The X-Chem Outreach Program is proud to offer the return of our ever popular Chemistry, Science, and Codemaker Camps! All camps are hosted by X-Chem and take place in a lab (chemistry or computer) at St. Francis Xavier University.
Elements, Atoms and Molecules will be exposed to exciting chemistry demos as well as conduct hands on experiments that will capture your imagination!
Trail Blazer, Adventure, Discovery, and Inspire camps will be exploring the worlds of chemistry, biology, physics, earth science, computer science, engineering and much more!
Codemaker campers will take a look at the inner workings of computers, use various software and Makey-Makey interfaces, learn the ideas behind programming, build items using electronic kits, and program robots and computers at various levels of complexity. Codemaker camps for Summer 2020 will be free thanks to funding from CanCode through Actua.
Each camp is geared towards the specified age groups with challenges varying from beginner to advanced. Campers can be registered in the camps for the grade which they are going into, ie. a child finishing Grade 2 should be enrolled in a Grade 3-4 camp. Exceptions can be made, within reason.
On Campus Summer Schedule 2020
Camp Location: StFX Physical Science Centre, Antigonish. Computer camps will use a computer lab in the Schwartz building (Schwartz 252), but will start off daily at the Physical Science Centre. *Camps run from 9am-3pm. Early drop off (8:00am) and/or late pick up (4:00 pm) can be arranged for an additional $5.00/hour.*
Camp Registration is advised to be as early as possible. Registration will cease once camps are full. Camp T-Shirts can be ordered at an additional fee.
|Molecules||5 - 8||Chemistry||July 6 - 10||$100|
|Codemaker I||1 - 4||Girls Coding||July 6 - 10||FREE|
|Atoms||3 - 4||Chemistry||July 13 - 17||$100|
|Codemaker II||1-2||Intro to Computers & Simple Coding||July 13 - 17||FREE|
|Elements||1 - 2||Chemistry||July 20 - 24||$100|
|Codemaker III||3 - 4||Coding Activities||July 20 - 24||FREE|
|Pipets||1 - 4||Girls Science||July 27 - 31||$100|
|*Trail Blazers||1 - 2||Science||Aug 4 - 7||$80|
|Codemaker IV||4 - 6||Intro to Programing||Aug 4 - 7||FREE|
|Adventure||3 - 4||Science||Aug 10 - 14||$100|
|**Codemaker V||6 - 8||Coding with Simple Programing||Aug 10 - 14||FREE|
|Discovery||5 - 8||Science||Aug 17 - 21||$100|
*Please Note Trail Blazers (Grade 1-2 Science) is a 4 day camp starting on a Tuesday, due to the Monday holiday.
**Some experience is required for Codemaker V.
- Click camp title in schedule above to register online. Please also fill out the On Campus Camp Fee form if registering online.
- Or fill out Printable Application Form (On Campus Camps). Email, fax or mail completed form to X-Chem Outreach.
Community Camps Summer Schedule 2020 COMING SOON!
This year X-Chem also offers various satellite science camps! Camp hours are from 9am to 3pm, Monday through Friday unless otherwise specified.
Camp Registration is advised to be as early as possible. Registration will cease once camps are full. Camp T-Shirts can be ordered for an additional fee.
|CAMP LOCATION||GRADES||TYPE||DATES||CAMP FEE|
|Sherbrooke||1 - 8||Science||2 days TBA||$40|
|Guysborough||1-4||Science||3 days TBA||$60|
|Guysborough||5-8||Science||2 days TBA||$40|
|Port Hawkesbury||1 - 4||Science||July 14 - 15||$40|
|Port Hawkesbury||5 - 8||Science||July 16 - 17||$40|
|Monastery||1-8||Science||2 days TBA||$40|
|Canso||1-8||Science||2 days TBA||$40|
|St Peter's||1 - 4||Science||Aug 10 - 11||$40|
|St Peter's||5 - 8||Science||Aug 12 - 13||$40|
- Registration for Port Hawkesbury (Location: Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre) and St. Peter's camps (location TBA) will be done online. Click camp title above to register online.
- Registration for Sherbrooke, Monastery, Guysborough, and Canso camps can be done online by clicking camp title above or by contacting Faye Fraser:
SchoolsPlus Outreach Worker
- Registration for Port Hood camps can be done online (click camp title in schedule above) or by contacting Janelle MacDonnell:
Camp fees are indicated in the camp schedule and can be paid by cheque or cash mailed to X-Chem Outreach. Discounts are available where applicable - one discount applicable per registration. Both discounts cannot be applied to one order.
Multi-Camp discount: Fee will be reduced by $20 for each additional 4 or 5-day camp a camper attends.
ie. One Camp: $100, Second Camp: $100 - $20. When paid for together: $180
Family Discount: For siblings attending the same 4-5 day camp, the fee will be reduced by $20 for each additional sibling . For siblings attending the same 2-3 day camp, the fee will be reduced by $10 for each additional sibling.
i.e. 5 day camp: Child One: $100, Child Two: $80, Child Three: $60 (when siblings paid for together)
4 day camp: Child One: $80, Child Two: $60, Child Three: $40 (when siblings paid for together)
3 day camp: Child One: $60 Child Two: $50, Child Three: $40 (when siblings paid for together)
2 day camp: Child One: $40, Child Two: $30, Child Three: $20 (when siblings paid for together)
We believe every child should have the opportunity to attend summer camp. Bursaries are available to cover 50% and 100% of the camp registration fees if necessary. Please complete the Bursary Application Form to apply.
Camp T-shirts are available for all camps at an additional cost of $15. They are not included with camp fees in order to give the option of ordering a T-shirt. Not all campers will order a T-shirt. The following deadlines are for ordering T-shirts. Camp T-shirt’s will not be available to those who register after the T-Shirt Deadlines.
St.FX Girls Science Camp, Codemaker III, and Codemaker IV: June 19th, 2020
Sherbrooke, Monastery, Port Hawkesbury, & Guysborough Community Camps T-shirt deadline: June 5th, 2020
Mulgrave, St Peter's, & Port Hood Community Camps T-shirt deadline: June 19th, 2020