Join Our Fun Summer Activities for Teens in Vancouver at Ethos Lab

July 10 to August 18

Our summer program for Youth Grades 7 to 12 is packed with exciting workshops, awesome field trips, and leadership activities for teens to dive into exciting projects. We’ve teamed up with incredible organizations to bring you the best summer experience ever.

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Get a Summer Membership

A Summer Membership is an all-inclusive pass to our summer programming. Gain access to all Open Studio sessions, select Workshops, and all Friday Field Trips, along with post-session Socials, throughout the entire summer. Enjoy unlimited fun and creativity for a single price of $285.

Weekly Schedule


1:30pm - 5:00pm Open Studio & Workshops 5:00pm - 7:00pm Social Time



1:30pm - 5:00pm Open Studio & Workshops 5:00pm - 7:00pm Social Time



10am - 3:00pm Field Trips 3:00pm- 5:00pm Social Time

Workshops: Get Hands-On, Level Up, and Ignite Your Creativity

Get ready to ignite your imagination, learn new skills, and unlock your creative genius. Led by our expert team and experts from partner organizations – get ready to roll up your sleeves to dive into screen printing, 3D design & printing, biomechanics and even explore the awesome possibilities of Cricut.

Workshops are included in your Summer Membership. Alternatively, you have the option to pay per workshop. 

Workshop Details & Registrations Coming Soon!

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Field Trip Fridays: Fun-filled Adventures, Career Exploration, and Meaningful Connections

TGIF! Get ready for epic Fridays at Ethos Lab where the fun never stops! It’s all about making lifelong connections, gaining inspiration, and having a blast! Oh, and here’s the deal: you gotta pre-register for our field trips because spots are limited to first come, first serve. So make sure to secure your spot ASAP! But wait, there’s more! Each field trip wraps up with an unforgettable social and games night. Let’s turn Fridays into the highlight of your week. Sign up below.

Field trips are included in your Summer Membership . Alternatively, you have the option to pay per trip if you prefer.

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Field Trip To Walt Disney Studios July 14

Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm

Social: 3:00pm – 5:00pm (optional)

Fee: $25 +tax (Free with Summer Membership)

About Walt Disney Animation Studios

  • Explore the secrets behind bringing beloved characters and stunning visual effects to life in your favorite Disney movies
  • Immerse yourself in the captivating world of storytelling
  • Discover the innovative techniques used in animation.
  • Talk to industry professionals and learn what it takes to work at Walt Disney
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Field Trip To Microsoft July 21

Time: 10:00am 3:00pm 

Social: 3:00pm – 5:00pm (optional)

Fee: $25 +tax (Free with summer membership)

About Microsoft Vancouver

  • Dive into the world of cutting-edge technology
  • Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of the most influential companies in the world
  • Engage with industry professionals
  • Participate in interactive and hands-on activities
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Field Trip to Electronic Arts (EA) July 28

Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm

Social: 3:00pm – 5:00pm (optional)

Fee: $25 +tax (Free with Summer Membership)

About Electonic Arts (EA)

  • EA, is the renowned gaming company responsible for developing your beloved video games
  • Get the behind-the-scenes process of creating immersive virtual worlds, captivating storylines, and groundbreaking graphics. 
  • Gain exclusive access to the studios
  • interact with industry professionals
  • Experience firsthand the magic behind your favorite games
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Field Trip To HuMBL Labs August 4

Time: 10:00am 3:00pm 

Social: 3:00pm – 5:00pm (optional)

Fee: $25 +tax (Free with summer membership)

About UBC HuMBL Labs

  • Explore cutting-edge research in biomedical engineering at HuMBL Labs
  • Engage with state-of-the-art equipment and technologies used in biomedical research
  • Interact with leading experts and researchers 
  • Discover how science and engineering intersect to address real-world challenges
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Field Trip To Vancouver Aquarium August 11

Time: 10:00am 3:00pm 

Social: 3:00pm – 5:00pm (optional)

Fee: $25 +tax (Free with summer membership)

About Vancouver Aquarium

  • Immerse yourself in the wonders of marine life and explore the incredible biodiversity Vancouver Aquarium
  • Engage in interactive exhibits and hands-on activities that will deepen your understanding of marine conservation and environmental stewardship.
  • Gain valuable knowledge about marine ecosystems, their delicate balance, and the importance of preserving our oceans for future generations
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Open Studio: Where Your Ideas Come To Life

Open Studio is a semi-structured buzzing space designed for discovery, exploration and first-hand use of cutting-edge technology, software and tools.

Open Studio sessions are part of your Summer Membership, giving you unlimited access for the entire summer. If you prefer a flexible option, you can also choose a single-day pass or grab a 5-day pass to save some bucks.

Learn Something New

Whether you prefer to dive in solo, collaborate with friends, or seek guidance from our awesome facilitators, the choice is yours. Open Studio is designed to empower you to explore, experiment, and use your imagination.

Bring Your Ideas

To Life

Ready to start your own Youtube channel? We got you. Eager to bring your cool t-shirt designs to life? Let’s make it happen! Whether you’re bursting with ideas or simply craving an exciting outlet for your creative juices, Open Studio is the place for you!

Access To Tools & Emerging Tech

Step into a space where you can access and work with the latest tools, software, and cutting-edge technology. Explore, learn, and create with the technologies that shape the future such as gaming, 3D scanning, and virtual world building.

Team Up With Fellow Creators

Join forces with fellow creators, and collaborate on exciting projects, business ideas, and content. This is the chance to build, invent, and inspire together!

Tools and Equipment

Editing & Design Software

  • TinkerCAD 
  • Creality Slicer
  • Blender

Graphic Design & Digital Art

  • Cricut Design Space
  • Photopea
  • Processing
  • Open Processing
  • Inkscape
  • Adobe Creative Suite

Music Production

  • beepbox
  • Earsketch

Photography & Film

  • CapCut
  • Photo & Video Cameras

Art Supplies

  • Markers
  • Paint Brushes & Pain
  • Various Stationary Paper
  • Glue, Scissors

High Performance Laptops

  • Built to tackle demanding tasks like graphic design, coding, gaming, and game development.

Summer Camps Powered By UBC Geering Up

AI Explorers

AI Explorers Camp For: Grades 8 to 9 

Date/Time: August 21 to 25: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm 

Location: Ethos Lab

Registration: FREE

Program Partner: Sponsored by UBC Geering Up

Topic: Artificial Intelligence 


Join our AI Explorers Camp and delve into the fascinating realm of AI, where we’ll demystify this cutting-edge technology and show you how it’s shaping our future. Whether you’re a complete beginner or already have some AI knowledge, this camp is designed for curious minds like yours. Together, we’ll explore real-world applications of AI, uncover its impact on different industries and fields, and learn how you can harness its power in your own projects. Join this program if you are interested in the fields of computer science or computer engineering.

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BioMed Masterminds

BioMed Masterminds Camp For: Grades 5 to 7

Date/Time: August 28 to 31: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm 

Location: Ethos Lab

Registration: FREE

Program Partner: Sponsored by UBC Geering Up

Topic: Biomedical Engineering 

Calling all aspiring medical superheroes, engineering enthusiasts, and biology buffs in grades 5 to 7! Get ready to dive into the fascinating world where medicine, biology, and engineering collide in our action-packed summer camp. We need your brainpower to tackle the future’s most pressing healthcare challenges! Through hands-on experiments, interesting engineering challenges, and the chance to design and construct your own prototypes, you’ll discover the incredible synergy between engineers and doctors. Get your lab coat, strap on those safety goggles, and get ready to tap into your inner engineer! Join this camp if you’re interested in medicine, biology, and engineering.

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Can I drop in without registering?

We do accept occasional drop-in registration, however, we cannot guarantee that there will be a spot available when you arrive so we encourage you to register beforehand. Onsite payment is accepted in the following forms: Cash, E-transfer (, credit card and debit through Square.

Am I expected to stay for the entire session?

Yes, we do expect that you arrive on time at 1:30PM and leave at the end of the session. We understand that may not always be possible, if you are not able to make it on time or have to leave early, let us know!

What is the social and do I have to attend?

The social time is an opportunity for youth to have some fun and create community at 5-7PM. There will be board games, video games, chilling, chatting and of course, good vibes. We welcome everyone to attend the social, but you are free to leave at 5PM if you prefer.

Do I have to buy an Open Studio ticket to attend the social?

No, the social is free for all to attend. Invite your friends!

Should I pack a lunch?

Yes, we encourage you to pack a lunch. We will not be providing lunch/food for youth. We will only have a limited amount of snacks available.

What is S.T.E.A.M?

S.T.E.A.M is an acronym standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math

Refund/Cancellation Policy

We do not issue refunds and registration is forfeited if you are unable to show. If you are unable to make it due to illness or other extenuating circumstances, please email us and we can offer a credit for future sessions.

Where is Ethọ́s Lab Headquartered?

Ethọ́s Lab is based in Vancouver, British Columbia

What level of proficiency does Ethọ́s Lab cater to?

Ethọ́s Lab provides foundational knowledge and experiences in STEAM. No experience is required to take part of our programming unless explicitly defined. 

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