YukonU Youth Moving Mountains
Science • Technology • Engineering • Art • Math • Trades

We offer programming designed to inspire children and youth across the Yukon in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics, and Trades (STEAM) through creative hands-on activities. Our programming provides fun, engaging, culturally enriched activities that encourages children and youth to explore their sense of wonder. Children are introduced to hands-on, exciting activities that promotes discovery, rewards curiosity, and leaves children amazed at what they can do.

Winter 2024 STEM Clubs

Whitehorse - After School Clubs - Winter 2024

We are excited to offer free and engaging STEM and Trades themed after school clubs this fall. 

Registration for after school clubs will start January 8th at 2:00pm.

Register now

Schedule: Clubs run 3:30 pm - 5:30pm, weekly. Please keep in mind that our clubs do not all take place on campus!

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Summer STEM camps and workshops 2024

Whitehorse 2024

 

** Priority registration for Indigenous youth opens on Monday March 4th at 12:00pm (noon)

** General registration opens Monday March 11th at 12:00pm (noon) for our summer camps.

Keep an eye on our social media and on this webpage for updates! 


Camp and workshop schedules and descriptions are now available. 

Summer schedule at a glance

For a more detailed description of each camp/workshop, please take a look at the following information!

Week 1 (4 day camp week)

Week 2

Week 3 (Engineering week)

Week 4 (All girls and non-binary youth week)

Week 5

Week 6 (Sustainability week)

Week 7

** Please be aware that summer camps and workshops are beginning a week later this year as YukonU is hosting the 12th International Conference on Permafrost.

 

Frequently Asked questions - Summer Camps

 

  • Why have the camps increased in price? 

YMM’s camp costs have remained the same since 2018. The steep increase in associated operational costs, especially over the last few years, has put YMM in a difficult position. Despite this increase, our camps remain amongst the more cost-effective options in Whitehorse, and the variety in programming and themes, as well as our talented and capable staff, make them a great experience for any youth who attends them. 

 

  • Why are there more spots available in each camp?  

Increased capacity around community-based camps aligns these offerings more fully with the values guiding STEAM and trades programming, as well as with Yukon U’s commitments to reconciliation as outlined in the current Academic Plan. Though fewer camps will be open to the general public in Whitehorse, YMM has made the decision to increase the number of spots available in each camp to ensure the opportunity to engage with STEAM and trades, while maintaining an exemplary facilitator-to-camper ratio. This increase translates into more spots overall for youth to register than in previous years! 

 

  • Why is the registration split by gender?  

To create more equitable opportunities for youth in STEAM and trades, registration now split into "Registration for Female-Identifying and Non-Binary Participants" and "Registration for Male-Identifying and Non-Binary Participants". If the participant you are registering identifies as non-binary, please list their “gender” as non-binary, and select any available spot. Please note that although registration is split, both groups will be mixed in one co-ed camp (unless otherwise stated for all-girls and non-binary camps). 

 

  • How does the waitlist work? 

When a camp or program is full you may add your participant to the waitlist. If a spot in the program becomes available, everyone on the waitlist will be emailed and the spot will be filled by the first individual to register. We strongly recommend using this waitlist feature.

 

  • Extended care 

Unfortunately, extended before or after care will not be available for summer camps or workshops.

 

2024-25 Youth Moving Mountains Funders

 

YMM's funding agencies