STEM Summer Camps

Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) camps for 2024!

2024 Summer Camps

In-Person for Grades K - 10
A summer filled with fun for everyone. There is lots to offer this summer. Check out our specialty camps like InnovateHER, Codemakers, Code+, The Design Lab and Experience U! Of course, join us for our classic Destination Science & Tech (Gr K-2) and Science & Tech Explorers (Gr 3-6) camps running all summer long! 

Pre Camp (Week before) Parent Info! 

Science & Tech

Grades *K-3

Science & Tech

Grades 3-6


Girls in Grades 3-6

& Code+

Grades 4-5 & 6-8

The Design Lab

Grades 4-7

Experience U

Grades 7-10

Week 1**
(Jul 2 - 5)

-- -- -- --

Week 2
(Jul 8-12)

Computer &
-- -- -- Experience U
Week 3
(Jul 15-19)
& Science
-- Codemakers
-- --
Week 4
(Jul 22-26)
-- InnovateHER  -- The Design Lab --
Week 5
(July 29 - Aug 2)
Computer &
-- -- The Design Lab --
Week 6**
(Aug 6-9)
-- Code+
-- --
Week 7
(Aug 12-16)
& Science
InnovateHER -- -- --

Camper grade is determined by their current grade (completed in 2023/24) 
*Not all DST camps are open for Ks or Gr3s.
** 4-day weeks

Destination Science & Tech Camps (DST)

for those finishing grades K-3 
- Grade ranges vary each week - 

Our Destination Science & Tech camps (DST) are perfect for your junior scientist to explore the crazy world of STEM. They'll code with robots, mix chemical reactions, try out 3D printing, and design insane solutions to everyday engineering problems! The week's element theme (cobalt, gold etc.) indicates what weeks will run the same programming. Specific themes are not set for this age group, but all camps will incorporate chemistry, robots and design challenges. 

Science & Tech Explorer Camps (STE)

for those finishing grades 3-6

Our Science & Tech Explorer camps (STE) are great for those who want to keep exploring the world of STEM! Campers can choose between the three themes: Medical Science (Med Sci), Engineering & Science (Eng Sci) or Computers & Technology (Comp Tech). Explore these themes through experiments, technology, and design challenges. 


for those finishing grades 3-6

InnovateHER is a week of camp designed to empower young women and non-binary folks through hands-on experiments, activities, and lab visits to see the power of diversity in STEM! Try 3D printing, chemistry experiments and put your creativity to the test to solve design challenges. 


for those finishing grades 4 & 5

Codemakers is a week of camp focused on the Technology components of STEM! Learn the basics of how a computer process information so you can code and build your own games. Work with tech like Scratch, Swift Playground, Makey Makey, Spheros and iMovie. 


for those finishing grades 6-8

Code+ is for those who want to dive deeper into the world of computer science. Learn how to build a game in Python, connect software and hardware with Arduino Unos and take a peek at AI software. Prior experience with coding is recommended. 

The Design Lab

for those finishing grades 4-7

The Design Lab focuses on engineering and ways to use all of STEM together. Engineers are people who use science, technology, and creative thinking to design new and innovative solutions to everyday problems. This week you will try to solve problems like living on mars, adaptive gaming, sustainable energy and more! 

Experience U

for those finishing grades 7-10

Go beyond the Outreach Facility and experience the University of Lethbridge and what STEM is all about. Explore campus, visit labs, do experiments and meet some of the people that are changing the world right here at home. Due to the camper ages and nature of this camp, afternoons will not be filled with the same rec time as the rest of DE campers, but may still go swimming once if the group decides. Rather additional programming will be planned for these times. 




8:30am - Drop off 

9:00am - STEM Activities 

10:15am - Snack Break! 

10:45am - STEM Activities 

Noon - LUNCH! 

12:45pm - STEM Activities 

1:30pm - Recreation Activities & Snack
(M: The Grove  T: Wide Games W: Big Gym!  ThDE Olympics F: Pool @ Nicholas Sheran)

4:00pm - Back for Pick Up


  • Drop-off is from 8:30am-9:00am. 
  • Pick-up is from 4:00pm-4:30pm.
  • Campers will be dropped off/picked up at the S-Parking lot at the North end of the Science Commons. 
  • Extended care is offered separate from HORNs & Art Camps from 8am until 5pm. 
  • This must be indicated BEFORE your camp week and information will be sent to those families. 
  • All campers will wait outside in the covered North Atrium until 9:00 am each day. 
  • If you know that you are running behind, it is very important that you call or text 403-915-0651 (the camp cell phone) to let us know.


  • Campers must come with a labeled water bottle
  • Fridays pack Swim gear in SEPARATE bag as we are walking to the pool
  • Please pack a lunch and 2 snacks for the day
  • Camp is NUT FREE​
  • No sharing food 
  • No access to a microwave 



  • The University pool is under construction this summer therefore DE camps will not be swimming on Tuesday & Thursday any more
  • Campers will Swim on FRIDAY afternoons at Nicholas Sheran Pool. 
  • We will be walking as a group, please pack minimally for this day. 
  • Technology & robots are included in EVERY camp no matter the theme/age
  • Destination Science & Tech (K-3) camps will 3D print every week


Mini uLethbridge

Join us for mini uLethbridge!  Each of the 3 weeks of MiniU will be hosted by a different department, but will give you a day of each Music, Art, STEM & Sports! 

DE on YouTube

Join us online and follow along with one of our Technology Thursday videos! No tech is required! Remember that if you complete a TinkerCAD activity, you can send it to us and we'll print it on our 3D printers! 

At Home with DE

If you're looking for new things to try this summer at home, check out all of our At-Home With DE activities! 


Cancellation Policy:

Destination Exploration recognizes that due to extenuating circumstances, programs may be canceled on our end, and we further recognize that plans change, and you must withdraw your child from camp. Our cancellation policy is as follows:

Canceled by Destination Exploration:

  • Programs canceled due to insufficient enrolment or instructor availability will be fully refunded
  • All provincial COVID-19 public health measures have been limited, as such summer camps are permitted to run without restriction. If in-person camps are unable to run due to the re-instatement of public health measures, you will be refunded the full amount. A virtual option may also be offered at a lower price. 

Cancellation by you

  • A $20 cancellation/$10 transfer fee is charged for each activity/program cancellation or transfer.
  • The administration fee is not applicable on refunds due to enrollment quotas.
  • Canceling between 7 working days and 1 working day prior to the commencement of the activity/program will result in a 50% refund of the original registration fee – the materials portion of registration will not be refunded.
  • Refunds/transfers will not be considered from 1 day prior to the commencement of the activity/program
  • Refund requests received after the start of the activity/program will be considered on an individual basis. These requests need to go to the appropriate program supervisor for approval.