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One Day Camps

>Art at the Science Centre?  You heard right!  Art @ Spark is back for another year with all new projects. Explore the fascinating patterns, colours, textures and experiments that make brilliant works of art.  Stretch your creativity as we experiment with paints and plastics, repurpose old toys into new masterpieces and contribute to a collaborative work of art to display at Spark.

Age 7 to 9

Skillz Quest

Dates: Jul 4-8, Jul 11-15, July 18-22, Jul 25-29, Aug 2-5, Aug 8-12, and Aug 15-19 | $275 or $220 for the four-day week

Your mission, should you choose to book this camp is to gain as many real skills as you can in one week. Earning a coveted badge for each new skill, campers will try their hands at everything from archery to cooking to woodworking to old-fashioned fire starting. Come with a taste for adventure and the courage to try something new!

Age 7-9

Skillz Quest 2.0

Dates: Jul 10-14, Jul 17-21, July 24-28, Aug 8-11*, Aug 14-18, Aug 21-25 | $275

Our most popular camp ever is back for another year with a combination of old skills to refine and new skills to build.  Your mission, should you choose to book this camp, is to gain as many real skills as you can in one week.  Earning a coveted badge for each new skill, campers can refine some of their favourite skillz from last year like fire starting, archery and woodworking. Plus, build some brand new skillz like drawing, candy making and metalworking.  Come with a taste for adventure and the courage to try something new!

**Note: Every Camper is welcome in Skillz Quest 2.0, regardless of whether or not they attended Skillz Quest last year.

Age 8 to 10

The Games We Play

Dates: July 4-8, July 11-15, July 18-22, Aug 2-5, Aug 8-12, Aug 22-26 | $275 or $220 for the four-day week

Do you love to play games? Explore the world of gaming from old-fashioned board games to digital technology and outdoor adventures. Dissect board games to create your own. Get inspired by Caine's Arcade to design games from nothing but cardboard. Try your hand at programming simple video games, then head outside to stretch your legs with a game of Capture the Flag.

Age 7-9

Spark Explorers

Dates: Jul 17-21, Jul 31-Aug 4, Aug 14-18 | $275

Experience a week full of exploring our favourite five subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM).  Extract your own DNA on Science Day. Explore robotics on Technology Day. Design and build Rube Goldberg machines on Engineering Day. Create your own paint on Art Day. Explore angles and coding to make digital art on Math Day.

Age 8 to 10

Science Girls

Dates: July 25-29, Aug 15-19 | $275

The Art Behind Science – Join us as we try our first ever girls-only camp. This camp is all about investigating the incredible connections between science, technology, engineering, art and math and our everyday world. Get creative as you harness technology, chemistry, light, and more to create innovative works of art.

Age 7-9

Wizarding World

Dates: Jul 10-14, Jul 24-28, Aug 8-11*, Aug 21-25 | $275

Spend the week building, making and exploring  elements of the magic and wizardry worlds that are all around us.  Create your own wand and magical companion animal, explore chemistry in potions class, build an invisibility cloak to fool our infrared camera and even play flightless quidditch!

Age 8-10

Tech Trends

Dates: Jul 10-14, Jul 17-21, Jul 31-Aug 4, Aug 8-11*, Aug 14-18 | $275

Dive into the world of technology and learn about robotics, 3D design and digital art.  Whether you are programming a robot (or your friend!), exploring the world through photography, or making electric inventions, technology offers a whole new world to explore!

Age 10 to 12

Fashion Design

Dates: July 11-15 | $285

Discover the design, making and technology behind fashion. Push boundaries as you create projects from surprising materials like duct tape and LED lights. Experiment with 3D design to create 3D printed accessories and get creative as you remix old fashions into new masterpieces.

Age 8-10

Spark Girls - Engineer It!

Dates: Jul 24-28, Aug 21-25 | $275

Calling all girls who are up for a challenge, this year our girls-only camp will be exploring the exciting world of engineering!  Can you build a chair that supports your weight out of nothing but cardboard?  Can you and your friends design and build a gravity-propelled go-kart?  And are you brave enough to test it?  Spend the week finding out!

Age 10-12

Fashion Design

Dates: Jul 31-Aug 4 | $275

Discover the design, making and technology behind fashion. Push boundaries as you create projects from surprising materials like duct tape and LED lights. Experiment with 3D design to create 3D printed accessories and get creative as you remix old fashions into new masterpieces.

A fee of $25 will apply for cancellations up to two weeks prior to your camp start date.
There will be no refunds issued after that date.

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On Select PD Days Only

Make PD days brighter by spending the day at a TELUS Spark day camp. Roll up your sleeves and participate in hands-on and skill building activities, take in a Dome Theatre show and explore all of the experiences in the galleries with our program leaders.

One Day Camps run on select PD Days:

  • February 3, 2017
  • April 17, 2017
  • May 19, 2017
  • September 22, 2017
  • October 16, 2017
  • November 17, 2017
  • December 8, 2017

Day camps are offered for ages 5 to 10. All One Day camps are $50* and run from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Before and After Care is not available for One Day camps.

*A fee of $10 will apply for cancellations up to two weeks prior to your camp start date. There will be no refunds issued after that date.

Each camp includes:

  • Registration for one child
  • Supervised Gallery exploration
  • Admission to a Dome Theatre Show
  • Hands-on activities

BOOK CAMPS

Gold and Ignite Members receive 10% off all camp prices listed. All prices + GST.

Book Camps as a Gold or Ignite Member

Please have the following details ready when you book:

    • Member ID (if applicable)
    • Camper's name
    • Alberta Health Care Number
    • Camper's date of birth
    • List of allergies, medical conditions, special needs
    • Emergency contact information
    • List of authorized individuals to pick up child from camp

Changes or Cancellations:

A fee of $10 will apply for cancellations up to two weeks prior to your camp start date. There will be no refunds issued after that date.

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