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Virtual Camps FAQ

What is a virtual camp?

Since you can’t come to the science centre, we are bringing the science centre to you - right in your very own home! Through a mixture of live online sessions, exclusive access to exciting videos, and engaging independent activities, all curated by the science team from TELUS World of Science – Edmonton, your children will have a blast. All you need is a device with an internet connection!

What technology is needed?

All camps require an electronic device and internet access. A tablet, desktop computer or laptop should work well. However, our Coding for Video Games Camps require specific technology. These camps require a laptop or desktop computer with Windows 10 installed, Minecraft and access to MakeCode. When you register for this camp, you will be sent an email with the links to the programs needed for the camp.

How long are the camps?

Each camp is five days long and each day your child can choose to participate in about 4-6 hours of camp activities. These activities will happen through live online sessions with a camp instructor, pre-recorded video content, and independent activities. You can choose your preferred session time when you register.

Will my child be in front of a screen all day?

No! While your child will have daily live sessions with their camp instructor, these sessions are between 90-120 minutes. When not in a session, your child can choose to participate in one of the many independent camp activities. Activities may include, but are not limited to: digital scavenger hunts, pre-recorded video demonstrations, household experiments, and outdoor exploration.

If I live in Edmonton, can I register my child for a virtual camp in Calgary?

You bet! These camps are available across the province and the nation, geography is not a limitation with our Virtual Camps. Visit here to learn more about all the offered camps.

How do I register?

Once you have chosen a camp, click on the registration link and follow the prompts.

What about supplies?

You will receive a “Welcome to Virtual Camp” email about 2 weeks before the camp start date. This email will include a list of household items that you and your child will need to gather before camp begins. We are going to keep it simple, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding the supplies needed.

How much are camps?

Registration is $75 +GST per week per camper.