Language, Speaking & Writing – Language Detectives

Program provided in partnership with UBC's Department of Linguistics

Become a detective, be a linguist! Through a mix of indoor and outdoor activities, our goal is for campers to develop critical thinking and have fun with languages. Activities vary from writing and designing posters, to searching for clues around the camp's site. All their training and challenges will prepare each camper for their final quest: to discover the biggest secret... all languages are mysterious and beautiful in their own ways!

In this camp, campers will: 
• Be exposed to new languages from around the world, including coding languages
• Be challenged to find the common areas and differences between languages 
• Play outdoor games, design posters and engage in arts and crafts
• Learn about the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) 
• Encounter the different subdivisions of Linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, computational linguistics and more!

Goals: 
• Develop critical thinking and problem solving 
• Enjoy a glimpse to the field of linguistics 
• Increase interest in other languages!
• Above all, campers are going to have fun!

Prerequisites:
Campers must speak, read and write fluently in English.

Required Equipment:
This is an outdoor camp so dress for the weather; bring a hat and sunscreen.

Consent Form: UBC Camps Enrichment Consent
A digital copy of the consent form is completed during online registration. In-person or over the phone registration requires a paper copy be submitted prior to the first day of camp.

Available Sessions

Code Course Age Date Course Day(s) Time Location Fee  
00045159 Language Detectives 8-11 yrs Jul 18-Jul 22 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00AM-4:00PM Totem Field Studios - 2613 West Mall $430.00 Register
00045160 Language Detectives 8-11 yrs Aug 8-Aug 12 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00AM-4:00PM Totem Field Studios - 2613 West Mall $430.00 Register
00045161 Language Detectives 8-11 yrs Aug 29-Sep 2 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00AM-4:00PM Totem Field Studios - 2613 West Mall $430.00 Register