In-Person Elementary Coding Summer Camps

 

 

2022 Summer Camps registration is open! 

Geering Up is offering in-person coding camps for elementary students this summer! These week-long camps will be beginner-level and open to anyone who wants to start learning a bit about coding. These are specialty camps focused on Computer Science available for children in Grades 2 to 7.

Coding camps expose kids to computers in a way designed to spark interest in computational thinking, and develop their computational thinking skills. Potential activities include visual block coding, binary puzzles, creating basic games, computer graphics and animation, and building robots! To explore what elementary coding programs we’re offering this summer, see information below.

  • Weekly Programming from JULY 4 to SEPT 1, 2022
  • 9AM – 3PM PACIFIC STANDARD TIME
  • Offered at Vancouver (Optional Before & After Care), Richmond, North Delta, South Surrey, and Kelowna
Grade Levels: Grades 1-7 (varies by Camp Theme)
Program Pricing: $316-410 (varies by Camp Theme and program duration)

We believe that every person should be able to participate in our programs, and so we are working hard to bring you summer courses through these challenging times. As such, please check out our information regarding camp bursaries here.

Registration Deadlines: Registration for each camp will close at 11:59PM on the Thursday the week before camps begin.
(i.e., if the camp begins Monday, July 11th, registration for it will close on Thursday, July 7th)

 

ELEMENTARY SUMMER CODING CAMP THEMES:

Please note that each camp will feature the same curriculum each week. As such, we do not advise taking the same camp more than once throughout the summer.

Creative Coders


This one is for our coding crew! Here, we’re going to explore a variety of coding platforms, digital design applications, and game development. If you’re excited about the idea of programming based innovations, then you’ll want to join fellow coders for a week of creative coding projects!

Creative Coders does not focus on a specific coding language, but instead uses several coding platforms to expose participants to the wide world available to them. All skill levels welcome – No previous computer programming experience is necessary.

Join this camp if you want to learn or enhance your coding skills and be able to create all sorts of fascinating scripts and projects.

GRADE LEVELS: Grade 4-7

LOCATIONS: Vancouver, Richmond, North Delta, South Surrey, Kelowna

Computers & Me


This one is for our Tiny Tech-ers! Join us as we explore the world of Computer Science – from exciting computer activities, to working on our very first block code, this camp will allow participants to run wild in this exciting world – the wonderful world of Computer Science!

This program will involve lots of introductory computer-based activities to teach the basic principles of computer programming and coding. No previous computer experience is necessary.

Join this camp if you want to become more acquainted with how computers work and the applications of computer science.

GRADE LEVELS: Grade 2-4

LOCATIONS: Vancouver


CAMP POLICIES & FAQ

Please read the information below regarding our policies in place for camps this year.

Camps Cancellation Policy 2022

Date of cancellation Cancellation Fee
Before 8:00am on the Monday a week before camp begins $25*
After 8:00am on the Monday a week before camp begins 50% camp price
After 4:00pm on the Friday before camp begins 100% camp price

*For our overnight camps a registration fee of $100 is applied if canceled more than a week before the camp begins

Our Kelowna camps have a $40 transfer fee

Camp Hours: 9:00am - 3:00 pm

Grade Level: register for the grade that your camper will be entering in the fall of 2022.

Recess & Lunch: campers will get outside for a 30 minute recess and hour long lunch each day

Activities: in our camps we will have a variety of activities including engineering building challenges, coding projects, experiments, creative design projects and more.

Before & After Care: Geering Up offers supervision for campers who need to be dropped off before camp or picked up after camp ends at our UBC Vancouver and UBCO Kelowna locations only. We offer before care from 8:15-9:00 AM Monday through Friday.

We offer standard aftercare from 3:00-4:00pm or the extended after care from 3:00-5:00pm (UBC Vancouver only). We offer both after care programs Monday through Friday. If provincial health restrictions due to COVID-19 change and Geering Up must cancel Before and After Care participants will be contacted with advanced notice and refunded for this service in full.

Lunch Program (UBC Vancouver only): Campers receive a main course, side, and drink for their lunch each day. The lunch program costs are only for Mondays to Thursdays as all campers at UBC Vancouver Location receive a pizza lunch on Friday.

Each location's camp schedule can be found on our location pages and linked below. Click here to view all locations.

At this time, Geering Up will not be releasing our Summer 2022 COVID-19 Camps policies, as the provincial health guidelines change so frequently. Rest assured, Geering Up will take all necessary measures to protect our campers, staff, and volunteers. Geering Up is required to follow UBC's COVID-19 guidelines in addition to the BCCDC. As such, we are not able to confirm our Summer 2022 policies at this time.

As of January 2022, current Geering Up policies include measures such as masks for all campers K-12, regular sanitization of high touch surfaces and shared equipment, and outdoor sign-in and sign-out. Policies are subject to change as the provincial guidelines progress. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to camps.geeringup@ubc.ca.

All registered parents will receive notification of our COVID-19 policies in advance of summer camps.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during these uncertain times!


 


Have more questions?
Check out our FAQ, or reach us at camps.geeringup@ubc.ca.