Would you like to experience the FUN in science this summer? EUReKA! offers week-long science day camps programs for students ages 7-13:
- JUNIORS are 7-8 years old
- INTERMEDIATES are 9-10 years old
- SENIORS are 11-13 years old
*** Age based on child's age by Dec. 31 this year ***
The 2017 Camp Schedule is now available!
Week 1A: July 4-7th
Week 2B: July 10-14th ** Girls Only Week!
Week 3A: July 17-21st
Week 4B: July 24-28th
Week 5A: July 31st- August 4th
Week 6B: August 8-11th
*The SENIOR camp for week 6B will be in partnership with TRU sports camp. INTERMEDIATE aged youth will also be eligible to attend (ages 9-13). Each day will be half filled with science fun at EUReKA! and the other half will be spent playing sports with TRU sports camp. Registration for this camp will be done through sports camps online registration system, which you can find a link to on our registration page!
*Gift certificates not redeemable for this camp
Week 7A: August 14-18th
Week 8B: August 21-25th**
** Codemakers Technology camp will run for every week EXCEPT WEEK 8
Campers will enjoy an interactive week of demonstrations, hands-on activities, group activities, building projects, university tours, outdoor activities, and games. Areas of science covered include: biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and technology. The best part is that campers get to do all of their own experiments! We have alternating A-Weeks and a B-Weeks that offer different projects, so campers can come for 2 weeks of camp in the summer if they wish! Projects are different each and every year (except for your favourites), as we ensure the curriculum is not repeated for at least 7 years.
Because of recent statistics showing greater involvement for boys in sciences during school age, EUReKA! offers a special GIRLS' WEEKEND camp for girls aged 9-13. We hope to be taking up to 44 girls to Harper Mountain this summer from July 28-30th, 2017. At Girls' Weekend, all of our female instuctors will be in attendance and we will do a variety of science experiments and outdoor activities. By providing positive female role models who all love science, we hope to empower your daughters, building their confidence, and hopefully sparking an interest in science and related fields.
In addition to Girls' Weekend, EUReKA! has decided to run a week of GIRLS ONLY CAMP this summer! Studies have shown that girls learn better in female-only environments, resulting in more female pursuing future careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. According to a study done by the Goodman Research Group, girls who graduate from all-girls schools are six times more likely to consider majoring in STEM during their post secondary education. This has led us to try a week where all ages of science camp will be just for EUReKA!'s young lady scientists. This will take place during Week 2 of camp, July 10-14, for our Junior, Intermediate, and Senior camps. (Codemakers Technology camp will remain co-ed for this week). We will show your daughters the role science plays in their every-day lives, encouraging them to explore and discover new things each and every day. With the help of strong female role models (our lovely, intellegent, and super fun female instructors!) and mentors in STEM careers within our community, we hope to open eyes to the possibilities science provides for young female scientists, at the high school, post-secondary, and career levels. If you have any questions about the benefits of all-girls programming, please do not hesitate to contact us!
EUReKA! is happy to announce we have our own Codemakers Technology Camp! Last year in technology camp, participants built Arduino controlled night-lights, constructed their own games and learned about coding! You don't just sit in front of the computer all day, though. The EUReKA! instructors challenge you in our daily capture the flag games and during our weekly water-fight! This year, we will be implementing changes to include the Codemakers intiative into our Technology Camp. Some of the projects will be designed by other Actua network members and Google employees! Because of the high demand for Codemakers last year, we are excited to announce we will be opening an additional week of Codemakers this summer. Codemakers will now be avaliable for 7 or our 8 weeks of summer camp!
The EUReKA! Science Program is proud to be participating in Codemakers, a national program powered by Actua and Google. Actua's network members at post-secondary institutions across Canada will empower 100,000 youth with critical computer science skills and prepare them for their future roles as innovators in technology. To learn more, visit www.actua.ca/codemakers.
EUReKA! Bursary Program
At EUReKA! we believe everyone should be able to come to science camp! Thanks to the AMAZING support from Kamloops businesses and organizations and support from other businesses and organizations in BC, we are pleased to announce that our bursary program is as strong as ever! Please check out our 2017 Bursary Application, that you can fill out and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to:
EUReKA! Science Program
c/o TRU Science Office
805 TRU Way
Thompson Rivers University
Kamloops, BC, V2C 0C8
The Board of Directors meets May 26th, June 23rd, July 20th, and August 3rd to review applications and allocate funding!