High School Summer Programs

2023 Summer Camps registration is OPEN! Click the button below to register today!

This summer, Geering Up is offering week-long programs for high school students at UBC Vancouver, UBCO Kelowna, and South Surrey! Our high school summer programs inspire and challenge youth through fun, innovative, and hands-on experiments and projects. We will be offering engaging day programs this year for our high school students.

  • Weekly from JULY 4 to AUG 31, 2023
  • 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • UBC Vancouver, UBCO Kelowna,
    and South Surrey

Grade Levels: 8 – 12 (varies by Program Theme and Location)

Program Pricing: $345 – $460 (varies by Program Theme, Location, and Duration)
Every person should be able to participate in our programs. Please see the information regarding our camp bursaries.

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


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

Artificial Intelligence

Want to understand the growing field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how AI will fit into our future? In this program, we will explore the use of AI in a variety of situations to de-mystify AI and make it accessible to everyone. This program caters to students with and without pre-existing knowledge of AI. If you’re curious about how AI can be used and how you can implement it, join this program and see how Artificial Intelligence applies to a variety of industries and disciplines.

Join this program if you are interested in the fields of computer science or computer engineering.



Biosystems Engineering

Want to understand how prosthetics and biology intersect with engineering? The natural world offers inspiration for many aspects of engineering. This program explores natural systems, like the human body, and how they can influence engineering design. Build your bioengineering skills and gain hands-on experience alongside your fellow biological engineers by joining this program.

Join this program if you are interested in the fields of biology, biomedical engineering, or biological engineering.


LOCATIONS: UBC Vancouver, UBCO Kelowna

Electrical Engineering

Harness your knowledge and curiosity for electrical engineering to build a foundation for your future! From flashlights and electric cars to massive hydroelectric dams, the Electrical Engineering program will help you gain skills in the wide world of electrical engineering. While you won’t be building a dam in this program, you will explore prototyping electrical circuits, sensors, motors, and more. If you’re curious about electronics and want to build your own projects with expert guidance, join this program to get a jumpstart.

Join this program if you are interested in the fields of electrical engineering or mechatronics engineering.



Intro to Engineering

In Engineering, the only limit to our imagination is the physics behind the engineering. This program breaks engineering down to its basics and deals with the physics behind the concepts. If you’re interested in solving problems with science, this is the program for you!

Join this program if you are interested in physics, engineering physics, or general engineering.


LOCATIONS: UBC Vancouver, UBCO Kelowna, South Surrey


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

Geering Up operates as a non-profit organization and incurs substantial fees for each cancellation. To offset these costs, our cancellation and transfer policy is as follows:

Date of Cancellation Amount Refunded
More than one week before the program’s start date: 100% refund of program price, minus a $30 cancellation fee
One week or less before the program’s start date: 50% refund of program price
Less than 72 hours before the program’s start date: No refund provided

Program Hours: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Recess & Lunch: Participants will go outside for a 30-minute recess and a one-hour long lunch each day. Parents can select "Lunch Release" in registration to allow their youth to leave the program group during the lunch period to purchase food.

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

Lunch Program:The lunch program is an optional purchase when registering for your programs. Participants receive a main course, side, and drink for their lunch each day. The lunch program costs are only for Mondays to Thursdays as all participants at UBC Vancouver Location receive a pizza lunch on Friday.
*Only our UBC Vancouver location offers a lunch program.

Geering Up programming is deigned and intended for individual participants, not groups. Having a group (local or visiting) register for our programming greatly impacts the quality of the individual participant's experience; something that is extremely important to us. As such, group registrations are prohibited.

Please note that Geering Up will withdraw all participants without a refund who are found in breach of the group registration policy at any point before or after programming begins.

Each location's program schedule can be found on our location pages. Click here to view all locations.

Unfortunately, Geering Up will no longer be offering Overnight Camp Programs. We apologize for any inconvenience.

There is no difference! We are working to curate our programs and portray them in a way that appeals to high school students. While our programs are not considered a "course", we also feel that "camp" does not quite capture the essence of these programs. We can assure you that the content and approach remains the same, despite the change in language.

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