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 three week-long camps and three 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


Kindergarten to Grade 1

These camps run for a half day and let children going into Kindergarten and Grade 1 make some amazing discoveries. You can register for either the morning session (9:30 am to 12 pm) or the afternoon session (1 pm to 3:30 pm).


Science Spelunkers

Become a cave explorer as you learn about the animals that live in caves and how they get around! Try echolocation, make glow-in-the-dark slime, and build your own cave as you discover the weird and wild world beneath the ground!

  • Date: July 22
  • Cost: $18 per participant


Special Effects Heroes

Explore the real-world science experiments that make movies look real! Make volcanoes that actually erupt, use magnets to make things float on air, and build miniature boats as you learn how scientists make movie magic!

  • Dates: August 14 to 18
  • Cost: $90 per participant


Grades 2 and 3

These camps are designed for children going into Grades 2 and 3. The camps run from 9:30 am until 3:30 pm.


Secret Scientists

Become an OSDC secret agent! Learn how to make and read invisible ink, write and crack secret codes, and craft gadgets that show how science and engineering can disguise the extraordinary as ordinary.

  • Dates: July 10 to 14
  • Cost: $140 per participant


Chemistry Catalysts

Create concoctions and discover the strange effects of chemical reactions transforming ordinary substances! Inflate balloons, turn glue into slime, and make colour-changing solutions as you investigate chemical changes.

  • Date: August 12
  • Cost: $28 per participant


Grades 4 to 6

These camps are designed for children going into Grades 4, 5, and 6. The camps run from 9:30 am until 3:30 pm.


Ocean Crews

Learn about the ocean and how both sailors and sea creatures navigate across it! Get your sea legs by mixing fresh and salt water, creating ocean currents, and making your own compass in this nautical-themed camp so cool, you'll almost be able to feel the sea spray!

  • Date: July 8
  • Cost: $28 per participant


Science Defenders

The laws of science are under attack! Join the Science Defender squad as you test these laws for yourself. Try out inertia, experience equal and opposite reactions, observe the relentless crawl of entropy, and examine buoyancy as you race against time to uncover the truth! Can you save the day?

  • Dates: July 24 to 28
  • Cost: $140 per participant


How to Register

By Email

To register, please complete the registration form and email it to 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.

Summer Science Camps