Summer Science Camps

The Oil Sands Discovery Centre is offering an exciting range of science-themed camps this summer for students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. From doing exciting experiments to gaining new science skills, these camps have something for everyone.

This year, we are running five one-day camps on select Saturdays throughout the summer. Please see camp descriptions for times and prices. Drop-off and pick-up are up to 30 minutes before and after the times listed.

Camp Descriptions

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Shake, Rattle, and Roll (Grades 3-6)

What makes the earth shake? And how do we build things that stand up against earthquakes? Campers will try their hands at making earthquake-proof towers and modelling tectonic plates. Everyone is sure to have a rockin' good time!

  • Date: Saturday, July 9
  • Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • Cost: $28 per participant

Sense-sational Science (Kindergarten - Grade 2)

Why does a baking soda and vinegar volcano feel cold after it erupts? What makes slime so shiny? Campers will learn all about their senses as we use our eyes, noses, and hands to discover the answers to these questions and more!

  • Date: Saturday, July 16
  • Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
  • Cost: $18 per participant

Phenomenal Physics (Grades 4-6)

Calling all future Einsteins, Newtons, and Curies! Explore different aspects of physics by building rockets, kaleidoscopes, and so much more! This camp will be filled with hands-on projects and experiments.

  • Date: Saturday, July 23
  • Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • Cost: $28 per participant

Space Odyssey (Kindergarten - Grade 1)

Explore the planets, stars, and more with this cosmic camp. From uncovering the phases of the moon to building sundials, campers are sure to have an experience that's out of this world!

  • Date: Saturday, August 6
  • Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
  • Cost: $18 per participant

Make Some Noise (Grades 2-3) - CANCELLED

Sounds are all around us. Campers will explore the science of sound by creating their own instruments and experimenting with waves. This camp is sure to rock!

  • Date: Saturday, August 13
  • Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • Cost: $28 per participant

Cancelled due to low enrollment

How to Register

By Email

To register, please complete the registration form and email it to osdc@gov.ab.ca.

Please note that this is only a registration request. A spot has not been reserved for your child until you have been contacted by the Oil Sands Discovery Centre. Requests will be processed in the order that they are received. Please note that it may take up to one business day to reply to your request.

 

By Phone

To register by phone, contact the Centre at 780-743-7167 and leave a message. Email registrations will be processed first, followed by phone registrations. Please note that it may take up to 48 hours to return your phone message. We appreciate your patience.

Registrations are not confirmed until you have heard back from the Oil Sands Discovery Centre

Contact
Summer Science Camps
  780-743-7167