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What are Geering Up camps about?

 

Geering Up is amping up the S.T.E.M. again this summer in Kelowna! Come join us for an action packed week-long summer day camps.

 

Geering Up camps are all about making Science Technology and Engineering hands-on and exciting. Each day is a dynamic mix of hands-on activities, demonstrations, tours, mentors, and design challenges. Our camps are taught by experienced university students with a passion for their field of study. In addition to all of this, we ensure each camper spends, at least, one hour of each day participating in active games outside.

 

“Geering Up is a great daycamp and gave my kids interesting activities to work on.”

 

What types of Camps do we offer?

 

We offer general science & engineering camps and computer science focused camps.  We offer camps for campers going into Grade 1 to 8.

 

Spectacular Structures

Grade 1-2

In this Maker camp, campers will learn all about what it takes to build spectacular structures! Whether it’s a home under the sea, the worlds tallest tower, the longest bridge, or even a new car, you camper will make (and break!) them all.

Dyanamic Designs

Grade 1-2

Dynamics means things that move or change. This camp is based on movement! From the human body dancing to lava erupting from a volcano, your camper will spend a hands-on week learning all about things that make the world move!

Extreme Engineering

Grade 3-4

This STEM camp focuses on building, using tools, and taking things to the extreme! We’ll learn about he most extreme places on the planet and how engineers design the tools we need to explore them! Build an animal detector and dive to the bottom of the Marine’s Trench and soar with eagles in the sky!

Dynamic Design Olympics!

Grade 1-2

Dynamics means things that move or change. This camp is based on movement! From the human body dancing to lava erupting from a volcano, your camper will spend a hands-on week learning all about things that make the world move!
To celebrate the 2020 Olympics this week of camp will also incorporate more sports, games, and Olympic-themed engineering challenges!

Ancient Engineering

Grade 3-4

Ancient engineers designed the Great Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Wall of China, the first road systems. water transportation, and so many more marvels that help define our world even today! Break out your Maker mindset and get ready for a week of hands on build challenges, creativity, and fun as we learn allow about STEM in the ancient world!

Computers and Art

Grade 5-7

Digital design, animation, video game creation and more! Creativity and art is a huge part of computer science! In this camp, students will explore the creative side of computers, while learning the fundamental of coding.

Go Green

Grade 3-4

Engineering is at the front of the green revolution! This week your camper will get hands on with environmental and sustainable engineering challenges, learn about alternative energy, invent new plastic alternatives, and so much more!
Don’t be surprised if your camper comes home asking for a bag of recycling! We might have a surprise challenge or two thrown in . . .

Ancient Engineering Olympics!

Grade 3-4

Ancient engineers designed the Great Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Wall of China, the first road systems. water transportation, and so many more marvels that help define our world even today! Break out your Maker mindset and get ready for a week of hands on build challenges, creativity, and fun as we learn allow about STEM in the ancient world!
To celebrate the 2020 Olympics this week of camp will also incorporate more sports, games, and Olympic-themed engineering challenges! Do you think you could design an Olympic stadium? Let’s find out!

Wonderful Waves

Grade 5-6

Waves are all around us! Waves in the ocean, brain waves, sound waves, maybe electromagnetic waves! Learn about what waves create and how they destroy. In this camp, we’ll be scientists and engineering, learning how to design, build, and break!

Bio Explorers

Grade 5-6

Bio-medical engineering, sustainability, conservation, genetics! Biology is in everything we do and see in this world. This week campers will be BioMedical Engineers, learn about Biomimicry, and how biology and nature influence design! We’ll learn about humans and animals down to our DNA, and get messy along the way!

Intro to Artificial Intelligence

Grade 5-6

Science fiction or science fact? Artificial Intelligence is all around us but maybe not in the way you think. This week, campers will learn all about AI and the amazing ways it could revolutionize our world!
They will also learn about the different between robots and AI by building some classic Lego Mindstorms!

Wonderful Waves Olympics!

Grade 5-6

Waves are all around us! Waves in the ocean, brain waves, sound waves, maybe electromagnetic waves! Learn about what waves create and how they destroy. In this camp, we’ll be scientists and engineering, learning how to design, build, and break!
To celebrate the 2020 Olympics this week of camp will also incorporate more sports, games, and Olympic-themed engineering challenges!

Engineering Design: Local Problems

Grade 7-8

Makers unite! Join us as we push the boundaries of DIY. Our Maker Camp encourages all those who love to tinker, question, and create to come together in a week filled with hands on activities designed to inspire participants to build a friendlier world for everyone.

Engineering Design: World Problems

Grade 7-8

Have you ever looked at the world and wondered how you could solve all of its problems? Engineering will give you that tool kit! Campers will use the Engineering Design Cycle and hands-on experiences to design creative solutions to the problems facing our world community!
We will use the UN Sustainable Development goals as a framework for solving problems and engineering a better world!

Engineering Design: Olympic Problems

Grade 7-8

Have you ever looked at the world and wondered how you could solve all of its problems? Engineering will give you that tool kit! Campers will use the Engineering Design Cycle and hands-on experiences to design creative solutions to the problems facing our world community!
This week, all of our challenges will be based around the Olympics! Can you make a better Olympic Village? Engineer a water cleaning system for all those people? Let’s find out!

Arduino Robotics

Grade 7-8

Arduinos are an amazing technology used by many engineering students to combine code and electronics! This camp is an introduction to code and arduinos and requires no knowledge of either before you start!
Whether you want to create your own robots, design a cosplay outfit, or make a motion sensor, arduinos are where to start!