CBU’s Science Summer Camp Makes Learning Fun

Due to overwhelming interest, the organizers of Cape Breton University’s Summer Science Camp decided to run the annual camp twice this year. Even with the extra week, both camps quickly filled to capacity.

The four-day camp is for girls and boys ages 7-11. It is run by Cape Breton University faculty, staff and students with the goal of sparking an interest in the sciences while having fun.

“Kids are natural scientists because they are naturally curious,” says camp organizer and senior laboratory instructor of Biology, Kellie White. “Our camp’s goal is to encourage kids to ask even more questions and explore the world around them using science. We want kids to see how much fun scientific exploration can be.”

Organizers have been busy creating new activities for campers in order to ensure fresh, fun activities for new and returning campers. Activities this year include soccer ball physics, science magic tricks, rocket launches and building boats to test in the stream. Campers will also get a chance to spend time, and learn from, CBU’s world-class researchers and science teaching faculty.

“You get to have fun with your friends and learn about science,” says camp participant Kayleigh Anderson, 9. “We did chemistry experiments to solve a mystery, but my favourite part was the science scavenger hunt.”

“I learned to like science because I learned more about it and it was fun. I can’t wait to sail the boat I made,” adds her sister Kate, 7.

This year’s camps are taking place from July 21-24 and July 28-31. Campers were limited to attending only one week in order to allow the largest possible number of kids to attend.

For more information about CBU Summer Science Camp contact Kellie White at kellie_white@cbu.ca, 563-1816. Registration for next year’s summer camp will begin in the spring of 2015 and camp will take place the last two weeks of July.