Camp OC

Kelowna Camps

The Kelowna campus is undergoing construction, demolition and renovation to many of our buildings this summer. Due to all the upgrades we only have access to limited number of classrooms this summer.

We will not be offering any cooking camps (due to lack of appropriate space), we also decreased the number of camps offered this year (again, due to space). However, next year we will have brand new facilities to play in! And (crossing fingers) be back at full capacity!

Drop off for camps will be between 8 and 8:30 a.m. in the courtyard. Pick up is also in the courtyard, between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m.

Our After Camp Care program has been paused for 2021, to make sure we keep all campers and staff safe. Group based camps and COVID-19 safety protocols limits our ability to mix and combine campers from different camps.

Click the button below for the grade your child is entering in September:

**Please Note:**
Register your child NOT yourself. If you have two children, they need to be registered separately.

Weekly Camp Descriptions

Mini Minecraft™ 

Join us and explore the world of STEM using Minecraft – Education Edition! This week will be full of creative fun, all while “playing” one of your favourite video games. You will experiment with basic coding concepts, unlock your creativity and work with your fellow campers on game projects and challenges. Come on - let’s build something really cool through the power of play. 

  • July 5 - 9
  • July 19 - 23
  • Aug. 3 - 6
  • Aug. 16 - 20
     

Mini Mad Scientist 

Prepare to get messy! Liquid, solid and gas, matter, motion and mass. This camp is all about scientists gone mad! So throw on your lab coat, head to the laboratory and get ready to embrace your inner scientist. Develop your own hypotheses and make your very own experiments. We will be playing with things that move and making ooey-gooey concoctions all week long! 

  • July 5 - 9
  • July 19 - 23
  • Aug. 3 - 6
  • Aug. 16 - 20

Mini Explore Camp OC 

Can’t decide what camp you want to do? Why not join us this week, where you get to do a little bit of everything. We have a lot of fun things planned, everything from arts and crafts, sports, science experiments, music, building, testing and exploring. Are you game for a surprise? Then this is the camp for you! 

  • July 5 - 9
  • July 19 - 23
  • Aug. 3 - 6
  • Aug. 16 - 20

Shake, Rattle and Roll 

Do you like music, singing, beats and crafts? If so, this is the camp for you! Explore music and rhythms with different instruments that your hands and imagination will create. When we have the beat nailed down, let’s take it into OC’s professional sound studio and let a music engineer make your fun and exciting project a reality. This is going to be a fun week full of rhythms and smiles! 

  • July 5-9

LEGO™ Robotics 

Let’s build amazing Lego robots with real motors and sensors and then, let’s program our robots to make them move and do cool things. Using Lego WeDo and Scratch, we will explore basic programming and test our engineering skills together. During this week you will create your own animations, video games and robots. Explore the amazing world of mechanisms and controls through hands-on learning and creative thinking. 

  • July 12-16
  • July 26-30
  • Aug. 9-13
  • Aug. 23-27

Mini Challenger 

Make sure you eat breakfast and bring a water bottle, because this week we will burn some energy! Prepare to run, jump, climb and race. We will play games, work on our physical stamina, challenge each other using both our brains and body. This week is full of challenges, puzzles, races and fun! Don’t forget the sunscreen, as we will be mostly outside! 

  • July 12-16
  • July 26-30
  • Aug. 9-13
  • Aug. 23-27

Mini Art Academy 

Do you love art? So do we! Join us this week to unleash your inner artist. This camp is all about letting your creativity flow as you explore different artistic techniques and bring your works of art to life. Experiment with various art forms such as sketching, painting or sculpting and maybe even find a new passion while you’re at it. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or looking to try something new, there is no doubt this camp will be art-tastic! 

*Please wear painting clothes and painting shoes.* 

  • July 12-16
  • Aug. 9-13

Mini Creators 

This week will be full of designing and building things! Join us and explore the engineering behind building bridges, airplanes, machines and structures. Using different supplies and material you will create cardboard forts, spaghetti structures and maybe even a robot. Gear up for lots of fun building cool prototypes! 

  • July 12-16
  • July 26-30
  • Aug. 23-27

Lost in Time - A Dinosaur Adventure 

Attention paleontologists. For one week only, Camp OC will be transformed backwards to 200 million years ago! You’ll create fossils, crack homemade T-Rex eggs and build dinosaurs taller than you. You will even learn about the last living dinosaur, tuatara. This camp is guaranteed to be fantastically Jurassic. 

  • July 12-16
  • Aug. 9-13

Mini Passion for Fashion 

If you have a passion for fashion, you don’t want to miss this week of camp! We will draw and sketch out ideas, discuss different colour combinations, cut and sew, glue, and bejewel boring clothing items. Explore the history of different styles and maybe create a new trend or two. Please bring any clothing items you have that need a re-design or some flair added to them. 

  • July 19-23

Bubble Extravaganza! 

Who can make the biggest bubbles? Who has the best bubble formula? This week create different shapes, colours, and sizes of bubbles ranging from frozen to oozing slime bubbles! Explore the science behind these floating wonders and experiment with multiple different mediums. Why do they float? What makes them fall and pop? By the end of this week, you’ll have the answers to these questions. 

  • July 19-23
  • Aug. 16-20

Magical World of Mermaids & Unicorns 

Dive into this magical world and express your creativity! Explore the use of rainbow colours to create eye-catching artwork and crafts. Create your own unicorn piñata, concoct a mermaid bath bomb and play magical outdoor games and activities. Whether you love unicorns or mermaids more, you’re in for a magnificently magical week! 

  • July 26-30
  • Aug. 23-27

Trolls' Got Talent 

Do you have a special talent? Would you like to show it off? Whether its rock music, hip-hop dancing or magic tricks, there will be a chance for you to take on the stage! Together we will unify all the trolls, make crazy cool crafts and costumes, bling-out props and create a magical show for the end of the week. This is the camp where your dreams come alive! 

  • Aug. 3-6

Mini Code Breakers 

This one will put your brain to the test! From labyrinths to scavenger hunts to cryptic codes to escape rooms. You will spend time inside and outside this week solving puzzles, decrypting codes, finding clues and solving mysteries. Join us and let’s have some mind-boggling fun! 

  • Aug. 3-6

Mini Jewelry and Craft Creations 

Red beads, blue beads, sparkles and bling. Bracelets, necklaces, charms and rings. Design and create jewelry and crafts you can keep or give them away to friends and family. Let your imagination run wild and see what kind of beautiful styles you can make from scratch. 

  • Aug. 9-13

LEGO™ Galore 

If you think LEGO™ is just a toy for kids, think again! Join us and let’s investigate everything from basic mechanical principles to advanced motor-powered machines and have fun doing it. Add some programming, and watch your construction come to life. Challenge you fellow campers to a race or a game of robot soccer. 

  • July 5 - 9
  • July 19 - 23
  • Aug. 3 - 6
  • Aug. 16 - 20

Jr. Challenger 

Run, jump, climb, push and pull yourself over and around obstacles in a safe and fun environment. We will work on fitness, agility, confidence, communication and test our capabilities. This camp is both mentally and physically challenging yet loads of fun! Do you think you can hurdle past your opponents to win? Bring water bottle and sunscreen, because we’ll be outside. 

  • July 5 - 9
  • July 19 - 23
  • Aug. 3 - 6
  • Aug. 16 - 20

Jr. 3D Design and Printing 

How cool is 3D printing? Even cooler if YOU were to design the object! This week we will draw, tweak and design items using a bunch of different mediums. You will be working on the computer with industry software to create your own masterpieces. When you are happy with your projects, we will have a couple of them printed for you to take home and display. 

  • July 5-9
  • Aug. 16-20

Jr. Art Academy 

Do you like hands-on art projects and love seeing your creativity come to life? Well, if art is your “thing”, then our Art Academy is where you need to be! You will paint, draw, sketch and sculpt all types of media into creative masterpieces that even Van Gogh would have been stunned by. Let your creative mind soar in this artistic exploration.  

*Please wear painting clothes and painting shoes.* 

  • July 5-9
  • Aug. 3-6

Code Breakers 

Calling all fellow cryptologists and investigators! Solve mind-boggling puzzles, crack cryptic codes and unleash your inner Sherlock Holmes. Design your own escape room and challenge your fellow campers to solve it. Use ciphers to decrypt the clues and find the treasure. Get ready to put your brain to work this week as there will be mysteries and riddles galore! 

  • July 5-9

Jr. Minecraft™ 

From computer science to exploring your artistic talents Minecraft – Education Edition will let you explore endless opportunities to discover, create, build, tell a story, and learn in ways you couldn’t imagine.  Come join us as we collaborate with fellow campers, solve problems, and create something cool in this digital world.  Explore cities, travel the Minecraft world, explore basic coding, compete in artistic challenges, the options are limitless this week! 

  • July 12-16
  • July 26-30
  • Aug. 9-13
  • Aug. 23-27

Jr. Mad Scientist 

Campers, prepare for one messy week! Liquid, solid and gas, matter, motion and mass. This camp is all about scientists gone mad! So, throw on your lab coat and strap on your safety goggles! Develop your own hypotheses and make your very own experiments that your parents would never let you make in your kitchen. We will be making crazy concoctions and discovering different reactions all week long! 

  • July 12-16
  • Aug. 9-13

Explore Camp OC 

Can’t decide what camp you want to do? Why not join us this week, where you get to do a little bit of everything. We have a lot of fun things planned, everything from arts and crafts, sports, science experiments, music, building, testing and exploring. Are you game for a surprise? Then this is the camp for you! 

  • July 12-16
  • July 26-30
  • Aug. 9-13
  • Aug. 23-27

Jr. Passion for Fashion 

If you have a passion for fashion, you don’t want to miss this week of camp! We will discuss different colour combinations, draw and sketch our ideas, cut, glue, sew and bejewel boring clothing items, explore the history of different styles and maybe create a new trend or two. Please bring any clothing items you have that need a re-design or some flair added to them. 

  • July 12-16

Jr. Creators 

Join fellow creative engineers this week for some structured fun! We will build contraptions, design and shoot rockets, figure out how to make structures stronger and vehicles faster. Using many different supplies and materials we will dive into how to use engineering techniques to reinforce your cardboard constructions, improve mechanics and design functional prototypes. 

  • July 19-23
  • Aug. 16-20

Theatre is Calling Your Name! 

Hop on stage and perform in a play! In this camp, you will imagine what it feels like to be different characters in a story, and then pretend to be them. You will read from theatre scripts, memorize lines, explore different ways of speaking and practice your roles. You will improvise and act out ideas and actions, spending a fun week being an actor in a real theatre. 

  • July 19-23

The Wizardly World of Potter™ 

Welcome campers! You have been accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Get sorted into your house, join the dueling club, decipher hidden messages, play Quidditch and of course, work towards winning the Hogwarts House Cup! Craft amazing potions that bubble, boil and fizz. Even bring home your own wand that Ollivander would be proud of. This week will be full of magic! 

  • July 26-30
  • Aug. 23-27

Triple Threat 

Hip to the Hop, to the hippity hop. Do you love dancing? What about singing? Acting? Well at this camp you get to do ALL THREE! Become not a single, not a double, but a triple threat in the music, arts and showbiz industry. Be the performer you’ve always wanted to be. Join us at OC's Theatre for an entire week to work on your skills. Then, come up with a show by the end of the week to perform on the big OC stage! Break a leg! 

  • July 26-30

Extreme Survivor™ Challenge 

Are you up for a challenge? Do you think you have the brain power to figure out the puzzle? Do you think you can hurdle past your opponents to win? Can you eat the mystery blender drink? Do you have what it takes to be a team player? Come join us for a week of races, puzzles, obstacle courses and endurance challenges. 

  • July 26-30
  • Aug. 23-27

Roblox™ Revealed 

Is Roblox™ really just a game? This week we will explore the creative world of Roblox while also keeping in mind the world around us. You will make your own Roblox games, tackle build challenges and learn some coding in the programming language, Lua. Hone your problem-solving skills then see how we can relate it all to our everyday life. What would it really take to build a city, or run a successful business or be a world-renowned architect? Explore these ideas and let us power your imagination! 

*Roblox will be used as a tool to teach the coding and address real life scenarios. Participants are expected to already have their own full PC version Roblox account on the first day of camp (including login and password) for their personal use.* 

  • Aug. 3-6

Concrete Creations 

Double your fun and unleash your inner carpenter and concrete engineer. Design and build your own custom woodworking projects while learning how to mold, paint and create with concrete. Unleash your imagination while getting your hands dirty in this mucky cool double header course. 

*Closed-toe shoes and long pants are required. Wear clothes you are okay with getting mucky. 

  • Aug. 9-13

Jr. Jewelry & Craft Creations 

Red beads, blue beads, sparkles and bling. Design and create jewelry and crafts you can keep for yourself or give as gifts. Bracelets, necklaces, rings, charms and so much more! Let your imagination run wild and see what kind of beautiful jewelry and creative crafts you can make from scratch. 

  • Aug. 23-27

OC's Amazing Race™ - The World is Waiting for You! 

This is the ultimate team camp! Join us for a week full of races, detours, challenges, clues and roadblocks. Work together to create a series of legs, research customs and cultures, build challenges and think of clever clues. As the week progresses, we will shape the race and on Friday, get ready for the big competition! What team will take home the grand prize? 

  • Aug. 16-20

ONLINE Red Cross Babysitting Training

Help your child build valuable life skills in the Canadian Red Cross Babysitting course. This newly refreshed and revised online course aimed at 11-15 year olds now has a greater emphasis on first aid skills and provides improved learning when it comes to giving the appropriate care in the event of an emergency. This course also covers everything from managing difficult behaviours to leadership and professional conduct as a babysitter. Registrants will also learn basics of age-appropriate care such as changing a diaper, feeding, maintaining discipline, and having fun while staying safe. Course includes: Red Cross Babysitting manual and Babysitting certificate card.