Waterloo Summer Day Camps 2018

50 Erb St. W. Waterloo, ON

July 3rd to August 31st, 2018

(no camp July 16 - 20)



Summer Camp themes available in Waterloo this summer are listed below. When ready click the register button to go to our registration system to book your camps.



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.


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.  

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.  


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.

LEGO Animation / YouTube Star CAMP


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.



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.

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

“Learning is experience. Everything else is just information.” 

― Albert Einstein