In-Person French Summer Camps

2022 Summer Camps registration is OPEN! 

 

Nous avons hâte de vous présenter nos nouveaux camps en français! Le programme des camps en français sera traduit des camps en anglais. Nous ne recommandons pas de vous inscrire au même camp en français et en anglais, car il y aura du contenu répété.

Geering Up s’attend à ce que tous les participants à nos camps en français puissent lire, écrire et parler français à un niveau comparable à celui d’un élève en immersion française. Cependant, pour assurer la compréhension des campeurs, nous aurons une section de vocabulaire au début de chaque journée ou de chaque activité avec des termes spécifiques pertinents pour les activités de la journée.

 

Introducing, our brand new in-person French STEM camps! Curriculum for French camps will be adapted from the English camp equivalent. Instructors will teach our hands-on, engaging STEM curriculum en Français! Our goal is to facilitate STEM learning and fun while helping your child practice their French skills. French camps are only offered at our UBC Vancouver location.

We do not recommend registering for the same French and English camp as there will be repeat content.

 

Geering Up expects that all participants in our French camps are able to read, write, and speak French at a level akin to a French Immersion student. However, to ensure campers’ comprehension, we will have a vocabulary section at the beginning of every day or activity with specific terms relevant to the activities for the day.

 

  • Programming only on select weeks; see schedule below
  • 9AM – 3PM PACIFIC STANDARD TIME
  • UBC Vancouver (Point Grey Campus)
Location: UBC Vancouver (Point Grey Campus)
Grade Levels: Grades 4-7 (varies by Camp Theme)
Program Pricing: $395 for five days
Schedule: 
  • All-Girls* STEAM 6/7 Week 4 (July 25-29)
  • Maker 6/7 Week 6 (August 8-12)
  • Maker 4/5 Week 7 (August 15-19)
  • STEAM 4/5 Week 8 (August 22-29)

*The Geering Up team has an inclusive view of the words ‘girl’ and ‘women’ and use * to specifically and intentionally include cis and trans women, as well as genderqueer or non-binary people and other gender minorities.

We believe that every person should be able to participate in our programs. As such, please see the information regarding our camp bursaries.

 

Registration Deadlines: Registration for each camp will close at 11:59PM on the Sunday the week before camps begin.
(i.e., if the camp begins Monday, July 25th, registration for it will close on Sunday, July 17th)

Maker

Grab your hard hats, aspiring Engineers! This camp is dedicated to the makers, builders, and explorers who might want to change the world – one project at a time. Discover forces, learn about airplanes and explore different engineering disciplines each day! We’ll take a deeper dive into how to design and construct – and help make our world a better place using the Engineering Design Cycle. Our Maker Camp is filled with creative hands-on activities designed to inspire participants to build and think critically.

Join this camp if you love to build (or even destroy) and are interested in learning more about what engineers do.

GRADE LEVELS: Grade 4-7

LOCATIONS: UBC Vancouver

STEAM

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics – and we’re full STEAM ahead! Join our team as we explore the sea, the sky, the land, and the earth, as we learn more about what makes our world go ‘round – and more – all while getting creative and exploring our artistic side! Rooted in the union of artistic expression and STEM design processes, we aim to foster a co-enriched environment where participants can explore their STEM passions alongside creative pursuits. 

Join this camp if you want to unleash your creative side through original engineering projects and are ready to combine the worlds of art and science!

GRADE LEVELS: Grade 4-7

LOCATIONS: UBC 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

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

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. 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. 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. [Only our UBC Vancouver and Kelowna locations offer Before % After Care.]

Lunch Program: If purchased, 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. [Only our UBC Vancouver Camps offer a lunch program.]

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!

  1. Click the "Register now!" button on the top of the page
  2. Select "Vancouver Elementary Summer Camps"
  3. Under "Filter By" select French Camps
  4. Select your desired session.

 


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