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6th Annual SFU Social Science Camp - 2017

Thanks for your interest in the SFU Social Science Camp!

This is a FREE , fun, and educational camp for children aged 7-12 with or without Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). These camps take place in July on SFU campus in Burnaby and camp volunteers are composed of SFU faculty, students, and community professionals. All campers receive a cool SFU Social Science Camp T-shirt!

Addtionally, we are providing FREE educational workshops for parents.

To view the video of our 2012 camp for children with ASD click here.
To view the video of our 2012 camp for children without ASD click here.

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Here are some comments from parents: "Kudos and many thanks for your efforts!"; "Thank you for this worthwhile camp, my son enjoyed it immensely and would like to come again! Good luck with your research"; “the kids had a fantastic time!”; "Great work! My son really enjoyed the camp and asked me to sign him up next year”

 

Camp Registration for SFU camp 2017 is now open!

Join us for our 6th annual SFU Social Science Camp- a FREE, fun, and educational camp for children!  The camp will offer a mix of social games and an opportunity to participate in research using fun activities. This year’s theme is "Celebrating our special interests and skills" and all children will receive a SFU Social Science Camp T-shirt! Spots are limited so sign up today!

Before registering, please read the following:

1. The camp for children without ASD will take place on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 9am- 3pm.  The camp for children with ASD will take place on Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 9am- 3pm.

2. Part of the camp involves your child participating in a research study. The research study requires minimal participation, the majority of the day is devoted to fun crafts and interactive game activities. During the study, your child will be asked to play a series of fun computer games, word games, puzzles, etc.  Your child will be given the option to participate and he or she can chose to withdraw from the study at any time. Parents will receive a summary of the results once the study is finished so you can benefit from the information we have learned. Parents/ caregivers will be required to submit the required consent forms and questionnaires before the camp starts.  Please note that for ethical reasons, we can only provide group results (children without ASD and children with ASD) and not individual test scores.  All data collected is kept confidential and is for research purposes only.

To register your child without ASD for July 15, 2017 9am-3pm, please click here.

 

Due to high demand, we have temporarily closed registration for children with ASD for July 22, 2017 9am-3pm. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please email addl@sfu.ca indicating the name of your child. We will add your family to the waitlist and we will contact you closer to the day to confirm your child's participation. 

 

Workshop registrations are also open!

While children attend the camp parents have the choice to participate in free workshops:

Our topics this year include anxiety and stress, as well as physical activity and play.

• Workshops on July 15, 2017

- 10am -12pm: "Identifying and managing stress and anxiety in children" - Presented by our own Lab Director, Registered Pscyhologist, and expert in development and ASD, Dr. Grace Iarocci.
To register, please click here.
 
- 1pm-3pm: "Active and Safe Play: Having fun while staying safe" - Presented by Dr. Lise Olsen, Registered Nurse and Associate Professor at UBC Okanagan, and Crystal Shannon, BA, Certified Infant Massage Instructor, a Circle of Security Parenting Trainer, and Child Passenger Safety Educator.
To register, please click here.
 

• Workshops on July 22, 2017


- 10am -12pm: "Recognizing and managing anxiety in children with ASD" - Presented by Clinical Psychology Doctoral student, Krista Johnston, M.A.. She has worked with individuals with ASD and their families for 16 years and is currently completing her internship at BC Children’s Hospital. 
To register, please click here.

- 1pm-3pm: "Active and Safe Play in ASD: Having fun while staying safe" - Presented by Dr. Lise Olsen, Registered Nurse and Associate Professor at UBC Okanagan, and Crystal Shannon, BA, Certified Infant Massage Instructor, a Circle of Security Parenting Trainer, and Child Passenger Safety Educator.
To register, please click here.