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For over 30 years, Science North has offered fun, unique and educational summer science camp experiences to over 25,000 children ages 4-12 across Ontario. 

Science North’s specialized staff are trained to spark an interest in science through exciting and hands-on activities. With engaging games and experiments, we prove science can be fun!
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Since 1987, Science North has been delivering English and French summer science camp experiences to children in communities across Ontario. Science North offers children the opportunity to get hands-on with real tools, engage in modern science, and most importantly, socialize and have fun with friends! 

As STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) becomes increasingly more popular in the 21st century, it’s important for kids to enjoy science and the world around them. We hear over and over again from parents that we DO this, and do it well. 

Science North’s highly trained staff recognize their impact and influence on the thoughts and opinions of children. Through engaging activities and workshops, the science camps spark natural curiosity while inspiring a love for science. From nature themed camps, to animal adventures, to technology-based programming, there is sure to be a camp that appeals to every science lover!

Pricing

Buy one and get any additional camps in the same order at 10% off.

MEMBERS

4-DAYCAMP$153.00

5-DAYCAMP$186.30

4-DAYSPECIALTY CAMP$193.50

5-DAYSPECIALTY CAMP$232.20

PUBLIC

4-DAYCAMP$170.00

5-DAYCAMP$207.00

4-DAYSPECIALTY CAMP$215.00

5-DAYSPECIALTY CAMP$258.00

Camp Communities

Select a location below to see when camps are coming to your community and register your child today!

July 29 - August 2
Summer Science Camp (5 - 6)
Summer Science Camp (7 - 10)

August 6 - 9
Summer Science Camp (4 - 5)
Summer Science Camp (6 - 8)
Summer Science Camp (9 - 11)

August 6 - 9
Nature Camp (4 - 5)
Discovery Camp (6 - 8)
TechWhiz 2019 (7 - 9)
Unbelievable Science Camp (9 - 11)

July 15 - 19
Nature Camp (4 - 5)
Discovery Camp (6 - 8)
TechWhiz 2019 (7 -9)
Unbelievable Science Camp (9-11)

July 22 - 26
Summer Science Camp (4 - 5)
Summer Science Camp (6 - 8)
Summer Science Camp (9 - 11)

July 2 - 5 & July 29 - Aug 2
Nature Camp (4 - 5)
#EngineerLikeAGirl (6 - 8)
Space Explorers (6 - 8)
EV3 Explorers (9 - 11)

August 6 -9
Mix Make and Move (4 - 5)
Earth Explorers (6 - 8)
TechWhiz 2019 (7 - 9)
#EngineerLikeAGirl (9 - 11)

August 26 - 30
Mix Make and Move (4 - 5)
Earth Explorers (6 - 8)
#EngineerLikeAGirl (9 - 11)

August 12 - 16
Summer Science Camp (5 - 6)
Summer Science Camp (7 - 10)
Camp scientifique d'été (7 - 10)

August 26 - 30
Summer Science Camp (4 - 5)
Summer Science Camp (6 - 8)
Summer Science Camp (9 - 11)

July 15 - 19 & July 22 - 26
Nature Camp (4 - 5)
Space Explorers (6 - 8)
Unbelievable Science Camp (9 - 11)

August 12 - 16
Mix Make and Move (4 - 5)
Earth Explorers (6 - 8)
TechWhiz 2019 (7 - 9)
Summer Science Camp (9 - 11)

August 6 - 9
Summer Science Camp (4 - 5) Summer Science Camp (6 - 8) Summer Science Camp (9 - 11)

July 29 - August 2
Camp scientifique d'été (4 - 5)
Camp scientifique d'été (6 - 8)
Camp scientifique d'été (9 - 11)

July 8 - 12
Nature Camp (4 - 5)
Discovery Camp (6 - 8)
TechWhiz 2019 (7 - 9)
Unbelievable Science Camp (9 - 11)

August 12 - 16
Science Starter (4 - 5)
Sensational Science (6 - 8)
Unbelievable Science Camp (8-10)
Media Camp (9-11)

July 15 - 19
Summer Science Camp (4 - 5)
Summer Science Camp (6 - 8)
Summer Science Camp (9 - 11)

July 22 - 26
Camp scientifique d'été (4 - 5)
Camp scientifique d'été (6 - 8)
Camp scientifique d'été (9 - 11)

July 2 - 5
Nature Camp (4 - 5)
Discovery Camp (6 - 8)
Space Explorers (6 - 8)
Media Camp (9 - 11)

July 8 - 12
Nature Camp (4 - 5)
Mix Make and Move (4 - 5)
Discovery Camp (6 - 8)
Space Explorers (6 - 8)
Media Camp (9 - 11)

July 15 - 19 & July 22 - 26 & July 29 - August 2
Nature Camp (4 - 5)
Mix Make and Move (4 - 5)
#EngineerLikeAGirl (6 - 8)
Space Explorers (6 - 8)
Media Camp (9 - 11)

August 6 - 9 & August 12- 16 & August 19 - 23
Animal Adventures (4 - 5)
Earth Explorers (6 - 8)
Discovery Camp (6 - 8)
#EngineerLikeAGirl (9 - 11)
EV3 Explorers (9 - 11)

August 26 - 30
Animal Adventures (4 -5)
Earth Explorers (6 - 8)
Discovery Camp (6 - 8)

July 8 - 12
Summer Science Camp (5 - 7)
Summer Science Camp (8 - 10)
Camp scientifique d'été (7 - 10)

August 19 - 23
Summer Science Camp (4 - 5)
Summer Science Camp (6 - 8)
Summer Science Camp (9 - 11)

August 26 - 30
Summer Science Camp (5 - 6)
Summer Science Camp (7 - 10)

July 29 - August 2
Nature Camp (4 - 5)
Discovery Camp (6 - 8)
TechWhiz 2019 (7 - 9)
Unbelievable Science Camp (9-11)

August 6 - 9
Summer Science Camp (5 - 6)
Summer Science Camp (7 - 10)

July 8 - 12 & July 15 -19
Science Starter (4 - 5)
Discovery Camp (6 - 8)
Media Camp (8 - 10)
#EngineerLikeAGirl (9 - 11)

July 22 - 26
Camp de débutant scientifique (4 - 5)
Camp scientifique d'été (6 - 8)
La Magie des médias (8 - 10)
#IngéniElle (9 - 11)

August 6 - 9 & August 12 - 16
Nature Camp (4 - 5)
Sensational Science (6 - 8)
#EngineerLikeAGirl (6 - 8)
EV3 Explorers (9 - 11)

August 19 - 23
Camp de la nature (5 - 7)
Nature Camp (5 - 7)
Sensational Science (8 - 11)
Explorateurs EV3 (8 - 11)

August 26 - 30
Nature Camp (4 - 5)
Sensational Science (6 - 8)
#EngineerLikeAGirl (6 - 8)
EV3 Explorers (9 - 11)

July 22 - 26
Nature Camp (4 - 5)
Discovery Camp (6 - 8)
TechWhiz 2019 (7 - 9)
Unbelievable Science Camp (9 - 11)

July 2 - 5
Nature Camp (4 - 5)
Discovery Camp (6 - 8)
TechWhiz 2019 (7 - 9)
Unbelievable Science Camp (9 - 11)

August 19 - 23
Science Starter (4 - 5)
Sensational Science (6 - 8)
Unbelievable Science Camp (8 - 10)
Media Camp (9 - 11)

July 2 - 5
Science Starter (4 - 5)
Summer Science Camp (6 - 8)
Media Camp (8 - 10)
Unbelievable Science Camp (9 - 11)

July 29 - August 2
Nature Camp (4 - 5)
Sensational Science (6 - 8)
Unbelievable Science Camp (8 - 10)
EV3 Explorers (9 - 11)

July 2 - 5 & July 8 - 12
Nature Camp (4 - 5)
Space Explorers (6 - 8)
Unbelievable Science (9 - 11)

July 2 - 5
Science Starter (4 - 5)
Nature Camp (4 - 5)
Discovery Camp (6 - 8)
#EngineerLikeAGirl (6 - 8)
Watertastic (6 - 8)
Unbelievable Science Camp (9 - 11)

July 8 - 12 & July 15 - 19 & July 22 - 26
Nature Camp (4 - 5)
Science Starter (4 - 5)
Discovery Camp (6 - 8)
#EngineerLikeAGirl (6 - 8)
Watertastic (6 - 8)
Unbelievable Science Camp (9 - 11)
EV3 Explorers Girls Only (10 - 12) July 22nd

July 29 - August 2
Nature Camp (4 - 5)
Science Starter (4 - 5)
Discovery Camp (6 - 8)
#EngineerLikeAGirl (6 - 8)
Watertastic (French Immersion) (6 - 8)
Unbelievable Science Camp (French Immersion) (9 - 11)
EV3 Explorers (9 - 11)

August 6 - 9 & August 12 - 16 & August 19 - 23
Animal Adventures (4 - 5)
Mix Make and Move (4 - 5)
Sensational Science (6 - 8)
Space Explorers Camp (6 - 8)
TechWhiz 2019 (7 - 9)
#EngineerLikeAGirl (9 - 11)
Media Camp (9 - 11)

August 26 - 30
Animal Adventures (4 - 5)
Sensational Science (6 - 8)
Unbelievable Science Camp (9 - 11)

July 8 - 12 & July 22 - 26
Nature Camp (4 - 5)
#EngineerLikeAGirl (6 - 8)
Space Explorers Camp(6 - 8)
EV3 Explorers (9 -11)

August 19 - 23
Mix Make and Move (4 - 5)
TechWhiz 2019 (7 - 9)
Earth Explorers (6 - 8)
#EngineerLikeAGirl (9 - 11)

August 26 - 30
Summer Science Camp (4 - 5)
Summer Science Camp (6 - 8)
Summer Science Camp (9 - 11)

July 2 - 5
Science Starter (4 - 5)
#EngineerLikeAGirl (6 - 8)
Discovery Camp (6 - 8)
Sensational Science (6 - 8)
Space Explorers (6 - 8)
TechWhiz 2019 (7 - 9)
Ev3 Explorers (9 -11)
Unbelievable Science Camp (9 - 11)

July 8 - 12
Aventures animales (4 - 5)
Science Starter (4 - 5)
#IngéniElle (6 - 8)
Discovery Camp (6 - 8)
Explorateurs de l'espace (6 - 8)
Sensational Science (6 - 8)
TechWhiz 2019 (7 - 9)
Unbelievable Science Camp (9 - 11)
Media Camp (9 - 11)
Don't Try This at Home (11 - 13)

July 15 - 19
Animal Adventures (4 - 5)
Camp de débutant scientifique (4 - 5)
#EngineerLikeAGirl (6 - 8)
Camp de la découverte (6 - 8)
Space Explorers (6 - 8)
Scien-sa-tion (6 - 8)
TechWhiz 2019 (7 - 9)
Science incroyable! (9 - 11)
Media Camp (9 - 11)
Don't Try This at Home (11 - 13)

July 22 - 25
Animal Adventures (4 - 5)
Science Starter (4 - 5)
#EngineerLikeAGirl (6 - 8)
Discovery Camp (6 - 8)
Space Explorers (6 - 8)
Sensational Science (6 - 8)
TechWhiz 2019 (7 - 9)
Unbelievable Science Camp (9 - 11)
Media Camp (9 - 11)
Don't Try This at Home (11 - 13)

July 29 - August 2
Animal Adventures (4 - 5)
Science Starter (4 - 5)
#EngineerLikeAGirl (9 - 11)
Discovery Camp (6 - 8)
Space Explorers (6 - 8)
Sensational Science (6 - 8)
TechWhiz 2019 (7 - 9)
Unbelievable Science Camp (9 - 11)
Media Camp (10 - 12)
Don't Try This at Home (12 - 14)

August 6 - 9
Aventures animales (4 - 5)
Science Starter (4 - 5)
#IngéniElle (9 - 11)
Eau-tastique! (6 - 8)
Discovery Camp (6 - 8)
Space Explorers (6 - 8)
TechWhiz 2019 (7 - 9)
Unbelievable Science Camp (9 - 11)
Media Camp (11 - 13)
Don't Try This at Home (12 - 14)

August 12 - 16
Animal Adventures (4 - 5)
Science Starter (4 - 5)
#EngineerLikeAGirl (9 - 11)
Camp de la découverte (6 - 8)
Space Explorers (6 - 8)
Watertastic! (6 - 8)
TechnoGénie 2019 (7 - 9)
Unbelievable Science Camp (9 - 11)
Media Camp (11 - 13)
Á ne pas essayer chez soi!! (12 - 14)

August 19 - 23
Animal Adventures (4 - 5)
Camp de débutant scientifique (4 - 5)
Discovery Camp (6 - 8)
Space Explorers (6 - 8)
Unbelievable Science Camp (9 - 11)
Watertastic! (6 - 8)
TechWhiz 2019 (7 - 9)
La Magie des médias (11 - 13)
Don't Try This at Home (12 - 14)

August 26 - 30
Animal Adventures (4 - 5)
Science Starter (4 - 5)
Discovery Camp (6 - 8)
Space Explorers (6 - 8)
Sensational Science (6 - 8)
Watertastic! (6 - 8)
TechWhiz 2019 (Girls Only) (7 - 9)
Unbelievable Science Camp (9 - 11)
EV3 Explorers (Girls Only) (9 - 11)

July 8 - 12
Watertastic! (6 - 8)
Ev3 Explorers (9 -11)

July 15 - 19
Watertastic! (6 - 8)
Ev3 Explorers (9 -11)

July 22 - 25
Eau-tastique! (6 - 8)
Explorateurs EV3 (9 -11)

July 29 - August 2
Watertastic! (6 - 8)

August 6 - 9
EV3 Explorers - Advanced (9 - 11)
EV3 Explorers - Advanced (12 - 14)

August 12 - 16
Sensational Science (6 - 8)
Ev3 Explorers (9 -11)

August 19 - 23
Sensational Science (6 - 8)
Ev3 Explorers (9 -11)

July 8 - 12
Camp scientifique d'été (4 - 5)
Camp scientifique d'été (6 - 8)
Camp scientifique d'été (9 - 11)

July 29 - August 2
Summer Science Camp (4 - 5)
Summer Science Camp (6 - 8)
Summer Science Camp (9 - 11)

August 12 - 16
Summer Science Camp (5 - 6)
Summer Science Camp (7 - 10)

July 2 - 5
Mix Make and Move (4 - 5)
Animal Adventures (4 - 5)
Earth Explorers (6 - 8)
TechWhiz 2019 (7 - 9)
Unbelievable Science Camp (9 - 11)

July 8 - 12 & July 15 - 19 & July 22 - 26
Mix Make and Move (4 - 5)
Animal Adventures (4 - 5)
#EngineerLikeAGirl (6 - 8)
TechWhiz 2019 (7 - 9)
Earth Explorers (6 - 8)
Unbelievable Science Camp (9 - 11)

July 29 - August 2
Mix Make and Move (4 - 5)
Animal Adventures (4 - 5)
Camp de la découverte (French Immersion) (6 - 8)
Techwhiz 2019 (7 - 9)
Earth Explorers (6 - 8)
Science incroyable! (French Immersion) (9 - 11)

August 6 - 9 & August 12 - 16 & August 19 - 23
Nature Camp (4 - 5)
Science Starter (4 - 5)
Space Explorers (6 - 8)
Discovery Camp (6 - 8)
EV3 Explorers (9 - 11)
#EngineerLikeAGirl (9 - 11)

August 26 - 30
Nature Camp (4 - 5)
Science Starter (4 - 5)
Space Explorers (6 - 8)
Discovery Camp (6 - 8)

July 15 - 19
Camp scientifique d'été (4 - 5)
Camp scientifique d'été (6 - 8)
Camp scientifique d'été (9 - 11)

August 19 - 23
Summer Science Camp (4 - 5)
Summer Science Camp (6 - 8)
Summer Science Camp (9 - 11)

Camp Descriptions

Camps are listed in alphabetical order. View camp communities to find out what camps are offered in your town.

Animal Adventures

Ages 4 - 5

What kind of animal track is that? How do birds fly? Where do bears go in the winter? If any of these questions sound familiar then Animal Adventures may be the camp for your little one. A week with us and your child will learn all about the fascinating world of living things!

Discovery Camp

Ages 6 - 8

Every year our scientists love planning this camp because it is akin to a buffet table… a taste of everything! From chemistry to biology, from earth sciences to space, we take some of our favourite science activities, and blend them into this amazing camp. Your child will have the chance to sample activities from a variety of scientific fields, and discover the connections across the scientific spectrum.

Don’t Try This at Home

Ages 11 - 13 Ages 12 - 14

Is your teen ready for one last summer of science as a camper? We’ve pulled out the stops to make the most of what makes Science North and Dynamic Earth special - whether a chance to work with liquid nitrogen, with snakes, or playing in the marsh nearby? This year’s ‘Don’t Try This at Home’ has us at both Science North, and Dynamic Earth for a rockin’ adventure! (Transportation between SN and DE included).

Earth Explorers

Ages 6 - 8

What ARE the secrets hidden within the Earth? To complete this challenge, your child will ‘crack the geological time code’, investigate the causes of climate change, and analyze ways to make a cleaner, greener tomorrow.

#EngineerLikeAGirl

Ages 6 - 8 Ages 9 - 11

What even is engineering? This camp lets girls explore the engineering in their hobbies, and their hobbies in engineering! Engineering is everywhere, and whether it’s building robotic art projects, designing a mine shaft, or working with a brain up close, girls are guaranteed to be hands on in this week’s adventure.

EV3 Explorers

Ages 8 - 11 Ages 9 - 11 Ages 10 - 12

LEGO® MINDSTORMS is a programmable robotics construction set that gives you the power to build, program and command your own LEGO robots. (www.lego.com) This camp will use Lego EV3 Robotic systems to work on a series of challenges that progress over the week to a final challenge day on the Friday. The challenge blocks change annually, and may range from renewable energy designs to space modules... every year brings new ideas!

EV3 Explorers - Advanced

Ages 9 - 11 Ages 12 - 14

EV3 Explorers Advanced is the ‘next step’ camp for kids who have previously taken EV3 Explorers. Kids in this camp know LEGO® MINDSTORMS systems, and we will be diving straight into challenges - no introductions needed! This should be a great week for those who are ready to move beyond the beginner level.

Media Camp

Ages 8 - 10 Ages 9 - 11 Ages 10 - 12 Ages 11 - 13

Do your kids love YouTube? making videos? Do they make movies for fun on your phone? Your computer? This perennial favourite provides the tools of the trade to explore creativity in a different vein. From green screens to animation, Media Camp provides the tools and the staff leadership for your child to find new ways to use technology in their creative lives. (Note: this camp has a lower staff ratio to facilitate technical learning.)

Mix, Make & Move

Ages 4 - 5

Mix, Make and Move your way through a week of discovery! This is a great program for the younger set who may just be trying out a program like this for the first time. The younger set will be busy mixing concoctions, making things like lava lamps, or moving things from ‘a to b’…. your young one will have a week full of hands on experiences.

Nature Camp

Ages 4 - 5

Calling all nature lovers! This year, nature camp takes your child on a journey through the wonders of our natural world. Your child will discover the incredible power of the wind, find out what it would be like to eat like a bird and even explore the wonderful world of bugs. Nature campers will make a weather vane, learn about bee pollination, and so much more. If your child is hooked on all things natural, this is the camp for you!

Science Starter

Ages 4 - 5

If your child is excited by all things science, Science Starter is the right choice for your little camper. Throughout the week, mini scientists will be introduced to the world of science through fun-filled activities like creating their exploding treasure chests and paint speck constellations. From vinegar painting to learning about the body, this camp will excite and intrigue your curious kid.

Sensational Science

Ages 6 - 8 Ages 8 - 11

From Chemistry to Ecology, from creatures to crystals, or bath bombs to marshmallows, Sensational Science can’t get enough of everything! Each day has a different theme that crosses the science spectrum in leaps and bound in a crazy full-filled week.

Space Explorers

Ages 6 - 8

Ready, rockets? 3, 2, 1...... LIFT OFF! Space explorers of the world unite! From astronomy to rocketry to figuring out what it takes to be an astronaut, your child will look at the night sky with a new sense of wonder.

TechWhiz 2019

Ages 7 - 9

It's time to geek out! We're on the hunt for technology that works in the 7- 9 year old mindset…. and that may be working with software like Scratch, figuring out what a squishy circuit is, or playing with simple machines. Join us in what is sure to be a week full of surprises!

Unbelievable Science

Ages 8 - 10 Ages 9 - 11

Your kids will be saying “UNBELIEVABLE” with this exciting new camp. Uncover the odd, strange, and weird world around us with owl pellet dissections, visual illusions, extreme genetic mutations, and so much more. Why do some people grow so tall? Why are some animals born as albinos? Science has never been this much fun!

Watertastic!

Ages 6 - 8

When it comes to learning, kids are like sponges. Let your child soak up some science! In this camp, topics range from clouds up high to water creatures down below. Water takes us everywhere, and so will this camp in its exploration of the watertastic world we live in.

Summer Science Camp

Ages 4 - 5 Ages 5 - 6 Ages 6 - 8 Ages 7 - 10 Ages 9 - 11

This week is Science Camp in your town! Have your child join us in a smorgasbord of science. Through a hands-on approach, kids will be immersed in STEM activities that capitalize on your child’s natural curiosity. From drawbots to treasure hunts, our staff will make this one week adventure a smorgasbord of science.

FAQs

The first time we come to a town we look at census data to see how many kids are in town and check out school populations to see if there are enough kids to make the program run. Once we have determined that, we test it out and will offer programs in English or French in that community. We will try that for two years and then see if registrations warrant continued programming in that language or town. Taking our camps across Northern Ontario costs a lot. Therefore, we can't sustain a camp with 4 kids when we have other communities with waiting lists so registration determines which programs are offered and are reviewed at the end of every season.

Group work starts at 9:00am, and finishes up around 4:00pm. (See the daily itinerary for a breakdown of our day.) There are staff onsite at 8:30 until 4:30pm unless you are in a community with extended hours available. The communities with that option include: Kenora, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, and North Bay.

The extended hours option starts at 7:30am, and runs until 5:45pm. It is available in Kenora, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, and North Bay. Our experience is that children react best to this slot when it is not highly structured versus the rest of their day. You may walk into a room where children are building with blocks; having a card game, drawing pictures, or playing with some other materials. Staff are there to interact and play as well, but we don't push structured groups at this time.... the activity choice is up to the child.

We have a talented group of young people with a passion for both children and science education as part of our crew. Their educational profiles can range from teachers and science graduates to post-secondary students in topics as diverse as speech pathology or physics. We look for people who like children, like science, and enjoy all that Northern Ontario has to offer. All staff must have a current police check for the vulnerable sector.

Science North uses the standards suggested through the childcare field and outlined through Ontario's Ministry of Education. Our ratios are based on age groups, and you will see ratios of 1:8 (staff: camper) for children under 6; 1:10 in our technical programs regardless of age, and 1:12 for children 6 to 12.

On the first day:
  • Please inform our staff of any special medical concerns relevant to your child.
  • Provide updated emergency contact information for your child.
  • Bring photo ID when you or your designate picks up your child.
  • We may require Proof of age. It is important that participants be the required age for the program because activities are designed with the capabilities of that age group in mind.

Parents are asked to sign their child ‘in’ every morning, and ‘out’ every evening. Photo ID is the simplest system for us to match a face and the name that you have provided as your designate for pickup. By Wednesdays we know each other, but the first day we want to make sure we have the right name and the right person so that all the right family connections are made in your best interests.

Science North will call the parent of any participant who was not signed out to ensure they have arrived home safely. If your child will be leaving early, please notify the Program Coordinator at each site, and arrangements will be made to have your child ready at the appropriate time. If your child is late in arriving at the Sudbury sites, please check in with the staff at the respective Sales Centres who will contact your child’s group leader so he/she can join their group.

Every camp site has a cellphone for use by the site supervisor. He/she will display that number near your sign in/out sheets at each location. If you cannot reach the site supervisor by cell, call Science North at 1 800 461 4898 and they will connect you with someone who may have alternate communication methods.

We strongly suggest you send some kind of snack to keep your child going. Some children will arrive onsite at 7:30 am (if a site option) and lunch isn't until noon. We take a pause/snack break mid-morning and afternoon, and anything as simple as an apple or crackers makes a difference.

A weekly lunch option is available at both Sudbury locations: Science North and Dynamic Earth. Lunches are provided by Elements cafeteria or the Copper Cafe. You can order this option up until the MONDAY of the first week and it can only be ordered as a weekly package. Based on healthy guidelines but also acknowledging what kids actually eat, depending on the length of the week there may be pizza, wraps, sandwiches, or chicken fingers. The package price is based on number of days in the week.

Summer/March Break Camp (Sudbury only)

5 Day Camp $45
4 Day Camp $36

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Pizza Lunch 
Includes veggies, dessert, & a juice or milk
Hot Dog Lunch
Includes veggies, dessert, & a juice or milk
Macaroni & Cheese
Includes veggies, dessert, & a juice or milk
Sub Sandwich
Includes veggies, dessert, & a juice or milk
Pizza Lunch
Includes veggies, dessert, & a juice or milk

PA Day Camps (Sudbury only)

1 Day camps $9

Pizza Lunch
Includes veggies, dessert, & a juice or milk

The weather of the day will dictate how much we are in and out, but if there's a chance for an impromptu game of soccer at lunch, or we go for a walk onsite, please make sure your child has appropriate footwear and is wearing clothes you are comfortable getting dirty. (just in case).

We strongly recommend against sending your child with equipment that could accidently be damaged when dropped or explored by other children. No one likes to lose things, so we suggest if possible that electronic 'gizmos' stay at home that week.

We welcome campers with special needs; however, our camps are not able to support all needs. Science North cannot provide a 1:1 staff/child ratio. Please speak with the Science North team to review your individual child's situation prior to registration (1 800 461 4898).

This is a great question, and we try to accommodate whenever we can. If your 9 year old niece wants to hang out with her 8 year old cousin, we find a way to make that work. The only place we draw the line is at the younger end of the age spectrum. The camp program is designed for 4 and up; not for 3 year olds.

Please call us and let us know what's happening. There are a lot of variables on this one, so it's best you call Science North at 1 800 461 4898 to determine whether your child will be rejoining the group the next day; or whether we may try to reschedule them to another date.

Please make sure you let us know of any medications or medical conditions that may affect your child during his or her time with us. Although Science North staff do not administer medication directly, labelled medications can be stored onsite and given to the relevant child to self-medicate at the appropriate time.

In the event of an emergency, all appropriate first aid measures will be taken to ensure the safety of participants. A staff member certified in first aid is on hand at all times. In the case of site evacuations (ie. power outages) parents will be phoned to come and pick up their children. Each site has a cell phone, and will remain in contact with Science North through any emergencies. (The cell phone number will be posted where the sign in/out sheets are.)

Registration and Cancellation Policies

Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Camps require a minimum of 3 participants to run. Science North reviews registrations on a daily basis, and if a camp has less than 3 registrations 2 weeks before its start date, parents will be called and the camp will be closed.

If a camp has more than 3 registrations, registrations are closed the Thursday evening prior to the camp start date. (For example: Let's say camp starts July 8th. Registrations would be closed on Thursday July 4th 9:00pm.)

When you are looking at program choices for your community, you may see the following phrase beside the program name. Parents have asked us what it means, so here are some details:

“Online registration is closed”

What does that mean? It means camp has started and we can no longer take registrations online.

“What’s a waiting list?”

When a camp's capacity is filled we start a waiting list of interested families. We read those lists regularly, and do our best to add another camp group where the waiting lists show us that kind of interest. The simplest way to make sure you are on the waiting list is through the online registration system where you will be asked if you would like this option. If online registration is not viable, you can call our 1 800 number and staff will gladly help you.

“Registration closed”

Thank you so much for choosing Science North for your child. We have filled up the camp, and based on local resources cannot add any more extra spots to this program.

Registrants may cancel or switch their registration prior to the commencement of their camp, however the following policies apply:

  • If cancelled 22 days or more prior to the start of the camp, the full registration fee will be refunded, minus a $30 (plus applicable taxes) service charge per camp.
  • Cancellations within 8 - 21 days of the camp start date may receive a 50% program refund.
  • If your cancellation request is made 7 days or less before the program start date, there will be no refund available.
  • An administrative fee of $15 (plus applicable taxes) will be charged for switching camps at your request.
  • All cancellations are done through our Customer Service team at 1 800 461 4898.

Science North reserves the right to cancel camps with insufficient registration. In this case, all existing registrants will be notified and a full refund will be issued. All existing registrants will be notified by phone or email two weeks prior to a possible cancellation. Participants may also be asked to leave a program if there are concerns about participant safety.

A $50 (plus applicable taxes) service charge will apply to any dishonoured credit card payments or NSF cheques. Science North's liability is limited to refund of registration fees.

Why Send Your Child to Science Summer Camps?

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Camp will spark your kid’s naturally curious mind while inspiring a love for science that will benefit your child for the rest of their life.

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Encouraging your child to take an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) at an early age gives them a sense of confidence in what they are learning.

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Science North creates amazing experiences that encourage learning through play, exploration, and the use of creativity in order to solve problems.

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If you would like to support Science North’s Summer Camps with a corporate donation please contact
Anne Parviainen at parviainen@sciencenorth.ca

For more information, email contactus@sciencenorth.ca or call 1-800-461-4898.