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Science Rocks! Days

Welcome to Science Rocks! Days!

‌We are excited to announce the arrival of Science Rocks! Days, an extension of our week-long Science Rocks! Summer Camp program that has been going strong since 2009. These one-day events are designed for kids 9-11 and 12-13 years of age.

Send your kid to university for the day to work in a real science lab and experiment with fun activities that explore the sciences.

The $35 registration fee includes a Science Rocks! t-shirt, lab book full of cool activities all wrapped up in a full day of fun!

Science Rocks! Days - Fall 2021

MASKS & VACCINE INFORMATION

At UFV, the health and safety of our community is paramount. The Provincial Health Office (PHO) has implemented orders that directly affect UFV. Masks must be worn in all public indoor areas which include classrooms, labs, lobbies and hallways, stairwells and elevators, so masks will be required for all campers. As this is a discretionary event, we unfortunately cannot accommodate children with a mask exemption.

By order of the PHO regarding the COVID-19 vaccine all campers, 12 years of age and older, will be required to show proof of vaccine.

CAMP #1: Ocean-ology!

Abbotsford Campus - October 16, 2021

Ages: 9-11 (Grades 4-6)

Take a trip into the depths of the ocean for a day during our “Ocean-ology” camp! During this day-long camp you will explore the layers of the ocean, learn how the moon affects the tides, and even build your very own xylophone to examine sound waves. You are shore to have a great time!


CAMP #2: Nature Exploration!

Chilliwack Campus - October 30, 2021

Ages: 9-11 (Grades 4-6)

This day camp is all about exploration! Go on a nature expedition across campus to discover local biodiversity, discover patterns and symmetry in nature, create your very own rainbow spectroscope, and even make it rain inside! If you are all about nature and are up for an adventure, this camp is for you!


CAMP #3: Natural Disasters!

Abbotsford Campus - November 6, 2021

Ages: 12-13 (Grades 7-8)

REGISTER FOR NATURAL DISASTERS!

This camp is going to be a “big one”! We will be exploring all things natural disasters from making earthquake-proof buildings, learning about the Richter scale and how it works, and even making a hurricane in a jar. Our “Natural Disasters” camp will have you shaking with excitement!


CAMP #4: Anato-Me!

Chilliwack Campus - November 20, 2021

Ages: 12-13 (Grades 7-8)

REGISTER FOR ANATO-ME!

Discover the inner workings of the human body in this day-long themed camp! Explore the function of digestive enzymes, play with a model of a human heart, and even build a robot replica of your own hand! During this camp you’ll explore biology, chemistry, and physics within the human body!


Student/Leader ratio: We have a limit of 24 campers for the day. The camper to instructor ratio is 6:1. In addition to the leader-facilitators, one or more UFV Science Faculty members will be on site at all times.


Check out what we are planning for Winter 2022! Registration for these camps will open later in the fall.

CAMP 1: What Food Can Do! (January 22, 2022)

Abbotsford Campus | Ages 9-11
This day camp is packed full of STEM activities using food. Create a battery from lemons, measure pH using cabbage, and even blow up a balloon with Pop Rocks! “What Food Can Do” is all about discovering the power of food!

CAMP 2: Mad Scientist! (January 29, 2022)

Chilliwack Campus | Ages 9-11
Discover what makes a mad scientist with this jam packed STEAM day! Activities include creating a density tower, playing music using a water xylophone, and even coding your very own dance move! Get ready for all things science including physics, math, chemistry, biology, and computer programming.

CAMP 3: Science in Space! (February 5, 2022)

Abbotsford Campus | Ages 12-13
Explore all the fun and excitement space has to offer right here on Earth with our “Science in Space” camp. Learn all about gravity and why things fall, the possibility of life in space, create a replica of the phases of the Moon, and even make your own spectroscope! This camp is jam-packed with all things physics, chemistry, math, and biology; it’s out of this world!

CAMP 4: Super Spy!  (February 12, 2022)

Chilliwack CEP Campus | Ages 12-13
Have you ever wanted to be an international super spy? This camp is for you! Learn spy secrets like fingerprinting, create a code to crack the system, encode and decode secret ciphers, and even learn how to isolate DNA! This camp is full of science activities that include chemistry, math, and biology!



We wish to recognize the generous grants recevied from our sponsors:

Abbotsford Community Foundation Smart & Caring Community Grant

Canadian Mathematical Society Math Camp Grant

AND express our sincere gratitude to our donors for their kind donations to our program.

BC Greenhouse Growers

Optimist Club of Chilliwack

Williams Engineering Canada


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.

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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