Guelph Summer Day Camps 2018
7654 Conservation Rd., Guelph, ON
July 3rd to August 24th, 2018
Summer Camp themes available in Guelph this summer are listed below. When ready, click the register button to go to our registration system to book your camps.
LEGO JR. ROBOTicS CAMP
Calling all young lego robot designers! This is the best way to get started. Together, we’ll learn how to build cool robots and other machines. We’ll show you how to use gears, belts, motors, and computers to bring your robot to life by learning some programing. Student will engage in a mix of building activities including the lego robotic system WeDo 1.0 and 2.0, Lego Creator sets, crafts, board games and video games.
Parents: Designed specifically as an intro for younger kids, this camp covers all the basics of mechanics. They’ll be budding engineers by week’s end!
This camp is for ages 6 to 8. Note: Sorry students who are not yet 6 may not attend regardless of lego proficiency. Proof of age will be checked.
Remote Control Construction Engineer
Do you love remote controlled vehicles? How about building towers, bridges and Monorails? Join us as you build massive construction sites with your friends! Manage material delivery and storage with remote control robots vehicles. Test construction techniques to determine maximum load capabilities. You are an active part of the fun system.
This camp is for ages 6 to 9.
Digital Photography camp
Photography is both a creative and technical art. Let us demystify some of the technical elements and help you take full control of the images you create. We will be exploring the manual settings of your cameras and what is possible in digital post production. Learn studio lighting and natural light photography.
Students will have access to our Digital SLR cameras during the camp classes. Photography camp prices include a $100 fully refundable deposit. Equipment deposit is refunded at the completion of camp upon the return of the camera, free of damage.
Students may bring their own camera, however, they take full responsibility for their belongings. Brick Works Academy and staff cannot take responsibility for any damage, loss or theft of campers' belongings.
This camp is for ages 8 to 13.
LEGO Sr. ROBOTicS (EV3 MINDSTORM)
Got crazy-awesome lego skills? Or just getting started with lego robots? Either way, this camp is for you. We’ll break into groups to design and build our robots – and then focus on programming them to use a bunch of cool sensors… color sensors, ultra-sonic sensors, gyro sensors, and touch sensors – we love sensors! And your robot will use them all to navigate the super-challenging walled maze. Then, at the end of the week, you’ll use your new mad programming skills and design your own robot to compete in the epic sumo battle! Will your robot have what it takes to beat the competition?
Parents: A great break from typical sports camps, challenge your kids’ to play with their imagination and see what they can create – while secretly learning programming skills!
This camp is for ages 9 to 13. Note: Sorry students who are not yet 9 may not attend regardless of lego proficiency.
Video Game Designer
Do you live, breathe, and sleep gaming? Do you have the creativity and technical prowess to not just play the game but to design the game? Every pixel, every sound wave, every interaction at your control. Can you handle this much power? Join us for an introduction to game design where everyone will have the opportunity to learn the basics of game design, including image manipulation and basic interaction design as we work on video games in the classic platform gaming style.
Parents: This camp will introduce programming and digital multimedia skills that your child can continue to develop at home and apply in school, as a hobby, and in future careers.
This camp is for ages 9 to 13.
MINECRAFT COMPUTER CAMP
Love Minecraft? Then join us for a week in this great virtual sandbox where you can build anything! We’ll cover the basics and then move on to redstone Minecraft machine building and how to design new texture images so you can digitally paint the entire look of your worlds. We will also get to experiment with some Mods that add features and change the game.
Parents: While your child thinks they’re playing, we’re secretly using the game to teach technology, design, problem solving, and presentation skills (insert evil laugh here). If screen time is a concern of yours you will prefer the robotics or animation classes.
This camp is for ages 8 to 13. Note: Sorry students who are not yet 8 may not attend regardless of minecraft proficiency. Proof of age will be checked.
Arduino Programming option Part 1 or Part 2
Students interested in learning to program electronics can add this option to their week of camp. Spend up to an hour each day on this introduction or intermediate to Arduino module and get to take home your very own micro controller to continue to tinker on projects at home.
Available to students age 9 to 13 enrolled in any full week Brick Works Academy Camp at this location.
Combines hardware and software platforms for a hands-on learning environment. Children will work on different projects each week while learning to design and create their own programs! Students take the Arduino home with them at the end of the week.
“Learning is experience. Everything else is just information.”
― Albert Einstein