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Oil Sands Discovery Centre

2017 Science Summer Camps

The Oil Sands Discovery Centre is once again offering a range of science-themed summer camps for students from Kindergarten to Grade 5. From exciting experiments to exploring the world around us, these camps have something for everyone to enjoy!

How to Register

By Email

Registration Opens June 1, 2017
To register please send an email to osdc@gov.ab.ca with the following information:

  1. Name of child
  2. Date of birth
  3. Grade entering in fall 2017
  4. Medical or special needs
  5. Parent/guardian’s name
  6. Email address
  7. Daytime phone number
  8. Alternative daytime phone number
  9. Alternate emergency contact (MUST be different than parent/guardian listed above)
  10. Emergency contact’s relationship to child
  11. Emergency contact’s daytime phone number
  12. Alternate daytime phone number
  13. How did you hear about summer camps at the Oil Sands Discovery Centre?
  14. Requested camp(s)

By Phone

To register by phone, contact the Centre at 780-743-7167, extension 236, and leave a message. Online registrations will be processed first, followed by phone registrations. It may take up to 48 hours to return your phone message. We appreciate your patience.

Walk-in registrations will not be accepted. Registrations are not confirmed until you have heard back from the Oil Sands Discovery Centre

Kindergarden and Grade 1

These camps are a half day, designed especially for younger campers to make amazing discoveries. These camps are suitable for children going into Kindergarten and Grade 1. You may register your child in either the morning session (9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.) or the afternoon session (1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.).

Fantastic Science

July 4 - 6, 2017
$60.00/participant
Do you want to learn about science and make your own discoveries? Mix up some slime and learn about the science behind ice cream. This camp is bound to make a science-lover out of anyone!

Backyard Wilderness

July 24 - 27, 2017
$75.00/participant
Have you ever wanted to go exploring in your own backyard? Seek out some of the different creatures that live in the Boreal Forest and learn new ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Parts of this camp will take place outside, so please come prepared for the weather.

Under the Sea

August 8 - 10, 2017
$60.00/participant
Explore the deep blue sea as we dive down into the science of the ocean. Learn about different sea creatures, look at waves and currents, and find out what we can do to help protect our oceans.

Grades 2 and 3

These camps are designed for children going into Grades 2 and 3. The camps run from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Drop-off and sign-in begins at 9 a.m. and pick-up and sign-out ends at 4 p.m.

Enviro Explorers

July 10 - 13, 2017
$120.00/participant
Explore a world full of bugs, birds, plants, and animals! Our Enviro Explorers will discover the unique habitats and inhabitants of Alberta’s Northern Boreal Forest. Crafts, games and activities are sure to excite and entertain! Parts of this camp will take place outdoors, so please come prepared for the weather.

Fossil Frenzy

July 31 - August 3, 2017
$120.00/participant
Dig into the exciting world of Paleontology! Uncover the prehistoric world, make fossil casts, explore the different types of dinosaurs, and get up close and personal with real fossils!

Summer Science

August 21 - 24, 2017
$120.00/participant
Take science outside with four days of summertime experiments and activities. Build kites, explore solar energy, and make your own ice cream!

Grades 4 and 5

These camps are designed for children going into Grades 4 and 5. The camps run from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Drop-off and sign-in begins at 9 a.m. and pick-up and sign-out ends at 4 p.m.

Mad Science

July 17 - 20, 2017
$120.00/participant
Discover the world of chemistry while conducting experiments that are sure to amaze. From fountains of foam to growing crystals, all of these experiments are hands on fun!

Trailblazers

August 14 - 17, 2017
$120.00/participant
Have you ever wanted to blaze your own trail? From geocaching to wildlife themed crafts, games and activities, there’s something for everyone! This camp has an outdoor component, so please come prepared for the weather.

 
Last reviewed/revised: May 18, 2017