Science is the study of absolutely everything around us. We live it, breathe it, and even eat it.
When I was 10 years old, I attended my first science summer camp and was introduced to the idea that science surrounds and fills us. It was a camp called the EUReKA! Science Program – a non-profit, student-run organization based out of Thompson Rivers University. I was never a child who was immediately drawn towards the sciences, but EUReKA! shed a unique and exciting light towards it in a fun, friendly environment.
During my week with my fellow campers, we were introduced to different aspects of science – chemistry, biology, physics, engineering and computers. The instructors were energetic and dedicated to helping us explore through dissections, experiments, and various fun interactive projects.
What I remember the most was building a rocket car, along with a vast array of other projects (even making a couple new friends). I am proud to say I am now a EUReKA! instructor and I’m extremely enthused to help other youths have the same awesome experience I did all those years ago.
EUReKA! will be coming to 100 Mile House from July 11 to 15 and is welcoming campers from seven to 14 years to attend the week-long program. The camp will be taking place at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre. People who are interested or want more information about the camps can go to www.tru.ca/eureka or e-mail email@example.com.
Cara Karpluk is a former summer camp instructor.