Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

At this time, all events are subject to UBC Okanagan policies and procedures in response to COVID -19. If camps are cancelled due to COVID-19, refunds (minus credit card fees) will be provided. Please note that registrants will be barred from participating if they display any symptoms (cough, runny nose, fever, etc). Our staff are taking all precautions to keep participants safe and to minimize the spread of the virus while also providing an engaging environment to explore STEM.


Spring Camp: March 21-25 and March 28-April 1

Registration is now open! These camps are open to youth aged 5-12, and will be held in the Lake Country Alliance Church Community Space.

Each camp will be one week long, and run from 9-4 daily, with early drop off and late pick up available for an additional, nominal fee. Lunches and snacks are required.

Each week, a new selection of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math),learning activities ranging from neuroscience to coding will be provided.  Participants will engage in hands on learning, physical activity, and full days built around science exploration.  Some examples of themes within each day include: space, technology, color, engineering, human systems, sound, and so on.


Intergenerational STEM Day: March 25 or March 28, 2022

This drop-in style camp will be held at the Multi-Generational Activity Centre in Lake Country, between 9-12 or 1-4 on each day. This event provides caregivers and youth the opportunity to explore the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through hands-on activities!

Exploration at your own pace allows for pairs to connect with each other and enjoy some hands-on STEM learning activities.

This camp is being offered as part of the Embrace Aging FREE activities in March. Registration helps us to plan for activities, however, the event is also open to the public to stop by and enjoy.


Science Odyssey: May 7-22, 2022

Let your teachers know!

Squishy Circuits and Neuroscience (Grades K-3)

Students will be introduced to similarities between electrical circuit design and the organisation of the human neuromuscular system. A demonstration of electrochemical control of muscles with a Human-Human Interface experiment (Backyard Brains, Ann Arbor, MI), will be included in the lesson. Students will work together to build a circuit that relates to specific grade level outcomes, while receiving guidance to support independent troubleshooting.

Techno Brains (Grades 4-6)

Students will use unique technology, including Backyard Brains, Ozobots, and Makey Makey tools to learn and utilize simple code, which they will then translate into understanding of human systems functioning, relative to their grade level learning outcome expectations. Students will explore coding while learning how their brain connects and commands human systems.


Summer Camps: June 27 – August 5

We are pleased to be offering summer youth camps for children aged 5-12.

Camps will be held in the ARTS building on the University of British Columbia – Okanagan campus, and run from the last week of June through the first week of August.

Each camp will be one week long, and run from 9am-3pm daily, with an option of extended care from 8am-9am and/or 3pm-4pm, for a nominal fee (as outlined on the registration form).

Early drop off and late pick up will be available for an additional, nominal fee.

Each week, a new selection of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math),learning activities ranging from neuroscience to coding will be provided.  Participants will engage in hands on learning, physical activity, and full days built around science exploration.  Some examples of themes within each day include: space, technology, color, engineering, human systems, sound, and so on.


BC Teacher Cohort/Classroom Visits: ONGOING

WWEST collaborates with iSTAND, to develop lessons and outreach sessions linked to BC Education STEM-related curricular outcomes, for grades K-12.  Local school educators share in the learning and teaching of STEM activities through a series of sessions, or singular lessons, lead by the iSTAND outreach instructor team.  Lessons are built through conversation and individualized curricular coverage needs.  If you are an educator who would like to join our cohort and invite our instructors into your classrooms, please fill out our form.