Faculty of Science

Science Rocks!

Science Rocks! 2020 has been cancelled

As the Covid-19 situation evolves, UFV has been adapting and providing education and services online wherever and whenever possible. UFV has made the decision to continue their summer semester in an online or remote format only. Based on these changes and with the uncertainty of our current health crisis, we have decided to cancel our camps for this summer. It saddens us to make this decision but the health and safety of our campers and leaders is always our highest priority. We will take this time to regroup and look forward to 2021 Science Rocks!


The Faculty of Science offers Science Rocks! Summer camps every year in July and August. Designed especially for kids going into Grades 4, 5, 6, and 7 for the upcoming Fall. These camps are great fun and an awesome learning opportunity for campers!

Be sure to read some of our testimonials!

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 activities from Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Computer Science.  Many of the weeks will also include activities from Geography and Kinesiology. 3D Printing will also be coming back to our Abbotsford camps in 2020!

CAMP 1: Cryptography, Codes, and Crime Scenes! (July 6-10)

Abbotsford Campus: Each day one or two activities will focus on math, mystery, problem solving and uncovering hidden secrets! Partially supported by a grant from the Canadian Mathematical Society.

CAMP 2: Lasers, Light Sabers, and Lightening! (July 13-17)

Abbotsford Campus: Each day one or two activities will focus on things that glow, and interesting behaviours of fire and light!

CAMP 3: Energy, Engines, and Explosions! (July 20-24)

Abbotsford Campus: Each day will include one or two activities focusing on the themes of speed, power, forces, and even safe explosions!

>> BREAK: JULY 27-31

CAMP 4: Cryptography, Codes, and Crime Scenes! (August 4-7)

Chilliwack CEP Campus: Each day one or two activities will focus on math, mystery, problem solving and uncovering hidden secrets! (Please note that this is a short week, price discounted by 20%) Partially supported by a grant from the Canadian Mathematical Society.

CAMP 5: Energy, Engines, and Explosions! (August 10-14)

Chilliwack CEP Campus: Each day will include one or two activities focusing on the themes of speed, power, forces, and even safe explosions!

CAMP 6: Lasers, Light Sabers, and Lightening! (August 17-21)

Chilliwack CEP Campus: Each day one or two activities will focus on things that glow, and interesting behaviours of fire and light!


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.


Lunch and a camp t-shirt are included with camp fees. Discounts for multiple camps apply for a single camper attending multiple weeks or multiple siblings attending the camps.

Please note that Camp #4 is a short week: price discounted by 20%.

Single Child Pricing
# of CampsDomestic StudentInternational Student*
One $275 $325
Two $510 $610
Three $765 $915
Four $1,020 $1,220
Five $1,275 $1,525

 

Sibling Discount Pricing Examples
# Siblings# CampsDomestic StudentInternational Student*
Two One $510 $619
Two Two $1,020 $1,220
Three One $765 $915

 

*International refers to campers who do not have Canadian citizenship or a Canadian permanent resident document.


The camps will be held on both Abbotsford and Chilliwack campus and will be run both indoors and outside, dependent on weather and activity.

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Typical Schedule for Camps 1-6
TimeActivity
8:30-9:00 am Arrive / Free Time
9:00-9:15 am Group Activity / Game
9:15-9:45 am  Science Activity
9:45-10:00 am  Activity or Demo
10:00-10:15 am  Snack Break / Free Time
10:15-11:30 am  Lab Time
11:30-12:00 pm  Activity
12:00-1:00 pm  Lunch / Free Time
1:00-1:30 pm  Activity
1:30-2:00 pm  Science Activity
2:00-2:45 pm  Gym Activity / Outside Activity
2:45-3:00 pm Snack Break / Free Time
3:00-3:30 pm Science Activity
3:30-3:50 pm Activity
3:50-4:00 pm Wrap up / Review / Pack up
4:00-4:30 pm Pick up / Free Time

 


View photos from our previous years on UFV's Flickr account:


We wish to recognize the generous donations from our sponsors:

And grants from:

 

Be sure to check out our various Sponsor Level options or consider sponsoring a child! 2020 Sponsorship Package

‌For more information, please contact Leila Fraser, Annual Giving Officer at 604-854-4513 or by email at Leila.Fraser@ufv.ca.

View additional documents and links to learn more about Science Rocks!


Contact Us

Email: sciencerocks@ufv.ca

Robin Endelman, Co-ordinator
Phone: 1-604-504-7441, ext 4779
Toll free within Canada: 1-888-504-7441, ext 4779

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