Kelowna Camps

Camp Registration is NOW OPEN!

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!

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  • Weekly programming from JUL 2nd to AUG 29th 2024
    Before/After Care options available for most camps
  • UBC OKANAGAN (KELOWNA CAMPUS), 3333 University Way, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7
  • Grade Levels: 1-12
    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 2024.
  • Program Pricing: $276 – $410
    VARIES BY PROGRAM THEME AND LOCATION 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: $23-$30 (depending on week selected) After Care: $36-$45 (depending on week selected)
*Please note that Jul 2nd to 5th, Aug 6th to 9th, and Aug 26th to 29th are 4-day camp weeks.


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. 

Little Innovators Adventure Camp

Calling all mini scientists for a STEM adventure! In this camp, we will explore the wonderful worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through experiments, design challenges, and tons of hands-on fun. Chemistry, physics, robotics and more will fill our little innovators with excitement and set us up for a successful year in Grade 1. Sign up for this camp if you love experiments and want a bit of practice in a classroom setting before starting Grade 1.

GRADE LEVELS: Entering Grade 1

Nature Builders Adventure Camp

From the design of a birds’ nest to the strength of a beavers’ dam, Engineering is everywhere in nature! Through hands-on activities, problem solving and teamwork, our future engineers will draw inspiration from nature to create their own marvels. This camp is designed to help our little learners transition into the Grade 1 classroom. Join this camp if you love to design and build and want a bit of practice in a classroom setting before starting Grade 1.

GRADE LEVELS: Entering Grade 1


Full STEAM ahead! Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math is how we explore what makes the world go ‘round…with a touch of artistic expression. These camps are a great way to combine the worlds of arts and science, using design challenges, allowing you to unleash your creative side. Join this camp if you love to experiment and create.

GRADE LEVELS: Entering Grades 2-5

STEM Explorations

Lab coats, check! We will dive into the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with experiments, challenges, projects, and more. Every day is another adventure as we discover the worlds of cells, plants, robotics and more. Join this camp if you love to explore nature and science, and discover what makes our world so wonderful. 

GRADE LEVELS: Entering Grades 2-3 and 6-7


Get ready for an Engineering extravaganza! We will imagine, create, and build all kinds of projects using the wide world of engineering. Through a lens of aerospace, civil, biomedical and electrical engineering, we will discover all the amazing things engineers do. Join this camp if you love creative, hands-on activities and are ready to change the world! 

GRADE LEVELS: Entering Grades 2-7

Creative Coders

Get creative with the coding crew! We will dive into the world of digital design, and play around with game development. This camp does not focus on a specific coding language but instead will introduce you to several coding platforms. All skill levels are welcome in Creative Coders. Join this camp if you love to use your imagination and bring those ideas into the digital world. 

GRADE LEVELS: Entering Grades 4-7

Aerospace Engineering

During this week-long experience, participants will journey from take-off to flight to gathering extra-terrestrial data and everything in between. Unravel the secrets of satellites, explore the wonders of rockets, and use tons of imagination with exciting Engineering Design Challenges. Join this camp if you are fascinated by the wonders of flight and the wider universe.

GRADE LEVELS: Entering Grades 8-9

Biomedical Engineering

Do you want to learn how Biomedical Engineering makes the world a better place? Combining biology, anatomy, physics, tech, and more, Biomedical Engineers are creating medicines, surgical machines and devices, to designing health solutions that improve the lives of people. Join this camp if you’re considering a future career in Engineering or medicine, or love learning about groundbreaking advances in science.

GRADE LEVELS: Entering Grades 8-9

Explorations in Engineering

Explorations in Engineering is your week-long glimpse at a degree in Engineering at UBCO. Explore the labs, meet professors, and test out some amazing machinery. Hear from graduate students about their amazing research and have the unique opportunity to immerse yourself on campus. With hands-on design challenges, tours and talks, Explorations will open your mind and help you answer the question “What is it like to study Engineering at UBCO?”. Join this camp if you are considering post-secondary studies in Engineering, or are amazed by the world around us.

GRADE LEVELS: Entering Grades 10-12


camps schedule


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

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 15th, registration for it will close on Thursday, July 11th at 11:59PM)

Camps Transfer/Cancellation Policy 2024

Date of cancellation Cancellations/Transfers
Before 8:00am on the Monday a week before camp begins Cancellation: $35
Transfer: $0
After 8:00am on the Monday a week before camp begins Cancellation: 50% of the camp price
Transfer: $35
After 4:00pm on the Friday before camp begins Cancellation: 100% of the camp price
Transfer: 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 2024.

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

Activities: In 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: $23-$30 for the week (depending on the week selected)**
- After Care Pricing: $36-$45 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

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