NUScience Explorations

NU Science Explorations

(formally known as the Science, Mathematics and Engineering Camps)

NUScience Explorations is a series of science and technology related camps for young children (ages 8 to 12) to explore and engage in fun and interactive indoor and outdoor activities. Each summer, week-long camps are held at Nipissing University, exploring different science-based themes.

Professional Development Day: June 7, 2019

Join NU Science Explorations for our FREE Science Extravaganza PD day camp. In this fun filled day, kids will have the opportunity to explore five exciting science themes, which will make up the NU Science Explorations 2019 program. Don’t miss this special chance to try out some of the many exciting activities that NU Science Explorations has planned for Summer 2019.

The PD Day Activity on June 7th is now full and we thank you for your interest. Please explore our weekly July camps below.

NUScience Summer Camps


Each week is centered around a specific theme (please see below for details). 

To register for our summer camps, please visit:


July 2 – 5, 2019 (4 day week): Gross Me Out

The world is full of slimy, greasy, goopy, smelly things. Have you ever wondered what makes these things so ‘gross’? Join us as we explore the chemical and physical properties of some daily ‘gross’ things lying around the house, the yard and in your body!


July 8 – 12, 2019: Survival Science

Understand the natural environment through the eyes of a nature survivalist! Learn how to build shelters, fires, find food and navigate to safety, while learning about the forest ecology.


July 15 – 19, 2019: Missing: Code! 

Explore the many formats and programs available for beginner and more experienced young coders. Build your coding skills to solve problems and interact with programmable robots!


July 22 – 26, 2019: Invention Week!

How do you invent something? Why do people invent things? Learn about the inquiry process to come up with your ideas to build your own ‘inventions’ to solve everyday problems to make life easier for you and me!


July 29 – Aug 2, 2019: Science Olympics

Compete against other teams in a serious of science challenges designed to test your science knowledge, ingenuity, creativity and teamwork! 

For more information about our 2019 programs, please contact 705-471-9677 or email us

Part of National Network:

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Actua provides training, resources and support to its national network of members located at universities and colleges across Canada in the delivery of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education outreach programming. Each year, these members engage over 225,000 youth in 500 communities nationwide. Please visit Actua at

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