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Grades 1-2

  

NEW*- This year we will be offering two camps for our Grade 1-2 campers! Both camps will run all summer and will include separate projects and activities to allow more opportunity for these campers to explore!

Mackenzie: Curiosity (Grade 1-2)

This camp will spark children’s curiosity to explore the world around them!  Activities of this camp will include a variety of projects, outdoor activities, and an opportunity to learn the language of computers by playing with Ozobots!

Mackenzie: Discovery (Grade 1-2)

This camp will allow children to discover the ecosystem in our own backyard!  This camp will include a variety of outdoor explorations, a visit to the Natural History Museum, and a special guest visitor from the Zoo Society!

Both camps will include outdoor activities, hand-on science projects, and a week full of fun!

Grades 3-4

Mad Science (Grade 3-4)

Lab coats, goggles, test tubes, Oh My! The campers will become mad scientists and spend their week mixing potions to create all kinds of concoctions. If you like things that are messy, slimy, or glow in the dark then this is the camp for you!

Kid-netics Technology (Grade 3-4)

Do you have a future engineer on your hands? Then this is the camp for them! In this technology camp we will be learning all about electricity, energy, and hydraulics! Campers will also get to test their robotics skills by building robots with Lego Mindtorms.

NEW* Mission to Mars (Grade 3-4)

A Mission to Mars: SCI-FI style! Our mission begins with Astronaut training in preparation for our (pretend) journey to Mars.  These astronauts will blast off to our Mars research base where they will examine the structure of the planet and what would be required for a life on Mars. This mission will combine astronomy, ecology, geology, and fun! This camp will involve hands on projects and a trip to the campus observatory.

NEW* Codemakers- Minecraft (Grade 3-4)

In this camp we will be exploring aspects of architecture and engineering through the use of Minecraft. Students will learn basic coding skills, complete hands-on building challenges and some Minecraft inspired take-home projects. If you have a budding computer scientist and home, then this is the camp for them!

Grades 5-6

Newton (Grade 5-6)

Throughout the week, Newton campers will perform many challenges, hands-on activities, and projects that are focused on technology and engineering. Not only will the campers enjoy learning scientific and technological concepts through fun activities and projects, but they will also get to design and build a Lego robot! This is the perfect camp for the young aspiring engineer. 

Codemakers - Web Development (Grade 5-6)  

Students will learn to create their own interactive websites.  Throughout the week students will learn to code in HTML for the basic skeleton of their site, CSS code to make their websites look modern and professionally done, and finally learn a bit of JavaScript to make their page interactive and responsive to the user.  

Forensic Science Camp (Grade 5-6)

Crime Scene Investigation: SCI-FI Style. Students will learn about the science behind the methods that forensic professionals use to solve real crimes. They will learn about fingerprint analysis, projectile trajectory, DNA, blood types, and much more. Then, at the end of the week, students will use the skills they have learned throughout the week to solve a crime and save the day!

FX- The Science of the Movies (Grade 5-6)

Back by popular demand! This camp combines technology, chemistry, physics, and creativity to discover the Hollywood secrets behind your favourite hit movies from the last year and beyond! Students in this camp will experience first-hand what it takes to make a hit Hollywood film and test some of the tricks of the trade. If you’ve ever wondered how Hollywood creates their “movie magic” then this camp is for you!

*Students in this camp are asked to bring a device that has audio and video recording capabilities (phone, tablet, GoPro, etc.). While SCI-FI will take all possible steps to ensure the safety of these devices, we are not responsible for any loss or damage that may occur during camp. Parents will be asked to sign a technology waiver upon registration. 

Bentham: Veterinary Medicine (Grade 5-6) 

Campers are provided with the unique chance to become a veterinarian for a week. They will get to do animal exams, learn about animal physiology and behavior, perform a simple dissection, and interact with real live animals. Campers will also receive a behind the scenes look at various WCVM facilities, including the dairy barn, small animal clinic, and anatomy lab. So, if your child is constantly trying to perform amateur surgery on the family pet, this is the camp for them!

Grades 7+

Osler - Medical Science Camp (Grade 7+)

Campers will be learning about different areas of medical sciences which may include nutrition, pharmacology, physiology, kinesiology, biochemistry, medicine, and dentistry! Campers also may have guest speakers and tours of various health science facilities on campus. At the end of the week, they will then apply all their newly learned skills to perform a mock surgery! So, if you have an aspiring doctor, dentist, or pharmacist growing up in your household, this is the summer camp for them!

Fulton: Veterinary Medicine (Grade 7+)

Campers are provided with the unique chance to become a veterinarian for a week. They will get to do animal exams, learn about animal physiology and behavior, perform a simple dissection, and interact with real live animals. Campers will also receive a behind the scenes look at various WCVM facilities, including the dairy barn, small animal clinic, and anatomy lab. So, if your child is constantly trying to perform amateur surgery on the family pet, this is the camp for them!

Tesla (Grade 7+)

Tesla campers will get the chance to learn many valuable and practical technological skills, including soldering, circuitry, computer-assisted design (CAD), and basic programming! They will also get the opportunity to tour some of the coolest and most advanced facilities that the University of Saskatchewan and College of Engineering have to offer, including the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron. So, if your child’s role models include Elon Musk, Tony Stark, or Bill Gates, this is the camp for them!

Hawking Logic (Grade 7+)

During a week of camp students will learn (they will all learn!) to solve a 3x3 Rubik’s Cube. No prior Rubik’s cube ability is required, and every camper will be provided with a cube to keep! We will also have a variety of other cubes around camp for some extra challenge. When not challenging each other to Rubik’s Races, we will also learn other logic games and puzzles and show you some fun math tricks that will boggle the minds of your friends and family (YES, math can be cool!). For the kid who likes riddles, puzzles and board games, this is the camp for them. (Warning: Your child may develop an obsession with solving Rubik’s Cubes)

Codemakers - Video Game Development (Grade 7+)   

Students will learn to create complex and interactive computer games.  Throughout the week students will learn the logic of computer programming in a programming language called Lua. Equipped with that knowledge, the students will get to design and create their very own computer games!  

Codemakers - Raspberry Pi BootCamp (Grade 7+)  

Students will expand their computer science horizons outside of Windows or Mac operating systems and learn to use Linux!  Each camper will come away from the camp with their very own Linux computer and the knowhow to use it.  Oh, and the computer they take home fits in your pocket!

Codemakers - 2D Animation (Grade 7+)   

In this camp we will be teaching frame by frame animation, and how it's evolved over the years. Using powerful software, we will be able to create characters or objects that move freely and can be easily animated. Independent animation has never been easier! **Basic computer literacy is required**

 

Codemakers

SCI-FI Science Camps is proud to be participating in Codemakers, a national program powered by Actua and Google.  Actua’s network members at post-secondary institutions across Canada will empower 100,000 youth with critical computer science skills and prepare them for their future roles as innovators in technology.www.actua.ca/codemakers.

NEW* Codemakers- Minecraft (Grade 3-4)

In this camp we will be exploring aspects of architecture and engineering through the use of Minecraft. Students will learn basic coding skills, complete hands-on building challenges and some Minecraft inspired take-home projects. If you have a budding computer scientist and home, then this is the camp for them!

Codemakers - Web Development (Grade 5-6)  

Students will learn to create their own interactive websites.  Throughout the week students will learn to code in HTML for the basic skeleton of their site, CSS code to make their websites look modern and professionally done, and finally learn a bit of JavaScript to make their page interactive and responsive to the user.  

Codemakers - Video Game Development (Grade 7+)   

Students will learn to create complex and interactive computer games.  Throughout the week students will learn the logic of computer programming in a programming language called Lua. Equipped with that knowledge, the students will get to design and create their very own computer games!  

Codemakers - Raspberry Pi BootCamp (Grade 7+)  

Students will expand their computer science horizons outside of Windows or Mac operating systems and learn to use Linux!  Each camper will come away from the camp with their very own Linux computer and the knowhow to use it.  Oh, and the computer they take home fits in your pocket!

Codemakers - 2D Animation (Grade 7+)   

In this camp we will be teaching frame by frame animation, and how it's evolved over the years. Using powerful software, we will be able to create characters or objects that move freely and can be easily animated. Independent animation has never been easier! **Basic computer literacy is required**

Girls Only: SCI-FI is pleased to offer special "Girls Only" Codemakers Camps this summer for girls in Grade 5-7+.  There is one week of Girls only camp offerend for each age group. Please see our schedule for more details.

Medical Science Camps

Medical Science Camps (formerly known as HealthSci Camps) began in 2009. The projects and activties are developed by students from the College of Medicine. Our health is intricately connected to the world around us, and by helping campers learn more about these connections we will promote healthy living, get youth excited and interested in health care, and most of all provide a fun and open environment for exploration of and learning about the human body.

Medical science includes a broad range of disciplines, such as pharmacy, medicine, nursing, dentistry, psychology, nutrition, etc. It incorporates the study and research of health-related issues to understand how humans function, and the application of that knowledge to improve health and to prevent and cure diseases.

  • Forensic Science Camp - Grades 5 & 6 
  • Osler - Medical Science Camp - Grades 7 and up

Forensic Science Camp (Grade 5-6)

Crime Scene Investigation: SCI-FI Style. Students will learn about the science behind the methods that forensic professionals use to solve real crimes. They will learn about fingerprint analysis, projectile trajectory, DNA, blood types, and much more. Then, at the end of the week, students will use the skills they have learned throughout the week to solve a crime and save the day!

Osler - Medical Science Camp (Grade 7+)

Campers will be learning about different areas of medical sciences which may include nutrition, pharmacology, physiology, kinesiology, biochemistry, medicine, and dentistry! Campers also may have guest speakers and tours of various health science facilities on campus. At the end of the week, they will then apply all their newly learned skills to perform a mock surgery! So, if you have an aspiring doctor, dentist, or pharmacist growing up in your household, this is the summer camp for them!

 

Veterinary Medicine Camps

VetMed camps are offered thanks to a partnership with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). Our instructors will be working with staff from WCVM to develop interesting hands-on projects so that campers will be able to explore the exciting connections between the sciences and the world of veterinary medicine.

  • Bentham - Grades 5 & 6
  • Fulton  - Grades 7 and up

Bentham and Fulton:

Campers are provided with the unique chance to become a veterinarian for a week. They will get to do animal exams, learn about animal physiology and behavior, perform a simple dissection, and interact with real live animals. Campers will also receive a behind the scenes look at various WCVM facilities, including the dairy barn, small animal clinic, and anatomy lab. So, if your child is constantly trying to perform amateur surgery on the family pet, this is the camp for them!

Extended Hours

Extended Hours is a program SCI-FI offers to parents who have to drop their kids off early and pick them up late.  Instructors supervise EH campers in the lounge before and after camp each day. Extended Hours run every week of Saskatoon camp, starting at 8:00 AM and ending at 5:00 PM. 

To register for extended hours, click the option to register for the program during the camp registration process.