Vancouver/Richmond In-Person Saturday Clubs

Saturday Clubs are weekly meetings all about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). We invite students in Grades 1-12 to join us in exciting themes including Clue Hunters, Game design, and more! These weekly ten-session programs are led by passionate undergraduate staff and are sure to excite almost anyone with a passion for STEM.

Online Saturday Club
  • SATURDAYS
    SEE BELOW FOR WINTER SESSION DATES
  • 10AM – 12:30PM
    PACIFIC STANDARD TIME
  • UBC Vancouver (Point Grey Campus)
    VANCOUVER, BC
  • Chaoyin International School
    RICHMOND, BC

WINTER CLUBS

Winter clubs begin Saturday January 21st, 2023 and run until April 1st, 2023. There will be no club session on February 18th (Family Day long weekend).

ELEMENTARY THEMES

STEAM: Dig Into This!

Dinosaurs, fossils, and minerals galore! This club will explore everything on and beneath the surface of the earth; including topics such as paleontology, archaeology, geology, and more. Participants will embark on a metaphorical journey to the center of the earth in this hands-on camp integrating all aspects of STEAM into the world beneath us.

Curriculum will be different from last year’s clubs with the exception of a fresh twist on some fan favourites!

GRADE LEVELS: Grade 1-2

LOCATIONS: Vancouver, Richmond

PRICING: $300 for 10 sessions

STEM: Clue Hunters

Put on your detective hats- we are going to solve a mystery! Participants in this club will work together to solve a variety of mysteries using hands-on and exciting STEM techniques. Are you someone who likes to problem-solve and want to learn more about how forensic scientists and investigators work? Join this club!

This is a brand new theme for Geering Up clubs! Some themes may pull ideas from past programs, but will present them with fun new twists.

GRADE LEVELS: Grade 3-4

LOCATIONS: Vancouver, Richmond

PRICING: $300 for 10 sessions

STEM: MiniMed

Venture into the field of Biomedical Engineering with our NEW MiniMed club! This club will explore the integration of medicine with engineering concepts. Do you like finding creative and innovative ways to solve everyday problems? Have an interest in learning more about human biology? Join this club!

This is a brand new theme for Geering Up clubs! Some themes may pull ideas from past programs, but will present them with fun new twists.

GRADE LEVELS: Grade 5-7

LOCATION: Vancouver

PRICING: $300 for 10 sessions

HIGHSCHOOL THEMES

Engineering Design Club

Looking to gain more hands-on skills in engineering? Look no further! Engineering Design Club features weekly skills lessons and design projects for high school students in grades 8-9 to help them explore technical skills they might not typically have access to. In this club participants will work in a group to accomplish a term-long project using the skills they have learned. Examples of some skills we will work on in this club include 3D modeling and printing, and working with breadboards and microcontrollers. No experience necessary!

This is a brand new theme for Geering Up clubs! Some participants may already have skills that we cover in this club, in which case we will encourage them to challenge themselves above and beyond what they know. The goal of this club is to work more on hands-on skills that participants might use later on, rather than lecture-centered lessons.

GRADE LEVELS: Grade 8-9

LOCATION: Vancouver

PRICING: $320 for 10 sessions

Game Design

Calling all coders! This club will teach you the basics of coding with a specific focus on how video games are designed and built. No experience necessary; we’ll start from the ground up! Join us for 10 weeks of coding lessons and fun activities in a project-based environment.

This is a brand new theme for Geering Up clubs! Some participants may already have skills that we cover in this club, in which case we will encourage them to challenge themselves above and beyond what they know. The goal of this club is to work towards an end-of-term project using the skills learned over the course of the club.

GRADE LEVELS: Grade 10-12

LOCATION: Vancouver

PRICING: $320 for 10 sessions

 

 

 

What are Saturday Clubs?

Each semester features a mixture of new inquiry-based curriculum and hands-on activities. Our Fall and Winter Saturday Clubs are designed to have new content that differs from previous Fall and Winter Clubs, Summer Camps, and Spring Break Clubs combined with new takes on some fan favourites.

When are Saturday Clubs?

The Winter term of clubs runs every Saturday from January 21st through April 1st, except February 18th (Family Day weekend).

CLUB POLICIES

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

For Saturday clubs, we offer the following cancellation policy:

  • If cancelled more than one week before club's start: $25 cancellation fee
  • If cancelled one week or less before club's start: 50% refund
  • If cancelled after 4pm the Friday before the club's start: no refund will be given

We want to be as flexible as possible while also keeping programming costs down. When a customer cancels, we lose money in non-refundable credit card and registration fees. We never charge a fee for transferring off the waitlist.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding our cancellation policies.

Bursary applications are currently open! For more information on how to apply for bursaries, please review the page HERE

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