Themes and Activities

For 2020, 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: Summer Olympics

July 6 – 10 & Aug 4 – 7

Since 1896, Canadian athletes have won 302 medals at the Summer Olympics. Wow! Everyone knows that Olympic athletes are incredible athletes, but what about the STEM behind the Olympics? During the Summer Olympics week our team has created an amazing lineup of activities such as making the Olympic rings, building archery equipment, coding obstacle courses, creating electric sports drinks, coding a robotic race track, designing your own sport and making an exceptionally strong medal. A few sports activities will be thrown in to keep you active and energized as well. Who knows, maybe the next Olympic athlete will be a STEM Camp graduate!

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

Weeks Two and Six: Harry Potter

July 13 – 17 & Aug 10 – 14

Good morning Mr. Potter! Did you bring your best wizardry skills to camp today? You may be called upon at any time to help defend Hogwarts against the dark arts. No? Forgot your wand at home? No problem. This week at STEM Camp you will learn how to make magical masking fog, prepare a magic potion, create muggle water, use invisible ink and use herbology to defend Hogwarts! You will also play a game of quidditch by shooting the golden snitch and design and build your very own Hogwarts! Will you be the next amazing wizard in your house?

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

 

Weeks Three and Seven: Fortnite

July 20 – 24 & Aug 17 – 21

Where else can you have an opportunity to save the world by using your creative and imaginative brains! Be the hero of planet Earth and protect us all by fighting off zombie-like creatures and defending objects with fortifications you can build. Be creative by designing worlds and battle arenas that will make you the champion of the universe! But…you will need help. During Fortnite week, campers will launch air rockets, design Fortnite vehicles and gliders, do basic IF-THEN coding, design their own Fortnite skin and build a Fortnite pirate cannon to help them in their quest. Fortnite week is a chance to hone your STEM skills in the ultimate challenge to defend your home planet!*

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

Weeks Four and Eight: Avengers

July 27 – 31 & Aug 24 – 28

Boom! Crash! What is that in the sky? Is it a thunderstorm? Is it a tornado? No! It’s Thor, God of Thunder, and he is here with the other Avengers to save the day! As “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”, the Avengers, have lots of super powers. During Avengers week, campers will learn and re-create (STEM Camp style) super powers such as incredible strength, the ability to fly and Iron Man’s rocket capability. Campers will also have a chance to build Captain America’s shield, create Spiderman’s web, make lightning and build a Tony Stark vortex cannon. 

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

*Please note that the Fortnite theme inspires our hands-on STEM experiments. There is NO SCREEN time at STEM Camp, except for short videos to introduce concepts in selected activities.