Vancouver In-Person Saturday Clubs

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Registration for the 2021/2022 Winter and Fall Vancouver In-Person Saturday Club sessions has closed. Summer 2022 camps are coming soon; check out our Camps Information Page for details!

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 two passionate undergraduate staff and are sure to excite almost anyone with a passion for STEM.

Registration for Fall & Winter 2022/2023 Clubs will open late summer. Unfortunately, we will not be running Spring 2022 clubs this season as we prepare to return to a full summer camps season. Join our mailing list to stay updated with Geering Up’s registration releases!

Online Saturday Club
  • SATURDAYS
    SEE BELOW FOR FALL & WINTER SESSION DATES
  • 10AM – 12PM
    PACIFIC STANDARD TIME
  • UBC Vancouver (Point-Grey Campus)
    MAIN MALL, VANCOUVER, BC V6T 1Z4

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.

 

CLUB POLICIES

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

Due to the continuously changing nature of COVID-19, and because health and safety are a paramount concern for us at Geering Up, we will alter our policies regularly to match with current government regulations. If changes are made to our safety policies, we will send these updates to all registered participants 2 weeks prior to the start of your club.

 

  • Each participant will be assigned a desk.
  • Each group will be isolated from other club groups for the entire session
  • Whenever possible, physical distancing will practiced
  • Sign in/out as well as daily pickup/dropoff will occur outdoors
  • Materials and shared surfaces will be sanitized regularly, according to BC guidelines.
  • Participants will be required to wash their hands frequently (between activities and at the beginning and end of the day).
  • Geering Up clubs will run 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Different support strategies. We may not be able to provide the same level of 1:1 support as we have in past years. Please reach out to us with any questions you may have regarding exceptionalities and whether our staff can providing care for your camper while maintain safety protocols. We would love to hear from you what strategy may work for your child. Similarly, we will not be able to provide 1:1 support for participants who are less comfortable with English instruction. Please reach out to us with any questions you may have regarding participants with English as a second language and we can discuss arrangements further.

If you would like more information on our COVID-19 plans for in-person programs, view our Winter 2022 COVID-19 Parent Policy document.
Please note that as provincial guidelines change, our policies may update to reflect these changes. Thank you for your patience.
For details on our COVID-19 response, please refer to our updates here.

 

For in-person clubs, we offer the following cancellation policy:

  • $25.00 fee for cancellations made one or more weeks prior to the start of your camp
  • 50% of camp registration fee for cancellations made less than 1 week prior to the start of your camp
  • No refund can be given after 4:00 PM on the Friday preceding your camp

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. We hope this makes it as easy as possible to change your plans

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

In the event that our in-person programs are cancelled, we will be happy to transfer you to an equivalent online program free of charge or provide you a full refund.

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.