Camps & Clubs
Summer is quickly approaching and we’re gearing up for an amazing summer of hands-on science exploration! Discovery Centre’s summer camps will be hitting the road in August and moving across the city to a site of higher learning – Saint Mary’s University! Your kids will enjoy the new setting and experiences we’ve got planned. If you’re considering it, better think fast, these camps fill up early!
Superheroes of Science
|July 4-8 (at DC) , August 1-5 (at SMU) & August 22-26 (at SMU)|
|Superheroes unite! Become a masked crusader of science in our week-long DC summer camp where you’ll gain the upper hand on evil-doers by harnessing the awesome power of pulleys. Marvel and discover how skydivers can soar through the air and defy gravity with specially designed wingsuits. From x-ray vision to superhuman strength, anything is possible with the power of science!|
|July 11-15 (at DC) & August 8-12 (at SMU)|
|Prepare for outer space and blast off to Mars in our week-long summer camp designed for junior astronauts. When you land on the Red Planet, explore its rocky surface and discover what it takes to survive this cold alien world. What challenges will you encounter on your mission to Mars and how will your crew successfully colonize this Martian Planet?|
Bust a Myth
|July 18-22 (at DC) & August 15-19 (at SMU)|
|Is it true if you drink pop and pop rocks together that your belly will explode? And will it really take seven years for gum to digest? Discover the truth as we investigate and debunk the most popular science misconceptions passed down through the ages. Set the record straight in our fun-filled summer camp and help us Bust-A-Myth!|
Members: $190/week | Multiple camps/ children: $180/weekAge Requirement: must be 6 -12 years old while at camp
Non-members: $205/week | Multiple camps/ children: $195/week
Early drop off: between 8am and 8:30am; additional cost of $25
Regular drop off: between 8:30am – 9am
Pick up: between 4pm – 5pm
August camps only: All August camps will be located at Saint Mary’s University – Faculty of Science building. Drop off and pick up will be at Atrium entrance off Robie Street (yellow arrow indicates location on map below). Discovery Centre staff will greet parents upon arrival and drop off each day. Parents or identified guardians are required to sign in and out campers each day for all camps.
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Summer Camps are presented by:
In partnership with:
If you’re looking for a camp that explores how the digital world meets the real world – this is it! Digital Discovery is perfect for budding tech enthusiasts. Digital Discovery encourages curiosity in technology and innovation, all while increasing confidence in technology skills and supporting collaboration with peers. Topics to be explored include video game development, coding, robotics and digital technology. Camps include local experts in various ICT fields and field trips to see the amazing things Nova Scotia companies are creating.
July 18-22 | Ages 9-11
August 8-12 | Ages 12-14
In partnership with: EPIC Gigabyte Sponsor:
Additional funding supported by:
Register for Digital Discovery!
Our experienced camp leaders deliver hands-on, minds-on programs that will encourage and inspire campers to have fun while learning all about the world around them. With new and exciting programs, three floors of interactive science and the opportunity to make many new friends, our camps are a great way to spend to explore, play and learn for the upcoming PD Days and Summer Camps!
Science of Sport
|You shoot, you score! Give your brain a real workout as we delve into the science of sport and discover what it takes to be a professional athlete!|
Fact or Friction?
|Lightning never strikes the same place twice … or does it? We’ll definitely use more than 10 percent of our brains in this camp to help debunk popular science myths.|
Icky Sticky Science (NEW)
|Snot, slime and explosions galore – get messy with science like never before! Delve into this odorific camp as we learn about impolite science and things that totally gross us out.|
Age Requirement: Must be 6-12 years old while at camp
Special Considerations for Summer Camps: Campers are required to bring their own lunch, two snacks, a bottle of water and sunscreen. A good pair of sneakers should be worn, as well as appropriate clothing for daily weather conditions. We must be notified of allergies or medical conditions in advance to ensure we can accommodate them.
Behaviour: Campers will be provided with a set of guidelines to ensure a fun, positive environment for everyone involved. We encourage parents to speak with our Camp team daily and to ask any questions or bring forward concerns.
Cancellations must be received fourteen (14) days prior to the registered camp to receive a full refund. For camps cancelled due to weather, a credit can be applied to another camp, birthday party or shop product. Refunds will be processed within 14-21 days of initial request.C