Donate to Send A Child to Science Camp


Summer camp is a great place for kids to learn about the natural world and their place in it. Yet, the cost to Nuu-chah-nulth families living in isolated, west coast communities is usually too great when unemployment rates are high and travel costs are even higher.

What can you do?

Donating just $85 will send one child to camp.

Your contribution will help us bring science camps to Nuu-chah-nulth communities  and allow a child to spend one week learning about biology, chemistry, physics, engineering (including traditional ocean knowledge) in an engaging way. Uu-a-thluk uses hundred percent of your tax-deductible donation to cover the costs of a child’s attendance. If you can’t afford a full sponsorship, any donation helps.


Why send youth to a science camp? 

This past summer 141 children from Ahousaht, Ditidaht, Hupacasath, Mowachaht/Muchalaht, Tseshaht, Uchucklesaht and Yuu?u?i??at? First Nations participated in Uu-a-thluk science camps. Since 2005, Science Venture and the University of Victoria have partnered with Uu-a-thluk to bring a combination of science and Nuu-chah-nulth cultural knowledge to kids in Nuu-chah-nulth communities. Currently, Nuu-chah-nulth people are under-represented in careers like fisheries, aquatic biology and management. Science camps  help foster enthusiasm while allowing hands-on learning experiences. You can help foster a love of science by helping more children take part.

What is Science Venture Camp?

Science Venture is a non-profit organization that offers hands-on, minds-on science for kids in grades 1 through 12. Science Venture’s programs are operated through the University of Victoria.

What Else Happens at Science Camp? 

Uu-a-thluk works with Nuu-chah-nulth communities to incorporate traditional teachings into our science camps. This includes visits and teachings from elders, who hold a wealth of knowledge about managing our resources.  We also ensure the science camps delivered in Nuu-chah-nulth communities have a focus on fisheries and the marine environment.


Read about last year’s science camps here.

How Can I Sponsor a Child to Attend?

 Option A: Sponsor

My $85 will pay for one child to go to science camp.


Option B: Donate Any Amount

I would like to contribute towards sending a child to science camp.



Prefer to Pay by Cheque?

Make cheques payable to:

WCVI/Nuu-chah-nulth-aht Management Society

Mail cheques to:

Nuu-chah-nulth Science Camp Fund
c/o West Coast Aquatic Stewardship Centre
7-5440 Argyle Street
Port Alberni, BC
V9Y 1T7
Attn: Marilyn Causton

Read more about last year’s science camps.


Special thanks to our 2015 donors

Actua/ Science Venture
Native Fishing Association
Lise Kirchner
Creative Salmon
Sophie Amin
Matthew Kirchner
Leslie Hurtig
Pacific Halibut Management
Pacific Sea Cucumber
Underwater Harvesters
Port Alberni Port Authority
Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood Development Company
Ratcliffe & Co
Cermaq Canada
Pacific Boat Brokers
Eileen Lovestrom/Village of Zeballos
Mandell Pinder
Katie Beach
Grieg Seafood
Brian Martin
Evelyn Pinkerton
Michael Wright
Maegen Giltrow
L.D. Ayres


Klecko! Klecko! (Thank you!)