Hamilton Summer Day Camps 2018
Hillfield Strathallan College
299 Fennell Ave W., Hamilton, ON
July 3rd to August 24th, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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 8 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.
Super Mario and Friends Fan Camp
Calling all Nintendo Fans! Super Mario and his friends want you to come join them for a week of fun and adventure! We’ll spend the week building famous Nintendo items like Links Master Sword, Mario’s Question Block, and many more! Learn how Mario levels are designed, and practice plotting out your own. Then take your ideas and transform them into actual levels with Super Mario Maker!
Parents: This camp will evolve screen/play time of several Nintendo video games. Used to spark collaboration and creativity within your child. Your children get a peak at what is involved in designing games.
This camp is for ages 6 to 10.
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.
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.
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