Brick Works Academy™ March Break 2019 Programme
This year we will be offering LEGO Robotics, Minecraft and LEGO City Building March Break Camps in the City of Waterloo.
March 11th to 15th, 2019
LEGO Stop Motion Animation
Unleash your inner Spielberg! Join us in the studio as we build lego characters and background sets. Outline your plot, draw your storyboards, and bring your very own movie to life – one frame at a time. You’ll learn how to create an audio track with sound effects, music, and voice-overs. Then you’ll digitally edit your film and screen it at the end of the week. It takes patience. It takes imagination. It takes buckets of lego!
Parents: This camp is a great way to introduce your kids to digital creative tools, exercise their imaginations, and bring story telling to life. Computer Animation tools will also be available.
This camp is for ages 9 to 13. Note: Sorry students who are not yet 9 may not attend regardless of lego proficiency.
Jr LEGO Robotics CAMP 6 TO 8
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. Sorry LEGO does not go home with students.
Sr LEGO Robotics CAMPS 9 TO 14
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 14. Note: Sorry students who are not yet 9 may not attend regardless of lego proficiency.
Sorry LEGO does not go home with students
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. Want to share your world with your friends? You’ll learn how to author your own Minecraft tutorials for YouTube. 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 14 Note: Sorry students who are not yet 8 may not attend regardless of minecraft proficiency. Proof of age will be checked.
Waterloo camps will be held at
50 Erb St. W., Waterloo
$290 plus HST for the week
Camps run from 9am to 4:00pm. March 11th to 15th
Drop off between 8:30-9:00am (Movie Time)
Pickup between 4:00-5pm. (Movie Time)
Extended hours option 8am to 5:30pm at additional cost.
“Learning is experience. Everything else is just information.”
― Albert Einstein