Hamilton Summer Day Camps 2019
Hillfield Strathallan College
299 Fennell Ave W., Hamilton, ON
July 2nd to August 23rd, 2019
TIMES: Camps run from 9am to 4pm
Drop off between 8:30-9:00am (Movie Time)
Pickup between 4:00-5:00pm (Movie Time)
Extended hours option 8am at an additional cost (no PM extended care at this site)
Summer Camp themes available in Hamilton 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.
HARRY POTTER FAN CAMP
Are you eagerly awaiting your letter from your local school of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Obsessed with everything in the magical world of J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter series? Join us for a week of celebrating all things Harry Potter. All your favourite classes, Care of Magical Creatures, Potions, Transfiguration, Divination, and Defence Against the Dark Arts. Your week will include interactions with owls and magical creatures. Studies will include magical arts and crafts, learning stage magic tricks and discussing the history of magic. Students will take home their own magic kit and potion making supplies.
This camp is for ages 7 to 13.
POKÉMON DESIGNER CAMP
Pokémon camp will be a creative camp where students learn to draw Pokémon characters and will develop their own Pokémon cards with their own character art and stories. Our students will also develop digital painting skills with our computers and art tablets.
Our students will play a number of Pokémon inspired actives while developing their creative skills. Activities will be focus on accessible games and tools for younger fans of Pokemon
This camp is for ages 6 to 9.
Computer Animation / Youtube Star
Dream of working at Pixar? Join us in our digital studio where we will work on our own computer animated blockbuster films! Develop a story, write the script, and engage your audience. Storyboards and character design are the building blocks of your masterpiece. Direct your virtual actors, record your sound track, and add effects. Now you’re ready for your red-carpet moment to accept your Oscar.
Parents: This camp is a great way to introduce your kids to digital creative tools, exercise their imaginations, and bring story-telling to life. Basic computer knowledge is required before attending this camp.
This camp is for ages 9 to 13.
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.
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.
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.
Do you eat, sleep and breathe Fortnite? If so we have the day camp for you. Join us as you make new friends that are equally obsessed with the Fortnite world. Use the creative mode to build a custom island of your own and battle your friends in this cartoon fantasy 3d world. Get some physical activity through Fortnite Dance competitions and nerf battles in the real world.
Parents be advised this camp involves lots of screen time and cartoon violence. If this is a concern of yours you may want to sign up for one of our other camp themes. Students will be using our network of Playstation consoles.
Available to students age 9 to 13.
Our host at Hillfield Strathallan College also offer an extensive list of summer programs that can support your summer plans. HSC Summer Camps' Recreational, Academic/Enrichment and Athletic Programs are designed to provide a full day, full week program for girls and boys ages 3-15. Visit www.hsc.on.ca for more details and a complete list of offerings.
Special Needs Students
Parents of special needs children please investigate our support options, we do not have the staff to provide 1:1 support. click here
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