siblings   x   #camps = Total Cost

Examples:  

One child attends 2 weeks of camp: Cost $450
Two Siblings attend 1 week of camp each: Cost $450

One child attends 4 weeks of camp: Cost $900
Two Siblings attend 2 weeks of camp each: Cost $900

 

Typical Schedules 

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Typical schedule for Camps 1 - 5
Time  Length
(minutes)
Activity 
8:30-9:00 30 Arrive/Free Time 
9:00-9:15 15 Group Activity/Game
9:15-9:45 30

Science Activity #1

9:45-10:15 30 Activity
10:15-10:35 20 Snack Break/ Free-time
10:35-11:15 40 Activity
11:15-12:00 45  Science Activity #2 
12:00-1:00  60

Lunch/ Free-time

1:00-1:30  30 Activity
1:30-2:00 30 Science Activity #3  
2:00-2:45 45 Gym Activity/Outside Activity
2:45-3:05 20

Science Activity #4

3:05-3:20 15

Activity

3:20-4:00 40  Science Activity #5
4:00-4:30  30

 Pick-Up/Free-time

 

Typical schedule for Aboriginal Camp

Time

 Length
(min)

Activity

 9:00-9:30 30 Arrive/Free Time 
 9:30-9:45 15 Group Activity/Game
 9:45-10:15 30

Science Activity #1

 10:15-10:35 30 Snack Break/ Free-time
 10:35-11:15    20 Activity
 11:15-12:00    40 Science Activity #2
 12:00-1:00    45 Lunch/ Free-time
 1:00-1:30 60

Activity

 1:30-2:00 30 Science Activity #3  
 2:00-2:30 30 Gym Activity/Outside Activity
 2:30-3:00 20

Science Activity #4

 3:00-3:30 30

Pick-Up/Free-time


Additional Documents - Download

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Download Science Rocks 2014 Flyer {pdf}

What to Bring! 2014 Flyer {pdf}

Map - Abbotsford Campus {pdf}

Map - Chilliwack Campus {pdf}

Application - Camps 1 - 5 {pdf}

Application-Waitlist-Aboriginal Camp {pdf}

Contact Us

Phone: 1-888-504-7441 (Local 4394 - Christine Dalton, Coordinator)
Email: sciencerocks@ufv.ca

Application Submission and Payment Details

Payment Methods:

Cash

Credit Card

Debit

Cheque

In Person: Office of the Registrar

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By Mail:
c/o Office of the Registrar
33844 King Road
Abbotsford, BC  V2S 7M8

 

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Email (Sign & Scan): sciencerocks@ufv.ca

 

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Fax: 1-604-853-0138

 

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Camp Waitlist Report

Go to UFV Summer Class List  - Find the "Science Rocks" summer camps and look to see how many have enrolled [ENRL], the maximum [MAX] number is also listed.

CAMP CODES CRN
1 - Mysteries and secrets! 40246
2 - Things that are gross! 40247
3 - Turbo week! 40248
4 - Fire and light! 40250
5 – Epic: Amazing Activities! 40249
Aboriginal Youth Camp 40251
 
 
 
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