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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. Most tablets, desktop computers or laptops should work well.

However, for Coding Camps or Clubs, participants will need a desktop or laptop computer (equipped with either Windows 10 or Mac OSX) and some basic computer skills in order to perform tasks independently. Tablets will not work for any Coding Camps or Clubs.

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 don't live in Edmonton, can I still register my child for a virtual camp?

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 fall and winter programs.

My child is 7, but wants to join a camp or club meant for 10-12 year olds, can they do this?

While we understand that some children may want to participate in camps or clubs for older children, we don’t encourage them to do so. The nature of these virtual camps and clubs means that the children participating must be able to do activities independently. Younger children will find these activities more difficult and may require a great deal of help from their adult. The virtual camp or club leader won’t always be able to assist in the way the child needs.

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 or Club” email about 1 week before the start of your program. This email will include a list of items you will need to gather before the program begins. Most of the materials will be items that you may already have at home or are easy to find at dollar stores or grocery stores. The welcome email will also include the contact information for the Camp or Club Leader, if you have questions about supplies or activities, please contact them.

Have other questions?

Please call: 780-451-3344

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

In person at our Box Office:
11211 142 Street NW, Edmonton, AB
Thursday - Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Members receive a 10% discount on all Camps at the time of purchase. Become a Member TODAY!

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