STEM Summer Camps

Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) camps and online programs for the whole family!


*NEW* In-Person Camps for August 2020

Grades 1 - 6 
In order to accommodate additional rules and procedures to ensure the safety of all during COVID19, DE will run only two camps per week and be open to those who have completed grades 1 through grade 6. 
 
  • The Destination Science & Tech camp will be for those completed Grades 1-3
  • The Science & Tech Explorers camp will be for those completed Grades 3-6. 
     
Each camp will run 3 times with the same activities each week. They will bring technology projects like 3D printing, Spheros, coding, Makey Makey and more, then, of course, allow campers to explore awesome science experiments and activities like exothermic reactions. Our goal is to offer you the "Best of STEM" (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) this summer. 

 

Camp hours remain the same with the expection of a half-day on Fridays to ensure proper cleaning for the next week. 

 

 

Week 1*

*short week

Week 2 Week 3
Destination Science & Tech

Grades 1 - 3

August 4 - 7

August 10 - 14 August 17 -21
Science & Tech Explorers

Grades 3 - 6

August 4 - 7

 

August 10 - 14 August 17 -21

 


New Summer Camp Procedures & Safety Protocols

 

DURING CAMP

• Each camper will have their own table, chair and locker assigned to them at the beginning of the week and this will be their workspace exclusively. 

• While all of the DE camps combined fall under the definition of a cohort (50 people), each camp will be assigned either the Outreach Lab or Outreach Classroom for the week and only those campers and staff will be allowed in the room. 

• Masks will be required as of Aug 10, 2020. All campers will be required to bring a clean mask to camp each day and will be required to wear them when travelling inside the University beyond the Outreach Facility to destinations such as the washrooms and gym.

• Tech and equipment will be assigned to an individual camper and disinfected at the end of each week.  

• Equipment and materials will be cleaned regularly

• DE Camps will not visit the Nicholas Sheran Spray Park like previous years. 

• All games played outside will align with physical distancing guidelines. 

• Campers will visit the pool (opening dependant) every Tuesday & Thursday afternoon as a private booking.

• Camp will end at 12:00 noon every Friday to allow for proper cleaning

 

FOOD/PERSONAL BELONGINGS

• Staff are not permitted to assist/interact in any way with a camper's belongings including bags, clothing, water bottles, lunches.

• Campers must be able to open and close all packaging sent with them. This includes opening and closing their water bottle. 

• All campers must come with a full and labelled water bottle. 

• The sharing of food is not permitted. 

• Lunch and snacks will be eaten outside. 

• Snack times will be staggered, but all campers will eat lunch at the same time. 

 

DROP-OFF & PICK-UP

• Drop-off is from 8:30am-9:00am. Pick-up is from 4:00pm-4:30pm. There is no extended care offered. 

• Friday will be a half-day with pick-up from 12:00pm-12:30pm. 

• Campers will be dropped off/picked up at the S-Parking lot at the North end of the Science Commons. 

• Parents are not allowed within the Science Common building. 

• All campers will wait outside in the covered North Atrium until 9:00 am each day. 

• At 9:00 am campers will travel outside around the building to the Outreach Space and enter through the East Atrium Doors to eliminate the need to walk through the building. 

• Please be aware that the Science Commons is locked and after 9:00 am there will be no one out front to greet you. 

• If you know that you are running behind, it is very important that you call or text 403-915-0651 (the camp cell phone) to let us know.

Mini uLethbridge

Join us online at mini uLethbridge! We're teaming up with all the UofL camps this summer to bring some great hands-on activities to you! Remember to purchase the $25 material box so you can do all the science and tech/coding activities with us! 

DE on YouTube

Join us online and follow along with one of our Technology Thursday videos! No tech is required! Remember that if you complete a TinkerCAD activity, you can send it to us and we'll print it on our 3D printers! 

At Home with DE

Join us every Tuesday & Thursday this summer on our At Home page! We'll be bringing you Tuesday Try'ems LIVE @ 1:30 pm over on our YouTube channel starting June 30th. Then our Technology Thursday video can help you explore coding at your own pace by following along with one of our videos! 


COVID-19 Update (June 17, 2020): 

Alberta entered Stage 2 of its relaunch strategy on June 12. While provincial guidelines now allow for use of sport and recreation spaces, the province’s Guidance for Post-Secondary Institutions continues to direct universities to limit in-person attendance on campus as much as possible.

 

The University of Lethbridge recognizes that, in addition to serving its students, staff, and faculty, its many spaces and activities also serve the larger local community. As we continue to ready and ease access to our spaces for academic and community use, we do so in accordance with all applicable public health guidelines (balancing our responsibilities across sectors) and continue to prioritize the health and safety of all uses. 

 

Working within provincial guidelines for both facilities and types of activities, the University is working to ease access to shared community facilities (Community Stadium and the Centre for Sport & Wellness) and offer summer camp programming as possible.  

Summer Camps

Balancing post-secondary facility restrictions alongside recreation guidelines that continue to advise that, where possible, sport and physical activities be re-located to outdoor settings, Horns Recreation will offer a select number of summer camps outdoors at the Community Stadium. These include the soccer and multi-activity camps. 

 

In-person Destination Exploration summer camps will be cancelled for the month of July. Live activities will be available on Tuesdays on YouTube.  Destination Exploration is also offering programming through the mini uLethbridge platform. 

 

Registrations for all Horns Recreation and Destination Exploration August camps will remain open.
We anticipate that, as provincial health guidelines continue to shift, we will be in a position to offer summer camps in August.

 

Understandably, these decisions which minimize the number of in-person camps are frustrating for parents who are trying to plan activities for their children over the summer. However, indoor summer camps require non-recreation-based campus space, which is limited by adherence to the current post-secondary guidelines as outlined by the province. Parents who have registered their children in a camp that cannot be offered in July will be notified by email. 

 

 


 

Cancellation Policy: A $20 cancellation/$10 transfer fee is charged for each activity/program cancellation or transfer. The administration fee is not applicable to refunds due to enrolment quotas. All cancellations/transfers must be received in writing, by Sport & Recreation Services before consideration. Cancelling within 7 working days and 1 working day prior to the commencement of the activity/program will result in a 50% refund of the original registration fee – materials portion of registration will not be refunded. Refunds/transfers will not be considered from 1 day prior to the commencement of the activity/program. Refund requests received after the start of the activity/program will be considered on an individual basis. These requests need to go to the appropriate program supervisor for approval.