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Below you will find information on SuperNOVA camp streams and age groups.

Age Groups

To ensure activities suit participants prior knowledge and abilities, SuperNOVA's camps are grouped by the grade that the camper will be entering in September:
  • Ages 3-5: Neutrinos (intended for children who have not yet attended school)
  • Grades 1 & 2: Monomers
  • Grades 3 & 4: Quarks
  • Grades 5 & 6: Explorers
  • Grades 7 - 9: Innovators
  • Grades 10 - 12: CATALYST
  • ITS for Girls Jr: Grades 4-6
  • ITS for Girls Sr: Grades 7-9  

Camp Descriptions


Age Groups: Monomers, Quarks, Explorers and Innovators
SuperNOVA’s science camp is chock-full of exciting experiments and discoveries that campers can experience in a hands-on capacity. Campers will discover the role of science in every day life through projects, activities and demonstrations in physics, biology and chemistry. Each year SuperNOVA instructors create fresh, new curriculum for campers. Click here to register.


Monomers, Quarks, Explorers and Innovators 
Campers get to do exciting hands-on engineering projects and activities that show how the diversity of engineering fields! Through a series of high quality designing and building projects campers work in teams to investigate the exciting world of engineering. SuperNOVA's engineering program is a completely new experience every year. Click here to register.

Computer Science & Technology

Quarks, Explorers and Innovators
Campers get a glimpse of the future as we learn about the many ways that computers, networks, and robotics are changing our lives. SuperNOVA's Computer Science and Technology camps are held in Dalhousie's high-tech computer labs, and feature tons of fun and exciting projects and puzzles. SuperNOVA's computer science program is a completely new experience every year. Click here to register.



Monomers, Quarks, Explorers, Innovators
Did you know that Dalhousie University is a global leader in Ocean research? Our Oceans program will dive deep into the exciting science, engineering, and technology behind the latest discoveries. Campers will investigate amazing careers involved in  exploring, understanding, and protecting Earth's last frontier through unique hands-on activities, behind-the-scenes lab tours, and special visits with some of the inspiring minds who are making waves in Oceans and Marine Biology. Click here to register.

Combo Camps

Monomers, Quarks, Explorers and Innovators
Combination camps are designed to give participants a taste of science and engineering through hands-on projects and activities. Click here to register.

I.T.S. for Girls!

Grades 4 - 6 and Grades 7 - 9
These high impact for camp for girls feature tours, presentations, and hands-on activities with female scientists and engineers. Click here to register.

I.T.S. for Girls! (Computer Science)

Grades 4 - 6  
We are pleased to offer an additional week of I.T.S. for Girls! camp for girls in grades 4 - 6 focused on the exciting world of computer science! Click here to register.

CATALYST Leadership Program

Grades 10 - 12
For high school students looking for a fun and challenging summer,  our CATALYST leadership program provides WHMIS, basic childcare, and first aid training.

In addition to providing valuable leadership experience, Catalysts are invited back to SuperNOVA during the summer and are introduced to university life as they work as a team with our instructors to deliver exciting programs in Science, Engineering, and Technology to our campers throughout Atlantic Canada.

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CATALYST Skills Program

Grades 10 - 12
For high school students, this program takes a look at what it’s like being a science and engineering student at Dalhousie University. Participants will go hands-on in real laboratory experiments led by professors and exercise their science and engineernig skills. In addition to tours of campus, participants will meet and greet with members of the Dalhousie University community to discuss academic options and opportunities. Click here to register.

Neutrinos Preschool Camp

Ages 3-5

SuperNOVA's brand new camp for ages 3-5, will teach very basic science concepts to preschoolers aged 3-5. The camps will be geared towards learning about our world through play and sensory learning. Click here to register.




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