College Kid’s Camps filling up fast; some spaces still available

WHITEHORSE—There are still a handful of spots available in the Yukon College summer Kid’s Camp program, but the one-week camps are filling up fast according to Camps manager Veronica Huggard.

Camps explore science, technology and trades for kids and youth aged 5-13. Programs include natural and environmental science, astronomy, mechanics, Minecraft, space exploration, robotics, carpentry, metalwork, coding, chemistry, biology and physics.

Camps begin at Ayamdigut campus June 26, with the first community campus camp taking place in Haines Junction the week of June 12. The communities of Dawson City, Mayo, Carmacks and Ross River will also host week-long camps throughout the summer.

The eight university students and two high school students who are 2017 camp leaders will be touring Whitehorse elementary schools the week of June 12. The leaders will showcase interactive experiments from each camp theme to encourage youth to consider science, technology, engineering and math educational pathways.

To find out more about the 2017 YC Kids camp program visit All camps are $249 plus GST, or $200 plus GST for short weeks.

In 2016, Yukon College’s Ayamdigut and community campuses hosted 544 youth in 29 programs.