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Summer fun at Science North

Sudbury Living Magazine June 11, 2018 Parents, Students No Comments on Summer fun at Science North

 

From Bill Nye to the exciting frontier of space exploration – science today is seriously cool. Science centres like Science North and Dynamic Earth in Greater Sudbury know this, and have been delivering the science camp experience to kids ages 4 to 11 for over 30 years!

 

Science North’s science camps give children an alternative to the traditional outdoor camp experience, the opportunity to get hands-on with real tools, engage in modern science, and most importantly, socialize and have fun with friends at one of the countries’ best science centres!

 

Cathy Stadder Wise has been directing the science camp program since its infancy, and says that, “Kids are social animals! The chance to go to camp with your best friend, play with new stuff that you don’t have at home and the chance for science to be fun are some of the most common things we hear from kids and parents alike {about why they love camp}.”

 

With the growing interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning, each year camp attendance has been steadily increasing. And it’s not just local kids – camp attendees have come from as far away as Little Current on Manitoulin Island, Toronto, and even Singapore!

 

Camp attendees will have a mix of free time and structured time to explore and engage with everything the centres have to offer. Cathy says, “We recognize that some of our camps take place at one of the most exciting science centres in the world, and we have supervised time in the science centres to explore. The rest of the day is designed for specific topics and age groups.”

 

Science North’s highly trained staff recognize their impact and influence on the thoughts and opinions of children. Through engaging activities and workshops, the science camps will spark natural curiosity while inspiring a love for science. From nature themed camps, to animal adventures, to technology-based programming, there is sure to be a camp that appeals to every science lover!

Cathy has been with Science North for over 30 years, and we just had to ask what keeps her so passionate about creating and delivering the camps. Her response: “I really enjoy the enthusiasm and passion that our staff bring to the camp development process. It’s fun to watch them come up with new ideas for children to try out and enjoy.”

 

This year Science North will be in 35 communities across North Ontario, all in pursuit of one of its ultimate goals, which is to, “Help children develop the desire and attitude to be curious, try new things, and explore the world around them.”

Register online 24 hours a day at sciencenorth.ca/camps or call 1-800-461-4898 from 9am to 4pm. Visit the website for a complete list, including descriptions, pricing, age groups, locations and dates of Summer Science Camp programs being held in your community.

 

 

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