Camps & Clubs

Big Block Club – New Fall Session Coming! 

Big Block Club, the Discovery Centre’s LEGO® Club, will start back up in September – spots fill up quickly.  Registration is open to Members one week before the general public.

Mini Club – Ages 4–6 – Sunday mornings 9 AM – 10 AM

Let your child learn the essentials of building with LEGO® and take part in challenges in a team environment. A great collaborative opportunity, children will develop important STEM skills as they build a foundation for future learning.

Cost: $60+tax members

$75 + tax non-members

Block Club – Ages 7–10 – Saturday mornings 9 AM – 10 AM

Take the next big step in learning with Block Club. This Club will show kids neat new ways of designing and building with LEGO®. Kids will develop team-building skills and the ideas and concepts learned here will also be helpful with real life challenges.

Cost: $70+tax members

$85+ tax non-members

Robo NXT Club – Ages 11-14 – Saturday afternoons 1 PM – 2:30 PM

Robo Club is a fun and educational way to learn about computer programming and design, as well as develop STEM related skills. Each week our teams will learn core concepts of LEGO® NXT while learning skills for the final club challenge!

Cost: $85+tax members

$100+ tax non-members

New 8-week Big Block Club sessions start the weekend of September 27. Members get first crack! Registration opens to Members on August 25 and to the general public September 1

To register, contact: Erica Hamm ehamm@discoverycentre.ns.ca

SUMMER 2014 CAMPS

Discovery Centre camps are the best way to make the most of summer. Our experienced camp leaders deliver hands-on, minds-on programs that will encourage and inspire campers to ask “why” as they learn “how”.  With field trips, three floors of interactive science and the opportunity to make many new friends, our camps are sure to be the best part of their summer!

There are limited spaces left in our Digital Discovery and DC P.O.W.E.R. camps. All of our other summer camps for ages 6-12 are full.

PRESENTED BY:

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THE FUSION OF ART

June 30 – July 4; July 21 – 25*; Aug 11 – 15

Have you always thought you had to choose between being an artist OR a scientist? Think BIGGER – be both. If some of our greatest thinkers had an artistic hand, you can too! Join us as we explore the synergy between art and science. Get up close and personal with an Arduino board and discover how a few lights can produce anamazing display. Learn how math equations actually become art.  Discover why sculptors are engineers and physicists are musicians. This summer is your chance to create the next BIG art project while exploring the beauty of science.

SCHOOL OF FLIGHT

July 7 – 11; July 28 – Aug 1; Aug 18 – 22

Attention all passengers: Discovery Centre’s School of Flight is cleared for take off!  This flight will ascend into space and review Low Orbit flights, explore aircraft innovation and take you up and over the aerodynamic forces necessary for lift.  As this aircraft approaches its destination, cabin and crew will start a paper plane design competition and launch bottle rockets. Prepare for landing as you learn the difference between flying in a Glider and an Airplane. Don’t miss your chance to board our School of Flight this summer!

SUPER HEROE’s of S.T.E.M (Agents of S.T.E.M)

July 14 – 18; Aug 4 – 8; Aug 25 – 29

Calling all Super Heroe’s! We need your help with conquering the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Discover the brainpower required to fly in a jet suit at Mach 3, how it is possible to leap over tall buildings in a single bound, and if a spider web could really hold a human. Channel your strength to create your own super powers and help solve some of STEM’s greatest challenges. You’ll discover the greatest super power is KNOWLEDGE!

* ALL GIRLS WEEK

REGISTRATION
To register your child, please contact Erica at 902-492-4422 x 221 or ehamm@discoverycentre.ns.ca. For the cancellation policy click here.

Camps are for children ages 6 – 12 (children need to be 6 years old on the first day of camp, no exceptions.

Drop off 8:30am – 9:00am

Pick up 4:30pm – 5:00pm

Early Drop off option: $23 – 8:00am

Non Members

One Week: $200

Multiple Weeks or Children: $190

Early Drop off option: $23

Discovery Centre Members

One Week: $190

Multiple Weeks or Children: $180

Early Drop off option: $23

Camp is limited to 28 registrations as we provide a 1:7 ratio for counselors to campers

Non – refundable deposit of $50 included in the price, No tax charged to camps

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Where Curiosity Becomes Innovation

Digital Discovery is back for SUMMER CAMP! 

Building on the success of our March Break Digital Discovery Camp, Digital Nova Scotia and Discovery Centre are leading two week-long Digital Discovery Camps this summer! Digital Discovery Camp is perfect for budding tech enthusiasts, problem solvers, coders, and video gamers. Catering to youth ages 10-15, Digital Discovery Camp will encourage curiosity in technology and innovation, all while increasing confidence in technology skills and supporting collaboration with peers.

Campers can expect to learn more about robotics including simple programming skills using LEGO(r) NXT technology and new Lego EV3 models. They will also take apart advanced devices, deconstruct a computer and learn what goes into the framework by participating in a soldering workshop. Participants will see first-hand the transformation from a digital image to a 3D model using specialized printers. As well, gamers will be excited to create their own characters and storylines while learning the keys to game development concepts.

Support from local industry also drives Digital Discovery Camp. Campers will tour and learn from local animation and video game studios, Volta Labs Start-up House, and more!

Register today!

Dates: Aug. 11 – 15 or Aug. 18 – 22, 2014

Cost: $275 per camper

Full payment is required upon registration.

Ages: Kids ages 10 – 15

To register, contact Erica Hamm: ehamm@discoverycentre.ns.ca, (902) 492-4422 ext 221.

DC P.O.W.E.R. 

DC P.O.W.E.R August 2014

 

 

PD DAY CAMPS

DETAILS FOR DAY CAMPS

Ages: 6 – 12 (children must be 6-years-old by the first day of their registered camp)
Drop off: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Pick up: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $33.45 for members, and $39.00 for non-members (refer to March Break Camps info for associated costs)
Special Considerations: Campers are required to bring their own lunch and snacks. Cancellations must be received seven days prior to the registered camp to receive a full refund. Medical reasons that are supported by a doctor’s not will be given the exception. Refunds will be processed within 14-21 days of initial request.
Campers should bring with them two snacks, bottle of water and lunch for each day of camp. If there are any specific allergies or medical conditions, please let us know as soon as possible.