Online Saturday Clubs

 

Saturday Clubs are weekly meetings all about STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). In our Spring 2021 Club season, we invite students in Grades 2-9 in the 2020-2021 school year to join us in exciting themes, including STEAM and Creative Coders: Microbit Mania! These weekly five-session programs are led by two passionate undergraduate staff and are sure to excite almost anyone who loves STEAM.

Registration for the 2021 Spring Session is now open!

 

Online Saturday Club
  • SATURDAYS
    SEE BELOW FOR FALL, WINTER, SPRING SESSION DATES
  • 10AM – 12PM
    PACIFIC STANDARD TIME
  • ONLINE
    LINK WILL BE PROVIDED

What are Saturday Clubs?

Each semester features a mixture of new inquiry-based curriculum and hands-on activities as well as twists on crowd favourites. Our Saturday Clubs have content that is designed to be different from our Summer Camps, Fall and Winter Clubs, and Spring Break Camps.

Grade Levels: Grades 2-9 (varies by Club Theme)

Materials: We will email a list of simple household supplies to registered STEAM Club participants a week before the session is scheduled to begin. This list will contain items that are easy to find and low cost, as well as alternative options. Participants in the Creative Coders: Microbit Mania Club will be sent all the required supplies for their club.
*Please note that all participants are required to have their own technology components like laptops/webcams, etc. Microbit Mania Club participants must have a laptop or computer with a USB port.

Program Pricing: $100-125 (varies by Club Theme)
We believe that every person should be able to participate in our programs, and so we are working hard to bring you programming. As such, please see our bursary information at the bottom of the page if you require financial assistance to participate.

 

SESSION DATES

Clubs will run every Saturday morning from 10AM to 12PM online! You will be emailed a link to the online platform a week prior to your first session along with a brief list of required materials and other important information.

Fall Session Dates (10 sessions)
NOW CONCLUDED

  • September 19, 26
  • October* 3, 17, 24, 31
  • November 7, 14, 21, 28

Winter Session Dates (10 sessions)
NOW CONCLUDED

  • January 16, 23, 30
  • February 6, 13, 20, 27
  • March* 6, 13, 27

Spring Session Dates (5 sessions)

  • May 15, 22, 29
  • June 5, 12

*Please note that there are no sessions on October 10th (Thanksgiving) and March 20th (Spring Break).

 

SATURDAY CLUB THEMES

STEAM Club

Originality, creativity, and innovation form the pillars our STEAM programs for students in grades 2-7. Rooted in the union of artistic expression and STEM design processes, we aim to foster a hands-on environment where participants can explore their STEM passions alongside art and design!

GRADE LEVELS: Grades 2-3, 4-5, 6-7
MATERIALS BOX: No
PRICING: $100 for 5 sessions

Creative Coders Club: Microbit Mania

Explore the world of coding and computing technologies! This club uses block-based coding as a way to learn the theories behind computer science and welcomes all skill levels! In this Microbit Mania Club, we will look into the software and hardware of a mini-computer. This pocket-sized computer has an LED light display, buttons, sensors, and input/output features that allow you to interact with your world. Have you ever wondered how to create your own thermometer? Or how about a device that can count your steps? The micro:bit will help you understand how computers work. This club includes your very own Micro:bit and an alligator clip, which we will send to you prior to the club’s start. Please note that you are expected to have access to a computer with internet access and a USB port for this program.

GRADE LEVELS: Grades 7-9
MATERIALS BOX: Yes
PRICING: $125 for 5 sessions

CANCELLATION POLICY, FEES, AND BURSARIES

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

We want to be as flexible as possible while keeping costs down. When a customer cancels, we lose $10 in non-refundable credit card and registration fees. That's why we are implementing a $10 cancellation fee policy across all of our club programs. We never charge a fee for transferring off the waitlist. We hope this makes it as easy as possible to change your plans.

Spring Session
Before May 7th - $10 cancellation fee to cover our non-refundable expenses; free program transfer
After May 7th - No refund possible as we've already committed staff resources; $10 transfer fee

Clubs will be between $100-$125 for the 5 sessions. We recognize that many families may be experiencing financial difficulties during this time. Should you want to participate but find that cost is a barrier, please apply for a bursary and we will do our best to accommodate your request!
 
Additionally, we’re proud to offer a laptop loan program in the Vancouver area for those who require a laptop to participate in our programs. To enquire about our laptop loan program, please email clubs.geeringup@ubc.ca.

 

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