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A Brief History of SCI-FI Science Camps
SCI-FI Science Camps was founded in 1989 by a handful of engineering students. We delivered our first summer camp in 1990 and reached 140 youth. Since our inception, we have reached over 140,000 children through more than 7000 classroom workshops, and have enrolled another 22,000 youth in week-long summer camps. SCI-FI has grown from a summer staff of four (a director and three instructors) to a summer staff of more than thirty! We were the first program of our kind in Western Canada, and are currently one of the largest nation-wide.
Today, SCI-FI is staffed by students from various colleges on Campus including Engineering, Education, Medicine, Vet Med, and other sciences. We carry out classroom workshops, community programs, science clubs, and during the summer months of July and August hold eight weeks of camps at the College of Engineering on the U of S campus. We also run camp in over 10 other locations across the province.
Summer Camps for 2017 registration is now open! Head over to scifi.usask.ca.
SCI-FI's summer camp programs run for eight weeks in July and August. We now offer five unique types of camp: Science Camps, Technology Camps, Computer Science Camps, Medical Science Camps, and Veterinary Medicine Camps.
In Saskatoon, we offer a Girl Power program, the aim of which is to promote science and engineering to young women. We also run satellite camps in numerous Saskatchewan communities! Satellite camps contain a mix of projects and activities from Science, Technology, and CompSci camps.
These programs run from 9am to 4pm (though on the first day of camp we encourage participants to arrive at least 15 minutes early for check-in).
To keep our programs fun, interesting and relevant, we create new projects every year! This means that campers coming back year after year will always have a unique experience. During May and June while instructors are delivering workshops in classrooms around the province, they are also busy planning a fresh batch of projects for campers to enjoy.
All projects and activities at SCI-FI Science Camps are designed to be fun! No matter what the scientific topic may be, we will present it in a fun, hands-on manner that makes participation a blast! Some projects that campers create (with the exception of Lego Robotics) can be brought home at the end of the week.
1C03.2 - 57 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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