SCHEDULE

Ages 4 - 6 Half Day Technology Summer Camps

 

Program- Maker, Coding & Circuits

Fashion Wearable technology

Are you fashion Savvy? Is your fashion sense unique and different from others? If yes, then this the camp that will give you new skills to take your fashion sense to next level. Enter the world of e-textiles. Explore integrating fashion with technology.

Solution Topic

Ideate and prototype fashion and tech savvy garment and accessories. DESIGN and CODE brilliant LED sequence. Embed and CODE a SENSOR to make your creation SMART!

Design, Experiment, Build

  • Learn the engineering process

  • Select your project: From Fashion accessories to assitive technology embeded in e-textiles

  • Bring together Function, form and esthethics

  • Learn the basics of electrical engineering

  • Learn the art of designing with e-textiles.

  • Learn the basics of programming

  • Learn basic circuitry with Arduino Lily Pad

What you will learn

What you will Make

What you will Take

Where will you go

Engineering process

 

Design Thinking process

 

Prototype design

 

Circuits Basic

 

Programming basic

 

Arduino platform

 

Presentation skills

 

Product Pitch

Students will make a variety of wearable projects during the week

 

For the final project, students can choose between the following projects:

 

Bracelet

skirt

Purse

Hat/scarf

 

 

All creations will have sesor components and programmable LEDs. 

 

Using the design thinking process students will complete their  fashion savvy product prototype

Entire project

 

Arduino Lilypad board

 

Arduino Lilypad sensor

 

Arduino Lily LED's

 

Other electrical 

components

 

Other maker components

This camp will visit a tech company or the company leadership will visit us for Expo

 

Program - youngPRENEUR Leadership

Idea Incubator @ignite Lab

Join Ignite Lab for a 5 day of entrepreneur camp. Whether you have an idea or you are simply curious, this camp will teach kids the art of developing ideas into real products with cutting edge technology and design thinking principles.

Solution Topic

  • Select from three real life problems for which no solution exists

  • Campers will work in teams to select their topic and form a working prototype

Design, Experiment, Build

  • Using Design Thinking principles, campers will learn to connect with their audience, ideate, prototype and test a working model

  • campers will get introduced to a suite of emerging technologies from which they will choose to solve their  real wold problem

  • Campers will learn the art of pitching their product idea

  • Campers will visit Deloitte Greenhouse lab in waterloo to participate in a friendly competition.

What you will learn

Engineering process

 

Design Thinking process

 

Prototype design

 

Circuits Basic

 

Programming basic

 

Arduino platform

 

Micro:bit

 

3-D Printing

 

Presentation skills

 

Product Pitch

What you will Make

Campers will work with 3D modelling to make their prototypes

 

Campers will convert models via  3D printing

 

With use of required technology, campers will build and program a working prototype of the model

 

Campers will prepare a product pitch

What you will Take

3-D printied models

 

An Arduino board or

Microbit

 

Project ideas and prepared pitch

 

Competition award. All teams  get awarded a recognition.Campers will compete for the following categories:

 

 Innovation

Design

Collaboration

Problem Solver

Where will you go

This camp will visit a tech company or the company leadership will visit us for Expo

 

Program - Coding Roblox Adventure

Mystical Ancient Egypt

Get Creative with coding this summer in our adventurous ROBLOX coding camp. Students will learn the basics of programming and get familiar with Roblox environment. Students will make plenty of projects to be comfortable making their own levels in ROBLOX by end of the camp week

Solution Topic

  • Students will create and build the famous pyramids of Giza and form a game of magic, mythical creatures and treasure hunt!

Design, Experiment, Build

  • Learn the engineering process

  • Research, ideate and brainstorm ancient Egypt and the mystical stories of pharaohs and pyramids to create  a world of their own

  • Create amazing animations, stories and simple games with CODE

  • Build and present

What you will learn

What you will Make

What you will Take

Where will you go

Engineering process

 

Programming basics

 

Sequences and patterns

 

Game rules engine algorithm planning

 

Animations

 

Stories

 

Games

 

Presentation skills

Campers will work in teams and learn the basics of Design thinking and Coding

 

Campers will create:

 

Animations

Stories

Simple Games

Online portfolio of projects

TECH COMPANY/FIELD TRIP

 

This camp will visit a tech company or the company leadership will visit us for Expo

 

This camp may also have a topic related field trip 

 

 

Program Maker Coding & Circuits

SMART  HOUSE

We live in an automated world. Have you ever wondered how everything around us today is SMART? In this camp you will take a deep dive in to the world of SMARTS's and prototype our very own SMART Space.

Solution Topic

  • Build a SMART automated home of 21st century. What technological features can improve your life

Design, Experiment, Build

  • Learn the engineering process

  • ideate and brainstorm your perfect space

  • Learn the basics of mechanical and electrical engineering

  • Learn the basics of programming in TinkerCAD and Blockly 

  • Learn basic circuitry with Arduino

  • Biuild and present 

What you will learn

What you will Make

Engineering process

 

Circuits Basic

 

Programming basic

 

Arduino platform

 

Presentation skills

Students can choose between the following projects:

 

SMART DOLL HOUSE

SMART BEDROOM

 

 

Students will engineer a prototype of a smart space

 

Students will build a complete automated model of their space

What you will Take

Entire project

 

Arduino uno board

 

sensors (LDR, clap switch, PIR)

 

Leds

 

Other electrical 

components

 

Other maker components

Where will you go

TECH COMPANY/FIELD TRIP

 

This camp will visit a tech company or the company leadership will visit us for Expo

 

This camp may also have a topic related field trip

 

Program Minecraft Coding 

Build a world | Mod a world with Java Coding

Don't just play your world, RULE your world. Learn how to transform your creativity into a real MINECRAFT world with your own rules.  Transform with the power of coding.!

Solution Topic

  • Ages 7 - 9: Game Building: Think like a game designer and bring your ideas to life!

  • Ages 10 - 12: Modify and have it just your way. Dig deeper in Minecraft world and with the power of Java coding design your gaming world on your terms!

Design, Experiment, Build

  • Basics of programming in Java

  • Think like a game designer: ideate, brainstorm, design and build

  • Be part of a game development team

  • Develop your own game and test your friends game

  • Build and present 

What you will learn

Programming basics with Java (ages 10 - 12)

 

Sequences and patterns

 

Game rules engine algorithm planning and build

 

Presentation skills

What you will Make

Campers will work in teams and learn the basics of Design thinking and Coding

 

Campers will create:

 

Mystical worlds

Games

What you will Take

On-line project portfolio

Where will you go

TECH COMPANY/FIELD TRIP

 

This camp will visit a tech company or the company leadership will visit us for Expo

 

This camp may also have a topic related field trip

 

Program- Coding Drones

Mission Flight Control

Welcome to the world of Drone Technology! Whether your child is a novice or experienced with Drones, this camp will take them to the next level. From the engineering and coding basics to real world application of Drones, this camp will open mindset for young learners to whole new world of possibilities with Drone technology!

Solution Topic

  • Engineering with Sensors and Drones: the art of the possible

  • Be out in the open field. Research, engineer, and code real life applications of the unchartered territories of Drones technology

Design, Experiment, Build

  • Learn the engineering process

  • Research, ideate and identify the growing trends in Drone technology

  • Design and Map your Drone to a real life challenge

  • Build and conquer pre-defined maneuvers and surprise challenges

  • Present

What you will learn

Engineering process

 

Flight control

 

Combining flight with sensors

 

Flight Maneuver and rescue missions

 

Programming basics

 

Presentation skills

What you will Make

Students will make a variety of builds of Drones

 

Based on the real-life problem the camper chooses to solve, the camp coach will work with the camper to identify and attach  components to the Drone

 

Program the Drone to solve a number of missions that  may require flight control, rescue operation and maneuvering skills

What you will Take

Design sketches

 

Research Journal

 

Portfolio of programming projects

Where will you go

TECH COMPANY/FIELD TRIP

 

This camp will visit a tech company or the company leadership will visit us for Expo

 

This camp may also have a topic related field trip

 

Program Virtual Reality

The 3D REALM

Enjoyed your last trip to the VR game world! Now lets build one. In this camp students will learn the technology behind the 3D builds. They will design and build mulitple worlds and characters and experience them using the Web A-frame and Google Cardboard

Solution Topic

  • Introduction to game design using Web-based A-Frame platform

  • Developing for Virtual Reality. What do you need to consider?

Design, Experiment, Build

  • Ideate, reasearch and design your virtual realm

  • Design and journal your virtual space

  • identify game construct

  • Build and have a blast!

  • Build and present 

What you will learn

Game design for VR environments

 

Techniques for 3D development

 

Learn the basics of programming

 

Learn web-based A Frame platform and introduction to HTML

 

Presentation skills

What you will Make

Campers will design and build multiple mini 3D builds and explore their creations using Google Cardboard

 

Campers will complete a full research to build Gaming project in 3D

What you will Take

Design sketches

 

Research Journal

 

Portfolio of programming projects

Where will you go

TECH COMPANY/FIELD TRIP

 

This camp will visit a tech company or the company leadership will visit us for Expo

 

This camp may also have a topic related field trip

 

Program YouTube and Twitch

Lights, Camera, Action!

Give your children creative tools of expression, confidence in story telling, and means to stay connected to 21st century streaming technology. Learn the art of streaming your content, master the art of production, and publish with confidence.

 

(No Content will be uploaded to the Web.)

Solution Topic

  • Share your passion with the world!

  • What do you need to consider?

Design, Experiment, Build

  • What is responsible content

  • brainstorm content ideas

  • Design production seup

  • Equipment and production use

  • Journal and rehearse content

  • Camera, Action, Lights!

What you will learn

Good Vs. Bad Content

 

Camera Etiquette

 

Equipment use and training

 

Camera shots and Production 

 

Voice training

 

Setting up and starting a youTube or Twitch Channel

What you will Make

Campers will make multiple short videos per content selection throughout the camp duration

 

A final video production per our checklist

What you will Take

Where will you go

Research Journal

 

Portfolio of projects (USB)

FIELD TRIP

 

This camp will go on a topic related field trip

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