Children will overcome challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors and then of course – their mind. With a little bit of ingenuity children will create catapults and forts, construct working light sticks to take home and assemble a set of circuits. While Thomas Edison said “invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration, this camp is 100% FUN!Learn More
A week full of creations, chemistry and cameras! Work together to build the best bridge. Turn your daily newspaper into a four foot Geodesic Dome. Explore the world of birds and beasts with bird house building and our super bug investigation. Mix, mash and brew concoctions to create sidewalk chalk and bath fizzers in our chemistry day. Discover the wonders of photography, light and colour.Learn More
An awesome week of sleuthing, investigation and discovery awaits you! Send messages to your friends with your very own secret code wheels. Hunt down animal tracks and follow hidden scent trails during a day of nature discoveries. Lemon Shockers, Brain Goo and Electroplating will thrill all junior chemists. Children will build their own cool Stereoscopic Viewer and become a junior astronomer.Learn More
Campers will use forensic science to solve a crime. A visit to Cell City will reveal the inner workings of DNA while a trip down the Organ Trail will provide a Body Portrait. Explore the wonders of gravity, balance and the science in sport. We will discover how to get a rainbow in a test tube and build a potato power plant during a day of chemical reactions.Learn More
We will travel through time, looking at the earliest flying machines up to modern day rockets. We will discover the principals of flight and aerodynamics. Zip up your space suit for a planetary tour while we investigate the wonders of our very own Milky Way. We will launch a cool Mad Science rocket to the sky. We will build sundials, parachutes and other projects of flight. It will be a blast!Learn More
Blast to the top of the class with an in depth look at all things ROCKET! This action packed week focuses on the physics of rocket flight, the parts of a rocket and rocket launches. You will experience every aspect of rocket launching as you join a different crew each day. Prepare for launch, send your rockets into the sky and track their altitudes. You will build and launch a variety of rockets.Learn More
Using LEGO® bricks, campers will become Jr. engineers as they team up to construct different LEGO® projects. Each day is full of exciting activities keeping kids engaged and active. They will explore mechanical engineering as they build boats & vehicles & aerospace engineering as they assemble a space station. Carnivals, machines, animals & bridges are topics that your Jr. engineers will explore.Learn More
An unforgettable week of discovery and exploration will take campers on an amazing journey. Children will experiment with magnets, rainbows, musical vibrations, the five senses, and even rocketry! Hands-on fun happens every day as each camper creates their own model ear, jingle bracelet, thaumatrope, mini brain, rocket and much more. We will foster your child's curiosity in this interactive camp.Learn More
Junior Science Academy
We will take your kindergarten camper on a thrilling journey of amazing scientific discoveries. Through amazing, hands-on experiments and demonstrations the fascinating world of dinosaurs, chemical reactions & bubbling potions, erupting volcanoes, ooey gooey slime, space and much more will be explored. Each day children will make cool take-home activities which they will be excited to bring home.Learn More
Here's what parents have to say about our camps!
My son was at your Eureka camp I believe last week at Humber Valley. He is 12 and absolutely LOVED IT!!! The two girls running the program were super friendly and super smart! They taught him so many amazing things, I was shocked at how much they did in 1 day! I’m so glad he went this year, wish I knew about this camp years ago!
I just wanted to let you know that my son Hunter attended 4 weeks of the mad science camps at the South Common Mississauga Location over the summer. All staff were wonderful, especially Ana, my son absolutely adores her. The program and take home materials were amazing and we hope you will be back next year!
My son attended the Earth, Space & Beyond Mad Science Camp last summer and absolutely loved it! The hours were convenient for our family, and the location was close by for us. We're sending him again to a Mad Science camp this upcoming summer. These are well run camps, in our experience, and I recommend them for people looking for a fun, science-based camp experience.
Silver Spring, MD
Can I sign my child up for more than one camp?
Yes, in fact, we encourage it. Each program is completely different, so your child can enjoy them all without repeating activities!+
Who are the Mad Science camp instructors?
Mad Science instructors tend to be college/university students pursing an education or science degree, former/retired teachers, or teachers on summer break. All of our instructors have experience working with large groups of elementary-aged children and have undergone an extensive background check.+
What is the instructor to camper ratio?
The instructor to camper ratio is at least 1 instructor to 10 campers.+
What should my child bring to camp?
All campers should bring: a nut-free easy to eat lunch and multiple nut-free snacks (lunch is not provided); Epi-pen (if applicable); sun hat and sunglasses; sunscreen; closed-toed shoes (for lab safety). Please do NOT send electronics with your child.+
Will my child be spending time outside?
Our programs have a combination of indoor and outdoor activities. In addition, campers will have the opportunity for structured free time outside where appropriate and safe to do so. We follow all weather related guidelines.+
Do you offer before or after care?
Before and after care is available at select locations. Please see specific location for information.+