Discover many incredible STEAM-themed, one-day camps for campers 5-12 years old. Our PD Day camps are highly educational and interactive lead by our skilled team of STEAM Facilitators. Our PD Day camps inspire youth with a variety of topics like space, the ocean, superheros and more! With fun, hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering, arts and math, your kids will want to keep coming back. Register today, these camps will fill up fast!
PD Day Camps
Forces in Motion
September 29, 2017
Whether we are moving or standing still, we always have forces acting on us! Join us as we explore what forces we experience everyday, whether we realize it or not. We will create catapults, build bridges, and view demonstrations in inertia. Do you think you can actually pull a tablecloth off without knocking everything off the table? We’ll find out!
October 27, 2017
Have you ever thought about if aliens are real? What about a future with robots in every household? If you have, this is definitely the camp for you! Use your creativity and STEAM skills to explore alternate realities, and potential futures. Feel free to come dressed as your favourite science fiction character (lightsabers not included).
Science of Food
November 22, 2017
From the psychology of cravings to the chemistry of cooking, there is a lot to explore in the science of food. In this camp, you will be encouraged to play with your food. Through experiments with candy, demonstrations in digestion, and activities in healthy eating, children will learn what goes into the food they eat. Science never tasted so good!
Science in Art and Art in Science
December 7, 2017
Looking at microscopic images, colour mixing, and leaves changing colour, it’s easy to see the beauty in science. Children will be encouraged to explore the world of art and how it connects to science, as well as to the world around them. Creativity and imagination will be encouraged as we make art inspired by a variety of sources, including everything from butterflies to viruses. We may make a mess, but we will definitely have fun!
December 22, 2017
Are you ready to move to Mars? What would it take to survive on the red planet? What would you bring with you to live on a new planet? Join us as we plan for an imaginary trip as the first humans to colonize Mars. We will build rovers, rockets, and more in this out of this world camp.
Modes of Transportation
December 28, 2017
We have so many ways to travel the world; walking, biking, driving, flying, just to name a few! Which mode of transportation is the quickest? Which mode of transportation is the most practical? In this camp, we will explore different modes of transportation around the world. Join us as we create solar-powered cars, build parachutes, and explore our Flight gallery.
|AGE RANGES||5 -8 years & 9 – 12 years|
Please note: only a limited number of spots are available for each age category.
Drop off and Pick up
- Regular Drop off 8-9am
- Pick up 4-5pm
Please note that parents will need to sign-in their children each morning at admissions. Discovery Centre closes at 5:00pm and parents are required to pick up their children no later than 5:00pm.
What to Bring
Please provide your camper with a big lunch, two snacks, a water bottle and sneakers.
The Emergency Contact Form will be sent via email upon registration. They can be submitted in person or via fax/email. Please make sure to notify us of any allergies or special medical needs.
Cancellations must be received 14 business days prior to the registered camp to receive a full refund. Medical reasons that are supported by a doctor’s note will be the exception. Within 14-21 days of initial request, refunds will be processed.
Who Am I?
December 29, 2017
Why do you look the way you do? Think the way you do? Feel the way you do? This camp is all about the person you should know best: you! With activities in everything from yoga and mindfulness to experiments in DNA extraction, this camp will explore what makes you who you are. You might surprise yourself!
February 1, 2018
How does a honey bee become a queen? Why do some whales have teeth while others have baleen? Have you ever seen a baby pigeon? If you’re interested in the animal kingdom, you will love this camp. Find out what inventions have been inspired by the natural world, and create your own! We will look closely at how birds fly, how bees communicate, and how whales eat. We’re already buzzing with excitement for this camp!
Women in STEAM
March 9, 2018
(We welcome participants who self-identify as female to register for this camp)
Women have made major contributions to the world of STEAM, even if they haven’t always received recognition for their work. In this camp, we will learn about five women who used their intelligence, creativity, and drive to gain success in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Join us as we celebrate women like Maude Lewis, Ada Lovelace, and Katherine Johnson through activities and experiments inspired by their work. It will be fun, informative, and most important of all, inspirational.
Science of Sound- All Ages
March 9, 2018
You know what sound waves sound like, but do you know what they look like? What makes sound? Can you hear sound in space? Join us as we explore everything from the science of sound to the psychology of music. We will design and build instruments, see how sound travels, and create art inspired by how music makes us feel. Have you played ever played a song using our musical stairs?
April 19, 2018
What inventions have changed your life? Which inventions do you feel you can’t live without? Some inventions were created by accident, while others took years of designing and perfecting. In this camp, children will use their creativity, imagination, and innovation to explore famous inventions and how they have changed our world. Sketch out a Rube Goldberg machine, create the newest fashion, and make a hovercraft. What will you invent next?
May 18, 2017
The ocean covers more than 70% of our planet’s surface; it shapes weather, regulates temperature, and supports all living organisms. To date, we have only explored about 5% of the ocean. There is still so much more to learn! Join us as we explore our ocean and what lies beneath the surface. We’ll dissect underwater creatures, create an ocean out of jell-o, and try on some scuba equipment. We’re ready to dive in!
June 27, 2018
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s a superhero themed camp! Whoever your favourite superhero is, they use science to save the world. From Batman’s innovative tools to Storm’s power to control the weather to Spider-man’s crawling ability, we will look at the science behind superpowers. After a day filled with experiments, demonstrations, and fun activities, you may find out you have a superpower of your own!
Science of Summer
June 28, 2018
Summer is here, and we are ready to celebrate! Before heading out on your summer vacation, join us to learn more about the science of summer. We will explore the importance of sun safety using UV colour-changing beads, find out why we sweat, and learn more about the plants and animals that love summer as much as we do. Help us kick of a fun filled summer of science!