Winter Break Camp

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Winter Break Camp is sold out, but March Break Camp and Summer Camps will be returning in 2023. Stay tuned for more information soon! Did you know that members get first notice when camps go on sale? Learn how to become a member today.

Encourage fun, high-quality learning and play during four days filled with exciting and interactive science activities

Get ready for four days of hands-on science fun! At Winter Break Camp, children ages 5-10 will get the chance to play, experiment and learn while they explore exhibit halls, make new friends and take part in interactive science activities.

Our enthusiastic Camp counsellors provide trusted supervision and deliver activities with content aligned to the day’s theme in private, camp-friendly spaces within the Science Centre.

This Camp is being offered on-site at the Science Centre from January 3 to 6 with limited spots available. Participants will register once for all four days of the program.

Price: $320 including HST, $300 for members (Planetary, Stellar, Galactic or Cosmic levels only)


Camp Activities

Learn about geodesic structures and make some out of paper, design and create your own Rube Goldberg machine, and experiment with engineering principles to make a bungee cord for an egg. Finally, enjoy a day of carnival-inspired science games that bring together everything you've learned throughout the week.

Camp Logistics

When—Winter Break Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extended Care is available for $60 for the week. Morning Extended Care begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends when Camp begins. Afternoon Extended Care begins at 4:15 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m.

Where—Camp is held at the Science Centre. Each group of Campers is provided with a private area (for example, a science lab, classroom or workshop room) that serves as their main Camp-room.

What—Campers spend their day exploring exhibit halls and participating in science activities in small groups with other children in the same age range.

Meals—Campers should bring two snacks, three drinks and a packed lunch. While we ask all Campers not to bring food containing nut products, as a public facility, we cannot guarantee a nut-free environment. Lunch is also available to order in advance from our on-site food service provider (see form for details).

Supervision—Our Camp programs are delivered by enthusiastic, caring counsellors with a broad range of expertise and experience working with children in an educational and/or recreational environment. All Science Centre Camp counsellors undergo a Vulnerable Sector Screening check and have first-aid training with Level-C CPR certification.

Discounts—To qualify for the member discount, the person booking must be the legal guardian of the child and a named cardholder on a current membership at the Planetary level or higher that includes children. Learn how to become a member.

More Information

More information regarding Camp logistics, themes, pricing, meal planning, Extended Care and accommodations for Campers with medical and special needs is available in our Winter Break Camp information package.

We’re happy to answer any of your Camp-related questions. Contact us at Recreational Programs | 416-696-3256 or toll-free: 1-888-696-1110 (ask for the Recreational Programs Office).