Themes and Activities

For 2019, our campers will have the chance to select from a small number of activities based on the theme of the week. Morning programming will have campers participate in large group themed activities with the afternoon reserved for small group activities of their choice.

Weeks One and Five: Transformers

July 2-5 & July 29-Aug 2

On no! Bumblebee lost his hand in a battle with the Decepticons and we need campers to help develop a new one for him! Can you help? If you come this week you can. While you are there you can help Optimus Prime escape the Decepticons by building a STEM-powered boat and/or a Propeller-Powered Autobot Vehicle while avoiding corrosive slime that you created. Since you are now a valued member of the Autobot Team you will also develop your own personalized Transformer Insignia!  Coding, using Ozobots, will also be featured this week as part of our robotics unit. Your child will be amazed by the world of STEM!

If you are interested in the STEM behind these activities, download our Parent’s Guide to STEM Camp Activities.

Weeks Two and Six: Super Heroes

July 8-12 & Aug 6-9

Have you ever wondered if you have Super hero DNA? Come this week and find out! While at STEM Camp you can Catch a Super Villain, build your own Bat Cave, learn about Superhero strength and create your own BatMobile. Superheroes we will focus on this week include Wonder Woman, The Flash and Batman. Come dressed as your favourite Superhero and make tools and gadgets that a Superhero might use. Your super power is your curiosity!

Personally, we think Moms and Dads are the unsung Superheroes of today by helping their kids with homework, driving them to early morning practices, making sure they have lunches and making sacrifices so their kids can have things in life (like a week at STEM Camp!).

If you are interested in the STEM behind these activities, download our Parent’s Guide to STEM Camp Activities.

 

Weeks Three and Seven: Star Wars

July 15-19 & Aug 12-16

Robotics will be featured this week in such activities as “Programming an Edison (small robot) to help the Jedi” while campers will also enjoy STEM activities such as designing their own Millennium Falcon from simple materials, protecting space with the Naboo N-1 Starfighter, Levitating Objects using The Force and working with Molten Lava Slime.  There are also some activities focussing on engineering by building rocket launchers, robotic arms and pod racing. Boys and girls will have tons of FUN this week but enrol early for this one as it traditionally sells out!

If you are interested in the STEM behind these activities, download our Parent’s Guide to STEM Camp Activities.

Weeks Four and Eight: Minecraft

July 22-26 & Aug 19-23

Watch out for the Hostile Spider! But you don’t need to worry because if you come this week you will learn how to build a STEM-based web to catch it! But, if you prefer not to be one of the ‘good guys’ you can design your own Creeper pin and wreak havoc inside your own Minecraft world of imagination. Other activities this week include a Grass Block Challenge, Minecraft Swamps, TNT, Mine Carts, Cannons and much more. Something new and cool to discover every day!

If you are interested in the STEM behind these activities, download our Parent’s Guide to STEM Camp Activities.