Science camps at UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley is offering school-aged students a summer immersion into the world of science.

The University of the Fraser Valley is offering school-aged students a summer immersion into the world of science.

Back by popular demand, UFV’s Science Rocks! summer day camps are designed for students in grades 4-6 (as of Sept. 2011).

Each of the five different camps is structured to encourage the development of scientific problem-solving skills and to help campers learn fundamental scientific principles in a fun, hands-on way.

The camps are led by current senior UFV science students or recent alumni, and are supervised by UFV science professors. In any of the camp weeks, students can expect to do activities from physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, geography and kinesiology.

The slate of 2011 camps is as follows:

– Camp 1, July 4-8, Abbots-ford:
Volcanoes, Van de Graaff and Vapor. What causes waves?
Does space ever stop? What causes potholes?

–  Camp 2, July 11-15, Abbots-ford:
Cryptography, Codes and Crime Scenes. Can fish breathe air? Why is there liquid inside a blister? Where does weight go when you lose it?

– Camp 3, July 18-22, Abbots-ford:
Animation, Animals and Artifacts.Why do mosquito bites itch? Where do fish go in winter?
Why do camels spit a lot?

– Camp 4, July 25-29, Abbotsford:
Lasers, Light sabres and Lightning. What is a googol? How does the Earth float in space and not fall?
Do rocks grow?

– Camp 5, Aug 8-12, Chilliwack:
The very best of Science Rocks! The most popular activities from all 
the camp weeks will be featured.

Camps are limited to 30 students per week and will run Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Each camp costs $250 (includes all activities and supplies, lunches, T-shirt, and completion certificate).

Registration forms and additional information are available online at www.ufv.ca/sciencerocks.