Destination Exploration and University of Lethbridge welcome campers to campus

Tue, 07/04/2017

STEM, STEAM, and Codemakers summer camps aim to ignite a passion for all things science and beyond!

Don’t be surprised to see plenty of young people on U of L’s campus during July and August. Learning Quest and Codemakers summer camps start July 4th and run until August 25th with Destination Exploration, Lethbridge’s leading youth science outreach program. Hundreds of children will get to make amazing new memories this summer at Mad Scientist, Grossology, Comics & Cartoons, and Tech Makers camps, along with many other exciting options.

The camps offer full days of science, technology, engineering, and math exploration through hands-on activities, experiments, and games. This year, Destination Exploration is excited to be introducing camps that incorporate the arts, social sciences and humanities. Campers will also get to experience all the research that is happening on campus with several activities and tours led by faculty members and graduate students.

Destination Exploration Learning Quest and Codemakers Summer Camps are put together by an amazing team of dedicated staff. Camp leaders have put in a great deal of effort to make this summer a great one for our campers. Camp is also made possible by our wonderful volunteers, grad student TAs, and management staff.

For more information and to register, please visit our website: http://www.uleth.ca/destination-exploration/.

When: Weekdays, July 4th to August 25th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:  Alberta Water and Environmental Science Building and Anderson Hall, University of Lethbridge Campus

Media Availability: Media are invited to attend during camp hours Monday to Friday.

Contact(s):

Laura Keffer-Wilkes (kefferwilkesl@uleth.ca) 403-382-7121

Program Coordinator – Destination Exploration

Valerie Archibald (Valerie.archibald@uleth.ca) 403-382-7161

Director of Youth Outreach – Faculty of Arts & Science

ABOUT Destination Exploration:

Destination Exploration is Lethbridge’s leading youth science outreach organization. We strive to provide our participants with a positive and exciting educational experience in science, technology, engineering and math programs. We offer interactive classroom workshops, stimulating summer camps, inspiring afterschool clubs, as well as special events and science-themed birthday parties. Our programs have been growing steadily since they originated in 2002, and now reach over 4,000 youth each year in Lethbridge and its surrounding areas. Please visit our website http://www.uleth.ca/destination-exploration/ for more information.

We are a proud network member of Actua. Actua provides training, resources and support to its national network of members located at universities and colleges across Canada in the delivery of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education outreach programming. Each year, these members engage over 225,000 youth in 500 communities nationwide. Please visit Actua at www.actua.ca.