We look forward to seeing many of you back in September but for those students, families and staff who are moving on, we wish you our best for prosperity and success.
Thanks to all of you for a great 2016/17 school year!!
The end of the school year is near and many children are looking for summer activities.
The BIG Little Science Centre is running some really amazing summer camps for children from K to grade 12 and we request that our camp info be shared with your school families in any way that works for you. By including the information in your school newsletter, on your websites, or by direct email, students will discover fun science educational opportunities to enjoy over the summer. If you know of a student who would particularly benefit from our programs, feel free to share the info about the camps with them directly. Some bursaries are available.
As well as camps, the BIG Little Science Centre’s Exploration Room is open all summer, and we will be running daily shows with themes changing each week. I have included detailed descriptions of camps below. This info is in the attached information flyer, along with the weekly summer programming.
Thank you for your help and support of our not-for-profit, registered charity. Sincerely, Susan
Summer Camp Fun at the BIG Little Science Centre: for school children of all ages
Everyone is invited to enjoy the BIG Little Science Centre’s week long day camps. Camps run from 9am to 3pm, and are at the BIG Little Science Centre 655 Holt Street. Contact 250-554-2572, or www.blscs.org for more information.
Junior Camp is for children who have finished Kindergarten and up, and provides hands-on science activities mixed with games, experiments, crafts and art. Get wet while making bubbles and discovering how sticky water is, make rockets, do chemistry, examine the micro world around us, make pizza, dig for dinosaurs and much more! Active science learning allows a child’s brain to discover the world around them while their body is busy; and it is fun STEM science at its best. July 10 to July 14, and/or August 14 to August 18.
The Arduino Camp is being offered for the first time. Dr O’Neil of Thompson Rivers University will be introducing the Arduino Coding system to campers, allowing them to design and make their own machines and make them run according to their directions. Extra activities introducing circuits, batteries and static electricity will be included. Along with the indoor activities, our Zorbs and water slides will get a work out. This camp is for senior students who are aged 12 and up; in grades 7 and up. A unique opportunity for Kamloops. July 17 to July 21.
Our Field Science Camp is another first for Kamloops. For students in grades 5 and up (age 10 and older), this is a true hands on nature camp. Discover animals small and large, investigate ecosystems, run surveys, handle reptiles, use microscopes, examine plants and insects. A wonderful overview of our world, campers will be field biologists working inside and outdoors. The Kamloops Master Gardeners will be supporting this camp and providing a close up look at honey bees and other pollinators, and will help everyone to make a Mason Bee House for themselves. July 24 to July 28.
Robotics Camp is a favourite camp that is for children who like to design, build, and program their own robots. Using the Mindstorms LEGO robotics systems, campers aged 10 and up, will create their own works of art/science and put them through their paces. Learn how to go fast, be strong, use sensors, and run mazes; and much more. Extra coding opportunities and games will be included to help campers to create the ultimate robots! Outdoor fun will include the water slides and Zorbs and more. August 21 to August 25.
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