Educational Camps

3D Printing Camp (10 - 16 years)

This workshop is for those who have no knowledge of 3D printing but are interested in it. Learn more before taking an advanced class and gain hands-on experience with 3D printing! Campers gain a basic understanding of 3D printing (additive manufacturing) and an overview of its applications. You'll get to take home your very own 3D printed object!

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Bikes & Bytes (9 - 11 years)

The best of both worlds! This biking & coding camp offers a fun, safe, educational and exciting introduction to computer coding and multi-discipline biking. Learn how to create your own website, program a robot, and edit a movie you filmed during your iRide bike sessions!

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Certifications

Bronze Lifesaving Camp Combination (13+ years)

This camp is designed to further lifesaving skills. The camp combines two advanced lifesaving awards: Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross with a CPR ‘C’ award. You will perform challenging water rescues, learn First Aid and CPR, and develop aquatic endurance. A Bronze Cross can earn you two credits for grade 11.

There will be no refund if you have not met all the required course prerequistes.

Prerequisite: Ability to swim 600 meters; 13+ years of age unless you have a Bronze Star.

Note: An extra fee is charged for the Canadian Lifesaving Manual ($35).

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National Lifeguard Pool (16+ years)

NL is a nationally recognized certification that qualifies you to lifeguard across Canada. This camp is designed to instill judgment, leadership, knowledge, and fitness, while stressing a preventative approach to pool safety. The course will help you to develop critical thinking in emergency situations.  NL can earn you two credits for grade 12. 

Prerequisite: Standard First Aid or Aquatic Emergency Care and Bronze Cross (please bring certifications to the course); 16+ years of age before the last day of the course.

Note: An extra fee is charged for the Alert Manual ($36).

There will be no refund if you have not met all of the required course prerequisites.

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STANDARD FIRST AID 

*Coming Soon!*

This 16 hour course will provide training in life threatening priorities such as breathing, bleeding, shock, poisons, as well as secondary injuries, such as those to the head, spine, bones, and joints, and injuries due to heat and cold. CPR ‘C’/AED is included in the course.

This course is a prerequiste for the National Lifeguard course.

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Computer Camp (7 - 14 years)

Using the latest in computer software, you will learn new skills and enhance current ones in the areas of graphics, photo manipulation, website design, animation and gaming. You learn at your own pace, moving forward as you feel confident. You will have your own computer station with four hours of computer instruction each day. Various small and large projects will take place over the course of two weeks.

There will also be approximately two hours of recreation time each day. Activities range from co-operative games, sports and art projects, to swimming and special events.

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Director's Cut 

Hold onto your popcorn and your 3D glasses because this summer's biggest blockbuster is coming to SFU and we don't want you to miss it! Unleash your inner Spielberg at Director's Cut in feature film making, claymation and Lego stop motion animation. Spend a week in the studio with film makers and media specialists who will work with you on the latest digital equipment to unleash your imagination and creativity.

Film makers will receive their movies on USB bracelets and be able to enjoy their film premiere at a red carpet film festival.

CLAYMATION (8-13 YEARS)

Unleash your inner Tim Burton this summer! Join other young film makers in the director's chair and get ready to imagine, create and define a stop motion animation that brings your clay characters to life.  A Director's Cut imaginator will mentor your film crew through story development, art development, stop motion production and post production, including sound effects, music, voiceovers and titles.

LEGO STOP MOTION ANIMATION (6-10 YEARS)

Join other young film makers in the director's chair and get ready to imagine, create and define a stop motion animation that brings your lego to life.  

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ESL Camp (6 - 17 years)

Discover SFU and Vancouver in English! This camp is an introduction for ESL/EAL students to an English-speaking environment. Campers will be encouraged to practice English while engaging in language-oriented activities in the classroom, during recreation time, and on field trips around Vancouver!

Each week, you will have three days of lessons and spend the remaining time experiencing the beautiful Vancouver area by traveling to a variety of locations.

The goal of this camp is to provide a level of language acquisition not present in a typical classroom setting. You will be grouped by age and will partake in activities suitable for your age and skill level. The groups will combine during field trips. We offer a progressive learning environment where the camp content will differ each week - perfect for a camper who wants to participate in ESL camp for multiple weeks.

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French - Camp en français (6 - 13 years)

In partnership with the SFU Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs, our French Camps offer engaging classroom activities, exciting recreational activities, and one thrilling field trip, all in French! 

Note: The first two camps are designed for French Immersion students and native French speakers. For beginners and students enrolling in late immersion we have Intro to French Camp below.

Explorons la forêt/Exploring the Forest

You will partake in nature exploration activities that will extend to art and story telling. One field trip to Stanley Park Ecology Center is planned with a French-speaking guide at Stanley Park.

Écologie urbaine/Urban Ecology

You will partake in nature exploration activities that will extend to art and experiments. One field trip to Stanley Park Ecology Center is planned with a French-speaking guide at Stanley Park.

Introduction to French

This camp is an introduction to the French language. Campers who are going into late French-Immersion or would like to learn the language are encouraged to join. Practice French while engaging in language-oriented activities in the classroom and during recreation time!

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Leadership Training (12 - 17 years)

The five progressive levels of leadership training are designed for teens wanting to develop their leadership skills in a youth camp setting. Instruction from our professional educators focuses on leadership knowledge and skill acquisition utilizing theoretical and practical approaches.

These courses review the necessary skills desired for volunteer, instructor, and head instructor positions. Completion is highly recommended before applying for employment and volunteer positions at SFU Camps.

Level I - Theory, Observation and Interaction Skills

This is a leadership camp aimed at introducing teens to working with youth in a camp setting. This course places emphasis on theory, observation and interaction skills. 

Note: 12 year olds can try L1, and with Instructor approval, continue to future Levels

Level II - Counsellor in Training - Theory into Practical

This camp expands Leadership Theory beyond what is explored in Level I. It focuses on preparing teens for a role as a camp instructor.

Prerequisite: Level I

Level III - Counsellor in Training Advanced - Planning, Organizing and Budgeting

Building on Levels I and II, this camp is all about Head Instructor Basics. You will develop skills centered on organization, lesson planning and budgeting.

Prerequisite: Level II

Level IV - Camps Volunteer Training

This camp builds on the skills and knowledge taught in Level I - III with emphasis on Camps Volunteer Training. 

Prerequisite: Level III

Level V - Camps Advanced Volunteer Training

This camp builds on the skills and knowledge taught in Level I - IV with emphasis on Practical Camps Volunteer Training. 

Prerequisite: Level IV

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Mini University (7 - 14 years)

Experience student life at SFU! Mini University offers a 2-week camp that introduces campers to various university subjects. Campers will learn in a dynamic classroom environment, and participate in recreational activities in athletic facilities at SFU. 

Individual classes on each subject will be held each day. Approximately two hours of recreation time per day is included.

The following are the subjects offered this year:

  • Business & Anthropology
  • Entrepreneurship & Linguistics

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Moviemaking (8 - 18 years)

Young Moviemakers is an award-winning acting and video production program for children aged 8-14 and Teen Film Camp for aged 14-18.  In the one week program, participants will learn the importance of visual storytelling, scriptwriting, acting, editing and more, through the production of a short film. With the help of our instructors, students work in groups to develop and produce a short film to be premiered in front of family and friends at the end of the programs.

For more information, visit Young Moviemakers.

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Science Camp (6 - 14 years)

Experience life as a science student at SFU! These camps provide an introduction to various university sciences each week. Campers will learn in a dynamic classroom environment, and participate in recreational activities in athletic facilities at SFU.

The following are the subjects offered this year:

  • Biology
  • Engineering
  • Earth & Ocean Sciences

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Surrey - Games and Animation (10 - 14 years)

Learn the history of games, learn how computer games are made, and how to design and build your own computer games. Create a wide variety of projects featuring 2D to 3D animation. Some previous knowledge of computer games or game consoles is necessary.

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Surrey - Mini University (10 - 14 years)

In this camp, we will conduct experiments in our University Science labs, tour the campus, and participate in other University subjects with exciting educational programming. The camp will be led by University students who will share their programs and experiences with the campers. We will go outside to the park in the afternoon, weather permitting.

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