Summer Camp

An all-girl summer camp in Victoria, BC

This camp is just for girls! We have planned a wide variety of summer camps to appeal to the interests of girls from  Grade 1 to Grade 6. Each week of summer camp is robust, with plenty of activity, field trips, and supported by guests and specialist helpers. Our camps for girls are open to St. Margaret’s students as well as girls in the Greater Victoria community. Camp themes include fun and games, wild water fun, ocean-inspired art, computer science, learn to sew, as well as NEW specialty camps like CoderGirl and Self.i.e girls' empowerment camp! See full camp descriptions below. Recommended by Huffington Post: UNIQUE SUMMER CAMPS IN CANADA (for CoderGirl)

Camp Days/Hours: Camps run July 3 to August 10, Mon–Fri , 8am–5:30pm (*except CoderGirl and SELF.I.E. Camp see below). Families may register for all five weeks, or register week-by-week for flexibility. Full week attendance is required, as there will not be a pro-rated fee for partial attendance.

Camp Fees: $265 / week or $212 for 4-day weeks containing statutory holidays (*except CoderGirl  and SELF.I.E. Camp see below)

Registration & Inquiries: Space is limited and registration will be first come, first served. To register, or to ask questions, please contact Janine Cowie: by email or by phone 250-727-7163.

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Online camp registration for 2018 is NOW available. Please select a camp below and click on the title. Please note that registration for camps without a link in the title is not yet available. Please check back soon for these weeks.


SMS Camps 2018

Grades 1-4 (girls entering these grades)

All camps for girls Grade 1 to 4 run from 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Games Week | July 3-6 | Grades 1 to 4

It’s fun and games this week as we play board games, outdoor games, competitive and cooperative games and more. By the end of the week you will have created your very own game to share with your family and friends. This camp will be full of creativity and ideas for games that can be played all summer long. 


Sew Sisters | July 9-13 | Grades 1 to 4

Sewing is a lifelong skill. It's creative, useful and not to mention fun! This camp will introduce the girls to proper sewing techniques. We will stuff, stitch and sew a variety of projects. Introduction to knitting and crochet included!


Exploring Water | July 16-20 | Grades 1 to 4

This wet and wild week will be filled with a variety of water activities, including science experiments, water arts and trips to water parks and the beach. We’ll bring out the pool and sprinklers to make the best ‘stay-cation’ possible. What better a way to cool off in the summer heat than to participate in this water explosion beach party!


Budding Artists | July 23-27 | Grades 1 to 4

Everyone can be an artist. In this camp we will explore and play with a variety of art medium including pastels, paint and clay. Discovering different artists, we will take our painting outdoors - just like VanGogh. Campers will enjoy field trips to the Victoria Art Gallery and will create an art gallery of their own.


CoderGirl | July 23-27 | Grades 3 to 4

Presented in partnership by Girls Learning Code, Science Venture, and St. Margaret’s School. Numbers and cost set by Science Venture

Registration by SV. Please Note: Registration for this camp is handled separately. Click here to register 

Camp Times: 9:00am-4:00pm 

Questions about CoderGirl? Contact STEM program coordinator Lauren Hudson


Tiptoeing into Computer Science | July 30-Aug 3 | Grades 1 to 4

Experience a variety of plugged and unplugged computer science activities specifically designed for younger children. Our activities will introduce computational thinking, coding, and video game creation. This camp is totally beginner friendly! 


Summer STEAM | Aug 7-10 | Grades 1 to 4

Challenge yourself with STEAM activities throughout the week including: building challenges, science experiments, computer science, coding, and activities that incorporate art and design into STEM activities.

 

SMS Camps 2018

Grades 5-6 (girls entering these grades)

All camps for girls Grade 5 to 6 run from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


CoderGirl |  July 9-13 | Grades 5 & 6

Presented in partnership by Girls Learning Code, Science Venture, and St. Margaret’s School. Numbers and cost set by Science Venture

Registration by SV. Please Note: Registration for this camp is handled separately. Click here to register 

Camp Times: 9:00am-4:00pm 

Questions about CoderGirl? Contact STEM program coordinator Lauren Hudson


Self.I.E Camp July 16-20Grades 5 & 6

Cost:
$275/week

Self Inspiration and Empowerment Camp (Gr 5-6)

Self.I.E. (Self Inspiration and Empowerment), is a specialty camp for girls entering grade 5 and 6. Led by high-schoolers, our camp includes activities and reflections designed to build a strong sense of self and skills to navigate the pre-teen world. In a relaxed and inclusive environment, each day of the camp centers around one of five themes: self-care, self-acceptance, self-expression, self-defence, and self-to-others. Activities include: mindful yoga, art, baking, media awareness and self-defence, and concludes with a service project. The goal is to help girls in this age-group, appreciate and understand themselves, allowing them to flourish, so they can give back and support other girls.

Camp Times: 9:00am-3:30pm

Max 16 participants