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UBC Quantum Computing Summer Camp

UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach, Diversifying Talent in Quantum Computing (DTQC)
Enrollment is Closed


This is an introductory camp aimed at young students interested in computer science, physics and chemistry, engineering and technology. Join us to learn more about the fundamentals and applications of quantum computing! Throughout the camp, we explore the concepts of quantum information, entanglement, algorithms, and superposition, primarily using cutsom-built tools and MIT's Scratch coding interface.

Who should take this course?

  • You are in Grades 6 - 12, or about to enter university
  • You have an interest in technology, coding, chemistry, or physics and wish to learn more about quantum computing
  • You would like to learn about how technology can have an impact on society, and how quantum computing can be used to help people
  • You would like to run code and play games on a real quantum computer!

    There are no pre-requisites or requirements to take this camp. We will be breaking down the fundamentals from the beginning. This camp/course is aimed at those in the grades 5-12 range, with additional modules for older groups.


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    UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach

    This course is created and run by members of the UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach program. UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach is a non-profit organization with the mandate of engaging youth across BC in exciting STEM programs. Our professional development programs focus on integrating STEM activities into the classroom. Our programs leave participants with ideas, inspiration, and resources to further include STEM in your classroom.


    Why do the start/end dates for the course not match the camp?

    We've altered the UBCx course's start and end date so that you have early access to the pre-camp module and continued access to the content upto a week after your camp is over. Your camp begins in early July, and the modules will become visible on the morning of the camp.

    What web browser should I use?

    The UBCx platform works well with most browsers (Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer/Edge, and Chrome). If you're having any issues with plug-ins or tools on your browser, try switching to Chrome. See our list of supported browsers for the most up-to-date information.

    Do I need to have any background knowledge on quantum computing before the camp?

    Not at all! We have designed the camp at an introductory level, assuming no previous knowledge of computers or quantum computing. Even so, this camp is still appropriate for those who do have some background knowledge on quantum computing.

    Who can I contact if I have questions?

    For any and all questions relating to the Quantum Computing Outreach Program, online camp, or technical difficulties, please contact