Camps

Summer 2023

We have six types of camps, each running for a different age range. On the second week of January, we have two 2-day-long programs running on the 10th and 11th and on the 12th and 13th, 2023. On the third week of January, we have 4-day-long programs running from the 16th to the 19th, 2023.

Registrations are only $170/$320 for each camp (discounts for multiple registrations! – use the coupon MULTIPLETICKETS), with Eurekamp Oz! Scholarships available for families who could not otherwise afford them.

Maximum of 25 campers per camp per week. Grade/age ranges are recommendations.

Game On! explores the intricacies of games and gaming through game-building activities that culminate in the creation of their very own board game! Board games, cards, and mysteries will get your kid’s brain buzzing, boost their language skills, sharpen their focus and attention span, teach them the value of teamwork, and show them how to be a good loser! By exploring the roles of collaboration, competition, thought, and emotion in different games, campers will ask questions around optimal strategy and convincing bluffing. They will also take up general questions like “What makes a game worth playing?”, “What’s wrong with cheating?”, and “What makes some things fun but other things boring?”.

January 12th/13th (2-day camps)
10-13 years old

Role-Playing Game On! is Eurekamp’s newest program. Extending the much loved Game On! format into the land of Role-Playing Games, this camp will offer a fun chance to explore interesting moral situations through controlled play environments, with a focus on communication skills, teamwork, storytelling, and strategy. After creating a character, our young heroes will embark on funny and intriguing one-shot quests designed to draw out complex moral issues and stimulate conversations around fairness, the role of art and play, the construction of narrative, the separation of themselves and their avatars, design, and so much more! 

January 16th/19th (4-day camps)
11-13 years old

Thinking Things! will blow your young person’s mind! Through thought fuelled activities, we will take a deep dive into thinking about thinking. We will perform crazy sciencesque experiments to work out what it is to have a mind and what is our relationship to other thinking things. We will start out with human minds and consciousness, then move on to animals, plants, and artificial intelligence, and ending on how we should treat other minds. The camp will explore answers to some very BIG questions: What is it to have a mind? Are fungi networks kinds of neural networks? Are computers an extension of our minds? Who ARE the thinking things? 

January 10th/11th (2-day camps)
10-11 years old

January 16th/19th (4-day camps)
9-11 years old

Play On! explores all aspects of the notion of play through play-building activities. Your camper’s creative spark is sure to ignite as they write, produce, direct and act, in a play, premiered on the last afternoon for family and fellow campers. Your child will explore the magic of making and sharing and can expect to experience theatre, dance, and music, as well as a behind-the-scenes tour of UWA theatre facilities! In addition to these great activities, campers will be challenged by important questions such as, “What is play?”, “Can anybody be an actor?”, and “What is the difference between acting and real life?” This camp is a definite must-do for anyone who loves to create and explore the world.

January 10th/11th (2-day camps)
8-9 years old

January 12th/13th (2-day camps)
6-7 years old

Art Attack! introduces campers to the magic of making, sharing, and playing with the creative arts. Campers can expect to experience dance, painting, music, and behind the scenes tours of UWA’s art facilities (like theatres and the art gallery!). Your camper’s creative spark is sure to ignite as they run and create each day. In addition to these great activities, campers will be challenged by important questions such as, “What is Art?”, “Can anybody be an artist?”; and “What is the difference between art and craft?” This camp is a definite must-do for any kid between 6 and 9 years old who loves to create and explore through paint, colours, glitter, and questions.

January 10th/11th (2-day camps)
6-7 years old

January 12th/13th (2-day camps)
8-9 years old

Food for Thought! connects children to their food in meaningful ways, helping them to begin exploring our complex relationships with food. From new foods to hunger to production to preparation to serving to palate refinement to health to garbage, campers will be consumed by activities that spark an interest in something we so often take for granted. Who says you can’t play with your food? Build healthy and thoughtful relationships with food as you work with professional chefs, plant your own garden, learn cooking techniques, make a solar oven, become an expert food critic, and more! All diets are welcome in this tasty and creative camp that combines thinking about food with lots of fun physical activity.

January 16th/19th (4-day camps)
6-8 years old