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 Maker, STEAM, and Creative Coders! 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 FALL & WINTER SESSION DATES
  • 10AM – 12:30PM
    PACIFIC STANDARD TIME
  • UBC Vancouver (Point Grey Campus)
    VANCOUVER, BC
  • Chaoyin International School
    RICHMOND, BC

FALL CLUBS

Fall clubs begin Saturday September 17, 2022 and run until December 3, 2022. There will be no club sessions October 8 (Thanksgiving weekend) and November 12 (Remembrance weekend & UBC Fall reading week). Registration for Winter clubs (January-April 2023) will open in fall of 2022.

ELEMENTARY THEMES

STEM: Science Adventurers

Calling all future scientists and engineers! In this club we aim to encourage campers’ passion for science, technology, engineering and math. Over the course of ten weeks, participants will explore different themes which will allow them to develop their own excitement for STEM. Some example themes include astronomy, crazy chemistry, and much more!

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

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.

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: 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 5-7

LOCATION: Vancouver

PRICING: $300 for 10 sessions

HIGHSCHOOL THEMES

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 themes may pull ideas and concepts from past programs, but will present them with fun new twists. 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 8-9

LOCATION: Vancouver

PRICING: $320 for 10 sessions

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 10-12 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 Arduinos. 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 10-12

LOCATION: Vancouver

PRICING: $320 for 10 sessions

Winter Clubs registration will open later in the fall term! Keep an eye out for the club descriptions and sign up for the mailing list here!

 

 

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 Fall term of clubs runs every Saturday from September 17 through December 3, except October 8 (Thanksgiving) and November 12 (Remembrance Day & Reading Week). Winter term details will be published at a later time.

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.