Online High School Summer Camps

 

Geering Up’s Online High School Summer Camps are action packed programs all about STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). Each session consists of hands-on activities and are available for students going into Grades 8 to 12 (for the 2022/23 school year). Our online camps inspire and challenge youth through fun, innovative, and hands-on experiments and projects. This year, we’ll be offering nine weeks of programming. Courses are two-hours long a day and run for four or five days. To explore what programs we’re offering this summer, click below!


All-Girls* camps are denoted in pink. Having trouble viewing the calendar? Click here to open it in a new tab.

 

 


  • Weekly Programming from JULY 4 to SEPT 1, 2021

  • Morning Sessions: 10AM – 12PM PST
    Afternoon Sessions: 1:30 – 3:30PM
    PST

  • ONLINE
    LINK WILL BE PROVIDED

Grade Levels: Grades 8-12 (varies by Course)

Materials Boxes: For the Integrated Engineering camps, materials boxes will be shipped out a week before your course begins. These boxes will contain all of the required materials* that participants need for camp activities.
*Please note that boxes do not include technology components like laptops/webcams, etc.

Program Pricing: $144 for 4-day programs / $180 for 5-day programs
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 see the information regarding our camp bursaries.

HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS:

Engineering Camps

ASAP Integrated Engineering

Sharpen your pencils, slap on a hard hat, and get your designer brains in gear because Geering Up’s Integrated Engineering course is back! Integrated Engineering is the study of how the different disciplines of engineering can be used together to accomplish amazing things. As such, this course will not only focus on one discipline of engineering, but multiple! From engaging presentations on the types of engineering to hands-on design activities, our Integrated Engineering course is perfect for those high school students looking to flex their problem solving skills and get to designing!

Join this course if… you are interested in how engineers from different disciplines work together to solve complex problems, working on hands-on design challenges, and developing critical thinking skills.

GRADE LEVELS: Grades 8-9, 10-12
MATERIALS BOX: Yes

Quantum Computing Camps

Quantum Computing (Jr./Sr.)

Quantum computing is a rapidly growing technology that leverages physics, engineering, and computer science to impact the world. In this camp, participants dive into the mysterious and exciting world of quantum computing through games, interactive activities, and short videos. Throughout the week participants will engage in daily interactive sessions with guidance and support provided. By the end of the week, participants will gain an intuition for quantum computing and its applications in the real world.

Join this course if… you want to write code on a real quantum computer, develop your programming skills, and learn about new technologies!

GRADE LEVELS: Grades 8-9, 10-12
MATERIALS BOX: No

WHAT CODE CAMP SHOULD I CHOOSE?

The first decision you’ll want to make is whether you are interested in an online or in-person program.

  • Our in-person programs are summer camps designed to introduce the topic with engaging activities. They run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm every day for a week and have activities to introduce a variety of topics in the field of the camp. They are split according to camp theme.
  • Our online programs are courses that are designed to teach a new skill. They run for 2 hours every day for a week and have more individual work and denser lesson plans revolving around a single coding language. They are split according to the coding level of participants.

If you’ve chosen our in-person programs, you have a choice between our Software Engineering and Robotics camps. Both camps may have slow moments for those with a coding background, but can offer things for experienced and new coders alike!

  • Our Software Engineering camps cover everything code and computer engineering.
  • Our Robotics camps cover everything about in robotics, including the mechanical, electrical, and coding components. There will certainly be coding in this camp, but it isn’t the focus.

If you’ve chosen our online programs, you then need to choose a coding language, either Python or Javascript. Both camps will give you an understanding of basic coding principles that can then be applied to other languages.

  • Python is an ideal language for beginners and is commonly used for simple games and data analysis.
  • Javascript is good for beginners and is commonly used for mobile development and applications.

Once you’ve chosen a coding language, you then need to choose the camp that is the correct level for you.

  • Our level 1 camps are designed for coding beginners. They will go over coding basics in the applicable language.
  • Our level 2 camps are designed for people with an intermediate knowledge of coding. If you are familiar with variables, if statements, loops, and functions, you may have enough knowledge to jump straight into our level 2 camps.
    These topics aren’t everything covered in level 1, but they are the basics generally required to succeed in our level 2 camps.
  • If you are completely unfamiliar with the language, or want a refresher to make sure you have all the background, it may still be worthwhile to start with level 1.

CAMP POLICIES

Please read the information below regarding our policies in place for courses 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 online camps that have materials boxes a fee of $40 is applied if your materials box has already been shipped and you would like to cancel or transfer your camp registration


 


Have more questions?
You can reach us at onlinecamps.geeringup@ubc.ca  .