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UBC Department of Physics & Astronomy offers an annual summer camp program. Each camp is supervised by one certified teacher, one undergraduate student, and 2-4 high school volunteers.

The following two camps currently have spots available:

Fun with Physics camp (for children in grades 1-3 at the moment)
Two sessions: July 15 – July 19, July 29 – August 2
Registration fee: $250
This camp introduces students to topics such as light, sound, electricity and force and motion through demonstrations and hands on activities. Emphasis will be on the physics in our everyday life. Learn about molecular structure through crystals, electricity through building simple LED flash lights and mini robots, pressure through rocket building, waves with musical instruments and fluids with tornado tubes! Daily outdoor games and two pool sessions are also included. The week ends with a physics show complete with ice cream made from liquid nitrogen.

Astronomy camp (for children in grades 3-5 at the moment)
Two sessions: July 8 – July 12, July 22 – July 26
Registration fee: $300
This camp is ideal for students interested in learning more about our universe. Students will view the stars in a planetarium, observe the sun using a solar telescope, and learn the requirements of good rockets and landers through hands-on activities. They will study and build their own telescopes, explore the science of our solar system and beyond (exoplanets)! Expert astronomers from UBC’s Department of Physics & Astronomy will talk about exciting new discoveries in astronomy. The week includes two pool sessions, daily outdoor games and the physics show and ice cream party.

We also have two other camps: Advanced Physics (for children in grades 4-6) and Physics & Computer Science (for children in grades 7-9). These two camps are currently full, but the Physics & Computer Science camp has a very short waiting list.

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