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GrandKids University
(for kids ages 7 – 13)

Thursday July 5 & Friday July 6, 2018

Welcome to GrandKids University! A hearfelt thank you to those of you who have participated in this exciting program in the past, and a warm welcome to those of you are joining us for the first time!

2018 Major Information Coming in the New Year!

2017 'Majors' Included:

Vancouver Island University has an amazing resource right on site - the faculty. They have experience teaching, expertise in their field, and a passion that they want to share with you and your grandchild this summer.

Join us for two days, earn a "degree" in one of the 'majors', and create lasting memories that will last a lifetime.  Do something out of the ordinary this summer - take your grandkids to university!

Over the course of two fun-filled days,
grandkids (for kids ages 7 – 13) and their grandparents will:

  • Share hands-on learning activities
  • Earn a "degree" in one of the offered 'majors'
  • Attend a pizza party and take part in evening recreation
  • Stay together in the Student Residences on campus
  • Enjoy time together and create lasting memories!

Click to see Exciting Moments From Past Years

TUITION FEE OF $125 + GST per participant includes all 'major' activities, materials, a program T-shirt and the Thursday night pizza party. Participants are responsible for all meals except the pizza party. All grandkids must be accompanied by a grandparent or favourite adult, and adults must be accompanied by a child to register.
Maximum two children per adult.
(Fees are subject to change)

CALL TO REGISTER - 1-866-734-6252

Accommodation: STAY OVERNIGHT! Enhance your on-campus experience by staying in the student residences for just $51.75 (incl. taxes) per person per night (single occupancy – you can book two adjoining rooms with a shared bathroom) or $63.25 (incl. taxes) per room per night to share a room (one twin bed or bunk beds with linens supplied – bring a foamy, pillow and sleeping bag for the floor and bedding and pillow for the upper bunk).  Grandkids are paired with grandparents in the rooms and free evening activities are provided.

Towels, soap and shampoo are supplied. Please bring any other toiletries. There is a communal kitchen available for your use in the Residence Accommodation, equipped with kettles, toaster, coffee maker, microwave, and stoves. Please bring your own dishes, cutlery, and cooking utensils.

Booking and payment for student residence rooms is required at time of registration in GrandKids U.

GrandKids University DRAFT Daily Schedules for 2018




8:30am – 9:15am

Check in to GrandKids University and Residence Accommodation (if applicable) – Residence Building #4 (Cedar)

9:30am – 11:30am 

Class I in ‘Major’

11:30am – 12:45pm

Lunch on your own – upper cafeteria will be open

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Class II in ‘Major’

3:15pm – 6:00pm

Free time (refer to Afternoon Activities schedule)

4:30pm – 6:00pm

Pizza dinner in the gym, Building 190

~ 6:00pm – 8:00pm

PJ movie night (choice of 2 movies) at Residence Buildings #6 and #8





7:30am – 9:15am

Breakfast on your own and check out of residence (if applicable)

9:30am – 11:30am

Class III in ‘Major’

11:30am – 12:30pm

Lunch on your own – upper cafeteria will be open

12:45pm – 2:45pm

Class IV in ‘Major’

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Graduation Ceremony – families are welcome


Program concludes – see you next year!