About the EYES Program

Overview

EYES has been in operation since 1995. Today, EYES offers a variety of programs including: in-school workshops, day camps, all-girls day camps, satellite camps in Assiniboia, Balcarres, Weyburn, Moose Jaw, Foam Lake, Esterhazy, Estevan, Swift Current, and Shaunavon, and a winter club program.  We reach under-served populations in Regina and in 2016, we ran thirteen weeks of free programming in disadvantaged communities.  We are partnered with the Open Door society to offer camp programming for newcomers to Canada.  EYES engaged over 15,000 southern Saskatchewan youth in 2016, and we are hoping to continue this trend in 2017. The success the program has enjoyed would not be possible without the tremendous support it receives from the University of Regina, Actua, local and national funders, as well as numerous individual supporters.

Outreach Efforts

The EYES Program aggressively pursues the inclusion children for whom various barriers may exist, preventing them from participating in our programs. Satellite camps provide opportunities for youth who are unable to travel to Regina for camps or who may feel uncomfortable in a university environment.

Our financial assistance program provides opportunities to children for whom the camp fee presents a barrier.

We also provide free camps and workshops to selected community schools in Regina which are situated in neighbourhoods with a low household income and high Aboriginal population

We are proud to have a week of camp for newcomers to Canada thanks to our partnership with the Open Door Society.

EYES recognizes the need for more women in non-traditional roles. Our All-Girls Day Camp program is dedicated to helping girls see that science is for everyone and to give them confidence in their scientific abilities.

EYES Facts

  • In 2015, the camp provided 21 full-time summer jobs for university students in a variety of disciplines.
  • In 2015, EYES provided over $15,000 in bursaries to needy campers.
  • EYES programming reached over 18,000 southern Saskatchewan youth in 2015.
  • Over 1,300 kids enjoyed the 2015 EYES Summer Camp.
  • EYES is a non-profit organization.
  • EYES is a member of Actua and proud of it.

Employment Opportunities

Applications for our Summer Instructor positions are being accepted now! Please send your cover letter and resume to eyes@uregina.ca subject line: OPERATION JELLYFISH! In the body of the email, please include your best science joke.

Applications will close in March 7th at 5:00pm (CT)

For more information, please refer to Instructor Job Profile.

Don’t hesitate to stop by ED171 or email eyes@uregina.ca if you have any questions! We look forward to hearing from you!!

Volunteering Opportunities

We are seeking Junior Counsellors for 2017!  This position is for high-school students interested in gaining work experience. Please submit a resume and cover letter to eyes@uregina.ca by May 19, 2017.  Interviews will be the first week of June! We look forward to working with you this summer.

Registration

Winter Club registration is open! For more information, or to register, visit our club page!!