SFU Social Science Camp


The SFU Social Science Camp is a FREE, fun, and educational camp for children ages 7 to 12 years old with or without Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Campers go through fun and educational activities, supervised by a trained staff of SFU faculty, students, and community professionals. All campers receive a free SFU Social Science Camp t-shirt!

Date and Time:

The SFU Social Science Camp takes place on two Saturdays in July at the SFU campus in Burnaby. One Saturday is for children without a diagnosis of ASD. The following Saturday is for children with a diagnosis of ASD. Alternative accomodations can be made if a child would prefer or benefit from being in a certain camp day.

About the SFU Social Science Camp:

Each year, we do our best to provide interesting and free workshops for caregivers and interested community members to attend. In 2019, we had workshops hosted by Special Olympics BC, Strong Ties Counselling, and Autistics United Canada!

Part of the camp involves your child participating in a research study. The research study requires minimal participation; the majority of the day is devoted to fun crafts and interactive game activities. During the study, your child will be asked to play a series of fun computer games, word games, puzzles, etc.  Your child will be given the option to participate and he or she can chose to withdraw from the study at any time. Parents will receive a summary of the results once the study is finished so you can benefit from the information we have learned. Parents/ caregivers will be required to submit the required consent forms and questionnaires before the camp starts.  Please note that for ethical reasons, we can only provide group results (children without ASD and children with ASD) and not individual test scores.  All data collected is kept confidential and is for research purposes only.