Kelowna Camps


Stay tuned for the 2024 Summer Camp season’s registration date!

From July to August 2024, Geering Up is offering camps for students entering Grades 1 to 12 at our UBC Okanagan campus located in Kelowna! Our STEAM camps inspire and challenge youth across the Okanagan through fun, innovative, and hands-on experiments and projects. To explore what programs we’re offering this summer, see below!

  • Weekly programming from JUL 4th to AUG 31st 2023
  • 9AM – 3PM PACIFIC STANDARD TIME (Before/After Care options available for most camps)
  • UBC OKANAGAN (KELOWNA CAMPUS), 3333 University Way, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7
Grade Levels: Entering grades 1-12 (varies by Camp Theme). When registering for a camp, register your child for the grade they will be entering in September 2023.
Program Pricing: $272-$405 (varies by camp theme and program length)

We believe that every person should be able to participate in our programs and so we offer a bursary program. Please see the information regarding our camp bursaries.
Before & After Care Pricing:

  • Before Care: $21-$28 (depending on week selected)
  • After Care: $32-$40 (depending on week selected)
Registration Deadlines: Registration for each camp will close at 11:59PM on the Thursday the week before camps begin.
(i.e., if the camp begins Monday, July 10th, registration for it will close on Thursday, July 6th at 11:59PM)

*Please note that Jul 4th to 7th, Aug 8th to 11th, and Aug 28th to 31st are 4-day camp weeks.

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Please note that each camp will feature the same curriculum each week. As such, we do not advise taking the same camp more than once throughout the summer. 


STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics – and we’re full STEAM ahead! Join our team for the week long camps as we use hands-on projects to explore the world around us and learn to make it a better place. All while connecting our passions for STEM and artistic creativity.

GRADE LEVELS: Entering grades 1-7

STEM Explorations

Get ready, get set, let’s go! Exploration is the keyword in this STEM camp (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). The world is big and colourful and we’ll have a ton of fun exploring and experimenting. From animal habitats to chemical changes and more.

GRADE LEVELS: Entering grades 2-3


Grab your hard hats, aspiring Engineers! This camp is dedicated to the makers, builders, and explorers who might want to change the world – one project at a time! Discover forces and explore different engineering disciplines each day! We’ll take a deeper dive into how to design and construct – and help make our world a better place using the Engineering Design Cycle. Our Maker Camp is filled with creative hands-on activities designed to inspire participants to build and think critically.

GRADE LEVELS: Entering grades 1-7

Creative Coders

Scratch and microbits and coding oh my! In Creative Coders we’re going to explore a variety of coding platforms, digital design applications, and game development. If you’re excited about the idea of programming-based innovations, then you’ll want to join fellow coders for a week of creative coding projects! Creative Coders does not focus on a specific coding language, but instead uses several coding platforms to immerse participants to the wide world available to them. All skill levels welcome – No previous computer programming experience is necessary.

GRADE LEVELS: Entering grades 4-7

Intro to Engineering

What is an engineer and what do they really do? Take your first steps into the world of engineering where our aim is to make the world a better place. Learn what it means to think like an engineer with the Engineering Design Cycle. Through hands-on experiments and activities, you will get to plan, create, build and explore all things engineering.

GRADE LEVELS: Entering grades 8-10


Interested in exploring the fascinating work of engineering? Participants will work collaboratively to design and build solutions inspired by nature, such as sustainable systems that mimic natural ecosystems, the human body, and environmental protection solutions.  This camp is the perfect opportunity for participants to learn, grow, and have fun with like-minded peers.

GRADE LEVELS: Entering grades 8-10

Explorations in Engineering

Are you considering if engineering is the correct career path for you? Join us for a week filled with thrilling projects, innovative designs, and a community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for engineering. Explorations in Engineering is a unique opportunity where you will be taught all things engineering by UBCO Engineering Students and UBCO Engineering Faculty. Start your engineering journey today, the possibilities for exploration are endless.

GRADE LEVELS: Entering grades 11-12

High Schoolers


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

Camps Transfer/Cancellation Policy 2023

Date of cancellation Cancellations/Transfers
Before 8:00am on the Monday a week before camp begins Cancellation: $30Transfer: $0
After 8:00am on the Monday a week before camp begins Cancellation: 50% camp priceTransfer: $30
After 4:00pm on the Friday before camp begins Cancellation: 100% camp priceTransfer: no transfer possible

Camp Hours: 9:00am - 3:00 pm

Grade Level: Register for the grade that your camper will be entering in the fall of 2023.

Recess & Lunch: Participants will get outside for approximately a 30-minute recess and hour-long lunch each day*

Activities: Our camps we will have a variety of activities including engineering building challenges, coding projects, experiments, creative design projects and more.

Before & After Care: For campers entering grades 1-7, we offer before and after care options along with our camps to try and accommodate the busy lives of parents/guardians. Before care runs each day of the camp (except for the first day) from 8:15am to 9am, and after care runs each day from 3pm to 4pm. Parents may purchase either option with their registration.

- Before Care Pricing: $21-$28 for the week (depending on the week selected)**
- After Care Pricing: $32-$40 for the week (depending on the week selected)**

*Outside time is weather permitting
**On short weeks, before and after care are still offered on camp days, but not on the holiday

Geering Up will take all necessary measures to protect our campers, staff, and volunteers. Geering Up is required to follow UBC's COVID-19 guidelines in addition to the BCCDC. As such, we are not able to confirm our Summer 2023 policies at this time.

All registered parents will receive notification of any COVID-19 policies in advance of summer camps (if applicable).

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