Upcoming Events


We are pleased to be offering youth camps for children aged 5-12 (varies based on camp)

Each camp has daily options 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).

Camps will be held at various locations including, University of British Columbia – Okanagan, Kelowna and Vernon throughout the year (please refer to camp links for dates and locations).

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.

Specifics regarding upcoming camps for 2023-2024 will be released here as they become available.

Tentative Camp Dates:

Winter Camp: January 2-5, 2024
March/Spring Break Camp: March 18-22, and March 25-28, 2024
Summer Camp: July 2024

If you are interested in volunteering with camps or other opportunities, please use the link below to sign up, and someone from iSTAND/WWEST will get back to you.

STEM Curriculum Supports Program/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, led 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.

Let your teachers know!

Neuron Coding (Grades K-6)

Students will have the opportunity to apply understanding of neurons and coding, in the creation of a bracelet or keychain. Our team of educators will share concepts of neurons and how they are necessary in our bodies, along with simple principles of coding encryption through morse code. Much like neurons send messages around the human body, morse code is also used to send messages! Lessons are adapted to each grade level in order for students to explore these connections in a fun and engaging way!

Contact us at wwest.ok@ubc.ca for more information on how to have us visit your classrooms between May 8-19, 2023!

Intergenerational Days

iSTAND and WWEST provide opportunities for families and other community members to explore and play in the world of STEM. Events will be shared here as they become available. Lifelong learning of STEM is shared for all ages.