Summer Camps - SFU Burnaby

PLEASE NOTE: Campers must have completed a full year of Kindergarten prior to registering for our camps. We offer programs for students who have completed Kindergarten to grade 9.

Summer camps for 2018 will be posted December 15th and registration will open in January 2018.

At SFU Burnaby we offer a variety of camps, all of which strive to bring university level science to students in grades K-9. This year, each age category will offer 3 uniquely themed camps, giving every camper the opportunity to participate in one or more weeks of Science AL!VE, without overlap!

We will also be offering pre-care from 7:30am-8:30am ($5/day) and post-care from 3:30pm-5:30pm ($10/day).

Children who require additional supports will be integrated into Science AL!VE provided the required supports can be met without compromising the safety and security of staff, volunteers and campers. Integration of children that require additional supports will be assessed on a case-by-case by Science AL!VE staff in partnership with the parent(s)/guardian(s).

Summer Camps 2017 

*Camps cost $205 for 5 day programs and $164 for 4 day programs with the excpetion of Tech Codemakers and Technovation which cost $215 for 5 day programs and $172 for 4 day programs.


Mini Scientists (Grades K-1)

 Back by popular demand, our Mini Scientists camps introduce our youngest campers to the exciting world of asking questions, inquiry learning, and discovery. Join us to learn about extreme environments, radical reactions, and exciting engineering in this summer’s camps.

Mini X-treme Environments

Delve into the world of weather and extreme environments and learn how life on Earth has adapted to live everywhere from the deepest parts of the oceans to the highest mountain peaks and icescapes to molten lava. Learn how different organisms have adapted to these extreme environments and how humans, with the help of engineering, may be able to live there in the future.

Mini Radical Reactions

Chemistry doesn’t just is matter! This explosively exciting chemistry camp will feature our favourite reactive experiments while teaching campers all about the molecules that make up everything on Earth. Campers will get to be chemists for a week and run their very own experiments.

Mini Innovators

This camp features a plethora of engineering and technology activities! The sky's the limit for this camp as our future engineers will have the opportunity to design and build structures and explore introductory computer science and technology. Watt are you waiting for? Sign up now!



Quark Camp (Grades 2-3)

 This year our quark campers will discover how our favourite technology works, the wonderful world of waves, and the wonders that lie outside the planet we call home.

Quark Gadgets and Gizmos

Join us for a week of discovery and learn the science behind the various modern devices we use daily. We will investigate everything from how our computers process information to how engineers design and build bridges. How do telescopes allow us to see deep into space and microscopes show us what our cells our made of? Come discover the wonderful world of technology and innovation.

Quark Making Waves

Join us as we learn about all types of waves! From colours to earthquakes to sound and light this camp gets students to dip their toes and make a few ripples in the vast ocean that is STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

Quark Spectacular Space

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...the expanses of space were waiting to be explored. Now, in Quark Spectacular Space, campers will boldly go where no one has gone before. Join us on our trek through the galaxies as we learn about the wonders that lie beyond the planet we call home.



Electron Camp (Grades 4-5)

Join our electrons this summer and get excited about STEM! Delve into the worlds of engineering, robotics, and forensic sciences this summer.

Electron Build It Better

Calling all engineers! Join us for a week in our imagination station and delve into the wonderful world of innovation and technology. With a focus on renewable energy and sustainability, campers will get to design their own solutions to some of the biggest problems facing the world today and build it better!

Electron LEGO Mindstorms

What do you call the robot that takes the longest route? R2-Detour! Back by popular demand, join us for a brand new spin on our LEGO Mindstorms camp! Design, build, program and maneuver robots through a variety of tasks and challenges using our LEGO Mindstorm EV3 sets.

Electron Fantastic Forensics

Fasten your seatbelts and join us in this Bill-Nye-meets-CSI fantastic world of forensics. Discover why DNA and fingerprints can be used to solve crimes and maybe even solve your very own Science AL!VE mystery.

Tech Camp (Grades 4-9)

Don’t miss out on your chance to register for our popular Tech Camps! This year learn about computers, robotics, programming, and engineering.

Tech Codemakers (Grades 4-7)

As Edward Teller once said, “today’s science is tomorrow’s technology”! Join us for a week of exploring programming and coding with brand new curriculum. Campers will use our LEGO Mindstorm EV3 kits as well as other programs like Scratch to explore cyberspace and adventure to a new technological dimension.

Technovation (Grades 4-7)

Bring your innovation and imagination to this year’s Technovation camp! A combination of engineering and technology, this camp will challenge campers to build, design, and explore the field of tomorrow’s STEM.

FAS Tech (Grades 7-9)

Back by popular demand our FAS Tech camp introduces our oldest campers to the wonderful world of robotics. Build and program a robot using our VEX robotics to complete a variety of tasks and challenges. Put your imagination to the test in this innovative camp!

Ion Camp (Grades 6-7)

Put your science skills to the test in our inquiry camp and learn all about robotics and the study of mechatronics and engineering! A combination of challenges and hands on activities, this camp is perfect for STEM enthusiasts and campers who are brand new to the STEM world.

Ion LEGO Mechatronics

Robot fans, this is the camp for you! The LEGO Mechatronics camp will introduce our scientists to the study of mechatronics and engineering. Using our LEGO Mindstorm EV3 kits, campers will build, program and test their creations through a range of challenges and tasks.

Ion Inquiry

Join us for a week of inquiry, innovation, inquisition, and imagination! Campers will get to design and test their own experiments to answer questions they have about the world. Ever wonder what the science is behind why the sky is blue or how computers work or how DNA programs our bodies or how triangles are so often used to build bridges? This is the perfect camp for you!

AL!VE Girls (Grades K-5)

AL!VE Girls is a unique learning environment where lessons are taught by enthusiastic women in STEM! This all-girls program is designed to boost confidence and passion for STEM through an inclusive and engaging environment. Join us to learn all about STEM and Innovation this summer!

AL!VE Girls STEMtastic (Grades K-2)

Join the ranks of famous scientists like Marie Curie and Margaret Hamilton and discover the wonderful world of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Campers will learn everything from biology to engineering to chemistry to computer science. Take the plunge and be immersed in the world that our instructors call home.

AL!VE Girls InnovateHer (Grades 3-5)

Bring your imagination and innovation to our week of InnovateHer camp! Campers will get to explore the exciting world of engineering and technology and apply this to real world problems. How do we make the world a better place? Come join us and find out!